Our Three Year school development plan is focused on mathematics. This past week I shared how what we know about how our students are learning is changing the way we are teaching. According to their recent report cards, we need to continue to focus on mental math and having students understand and explain their thinking. As just one of our strategies, we have offered weekly "low floor, high ceiling" challenges. If you look at the Twitter feed and listen to the conversations that are happening, our students are becoming much more confident in sharing their ideas and working together on challenging tasks. Our next step is the one I introduced on the blog last week and went into detail about at the School Council Meeting; Number Talks.
I am often asked, "How can I help at home?" so you will find a section in the blog weekly called just that. This week is about how you can talk to your kids about Math.
How Can I Help at Home?
Talking with your kids about Math - https://talkingmathwithkids.com/
Last Week's Math Challenge
This week's Math Challenge
This week's Math Challenge comes from Mrs. Billeck!
I have a bag of 2D shapes. In the bag there are 20 slides. What kinds of shapes could I have in my bag?
School Updates - WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!
On February 22 we need LOTS of volunteers ALL DAY! It's our Village Square Activity Day - Kindergarten and grade 1/2 will be walking to the Leisure Center for the morning and Grades 3/4 and 5/6 will be there in the afternoon. We need YOUR help to make this fantastic day a reality. Please email or call the office at 403-777=6720 if you can help!
February 23 is School Council Family Movie Time!
School Council needs volunteers to help present the movie Trolls at 4:30 on Thursday, February 23. If you can help out with admission at the door, working in the concession or in the gym, please email School Council! Please note the change to the start time - 4:30 pm.
In March we will be starting our second round of Follow Your Passion Fridays! We need parents who can share their skills and provide extra hands as our students explore a new challenge. Can you knit? Can you sew? There will be LOTS of different passions explored - please let us know what you can help out with. Your kids would LOVE to see you in the school.
PE FOCUS – Cooperative Games/ Jump Rope
Playground schedule - Division 1 on playground before school and at recess and Division 2 on the playground at lunch time.
Remember to check us out on Twitter for updates and important information. -@DHarknessCBE or search for our hashtag, #DHSCBE.
Don't forget to check our school website - schools.cbe.ab.ca/b347
Remember to check out our school website - http://schools.cbe.ab.ca/b347