Tuesday, 13 November 2018

What a short, but busy, week we have!

Parent-teacher-student interviews are happening this week.  Please refer back to last week's post to confirm your time, or send me an email and I'll be happy to do it.

During interviews it is very important that students attend since one of the main things we need to do is set an academic goal for moving forward.  Then we'll have time to talk about any other questions or concerns. Once our time is finished, student portfolios can go home with you for a few days so that you can spend more time discussing and celebrating your child's learning at home :)

Please be respectful of everyone's time.  Arrive at the start of your appointment and leave in time for the next family.  If we need more time for a longer discussion I still have time Friday morning available and I'd be happy to continue our conversation then.

Wednesday:   * No weekly homework due to our very short and busy week*

  • Class book fair visit during our library period.  Students are welcome to bring money for a purchase, or take a look around for ideas for purchasing later.
  • 5:00-8:00 Parent-teacher-student interviews.
Thursday:
  • Final student day already.  Classroom Remembrance day contest submissions are due (you could also hand them into the Legion yourself after that date)
  • 4:00-7:00 Parent-teacher-student interviews
Friday:
  • No regular classes

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Parent teacher student interviews and goal setting are happening next week.  Please check the attached schedule to confirm your time.  If you need to make any changes please let me know as soon as possible.

During these meetings we will be reflecting on achievements and challenges during the first part of the school year, as well as setting goals.

As our meeting times are only 15 minutes please arrive promptly and be mindful of respecting the time limit for the next family.  We can always book more time after school one evening, or during a less busy time block, if we need to talk more.   

I would also very much encourage you to take home your child's portfolio after our meeting so that you can spend more time celebrating your child's learning and letting them tell you about the projects they have been completing.

Thank you for all that you do to support your child's learning and celebrate their successes with them!







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Do you have a young scientist in the family?  
Our annual science fair is coming soon.  Information and registration forms can be found on the LGMS website under Forms.  Application forms are due back to the office by Dec.14th.  For additional questions please contact the teacher organizers: Ms.Bronwyn Richards and Ms. Stephanie Kish. 

Monday, 5 November 2018

Nov.5-8 important due dates

Wednesday: Descriptive stories (Halloween theme) are due.  We have had 5 periods to create, edit and improve on these so far.  One of the goals is to include at least 6 fabulous words - ask your child what theirs are!

Thursday: Math weekly #4 due,  1:00 Remembrance ceremony

Friday: No School

For Science we have been talking about biodegradable substances, and decomposers like mold.  During our mold farming lab we were able to see some of these things happening!

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Now:




Niamh: The wet things got more moldy!

Remi: Some changed colour, others got hairy like the cantaloupe

Charlie: Things that we touched or bit first (had more bacteria) and they got moldier.

Makyra: Marshmallows didn't get moldy (no change).

Hayden: Things with stuff added in (preservatives) like ketchup and pudding didn't change.

Marina: I think the potato chip oil made them not get moldy.

Leah: Since it's not fresh meat beef jerky didn't change.

Addi: Lots of moisture=mold, dry things =no mold.

Tobin - the grapes are moldy and they are hard now.

Noah: Things with lots of sugar (chocolate chips, sugar, gummies, marshmallows) didn't change.

Keith and Shea: Processed foods grew no mold or very little, fresh foods grew lots.

Easton: the banana grew mold only on the cut side.