This week we worked on a few things including starting a social/science unit based on Indigenous ways of learning. We also finished our writing on a documentary we watched called The Mars Generation. Today (Friday) we had a ceremony for Amal who is leaving us while also creating some Australian Indigenous art.
Today was a great day to end our week heading into Thanksgiving! We accomplished some of our writing goals, worked with grade 3/4 reading buddies, then had our school clubs!
Today we had our reading and math rotations followed by a half day of catching up on some social studies we have been doing throughout the week!
The highlight of today was Orange Shirt Day and it was a success. It was a great day to learn about residential schools and the impact they have had on our school community.
Today some of our students went to Ian Baz School and did a drum performance! We also continued on our social studies maps of Canada and Alberta. Finally, we created orange hand prints and wrote on them the answer to the question "How can we make every child at our school feel like they matter?" The importance of this activity is that it is an extension of Orange Shirt Day which will be celebrated tomorrow! You can find information on it by copy and pasting the link below from the Qalipu First Nation website (Mr. Devin's band)
Today was a great day in The Attic (Nickname for our classroom being 4 flights up!). Reading and math rotations were smooth. In the afternoon we continued some of our geography mapping of Canada and Alberta. Its great to see the students learn where places are in relation to each other as many have visited the places talked about!
I'm away today at a Board conference but I look forward to hearing about the student's day today on Tuesday!
Hey everyone! Today we have gained a lot of traction in reading groups. We are making strides with prefixes and learning about the usefulness of Timelines. Specifically, during guided reading, we discussed the history of the Stanley Cup using a timeline. Another highlight was that our class learned who our Classroom Champion is going to be. We will be welcoming Brigette Lacquette an Olympic hockey player for Team Canada! You can read about her here at the link below.