An eventful and hot week.
We were very lucky to have had Dan Bar-el, a kids author who has written books with titles such as Not Your Typical Dragon and Such a Prince, come to our school. He told stories with such drama and excitement. He had the students captivated!
We started learning about Henri Matiss the artist. We looked at some of his food paintings and the colours he was using. We discussed his earlier paintings being people and that through time, to be different, some artists started painting food. This was our start to our nutrition theme.
We did a lot of measuring with non-standardized units. Students were able to play with different types of measuring tools such as paper clips, blocks, beads, glue sticks and unifix blocks. They were to work in partners to measure 4 items. A glue stick, an unsharpened pencil, an egg carton and the top of a desk.
Then they had to draw it and represent their findings.
Students learned that you had to make sure the items you were measuring were straight, touching each other and there were no overlaps to have an accurate measurement.
Students engaged in their learning by purposeful play.
Students also learned they had to use the same item to measure and compare otherwise the measurements were be different. This is the same for when we have to measure our feet to buy new shoes.
The students are also doing a lot of writing sentences. They can use what they know to write their own creative sentences in french.
They are also learning about labeling.
At this age, they are very curious about their bodies and that of the opposite sex. We have lots of discussions the past few weeks about the names of private parts of girls and boys.
We have discussed what being gay means and that is ok for a boy to love a boy and a girl to love a girl. In french, gay means happy too.
Students had a chance to look through the book we read in class and another pop-up book which they were very interested about.
Writing, drawing and labeling.
4 forms were sent home Friday May 29th regarding 2 field trips and a Family picnic. Please make sure you read, sign and return them to school by Thursday June 4th.
We were learning about Timelines in our class. Students, with a partner, were to create a school day timeline. They had 5 criteria to follow. Then each group went around to each others to see what the others had created. You could only vote on the timeline that met all the criteria, and that you liked.
Riley and Thomas' won. So on Friday May 29th, we went through their schedule for the day. It started off with a game of soccer.
The test, could each group come up with a way of measuring, create 2 towers separately, and then come together to see if they could balance a whiteboard and a ball on their towers? This was the test to see if they measured correctly.
Playing food BINGO with our Très Grands Amis from High school.