Friday, January 31, 2020

Bell Work

Math- Students learned new math strategies for adding today.

Recess

French- Ms. Murdoch

Arts Ed- Students did the “10” dance.

Lunch

Carpet Time

Puppet Plays- The students memorized their puppet plays and performed them for the class. Most kids are done. Just a few more who haven’t performed yet!

Recess

Assembly- We had the Wisdom awards today. Congratulations to Declan and Stella who received an award today.

Quiet Time- Maddex chose a “how to draw” book today for Quiet Time, so we all learned how to draw a girl and Santa!

Clean Up

Home Time

*Next Friday is Twin day. There was some confusion around the school about when it actually is, but posters have been put up, and the “official” Twin Day is Friday, Feb. 7th.

 

Thursday, January 30, 2019

Bell Work

Math- The students practiced using the 9 as 10 rule.

Recess

Science- Ms. Preece

Lunch

Arts Ed- Ms. Hendry

Makerspace- We finished our puppets and worked on coding today.

Recess

Phys Ed- We worked on gymnastics on the mats. Teddy bear head stands, bridges etc.

Talking Circle- Kendall had her warm and fuzzy circle today.

Clean Up

* Today was a hard day for me as I found out I lost one of my former students who I had taught Kindergarten to. I was sort of teary all day, and I just explained to the kids that it’s okay to cry when we are sad, and that someone in my life had passed away. I didn’t give them many details, but it did bring up some of the children wanting to share about their stories of death or of loss. I let anyone share who wanted to share, and we sort of journeyed through the day together. Your children were very gracious to me and definitely helped me with some healing today. Thanks for your understanding if your kids came home and told you I was a blubbering mess.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Bell Work

Math- The students learned the “9” rule in math today. They also worked on doubles practice.

Recess

French- Ms. Murdoch

Arts Ed- Students did a “hey there friend” dance.

Lunch

Carpet Time

Daily 5 Centres- I continued guided reading with the students today.

Recess

Quiet Time- Cain chose a “Super Car” book for us today.

Social- We heard from 3 more children who shared their interview today. If you haven’t got a chance to do your interview, please find some time this week! Your child is supposed to interview an older person! If you need the questions, these are them:

  1. When you were growing up, how did you _________

________________?

 

 

  1. How did you get ______________?

 

 

  1. When you were young, how did you ____________?

 

  1. How did you make ________________?

 

 

  1. How did you celebrate _________________? (Christmas, Thanksgiving, Ramadan, Diwali etc.)

 

 

  1. What kind of electronics did you have when you were growing up?

The students also finished colouring their stages of life medicine wheel today.

Clean Up

Home Time

*If you didn’t get a chance to put in your book order, today was the last day, so you can do it tonight and I will put it in tomorrow morning. Thanks for those who have already submitted their order online!

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Bell Work

Math- the students started adding with 10. They saw the patterns in doing that.

Recess

Science- Students worked on mixture vs. solution. They made a cool lava lamp experiment.

Lunch

Carpet Time

Daily 5 Guided Reading groups- Since I tested the kids in January, I switched up some of the groups, and started guided reading today. It is so neat to watch their reading progress!

Recess

Writing/Phys Ed- Ms. Halbert

Clean Up

Home Time

*Book orders due tomorrow!

 

Monday, January 27, 2019

Bell Work

Math- Mental math, 1 more, 2 more, 1 less, 2 less, doubles.

Recess

Science- Mixture vs. solution

Lunch

Arts Ed- Ms. Hendry

Carpet Time

Schonell Graded Spelling Word Test- Today we tried out the spelling test that let’s me know what level the students are spelling at. The children can’t practice it- it is just a test that starts easy, and gets progressively harder. If they get 15 words right, they are reading at approximately a grade 1, 5 month level. If they get 28 words correct, they are reading at a grade 2, 8 month level. If they get 3 words correct, they are reading at a Kindergarten, 3 month level. The best indicator of how well a child will spell, is how much they read, so READ READ READ at home! Don’t forget we have the Raz Kids program that the SCC has bought for our classroom which has great books at their level for them!

Recess

Social- The students worked on their Stages of Life medicine wheel. In First Nations culture, the medicine wheel represents many different things. In today’s activity it represents the different stages of life. The kids had to write people’s names that they knew in the 4 areas of life- East- babies/infancy/children South- Youth/Adolescence/Teenagers West- Adults/Grown ups North- Elder/Old people. If they didn’t finish in the allotted time, I sent it home for homework. There was lots of time to do it, and I do believe most should have been close to finishing. They did not need to colour it, only write names. I was hoping for at least 5 names in East (Children) and 5 names in West (adults) as I know they know at least that many children and adults. I understand the other two areas might be a little harder to complete. Let me know if you have any questions at all!

We went through some of the “interviews of older people” today, and they were AMAZING! Keep them coming! If you want to record them on your phone and send it through Seesaw, the kids loved watching the live interviews!

Clean Up

Home Time

*Book orders are due this Wednesday.

**On Friday afternoon, there is a Wisdom assembly at 2:30. You are welcome to come, although if your child is getting an award, you will be notified.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Bell Work

Math-  Grade 1 and 2- Doubles continued. Practice your doubles at home with the new snakes and ladders game!

Recess

French- Ms. Murdoch

Arts Ed- The students worked on creating movements for dance!

Lunch

Carpet Time

Daily 5 Writing- The students worked on their puppet plays today. They will keep memorizing them and then perform them in front of the class!

Recess

Phys Ed- We learned a game called Pip, Squeak and Wilbur. This is a game from when Mrs. Maley was a kid.

Quiet Time

Clean Up

Home Time

*Have a great long weekend! No school tomorrow!

 

Wednesday, January 22, 2019

Bell Work

Math- Grade 1s and 2s worked on doubles.

Recess

Ms. Preece- Library and Health

Lunch

Arts Ed- Ms. Hendry

Table Activity- Personal report cards- The students got a chance to rate themselves on how they feel they are doing.

Makerspace- The kids got to work on finishing their sock puppet’s arms and legs!

Recess

Phys Ed- Today the students worked on forward rolls (somersaults) and backward rolls!

Clean Up

Home Time

*Next Wednesday Book orders are due.

**This Friday there is a PD day, so no school for students.

***Don’t forget to find some time for your child to interview an adult for their Social interview questions!

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Bell Work

Math- Grade 1s worked on Missing Numbers

Gr. 2s worked on mental math.

Recess

French- Ms. Murdoch

Arts Ed- Dance and finishing painting.

Lunch

Carpet Time

Daily 5 Centres- I continued to do some reading testing with students.

Recess

Quiet Time- Declan chose “Blades of Glory,” a hockey book for us to read.

Twitter

Social- Today we listened to my grandma, who I recorded on Youtube, tell stories from when she was younger while living on the farm. Your child’s job is to interview an older person (any adult really) about their growing up days. The interview questions are in their take home folder. This doesn’t have to be done tonight. It can be done any time in the next week or so! The students will be sharing their interview with the class. If you want to videotape the interview, and send it to me, we can show this in class too.  But no pressure. It’s not mandatory.

Clean Up

Home Time

Song of the week:

Words of the week:
Sight words
Ask
By
Could
Every
Fly

Bonus words
Absorb
Sink
Float
Mixture
solution