Titans Welcome Author Michael Wade...
Twenty Valley Public School is delighted to be welcoming Michael Wade, author of the best-selling And Then It Happened series to our school on Tuesday, April 14, 2015!
Students in grades 3 and up will enjoy his dynamic, humorous presentation which focuses on the power of words, the fun and importance of reading and an emphasis on the fact that anyonecan become a writer.
On this day, Michael will bring signed copies of his books with him, which he will be selling for $5.00 each (including GST). As well, if you wish to purchase the complete set of 12 books, which would normally retail for over $90.00, the price for this day only will be $35.00 (including GST).
We are very excited to provide the students with the opportunity to meet Michael, and have him motivate them to become better readers and writers, as well as encourage reading for the fun of it! As always, parents are welcome to sit in on the presentation. Please contact your child’s homeroom teacher for the presentation schedule as the date approaches, if you wish.
School Construction Sneak Peek... (March 20, 2014)
The staff at Twenty Valley have been busy creating the focus for instructional goals in the areas of math and literacy for the 2014-2015 school year. Our commitment is to:
...develop life-long learners, mathematicians and critical thinkers who have the knowledge, thinking skills, confidence and perseverance to solve problems in their lives.
We, as a staff community, will work towards this goal by offering the students a multitude of experiences that foster and develop these skills.
In literacy, through the use of learning goals, success criteria and common assessment tools, the students will know and understand what it is that they are learning as well as what they are expected to do to show what they have learned.
In the area of math, we will focus on computational fluency (which is having efficient, flexible and accurate methods for computing). This begins in kindergarten when students learn to understand numbers, ways of representing numbers, relationships among numbers, and number systems and continues throughout the years as students are taught and learn strategies on how to be fluent in mental math, paper and pencil tasks and using technology such as a calculator when computing answers to situations involving numbers.