You are invited to a Gallery Opening!

Dear Parents,

As you know, the students have been working hard at writing a story about an elder they interviewed during their visit to the Chinese Cultural Center**.

On Thursday February 11, their work will officially be on display in the VSB foyer. As a way to make this assignment more meaningful, the students have been invited to attend the gallery opening.

The two artists we worked with, Phyllis and Allison, will be there to present the students’ work. I believe one representative from the Chinese Cultural Centre plans to be there as well. As I am not in the classroom on Thursdays, I will plan my schedule so that I can be there for 4pm.

If you wish to attend this event with your child so that you can view everyone’s work and meet the artists, please let me know by adding a comment to this blog post.

When: Thursday February 11, between 4pm and 4:30pm
Where: 1580 West Broadway (between Granville and Fir), in the foyer
Who is invited: parents, students and other family members

Parking is not always easy to find so please allow for about 15 minutes of your time for this.

I look forward to seeing you there!


**I used Showbie to provide feedback. If you haven’t had a chance to look at your child’s work, please ask him/her to log in his/her Showbie account. This can be done from a computer ( or by using the free app on an iPad.

Long Division

Dear parents,

In math, we are currently working on long division. As you will see in this video (click here to view), long division is a lot harder when a student needs support with multiplication and subtraction. I notice that some students still need support with their times tables. Please take some time to review them at home.

All the steps have been used in the tutorial I just made for you. We will review this one last time in class tomorrow before everyone gets some additional practice on their own.

Have a great evening,