Growth Mindset

October20

We have been working hard learning about Growth Mindset and how we can change our thinking when faced with a complex task or new concepts. Each student has created a mini-book which they will bring home next week to share with you. Our new favourite work is “Yet”, as in “I cannot do that…yet!” Please see the attached handout for how parents and caregivers can help support the students with developing their perseverance.

GrowthMindset

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Book orders

October19

Last call for any book orders. I will be submitting the orders tomorrow. Please remember that if you are paying by cash send exact change only as I do not have access to change. Also, cheques are accepted or you can use the Parent Pay option on the website – www.scholastic.ca

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Math

October17

Our Mathletes day was a huge success! Students solved over 1300 math questions! Way to go!

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Mathletes

October17

For the majority of the day tomorrow students in grades 1-8 will take part in the Mathletes program. Children be in the gym and will spend the day solving various math problems. It’s going to be a fun and energizing day!!

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Milkshake orders

October14

The School Spirit Team is selling milkshakes to help support school events. Order forms went home Friday.

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Weather

October11

Please remember that students will be going outside for recess each day and it is important that they come to school prepared for the ever changing weather we have been experiencing.

 

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Forms

October11

Pizza order forms were sent home last week and a permission form for Monday’s trip to The Grand Theatre went home today. Please return as soon as possible.

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Math today

October11

Today we practiced identifying numbers by asking questions. Students had unknown numbers taped to their backs and had to ask their peers yes or no questions to help figure out what their number was. It was a great way to be active and practice using proper math vocabulary and concepts.

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Growth Mindset

October6

We are learning that our brain can grow and change and that things we thought we couldn’t do, we can with some effort and perseverance. This concept is called Growth Mindset. We did an activity today where students had to solve a puzzle which was quite challenging. Some students got it done and others still need to work on it. This task is homework but there is no due date. I have challenged them to keep working on it and see if they can get it finished.

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Reading strategies

October4

Being a good reader isn’t just about being able to decode the words. It also involves using a variety of reading strategies to make meaning from the text. Our current reading strategy focus is making inferences while we read. Students are practicing reading stories and “reading between the lines” making educated guesses about what the author is trying to tell us. I am asking students to use the pictures, dialogue, character actions and personal experiences to infer meaning in a variety of stories. When reading at home, ask your child about their book and why a character is making the choices they are, how the characters are feeling and what makes them think that.

Happy reading!

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