Today was Orange Shirt Day. As a class we took time to learn about the history of residential schools in Canada and the impact they had (and continue to have) on our First Nations peoples. The poem "I Lost My Talk" by Rita Joe was used to help guide our discussion. Feel free to ask your child what this poem means and what message the author is sharing with us.
In other news:
Studyladder is back! It is a short week so the activities are due on Thursday.
Tuesday's math test has been delayed by a day to give us a bit more time to review. Our test will be on Wednesday instead.
All of our in class 5 Minute Math Frenzy worksheets have gone home. Any unfinished frenzies need to be completed, signed and returned by Tuesday, October 9th.
Tonight's secret code:
Tommy ran a 10 km race. He ran the first km in 5 minutes. After that he slowed down. He ran the 2nd km in 6 minutes and the 3rd km in 7 minutes. If this pattern continues, how long did Tommy take to run 10km?
Secret code bonus!
If the race started at 8:30 in the morning, what time did Tommy finish?