This week was filled with many exciting events and learning tasks. We worked on our blogs, set up our email accounts, improved our quick math speed time, presented our cultural projects, attended UN day, learned about other cultures, found connections between us and others, and enjoyed our Autumn Break potluck.
Many thanks to all the parents for your support and all that you did to make UN day and our potluck an amazing success! UN day was absolutely stunning! Also a huge thank you to those that chaperoned students around UN day, assisted with the potluck, and presented to the class.
As an extension of the Viking presentation, students are encouraged to check out the voyage of a modern-day Viking ship and its crew: http://www.drakenexpeditionamerica.com/news/
View the beauty of Israel! www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoizSL-TEJQ&feature=youtu.be
There are so many wonderful pictures from the week’s events, in addition to the ones in this post, please check out our photo folder here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B5ZtYBWpTE7OZFhjTUdtYXQxN0k?usp=sharing
Happy Friday and have a wonderful holiday break!!
Digital Safety and Citizenship for our Elementary Students
Wednesday, November 2 from 8:45 - 9:45
The elementary years are when many of our children begin using more digital and online tools in their school and personal life. At ASW, our youngest students use the iPad to learn, create and access information. In the later years, the students use a laptop and the iPad to do the same. In this session, Simon May and Kris Sheehan, the ASW elementary school tech coaches, will share how we help our students as they begin to read and search for information digitally, tread into a more social online life, and master the digital skills they will need to be successful users of technology. We will also share some resources and strategies on how you can help your children stay safe online and become positive digital citizens in our rapidly changing world.
Another exciting week in 3D – we became digital citizens as we took the first steps to set up our blogs, we read with our friends in Grade 1, we shared examples of our history and culture, we worked hard in our math centers, and, sadly, we took time to say good bye to Nancy Dickinson who was a Grade 1 teacher for some of us.
This week was very exciting as we welcomed our new student, Marci, from Hungary; we began our new unit exploring creativity and culture; and we started our math centers. Also, we had our special guest story teller and we started a 'Reading Buddies' time with a Grade 1 class.
Thank you to all who have sent in your families cultural items. They are wonderful for our discussions and we look forward to sharing more and learning how we are connected while expressing ourselves differently.
We had fun and learned at our level in our math centers! Our guest story teller, Niall de Burca, was funny and engaging. We also practiced our spelling and increased our vocabulary with Scrabble and Boggle - so many words from just 16 letters!
Our counselors are doing many activities to support our learners and our community. On Wednesday, October 12th, Jamie and Karen will be hosting a Parent Partnership Meeting around social and emotional learning. This is the 'unwritten' curriculum in schools and it's so important for our youngsters to develop their social and emotional skills. We highly encourage all to participate in discussions on how we can partner together to support this critical development. More information can also be found on our their counselor's blog:
A few updates from 3D:
1. The blog has been updated and if you sign up via the new subscriber feed on the right side of the page, you will receive an email each time a new post goes up. This will be our main form of communication and we plan to keep large emails to a minimum. We hope you will subscribe and enjoy the latest updates. http://aswgrade3d.weebly.com
2. Teacher led conferences will occur on Tuesday, October 11th. There will be no classes or supervision provided for students. Please sign up for a time at the following link or contact us to make alternative arrangements:
3. Our wonderful room parents, Tami and Li, would like to create a centralized email that the class parents can access to communicate amongst themselves for play-dates, birthdays, etc. Please note that this will only be distributed to 3-D parents. If you would NOT like your email included on the list, please reply to this email and let us know; otherwise we will assume you would like to be included.
We understand the need for privacy, and if you choose to be taken off the list this will not in any way affect your ability to receive important information about the class.
4. Today you received a request about our new unit which focuses on culture, creativity, our connections, and how we communicate verbally and non-verbally. We invite you to send in items which celebrate your cultural history/background so that we may learn from each other and better understand how we are connected as a global community. Additionally, we invite you to be a guest speaker in our class to share a more in-depth perspective. A timetable sign up can be found here: SignUpGenius
5. Finally, UN day will be held on Thursday, October 20th. More information will be shared in the coming weeks. If you might be free to join us for the class/school celebration, please let us know and we'll provide more times and details as soon as we know more.
Thank you so much for your support!
We are honored to have such an amazing group of youngsters!
Katherine, Sylwia, Tami, and Li
Unit Overview with link to Home Learning Tasks
ES Tech Blog - a guide to apps and resources
Ms. Brewster's Blog
Ms. MacKenty's Blog
Growth Mindset in Maths
ASW Library Database
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