I trust that each and every one of you had something to smile about this weekend. We have only a 3-day week ahead of us, with the holiday to celebrate Eid al-Fitr. I wish those celebrating, “Eid Mubarak”.
The end of term was last week, but we are still moving on with new skills and valuable learning events. I know that some of the children are looking forward to summer, and starting to tire of school, but we have to finish strong :)
The year 5 students have been talking about sharing their projects from this unit of inquiry, but we haven’t decided on a time. I will send an email tomorrow to let year 5 parents know the details. I apologize for the late notice. Please pencil-on Wednesday at 3:00-3:30.
In maths this week, each of the students in year 5 and year 6 is designing a school of their dreams. The Rising Phoenix project challenges all learners to be creative, to think critically and to apply their understanding of perimeter and area. I am hopeful that this project will be finished by Wednesday, but I have to gauge the daily progress.
There will be one last writing prompt, that will be shared with next year’s teacher, in the “pass-on” folder. It is a glimpse at the writing skills that each person has that will help next year’s teacher programme for your child’s needs.
We are currently planning the end-of-the-year class party for Wednesday, June 20th. Helena’s mom has offered to host it. The loose and flexible plan is to take the bus to Helena’s house at noon, have lunch, play games, have snacks and swim. At 3:00, the bus will bring us all back to school. We will hire a lifeguard, but it is necessary that parents contribute to the cost (800 dhs). We also would love for parents to contribute food and drinks for the party, and of course, attend to enjoy the fun. I will send a permission slip home as soon as I have the plans confirmed.
Library books need to be back to the library by June 12 for inventory. Thanks for helping your child hunt them down.
Have a great week and a safe and happy Eid holiday.