Congratulations 2-6! Mr. Oronde is very proud of each and everyone of you. Enjoy your summer and good luck in year 3. Ms. Maggie & I will miss you!
Tomorrow will be a special day to share the love of reading and literacy in our class. Please join us during first lesson as we will be reading a book from the Author Eric Carle. The students will share their own creative fictional writing and parents will take part in a creative activity with their child as well. It would be our great honor to have you all share this time with us.
Please visit the link below to book an appointment to discuss your child's progress and report. Mr. Oronde.
Monday April 24, 2017 Students will have the opportunity to visit the Book Fair. If you would like your child to be able to purchase a book please provide them with no more than $50 riyals.
The children has been researching and working on writing mini Biographies based on a person of their own choice. Over the April break please help your child continue their research using the template organizer sent home.
Google is a good place to start
But there is also a several good biography web sites...
Enter the name of your child's topic person and the word Biography.
Message to Parents Regarding PE- This week the girls start swimming. Please make sure that your child is provided with a swimming cap so that their hair does not get wet.
Celebrating the beauty and love of International Week.... Oh yeah, And of course the Food...Yum yum!!!
Jamaica is a mountainous island in the Caribbean Sea about 600 miles (965 kilometers) south of Miami, Florida. It is part of the chain of Caribbean islands called the Greater Antilles, along with Cuba, Hispaniola, and Puerto Rico. Jamaica was formed when the North American and Caribbean tectonic plates collided about 25 million years ago.
Jamaica is the tip of a mountain rising from the sea floor. Nearly half of the island is more than 1,000 feet (330 meters) above sea level. There are lush rolling hills that are ideal for agriculture and coastal beach regions that are popular with tourists.
PEOPLE & CULTURE
Most of the population lives in the city and one third of all Jamaicans live in the capital of Kingston. More than 90 percent of the population is of African descent, but many other people have come from China, India, Germany to find work on the island. Jamaica's motto is "Out of Many, One People." When most people think of Jamaica they think of Reggae. The music was born in the 1950s and '60s from the musical styles of mento, ska, and rocksteady. The most famous reggae star was Bob Marley, who was backed by his group the Wailers.
The island is home to the endangered Homerus swallowtail, the largest butterfly in the Western Hemisphere. Its wingspan is 6 inches (25 cm), which makes this insect larger than many of the island's birds.
Bird watchers enjoy the 250 bird species that can be seen on the island, including 26 birds that are found nowhere else. The vervain, the world's second smallest bird is found here. This tiny hummingbird is only 2.5 inches (8 cm) long. Jamaica's national bird is the streamertail hummingbird, or "doctor bird." It has long tail feathers and a scarlet bill.
Welcome to the 2016/17 School Year. I am pleased and honoured to be the Classroom teacher of the Year 2-6 class.
"The whole purpose of Education is to turn mirrors into Windows"- Sydney J. Harris And so I see my practice as being both reflective and yet transparent. I find my students have benefited from instruction that is honest, and relatable. As a life long learner myself I am able to inspire my students by sharing in the path of continuous growth and learning.