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AMAZING Home Reading Support Blog!

Our fabulous Early Literacy teacher, Ms. Imorde, has created a Home Reading Support blog for anyone and everyone to use! I would encourage any parent who would like ideas or strategies in supporting your child’s sight word practice, reading strategies or other areas of literacy support at home to check it out! https://readingtipsforhome.wordpress.com/2016/05/24/sight-words/ 

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Prefixes and Suffixes – ‘pre-‘ and ‘-er’

After spending a lot of time on spelling rules, we are now starting to take our writing a to a new level, leading us to breaking down words to understand what they mean and where they come from. Words are so interesting when you really stop and look at them! Today we started this off […]

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Types of Boats

We have started learning about boats and buoyancy and had a great time exploring through the inquiry centres last week with Ms. Boyd’s class. Today we talked about digital citizenship and responsibility when using the internet as we are going to begin learning how to research topics online. These are 4 areas that parents should […]

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Cool Math Money Game!

Today after school, when I was looking for money games, I came across this website with a fun game to practice adding money! Check it out at home and see if you can add the coins up to equal the total.   https://www.mathsisfun.com/money/money-master.html

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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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Natural Resources

We had an amazing talk today about natural resources. We learned that natural means to come from nature, and resource means something that we use. Some kids (and even me when I was a kid!) thought that natural resources are boring. But today, we learned that it’s actually a very important thing to talk about! […]

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Ghost Towns

Today we started talking about Ghost Towns. Check out the picture below to see what the kids already “know” about ghost towns…. http://wonderopolis.org/wonder/what-is-a-ghost-town –> click on the video to watch the Johnny Cash song with pictures of abandoned places Challenge: What are some reasons why places are abandoned and ghost towns develop? Talk with your families and […]

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Some more magnet videos….

Compasses: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqCiY7MAT2U Magnetic Games: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wpmuttxolt8 Speakers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AP2Nu4MZJRs MRI Machine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BBx8BwLhqg Auto Wrecking Lots: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8RHMbfGAi4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBWy9gzGGd4 Cow Magnets: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97XKLmJWac8 River Cleaning: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJ6pNy80sE0 Recycling Depot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvJFFIzAwqI&ab_channel=Conveyortek What happens when a magnet is close to different technology: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yEu2R1gYSs  

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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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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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