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Friday, 30 September 2011

No new homework today.

FYI:  Intramural basketball for Gr 6s is getting organized now. Cross Country running (open to Gr. 3 – 7) is also starting up now, with the first meet scheduled for next Wednesday.

Look for uploaded video from today's paper blogging sessions. Students have written paper versions of a blog ("web log"), about a topic they are interested in, and have learned proper etiquette when it comes to commenting on someone else's work.


Thursday 29 September 2011

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1)     Grade 6: Answer the "Martian" questions (which are posted here). (F)

2)     Gr 5 & Gr 6:  Math quiz (F)

3)     I recorded students counting in French to 10 (Gr 5) or 20 (Gr 6) today. Generally, I'm pleased.


Wednesday 28 September

1)  Great day for a Terry Fox run! Our class did great… even the walking wounded completed the circuit! Ask the children who got back inside the class first. Answer: Mr. Clarke. Of course.

2) In Health and Career we are talking about taking charge of your own life. That discussion dovetailed perfectly with a school-wide presentation we attended this morning on how we generate garbage, and how we can take charge to reduce, reuse and recycle. For inspiration I used a quote from Reinhold Niebuhr. You might ask your child if they can recite it.

3) Although we did no new math today with so many interruptions to our day, I did announce that our math quiz this week will be on Friday.


Tuesday 27 September 2011

Tomorrow afternoon is our school's Terry Fox run in support of cancer research. Loonies and twonies are gratefully accepted in the big jar at the Office.

Gr. 5:  p. 45 # 5-11 and 3 Estimation techniques (name of technique, definition, some examples that illustrate when it might be used) (W)
Gr. 6:  p. 52-3 # 1-6, 8, 9 (W)