The week is coming to an end I would like to update you on what has been happening in class.

Math: We are working on subtraction with regrouping and building number sense. The students are getting really good at composing and decomposing numbers and solving addition and subtraction problems using mental math strategies. They are becoming proficient in subtraction with regrouping!

Language Arts: We are working on writing interesting personal narratives. Students are working on remembering neat printing, finger spaces, conventions, and interesting details. we have been focusing on using “triple scoop words” which are interesting words in our writing. In reading we are reading animal passages and answering comprehension questions in preparation for our first novel study. Students are working on remembering to answer questions in complete sentences.

Science: Students are learning about biodiversity. We have been studying different biomes, ecosystems, and learning about food chains.

Social Studies: We have just finished up a unit on mapping and the students have completed their end of unit map of their bedroom. They had to include symbols, a legend, and a compass. We are now starting a new unit on Indigenous peoples in Canada.

Bible: In bible we are working through a Gratitude journal as well as a bible scavenger hunt. Students are learning to navigate the different books of the bible. If your child does not have a bible at school yet, could you please send one.

Important Dates

October 20th Taves Family Apple Barn field trip

October 21st Pro d No classes

October 25th Individual photo retakes

October 26th Fall Colors Day

Taves Family Apple Barn

Our field trip to the Taves Family Apple Barn is coming up and I have been informed that parents will need to pay prior to attending.  If you are planning on coming you will need to let me know by tomorrow afternoon.  The cost is $12.45 +gst ($13.07) per additional siblings (your student is paid for) and $9.45 +gst ($9.92) per adult.  Please pay this at the school office.  Also if you are planning on coming you will need to drive yourself as we do not have extra room on the bus.