Thursday, February 27, 2020

Circle Time

Science- We had a great time looking at force and motion today. We did a neat experiment involving cars! The kids were put into partners, (except a lucky few who got their own car).  They were in heats, and they raced their cars down the track. The winners moved on, and the 4 fastest cars ended up in the Finals. Afterwards, we talked about motion and why they thought some cars were faster than others. What factors contribute to cars moving fast down the track?

Recess

Health/Library- Ms. Preece

Lunch

Arts Ed- Ms. Hendry

Makerspace Drama- The students were allowed to work on their props while Mrs. Maley pulled some groups and we read through their scripts. We will be performing these in March. A date will be coming soon! Please work on your child’s script at home with them. I have told them their script should live in their back pack, so that they can work on it there.

Recess

Phys Ed- We worked on some “force, motion, and movement” in gym today. They walked, ran, slid, spun, crawled, and crab walked!

Talking Circle- Kiaser had his warm and fuzzy circle today because he is the star of the week!

Clean Up

Home Time

*Book orders are due! I will be putting in the order tomorrow. If you have any last minute orders, please put them in tonight! If you spend over $30, don’t forget to use the coupon code, CLIFFORD to get a free book.

**Tomorrow is skating. Please send your child with skates and a helmet! Thanks!

 

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

Circle Time

Math- The students are practicing adding and subtracting. We are working on what “carrying the one” looks like.

Recess

French- Ms. Murdoch

Arts Ed- Drama- The students worked on their reader’s theatre plays. Please work on these at home! At the end of March we will be performing the plays for any parents who want to come. More details to follow!

Lunch

Carpet Time

Daily 5- Guided Reading

Recess

Quiet Time- We had some older students come and read a book about bullying. There were lots of good questions and discussions.

Social- We finished looking at the ways we can stay safe online. If your child hasn’t finished the medicine wheel or their old buildings/new buildings drawings, they should have it at home for homework.

Clean Up

Home Time

*Skating on Friday. Don’t forget they need a helmet!

 

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Circle Time

Math- We have been learning addition and subtraction to 100 for grade 2’s, and addition and subtraction to 20 for grade ones. We have been using some of the manipulative apps that help give the kids a visual.

Recess

Science- We learned about ‘friction’ today. We watched a Bill Nye video and did lots of cool little tricks to create friction which we learned turns into heat.

Lunch

Carpet Time- We are learning about how to write proper sentences. Today we changed our sentences so they could become more complex.

Daily 5- Guided Reading Groups

Recess

Writing/Gym- Ms. Halbert

*Skating on Friday at 2:00 at the Doug Wick!

Tomorrow is pink shirt day! Please have your child wear a pink shirt so we bring awareness to bullying.

 

Monday, February 24, 2020

Unfortunately, Ms. Ausmus is on medical leave at the moment, and so Mrs. Maley will be teaching the whole day for these next couple weeks likely.

Carpet Time- We learned some addition and subtraction today. We looked at using a hundred’s chart to add/subtract smaller numbers.  We also used base ten materials to add bigger numbers!

Recess

Arts Ed/Social- The students spent some time making a get better soon card for Ms. Ausmus. We also looked at a cyber safety presentation geared for grades K-2.  It’s so important that we teach digital citizenship at a young age when so many children have access to the web.

Lunch

Arts Ed- Ms. Hendry

Carpet Time- We worked on coming up with a title for our PWIM picture. We also made sure we had our sentences from the picture.

Daily 5- Guided Reading

Recess

Drama- We worked on some of our plays today.

Game- If you hear your child talking about a handshake murder game, I want to fill you in. I used to play wink murder when I was a kid and I loved it, but these children are a little young to wink, so I’ve changed it to handshakes where the kids can walk around the room and if they get two squeezes they die. Sounds morbid I know! I promise it’s a fun game. Did anyone else play wink murder growing up?

Clean Up

Home Time

*Wednesday is Pink Shirt Day. This day is to help bring awareness to bullying. If your child has a pink shirt, they can wear it on the 26th!

**Skating- Please fill out the cash online to come skating this Friday! We are on the ice for 2:15, so we will try and get there for 2:00! If you would like to come help tie skates, we would love the help. Thanks so much!

 

Friday, February 14, 2020

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Mrs. Ausmus was away again today, so Mrs. Maley was here the whole day.

Carpet Time

Daily 5- Work on Writing. We used our PWIM picture- Picture Word Induction Method model to come up with ways to sort words and then they came up with sentences with them!

Recess

French- Ms. Murdoch

Arts Ed- The students made some Valentine’s Day cards.

Lunch

Valentine’s Day Dance- I only got a chance for a few photos!

Table Activity- We decorated our Valentine’s bags.

Hand out valentines

Clean Up

Home Time

*Have a great holiday!

**Book orders will be due back the Wednesday we get back. February 26th.

***Don’t forget we will be going skating on Friday, February 28th. Please pay cash online!

 

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Ms. Ausmus was away today, so Mrs. Maley was here for the whole day

Carpet Time- We played a fun Valentine’s Day Kahoot today

Daily 5 Read to Self, Read to Someone and Listen to Reading. During this time, Mrs. Maley came around and worked on sight words with the children. We are seeing a lot of improvement! Please keep working on these at home! The students growth is amazing!

Recess

Health/Library- Ms. Preece

Lunch

Arts Ed- Ms. Hendry

Makerspace/Reader’s Theatre centres

Recess

Phys Ed- We started a Cooperative Games Unit

Talking Circle/Warm and Fuzzy Circle for Peyton

Clean Up

Home Time

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Bell Work

Math- The students had an assessment today on problems and basic addition.

Recess

French- Ms. Murdoch

Arts Ed- The kids played a Valentine’s song game.

Lunch

Carpet Time

Daily 5 Centres- Ms. Parker was subbing in the building today and joined us for this hour! It was nice for the kids to visit with her. I did some guided reading.

Recess

Quiet Time- We read another Marc Brown booked- Ghina chose Arthur’s Halloween

Twitter

Social- We read a book called “Good Pictures Bad Pictures.” It talks about how there are good pictures that we can and should look at, but how there are also bad pictures (movies) out there that kids accidentally see on phones, tablets, TV’s magazines etc. The book talked about how bad pictures can be like poison for our mind. We talked about some strategies of what we can do if a bad image gets stuck in our mind, and ways that we can learn to forget it. This was an important conversation, and it is a pretty important one. Please talk to your children about this topic. Lots of the kids got teary today when we went through our talking circle. I think some of them are carrying some shame and guilt of things their friends have showed them, or things they have seen. Our kids are not growing up in the same world as we are where it took a lot to see something bad. Hopefully all of the safe adults in these kid’s lives can help them heal and journey through childhood with innocence and protection! Please call or email if you have any more questions.

Clean Up

Home Time