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Buddies- Students did centres with their buddies again today. They had a great time.
Quiet Time/Twitter- We read the book Alphabeasts and tweeted today. Today we looked at a tweet from an older student and talked about how important it is to use capital letters, punctuation, and spell words properly.
Phys Ed- Mr. Olynyk
*Reminder that we have the school open house this Thursday evening. It goes from 4:30-7:30 PM. See you there!
Daily 5- We wrote in our news duotangs today! Don’t forget to write back!
Library- The students had their first library visit. They were allowed to take up to 4 books out. 1 Fiction, 1 Non-Fiction, and 2 for home. if they chose not to take any home because they were afraid they would forget to bring them back, we said that was fine too!
Terry Fox Walk- We went to the gym and watched a Terry Fox video and then went on our Terry Fox walk.
Math- Students learned about the website/app Sumdog. Your homework is to play a game or tonight tonight! Username and password were sent home in the Take Home Folder. Please email Ms. Ausmus if that information sheet was lost.
Daily 5 Centres- We learned about Work on Writing with Ms. Brace’s class. We came back to our room and worked on writing a song/poem. If the students finished in time, they were able to turn it into a song with music by using the Songify app.
Quiet Time/Twitter- We read a book called “Let’s Talk About Being Messy.”
Social- Last time we had social, we talked about the school community. Today we talked about “home.” We had a talking circle and each student needed to share at least one thing with me about their homes, their family/pets, or their neighbourhood. I gave them lots of time to think, and there were a lot of ideas being thrown around. I did tell them that this was something they needed to be able to do in grade 2; share some information on a topic that I give them. I will be inputting these marks into Gradebook under Social and L.A.
*Reminder that Scholastic book orders are due tomorrow! Please order online sometime tonight if you’re interested in getting a book!
Math- Students practiced their dance patterns, and some children performed them.
Health- Ms. Preece
French- Ms. Murdoch
Buddies- We started our buddies today with the grade 7/8 class. It’s not going to be called reading buddies as we are going to be doing more play based, creative outlets for both grades. For these first two months, the students are going to be doing different “centres.” They get to play alongside and learn with the grade 7/8s.
Quiet Time/Twitter- We read Mrs. Maley’s Africa trip book today. The students were really interested in my pictures and some of the cultural pieces behind my trip. We talked a bit about race as all of the Africans in the picture were black. We also talked about rich/poor as one of the pictures in the book was me visiting a school there. The walls and roofs were made of tin, and it sparked some great conversation. We talked about how we would never judge someone based on race or how much money they had. We talked about all of the positives I learned from being in a different country and the great things I learned from being in a different culture than my own.
Phys Ed- Mr. Olynyk
*A note went home today that talked about how we will be gaining a new classroom at Plainsview. A new 5/6 class will be starting on Sept. 19th. This means there will be a schedule shuffle, and some of our prep times/schedules will change. We will update the daily schedule on the blog asap.