November 2015 At a Glance

Well, 2 months are now behind us and the cooler weather is here. Students in 3/4 dO worked hard last month creating Superhero’s, finishing up their Ontario/Canada projects, and setting up S’mores accounts. We did a lot of learning last month! November promises to be another busy month! Listed below are the highlights of the month to come.

Literacy- we will begin our media literacy unit with a focus on advertising, how to advertisers try to trick us into buying items, what strategies to they use and how effective are they.

Math- we will be finishing Unit 3 from the Math Makes Sense book on Geometry and beginning Unit 5 on Data Management near the end of the month.

Science, the students were excited to begin our first science unit on Structures and Stability for Grade 3 and Pulleys and Gears for grade 4.  Mrs. Johnson came in to help us kick off the unit!

Every Friday is Passion Project Hour, ask your child what we are doing!

Parent teacher interviews are on November 19.  I will contact you personally to set up a meeting on this day if necessary.

Friday November 20 is a PD day!

Have a great month!
Mrs. dO


Innovators Mindset

Parents this post is for you!!!!

Your child has been learning what a growth mindset is and we will continue to develop this understanding as the year progresses.  I came across this article and thought I would share with you so that you can have a better understanding of what your child is talking about and how you can help develop this in your child as well.

Have a great night!

Mrs dO

We’re Making Comic Books!

Students in 3/4 dO have spent the last few months learning about Courage!  We ended our unit talking about superhero’s and the powers they have specifically the power of courage!   Superhero’s don’t necessarily have to have mega superpowers like shooting ice from your hand.  Anything can be a superpower like a talent you have.  All it takes is courage to use it. for example: Michael in the story Perfect Man had the power to write.

Students have been challenged to create their own superhero with their own superpower by creating a comic.  Here is the link to the comic book creator tool to practice at home with.  I am hoping to post the comics when they are done!