We had our first bout with some cold symptoms this week in 78. I was away two days with a runny nose, and missed another because I needed to stay home with my son. We had at least a few students away each week, and finished off the week with 9 students away. Hopefully the long weekend will let us get back to full strength for next week.
We have some exciting news for next week, we have Reid Simmons joining us as a student teacher. Reid will be with us until November 6th. Reid attends Nipissing University, where he is completing teachers college. This is a neat experience for me as Reid’s parents both taught me when I was in high school. Reid will spend the first week and a half observing and helping in the class before working up to where he is teaching half of the day. After his 4 weeks this fall, Reid will be back February 15thand be with us until March 12th.
Week 3 all wrapped up!
Despite the many new challenges while at school in COVID era, we are settling into our routines and getting closer to our goal as a classroom. If you haven’t returned health forms, please do so as soon as possible. Due to the rising COVID numbers, public health has decided to postpone the vaccinations until a later date. I will keep you updated.
We started a new language unit focusing on reading strategies, specifically the strategies we use before starting our reading. We continued to practice writing paragraphs following a proper format, and considering who we are writing to. In math, we finished our first spiral that centred on the geometric properties of 3D shapes. Everyone completed their first weekly math quiz and should be very proud of their learning. Today we began our new spiral that will have us learning to solve problems using area and perimeter. We continued to look at Canadian history over the last 15-20 thousand years. Once we have an understanding of the big picture we will begin diving into the details.