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Weekly Update for October 30 - November 3

Hello Parents of 4C!

 

I am sorry for the delay in getting this week’s update out to you, but I had an opportunity to go stretch my legs in the mountains today. It was a great day to be out on skis! Skiing before Halloween is always a bit of a gamble, but today we had a great time! My skis are a little worse for wear, but they can be fixed J. I hope that you have had a great weekend with your families, and are ready to go with another great week at Westmount School.

 

Here is a look at the week ahead

Tuesday

  • Halloween - students are welcome to dress up

Friday

  • Hot dog Friday

 

Some important things coming up

 

Here is a look at the week in academics

 

Language arts

  • Monster writing is coming along nicely. We will continue to polish these up this week!
  • I will continue to read with individuals to see where their reading is at in terms of comprehension, fluency, and accuracy. I will have these ready to go at the parent teacher interviews.

How can I help as a parent?

  • Read with your child every night (20 min at least)
  • Ask your child about their monster writing. How is it going? What is their next step?

 

Science

  • We have identified three areas where our class feels we can make a positive difference in our community. The three areas are
    • Lysol Wipes
    • Ziploc bags
    • Plastic cutlery.
  • The students are in the process of developing an action plan for reducing our usage of these things. We will continue to develop them and work to implement them in the very near future!

How can I help as a parent?

  • Ask them to share their plan to reduce the .waste our classroom makes. See if you can find any things in their plan that maybe they have overlooked, and discuss possible solutions.

 

Math

  • We are going to do an in-depth addition week this week where all students will be grouped based on their readiness. All three classes will be split up so that we can work with students where they are at.  

How can I help as a parent?

  • Ask your child what they are working on in their group.

 

Social Studies

  • Students are working on creating a map that represents their group’s perspective.
  • The students are still investigating the different perspectives in Alberta’s story.

How can I help as a parent?

  • Talk with your child about their specific group this week. What are they doing in their group? What influence does the past have on the present?

 

That is about all for this week!

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please do not hesitate to ask.

 

So long for now,

 

 

Graham Campbell

 

Grade 4 Teacher

Grade 4-6 Outdoor Education Teacher

Westmount School,

240 Westland Street

Okotoks, Alberta, T1S 2J5

(403) 995 ­ 4824

 

"In wilderness lies the hope of the world"