Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Please read closely the following letter from Elevation place.  Our class will be participating the afternoon of December 11th.  I am also looking for two wonderful parent volunteers to join us for that afternoon.  If you are able to, please email me to confirm, and make sure that you also have an online waiver form completed for yourself.

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Hello,
Your son or daughter has been invited to take a school pulley lesson at The Elevation Place climbing gym (www.elevationplace.ca). 
Please ensure your child has clean soled indoor shoes to wear in the gym.
Please sign a “Minor Acknowledgement of Risk” form at www.canmore.ca/waiver
Important: Please complete an “Acknowledgement of Risk “form (waiver) even if your child has climbed at Elevation Place Climbing Gym; we won’t have time to look up waiver status at course start and we don’t want to delay the lesson!
To complete an Acknowledgement of Risk form to climb at Elevation Place:
1.          Navigate to www.canmore.ca/waiver.
2.          Complete the “Minor Acknowledgement of Risk” form for your child.
3.          Check your email to ensure that you’ve received a confirmation.

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Hello everyone - I apologize for the later than usual update, and the missing agendas yesterday.  I was away yesterday unpacking into my new home since I moved over the weekend.  I hope each of you had a more relaxing weekend than I did! :)

During the second week of December our class will be going to elevation place one afternoon to get a live demonstration of pulleys and their uses at the climbing wall.  I'm looking for two parent volunteers to join us.  If you are interested, please make sure that you have a current criminal record check on file at the school (you can print off the paperwork online, or send me a note and I can send a hard copy home for you).  These checks take anywhere from a day to a week or more depending on how busy they are, so please get yours done soon. 


Important due dates this week:

Wednesday: Reading Records are due so you should see them tonight (Tuesday) completed to get your signature

Friday (half day): Math weekly #5 due

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Reading is Important!
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That's why in our classroom we practice a minimum of 10 minutes of sustained reading each day.  It's also why we have fun reading incentives like: Read to the roof and Flashlight Fridays as well as opportunities to share our books through reading conferences and book talks. 

Next month students will be completing their first book talk in front of their classmates.  That means that now is the time to be reading because they need a recently completed novel at their level that they will present on.  They need to know the characters, problem, main events in the setting, etc...  We've talked in class about maybe keeping a sticky note on the novel so that we can write jot notes of important events. 

Please check in with your child tonight to see what their plan and book for this assignment will be!


Monday, 19 November 2018

Week of November 19 - 23

 Today:
 - We have been working very hard to create Public Service Announcement videos for our final projects in our Waste in our World unit of Science.  Scripts and the director's storyboards are completed and tomorrow many groups will be starting to film.  Some groups have plans for supplies from home.  Please check in with your child to see if they need anything.
- New Reading Record handed out (due next Wednesday)
-Spelling word lists going home.  Assignment this week is #5

Tuesday:
 - Supplies for Public Service announcements needed
- Anti-bullying presentation (by leadership students)

Wednesday:

Thursday: 
 - Social - Rocky Mountain group poster due
- Anti-bullying presentation part 2 (by leadership students)

Friday:
 - Spelling assignment #5 due
- Flashlight Friday!  Things to bring: A flashlight, 1 cozy item (a small blanket, a pillow or a stuffy), a snack, a great book or two for this extra long reading period :)
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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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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.