Archive forOctober, 2015

Rainbow Looms

For a final project to wrap up our pattern unit in math, each student will be making 2 different rainbow loom bracelets. Thank you to those of you who sent rainbow looms into class and labeled them!! They are safe with me ­čÖé If your child doesn’t have a rainbow loom at home, that is […]

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Wonders and Imagination

We have talked lots since the beginning of school about our imaginations and how it is so important for us to use them in everything that we do! Today, we looked at how our imaginations can help us wonder things… and also how we can only really learn things when we wonder them for ourselves […]

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Work on Writing Intro!

In Daily 5, we have so far introduced Read to Self, Read to Someone, and Word Work. Today we started Work on Writing with an AWESOME brainstorm of all the different things we can write about. And the best part is that this is only the beginning!! There are ZILLIONS of other things we can […]

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Attention: Reading Volunteers & Reading Tips for Parents

This is actually specifically for the volunteers who are coming to read with the students during our literacy times, but it is also great information for all parents on how to effectively read with their kids! If you are one of our Reading Buddy Volunteers, please take a few minutes to watch the short video […]

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Election Day!!

Well everyone, I dropped the ball and messed up. Shocker I know!! I closed down my laptop quickly after school was done in order to go vote before the lineups got too long and I accidentally deleted all of our responses from our conversation today about the Prime Minister!! So we are going to try […]

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Short “o”

Over the next 2 weeks, we will be practicing the┬áshort “o”┬ásound in Word Work. At home, please practice applying this rule, as well as practicing the words for the “Show What You Know” next Friday! There will be a mystery word added to the list, so make sure you are able to apply the rule […]

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ATTENTION!!! Field Trip Date correction!!

Hey Everyone! Thanks Natasha for the email!!! I grabbed the field trip form from one of the other teachers and just whited out the classes and changed them, but forgot to change the date! It is Wednesday, October 28┬áthat our class is going on the field trip to the Military Museum. I have sent an […]

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Storytelling: Part 2

Today we looked at a number of different examples of ways to tell a story, or rather some examples. We looked at pictures of Native artifacts, Egyptian paintings, cave drawings, a short movie with no words, a dance, a song from a movie, and there are still so much more! My personal favourite way of […]

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Storytelling

Today, the kids conferenced in groups of 3 to brainstorm ideas about all the different ways to tell a story. Some of the ideas that were shared are: ~ pictures ~ military codes ~ cave drawings ~ sign language ~ books ~ songs (lyrics & music) ~ Campfire stories Tonight with your families, talk about […]

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Short “i”

Last couple weeks, we practiced using ‘short a’ in Word Work (Daily 5). Over the next couple weeks, we are going to look closer and practice ‘short i’! When at home, practice finding words in reading or even out-and-about that follow the ‘short i’ rule and sound. Below is the word list the kids will […]

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