Our Skating schedule

Here is our skating schedule for 2015-16. We will skate with Mr.McCann’s Class.

Tuesday, December 1st from 1:00 to 2:00 pm (leave at 12:30)

Tuesday, December 15th from 10:00 to 11:00 am (leave at 9;30)

Tuesday, January 19th from 1:00 to 2:00 pm. Cancelled. 

Tuesday, January 26th from 10:00 to 11:00 am

Tuesday, February 9th from 10:00 to 11:00 am

Tuesday, March 8th from 1o:00 to 11:00 am

Link

Ancient Rome -BBC Website for Kids

Ancient Rome -BBC Website for Kids

Check out this website for our Ancient Civilizations Unit.

Terry Fox Community Run/walk

This year, we will be participating in the Terry Fox run or walk at Century Public School on Wednesday, September 24th.  Students and family or community members will be running or walking on a 1km loop with their teachers.  We encourage students to bring in a looney or twoney to support the fight for cancer.  We will collect donations until Tuesday, September 30th. Our school goal is to raise $850.00

Memory Box Presentations

Memory Boxes

Your first Language Arts assignment will be to create a Memory Box.

A Memory Box is about you.  Watch the lesson very closely today and

follow all of the steps carefully.  A Memory Box takes time, effort and

thought.  Use your agenda to plan when you will work on it in class and

when you will work on it at home.

Steps:

 

          1.  Get a box (a shoe box is good or a gift box would work; just

make sure it is not too big or too small).

2.  Start colleting pictures, cutouts, drawings, or photographs

that represent you.  It could be things that you like, hobbies,

favourite colours, favourite sports, pets, your family, words

or phrases that represent you.  These images or phrases need

to be positive and represent the best “you”.  The whole box

needs to be covered like a collage*.

3.  You then need to think about the 4 items to fill your box.

They need to be items that are important to you and tell

something about you.  Try to choose things that are unique

or that nobody else might know about.

4.  Once you have all of your items, you will write one paragraph

about the box itself and then one paragraph for each item with

a total of 5 paragraphs.  Remember, start each paragraph with

an introductory sentence.  Use the anchor chart in the class if

you don’t remember the structure of a paragraph.

5.  You will then present your box to your classmates.  You may

use cue cards to help you remember what to say, but try to

memorize your speech as best as you can.

Collage:  An art form where pictures, images or words are

          glued to a surface in an overlapping form so the surface is

          covered completely.

Memory Box Rubric

Here, parents and students can review how this project will be assessed.  One third of the mark will be devoted to the writing itself.  Another third of the mark will focus on the collage or media aspect as well as the content within the box.  The final third of the assessment will be dedicated to the oral component of the presentation.

Memory Box Rubric

 
CATEGORY
4
3
2
1
Sentences and Paragraphs
Sentences and paragraphs are complete, well constructed and of varied structure.
All of the sentences are complete and well constructed.  Most paragraphs are well done.
Sentences and paragraphs are complete, but require further development.
Many sentences are grammatically incorrect.  Paragraphs do not flow in a logical sequence.
Grammar and Spelling
Almost no grammar or spelling errors.
There are some grammar and/or spelling errors.
Several grammar and/or spelling errors.
Many grammar and/or spelling errors.  Work was not proofread.
Graphic Relevance
All graphics are related to the topic and make it easier to understand.  Collage techniques are used with exceptional success.
Most graphics are related to the topic and make it easier to understand.  Collage techniques are used with some success.
Some graphics are related to the topic.  Collage techniques are used with limited success.
Graphics do not relate to the topic.  Collage techniques were not used.
Personal Items
Box contains 4 items that are clearly related to the presenter.
Box contains 3 items that are related to the presenter.
Box contains 2 items on the box that are somewhat related to the presenter.
Items are missing or have no relevance to the topic (the presenter’s personal life).
Speaks Clearly
Speaks clearly and distinctly almost all of the time and mispronounces few words.
Speaks clearly and distinctly most of the time and mispronounces some of the words.
Speaks clearly some of the time, but often mispronounces words.
Often mumbles or cannot be understood.  Many words are mispronounced.
Posture and Eye Contact
Stands straight, looks relaxed and confident.  Establishes eye contact with everyone during the presentation.
Stands straight and usually makes eye contact with most of the people during the presentation.
Sometimes stands straight.  Often has to look at written material to prompt what needs to be said.
Often slouches or leans on a desk or wall.  Rarely makes eye contact with anyone in the audience.