Archive forFebruary, 2016

Boats & Buoyancy Brainstorming

Today we brainstormed what we already know about boats and buoyancy. Is there anything we missed?? What else do you already know about boats that we should add to the mind map??

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Spelling Rule: ‘i’ before ‘e’, except after ‘c’… except when it says “a” as in neighbour and weigh

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Math Practice

In math over the last few months, we have been learning different way to add and subtract: base 10 blocks place value chart (using base 10 blocks) flip and solve (12+4=16 is the same as 16-4=12) stack up the numbers and solve the ‘houses’ – always start with the ones house! The kids also need […]

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Spelling Rule – i before e, except after c

This week, we talked about the new spelling rule “i before e, except after c”. To switch things up a bit, the kids need to explore their house like we would do at school in our class, for words that fit the spelling rule. For this week, there will have to be 2 words lists: […]

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100 Day

After a long haul, we have FINALLY reached the 100th day of school! We had a few ladies suddenly age 97 years overnight and arrived at school 100 years old!!! Thank you to Abigail’s mom for sending 100 cookies for the kids too! We also played the game “Would you rather”, 100th day special edition. […]

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Class Updates

~ Valentine’s Day for 2P is tomorrow! If you would like, you are welcome to bring valentine’s cards for the class. We will be watching a movie and having a very small little party tomorrow afternoon, so if you want to bring a treat you are more than welcome to! There is no pressure or […]

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Magnet Car Material Suggestions

For those of you who aren’t sure what materials the kids should use…. They can come up with a plan at home with parents (if they want), but we will be doing a good copy of the plan and listing all the materials they will need at school. They will just need to collect the […]

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Spelling Words

Drop the “e” and add “-ing” Again, kids are encouraged to practice the┬áspelling rule rather than just memorizing the 5 words as they will be given 2 or 3 mystery words that require them to apply the spelling rule!

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Magnet Car materials

Yesterday, I introduced our magnet car project under the question “how could we use magnets for transportation if we ran out of oil and gas?” The students will be designing and building a magnet vehicle using materials they have brought from home. They will be doing all the work at school, but the students can […]

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Shadow Puppets for Groundhog Day!

Today in celebration of Groundhog Day, we played around with Shadow Puppets! Check out our picture on our class Twitter page too! https://twitter.com/2plett  

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