I hope you all had a fabulous weekend. I went camping this weekend and had a wonderful time. The weather is perfect!
Congratulations to our ISM basketball team for the outstanding game played against CAS last Friday. All players demonstrated exceptional skill, endurance and sportsmanship. They fought hard against a very talented middle school team that was comprised of players in years 7 and 8. Our team is to be commended for their determination, and hard work. Our team is to be congratulated for a close game, being defeated by a very close score of 12-7. GO PHOENIX!
More good news … this week is Students’ Council SPIRIT WEEK! Monday is Crazy Hair Day (students do not have to wear uniform), Tuesday is Career Day, Wednesday is Boy/Girl Swap (students may bring items of women’s clothing to dress Mr. Moniz), Thursday is dress as a Celebrity Day and Friday is Student-Teacher Dress Swap. “We’ve got spirit, yes we do! We’ve got spirit, how ‘bout you?”
We welcome a new friend back to our class on Wednesday. She spent a half-day with us in the fall and is coming back to get to know the students so that her transition into the year 7 class in August is smooth. I am sure that everyone will make her feel welcome.
Family Fun Day is on Saturday and promises to be a GREAT time! There will be games, barbecue and a silent auction. I have sent home detailed information about the Beach Basket Prize our class is donating for the silent auction. Please do what you can to make our class’s basket A-MA-ZING! See you on Saturday!
This week’s “back-to-basics” math focus is multiplying. As in the past weeks, your mathematicians will be working through exercises by themselves, with a partner and with the teacher. One of the goals is improved time management. Work will have to be done at home if class time is not managed well. All math work is due on Friday.
The writing prompt is due this Friday as well. This is the second week that our writers have been working on a free-choice write. It may be fiction or nonfiction and must demonstrate developed skills in all 6 + 1 Traits of writing. I am very pleased to see such progress in so many of our students.
The units of inquiry are at various stages right now. The year 6 exhibition groups are working with their mentors and sorting out information and moving ahead with their inquiries. Parents of Year 6 learners are expected to support the PYP Exhibition by helping their child arrange interviews, visits to different organizations, sites, etc. and helping them to gather resources to extend their understanding of the unit. As always, all parents are encouraged to talk about the central idea and lines of inquiry with their children. This is the final unit of inquiry for this year – let’s make this one PHENOMENAL!
Have a fabulous week!