“Television entertains - it does not enrich lives. Stories and books entertain and teach valuable life lessons. In addition, they require listeners and readers to use our imaginations. This makes us all smarter!”
"It takes three things to make a child a reader;
~ David Bouchard
Our school is very fortunate to be hosting a visiting author on Friday who has had a deep impact on many of our teachers. David Bouchard is a member of the Order of Canada who shares that because of a learning disability he was not a reader until he was an adult. As an adult he became a school principal, a prize winning author of children's literature and a renowned champion of reading and writing.
Our Area office has provided us with the funding for this event and we invite parents to join us as David talks to our students and shares some of his books.
Last Week's Math Challenges
As a principal, I am always impressed by the ingenuity and problem solving skills that our students show during these challenges! Check out how the grade 5/6 students stacked the blocks! I never would have thought of that!
Did your family play Close Call from last week's blog? Please let me know if you did - send us some photos!
This Week's Math Challenges
At our school we have several different sizes of geoboards. Using elastics on your geoboard, how many squares can you make? Be sure to record your thinking in your math journal.
What do you notice about the pictures above?
Try leaving the elastics on the geoboard instead of taking them off as you make a square. What do you notice?
Compare your answers with your buddy in another grade, are they the same? Why or why not? Is there a pattern?
This is a fun game to play as a family or for siblings to play together. We also play it as Beat the Teacher or Beat the Parent!
PE FOCUS – Gymnastics - please have children wear clothes that allow lots of movement
Playground schedule - Division 1 on playground before school and at recess and Division 2 on the playground at lunch time. It looks like we may get some outdoor time this week at last!
Remember to check out our school website - http://schools.cbe.ab.ca/b347