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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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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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Spelling Words

Drop the “e” and add “-ing” Again, kids are encouraged to practice the spelling 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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Prairies – Natural Resources – Jobs

As you know, we have been talking LOTS about natural resources. Today, we explored Google maps in the prairies to see what the physical geography (landscape) looks like, what natural resources we saw in those pictures, but then the next step; what jobs come from those natural resources. Check out the mindmap below to see […]

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Quad Questions: Place Value

As I mentioned before, we have been working a lot on understanding place value and how to represent numbers in a Place Value Chart and with Base 10 Blocks. Some of you might not remember those, but they are little units (or cubes) that represent 1, rods that represent 10 (10 cubes stacked together), and […]

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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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Place Value

The last couple weeks have been focused on taking what we know about numbers to a deeper level. We have been representing numbers in TONS of different ways since the beginning of the year, but now we are learning how to use Base 10 Blocks and Place Value to show what a number means. For […]

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Magnet Exploration

Today we had an AWESOME time exploring magnets and all that they can do! We even went so far to paint using magnets! Check out the video and pictures from our adventures today. Challenge: tell your parents about your different discoveries about magnets or things you found interesting. Post some of your ideas or even […]

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