The week that felt like a month! I heard more than a few times this week…..
Monday I had to go to an appointment for the afternoon and I left the Eagle Nest in the hands of a supply teacher for the second time this year. I am thrilled to report that the feedback was all positive! The teacher even left a note for me stating that the class was excellent. Well done Eagles!
Tuesday we played our first soccer intramurals match at lunch recess and won! I appointed Eagle 15 as our captain for the week and he did a fantastic job, being very fair and considerate of all Eagles who wanted to play. And there were a lot of us. I cheered from the sidelines with other Eagles and 9 players brought us to a victory.
Wednesday was a hard day, and at the same time, a glorious celebration of Mr. CDNIS and our beautiful school community.
Thursday some Grade 5 students began the day with Painting a Glove for Habitat for Humanity. Thanks for participating in a good cause! In class, we began our new Unit of Inquiry. One of our first activities was to practice good procedural writing. Be sure to check out the silliness which ensued with our Peanut Butter Sandwich activity in the post below this one. Also, please see the UOI page tab above for an overview of the Unit, including the enduring understandings and ideas of ways that the unit can be reinforced at home. This unit will be short but very sweet – with many opportunities for hands-on activities, experiments, creations and all-around-fun science learning.
Friday we continued working on our survey graphs and watched Bill Nye introduce us to the world of matter. We won our third intramural soccer match, thanks to excellent team work and cooperation. I am so proud of how we came together as a class and supported each other, even if we were just watching from the sidelines. In the evening we enjoyed some fine Grade 5 art (and free cookies, juice and sandwiches) in the LLAC loby with parents and loved ones. It was a great chance to meet new family members, talk, mingle and simply enjoy our Grade 5 community together. What a nice way to wrap up a difficult week.
Monday, October 12th is the second (and last) parent information session about new developments in our Reporting & Assessment procedures. Sixth floor cafeteria 8:00-9:30 * I am on the Reporting & Assessment committee this year and, specifically, I will be working on supporting parents through all the changes and developments this year. Please feel free to contact me with your questions and concerns regarding this.
I have recently created an Eagle Nest Flickr account to showcase our class photos. We have been taking great photos in class and on field trips, and we all know how much I LOVE taking photos, so we need a place to show people. This blog has turned out to be fairly incompatible with photo album sharing, so I’ve made online albums with Flickr. You can check them out by clicking here !
- Eagle Eye