I can’t believe this crazy year is coming to an end! I am so very sorry that I was not able to complete the regular year with your children, as this was such a lovely class and I miss being with them all together. We are ending the year with the last three days of online learning focusing on educating your children on bicycle safety with Bike Safety. I know that many of you are spending time out riding your bikes together and this is a really great way to ensure that your child knows how to be safe on their bike. The information from ICBC says that although children are a part of the same traffic system as other vehicle users and pedestrians, research tells us that children perceive traffic differently from adults. So going over this information could be really beneficial for your child.
Thursday, June 25th is the day that you can pick up your child’s report card. It makes more sense for me to hand out student work and report cards in two groups, to lessen the number of people at the school at one time, and to make it easier on me with the amount of bags I need to bring down the stairs at one time. I will do this alphabetically to make things easier:
Could the following people please come to pick up their reports and work at 9:00:
Evan, Success, Brayden, Keegan, Max, Angus H, Aiden, Hung, Pilar and Sommer
Could the following people please come at 9:20:
Emma, Olivia, Chanel, Charlotte, David, Angus R., Lucas, Graysen, Cassidy and Martin
Please let me know if you ARE NOT coming to school, as I will not bring your child’s work downstairs with me.
Here is the weekly schedule (only three days this week) if it works for your family to use one:
Weekly Assignment #12 – June 22-24
As you did last week, please see Ms Ballarin’s Blog for the Weekly Assignment.
As usual, the Math for the week will be found on the Math section of my blog. Please click on the word Math in the last sentence and you will be taken there. Many students have not completed the subtraction work from last week. Please complete those questions before moving on to this week’s questions. This week, addition and subtraction questions are mixed together. Look carefully at the sign or read the word problem carefully to decide whether you need to add or subtract.
For Families looking for additional activities for the week:
Epic Books – Read some of the books I have assigned on the Maritime Provinces – Nova Scotia, PEI, Newfoundland and Labrador, and New Brunswick and on the Three Territories – Yukon Territory, Northwest Territories and Nunavut. GREAT NEWS!!!! You can continue to read on Epic Books during the summer. Please take a look at the books I have assigned that teach about the rest of Canada – the Maritime Provinces and the territories in the Arctic. There are some great reads for the summer that will help you to learn more about our wonderful country of Canada.
In class, we have been reading poetry about the different provinces in Canada through a book called Eenie Meenie Manitoba. We also read some poems about Fathers and families. We’ve also been enjoying Loris Lesynski’s hilarious poetry that I love. Her poems are silly and fun for kids. They are delightfully rhythmical and when I met her she told us that she used to phone her friends to try out her poems on them first and to hear them out loud. She has a great sense of humour! Perhaps if the libraries open soon, and your children like tap dancing type funny – find a poetry book by Loris Lesynski (like Dirty Dog Boogie and Nothing Beats A Pizza). Or try another great Canadian poetry book such as Aligator Pie by Dennis Lee, Noisy Poems for a Busy Day by Robert Heidbreder, Explosion At The Poem Factory by Kyle Lukoff, and Be You by Peter Reynolds.
P.E. With Joe (surprise guest, Martin!)
If you haven’t tried one of these yet, please do, as we discovered at school that we were all able to do most of the exercises, with the scheduled breaks in between.
Zumba Dance Party:
U Can’t Touch This:
Koo Koo Kanga Roo – All I Eat Is Pizza (Dance-A-Long) – We had fun with this one at school this week! These guys are fun and silly and teach us that we all can dance!
Koo Koo Kanga Roo – I Like Pancakes (Dance-A-Long) – Since we’ve been talking this week about syrup from Quebec!
Try some painting (or use felt pens) in the style of Ted Harrison, one of the most famous Canadian painters who painted colourful landscape scenes from the Yukon in Canada’s north.
Have a great summer everybody!
Love, Ms Shellard