This week's learning:
Language Arts: Book Commercials and Summer write
Students started to present their first book commercials. I have been highly enterrtained by the creative nature of many of the videos that were produced. Those who presented theirs live have also done an amazing job as it is very scary to speak in front of a crowd.
In writing students learned how to take their writing from a vague 'sketch' like piece to one with details - a 'portrait'. I am hoping to give some very focussed time next week to improving the summer piece.
Math - The D=divisibility unit has been tied up with the unit test. Many students did very well and I was thrilled to hear some say - that was a fun unit!
Science - Students learned about density this week and continued to develop their skills as scientists completing another lab report. Details, neatness and clear explanations are key when writing up an experiment in a lab.
Special Presentation - To end the week Hillcrest was very lucky to have the Aquavan arrive at our school. This program was delivered by some Vancouver Aquarium staff and introduced students to quite a number of concepts. The information that was shared was very interesting and students even had a chance to get to know some sea creatures up close.
With Halloween right around the corner students are getting excited for the big day. I can't wait to see all the costumes on Tuesday!
Homework:1) Math test signed and returned by Tuesday
2) Interim reports signed and returned by Wednesday
3) Science test on Monday (students took notes today on what to study)
4) Book Commercials for those who have not presented yet
Early Dismissal - Thursday Nov. 2 1:35
Curriculum Implementation Day - Nov.3 - No School
Pro D - Nov. 10 No School
Remembrance Day - Nov. 13 No School
Field trip - "Wonder" - Friday, Nov. 17