Grade 6/7Mr. Biro
Learn By Doing
Families: Aim to complete our weekly plans at a pace that works for you.
Check out our Library Online page for online reading and curricular resources.
Dear Parents & Guardians,
It has been amazing to see more students regularly engaged in their work and emailing us with questions! As only a few students are caught up, we are not assigning a new section of the novel study this week. This should provide an opportunity for those who are behind to get caught up, section three will be assigned next week.
Great work with decimals! It’s great to see more and more students completing our online lessons and watching the videos. As before, please feel free to modify and change learning goals as required or feel free to contact me with any questions! Our aim is to provide families with resources needed to continue learning without adding pressure in this already challenging environment.
Bayview staff are putting together a video thanking essential service workers. If you would like to contribute a clip to our video, please send it to Jaime.Stephens@sd68.bc.ca over the weekend and she will include them. She will accept videos until Sunday afternoon.
If you have students in both grade 6/7 classes you may have noticed their assignments look the same. This was done intentionally to allow for collaboration between families and friends online as well as to keep it simple.
Parents or students feel free to reach out. More and more students are connecting with us through their Learn 68 accounts and we encourage more of this. This is a valuable part of taking ownership of learning!
Email For Questions
This week we have picked back up with a new section of the novel study, you should have had an opportunity to catch up last week. If you are way behind, please reach out to your teacher by email!
The focus for math this week is on practice, and some word problems using the concepts we have been working on. This should allow anyone who is behind in Khan academy a bit of an opportunity to catch up.
We continue to get more regular communication directly from students, great job! Students, please continue working to keep these lines of communication open.
If you have students in both grade 6/7 classes, you may have noticed their assignments look the same. This was done intentionally to allow for collaboration between families and friends online as well as to keep it simple.
As always, please feel free to complete class projects that are not assigned this week. KidsBoost Immunity or reading on Epic are great options, we love to see your participation.
Trust your gut, adapt (change) the learning goals to meet your child’s needs. Teachers do this with your child every day. Teaching is about the learning process, not just what the end product is. Allow and encourage mistakes both for your child and yourself.
Take this opportunity to teach your child some life skills like cooking and household chores. Allow creativity and passion projects to happen. Learn something you always wanted to learn alongside your child.
Remember that PLAY is extremely important to your child at this time. Many of the activities we do at school are play-based because this is the best way for your child to learn new concepts. Allow breaks of free play during the day as well.
Weekly Fitness Challenge:
Run-walk challenge: Jog or run for 3-4 minutes, followed by walking for 15 seconds (if necessary). Repeat five times. If you have a bike, find a good hill. Ride up it and coast back down five times. Don’t forget a helmet!
The Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools 2.10 Inclusion Policy is based on the principles
of respect, acceptance, safety and equity. It “affirms a learning environment that reflects
diversity, inclusivity and equity is essential in supporting the highest level of individual
growth and achievement”.