With our first unit of inquiry drawing to a close (yes, it has gone by that quickly). Students have been learning a great deal about How Earth’s surface changes over time. From experiments with crayons to replicate the rock cycle, to upcoming stream and river scenarios, we have had a lot of hands on learning experiences.
Raz Kids – A great place to go to read, listen and answer questions relating to books that are set to our level. The students all have a login and password and each Raz Kids account has been customized to provide students with books and questions at their reading level. If students find the stories to simple, they can let me know and we can change them up to provide something more challenging.
The Week Ahead:
Next week we look to finish off some of the learning in our UOI that has taken place over the first month of school. The goal is to do some assessment to see how much we have learned and to see what we still need to delve deeper into. Along with our regularly scheduled class program, just a reminder that October 3rd is a student free day. I hope to see you all at parent conferences.
The Week Behind:
Please check out our twitter feed (located on the left side of the blog, as well as on the learning space) to see some highlights from the week behind. Students conducted experiments, did presentations, worked in centres, showed appreciation by nominating someone for Wonderful Person of the Year, and celebrated UNIS’ 30th Birthday.
A plug for our blogs – check out the videos we made to show our understanding of round numbers, as well as the Alien Numbers that we created. Some students even created Alien Numbers that were in different Bases, showing a remarkable understanding of Place Value.
Most students handed back their Home Learning Grid, which went home for the first time this year two weeks ago. I was pleased to see students who were keeping track of their reading, physical activity and housework. A reminder to parents, that you do not need to sign and date every single night – but please help your children to keep track of their learning and encourage them to have a balanced approach to learning at home.
The next home learning grid will be due back the week after the break.
For the Calendar:
September 28 – Moon Festival
October 3rd – Parent Teacher Conferences (student free day)
October 7-15 – October Break