Weekly Update: November 12 -16, 2012.

Hi Parents! Here is the update for the week of November 12th to November 16th.

 General:

·      Report Cards go home on November 19th

·      Student Led Conferences are the 22nd and the 23rd

·      We are in need of parent volunteers for our upcoming artist visits:

1. Thursday, November 15th from 12:40 to 3:20
2. Monday, November 19th from 9:00 to 11:55

If you are able to help on this day, please email Jody at: jody.p@calgaryscienceschool.com and let her know what periods you can be available.

Humanities:
Students will continue to develop their plot for their Weaselhead tree stories. After working with Cathy Beveridge last week, students are now flushing out their plot diagrams and beginning to add life to their stories. Students will also begin their book covers with the help of a mixed media artist on Monday and Thursday. Using drawings, images, stamps, and tree rubbings, students will develop creative covers for their stories.

In Social Studies, we will begin to discuss the structure and responsibilities of local government. Students will discuss our basic needs as a society and decide if and how the government supports these needs.

Math/Science:
This week student will be compiling, sorting, and using the data they collected while visiting the Weaselhead on November, 6th. We will be using the data collected to determine the average tree coverage/density, type and size of the trees within the area we are studying. This information will allow us to determine if the Weaselhead provides more or less oxygen production than the “average” forest. In Science, students should be finishing their Forest Issue Paragraph. I will be looking at both their Paragraph and the Background Research. The paragraph has a Rubric which is posted on Edmondo. The Background Research has a framework of 7 questions to be answered, which are in a Word doc., also posted on Edmodo. If you do not know what Edmondo is, please have a conversation with your child.

On a side note, Mr. C and Ms. P are looking for a parent with some sewing skills. Please email Mr. C: john.c@calgaryscienceschool.com  if you would be interested in helping out with a special project. 

Have a great week:
Mr. Cadman and Ms. Perevezoff
 


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