Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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! 

Recess

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!

Lunch

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!

Clean Up

Home Time

*Tomorrow is SCC Pizza Lunch.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Bell work

Math- story problems

Recess

Science- discussed water cycle. Made a water cycle in a bag.

Lunch

Table activity- Ms. Ausmus

Daily 5 Centres with Ms. Brace’s class

Recess

Carpet time

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.

clean up

Home time

*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!

Monday, April 15, 2019

Bell Work

Arts Ed- The students finished their umbrella craft

Health- SGI was here to do a presentation on bike safety.

Recess

Math- Students continued learned how to borrow!

Lunch

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.

**Book orders due this Wednesday.

Words of the week:

cycle

precipitation

evaporation

rising

condensation

accumulation

gathers

clouds

heavy

sleet

hail

steam

Friday, April 12, 2019

Bell Work

Math- Students worked on borrowing today!

Recess

Arts Ed- Students watched Rain on the Green Grass and identified the cloud types.

Lunch

Carpet Time

Daily 5- We had Centres with Ms. Brace’s class.

Recess

Quiet Time- We only have one chapter left in our novel!

Twitter

Talking Circle- We had Madeline and Konrad’s talking circle today.

Clean Up

Home Time

*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!

**Have a great weekend!

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Bell Work

Math- Students learned a new math Jenga game today.

Health- Ms. Preece

Recess

French- Ms. Murdoch

Science- Students worked on cloud paper art.

Lunch

Swimming

Home Time

*We did end up having to leave swimming early unfortunately, but it was a beautiful day to play outside.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Bell Work

Math- Students worked on math stations. One of them was working on subtracting 1 digit from 2 digits.

Recess

Arts Ed- Students learned a “Rain on the Green Grass” song.

Lunch

Carpet Time

Daily 5- Today we worked on our PWIM poster and came up with words for them. I told them I was going to mark it, and the scoring would go as follows: To get a 4 (Excellent writer)- They needed to come up with 8 original sentences of their own about the poster. To get a 3 (Good writer), they would have to come up with 6 original sentences of their own. To get a 2 (progressing writer), they had to write 3/4 original sentences of their own about the poster. To get a 1 (beginning writer) they could copy the sentences from the board. If they didn’t finish their sentences, it is for homework. I am including the PWIM picture below.

 

Recess

Phys Ed- I taught the students how to play a very active version of kickball.

Music- Ms. Hendry

Clean Up

Home Time

*Swimming tomorrow! Please have your child bring a towel, swimsuit, and a bag to put everything in.

**There is a Parent Expo on Thursday evening from 6-9, that I encourage all parents try to attend. There will be great advice and conversation/support.

 

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Bell Work

Science- Water investigation stations.

Recess

Family Feud- The grade 5/6’s played a game of Family Feud with the Pods. The Pod B teachers beat out the other pods! Fun!

Lunch

Table Activity- Students reviewed the types of clouds and worked on an information sheet.

Daily 5 Centres- Students had library today and rotated through Daily 5 centres.

Recess

Carpet Time

Social- Some students shared their family trees today. If they didn’t finish yesterday, they need to finish their family tree for homework!

Clean Up

Home Time

*SCC meeting tonight at 6:30- all parents are welcome.

**SCC Subway lunch on tomorrow

***Students go swimming on Thursday afternoon from 1-3. Please pay online if you haven’t already