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Welcome to December! It has been an honour to work with your children and I can tell you that we have fabulous students at Homesteader. As a school, we continue to work on encouraging respectful behavior and leadership skills. Everyday, I witness students being kind to one another, being helpful, and being positive. The interaction between staff and students is also amazing - we are really lucky to have such a hard working, committed team! Progress reports were sent home last week. Please feel free to contact your child’s teacher if you have any questions or concerns. As always, I am open to conversations with you about your child or the school community.
We spent our Professional Learning Day discussing writing and ways to improve both our instruction of writing and your child’s writing skills. We will continue to discuss this throughout the year. We also spent some time talking about our Makerspace. In a classroom Makerspace, students have the freedom to explore their own interests and to come up with their own projects that they would like to create. Given this freedom, students direct their own learning by delving into topics that they need to learn about to make their project successful: Want to build an alarm? Time to review circuits and switches. It is a great space to learn problem- solving skills! We are excited to “work” in this new space together! There will be more information coming home soon!
If I don't chat with your beforehand, I hope your time with family and friends will be joyous, peaceful, and full of love during the Winter break.
Yours In Learning,
Andrea Cooper, M. Ed