Take the Lead

Our school core values, learning, community, and responsibility, foster leadership. As the ES prepares for and offers yet another opportunity for students to take the lead, some students in our class put their candidacy forward and gave a speech for why they should be elected as our Grade 4C Student Council Representative. After listening to how each candidate planned to secure accountability, impact the ES positively, and take responsibility, the class cast their votes. The results were very close between all four candidates, Tom, Ayaan, Olivia, and Stella. Our emerging leaders are Ayaan and Stella. Congratulations to them!
Please ask your candidate to show you his or her speech video on Seesaw.

Fourth graders engaged in a thought-provoking activity on Wednesday. They rotated through the four Grade 4 classrooms, engaging in tasks such as viewing some videos and making physical and imagery observations, which they recorded on a ‘See Think Wonder’ chart. The atmosphere was galvanizing as the students applied their thinking skills, solving problems, making decisions, asking questions, organizing the information they were assimilating from the objects and images.

Students making meaning of the Transdisciplinary Theme: How the World Works

Thank you to all who attended our annual Back-to-School Night. Here is a link to the slides shared last night. Hope you were able to get to learn a few aspects of who we are as a Grade 4C community, what to look forward to learning this school year, and through your engagement in the Gradual Increase activity, how learning takes place.
Also, a BIG THANK YOU to Ha (Tom’s mother) and Mmatlou (Mohau’s mother) for volunteering to be our 4C United Class Parents!

IMPORTANT! Change of clothes to PE next week
Next week for PE, on Wednesday, fourth graders will be on the ‘hunt for water in our mission to Mars’. They will get wet and possibly muddy so they need a change of clothes in order to participate. Please remind your child about that!

DATES TO REMEMBER:
Tuesday 11th September – Parent Community Morning with Head of School – 8am
Saturday 22nd September – Community Connections Fair and Flea Market
Saturday 29th September – Parent and Staff Sparkly Social
Monday 1st October – ES Parent – Teacher Conferences (No School or ASAs for ES)
October 6 – 14th – Autumn Break NO SCHOOL

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