Heads Up

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A message from Form 2

Greetings from everyone in 2F!  We look forward to sharing all of the  exciting happenings in our classroom over the next year with you all.  We have had a great start to Form 2 so far and are quickly adjusting and becoming familiar with all of the new routines in our classroom.  During our first two days, we worked collaboratively in groups and brainstormed an amazing set of ‘essential agreements’ that we have agreed to follow to help make our days run smoothly.  Feel free to drop in and have a peek at them. We have started working on Unit 1 in our math journals and have begun to set up our portfolios.  We have also been reading lots of great stories from our library. The boys are also enjoying receiving instruction from their specialist teachers in art, physical education, French, music and library. It was wonderful meeting so many of you at the Parent Information Evening and I fully anticipate a wonderful year of working together.  If you did not receive the hand outs, please contact me and I will send them home in your son’s agenda. Also, please remember to check and sign your son’s agenda nightly and to remind your son to take all of his forms and notices out of its front plastic pocket in the morning to be returned.  Many thanks for helping your son to be organized! We have also begun our first unit of inquiry entitled, Healthy Me!  The central idea of this inquiry is that ‘human actions can affect well being’.  Throughout the next few weeks, we will be inquiring into physical health (hygiene, nutrition, exercise, rest); emotional health and some strategies and skills used to promote well being. After defining the words in the central idea, we have been working to investigate how our health, emotional and physical, can be affected by the things that we say and do.  We have already brainstormed examples of how we stay healthy and completed a personal survey and teacher interview about our healthy habits. We look forward to sharing more of this exciting inquiry with you in the future.  Until then, 2F recommends that you follow this healthy tip:  drink lots of water each day to keep your body hydrated.