2A Weekly Newsletter

April 23, 2015

Student Led Conferences

Wednesday, April 29th, 7:45pm

Room 1317

Thank you for signing up for our Student Led Conferences on April 29th and 30th.

Students will be sharing their learning, teaching parents games and talking with me about their goals for the rest of the year.

Student Led Conferences are for parents and their child. Younger children should be left at home or brought to the Library.

Stuffed Animal Toy Drive

We would like to thank you for all your generosity in the stuffed animal toy drive. The donation time frame wrapped up today, Thursday, April 23rd. Your compassion during this drive has been outstanding. Thanks once again.

Reading

Students looked for patterns that often occur in series books. These patterns could be within the plot or the way a character behaves. These patterns help us to make accurate and thoughtful predictions and gain a deeper understanding of the author's message.

Writing

Students have hugely enjoyed our poetry writing. I have been amazed and awed at the beautiful thoughts and words they have used throughout the weeks and am looking forward to sharing them with you. We will conclude our unit this week, publishing our poems and bind them into individual booklets.

Forces and Motion

Our field trip to the Qatar Bowling Center was a huge success. Students bowled 1 1/2 games, mostly with a bumper. This gave them the opportunity to observe the effect of friction on a bowling ball. Our unit will end this week.

Geometry and Fractions

Students are choosing fun learning games and activities to help deepen their understanding of time, fractions and 2D and 3D shapes by applying them in real-life activities. Our IXL program provides additional practice in sections T, U and Q.