What a busy week. The students didn't get a chance to tell me what they wanted to share this week so I will take it upon myself to do so.
Students were encouraged to speak a lot of french this week. We went over how to ask for things and to try and have a conversation (short but still a conversation).
We did a lot of stuff outdoors looking at natural materials and using them in our math and art.
We have been practicing recognizing numbers 0-50, saying the numbers and representing numbers a variety of different ways. We made our own set of math mats that the children started making up games for.
We also started looking at sorting our outdoor items. The ways to sort the students came up with are:
Our visit with our big buddies consisted of half the class making ghosts to decorate our classroom and the other half learning the Thriller dance.
We have been learning about what is a community, what it looks like, sounds like and what it feels like. It has been very interesting what they have come up with.
Every day after lunch, students are to get their own personal picture dictionary. They must put in at least one new word they have learned and put it in alphabetical order. They are learning lots of new words :)
We have been looking at the sound 'en' 'an' 'am' 'em'. Lots of words with that sound in them. Ask your child about it.
Madame Drinovz giving us the low down of the library and how to use it.
Outdoor nature math. Collecting natural material and then looking at sorting them. how many ways can you sort these things?
Practicing Thriller dance with our big buddies in Grade 5/6.
Can you tell that they are doing Thriller?
The other half of the class and their big buddies made ghosts to decorate our class.
Students filling in a chart of what a community/Family feels like, sounds like and looks like.
Playing math games on our homemade math mat. Students have been coming up with Math games to play.
Some our testing their addition and subtraction skills on each other.
Making our own french picture dictionary.
Bringing the outdoors in. Students figured out another way to sort our natural material. Different textures.