Monday, November 11, 2013

What's New Newsletter November 11 - 15, 2013

What’s New in One and Two?

Week of November 11 – 15, 2013

*Reminders – NO SCHOOL on Monday, November 11 – Remembrance Day

                   - Scholastic book orders for November due Friday, Nov. 15


REPORT CARDS                                                                                                           
 The November Report Cards will be coming home with your child this Friday, November 15.  You should have received information regarding the sign-up for Student-led Conferences by e-mail from the office.  They asked each family to choose a night and the finalized time would be arranged by the office.  The conferences will be held next week on Tuesday and Wednesday after school and evenings (Nov. 19 and 20).  If neither of those days work for your family, please let me know and we will arrange another suitable time.

The Student-led conferences are a time for your child to share what they have learned this term with their parents.  We are encouraging the children to take ownership of their learning and they are very excited to show you their work.  I will be there both evenings if you have any general questions.  If you would like to meet with me privately after the conferences are finished, please arrange an alternative time with me.  See you next week!

SOCIAL STUDIES – FAMILY TREE                                                                                                      
We have almost finished our social studies unit “I Belong”.  Please return the FAMILY TREE page to school a.s.a.p.  We will be sharing these with each other and discussing our families.

Hopefully you had a chance to visit BOXTOWN last week.  The children worked enthusiastically on building their community.  Some worked in groups and some worked individually.  It was very interesting to see what they considered important for a community.  One of the more challenging parts was deciding how they would divide their projects at the end and who would take which part home (lots of negotiation and compromise).   

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