Thursday, March 21, 2019

Rocking Our Socks!

 

Everyone who wanted to show off their socks in celebration of World Down Syndrome Day!


Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Rock your Socks on Thursday!


Question and Answer Texts

Below (and in the above pinned tab) is an example of the work we have been doing in class with Question and Answer Relationships (QAR). 

We have discussed that when we read texts and answer questions, we get that information from 2 places: our head or the text itself. When the answer comes from our head, we are using our schema and when the answer is from the text, it is directly written in the book.  

When answering a question, we have been using the strategy of underlining the information in the text and then always using part of the question in our answer.


QAR Text Strategy and Example

Makerspace Creations




Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Gym Fitness

Using the school fitness stations around the gym, to finish up our Healthy Living unit.


Dental Hygiene Presentation

Today, 2 students from Algonquin College came in to talk about oral hygiene! 
They provided a worksheet and pamphlet for students to take home as reminders and practice :)




Monday, March 18, 2019

Non-Standard Addition Strategies


March 18-22 At A Glance

Important Info/Reminders:
-Pita Pit Thursday
-Library Thursday (if students still have unreturned books)
-World Water Day- wear your blue shirt! Lenten donations for Ryan's Well Water Project Lenten fundraiser

Word Study Words:
action, motion, fiction, fraction, occasion
We will be working with “tion” and “sion” endings that say /shun/, through word study work and 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/use.


We will be focusing on using texts to answer reading comprehension questions. When orally
expressing and writing our answers, we use complete sentences, by using part of the question in our
answers. While reading with your child at home, ask them comprehension questions to ensure they
understand what they are reading. Ex. What happened when…? Why did….? What is….?


Math: 2-digit addition; exploring non-standard ways of solving 2-digit addition problems, without regrouping
(doubles/near doubles, counting on, base ten blocks, friendly numbers). Beginning investigating solving
2-digit addition problems using the standard algorithm (add ones and then add tens).


Religion: Lent

Science: Simple Machines

Friday, March 8, 2019

Rosary

Praying the Rosary this morning, with Mrs. Gauthier's class, while Mrs. Proulx leads over the intercom. 


Thursday, March 7, 2019

Leprechaun Directed Drawing

Using Art for Kids Hub to draw our Leprechauns! 








Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Word Families

Using our spelling knowledge to come up with different words that fit in different word families.


Ash Wednesday Liturgy

We celebrated today being Ash Wednesday, with a beautiful liturgy 
where we received the ashes on our foreheads to remind us of our 
sins and how we plan to prepare for the Easter season.


Monday, March 4, 2019

Scientists in the School

Great fun and learning this morning, during our Simple Machines Scientists in the School workshop!






March 4-8 At A Glance

Important Info/Reminders:
-Library Thursday- all books returned!
-Pizza day Thursday
-March Break: March 11-15; enjoy the time off!

Word Study Words:
writing, hoping, having, swimming, putting, running, talking, hearing, wearing
We will be working with “ing” endings that have a silent e, con/vowel/con, or don’t change, through word
study work and 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/use.


We are always working at using texts to answer reading comprehension questions. While reading with your
child at home, ask them comprehension questions to ensure they understand what they are reading.
Ex. What happened when…? Why did….? What is….?


Math: Review of mathematical concepts through problem solving questions.

Religion: Lent

Friday, March 1, 2019

Money Games

Ending our money unit with "Coin War" and "Matching" money games!




Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Counting Money

Practicing counting money amounts to $1



Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Monday, February 25, 2019

Saints

Reading about St. Gemma, St. Therese of Lisieux and St. Patrick, in Religion today.


Exploring Capacity

Which container holds more? We estimated then measured! Container A held the most with 4 and a half scoops.



How many scoops does it take to fill the same container, using different sized scoops?




The larger the scoop is, the less scoops you will need to fill the container!

Feb. 25- March 1 At A Glance

Important Info/Reminders:
-Library Thursday
-Scholastic due Thursday
-Pita Pit Thursday


Word Study Words:
started, wanted, needed, played, used, showed, jumped, laughed, liked
We will be working with “ed” endings that say /ed/, /d/ and /t/, through word study work and 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/use.


We will be reviewing grammatical features of texts (nouns, verbs, adjectives), and sound patterns in words.


Math: Finishing Capacity (which can hold more/less). Beginning Money, counting amounts to $1.00, using
the least amount of coins to pay for an item.


Religion: Saints

Friday, February 22, 2019

School Fundraiser Assembly

Another successful school fundraiser! We taped teachers to the wall, and we were even lucky enough to have a student in our class picked to pie Mrs. Blais in the face!