Friday, 8 January 2016

Back to School

Welcome back, I hope everyone had a restful winter break, all the best for 2016! We have been busy starting new units and getting back into the swing of things. There were lots of tired faces to start the week, but it was wonderful to see everyone.

As the weather gets colder, please remember to have your child dressed appropriately for the weather. Ski pants and boots, scarf and hat, and water resistant mitts are what I hope everyone is wearing outside. Indoor recess occurs when it reaches -28, with or without the windchill, and it can be cold especially over the longer lunch recess.

We have started our new unit in Science...."Forces That Attract and Repel". We begin this unit looking at magnets, their uses and how they work. And of course, we have lots of fun playing and exploring with them!

We also wrote New Years resolutions this week, and did some peer editing with classmates.

In Math, we have started working on data management. Students are learning how to collect and organize data on to a bar graph, as well as write statements comparing and contrasting the information shown.

Next week, we will continue to focus on data management, and will begin writing our own story problems. We will also continue to work on problem solving and mental math.

In Social Studies, we have begun our unit "Exploring the World". We begin by looking at maps and globes and learning the names of the continents and oceans. We will then move on to comparing our lives to the lives of children in other parts of the world.

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