The term is drawing to a close as we are. The Christmas season is on and will have a grand ceremonial opening tomorrow during the Christmas Bazaar, which is a grand gesture by parents to make an occasion great for children. Unfortunately due to pressure of time, I will be against my wish and will, be compelled not to attend the Christmas Bazaar. I have tendered my apologies to the children.
Agnes and I are cooperating strongly to avoid strained relations between the children. We are committed to approaching it on a daily basis if there is a requirement for it.
Important DatesThe 12th of December will be a Lucia date. Children will have their Lucia tag at 8:45. The term ends on the 18th of June for the children. The children will have a prolonged day at school in order to have a closure at 16:30. That means that they will not need to turn up in school on Friday the 19th of December. More details will be given later.
MathematicsThe children have learnt two ways of calculating multiplication. By using Number Sense (talsorter) and uppställning. Focus was on page 110 and 111. If the children who have completed Addition, Subtraction and Multiplication can continue with pages 112 to 115 for next week for homework, it will be absolutely in order. The mathematics test results were great. 98% pass for the class. I strongly believe that the children could have managed a 100% pass if time if there was adequate time allocated. It is still important to groom children into making quizzes a natural part of a learning process if failure is a positive aspect of success and if mistakes are made only to be a part of letting us learn what we have to do differently to lead to success then it is so wonderful for the children. 13 out of 19 children had over 90% passes in the exam. You must remember that the majority of parents who have walked this stride with us to generate these results have done a great job for their children.
The children are to continue to read for book talk on Wednesday week 51.
In the coming weeks we will do more Chemistry on Matter, Elements and Compounds and scan through the periodic table. I will base more energy on revision to see to it that whatever skills we learned have been mastered.
On Lucia day the children will start school as usual. However Grade 4 b`s are scheduled to have their celebration at 8:45. The school will be closed at 7:55 and all light turned off for the first moment of the Lucia Tåg. Our class will enter the building at 8:20 and at 8:40 the main building will be closed again and lights turned off for another celebration.
I hope you enjoy the Christmas Bazaar. I hope to be less busy another occasion to be together with the childrens`parents on a fun activity. I appreciate especially the class parents who have taken an active role in letting children enjoy this. Appreciation to Linda, Sara, Katarina, Katarina Rauch and all the parents who make positive contributions in one way or another to boost positive energy and aura in to our very precious 4b`s whose performance give us a lot of pleasure.
Have a splendid Christmas Bazaar and a great weekend.