Thursday, April 20, 2017

End of Year Exams and Activities

Hello Families,

I would like to let you know about some important dates as we approach the end of the school year:

April 23 - FSL Exam begins

May 15th - ELA exam begins

June 6th - End of Year trip to Quebec City

June 12-16th -Math Exam

June 21st  at 1 pm  - Graduation Ceremony 

We're looking forward to a busy but productive two months, and in order to help your child be as well-prepared as possible, you can help with the following:
-review and sign all tests that come home
-ask your child to see what they are studying in math, and have them explain what they've learned
-continue to supervise their RAZ Kids and Reflex Math practice
-ensure your child gets enough sleep (they are growing awfully fast!)
-send a water bottle and an extra snack to school
-avoid absences if at all possible
-encourage your child to get fresh air and exercise after school

While these exams are important, your child's health and wellbeing are more important. Please encourage them to do their best, but remind them that these exams are only one of many ways they show us what they've learned.

Thank you for your help in making this time of year go as smoothly as possible for your child.

Warm regards,
Kathy Napier

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Technology Code of Conduct

After many days of discussion, here is the Code of Conduct which we agree to live up to. As the iPads need to travel from home to school, the rules cover basic safety as well as behaviour on the Internet. In all of these, we tried to develop guidelines which are not simple rules for the class, but that are good for everyone and are worth learning for life.

Your feedback below is welcome.

 Ms Napier's Class Code of Conduct

I am careful:
·  I keep the ipad clean, dry, safe, and in its case at all times.
·  I interact with people I know.
·  I keep my passwords, personal info, contact info and location to myself, and I don't share this information about other people.

I am considerate of people's feelings:
·  I am responsible for my posts. My posts and comments will be interesting, respectful, appropriate, and truthful. I will do my best to make my work grammatical, to limit abbreviations, and to make sure my work doesn’t repeat.
·  I will be respectful of other people's lives and their privacy.
·  I will keep gossip and personal comments to myself. I will only write kind and helpful things to or about people that I would be willing to say to their face.
·  I don't let my tech disturb other people: I turn off notifications, sounds and alerts; I mute my tech to respect the people I am with.

I use technology to show my best self:
·  My ipad is always ready to work, and so am I. I will stay on task and ready to learn, at home and at school.
·  I listen to my teacher and respect the school rules.
·  I use my own words, work, or photos or give credit when necessary.
·  I ask permission before taking or using photos of others and I only use unaltered photos (no 'photoshopping')
·      I control how much time I spend online and on different screens.

Student’s signature                                                       Parent’s signature

Teacher’s signature                                                       Principal’s signature

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Winter Break is Over...

A word cloud created by a team this morning as a re-entry activity. I hope everyone had special moments with their family over the last two weeks!

Students, here is a link to a website of poems about winter. Please open the page in Safari and bookmark it. We'll be using it over the next few weeks.

What I Love About Winter

by Douglas Florian (Thomas Nicoll Hepburn)

Frozen lakes
Hot Pancakes
Lots of snow
Hot cocoa
Skates and skis
Evergreen trees
Funny hats
Sunsets blaze
Snowball fights
Fireplace nights
Chimneys steaming
Winter dreaming.

Thursday, September 11, 2014