Happy New Year! I hope the holiday break was restful and rejuvenating for your family, and that you got to spend some quality time together with those that you love most.
My family spent the break relishing the golden years of Christmas with our sons, who are 5 and 2. The holiday magic is alive - from Santa to the elf - and it is such a gift to experience it through the eyes of young children.
On to the recap: December was a short - albeit busy - month in Division 1, launching us into our final project for Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus and wrapping up our unit on decimal concepts and operations in Math. The students took time to decorate the classroom, making it more festive and fun. We supported our little buddies from Mrs. Burtman's class in a holiday craft and had a chance to take in the primary Christmas concert as well. In the final week, we had a chance to play some fun classroom games that involved communication, teamwork, critical thinking, and a little bit of mystery! Ask them about Mafia - it was a fast favourite!
We're looking forward to a fantastic start to the new year together. I always call January and February "the bread and butter" of our curriculum, so to speak - there are a lot of important topics that are foundational to high school that get covered throughout this term... and it goes FAST! Be sure to check out the News section of the site to see what we're working on this month.
Thanks for reading!