Thanks so much to everyone who sent treats for our party ! They were delicious. The kids had fun parading through the halls and I’m sure they had a great night of trick or treating! Also, thank you to the many parent volunteers who helped supervise our Helen Schuler fieldtrip! Here’s a look at our month of November!
LA: Home reading bookmark challenge continues. Each night read earns a hole punch in card.
Reading Strategies: Building a Reading Life continues/ Novel: Stone Fox
Finished Understanding the Story/Readers Check for Comprehension 1. Who is in this part 2. What just happened 3. Does this fit with something that already happened, or is this new? / What mind work is the text signalling me to do? Envision a mental movie or collect information to make a list/ predicting and retelling
November Lessons: Tackling Hard words takes grit/ Readers Climb the Hurdle of hard words by: chunking words/ thinking about the story/using textual clues to figure out the meaning of unfamiliar words: gist, synonyms, antonyms, explanation, prefixes/ making sense of figurative language/ talking back to the text/ considering the author’s purpose
Writing Strategies: Crafting True Stories Unit continues
To write a true story:
1. make a mental movie of what happened, telling it in small detail, bit by bit.
2. Remember your writing goals
3. Rehearse for your writing by storytelling like Robert Munsch
4. Try different leads for your story (will you start with action, dialogue, or setting?)
5. Write a flash draft
Math: Numbers to 1000 Unit
Science: Finishing Hearing and Sound
Testing Materials and Designs Unit starting soon
Social: Quality of Life in 4 countries of study: India, Peru, Ukraine, Tunisia
Themes: Remembrance Day
Big Ideas: Growth Mindset with Mojo
Seven Sacred Teachings: Bravery/Bear
Spelling Program Update
Congratulations on a great start to our spelling program! The kids are doing well with their lists and are mastering a ton of new words and patterns. I am excited to see that many of them are getting their 2 mystery challenge words correct on their tests, this tells me they have internalized the pattern and can generalize it to new words! Way to go! They love their partner practise time using games like tic tac toe and have individual practise time doing regular sorts, speed sorts, and a choice of word searches, ABC order, or sentence creation tasks. Thanks so much for your help at home with this program! I can see the results of our combined efforts already!
How to Book Your Parent Teacher Interview
November is always an exciting time with the opportunity for teachers and parents to celebrate student learning through the interview process. Parent Teacher Interviews will take place at MMH in November. Grade 1 to 5 interviews are scheduled for November 22. Instructions on how to book your parent teacher interview are here!
Step 1: Open to Parents Thursday, November 1. To register, please click on the “Parent Teacher Interview” button on the home page or under the “Quick Links” section of our website http://mmh.lethsd.ab.ca. Please click the “Register for an account” link (as shown below).
Step 2: Enter all the information into the required fields. Please make sure to select Parent in the “Tell us who you are?” drop down menu and then hit submit.
Step 3: Once you have successfully logged in please select the date you wish to schedule a time.
Step 4: Book Your Parent-Teacher Interview - You will see the teacher’s schedule. From the times listed please select one and click the “Book” button. After booking your appointments you can print off your schedule. You can log into the system at any time to view your bookings, print, cancel or reschedule appointments by going to the specific day you have booked and at the bottom of the page view your appointment time by clicking on “View my Parent Teacher Interview Schedule”. You can also book additional appointments with other teachers as well. Please do not call the office if you have forgotten your time. Unfortunately, the office is not staffed to handle this volume of calls.
Step 5: Write down your interview time(s) for future reference. Step 6: Please attend your Parent-Teacher Interview on time.
Important Dates to Remember
Nov. 5-Deadline to order hot lunch
Nov. 8- Booster Juice Day/ pick up fundraiser orders
Nov. 9-Remembrance Day assembly 10:30 in the gym
Nov. 12-No School- Remembrance Day
Nov. 13 -No School Professional Learning Day
Nov. 14- school council meets at 7pm
Nov. 15-Roc Your Mocs Day
Nov. 20- Hot Lunch Day for Gr. 1,2,3/Report Cards come home
Nov. 21- Dress Up as your favourite Animal Day/ Earth Rangers 2:00
Nov. 22- no school for students due to parent teacher interviews 8:30am-8pm please sign up online/instructions included in this letter
Nov. 23-No school professional learning day
Nov. 29 Spirit Assembly 10:20 am in the gym