For those of you who might not remember or who are new to the school, Tennyson Circles is an activity in which children from all grades Kindergarten to Grade 7, are in a multi-aged grouping, with a different teacher. The purpose of this activity is to foster a sense of community by having children spend time with children, other than their classmates, and a staff member they may not otherwise have the opportunity to work with. In this way, new acquaintances are formed, with the younger students perhaps having someone older to help them outside on the playground and the older students having a new little buddy to help and look out for. Staff will also get to know other students, thereby fostering a sense of one large community. A big thank you to Mme Christine for organizing this important event.
On Monday evening our Strings students (led by Strings teacher Ms Akita), held and evening concert at Lord Tennyson. This optional VSB program is open to Gr 5 - 7 students. What a treat!
Thank you to Maria Corak (Gr 7 student) who is our piano player this week as we sing holiday favourites from 8:30(ish) am - 8:55am. What a lovely Tennyson tradition!
Here is a letter with contact info from our school nurse, Rachel Diersch.
A little while ago, we posted a letter from a French family looking to do an exchange/house swap in Vancouver.
A Tennyson family has taken them up on their offer and will leave on June 1 to travel to their home in France. The French family, however, is coming at the end of April and will need a furnished rental for the month of May until they move into the Tennyson family's home.
I am posting this here in case there might be a family at Tennyson that could possibly help them out or who may have (or know of) a furnished rental near the school.
Please contact Dreama Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any suggestions.
During our holiday break, students and all Tennyson families are invited to continue to enjoy reading books and magazines from the Tennyson Library. Our collection offers a large selection of books primarily in French but also provides fiction in English as well and some non-fiction. Come in before or after school to make your choice for and with your child/children. Each family can borrow up to five books at the time. If you plan on traveling outside the country, it's preferable to leave the reading material at home.
Looking forward to seeing you in the library. Wish you the best holiday season and plenty of reading.
Lyse Côté TL@ Tennyson
Math - It's Not Really a 4-letter Word...
Our math curriculum is focused on the big ideas, on mental math and on number sense.
It encourages learners to think deeply about the math and make connections between ideas.
How can we as parents support our children in becoming mathematical thinkers?
Come and find out!
Carole Fullerton is an Educational Consultant and a teacher leader working in Kindergarten to Grade 12 classrooms to support the development of numeracy instruction across BC, Alberta, Yukon, Nunavut and the Northwest Territories. She is passionate about mathematics instruction.
Carole has authored and co-authored several teacher resource books on mathematics instruction, focused on mathematical thinking, on mastery of the facts, and on the operations.
Thursday, January 14, 2016 in the Library
childcare will be provided
Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets!
Here is the list of winners (I was so sure that this was my year to win but it seems not):
1. J. A. Grose (20 bottles)
2. Ann's Hair Salon (16 bottles)
3. David Sauvé (12 bottles)
4. Ron Hamlett (10 bottles)
5. LaTieshe Fazakas (8 bottles)
6. Jody Tidsbury (6 bottles)
7. Peter Marshall (5 bottles)
8. Bill & Louise Rhone (4 bottles)
Please help us fill our boxes for the Food Bank. Even one item donated per student will provide 447 items for those in need. Boxes will be out in the main hall from Monday, December 7th to Wednesday, December 16th. Don’t forget to colour a square on your divisions’ tally chart when putting an item in your box. The tally sheets are not to promote competition amongst divisions but are there in order for us to tabulate the donations.
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