Friday, April 13, 2018

Hi everyone,

Thanks for a fantastic week. There was so much going on! We had many students away throughout the week, so I thought I'd catch everyone up to speed about what's been going on.

First, we were so excited to hear that Mrs. Breau had her baby yesterday. We even got to see a photo and he is cute! Congratulations to Mrs. Breau and her family!

This past week in math, we...

  • worked more with fractions, decimals, and percent
  • reviewed for our math test coming up on Tuesday
In language, we...
  • continued reading and responding to Fatty Legs (up to chapter 5)
  • wrote about experiences in our lives when we have persuaded others to do certain things. Some of your stories have been quite entertaining!
During integration time, we...
  • participated in an outdoor simulation activity to consider the experiences and interactions of First Peoples with explorers, fur traders, and early settlers (and had some great follow-up debrief/debate/discussion time)
  • researched and talked about the experiences of other communities in Canadian history (Irish famine orphans, Chinese Railroad workers, Africville, Japanese Internment camps)
  • began thinking about our personal Social Studies inquiry projects
  • had our final "Mandalas" art work period
  • began our Inuit Games competition
Next week...
  • Art - Mandalas due Monday
  • Math - Test on Tuesday (fractions, decimals, and percent...we'll review more together on Monday)
  • Language - We're going to start writing persuasive speeches. Begin thinking of a topic that might be of interest to you.
  • Social Studies - We'll be working on our personal inquiry projects. This weekend, you may want to talk to family members about your family's immigration stories, if you've chosen that as your project focus.

Stay tuned for some math challenges which I'll be posting soon to help you review!

Mrs. Matheson

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