Today I have the pleasure of writing this post from Lake of the Woods. Our cabin is my favourite place to be in the whole world! It also happens to be the place that I will do my “Outdoor Place Video Project” from…with the help of my niece and nephew of course! It’s quite windy here today, so we are going to wait until tomorrow to film! I hope you were all able to take a peek at the Seesaw post to find the instructions for our video project. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask!
As you already know there are many things happening in 123! Here are a few things that are important for you to be aware of or reminded of!
-Family Life is coming soon! Helen will be teaching the Grade 4 students Family Life and I will be teaching the Grade 3 students about safety. A booklet about Growing Up will be sent home early next week with the Grade 4s.
-The WSD’s water safety initiative starts next week at Pam Am Pool for Grade 4s only! We have 3 sessions (May 23, 30 and June 6). Please send your child ready for the pool (with their suits and towels in a bag, etc.) as students will be leaving right at 9:00 and returning around 11:00. Helen and Murray will accompany the Grade 4s from 122 and 123. The students from 126 will have their lessons after us as there are only so many kids allowed in the pool at once. Ginny and I will stay back with the Grade 3s. *PS-We will have fun too!! 😉
-We had a spelling test on Friday. If your child has brought home a post it note with words written on it, those are the words that they misspelled. Prior to the test the students copied the words, put them in ABC order, wrote them in sentences and did choice activities to help them practice the proper spelling. They were also asked to write only the words they needed extra practice with down and study them at home prior to the test. Once we do our next test I will recopy all the words from the Fry Lists that they’ve made errors on and each student with have their own list to work on. We will start our final words from the 3rd Hundred List this upcoming week and have a test the following week. Have a question…let me know!
-We are starting an optional book club! Due to a change in scheduling in our timetables we are not able to do a formal book club with 122 and 126 as we had originally planned. We are however doing drama with our grade group and will be working on Robert Munsch Reader’s Theatre starting on May 28! Because many of the kids in Room 123 were still interested in participating in a novel study in the form of a book club, I have created one for kids from our class. The students were asked a) if they wanted to join and b) which of the three books they would like to read. From there I have developed a schedule and a list of requirements for the participants. I will send that information via Seesaw so parents will know what to expect. IF you do not receive a Seesaw notification it means that your child was not interested in joining. There are only a few students not wanting to participate which is fine with me as their reasoning was that they already were in the middle of a series and wanted to continue reading that instead. If you are reading this and would prefer to have your child in a book club, please let me know and I will make arrangements!
-We’ve been doing some drama with Elephant and Piggie books and are ready to perform for each other and our learning buddies in Room 124! We will do our best to record some of each performance to send home via Seesaw. After watching the rehearsal process I already know that they are going to be great!!
-We are having an Outdoor Day! May 23rd is actually Outdoor Classroom Day and we were going to use the outdoor day planned by our Earth Day committee for that date, however we realized it’s a swimming date and would miss the morning. So…instead we are going to change it to Friday, May 24! The schedule for the day as set by the students includes read aloud, writing, math, a soccer game, a community walk, planting something, a visit to the new playground by Pan Am Pool and some choice time. Sounds like a great day to me! If anyone would like to spend the day or part of the day with us let me know! Please make sure your child is dressed to be outside all day. *If it rains we will postpone our outdoor day of learning!
-The Grades 4-6 students in Rub Club are going to River Heights for the Mini Fit Run on Wednesday, May 22! Notes with more information were sent home on Friday. Didn’t get the note? Let me know!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Until Next Time,