I was asked about assignments sent home, work sent home, assessments sent home etc. and realized that I have not been very good about communicating this to parents. Hopefully this will clear it all up. Most of the work we do is in books that we use all year long - writing journal, inquiry book, math journal and goals and objectives book. Other work is done online throughout the year such as reflections and reading journal. What I do send home is the final rubrics for you to see unit assessments. So far you should have received three - first unit in math, first writing unit and Global Citizenship Unit. At least two parents have not got these and it is most likely
We will complete our math unit on multiplication and division of decimals this week. Over all I am very happy with what I am seeing. The only area that is still a work in progress is word problems that have more than one step. Some of this is that the context of the word problems is not easily understood. Another part is filtering out the useless information and organizing what is left. We will continue to work on this throughout the year so hopefully it will improve. Our next unit is on Addition and Subtraction of Fractions. We will complete it prior to winter break.
- At what point doe an event become significant?
- Why do people view some events as more significant than others?
- How can learning about perspective help us to understand the world today?
- How do we measure the significance of an event?
- How are historical events connected?
- How does our past affect us today?
We had a great spirit week this week and the pictures represent the class students that participated. I was pleased to see so many wanting to be a part of increasing school spirit. This can only have a positive effect on us and the school. Thanks for your support too.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me. I will set up a time for us to meet.