Today, we learned about a website called Wonderopolis. This is an amazing website for learning about various science concepts, social concepts, and really, just some interesting facts! We love this website, as they ask comprehension questions too :)
We worked on our Taj Mahal drawings, and they look amazing!
We read a book called "Iggy Peck Architect" , and it is so good to learn about persistence!!
**Calendar assessments are on Monday. Please review telling time and how to read a calendar.
PD day Oct 6 and 9th.
Bell field trip is Oct 11.
Picture Day is Oct 12th
****PLEASE NOTE: THERE WAS A TYPO ON THE FIELD TRIP NOTICE. THERE ARE CLASSES GOING TO THE BELL MUSIC CENTRE ON OCT 12, BUT WE ARE GOING ON OCT 11 (WED). SORRY ABOUT THAT!
Today, we practiced our calendar knowledge. We are going to be doing an assessment of this on Monday. We have sent home a practice sheet in your child's backpack. You are welcome to keep this small booklet at home to practice am, pm, months of the year, days of of the week, telling time and reading a calendar.
We talked about how people live in the four countries that we are focusing on. We learned about where the majority of people live,(country vs city), and the quality of life in that country.
We finished our good copies of the Fall art writing. The children worked hard on the computers.
The children had music and gym today.
We have sent home the field trip forms for the National Music Centre. Please fill out and return the form by Oct 3. As well, the payment of $18 can be made at the office, with a cheque or online at mycbe.
*** If you are able to volunteer, I would love to have you! Please email me-I had many that said they are interested, which I am very grateful for!
Today, we got our passwords for the school computers.
We were able to work on our good copy of our artist statement on the computer.
We did a new letter of handwriting!! Ask me what letter! I also practiced how to write my name.
We researched the quality of life in Ukraine and India. We will present to Mrs Davies' class.
We will be sending home a new Scholastic book order-only if you would like to order books :)
Today, we talked about the "Rights of a Child". Ask me what the rights are and why we have them.
We worked on our number sense today. Please practice ten more and ten less with your child (ie. what is ten more than 87? Ten less than 42?)
We read a book about how an author came up with her ideas of producing a story. Ask me about the story she produced in the end (about a giant).
We watched a video on persistence today (a Dodge Dart commercial). Ask me what this is about.
We went to library today and exchanged books. We will be doing this every Tuesday, or whenever the children need to exchange.
**We will have a quiz on Thursday in Math to see how the children are doing with their telling time and calendar skills.
We worked on our calendar sheets. Ask me how to play the game.
We saw a video about perseverance. Ask me what this word means.
We had a special visitor today. Ask me about teaching in Colombia.
In our journals, we wrote about our "happy place. Ask me about what I wrote about.
**Please dress for the weather.
**Please remember to bring an extra snack. for the afternoon. We must have some growth spurts in our class happening.
We did the Terry Fox Run today! Ask me how it went!
We played pie tag. Ask me how it works.
We solved a math problem! Ask me what it was...
In Music, we watched a Terry Fox video.
Today, we did a lot of finishing up of projects. Our goals, our quality of life, and our Terry Fox illustrations.
We went to the first assembly of the year!
While we were eating our oranges, we watched Mr Bean!! We had a lot of laughs!
Meet the Teacher is tonight and tomorrow. Mrs Leonard is looking forward to meeting you!
Here is our Problem of the Week that we solved!
Canoeing to Showerbath Falls:
James and Katie decide to paddle their canoe to Showerbath Falls. There are six lakes to paddle through to get from the starting point of the trip to the end. The lakes are Buck, Poverty, Crescent, Big Twin, Little Twin, and Long Lake. Some of the lakes are connected by narrows, where you can paddle straight through, and some lakes are connected by portages, which means James and Katie have to get out of the canoe and carry it across a path to the next lake. Poverty and Crescent are connected by narrows, and Big Twin and Little Twin are connected by narrows. There are portages between Buck and Poverty, Crescent and Big Twin, and Little Twin and Long Lake. Buck Lake Poverty Big Twin Little Twin Long Lake Showerbath Falls Start Portage route Crescent Lake They start in Buck Lake and it takes them 30 minutes to paddle across it. The portage between Buck and Poverty takes 10 minutes to cross. It takes 20 minutes to paddle across Poverty and Crescent. The portage between Crescent and Big Twin takes 15 minutes. From Big Twin to the final portage is a 25 minute paddle. This last portage is only 5 minutes long. Long Lake is well named and it takes 50 minutes to get to the end. Showerbath Falls is at the end of Long Lake.
A) How much more time do they spend paddling rather than portaging the canoe during the trip from Buck Lake to Showerbath Falls?
B) Katie and James spent an hour at Showerbath Falls eating lunch and then returned home. It took them the same amount of time to travel back. If they left at 9:00 in the morning, what time did they get home?
Today, we were doing some art about the Quality of life. We talked about wants and needs. We also looked at 20 bedrooms of other children around the world. If you like, you can search this too. You will be very surprised.
We played a new game in gym. Ask me how to play it.
We went to music and and made up our own musical song.
We looked at the calendar. Ask me about leap years, and what happens to the number of days in a year.
We had our first fire drill of the year! Ask me how it went! We were rockstars.
We a library visit today. Please feel free to bring back books when you would like. Ask me how many books I am allowed to take out.
We watched a video about Terry Fox, and saw what a difference he has made.
Thursday is the Terry Fox Run. Please dress for the weather. We are running-rain or shine, just like Terry did.
Please feel out the Questionnaire your child brings home and please bring it to conferences.
**No school on Friday**
We had a great day today!
Today, we drew a picture of ourselves. Ask me about my self-portrait.
We also practiced our fire drill . Ask me what the expectations are.
We read a book about Terry Fox and learned about his dream. We thought of words that describe Terry. Ask me what the words are.
We practiced our time telling. Ask me about am and pm.
***Thursday is the Terry Fox Run** rain or shine. Dress for the weather. Wear running clothes.
**please book a teacher meeting. The schedule is available through the school website. If you need help, please email me.
Today, we worked on telling time. We saw a website that is helpful to practice. It is called Stop the Clock, and it is free.
We played a caterpillar game in gym. Ask me how to play.
We set some goals for grade 3. Ask me what I would like to work on.
We had our first Walking Wednesday.
We learned about wants and needs. Do we need or want fire? The students were very excited to debate this issue :)
We need Terry Fox volunteers next Thursday. Please email your teacher if you are able to come. We would love to have you. If you wish to donate, you can bring some money and bring it to the office.
Please dress for the weather. It was chilly today and we do still go outside.
Today, we went to music and practiced our seating plan
We played a new game in gym. Ask me what it was.
We did a title page for Social. We drew the flags of Ukraine, Peru, India and Tunisia.
We played a game with clocks. Ask me how we played.
We got our new Visual Journals! We got our pictures pasted in.