Thursday, 2 November 2017

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Reminders & Notes sent home today:

1) November calendar => important events at BHS this month
2) Poinsettia fundraiser order form
3) Ongoing homework project Leaves and Trees & Forests & Book Report (LA)
4) Veterans' Food Drive - Send canned or other non-perishable food items to school to show your support
5) Movember fundraiser: Your children can vote for the BHS teacher with the worst mustache for only $1 per vote.
Almost all male staff members are showing their support for prostate cancer research by growing a mustache this months. The money, collected will be donated to the Movember organization.

In the subject areas:

In Social Studies, we are currently learning about bylaws and the process of brining forward a motion at local government level. Students were discussing two bylaws and made changes in class.
Did you know that a bylaw has to be discussed three times in council before a final decision will be made? We, the public, have the opportunity to provide insights and feedback on bylaws throughout the process.  Students, therefore are realizing that one principle of democracy is taking an active part in your local government.

In Math,
we are working on addition and subtraction of decimals and solving word problems. Your children should all be familiar with the CUBE strategy:

Circle - the numbers
Underline - math words (i.e. difference, total, share, more than)
Box in - additional information (understanding the context of the word problem)
Evaluate - Think about what math operation (i.e. addition, subtraction, multiplying, etc.) is required

In Science, I allocated additional research time and had students work on our computers to find out detailed information about their various Big Ideas and Key Understandings in regards to our current Trees and Forests unit.

Please ensure your children are dressed properly when coming to school. At lunch and recess, we are still spending 10-20 minutes outside.

Have a great day!

Mr. Mueller

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