This week we have wound up our book club on A Dog's Purpose, so week we will be watching the movie in Language Arts. If you have any concerns please email me at email@example.com.
Our Japan final exam was this week so we will begin our year-end project on Monday. It is an exciting time where students will be on teams where they will compete class against class, and tribe against tribe!
This Friday we will be having the 3rd book club meeting for A Dog's Purpose. Hosts need to be prepared with three questions related to their particular lens.
In Social Studies we will continue to look at how the Meiji Era changed Japan's government, social system and parts of their culture.
Group 1 will be hosting the Book Club tomorrow so make sure your discussion questions are prepared using your particular lens! Don't forget your snack!
River Watch and Activity Forms are due tomorrow. Please bring them as numbers will determine whether the field trip is a go or not.
We will be having a town hall meeting tomorrow to discuss the new policy of Canada in Isolation. You will be attending (as your character) ready to argue the side that your character would be on. Remember to read their description and decide whether they are in favour of Canada in isolation, or against.
In Humanities we are currently beginning a Book Club novel study of the story, A Dog’s Purpose. Throughout this unit, we will be studying the elements of novels such as character, setting, plot, conflict and theme through a discussion format, where students are responsible for organizing and facilitating one week of our weekly Book Club meeting.
Here is a brief synopsis of the story:
This is the remarkable story of one endearing dog’s search for his purpose over the course of several lives. A Dog’s Purpose touches on the universal quest for an answer to life's most basic question: Why are we here?
Surprised to find himself reborn as a rambunctious golden-haired puppy after a tragically short life as a stray mutt, Bailey’s search for his new life’s meaning leads him into the loving arms of 8-year-old Ethan. During their countless adventures Bailey joyously discovers how to be a good dog.
But this life as a beloved family pet is not the end of Bailey’s journey. Reborn as a puppy yet again, Bailey wonders—will he ever find his purpose?
A Dog's Purpose is a dog's-eye commentary on human relationships and the unbreakable bonds between man and man's best friend. This moving and beautifully crafted story teaches us that love never dies, that our true friends are always with us, and that every creature on earth is born with a purpose.
If you do not wish your child to read this novel, please contact your child’s teacher, and they will be provided with an alternate activity.
Wednesday, May 1st - Healthy Hunger - Cobs @ Nutrition Break (for those who ordered)
Wednesday, May 15th - Healthy Hunger - Cobs @ Nutrition Break (for those who ordered)
Thursday, May 16th - Night of the Kodiak
Friday, May 17th - Non Instruction Day -- No School
Monday, May 20th - Victoria Day -- No School
Wednesday, May 29th - Healthy Hunger - Cobs @ Nutrition Break (for those who ordered)