I am pleased to say that the students of Division 2 are showing that they understand their role as grade 7 leaders. Yes, reminders of expectations, commitment and responsibility are necessary from time to time but they 'get it'. For example, most are using their daily agenda on the board to be ready for each lesson and using their planner to meet class work and notice deadlines. They show respect during instruction, independent and group work and while walking through the halls. They are also showing an interest in their learning, a willingness to try new activities and they are learning how to solve confusions and correct mistakes.
Students: One key strategy is to ask for help immediately. If you cannot ask during class, then approach your teacher at recess or after school. Do not go home and ask your parents to ask your teacher...this is a year for taking ownership and being in charge of your own learning. An example is to correct your daily Big 5 and math practice of divisibility rules during class or for homework. If you do not know how, then ask me for help that day. Another example is to remind your parents to sign notices and to pack your own backpack. Know what is in your backpack!
All students were given a specific binder for math this year and have organized their exercise books and a binder for other subjects to date. They have labelled reading response books and have a reading section in their binder to complement our reading study. We have begun discussing why we enjoy reading and are encouraging others to read the books we love. A graffiti wall has been created to share significant quotes from our novels to inspire our classmates to read a variety of genres. Our class read aloud is Wonder.
Other labelled books are a math journal with all rules and examples, daily Big 5 and practice books, a writing exercise book where they are practicing the writing process, a writing/reading section in their binder, science, (beginning with Chemistry) and social section in their binder and learning log and core competency books where students will reflect on their learning. Parents will soon be invited to read these.
The purpose is to keep parents informed with their children's progress. Parents can contact me anytime by email at firstname.lastname@example.org during the day through the office or send a note in their child's planner.
I am very excited about the possibilities this year. Congratulations to our newly elected co-presidents who will lead the class in a variety of activities. I was impressed to see so many show an interest in joining committees. Our goals are to foster more independence and promote leadership skills.
Enjoy your long weekend.
See the 100 word write of the week and photos below of your group challenge activity last week ...working together to build the tallest tower.
Math - last week's work completed and corrected, complete journal, rules for 2,3,5,6,and 10.
Fresh Grade consent form due ASAP
Terry Fox shoes
Return pledge and parent volunteer forms. The Terry Fox Run is next Thursday.
PAC Entertainment Books
Non‐Instructional Day - Monday, Sept. 25
Meet the Teacher/BBQ - Thursday, Sept. 28, 4:30 to 6:00
Individual Photos - Friday, Sept.29
FSAs gr.7s - week of Oct. 2nd
Thanksgiving - Oct. 9
Titan Amazing Race (Grade 6/7) - Friday, Oct. 13 6 - 9
Provincial Non‐Instructional Day - Oct. 20
November 1 Photo Re‐Takes
November 2 Early Dismissal 1:35
November 3 Non‐Instructional Day
November 9 Remembrance Day Assembly
November 10 Non‐Instructional Day
November 13 Remembrance Day Stat Holiday
December 11‐13 Report Card (1)
December 14 Early Dismissal 1:35
December 22 Last Day before Christmas /Winter Break
Dec. 25 to Jan 5 Christmas/Winter Break
Student Homework Policy from the Surrey School Board
Purpose of Homework
Homework should be purposeful and meaningful which means it enhances or extends relevant student learning. There are many reasons for student homework. The most prevalent reasons are to:
If your child consistently has more than the suggested time for homework, please contact me.
Homework versus Homestudy
Homework is work assigned by a teacher. Usually it is class work that needs completing. More time may be necessary when working on projects. Home study is work done by students either by teacher recommendations, student choice or by parent choice. Three examples of either include: reviewing class material; reading; studying for tests. Homework should always be finished before Home study.
Suggestions to Encourage Learning
100 Word Write of the week! (Congrats to Travasta Sauce)
Ten years after takeoff from Earth, we landed on Arian. While going through Arian's atmosphere, I spotted numerous colours and a humongous metal and glass object. When we landed I proposed that we explore it. We found out that the metal and glass object was a broken lamp. Lying next to the lamp were pale green globules that were as soft as pillows. As my comrade made contact with the globules a monstrous creature erupted from the crates to my right, yelling "last time humans came here, they destroyed this lamp, dumping out all of its contents,"! As we ran.
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