I wish to say thank you to the men and women who did not know me, but knew they had to defend our rights and our country. Thank you to the men and women who serve today. You are fighting a fight if ideals, and that is a difficult enemy to face. But I thank you for taking on this challenge and allowing me to return to my home each night.
Our Remembrance Day ceremony was amazing! There were presentations of letters read by our students, a recital of On Flanders Fields, a haunting rendition of The Last Post and The Rouse, and a lovely poem read by members of Division 1 - Ilirian, Lorenz, Matt M., Kale and Olivia. They were incredible and represented our class very well.
We have been moving along with our projects. Students have handed in their first Science report, their first four novel study assignments from The Cay, and will be handing in their first Social Studies assignment nest week
Students are learning so many skills this term. They are learning not only the facts and figures of the various subjects we are studying, but they are also learning valuable organizational and planning skills, how to write a report, and how to work cooperatively with partners. I am so proud of how well they are doing so far. In Math, students are working cooperatively to learn new concepts. They are helping each other and taking responsibility for their learning.
Well, report cards are coming soon. I am working diligently to collect data to provide parents and students an accurate assessment of their skills thus far. I am very pleased with so much of the work the students are producing, and I can see the learning each week as students extend themselves. Super work kids!
On Nov. 20 we are headed downtown to the Vancouver Public Library and for a tour of the downtown area. We are meeting with a grade 7 class from Franklin Elementary to connect and meet new friends.
Remember to bring your lunch and snacks, prepare for the weather and be ready for a fun day. We will not be allowing students to purchase lunch or snacks while on the field trip. Please remember to bring extra socks, maybe some plastic bags, and warm, layered clothing. Also, bring your library card, if you have one.
I hope you all have a great weekend, and please remember to take a moment at 11:11 on Nov. 11 to reflect on how much we have as a result of the bravery of our amazing Canadians from all walks of life, all cultures and all generations.