Today is International Day of Peace. On this day, the United Nations invites all countries and people to honour a cessation of hostilities during the day and to commemorate the day through education and awareness. As our class continues to explore our central idea, "Finding peaceful solutions to conflict leads to a better quality of human life." we have gathered information about Nobel Peace Prize and the recipients, and will learn about the roles of the United Nations. If you have any expertise to share with our class, please be in touch with me. We would love to have you come in.
In math, your children have been reviewing place value (word form, expanded form and number) and addition and subtraction of larger numbers. Practicing the skills in Mathletics will help each child to be the best mathematician they can be. Next week the focus will be developing an understanding of decimals to three decimal places.
Daily 5 and CAFE support each learner by differentiating the skills. They have begun to learner about the writing process and about developing IDEAS for writing. Please encourage your writer at home to keep a journal or a book of thoughts and dreams. I also encourage parents to read with and to their child everyday.
I am looking forward to seeing you at the Open House next Thursday. On that evening, I will be setting up meetings with you. If you can't be at the Open House, please email me to set up a time to chat about your year 5 or 6 learner.
Have a wonderful first weekend of autumn with family and friends!
Last week we welcomed a returning student to our class, and we are now a fabulous group of eleven students! It is a joy to get to know each and every one of your children.
Every learner in our class has been given access to Reading A-Z, a levelled reading programme. It is my hope that you will support your learner by encouraging him or her to read every night - either on RAZ-kids or with his or her nose in a book.
All students also have access to Mathletics, which is a website that provides practice and enrichment for the math skills experienced in class. There will be some "other homework" sent home periodically, but Mathletics is your child's regular "go-to" math homework.
This year we are approaching balanced literacy through a framework called, the Daily 5. It is a framework for structuring literacy time so students develop lifelong habits of reading, writing, and working independently. CAFE (C-comprehension, A-accuracy, F-fluency & E-expand vocabulary) is an acronym describing the skills taught. Please ask your learner about Daily 5 and CAFE.
This week we recognize International Day of Peace. what a wonderful opportunity to talk with your child about our current unit of inquiry. The central idea is: Finding peaceful solutions to conflict leads to a better quality of life. It is important to share your views, knowledge and understandings with your child, and have him or her participate in conversations. Each child in the class will be inquiring into world conflicts and investigating the causes and (possible) resolutions. If you would like to come into our class to share about the unit, please let me know. We would love to have you come in.
Our year 5/6 class has had a few days of building community and establishing essential agreements for our learning. I have enjoyed the glimpses of your child as a learner, and look forward to the many rewarding experiences we will have together this year.
I ask you to continue to visit our school Weebly site so that you can be a part of our learning journey. Soon the Weebly will also be used by your child to access a variety of resources, rubrics and assignments.
If you have questions, comments or concerns, please email me at email@example.com, or call the school and set up an appointment. I look forward to partnering with you to provide the very best for your child.