Tomorrow we will be celebrating Yom Ha’atzmaut. The day will be filled with RUACH and special activities. Take a peek at what’s been added to the schedule. Please wear blue and white tomorrow. You can add blue and white ribbons to your hair or add a flag to your cheeks with face paint. Be creative and show us RUACH!!
Hope everyone had a lovely Passover holiday!
The following is the homework for this week :
1.Choose a book on our Daily 5 Choice Board.
2. Click on the Classkick link in the Read to Self section
3. Go to the Reading Log and have your child record themselves reading their book. They just click on the microphone icon to start recording and click again to stop recording.
4. If your child has done this already for the month of March they can work on IXL subtraction builders located on the Daily 3 Choice Board. Otherwise, complete one from the list G.1-G.10 Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Innovation Day is on Wednesday. Please note the change in the program, 1A presentations have been moved to 11:15. 1B presentations remain the same. Please bring any extra recyclables in on Monday.
Your child’s math homework is on our Daily 3 Choice Board. They need to complete one of the IXL assigned tasks located in the Math by Myself section or take photos of 3-D shapes in their home and add them to Classkick. Link and code are on the choice board. Please remember to have them read Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and sign their reading log on Classkick TTBJUD on Thursday for the week.
Innovation Day is happening on March 24th. We are beginning to brainstorm what materials the students will need to start collecting in order to build their strong, stable structure. Please help us by saving recyclables (boxes, toilet paper rolls and egg cartons etc…) Thank-you to those of you who have started sending in materials to build with! Interested in finding out more about this science project? Please read the task description below.
Your child’s reading assignment is on our Daily 5 Choice Board. They can read it online or print a copy. Please remember to have them read Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and sign their reading log on Classkick TTBJUD.
Innovation Day is happening on March 24th. We are beginning to brainstorm what materials the students will need to start collecting in order to build their strong, stable structure. Please help us by saving recyclables (boxes, toilet paper rolls and egg cartons etc…) Interested in finding out more about this science project? Please read the task description below.
Your child’s reading assignment is on our Daily 5 Choice Board . They can read it online or print a copy. Please remember to have them read Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and sign their reading log on Classkick TTBJUD.
This week I have added the Classkick reading log to the Daily 5 Choice Board to make things even easier. Please remember to sign it each time your child reads. They can navigate Classkick like pros and make the page ready for your signature by typing in the name of their book and the date. All you need to do is sign it. Once I see the signature, I can then add a sticker to the log. Thank-you for your ongoing patience and together as a team we will support your child on their learning journey.
This week’s assigned reading material can be found on our Daily 5 choice board. Refer to Sunday’s email to verify what reading group your child is currently in and click on that colour group to view and print their book. Remember to have your child record this book on their Classkick’s reading log TTBJUD on Thursday. It is important that they read their book three times before recording.
What do you get when you mix Science, Math, Procedural Writing, Diagrams and Jewish Studies? A fully functioning electric Hanukkiah of course! Several weeks ago, after introducing our unit on Energy, I had an idea. Why not make some cross-curricular connections? When I suggested making an electric Hanukkiah to the students, their excitement could not be contained. With access to a fully stocked Maker Space, it seemed the logical next step.
First, the students made predictions of what their circuit would look like, through diagrams. After some discussion and peer feedback, we collaborated to come up with the final design. Each student then turned their fast-drying dough into a candle that would serve as a base for the lightbulb. Once it was dry, they painted each candle, and waiting with anticipation to move on with building the circuits and assembling the Hanukkiah.
Did it work perfectly the first time? No it did not! We had lots of opportunity to practice our problem solving skills. Which part of the circuit wasn’t working? Was it the light bulb wires? Were the batteries dead? The students kept suggesting ways to fix it and with a whole lot of patience and perseverance, we lit the candles for Hanukkah.
Curious how you too can build your own electric hanukiah at home? Just follow the procedural writing piece below. Please share your experience and what you have learned in the comments below.
As the candles in your hanukiah burn bright, please take some time to listen to your child read their assigned book. I want to wish you all a wonderful Chanukah filled with love and laughter.
- Remember to use the reading strategies as a tool when completing the reading homework.
- Please sign the reading log (in their grey take-home folder) each night (this lets me know the homework was completed) and your child will receive a stamp or sticker the following day. Online students received a PDF of their book and they too will receive a sticker each time the log is filled out. It is posted on Classkick. At the end of this month, the students are required to record themselves reading 1 book from their assigned homework on Classkick.
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