And here we are, already at September 17th. I’m late writing my first post this year. Time really does fly when you’re having fun! Hopefully what I type today has already been discussed around your dinner tables (car rides to and from hockey/baseball/dance/piano/swimming?). We are into the fully swing of things in The Cottage. Our Number Sense and Numeration unit is well under way as we learn about numbers to the millions and decimal numbers to the thousandths. We are madly working on Me, My Selfie and I to show off at our upcoming Meet the Teacher Night on October 5th. Practice your duck face! Our first Literature Circle books have been handed out and Meetings begin on September 19th. We are exploring the Symbols of Canada and will be using the Inquiry Process to create media presentations for our Canada TM Gallery Walk in late September. In Science, we are learning about Biodiversity and how humans impact our planet’s ecosystems (we had a great discussion on Friday about this!).
Many of you have signed up for the Remind App and I thank you for this. It makes life easier if I can send you a quick message for important dates and information. As well, some of you have followed our classroom on Twitter. I like to use that platform to give you a glimpse into what we do all day long. Hopefully you take a peek. It is a closed account so you will need to request permission to access it.
Finally, we are beginning our Classroom Economy this week. Your child has been hired for their position in the classroom and will be receiving a bank account where they will be able to deposit their paycheques and rewards. We do have fines however so far so good. No fines have been handed out! I’m hoping we can keep up our record.
One last thing, we do Scholastic Book orders in our classroom which allows the kids affordable books and gives back money that we can spend on our classroom library. There is no pressure to purchase however if you choose to participate, we thank you in advance.