HELLO FAMILIES 🙂
I hope you all had an enjoyable weekend! It was great to see so many families on Friday at the lion-dragon dance and CNY assembly. Thank you for spending your Friday morning celebrating with us! I was so impressed by the performances of our 4th graders and all the LS students. It was a wonderful celebration of their learning in Mandarin class, and a great way for us to all learn about Chinese culture before this special holiday.
On Tuesday word study groups co-operated by listening and sharing their ideas, to sort their word study words by spelling patterns, and explain their reasoning.
THIS WEEK’S CURRICULUM
We will be reading persuasive texts this week to identify the features and persuasive strategies they have used. In our writing sessions we are drafting and publishing a persuasive essay.
We will continue with our measurement unit this week by completing a real world project where students will put their area and perimeter knowledge to use.
UNIT OF INQUIRY
We are starting our new unit of inquiry – Exploration leads to discovery and develops new understanding, by participating in a powerful provocation. Each student is a member of a “ship” that is exploring the waters and lands they find in the year 1495.
SICKNESS (Principal’s Announcement)
We have had an increasing number of fevers and flu related symptoms towards the end of this week in both students and staff in the LS. Please check your child daily and seek medical attention when required. If your child is displaying signs of the flu, please keep them at home to help prevent the spread of the flu in our school population.
PHONES AND WATCHES (Principal’s Announcement)
Students in the Lower School should not be accessing personal phones of any kind during the school day. If a parent needs to be contacted, the student can ask their teacher and the connection will be made quickly when needed. Those calls are made at the office.
Please do not allow your child to wear a watch that has phone connectivity or expect them to access you during the day on their mobile phone. Phones and SIM card equipped devices/ watches should be left in their backpack during the school day.
There will not be any after school activities next week because of the beginning of the Chinese New Year holidays. All ASAs will resume the week of Monday, February 26.
This week for homework your child will have word study and math homework.
If you have any questions, or concerns, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.