Week 2

Dear Friends,

It has been a great week in 3A. We have really enjoyed getting to know all the children through “Me in a bag”! We stories and picture books we explored what it means to belong to a community and how we can all foster a greater sense of belonging for ourselves and others. We have been investigation number patterns with tools such as hundred charts and number lines. The children have all been reflecting on ways they would like to challenge themselves personally. We are all making a goal for ourselves to work on independently. As well, we have been reflecting on our classroom environment and looking at how we can take action and improve its design and function.

Mindset
We made some origami cranes to help us learn about our mindset towards challenging tasks. It was very frustrating for many of us and proved to be a great way for us to see how our mindset is so important when dealing with challenge.

We were fortunate to have Christina Matula visit Grade 3 this week. She is the author of a book titled The Shadow In The Moon. The children learned about the writing process and Mid-Autumn Festival.

Building Community is essential in any community. Especially when we want to push ourselves to make mistakes and reach new heights. We play games and activities to build a more supportive environment while encouraging each other to take risks and push themselves.

Important Dates
DDD – September 7th
Curriculum Night – September 11th
3A Assembly – December 7th
Sports Day – 24th Jan Grades 3 and 4
Camp – March 20-22
Spotlight – March 4-8

First FFF on DDD September 7!

Our first Friday Fun in the Forum is on the first Dress Down Day of the year, September 7th! FFF on DDD is an informal open mic opportunity for students only during lunch recess in the Forum. Students are welcome to sign up to sing, dance, play an instrument or perform a short act of no more than 2 minutes. Grade 1-2 students can sign up in their PA class with Ms. Benusa. Grade 3 students can sign up by filling out this form here.

Sign Up to Performing in a Grade Level Assembly!
Each year, students in the Lower School are invited to audition to perform in grade level assemblies. Students may prepare a short act of no more than 3 minutes. This opportunity is optional and is a great chance for young musicians to exhibit the music making that they do outside of school! To sign-up for students in Grade 1-Grade 3, please fill in the information on this form. For more information about performing in an assembly see Ms. Benusa’s blog here.
Have a great weekend,
Edward

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