Your child was provided with words for a spelling test to be conducted Monday, October 28th. When they are in high school their teachers will not ensure their list of spellings, which they were asked to record in their planner, is in their bag -they must take responsibility. If they are not in the classroom, when the spellings are given (they are late, or absent) the class has been told to ask the student next to them, what they have missed. As I said to many of you when we met last week, I encourage the class to act like Grade 8 students, not grade 7s, so that when they go to high school they will be prepared for secondary education. I would like to add, your child should ask you to sign each entry they make in their planner. Thank you.
On Wednesday, October 16th, there is a parents and sponsors confirmation meeting from 7pm to 8pm in the chapel, in the monastery. Please see attachments below for the confirmation meeting and the Postive Discipline workshop for parents.
Your child has been asked to bring home their planner each evening. I would be very grateful if you would sign his/her planner to show that you are aware of important letters, dates, homework, or concepts we have been discussing in class.
Your child has received instruction of how to break an assignment down into parts, so that she/he doesn't have to do it all in one evening: for example, he/she has been asked to create a mission statement to be displayed in class. In his/her planner he/she needs to balance work commitments with personal commitments, so that one evening, he/she may write an outline of what he/she wants to say in his/her mission statement to be displayed in class. The second evening, he/she may choose to find pictures, or photographs, to enhance the presentation of his/her statement. Finally, on the third evening, he/she may produce the final draft ready to be displayed. When your child goes to high school his/her teachers will give deadlines for assignments to be completed, and it is vital that he/she learns how to manage his/her time, so that he/she does not burn the midnight oil, in order to complete an assignment, because they have left it too late.
This week your child has been set the following tasks:
Write SMART goals.
Create a written response to camp.
Begin place value exercise in Jump Math book.
Produce a mission statement for display and enter it in his/her 'I can do all things through Christ' document.
Research literary devices.
If you have any concerns please do not hesitate to contact me