Wednesday, December 07, 2016
Today we got to meet award winning author and illustrator Jon Klassen. He read us some of his stories and showed us how to draw some of his favourite characters. We practiced drawing with him. He even gave us a sneak peek at a new book he worked on that isn't even in stores yet!
Monday, November 28, 2016
Friday, November 18, 2016
We have started our spelling program. Each child has words to practice that are tailored to their exact skill level. They practice the words through a variety of fun activities and then when they feel they have mastered the words they ask for more! They were so excited to get started!!!
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Monday, November 14, 2016
We have begun our independent research projects. The students are very excited to get a chance to test out their new research skills. Each child has chosen one wild animal from a Manitoba environment to learn more about. They will be thinking about its appearance, habitat, diet, enemies, babies and fun facts. Then we will design and build a diorama depicting the animals natural habitat. A note was sent home about supplies. Please collect them and send them in by Wed. Apparently we may be getting a blizzard by the end of the week....
Wednesday, November 09, 2016
We had s special guest in our room this week. Her name was Leanne and she was a storyteller. She shared stories about the 7 teachings. We learned about respect, wisdom, humility, honesty, love, truth and courage. We heard her tell animal stories but we learned that these words and their message can help us be the best we can be. Annnd we had a lot of fun acting out the stories!!!
We have been learning all about peace. What peace feels like and looks like, how it sounds and how we can contribute to our world to promote peace. Today we took part in the Stevenson Remembrance Day service. It was a Serious assembly and we were given lots to think about when a guest speaker shared his thoughts on peace and the military's role in bringing peace to our world.
Wednesday, November 02, 2016
We are learning different ways do research while we study bats. So far we have learned how to conduct an interview and we wrote about bats appearance. We used library books to find out about bay habitats. We watched an educational video to learn about how bats eat. Today we learned safe internet rules and used the internet to research about bat babies. Soon we will be publishing our very first non fiction information book - all about Bats!
We had a lot of fun on Halloween day. We talked about the celebration and family traditions and we participated in a few traditions of our own in room 14. We carved pumpkins and counted the seeds to see which one had the most. Good thing we know how to estimate and count by 10 because it would have taken us till Christmas to count all of the seeds!!! Then we had a blast while we boogied at the dance a thin. The prizes will be announced soon. Stay tuned! Finally we learned about good manners at a buffet type party and we had snacks and visited . It was a wonderful day! You can see all the fun in our instagram account. Check it out!
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
We read a story today about a tree that got us thinking about plants in the Fall. We used some of our Fall books to research what do other plants do in the Fall. We completed some shared writing to record our findings. Then we made a Fall tree like the one in the story.
We are learning how to sort and pattern. We learned that the pert of a pattern that repeats is called the core and it can be labelled with letters to make it easier to read. The letters come from the sorting that we do before we pattern. We can sort by size, shape, color or characteristics that are the same. Today we made three porous so we started making ABC patterns.
Monday, October 17, 2016
We are working to become better listeners so we can be wise and teach others. To do this we need to really pay attention to each other and respect what others think and say. We have a sharing time at the end of the day where we talk about the day. We share the good things that make us happy and what we are proud of. It's also a time to talk about how we can make tomorrow even better. Today we made our own talking stick to use while we are sharing. We decorated it with symbols to remind us of important things. The yellow yarn is to remind us to be happy. The red reminds us about kindness and caring for each other. The white is for peace. We all like a peaceful place for learning and the brown reminds us of nature and how important nature is. We put feathers so we remember to speak softly and use kind words. We each chose a rock to decorate it with we glued them all together. We added a piece of fuzzy at the top to remind us of how to treat others and the pine cone at the top reminds us we are all growing and learning together. Pretty amazing for 6 year olds!
We have been learning about our 5 senses. We used our senses to investigate the changes that occur in Fall. We enjoyed being scientists to investigate what we smell and taste in Fall. We baked apple pie together to demonstrate what Fall smells and tastes like.Fall is pretty yummy! What do you think Fall smells and tastes like?