How can it be possible that I’m sitting down to write the final blog post of the year?! It feels like yesterday that I was writing the year’s first post!! Well…regardless if I am ready for this or not, the end of the year is here! Thank you for being so supportive throughout the year and being partners in your child’s learning journey. It’s been a great experience whether we met three years ago when I retuned to Montrose, met two years ago when your child entered room 123 or met this year. I feel honoured to be part of every student’s learning experience. Farewell to the families moving on and see you soon to the families who will return in the fall.
Have a safe, relaxing and rejuvenating summer!
Things to Know!!!
-Our amazing artwork is complete, displayed and ready for a gallery walk! On Monday morning we will be revealing the 290 piece of art that have been put on display in the library along with the main attraction…our collective piece!
-The art will be left on display for the afternoon as well because this is the time when parents will be invited to come see what we’ve done (I honestly can’t wait to see/hear/feel people’s reactions). Mr. Stefaniuk’s retirement assembly is scheduled for 2:30 in the gym and afterward parents are invited to join us for some cake in the library and also have a chance to say farewell to Mr. Stefaniuk himself. We in Room 123 would like to thank Mr. Stefaniuk for his encouragement and support for as long as any of us have been Montrosians. He has always believed in our potential and holds high expectations for us all. Once a Montrosian…always a Montrosian 🙂
-We will be doing our final “ketchup” items for our growth portfolios. Anyone who is finished will continue to work on sharing what they’ve learned about their country, helping with tidy up jobs and working on a “promotional video” for our new grade 3s about what to expect in 123!
-We are planning on going to the splash pad with 122 & 126 in the morning. The only thing holding us back is the weather forecast. If it’s raining we will try again either on Wednesday or Thursday morning. Please send your child to school with a swim suit (or something they can get wet in), a towel and anything you think they will need for the splash pad. If your child does not want to use the splash pad they are able to use the play structure (or both) and if your child would rather read or sketch they can do that instead.
-In the afternoon we will perform our final 4 Robert Munsch plays
-In the morning we will see what needs to be done and when we are all caught up we will enjoy each other’s company while we still can 😉
-Grade 6 Farewell is at 1:30
-The morning is open
-In the afternoon we have “Meet your new teacher/classmates” for the students at from 1:00-1:30 (ish) and our annual awards ceremony at 2:20
-We will be doing a whole school Canada Parade around 10:45 and dismissal is at 11:30
That’s the end of the year for you!!
*This is the idea I mentioned earlier about Summer Writing! I thought it might be a fun way to get students writing over the summer months! I’ll be sending home a note with more details!
SUMMER WRITING BINGO!
|Make a list of things you want to do this summer!||Write a poem!||Write out your favourite recipe(s)!||Create a word problem for someone else to solve!||Make a list of some “exciting” “chocolate” or “million dollar” words!
For example: fancy, juicy
|Set a goal for the summer!||Write a book recommendation!||Write yourself a reminder for something that you often forget to do!||Make a list of groceries you would buy if you got to do all the shopping!||Make a list of ideas that you have (maybe these could turn into a Genius Hour project for net year!)|
|Write in your journal for 5 days in a row!||Write a letter to someone and mail it!||Write a movie recommendation!||Write a review about a meal you’ve eaten!||Make a list of 10 words you want to learn to spell!|
|Write a description of a new type of cereal you would like to invent!||Make a list of questions you have! (about any topics)||Write a description of your house or pet or someone in your family!||Play a word game (like hangman or create a word search, etc.) with someone! You could play it in your journal!||Ask someone in your family to write you a note and then write back to them!|
|Practice your best printing of all the uppercase and lowercase letters and numbers from 1-20!||Create a comic!||Draw a detailed picture and add labels for descriptions!||Make an invitation for someone (to do anything you want) Example: Invite your dog to watch a movie!||Write out a schedule for what you consider to be a perfect day!|
How many of these writing activities can you do this summer? Can you get a line, an X, 4 corners or even a blackout?!
*I’ll also be sending home details about our optional Summer Book Club. Just as a quick reference: July: Shout Out for the Fitzgerald Trouts (book 3)…Grade 4s read the first 2 with me last year. We will read all 3 next year! August: The Problim Children: Carnival Catastrophe (book 2, released on June 25). If you plan on joining us in reading either or both of these books please subscribe to the blog to get email notifications for new posts. If I am able to use Seesaw over the summer I might switch to that, be I cannot remember when access to this current class gets canceled for me.
Okay…I think that is all for now 🙂
Until next time,