Wednesday 5 May 2010

This week various teachers who are coaching the Track and Field events are holding their last week of practices before forwarding names of eligible students for each sport. It is important that interested students attend the practices! You can view the schedule on Brooksbank's Sports (Track & Field) page here:

In our school we have been learning about Concept Maps, Fishbone activities and Mind Maps. Students were introduced to these strategies over the last several weeks, with opportunities to practice. Yesterday, in our class, we were introduced to Mind Maps, and today (Wednesday) we continued working in partners to produce a good copy of a Mind Map based on the concept of showing Respect (in the class, in the home, in the community, etc). These remarkable tools really show what the students are thinking.

This Friday we will go on a 2-hour field trip starting at 9:00 a.m. to release the salmon fry back into the wild. For parent drivers, all forms need to be submitted asap if this is the first time you have volunteered to drive this year. I will supply driving maps. We drive for less than 10 minutes to our site, then spend about 1.5 hours in the urban forest viewing the salmon stream, with the intention of being back at Brooksbank just before 11:00 a.m. Permission forms are available here on this site… just scroll down and print out your own copy if you haven't already done so. Students will NOT need to wear rubber boots, as they have been asked to stay out of the water. Students WILL need to bring a clean, empty plastic container (such as a yogurt or deli container) of approximately 600- 700 mL or g size. If it is showery, appropriate outer wear is recommended.

Friday afternoon we will have a Math quiz on multiplication and division.

Next Monday 10 May is a Curriculum Implementation Day, so students do not attend.