February 14 – February 17

Happy Valentines Day!!!

This week in Pre-Employment 

English: Continue reading “Wonder” and we have started using FreshGrade to answer questions related to the novel. 

Math: We are doing math related to the weather. The students are learning to read weather charts and find certain temperatures. 

We are also continuing to learn Zones of Regulation once a week. 

Important Dates to Keep in Mind

Friday, February 17: Pro D Day

Friday, February 24: Young Peoples Concert at Burnaby South. The bus leaves at 9:00am.

 

February 6 – February 10

This week in Pre-Employment 

Math: Money math, Reflex math, and real world math (the weather). 

English: Continue reading “Wonder” and working with Reading Milestones. 

Throughout the week we will continue learning and practicing Zones of Regulation. 

Important Dates to Keep in Mind

Monday, February 13: Family Day Holiday

Friday, February 17: Pro D Day

Friday, February 24: Young Peoples Concert at Burnaby South

January 30 – February 3

Semester 2 Has Started!!!

This semester I (Ms. Kell) will continue to teach Literacy and Numeracy and Ms. DiNunzio will be teaching the Life Skills block.  

This week in Literacy and Numeracy

English: We will start the Novel “Wonder” by R.J. Palacio. “Wonder” is about a young boy who was born with a facial difference that prevented him from going to a mainstream school- until now. He’s about to enter fifth grade at Beecher Prep, and if you’ve ever been the new kid, then you know how hard that can be. The thing is Auggie’s just a ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. This is a fantastic novel and we are all really looking forward to reading it together. Also in English we will be using a new program called News2You which allows students to access newspaper articles online which are catered to their learning needs. 

Math: Money math, budgeting, rounding and skip counting. Throughout this semester we will also look at Real World Math which include units such as weather, sports, contracts, jobs and banking.   

Important Dates in February to Keep in Mind

Monday, February 13- Family Day Holiday

Friday, February 17- Pro D Day 

Friday, February 24- Young Peoples Concert at Burnaby South

January 16 – January 20

This week in Pre-Employment 

Math: Reflex math, money math, rounding, telling time. 

English: Reading Milestones and we will be starting to use the program News2you. 

Life Skills: Cooking, Zones of Regulation,  and we will spend some time discussing the students schedules for next semester.

Important Dates to Keep in Mind

Monday, January 23: Last day of semester 1

Tuesday, January 24 – Friday, January 27: Tutorial and I Days 

Monday, January 30: Semester 2 starts 

 

January 9 – January 13

This week in Pre-Employment

Math: money math, Reflex math, budgeting, rounding, determine how much money we have in our bank accounts this week. 

English: Reading Milestones. We will begin the novel “Wonder” once semester 2 starts. 

Life Skills: cooking, shopping, Zones of Regulation, Circles, and we will visit the local library. 

Important Dates to Keep in Mind

Monday, January 23: Last day of semester 1

Tuesday, January 24 – Friday, January 27: Tutorial and I Days 

Monday, January 30: Semester 2 starts 

January 3 – January 6

Happy New Year- Welcome Back!

We hope you had a wonderful holiday. 

This week in Pre-Employment 

Math: money math, rounding, budgeting, Reflex math, and we will revisit our bank accounts.  

English: We have finished the novel “I Want to Go Home” and are now working on Reading Milestones. We will start another novel study in semester 2 with the book “Wonder”. 

Life Skills: Zones of Regulation, telling time, cooking and shopping. 

Important Dates to Keep in Mind

Monday, January 23: Last day of semester 1

Tuesday, January 24 – Friday, January 27: Tutorial and I Days 

Monday, January 30: Semester 2 starts 

December 12 – December 16

One week left before winter break -time sure does fly.

English: We have finished the novel “I Want to go Home” and the students final project was to pick their favourite character and create a sketch of what they think their character looks like. They then had to list 7 characteristics of their character. I am thinking our next book will be “Wonder” and we will also be focusing on Reading Milestones.

Math: money math, budgeting, skip counting, rounding, reflex math

Life Skills: shopping, cooking, responsibilities in the classroom, and Zones of Regulation

Important Dates to Keep in Mind

Tuesday, December 13: Fly Over Canada from 8:45-2:15

Friday, December 16: Access and Pre-Employment Brunch from 10:00-12:00

We will be doing a lot of Christmas crafts and setting up the classroom for our brunch on Friday. 

 December 17-January 2: Winter Break

Grouse Mountain Field Trip

Hi Parents, 

We just want to let you know, that we will  most likely be postponing the Grouse Mountain field trip this Thursday, December 8 due to the snow storm coming. We may try to go on Monday, December 12th if the roads are clear or we will save it for January. 

November 28 – December 2

This week in Pre-Employment 

Math: Money math, skip counting, telling time, reflex math and determining how much money is currently in our bank accounts. 

English: Students are finishing their dance posters for the novel “I Want to Go Home”. We will then read the final chapter of the book. There is a final project we will begin once the novel is complete. 

Life Skills: Shopping, cooking, Zones of Regulation 

This week we will also be decorating the classroom for Christmas on December 1st. 

Important Dates to Keep in Mind

Tuesday, November 29: Burnaby Heritage Museum from 12:00-2:30pm (Best Buddies) 

There will be a couple more field trips in December. I am just confirming dates and will let you all know as soon as I hear. 

 

November 21 – November 25

This week in Pre-Employment 

Math: Budgeting, skip counting, Reflex Math, money math, and looking into our bank accounts. 

English: We have one chapter left in the novel “I Want to Go Home”. The students are continuing to work on their dance posters. We will be doing a final project once the book is done. 

Life Skills: We will be shopping for items to make sandwiches. Continue with Zones of Regulation, Circles and telling time. 

Important Dates

Thursday, November 24: Young People’s Concert at Burnaby South from 9:00am-11:30am

Friday, November 25: Pro D Day (no school)

Tuesday, November 29: Burnaby Heritage Village with Best Buddies from 12:00-2:30pm