As well, it was great being able to connect with so many of you during our Education Week Open House. The boys and girls were super proud of the work they had on display for you to see.Thank you for staying actively involved in your child's learning journey.........it really does make a difference.
For hockey fans......playoff season is here!!
For us, the playoffs means EQAO season is here!!
Grade 3 EQAO has 6 parts – 4 language and 2 mathematics. Each part is written in a different block.
Math will be written during Block 1 on both Monday, May 28th and Tuesday, May 29th. Language will be written during Blocks 1 and 3 on both Wednesday, May 30th and Thursday, May 31st .
If possible, please avoid booking appointments or taking holidays in this time frame. Catching the students up on the testing is a challenge and not fair to the student. Thank you for supporting us in this way.
We are doing lots of practice in class so the students are comfortable with the format and with the expectations of the test .As we practice, we share ideas, strategies, our successes and our mistakes, laugh and support each other.. We make anchor charts to help us remember strategies that work. This approach is designed purposefully to REDUCE anxiety, not to INCREASE it! Please support our efforts at school. Keep it positive. Taking tests is part of life and we teach test taking skills as we are reviewing materials.
Feel free to practice at home using EQAO materials that are located on the EQAO website (www.eqao.com). There is also additional parent information available on this website if you have further questions.
Ensure your child eats and sleeps well during this time frame. There will be no assigned homework during this period for our students. In fact, the homework each night will read : "Play hard at home.Eat nutritious food. Get a great sleep." If your child is ill, please remember they will be “caught up” when they return to school. It is not fair to ask them to write if they are truly ill.Send your child with a water bottle and nutritious snacks as you have been doing every day. We need to feed and hydrate those brains so they are “humming”!
In closing.......... I am extremely proud of ALL of my students. They have shown nothing but their best effort all year.........they are Grade Three ROCK STARS.
Get after it Grade Threes!!