Don't forget to SPRING forward-- move your clocks one hour ahead and enjoy your long bright spring evenings (after you lose an hour of sleep!).
Please help your child remember to bring their weekly words back and forth. We use them at school Monday to Thursday and they should be doing their nightly activity those nights as well. We have been having many cases of lost words which makes it hard for students to be successful learning spelling patterns,
SWIM TO SURVIVE
The grade threes will be participating in this free program on April 6, 11 & 26. Grade twos will be heading to the TCC for a swim in the kids pool at the same time. There will be a cost for the grade twos, but we don't know how much yet. Busing will be provided. Male chaperons for the change rooms would be appreciated. Permission slips will be coming home this week.
ST PATRICK'S DAY
We will be celebrating this week with some reading, writing and math activities as well a visit from Mrs. Hassall's class. Please have your child wear green on Thursdayif possible.
Our classroom website has a few new photos from our 100 day celebration and some building creations the kids were really proud of. As well, you can find an archive of past weekly updates, the homework calendars and the weekly spelling words. There is also a link from the Rayleigh home page.
Our class is participating in Scholastic Canada's Classroom Cares program. This involves our class reading, discussing and recording 100 books by the end of April. Students read and reread books, then bring the book to me and I ask them questions about the book. If they are able to answer them, they put a star on our classroom chart. When we reach 100 books, we let Scholastic know and through their corporate sponsors, books will be donated to needy kids.
CLASS DOJO MONSTER COMPETITION
Our class has been developing our growth mindset (the idea that the brain needs to be used to grow and that trying, even if you fail, is good for you). Class Dojo produced a series of animated videos that support this concept. They are currently running a competition asking students to design a monster that could be in the next video series. The neat thing about this competition is that it stresses the process, not the result. Students do three drafts and comment in writing about what they like and what they'd like to improve. Entries will be mailed Monday- keep your fingers crossed.
NAME THE POLICE DOG
Students have the opportunity to name one of thirteen pups destined to be police dogs. The competition is open to all Canadian children under the age of 14. Names must start with J, be unisex and two syllables or less. Entries should include: the dog's suggested name, child's name and age, child's address and phone number. Creativity is encouraged- the RCMP love to have hand drawn pictures included. This is an optional activity for kids, but I'll be collecting and mailing all the entries onFriday. Winners receive a photo of the dog, a police dog stuffy and a RCMP cap.
Report cards will be coming home Friday. Please remember to return the envelops when we come back to school in April.
Thanks for your support at home,
March 17 Wear green for St. Patrick's Day
March 21 to April 1 Spring Break
April 4 Professional Development Day- no school for students- no word work this week
April 6 11:45-2 Swimming
April 11 11:45-2 Swimming
Creation story & museum permission slips due
April 14 10-2 Secwepmenc Museum and Ethnobotanical Gardens
April 18 Professional Development Day- no school for students
April 26 11:45-2 Swimming
June 1 Wildlife Park