October 15, 2017

Week of Oct 10-13

It was a short week, but again a BUSY week. This week at school, we launched or WE SCARE HUNGER food drive. The grade 6 students have chosen a local and global issue to address for the WE Schools Foundation. This year, students have picked the local goal of hunger. The global goal students would like to raise funds for is health. Over the course of the year, the WE team will organize events to support these local and global causes. This year, for the month of October, we are asking families to donate canned food and non-perishable items to our drive. We will then distribute to our local shelters. The goal is to raise 1000 cans. We can do this!
In math, we kicked off the week with a Breakout Edu game. For those of you who are not familiar with this concept, it is like an escape room, instead they are trying to break-in to a box by using clues to unlock multiple locks. This Breakout Edu was all based on place value. Students had to solve problems, find clues all related to representing, comparing and ordering numbers up to 1 000 000. There is a time constraint, they have 45 minutes to breakout. I wish I could have captured the excitement in the room. Although students did not breakout in time (one lock away) they had a great time working on math. Take a look at some of the pictures.

In language, we finished up our multi-media presentations on being  responsible digital citizens. We are just in the final stages of editing and productions should be out by the end of the week. In religion, we have moved to the gospel value of "Dignity of the Person." We will be looking at our mentor figure (Jonathon Pitre) and discuss the qualities that make him so unique. 

This Friday we will be hosting our Thanksgiving Mass over at the church at 9:30. All parents are welcome!

Have a great week!
A. Porcari