Math Carpet Time
Math Centres- We added a new website called Smoothie Math! During small group math, I have been working with the grade one students on subitizing (telling how many dots by grouping, not counting). I have been working with the grade twos on equal/unequal number sentences. Self isolating students can play the math app here.
Science- Today we reviewed how sometimes humans can help/hurt animals. We also talked about how animals can help/hurt us as well. We talked specifically about coyotes today and how they are not OVERLY dangerous, but that we do need to be careful, and that there are ways to stay safe when they are near us. Here is a video we watched:
We then acted out different scenarios where humans interact with animals. The students were put in groups, they got a card with an interaction on it and they had to act it out to the class so the class could guess. Here were some of the scenarios: horse drawn carriage pulling people around a city, having an animal as a pet in a family, guide dog, dog sled, chickens laying eggs and farmers collecting them, search and rescue dog trying to find skiers trapped in the snow.
ELA Carpet Time- Students self isolating can write a sentence using the word, “sweet.”
Daily 5 Listen to Reading- I apologize that I forgot to write that we read chapter 14 of the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe yesterday! Today we read chapter 15. Hopefully those self isolating can catch up! We will finish reading the novel by Monday.
Daily 5- Work on Writing- Today we worked on the solution to our stories! In our class story, the evil character tried to cheat to win a trophy, but in our solution, a race official caught her, she didn’t get the trophy, she learned her lesson and went home. Self isolating students- if your child can remember their story up until this point (character, setting, character traits, goals) then they could just write out their problem and their solution on paper and bring it to class so they can copy it when they are back. If they can’t, then we will work to catch them up once they are here.
*Shhhhh! There is going to be a top secret room transformation day next Tuesday. Please watch for details. I might get the students to dress up as their favourite Narnia character for Tuesday the 8th. I plan to watch the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe in class on Tuesday afternoon. (They know it’s coming- they just don’t know when.) This movie is PG as there are a couple scarier parts, however I always pause it before they come, and if the students need to leave the room, come sit close to me, or take a little break during that part, they are always welcome to do so. If anyone has an issue with their child watching this movie on Tuesday afternoon, PLEASE let me know as soon as possible! I find that because we have read the book first, the students are usually really good with it, and because they know the happy ending is coming, they can handle the sad part a bit better!