Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Bell Work

Math- Equality test

Recess

Science- Students did an experiment on “does it change?”

Lunch

Carpet Time

Daily 5- We worked through the centres in our class today and I read with a few of the groups. Their reading is getting better and better.

Recess

Quiet Time- Finley chose a book for us to read.

Twitter/blog comments

Talking Circle- Finley had her warm and fuzzy circle.

Phys Ed- We had hula hoops, ribbons, bouncy balls

Home Time

Tuesday, January 22, 2018

Bell Work

Math

Health- Ms. Preece

Recess

French- Ms. Murdoch

Arts Ed/Science

Lunch

Carpet Time

Buddies- Students worked on their products. They are going to “pitch” their products to us next week during Buddies.

Recess

Quiet Time- Madeline chose a book for us to read.

Twitter/Blog- We read some of our new blog comments from our blogging buddies today.

Social- Since we have been talking about advertisements and media messages, today I read the students the book called “Good Pictures Bad Pictures”.Β This book talks about how sometimes kids can come across bad pictures on TV, iPads, devices, and in magazines etc. It talks about what is private, and how they should never take pictures of private parts or see pictures of other people’s private parts. We discussed how sometimes there might be inappropriate videos that pop up on Youtube, or somewhere else and what they should do. The book gives the directions of TURN RUN TELL. The child should turn their eyes from the picture, run away and tell a trusted adult. This is a great resource for protecting children against pornography and other inappropriate things they might come across online. There is also a version of this book for older kids. Something to think about if you have older children and want to bring up this conversation. Let me know if you have any questions! I’d be happy to answer them!

Clean Up

Gym

Home time

Monday, January 21, 2019

Bell Work

Math- The students worked on an equality snowflake activity while Ms. Ausmus assessed the student’s mental math.

Recess

Arts Ed- The students started a winter art project with watercolour and oil pastels.

Lunch

Carpet Time

Daily 5- Read to Self- We made it 12 minutes today.

Listen to Reading- We watched a couple Tumble Books on the Regina Public Library site.

Any of the D5 options.

Recess

Phys Ed- The students did the “beep test” as a game. They loved it!

Music- Ms. Hendry

Clean up

Home Time

Song of the week:


Vocab words of the week.

Subtraction

action

bald

eagles

gliding

alligators

break

runners

race

builders

pumping

weights

Friday, January 18, 2019

Bell Work

Arts Ed- Students started recording their play.

Recess

Math- Students continued working on their math problems.

Lunch

Table Activity- Students worked on their vocabulary sentences.

Daily 5- Students worked on all Daily 5 options while I tested a few more kids on their reading.

Recess

Carpet Time

Table Activity- Branson and Jane read us their News duotangs. The students then wrote in their News Duotangs. Try to remember to write back! I know it sometimes seems like a lot of work. But I promise that it will be a great keepsake between the two of you in years to come.

Clean Up

Home Time

Have a great weekend! Stay warm!

Kayde ‘s Post on Friday, January 18, 2019

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Bell Work

Arts Ed- The students practiced using their people for their play.

Health- Ms. Preece

Recess

Math- The students worked on finding the key word in math problems.

Lunch

Carpet Time

Daily 5 Work on Writing- The students wrote encouraging letters to their blogging buddies today. Their buddies are going to be writing finals next week, so we sent them a little love.

Recess

Quiet Time- Kaylie chose us a book about apples to read today.

Twitter

Social- Today I decided to do a little heart/soul activity this afternoon. I have done this every year in my class, and I find that it helps kids see what is going on in their hearts/minds. It all started after my husband Jon and I went to a marriage retreat several years back. We watched a series of Paul Tripp videos, and one of the analogies Paul used really stuck with me. He said:

β€œIf I shake a bottle of water, spilling some, and ask you, β€œWhy did water spill on the floor?” you might say, β€œBecause you shook the bottle.” In other words, the shaking is to blame for the water on the floor. If I ask you, β€œWhy didΒ waterΒ spill on the floor?” you might say, β€œBecause there was no milk or pop in the bottle. Why does anger, hurtful actions, and vile language spill out of people? It is not because they are shaken or the fault lies with whatever did the shaking. No, the problem is that there is anger and vile language inside, waiting to be shaken and spilled.”

I borrowed one of the student’s water bottles and shook it up. I explained how our hearts can be like water bottles. I gave the students some time to find a quiet space in the classroom with the lights off and I played some music. They were supposed to look into their hearts and see if they found any darkness/anger/hate towards others in their hearts. If someone was going to shake them up or make them angry, what would come out? Afterwards we had a talking circle for anyone that wanted to share. It was neat seeing how sensitive young children are to what goes on in their hearts and minds, and several children chose to share. We talked about how we all get to work on what is inside and our responses to others. Even when people make us angry or frustrated, we can work on having love and care in our hearts for them, so that when they shake us up, joy and light come out rather than anger and darkness. Feel free to continue this conversation at home! Or email or call if you have any questions!

Clean Up

Home Time

*Literacy Night is tonight! We would love to see you sometime between 6 and 7:30!

** Book orders went home today. They will be due back Thursday, January 31st. Thanks