Week of March 8, 2021

Dear Families,

We are looking forward to a full week this week! It is hard to believe we are already only a week a way from March Break. Tomorrow is Spring Picture Day. Please note that our reading challenge Heart Charts need to be returned by Wednesday, March 10 so that prizes can be announced by the end of the week. Students are encouraged to continue to work on Mathletics at home as our school challenge will continue till the end of March. This week we will be learning about comparing weights, kilograms and grams, the province of New Brunswick, pronouns, putting words in alphabetical order, and much more. On Thursday, March 11, students are asked to bring in one item from home that has its weight marked in grams. As we will be comparing weight, please bring in something that is full (not an empty/recycled container like in our study of capacity). Some examples of objects you may have around the house are: cake box, snack sized bag of cookies, chocolate chips pack, spice container, box of crackers, bag of noodles, Kraft Dinner, etc. Objects will be returned home at the end of the day. Thank you for your participation. It really helps students to see the real-life applications of what we are learning and hopefully they will begin to be more aware of grams and kilograms all around them.

Homework: Students will be sent home with one sight words page. We are now studying three sight words a week. Students are encouraged to continue working on our class reading and Mathletics challenges. Students will also be preparing for our weekly spelling test on Friday.

Tests: This week students will have a Math and Phonics test on Monday as we make up for the days missed last week. We will have a Pronoun Quiz on Thursday and spelling test on Friday.

Winter Carnival Theme Days

Please take note of some special dress up days ahead. Please note that participation is completely optional and is intended only for fun, not to create more work or expenses. Feel free to look up simple, create-at-home ideas on Pinterest if you would like your child to participate.

Grace Christian School Winter Carnival is March 8th to 12th. Show your school spirit and join in the fun by participating in our theme days! Remember that modest, clean, neat and appropriate is always the rule. Winter Carnival is organized by our GCS Student Council.

        MondaySpring Picture Day (No dress-up day)

       Tuesday: Decade Day – Time travel through fashion today! Dress as a student from the groovy sixties, the disco seventies or the preppie                 eighties, or be creative and choose another era. You can check out Pinterest for some creative ideas.

        Wednesday: Tacky Tourist Day – We can’t travel or go away for March Break this year but today you can dress up as though you are on                your way to our favourite travel destination! Wear your Hawaiian shirts and white socks with sandals or your favourite souvenir shirt – use                  your imagination!

        Thursday: Science Fair Day (Gr. 5 – 9) (No dress-up day)

        Friday: PJ Day – To end-off Winter Carnival week, wear your pajamas to school, but don’t forget to wake up!

Mathletics March Madness – Week 1 Update

The Mathletics March Madness competition is off to a great start! Students are reminded that there will be a prize for the student in each grade who earns the most points as well as a pizza party for the class who earns the most average points. Do you want to know who is in the lead? Check out the average points (as of Friday afternoon) below!

  • Grade 1 – 1,833
  • Grade 2 – 2,697
  • Grade 3 – 3,640
  • Grade 4 – 2,613
  • Grade 5 – 3,205
  • Grade 6 – 1,686

Congratulations to Mrs. Smylie’s grade 3 students who are currently in the lead! However, this is just the beginning and anything can happen! We would love to see students growing and improving in their math skills throughout this competition. Go Mathletes!

Important Dates

  • Monday, March 8 – Spring Pictures
  • Monday, March 8 – Friday, March 12 – Winter Carnival
  • Monday, March 15 – Friday, March 19 – March Break (No School)

Have a great week!

Mrs. Bryenton