Week of Sept 1st
We have had a fun week inquiring into how our world works.
One of the big highlights was our HTWW rotations. Students chose 3 activities to participate in around the school to observe the different states of matter and chemical vs physical changes. Activities included baking, cooking, ceramics, papier mache, research, experiments, questioning and design. While some students couldn’t initially see the ‘science’ in these activities, as we move forward we will be reflecting on them and where we see changes in states of matter either chemically or physically and how these activities could lead to more independent experiments and investigations. In math, we continued investigating into growing patterns using the thinking routine ‘Claim, Evidence, Reasoning’. This is a routine we will use often in math so ask your child to tell you more about it. We extended ourselves by trying to represent patterns in multiple ways: visually, in numbers, tables and algebraically. In literacy, we practised the comprehension strategy of synthesizing while also reviewing text features of nonfiction texts and exploring the purpose of explanatory texts. We also continued our class read aloud, Fuzzy Mud.
I look forward to seeing you all on Thursday evening for Curriculum night. As always, Curriculum Night will begin in the LLAC, however, it will look a little different as we will be doing a presentation about the PYP Exhibition in the LLAC after the welcome. Please see the schedule below:
6:30pm-7:15pm – LLAC Auditorium
Welcome from Head of School and Lower School Leadership Team
Grade 4 Parents/Guardians move to classrooms
Grades 5 and 6 Parents/Guardians remain in the LLAC Auditorium for brief PYP Exhibition presentation
Homeroom Presentations in classrooms.
Thurs Sept 12: Curriculum Night
Mon-Fri Sept 16-20: Lit Blitz
Fri Sept 20 – Pancake and Pajama day
Tues Oct 1 – No School