Terrific Kids -- January
On Friday, January 22, 2016 we held our monthly Terrific Kids awards. The Kiwanis club issued awards to 10 students who demonstrated excellent collaboration both in and out of class.
Ms. Buggie started a knitting club this week for students in grades 6-8. On the first day they learned how to "finger knit". Everyone is excited to get their knitting needles out next week!
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Kindergarten "Tech" Buddies
Student in 5/6 buddied up with JK/SK students to learn how to use the school iPads. Kindergarten students learned patterning, phonics, and printing skills, while 5/6 students practiced giving instructions.
Research in Grade 5/6 B
Grade 5/6 was introduced to the wonderful world of Pinterest as a brainstorming strategy for informational writing. Some topics that have popped up so far....the megladon, bizarre architecture, and the history of Lego. Stay tuned for updates as the project continues.
It's a Small, Small World
We are working on a project to celebrate the diversity of our community at Queen Elizabeth School. One of our school goals is to provide a safe and inclusive learning environment that promotes a growth mindset so that our students will be partners in a community that fosters engagement and well-being.
We are inviting everyone to share information about the origin of their family (current and/or historic) and the different languages members of their family may speak.
We will share our findings in the foyer with a display to help welcome everyone into our school. Thank-you for your contribution. We are excited to help everyone learn about the diversity in our community. Please click the link below to tell us more about your family.
Talking About Math
Talking about mathematics with your child helps strengthen his or her mathematical reasoning and understanding.
1. Revoice - Repeat what you heard your child say, then ask for clarification (e.g., “So you are saying it’s an odd number?”).
2. Repeat/Restate – Ask your child to restate your reasoning (e.g., “Can you repeat what I said in your own words?”).
3. Reason – Ask your child to apply his or her own reasoning to someone else’s reasoning (e.g., “Do you agree or disagree? Tell me why.”).
4. Adding On – Prompt your child to participate further (e.g., “What more would you add to that?”).
5. Think Time – Wait several seconds (try five) to give your child time to think. You may
Jan. 18 - 5:30 School Council (Everyone welcome)
Jan. 20 - Pizza for Sale
Jan. 22 - 8:30 Terrific Kids Awards
Feb. 4 - PA Day (No Classes)
Feb. 9 - 6:00 French Immersion Information Meeting
Check our online calendar for more information: http://queenep.hpedsb.on.ca/index.php/calendars/
Additional PA Day
As a result of the new provincial collective agreements with elementary and secondary teachers, an additional professional activity day (PA day) has been added to the 2015-2016 school year calendar. The additional PA day will be on Monday, February 29, 2016.
As with other PA Days, students do not attend school on that day and families are responsible for arranging care on Monday, February 29. A revised school year calendar is posted online at:http://www.hpeschools.ca/documents/calendar2015_16.pdf
Getting Ready for High School
Prince Edward Collegiate Institute is proud to kick off their Grade 8 to 9 Transition program. They welcome grade 8 students from inside and outside Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board to register for the 2016-17 school year.
PECI is your community school where learning matters. Please click here to access their Grade 9 Registration Form in .pdf copy. If you are not currently registered at a HPEDSB school, please contact the school to book a tour and registration appointment.
Puzzling Investigation in 4/5C
Mrs. Carroll's class came into class this morning with strange markers on the floor. Many puzzled faces and lots of fun guesses as to what the lines are for.
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