Lanaway's Lounge

October 6, 2017
by lanawayk

Social Studies and Science starts!

Today (Friday) and next week (Tuesday), Mr. Modica-Amore and I will be starting our units of study in Social Studies (Modica-Amore) and Science (Lanaway)! Yay! Monday afternoon Div. 4 will go to Mr. Modica-Amore for Socials, and will get Science with me on Tuesday afternoons. The schedule is now set and can be viewed by link.

In Socials, you’ll be looking at What is History? In Science, we begin a unit of study in Theory of Evolution: Natural Selection, Diversity and the Survival of Living Things. It will be busy right up to our first reporting period, so please keep up to date on homework and project/assignments. 

September 28, 2017
by lanawayk

FREE Transit Day Field Trip to Deer Lake is Wednesday, Oct 4th

What better way to kick off the school year with a field trip to Deer Lake, followed by an afternoon of Meeting Maywood’s Leaders!

Wednesday, Oct 4th, we’ll be accompanying our little buddies to Deer Lake for a full day field trip. We will be playing forest games and walking along the lake, enjoying the last of the warm weather. Please dress for VARIABLE weather. That means: layers, rain coats if it looks like rain, and sunscreen if it looks like sun. Always proper foot wear, and of course snacks, lunch, and a water bottle. 

Hot lunch students: you will be provided with a bagged lunch for the day; usually a cheese sandwich (or bun), piece of fruit and juice box. You may want to supplement this lunch with extra snacks if your child is big eater!

I’m looking for a volunteer or two to join us this day. Please contact me if you would like to come, or have any other questions. 

September 26, 2017
by lanawayk

Meet Maywood’s New Leaders!

Next Monday, Oct 2 Meet the Leader in-class presentations will take place. Our school-wide presentation will take place in the gym, Oct 5th. 

Students have been busy writing and preparing for their presentations. They will be collecting artifacts (see list below), building their poster-board presentations, and organizing how to make their presentations to fellow classmates and the larger school community.

They will have 3-5 min to present to their class. In the gym, they should be prepared to explain their information and to answer informal questions about their display.

PARENTS: Please help your child finish their typed writing for the presentation at home if they need to. Deadlines are as follows:

  • Wed, Sept 27th: All final written work brought to school (on USB key), or ready to print from their school files by 9:05 am. All printing is to be done at school and completed by 3pm.
  • Thur, Sept 28th: All photos and and images for poster assembly is to be ready by 9:05 am. Poster board assembly begins.
  • Fri, Sept 29th: Background of poster board with name on the poster is due.
  • Mon, Oct 2nd: FINAL PROJECT DUE!!

Artifact ideas:

  • photos
  • awards
  • heritage items
  • souvenirs
  • collections
  • books
  • sports equipment
  • dance shoes/costumes
  • trophies
  • artwork
  • report cards
  • baby clothes
  • hobby items

September 15, 2017
by lanawayk

Welcome to the new Gr. 6/7’s in Div. 4!!

I am so pleased to meet the new grade 6/7’s of Div. 4! Welcome, students AND parents, to Lanaway’s Lounge!

I hope that you will come to use this site regularly for class updates, blogging and creating your e-Portfolios!

We have an exciting year ahead!

Our electronic homework board is now up and running! Entering homework into the electronic is a student led task. Please be aware that students are ultimately responsible for writing homework assignments in their planner before going home and that some assigned work may not make it into the online calendar.

September 5, 2017
by lanawayk

Welcome Back!

With a great (but somewhat smokey) summer behind us, I’m excited to get back into the SWING of things! I am SO looking forward to meeting new faces and co-creating a new classroom community of learners.

Last year’s Div. 4’s will remain with me (Rm. 112) for this first week, and will be assigned new teachers at the beginning of next week. School supplies for this first week should remain simple – pens, pencils, and pencil crayons (or felts) for colouring. We will be outside lots, so dress for the weather (sunscreen, hat, etc).

Once you have your new teacher for the year, you will be given a supply list, as some teachers may have different classroom needs. We appreciate your patience!

My class list for this year can be accessed here: School Supplies List_2017

July 28, 2017
by lanawayk


Hope you’re all having a great summer! Remember to get outside, enjoy this great beautiful land of ours, play safe and have fun!!

June 22, 2017
by lanawayk

Only one week left!

Students and Parents:

With one week left, we are wrapping up the last of our projects, cleaning up our binders and bins, and preparing to complete this school year! How exciting! This year we did so much, and what a great community of friends and learners we’ve all been. I’m sad to have us go our separate ways, but hope that you all take a much needed rest and enjoy all the excitement the summer has to offer. I wish for us all many outdoor adventures – camping, swimming, hiking, boating, visiting friends, and enjoying the long summer nights with loved ones! Please play safe and have a fantastic summer!! We’ll see you in the fall!

~ Ms. L


May 31, 2017
by lanawayk

Loonie Swims are upon us!

Next week, we start our Loonie Swims. Please remember, if you choose not to participate you will need to come prepared to work on school-related work. Students may be given something “extra” to work on.  If you plan on participating, please be sure to submit your yellow permission form and $3 total for the three swims (they’re $1 each). Swims are June 6, 7, and 19th.

May 24, 2017
by lanawayk

ePortfolios are ready!

We’re ready! Students have been considering their strengths and areas of improvement! Please view their reflections of their “CORE COMPETENCIES” in their ePortfolios.

Parents/guardians: you provided the district with your email address and we have now provided you with a username and password so that you can login and view your child’s work. Please support your child’s learning by viewing their portfolio together and giving feedback. Please ask your child for your username/password if they haven’t given it to you yet.

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