Dragon Update for December 4 – 8
Advent is upon us and each week we will take time to ready ourselves for the birth of Christ through liturgy. Classroom teachers are also preparing for The Journey of Bethlehem in which the Peace Tree Team will be visiting classes throughout advent reminding us of the journey that Mary and Joseph took to prepare for their newborn Son, Jesus. Special thanks to the Peace Tree Team for their dedication and commitment to sharing the Advent story.
FAMILY CHRISTMAS NIGHT IS HERE!
On Thursday December 7th from 6-7:30pm, we will celebrate Christmas at St. Dominic’s! There will be plenty of activities to keep everyone interested and we hear that their may be a surprise visit from Santa! Please come and enjoy the bake sale, crafting stations, movies and popcorn and so much more! We look forward to your presence this night. Thank you to the School Council for all of the preparation in advance for this event. Hope to see you there
Learning in numeracy takes place all around us, not just in the classroom! Here are just some ideas how parents and families can help support and develop numeracy skills:
Cooking or baking: How will we measure how much? Can you read the numbers? Can you help me count the spoons? How many cupcake cases will we need? How long will it take to cook? What time will it be ready? What it we double or halve the recipe? How many will we make? How many cakes will we get each in our family? How many chocolate buttons will we need if we put three on each cake?
Shopping: How many will we need? How much? Will we have enough from this amount? What shape is this? Which is more or less? Which is bigger? How do we work out 20% off? What will it cost if we buy ten? Which is better value?
Watching or playing sports – what’s the score now? What if they get two more goals? How much is the black worth? What is treble twenty? How much better have they done than last week? What do these statistics mean? How long is the game? What time will it be at half-time?
Recycling – how will we sort these? How many? What shape is this? Which is the longest? Can you find me a cylinder?
Walking or driving to school – How long does it take? How many steps? How many number fours can you spot on the way? What number patterns can we spot? Are these numbers odd or even? What shapes can you spot? What directions are we taking? What would be the time difference if we walked or cycled?
Try this Numeracy challenge at home!
Quotes of the Week – “What do you want to be when you are older?”
- SK – An astronaut – I want to fly to other planets in the sky.
- Grade 1 – Someone who works with animals. I love my dog.
- Grade 3 – A teacher. My mom is a teacher and she is perfect.
- Grade 4 – A rapper. I love to sing and rap about stuff.
- Grade 6 – A youtuber. I love social media and I am funny so I will probably be good at it.
- Grade 7 – A scientist – I want to find a cure for cancer.
- Grade 8 – A professional hockey player. If I can’t do that, I want to coach hockey or maybe a sports broadcaster.
Follow us on TWITTER!
The staff at St. Dominic are diligent about sharing the celebrations that are taking place at St. Dominic. We are active participants on TWITTER and would like you to follow us. Our twitter handle is @wcdsbStDominic
Dates to Remember!
- Mon. Dec 4 – Door Decorating Contest begins!
- Tues. Dec 5 – Basketball Tournament in gym
- Tues. Dec 5 – School Council at 6:15pm
- Wed. Dec 6 – Advent Liturgy at 11:20am
- Wed. Dec 6 – Confession (1:00pm)
- Thurs. Dec 7 – Family Christmas Night!
- Thurs. Dec 7 – Pita Pit lunch
- Fri. Dec 8 – PA Day!
St. Dominic’s takes learning outside of the classroom! There are many events in which our students are engaging in off-site to support learning in a new way. This week we saw our Grade 6 students participate in the Science Olympics, partaking in challenges that support our curriculum learning. We are proud to have placed second in the egg drop challenge! Way to go Dragons!