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

November 14 – November 18

Pre-Employment this week

Math: Money math, Reflex math, telling time and budgeting

English: We are one chapter away from finishing the novel “I Want to Go Home”. The students will be making a poster to announce a upcoming dance at camp. 

Life Skills: The students decided to cook quesadillas. We are continuing Zones of Regulations and the Circles Program.

Important Dates to Keep in Mind

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

November 7 – November 11

What is happening this week?

Math: Reflex math, money math, skip counting and telling time. Students have had to pay me from their pretend bank accounts for things this week such as forgetting to return a form, not pushing in their chairs and not using their lockers.  Once a week we count our bank accounts to see how much is left and how much have they lost. 

English: Finish chapter 10 and begin chapter 11 of the novel “I Want to Go Home”. The book is slowly coming to and end and the final few assignments include a catalogue, poster and final project.

Life Skills: Cooking, shopping, Zones of Regulation and Circles  

Science: The Chum Salmon are returning to spawn in locations that have not seen fish for many decades. We will learn the life cycle of a salmon and then visit Still Creek in Burnaby on Monday to hopefully see the salmon. 

Important Dates to Keep in Mind

Tuesday, November 8: Grade 8 Science World Field Trip

Thursday, November 10: Remembrance Day Assembly

Friday, November 11: Remembrance Day Holiday 

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

Friday, November 25: Pro- D Day

 

October 31 – November 4

I can’t believe it is November this week. 

Here is what is happening this week

Math: Continuing with money math, budgeting and reflex math. I have implemented a new rule in class which is, they need to pay me (play money of course) $1.00 if they are not using their locker. The money comes out of their individual bank accounts.  

English: We are completing the comprehension questions from chapter 9 and will begin reading chapter 10. The book is getting really good and is sadly almost coming to an end. 

Life Skills: Cooking, shopping, Zones of Regulation, Telling time

Important Dates to Keep in Mind

Thursday, November 10: Remembrance Day Assembly 

Friday, November 11: Remembrance Day Holiday

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

Friday, November 25: Pro-D Day  

 

October 24 – October 28

This week in Pre-Employment 

Math: Continue with money math and reflex math

English: We are starting to read chapter 8 in the novel “I Want to go Home”.

Life Skills: We have a lot of shopping to do this week. Each student is taking home a pumpkin at the pumpkin patch and we are carving them for a contest on Thursday. Students will also be making rice crispy squares for our Halloween party. We have chosen a number of crafts to do as well and we will need to purchase the materials this week for them.

Important Dates to Keep in Mind

Tuesday, October 25: Pumpkin Patch from 9:00am-2:00pm (Please dress for the weather!!!)

Wednesday, October 26: Collab starts

Thursday, October 27: Pumpkin carving

Friday, October 28: Pumpkin carving contest

Monday, October 31: Halloween- don’t forget to wear your costumes

October 17 – October 21

This week in Pre-Employment

Math: The students are continuing using their budget sheets to keep track of their bank accounts. We are also progressing with our money math units and reflex math.

English: We will be reading chapter 7 of the novel “I Want to Go Home”. Also the students have picked an activity they like or something they are good at and we will be working on writing a poem about it. The students will write an acrostic poem and Haiku poem.

Science: The students have started a project about their own habitat. We will also look at how floods, fires and droughts affect the habitat of animals.

Important Dates for Access and Pre-Employment

Wednesday, October 19: Early Dismissal at 12:30pm. Parent teacher conferences

Thursday, October 20: Early Dismissal at 1:52pm

Friday, October 21: Pro-D Day (no school)

Tuesday, October 25: Pumpkin Patch from 9:00am-2:00pm

October 11 – October 14

We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday!! 

This week in Pre-Employment

Math: We are continuing to learn about money. One thing I have added to the class is having them each responsible for their own bank accounts. We do odd jobs around the classroom and I will pay them (fake money). They have a budget sheet to keep track of their money. I have introduced classroom fees. If they want to borrow a pencil, they will need to pay me $0.50. If they want to borrow pencil crayons, they will pay $1.00. They are all really excited about this.

The students also continue to use the Reflex Math program throughout the week.

English: We will be starting chapter 6 of the novel “I Want to go Home”.

Science: We began learning about habitats and will soon be starting an Animals and Ecosystems Zoo Project. Activities involved in this project will include researching facts about their animal on the computer, creating an animal advertisement and a brochure/poster.

Important Dates for Access and Pre-Employment

Wednesday, October 19: Early Dismissal at 12:30pm. Parent teacher conferences

Thursday, October 20: Early Dismissal at 1:52pm

Friday, October 21: Pro-D Day (no school)

Tuesday, October 25: Pumpkin Patch from 9:00am-2:00pm

October 3 – October 7

This week in Pre-Employment

Math: The students are going to finish creating their own bar graph. We have also started to learn about money. Some students are working on adding coins together while others are working on which is item is the better buy?, how much money would you save?, etc.

English: We have just finished chapter 4 in the novel “I Want to go Home”. The assignment attached to chapter 4 is to pretend you are at camp and you had to write a letter home to your parents, what would you tell them? The students are really enjoying this book…as am I 🙂

Science: We have finished learning about the human eye and are going to move on to looking at habitats and ecosystems.

Life Skills: Continue grocery shopping and cooking. The students have not decided what they wish to cook yet. I am also introducing The Zones of Regulation and we will be discussing bullying. Students have applied for certain jobs within the classroom and they have now been hired for the job of their choice. Once they complete their job, once a week they receive a payment. They will have to count their bank accounts and keep track of their own money. Lastly, if there is time we will being to look at the transit system in class prior to actually using transit.

Important Dates to Keep in Mind 

Friday, October 7: Thanksgiving lunch, $6 per person

Monday, October 10: Thanksgiving – Holiday

Wednesday, October 19: Parent/Teacher Conferences (Early Dismissal)

Thursday, October 20: Early Dismissal

Friday, October 21: Pro-D Day (No School)

We are also looking at a day to take the students to the pumpkin patch.

September 19 – September 23

This week in Pre-Employment

English: We have started our novel “I Want to go Home” and the students are really enjoying it thus far. We are also practicing our spelling.

Math: The students are learning how to read a bar graph and make their own graphs. They have also started the program Reflex math where they learn basic math skills while increasing their fluency.

Science: We are learning about the human eye. The students will be doing a lab that helps explain depth perception.

Life Skills: During the week we will grocery shop, cook Kraft dinner, begin the circles program and start learning how to tell time.

Important Dates 

Wednesday, September 21: Meet the Teacher Night

Friday, September 23: Pro-D Day

Friday, September 30: Curriculum Implementation Day (no school)