Good Afternoon everyone!
In math class today students were introduced to the thousandths place value and extended their knowledge about decimals to the thousandths. A small review was given about how to compare decimals to the hundredths place; a worksheet was given to extend their thinking of how to compare decimals to the thousandths place.
Students were given an example OREO organizer so that they are able to better understand what is expected of them. The students have chosen some fantastic topics to persuade others, but the challenge is for them to create strong supports for their reasons. This will help make really convincing persuasive speeches! Due to an assembly, we were not given much time for students to work further on this but will receive lots of time tomorrow to complete this organizer.
Students were given a small worksheet about how persuasion is all around us. They are expected to look or listen for things that are trying to persuade us (ie, commercials, billboards, ads on the internet) and make a small comment on their effectiveness.
Today we had the presentations for our Mystery Phyla! I was very impressed with the student's ability to present the information that they learnt. It was also clear that students put a lot of effort into their Phyla ID poster. These will be hung in the classroom this week if you would like to take a look! I was also happy to see students using their knowledge about how to read the phyla tree when trying to guess what the Phylum was based on the clues.
As you are aware, the re-registration season is upon us and we have sent home packages with your child(ren). We value your loyalty and commitment to our school community and would love to continue our partnership by offering priority enrollment for our current SJA families. We kindly ask that you take a moment to review your financial statement and complete the information in the package and make any necessary changes to your place of residence, employment, email changes or any medical information that the administration should be aware of. Please be aware that in order to secure your child’s enrollment, it is imperative that you submit your re-enrollment package and fees no later than February 12, 2018 at 4:00 PM. After this date, all available grade-level spaces will be open to our families on waitlists who will then have the opportunity to secure any vacant positions.
Jump Rope for Heart
Students were sent home with envelops to start raising money for the Heart and Stroke foundation. An assembly was given today for students to better understand what the Heart and Stroke foundation does for others. If you would like more information about the foundation please go to jumpropeforheart.ca
After care invoices have all been sent out via freshbooks. Payments can be made online and are due January 29th. Payments in cash must be in the exact amount.
-Math worksheets: Exploring Thousands, Comparing and Ordering Decimals
-Language: "Persuasion is All Around You" sheet
Read chapter 1 of Hatchet
-Spelling Lesson 15 (test Friday)
-Ski Forms (overdue)