April’s virtue is Acceptance.
There was no definite homework assignment this week. Instead, students know that their “science text” based on electricity/ energy conservation ideas should be ready to share with the class on Monday. Students have had a lot of class time to work on their media text, writing and what they will say to the class. Students have had an opportunity to get feedback from me about how to move forward and make improvements to show more detailed knowledge and understanding about electricity and energy conservation. They may have brought home work to finish for this task. Everybody should be ready for Monday.
Lunchbox orders for the week are due by Sunday at noon; this week, Booster Juice is available on Tuesday.
Day of Pink is a student started initiative to raise awareness about bullying behaviour. Students are encouraged to wear a pink shirt or other pink items on Wednesday, April 11.
What is the Day of Pink?
April 11, 2018 marks the International Day of Pink. It is a day where communities across the country, and across the world, can unite in celebrating diversity and raising awareness to stop homophobia, transphobia, transmisogyny, and all forms of bullying.
The International Day of Pink was started in Nova Scotia when 2 straight high school students saw a gay student wearing a pink shirt being bullied. The 2 students intervened, but wanted to do more to prevent homophobic & transphobic bullying. They decided to purchase pink shirts, and a few days later got everyone at school to arrive wearing pink, standing in solidarity. The result was that an entire school took a stand and began working together to prevent homophobic & transphobic bullying.
The message was clear: anyone can bully, any can be victimized by bullying, but together we can stop it. Each year on the second Wednesday of April, millions of people wear pink and take a stand. The Day of Pink is a symbol, a spark, that empowers and inspires youth across Canada to create amazing social change!
Math: We will be consolidating work about 2D shapes, triangles and quadrilaterals, and moving into 3D shapes, identifying differences between prisms and pyramids, identifying faces, edges and vertices, and constructing 3D shapes and drawing them.
Language/ Social Studies: Students have ranked Kenneth Oppel books they’d like to read, and will start this week. They will have a month to read their book (or books if they’d like to read more!) They will have time in class but will need to be reading at home as well.
We also continue reading A Long Road Home, and learning about the conflict in Kosovo and Serbia, as part of our social studies work about migrations, and connections with different countries.