week of April 2

Dear Parents,

Spring has come! I hope you and your family had a great holiday. There are approximately two months left until the students move to the next grade! We have some events coming up in this month and your continued support is much appreciated.

Here is some information about what is happening this month.


World Book Day

  • Celebrate World Book Day by joining the ESSC “Extreme Reading Challenge” and “Book Drive”. We dare you to share a photo of yourself reading a book in an unusual (but safe) way. How: Put your printed “L” size (89mm x 127mm) photo into the photo box by the ESSC bulletin board from April 2nd – 23rd. Photos will be displayed in the Elementary hallway.
  • We encourage you to donate used books to help Shine On Kids. Shine On Kids supports children with serious illnesses.  How: Put used books into the collection box by the ESSC bulletin board from April 2nd -23rd.
  • On April 23rd, celebrate books with your class! How: Ask your teacher to help you take an “Extreme Reading Challenge” photo with your WHOLE class! Be creative! Can you and your teacher come up with other ways to celebrate?! Awesome, but don’t forget the challenge photos! Have your teacher email your class Extreme Reading Photo to the ESSC. 

Please refer to the attachment for more information: #1      #2    #3



Food Fair

This will be held on 29th of April. Details are enclosed in the letter which was provided on Wednesday, 4th of April. The 30th will be a late start; more information will come later.



We have been working to make and use graphs to represent and compare pairs of marble sequences, including sequences that start at the same point and then diverge and sequences that intersect. We have been working hard to describe the relationship between two quantities in a situation with a constant rate of change, taking into account a beginning amount and  a constant increase. There are many ways to work out the total number but it can be confusing. Next week, we’ll be making graphs from tables, plotting points on a graph to represent a situation in which one quantity is changing in relation to another.



Adapting and Writing Fairy Tales:

In this unit, we will enjoy traditional fairy tales and think creatively in order to write our own, unique version. Later in this unit, we will write our own, original fairy tale. To do this task we need to understand the usual structure and components of a fairy tale and how to  make adaptations. For the first two weeks, we will be studying what famous authors changed in traditional fairy tales and what they kept the same.  



Research Clubs:

What are different ways to discover information? One way is to read a written text e.g. a book or a website. For the first two weeks, we will be working to become expert researchers. We will be critiquing ways to research deeply and effectively. With such an abundance of resources available, we will be considering how we can be selective and strategic about the resources we choose to read. We will be learning steps for effective research, identifying important subtopics across books and learning how to organise important information effectively.

Thank you.


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