Arts Ed- Students learned the Rain Rain Go Away song.
Health- Ms. Preece
Math- Reviewed adding and subtracting song.
Daily 5- Work on Writing- Today the students worked on writing a letter to themselves. When I was in grade 2/3, I wrote a letter to myself to be opened when I was in grade 12. I kept it in my baby book that whole time, and on my graduation day, I read it. It was such a great experience that I wanted to do the same thing with my class. So today they started writing it. Please be thinking of a safe place your child could put the letter so they don’t lose it in the next ten years!
Quiet Time/Twitter- Starting tomorrow and into May/June the helper of the day will be running our Quiet Time. They will be sitting on the teacher chair and reading a story out loud to the class. The students should all have a book prepared to read. It shouldn’t be too long, and it needs to be a picture book.
Social- We read the children’s book, Stolen Words by Melanie Florence today. It talked about how the grandpa in the story lost his words when they were stolen at residential schools. We decided to reclaim some of those words by learning some Cree today through a neat Cree app. The kids loved it.
*Next week we are going to start Show and Tell. I will let the kids know when they are allowed to bring a toy, or something special to them. We will be doing one row at a time.
The students came into class today and the room had been transformed into The Doll People doll house!
We painted our own wooden dolls this morning!
The students chose a name for their wooden doll, and we made an acrostic poem using the doll’s name.
Our human, Kate- kept coming into the dollhouse to play with the dolls (us). So we had to run back to the last spot she left us, and pretend that we were just regular old dolls. Not LIVING dolls!
In the novel, Auntie Sarah went missing, and she happened to go missing this afternoon too! We had to do a lot of different things like Tangram puzzles, addition, reading fluently etc. to get a secret code, and find clues to eventually find her!
Storyboard prep- The students are in groups, and they are going to be making up their own stories. Tomorrow morning the students will be video taping their own stories with their own wooden dolls. Don’t worry, we will send them to SeeSaw so you can see them!
Science- discussed water cycle. Made a water cycle in a bag.
Table activity- Ms. Ausmus
Daily 5 Centres with Ms. Brace’s class
Social- Today we discussed residential schools, and why we celebrate orange shirt day. We talked about language and how First Nations students were not allowed to speak their own language at Residential Schools. So we did a little language activity where I made up words (pretending to be colours) and asked them to draw shapes in those made up words. They realized how hard it would be to participate in school when they didn’t know what the teacher was saying. I gave stickers to those kids who happened to guess my made up word. We talked about how it didn’t feel fair.
*Mrs. Maley is going to be teaching the students two full days Wednesday and Thursday, and she has a big surprise in store for them!
Arts Ed- The students finished their umbrella craft
Health- SGI was here to do a presentation on bike safety.
Math- Students continued learned how to borrow!
Quiet Time- We finished the novel, The Doll People. I surprised the students with an afternoon of watching Toy Story- so we could compare and contrast our novel about living dolls with a movie about living toys. More doll themed activities coming up this week!
*This Wednesday is going to be a litterless lunch. Students should try and bring food that doesn’t have any garbage.
Arts Ed- Students watched Rain on the Green Grass and identified the cloud types.
Daily 5- We had Centres with Ms. Brace’s class.
Quiet Time- We only have one chapter left in our novel!
Talking Circle- We had Madeline and Konrad’s talking circle today.
*Because we have mostly finished everyone’s Star of the Week, we are going to be moving into a Show and Tell time after the Easter break. Students will be able to bring something to show on their designated day. I will send out reminders closer to that time!