Friday, 23 March 2018

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Have a happy spring break.  Safe travels to everyone that plan to get away as well!

Thanks very much to all the parents and students that made it in for our meetings.  I hope that you enjoy looking through your child's portfolio with them and exploring the learning and growing that they have been doing! Once you have had a chance to explore everything, please tuck this important binder back into their backpack for safe keeping and return it to school as soon as possible. 
I'll see everyone back here Monday, April 9th.

Monday, 19 March 2018

Monday, March 19.

Spring break starts for students this Thursday.  Because of our shortened and busy week there will be no weekly homework assignment.

Tuesday: Reading Records are due completed.  Science fair is taking place in the gym.

Wednesday: Parent-teacher-student interviews from 5:00-8:00.  Please respect everyone's time by arriving promptly and being mindful of the next appointment.  Taking your child's portfolio home after interviews to spend more time going through it is encouraged :)

Thursday: Last student day this week.  Happy spring break.  Classes return April 9th.
                   Parent-teacher-student interviews from 4:00-7:00

Friday:  No school for students. Parent-teacher-student interviews from 8:30-12:00

Monday, 12 March 2018

Happy Monday!  I hope everyone has been able to get out and enjoy the sunshine the last few days :)

I received an email Friday afternoon that our latest book orders have shipped so those should be arriving the end of this week or early next week.

Monday: students have a new reading record (to be completed by next Tuesday)  and they are doing spelling list #10

Tuesday: tomorrow is Smoothie day for our class.  Our foods students will be treating everyone to a small homemade smoothie.  Yum yum!

Friday:  Spelling test for list #10, assignment #1 on the list to be handed in at that time.
               Social - final tribes research to be completed.

* Coming next week Parent-student-teacher interviews:  Wednesday and Thursday evening as well as Friday morning.  By now you have already received confirmation of your time.  If for some reason you aren't able to make your booked appointment time, please let me know.  Thanks!  *

Friday, 9 March 2018

We are looking for some volunteers at the library.  If you are interested and can help out during the school book fair, please read and follow the instructions below.

Thanks and have a great weekend everyone!
Hello everyone,
Our Scholastic Festival du Livre is coming soon. 
March 21 & 22, 2018
This is a wonderful way to add to your french (and some english) home library as well as our schools. We can not do this without you. Please help by volunteering your time to make this a success.
Volunteer opportunities for "LGMS Scholastic Festival du Livre" are now open.
Please click on the following web link (or copy it into your web browser if clicking doesn't work) to go to the signup sheet:
To sign up just follow the instructions on the page. It only takes a few seconds to do.
Thank you for volunteering!

Alanna McLeod
LGMS Library Tech

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Just a quick reminder that we completed our final Chemistry lab today about CO2.  All groups had time after that to also complete their study notes to help them study from home.  Here are the links again to all four group's study notes.  You can see and use any of these to assist with studying at home :)

Study Notes (4 copies)

Chemistry unit test is Friday.

Monday, 5 March 2018

Happy Monday!

This week in the evenings students should be preparing for and studying for their Chemistry unit test this Friday.  This test will include some vocabulary definitions, some multiple choice questions and some long answer questions.  Some questions will be basic fact questions, while other will look for students to show their understanding of our science concepts.  To use what they know to answer new questions.  Ex: don't just know know what surface tension means, but explain how it can be used by something like a water strider to hold itself up.

Wednesday - By Wednesday students should have completed their second aboriginal tribe research.  This can be worked on from home using the links on the Social page of the blog to collect information in the questions booklet.

Thursday: Reading Records are due

Friday: Math weekly #10 is due, Chemistry Unit test

* Book orders are also coming home tonight.  To ensure that books arrive before spring break I'm asking that they are returned by this Thursday.  Also - the online ordering system is even easier for parents now, you don't need to send the form back to me but I still appreciate a note or email to know to look for your order online :)   *

Friday, 2 March 2018

As we are learning about traditions of our first nation people we have been exploring some of their wonderful contributions to art.  After learning about the legend and idea behind dream catchers today we began building our own.  The results are already looking beautiful!  Make sure to ask your child how theirs is turning out.   Thanks also to Ms. Wilson that joined us to help out with the difficult center webs :)

Just a reminder that there will be a Chemistry Unit test next Friday

Students worked with groups today to use their notes and get a lot of information into their study notes but they may not be 100% complete yet.  Feel free to look at and use any of the group's information to help prepare for their test.  If their group is still missing any information they also have edit writes to add information onto their own slides from home as long as they are logged in.  Page 8 (the properties of CO2) should not yet be filled in because we will do that lab Tuesday.

Thanks for any help studying at home too!

Link to Study notes