Hello 5M Parents,
Here are the announcements for February
February 2nd- New Student Registration due to the office
*there will be a First Nation’s Peoples Performance from 1-2pm. Please bring $1 donation to cover the costs by February 1st*
February 5th- In class Individual speech arts competition
February 6th- Individual Speech Arts competition
February 7th- Toques are due for those in need in the downtown East side
*Note: We have had just one toque donated on behalf of 5M so far.
February 8&9- No School- Catholic Educators Conference
February 12th- No School- Family Day
February 13th- Class Valentine’s Treats and fun
February 14th- Ash Wednesday (NO treats allowed please and remember to not eat meat, fish is an exception)
February 15th- Registration forms distributed
February 16th- Chinese New Year cultural celebration NOON DISMISSAL
February 28th-March 2nd – Basketball Finals
Attached you will find the criteria for our Affirmation Log, Science Game Board Project and our Inspiring Interview Project. (See link at the bottom of this page) We will be starting the Interview Project next week during our Reflective thinking block. I am excited that our school’s new ipad cart is up and running, 5M has the cart booked twice a week in addition to coding for Reflective Writing and Art.
We are starting an interesting Art assignment which is aimed for students who would like to try a different Artistic outlet. This assignment is to produce your own music using an app called Garage Band. Perhaps one day your children will become future producers for commercials, jingles, advertisements, athletic performance videos, event planners, editors, dj’s or business students who need to create slideshows or short presentations. For now, 5M will connect this to our Poetry unit soon to come where the students will link up a song or rhythm they produced to one of their poems.
Our class has started their Affirmation logs last week. My goal is to build every child’s self confidence, self-esteem, good problem solving, positive thinking, leadership skills and coping. I am happy to see some students already beginning to understand this incredible information to build themselves.
Finally here is a video I would like to share with you. These are the major reasons why the Ministry of Education changed the curriculum for British Columbia.
As I was trying to explain to your children… I need to inspire their creative thinking, deeper understanding, communication skills, technological literacy, etiquette, problem solving and and group work leadership skills. In addition to this, none of this will be helpful without self confidence, drive, stress management or friendships. This way your children will have irreplaceable qualities to put forth their best selves in the future.
Thank you for your time,
Ms. Stephanie Munro