Tuesday May 31, 2016

Morning Carpet Time
Math- We added a new math centre. I pulled students to do a weight measurement activity.
Math centres
Recess
We did some prep work for our Genius Hour presentations.
Lunch
Genius Hour presentations!

Chores
Home time
*Thanks to all the family and friends who came out to watch our grade ones present. It was such a great learning opportunity for them to share what they know and love!
** Don’t forget that this Friday is Play Day! Please have your child dress appropriately for the weather!

Monday, May 30, 2016

Morning Carpet Time
Mad Minute Monday
Math Centres
Recess
Daily 5- Listen to Reading- Wyatt, Kali and Chase read us their news duotangs today.
Lunch
Circle Time- We had an open talking circle today
Spelling- We had our first spelling test today! The students did pretty well! We got new spelling words for this week. I have told them their green duotangs need to live in their backpack. They can practice their words at home and school. No one knows when the next spelling test will be next!
Recess
Centres- We did play centres for the last hour and I pulled some students for testing.
Home time
* On June 16th we will be having the Lego Brick people come and do a special workshop with us. It is going to cost $3.75 per student. It should be added to your online account if you can look for that. This is different than our end of the year bowling trip FYI!
** A note from your play day committee:
Hi, Parents!

On Friday, June 3, the students from Grades 1-4 will be participating in a Playday, weather permitting! We will have Grade 5 students working as group leaders. The activities will run for most of the day and will be largely outside.

Your child has been put on an assigned colour team. Your child’s teacher will let him or her know what colour he or she will be encouraged to wear. Because we will be outside for most of the day, please make sure that your child is dressed in weather-appropriate clothing and shoes, including hats and wearing sunscreen.

Thanks for your help! Please let me know if you have any questions.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Our Smartboard seemed to have died this morning, so we weren’t able to do our morning routine!
Math-We practiced counting today. Our DNA task is a counting task, so we were reminded of what good mathematicians do when they count!
We learned a couple new math centres
Recess
Daily 5- Work on Writing- News duotangs
Flashlight Friday
Lunch
Carpet Time- We had our first show and tell today for row one.
Genius Hour- The kids had their last Genius Hour today to practice for next Tuesday’s presentations. Please remember to mark this day off on your calendars to come and watch! Maybe check in with them to see if they were planning on bringing anything from home to help with their presentation!
Recess
Arts Ed- We worked on our Three Little Pigs dramas
Quiet Time- Charlie chose a book and read it to us.
Home time
*Next week we have our Genius Hour presentations from 1-3, and next Friday is Play Day! (Wear a hat and sunscreen that day).

Thursday, May 26

I had a sub in this morning so that I could do some ORR (Oral Reading Records) and DNA (Diagnostic Numeracy Assessment) testing.
Morning Carpet Time
Math- Students worked on some ten frame math sheets
Math centres
Recess
Daily 5- Bear Groups
Lunch
French- Larkin
Phys Ed- Ms. Bechard
Recess
Free Time/Catch Up Time
Quiet Time- Madi chose a book to read to us.
Home time
*Row 1 has show and tell tomorrow!

Tuesday, May 25, 2016

Morning Carpet Time
Math- We learned a couple new math centres today!
Recess
Daily 5- Bear Groups
Lunch
Music- Mrs. Machniak
Spelling- We started a new spelling unit today! They should have a green duotang where they can practice their spelling words.
Recess
Table Activity
Quiet Time- Sonny read us a story today
Twitter
Home time
*Row 1 will have their first show and tell on Friday.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Morning Carpet Time
Math- We worked on a Math Makes Sense measurement booklet today.
Math Centres
Recess
Daily 5- Listen to Reading- Isla, Grayson and Madi read us their news duotangs today!
Work on Writing- We did the Schonell Graded Spelling word test today. It’s a pretty neat test that tells us what grade/month the child is reading at. In my experience, it is pretty accurate and corresponds with their reading level most times!
Read to Someone
Lunch
Drama- We worked on our Three Little Pigs Dramas
French- Larkin
Recess
Phys Ed- Bechard
Quiet Time- We are starting a new tradition for the end of the year where the helper of the day gets to read us the Quiet Time book. Today Wyatt chose “The Getaway”
Home time
*Since we have made it through our whole class for star of the week, this Friday we will be having show and tell instead! Row 1 will be able to bring their show and tell this Friday, Row 2 next Friday etc. Ask your child what row they are in!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Morning Carpet Time

Math- We practiced rote counting and counting by 2’s and 5’s today.

Math centres

Recess

Daily 5- Work on Writing- News duotangs.

Word Work

Lunch

Talking Circle- Warm and fuzzy circle for Leica

Health- We talked about gender and what some gender stereotypes are. We came up with our own ideas of what they’ve heard the world tell them boys do or girls do.

Recess

Centres

Home time

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Morning Carpet Time

Math- We did a measurement ordering activity.

Math centres

Recess

Daily 5- We read outside for Read to self today!

Read to someone

Lunch

Table Activity- Catch up time

Genius Hour- The students only have one Genius Hour left until they present on May 31st! Feel free to ask them questions about what they are going to talk about, and if they need anything for their presentation.

Recess

Health- We shared our Stop, Think, Do cartoons.

Quiet Time

Twitter

Home time

*Don’t forget that tomorrow is the last day of school before the long weekend! After that, we won’t see them until Tuesday!