March 2017 archive

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Morning Routine

Math – We did a “shape sampling” activity where the students spent 30 seconds comparing different sets of shapes and how they are the same/different. During math centres I worked with Dominic, Madi, Ava, and Grayson.

Recess

Daily 5 – News Duotangs & Read to Self

Lunch

Science – We finished off our water usage charts and learned about air pollution. The students made “air pollution catchers” that need to be finished at home – smear petroleum jelly (Vaseline) on the blank side of the card and hang on a tree, railing, etc. In a week or so, students can remove them to check how many particles have collected on their catcher.

French – Mme. Jasper

Recess

Desk/Locker Cleaning

Drama

 

***See you all tomorrow for our Celebration of Learning Day!

****During tomorrow’s Celebration of Learning Day your child will lead you through a series of stations to demonstrate things that we have been working on in our classroom. If you would like to set up a conference to discuss your child’s progress, please let me know tomorrow and we can schedule a meeting for another day.

*****Our class won a free pizza party from Panago Pizza for our participation in the Canada Games Activity Challenge! Way to go Grade 2’s! I will send home more information next week regarding the date of our pizza party and order forms.

 

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Morning Routine

Math – We played 3-D shape bingo and learned one new centre. During math centres I worked with Emery, Tiago, Luke, Erik, Sam, Leica, Max, and Maggie.

Recess

Daily 5 – Hi-5 Groups – I worked with Tiago, Nev, Sam, Maggie, Caden, Dominic, Chase, and Sidd.

Lunch

Science & Talking Circle – We read about the water on the earth and how the water we have now is the same water we had when dinosaurs lived – it just keeps cycling through the water cycle. We learned how little fresh water we have on this world and considered all the things we need clean water for, as well as all the ways that we waste water. We watched a documentary about water pollution (in particular plastic) that was eye-opening for many students and picked up garbage around the school to prevent it from ending up in our waterways.

Recess

Art – Mme. Jasper

Clean-Up

 

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Morning Routine

Math – We built 4 different pyramids using toothpicks and marshmallows. 

Recess

Daily 5 – We learned a new CAFE strategy to build fluency when reading and did a Word Work activity to learn about contractions (ex: she is/she’s).

Lunch

Phys. Ed. – Mrs. Bechard

Music – Mrs. Machnaik

Recess

PWIM – We titled our PWIM pictures, did a word sort, and started writing sentences with our PWIM words. We tried to write sentences that included some “juicy” (descriptive) words.

Clean-Up

 

***Tomorrow is Jersey Day.

Monday, March 2th, 2017

Morning Routine

Math – We looked at different kinds of pyramids and learned a new math centre that students can play on the SMART Board. I worked with Luke, Max, Caden, Charlie, Sidd, and Nev.

Recess

Daily 5 – Hi-5 Groups – I read with Adrita, Madi, Phil, Luke, Leica, Max, and Emery.

Lunch

Phys. Ed.

Choice Centres

Recess

Science – We did an experiment to see the water cycle in action.

Clean-Up & Quiet Time

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

French – Mme. Jasper

Morning Routine

Recess

Daily 5 – Weekend News Duotangs & Read to Self

Lunch – During the lunch hour, we had a lockdown drill.

Genius Hour – The students continued working on their inventions.

Recess

Science – We reviewed the water cycle and the students had 2 opportunities to practice teaching others in preparation to teach YOU next week!

Clean-Up & Mail

 

***This week is a short week, as tomorrow and Friday are PD days. Have a great long weekend!

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

Morning Routine

Math – We continued to learn about 3-D shapes. We built our own cubes and labelled the faces, edges, and vertices.

Recess

Daily 5 – We reviewed all of the CAFE strategies that we know so far and how to use them. We had a mini-lesson on a new fluency strategy, “Pay attention to punctuation” and practiced with a partner. We played a quick Word Work game before lunch.

Lunch

Science – We continued to work on our understanding and the vocabulary of the water cycle.

French – Mme. Jasper

Recess

Drama – We did a visualization activity and then acted out the water cycle.

 

 

****Celebration of Learning forms are due tomorrow. Please get in touch with me if the time indicated does not work for your family.

Friday, March 10th, 2017

Morning Routine

Math – We learned 2 new centres. During centres I finished off the last few 2-D shape assessments and worked with those who needed additional practice.

Recess

Daily 5 – Weekend News Duotangs & Flashlight Friday

Special Lunch – A big thank you to our parent helpers!

Phys. Ed. – Guest teacher for Mrs. Bechard

Music – Mrs. Machnaik

Recess

PWIM – We started off a new cycle of PWIM featuring pictures of different forms of precipitation (to go along with our Science unit on Air & Water).

Quiet Time – We read another chapter of Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator.

Clean-Up & Mail

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Morning Routine

Math – We learned 4 new centres. I worked with almost all of the class today on naming 2-D shapes and identifying their characteristics.

Recess

Daily 5 – Hi-5 Groups – I read with Dominic, Caden, Maggie, Sidd, Chase, Kellan, Ava, and Grayson.

Lunch

Phys. Ed.

Choice Centres

Recess

Science – We discussed, observed, and experienced water in all 3 of its states. We considered what it looks like, feels like, and how it acts in each state.

Clean-Up

 

****Invitations to our Celebration of Learning day on March 24th were sent home today. Let me know if the time indicated does not work for you. With this format, I can have up to 4 families in the classroom at one time as activities are student directed, so I am fairly flexible with adjusting the schedule!

****Tomorrow is Special Lunch day.

*****Book orders are due tomorrow.

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

French – Mme. Jasper

Morning Routine/Math – We talked about how prefixes like “tri”, “hex”, and “oct”, actually represent how many sides a shape has.

Recess

Daily 5 – We learned a new CAFE Strategy, “Skip a word and then come back” and practiced with a round of Read to Someone. We played a Word Work game with words with “er” in them which earned the class a point because they came up with WAY more words than I could.

Lunch

Genius Hour – We had a solid hour to work today and some AMAZING things came out of it! A water filtering machine and soap shoes (for people that don’t want to bend down to clean the floor) are a few examples of some of the neat stuff the students are working on!

Recess

Science – We learned about wind and how wind is made. I gave the class homework – they are to teach someone at home about how wind is created.

Clean-Up

 

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Morning Routine

Math – We considered the statement “every square is a rectangle, but NOT every rectangle is a square.” We learned 4 new geometry centres.

Recess

Daily 5 – We learned a CAFE strategy for comprehension, “Retell the story in sequence” and practiced doing so. When we retell a story we need to tell the characters, setting, problem, beginning, middle, and ending.

Lunch

Science – We did another experiment to prove that air takes up space. Ask your child about our experiment! They were mind-blown!

Canada Games Activity Challenge

French – Mme. Jasper

Recess

Arts Ed. – We played charades and finished acting out the last of our health scenarios.

Quiet Time & Clean-Up

 

****The Carmichael Outreach container drive is this week. We are collecting empty and CLEAN containers with lids that are over 250 mL. No glass please. (ex: yogurt container, margarine container).

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