Archive forApril, 2016

Photograph

For an activity that we are going to do next week, parents, could you please send a photograph of the front of your house with your child on Monday or Tuesday (in the front pocket of their agenda might be the safest!). If you would rather, you can take a picture of your house on […]

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Community of Airdrie

We have been looking and talking lots about the wants/needs/values of communities and how they may be similar or different. Next week we are going to get a little more specific and actually look at the community of Airdrie: how is it organized? What do we have in Airdrie? Why are those important or not […]

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Alphabetical Order

We have talked about this a while ago, and it is also one of the Word Work options in the tic-tac-toe board that the students use in class, but we are reviewing and taking this to the next level…. Welcome to the DICTIONARY!!! (and thesaurus too) The kids needed to find the word and definitions for 5 […]

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Titanic and Morse Code

As we begin looking at communities in the past and how communities are made/organized, we are looking at the Titanic as it was the anniversary on April 15! Over the last few days, we looked at some photographs and paintings of the Titanic, and today we got to try writing in morse code! Check out […]

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Outdoor School (from yesterday)

To celebrate the GLORIOUS (catch my use of the suffix -ous???? how clever haha) weather, we spent part of the day outside doing Daily 5 and art! Here are a couple pictures from our time… we had such a good time and got a solid dose of vitamin D! These particular pictures are when we […]

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Spelling: suffix “-ous”

Please note that the spelling “show what you know” will be NEXT Friday, April 29th.

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Attributes Competition!

We have been learning about 2D shapes and what attributes are. We have played some games sorting everyone into different groups according to various attributes (or characteristics) and today we turned things up a bit into a healthy competition! The kids were split into 3 groups and had to work together to sort their pile […]

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Talking about needs, wants and values…

Today we started talking about water (which will be further connected in our liquids unit) and how important it is for us… and really everything! Check out the video about the water crisis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCHhwxvQqxg This then furthered the conversation into talking about needs and values. Next we looked at pictures of where children sleep around […]

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Daily 5 Outside!!

We decided to practice having class outside, taking advantage of the beautiful weather! Daily 5 was so fun to read and write outdoors for once 🙂 Bring a lawn chair, hat or sunglasses tomorrow for some more outdoor school!

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Shapes in the World – brainstorming session

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