Monday, September 20, 2010

It's pronounced "Eye-gore"!!!

Igor has landed! There will be no class Tuesday morning (and possibly Tuesday afernoon), so I had a couple of ideas that might be useful. Since there was such interest in the hurricane phenomenon, I would encourage you to talk with your child about the nature of weather and how it affects our lives, work and environment, especially in Newfoundland.

We also have a daily feature in class called "Saviez-vous que?", which means "Did you know?". It is a time where students can quickly share a relevant fact, personal anecdote or event, or news item with the class. I also ask students to question their classmates on what they have said, to gain more insight into why it is important, where the information came from, and how they can apply it to what they are learning. Wednesday morning/afternoon could be a great chance to share some piece of family, news or community information that they can tell the class.

Hope the kids enjoy the time off!

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