I have heard a lot of comments pertaining to some students indicating that they have no homework. Not so. It may not be created homework; however, they should be reviewing every night. Students need to be reading, writing and doing math nightly. We talk about this on a regular basis and how important it is for their success. So, students are aware of what they should be doing and how.
In Language Arts, we have been working on how to write a paragraph and students could be creating paragraphs at home. We have also been learning about Autobiographical Incident writing and several students have not completed this so they need to complete this at home. I have extended this project several times but it needs to come to a close. They will have one more block on Friday to review their writing. We have also been learning the strategies that great readers use and the students are starting to implement them.
For Math, we are working on multiplication, division and word problems.
In Science, we are finishing up simple machines and will have a multiple choice test on Friday. There was work sent home for this as well. We will be going on to building devices that move. I have a project planned for the students which they will create environmentally friendly vehicles based on a challenge they will be provided. The vehicles need to be made of recycled materials.
Our social is focused around Alberta’s history and people and we are studying First Nations at the moment.
Hope this bit of information helps and Thank You all for your continued support with your child’s academic success.