Math- The students practiced using the 9 as 10 rule.
Science- Ms. Preece
Arts Ed- Ms. Hendry
Makerspace- We finished our puppets and worked on coding today.
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.
* 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.
Math- The students learned the “9” rule in math today. They also worked on doubles practice.
French- Ms. Murdoch
Arts Ed- Students did a “hey there friend” dance.
Daily 5 Centres- I continued guided reading with the students today.
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:
When you were growing up, how did you _________
How did you get ______________?
When you were young, how did you ____________?
How did you make ________________?
How did you celebrate _________________? (Christmas, Thanksgiving, Ramadan, Diwali etc.)
What kind of electronics did you have when you were growing up?
The students also finished colouring their stages of life medicine wheel today.
*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!
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!
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!
*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.
Daily 5 Centres- I continued to do some reading testing with students.
Quiet Time- Declan chose “Blades of Glory,” a hockey book for us to read.
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.
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