Thursday, September 19, 2019

Science Intro

Working on sorting and classifying animals based on the following categories:
Mammals, Fish, Birds, Amphibians, Reptiles, and Insects.



Morning Math!

Exploring and figuring out numbers on blank hundreds charts! 
Throw the beanbag and say the number; with a partner, place a 
chip on a number and your partner says what it is!


Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Makerspace Exploration!

Today we introduced Beebots and Ozobots to our Makerspace fun!
We rotated through K'nex and LEGO stations as well! 
Next week students will do the two stations they haven't explored yet :)





Estimating and Counting

Putting our estimating and counting skills to the test! The "Mystery Bags" held random 
objects and students had to first estimate the amount, and then use grouping 
strategies to count.





Counting Practice

Using some counting videos to practice our counting by 2's, 5's, and 10's!
See the pinned tab above, for the links to use and practice at home!


Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Reasonable Estimates

Using pictures to practice reasonable estimates!





Monday, September 16, 2019

Caterpillar Seek and Find

Playing co-operative games today in gym, with Mrs. Gauthier's class!

Estimating and Counting

Using Shel Silverstein's Poem "Bandaids" we placed the number of bandaids on our
bonhommes and then decided it was best to make groups of 5's to make the total easier 
to count!


Sept. 16-20 At A Glance

Important Info/Reminders:
-Library Tuesday
-Scholastic due Thurs. Sept. 19
-Terry Fox volunteers needed (run on Sept. 26) 
-Thanksgiving Food Drive for the next 3 weeks


Word Study Words:
came, plain, ate, favourite, today, really, here, before, read, see
We will be focusing on the long "a" and "e" sounds in words, through word study work in sentence
writing activities. You can practice these words at home by practicing reading and spelling the words,
writing the words in sentences, and finding other words that have the same pattern/sound.


Math: We are working on choosing reasonable estimates for large groups of numbers, and grouping
them in different ways to count them easier. Group larger items at home (ex. pasta, beads, etc…) and
have your child practice estimating the amount and then grouping them into smaller groups to count.


Religion: continuing "Being a Digital Samaritan"

Science: beginning Growth and Changes in Animals Unit

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Oral Retell Practice

Joining Mrs. Gauthier's class to practice our oral retell skills, using the 5 Finger Retell method!


Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Sorting and Writing

Sorting items using 2 attributes (colour, shape, size, feature). 



Practicing our basic sentences, using a "Naming Part" and a "Telling Part". 
Don't forget the CAPITALS,   finger      spaces, and punctuation!



Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Sorting Rules and Reading Stamina

Sorting items using attributes, and identifying the rules that go with them!



Building our Read to Self stamina!



Monday, September 9, 2019

Introduction to Sorting Attributes and Rules

Today we discussed how we can sort by many different attributes 
(size, shape, colour, feature) and then created sorting rules. 



Sept. 9-13 At A Glance

Important Info:
-Reminder: Google Drive/Email logins, Raz Kids, and Zorbits Math logins are on a label
at the front of the agenda
-Curriculum Night Thursday, September 12th 6:30-7:45pm beginning in the gym
-Please Pay Student Activity Fee ($40) using School Cash Online
-Scholastic Book Order home on Monday, orders must be in by Thurs. Sept. 19


Reading Log: The students' Reading Log duotang is being sent home Monday, students are
strongly encouraged to read at least 20 minutes everyday.  They can read on their own, read to you
or be read to. Reading of any type is beneficial. Reading on their own helps decoding skills and builds
independence. Reading out loud to you helps build their fluency and pronunciation. Being read to helps
children with hearing fluent reading and helps them with visualization as they listen. These are just a few
of the benefits of reading! Please see the Reading Log duotang for further instructions on how the program will work!


Word Study Words:
children, with, will, little, won, off, stop, until, much
We will be focusing on the short "i" "o" and "u" sounds in words, through word study work in sentence writing activities. You can practice these words at home by practicing reading and spelling the words, writing the words in sentences, and finding other words that have the same pattern/sound.

We are beginning Oral Retell of stories. Use the "5 Finger Retell" Model pinned in the tabs,
to guide your post reading conversations.


Math: We are beginning sorting. Review of sorting rules and categories.  Use things at home to create different sorting groups, and name the rule.

Religion: Being a Digital Samaritan

Friday, September 6, 2019

Sneak Peak...

Here's a sneak peak of some math that will be up in the classroom for Curriculum Night 
next Thursday! We also checked out some flexible seating options in the class today!


Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Makerspace LEGO

Using LEGO, with Mrs. Gauthier's grade 2 class, to write our names and explore. 
Some students wanted to share their creations!



Introductory Math

Math station rotations!




Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Exploring Sensory Pathways

Learning how to use our new sensory pathways, when we need to calm our body 
and have a body break!

Sept. 3-6 At A Glance

This week will be about setting the routines and expectations of the classroom and school, while getting to know eachother! 😀


Word Study Words: about, than, and, after, every, then, when, went
We will be focusing on the short "a" and short "e "sounds in words, through word study work in sentence writing activities.
You can practice these words at home by practicing reading and spelling the words, writing the words in sentences, and finding
other words that have the same pattern/sound.


Math: Math is all around us! Encourage your child to point out the numbers they see in their daily life, and what they mean.

Religion: We are all unique and made in the image of God.