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.
This week's spelling words are as follows; help,our, my,am, eat,yes, have, well, they, soon. Please practice these words in your child in preparation for Thursday
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.