I want to encourage families to bring their child to the parent, teacher, student interviews this year. Opposed to telling you what your child is doing in school I want them to show you what they have been working on and have them show you what they can now do. Some interviews may not follow this structure. This maybe either due to a lot of questions or I because there is something slightly different that i want your child to sow you. However, most of the interviews will follow this format.
At the Start
You will have an opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the report cards or anything else. If you don’t that is fine too. If you would prefer your child is out of the room for the questions you have, you can let me know. We will do fewer activities to ensure we have enough time and send your child to the gym where there is care provided.
I have picked a math activity or math game your child has been working on in the classroom to help them with the addition and subtraction skills they have been working on. They work hard on these skills and I’m sure are egger to teach you some of their strategies.
Similar to the first interviews, I will have the students bring out their book boxes and show you the reading strategy they are currently working on to become better readers. All of the students will be excited to show you how far they have come since last report cards!
We will do goal setting with your child. We will make a goal that the three (or more) of us think is the area to work on improving for the rest of the year. I feel it is important the students are part of this goal setting and that they see that you as parents are aware of what they are working on.
My interviews became slightly behind in the fall so I will be setting a timer to ensure we stay on track this round.
I cannot wait to see you on Wednesday or Thursday!
Mrs. Danielle Tarvit
The 2T students are working on a water conservation project. I need your help with this project!
The first part of this at home project is to record the different ways we use water every day. Help your child notice all of the different ways you use water in your homes and list them on the following page.
The second part of the assignment is to record the number of times you household preforms certain tasks that require water. Each student and their family will record these activities for 1 full day. You may choose which day you want to record the activity. At school we will calculate the amount of water everyone used. As well, we will be graphing the amount of water used.
When we return to school, I will send home forms and select a due date.
Thank you for your time and effort to help us complete our project!
On the bright side! In grade 2 we learn about water conservation. I feel like the water main break is the perfect opportunity to teach the topic!
How you can help at home. Involve you children in the process of not having water. Show them how much water it takes to flush the toilet. Talk about the different things you won’t be doing because you don’t have water, like using the dishwasher or doing the laundry. If you have to pick up water from the store have them come and witness how heavy it is to carry.
I know some of our families are lucky enough to have well water right now. This is still the perfect opportunity to discuss the importance of water in our lives and to recognize all of the things we use water for.
Although I have not figured out all the details, students will be doing a project on the water shortage when they return to classes!
Here is a link to the School Division with information about the cancelled classes tomorrow. http://www.nwsd.ca/pages/NWSD/News/Wed__March_5__Class_Cancelled_
On February 4th, we went to the museum to learn about the history of Meadow Lake. Here is some of the things we learned about!
We will be celebrating Valentines Day on Friday! Come to school dressed in red and/or pink. If you wish to send cards, we have 17 students in the class. I will send home a list of all of the students’ names and the spellings tomorrow.
This week, we will not be having a spelling test as it is a short week and we will be taking part in Valentines Day activities on Friday.
Students had fun with their science project today. They have to design something that will float for 1 minute and carry as many snap cubes as possible before sinking.