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Friday, November 16, 2018

Happy International Tolerance day, OES! Today let's focus on being tolerant of other people and their differences and beliefs. Everyone is entitled to feel and think what they want, so respect this and show tolerance towards everyone's differences. Choose kindness, OES! Also, tomorrow is National Take a Hike Day, OES. Take some time to enjoy the great outdoors, get some fresh air and move those legs! In our community not everyone's the same, not in OES, Onoway, Alberta or Canada so that makes our community great! Think of ways to show community in your classrooms OES. For classroom Community challenge today ask a question at some point throughout the day even if you're afraid to raise your hand. Have fun with this and have a great day. SANG stuff-a-bus is starting next week, OES! Some items that they are asking for are: canned goods, boxed items, diapers, baby food, toiletries or even toilet paper! Come on OES, let's get as many items as possible!! The class that brings the most items will win a pizza party!! Remember, Monday's theme is MEATY MONDAY and other canned goods, Tuesday's theme is TACKY TUESDAY and there are many other themes happening. Teachers look at your emails for the list of themes we are looking for. Of course we will accept ALL canned, boxed, non-perishable items, but if it helps you focus on your items, then use the theme!! Grade 7 volleyball practice is today at lunch with both boy and girls team. See you all there! A huge shout out to Bryce in 6B for showing responsibility. Way to go!! The grade 6 and 7 Handbell Club meets today at lunch recess. Lego Robotics Club - We are meeting tomorrow morning. Don't forget to remind your parents.

New DRAFT K-4 Curriculum

These are exciting times in Alberta as we move forward with new Kindergarten to Grade 12 (K-12) provincial curriculum. Alberta Education is developing curriculum simultaneously in English and French in the six subject areas of Language Arts (English, Français and French), Mathematics, Social Studies, Sciences, Arts, and Wellness education.

Why Change Curriculum?

Alberta’s Kindergarten to Grade 12 provincial curriculum has enabled our students to achieve at world-class levels. Nonetheless, our provincial curriculum is in need of updating. Current curriculum ranges in age from eight to approximately 30 years old.

We are looking ahead to the future and working to ensure that provincial curriculum continues to give all students the best possible start in life and meet the demands of living in the 21st century. To ensure student success, we need our curriculum to be relevant, meaningful and engaging for all students.

Alberta Education launched the NEW DRAFT K-4 Curriculum. View the current curriculum drafts (October 2018) or a summary overview of what students will learn in Kindergarten to Grade 4. Opportunities to provide feedback and curriculum timelines can be viewed at https://education.alberta.ca/curriculum-development/whats-new/


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