Archive of ‘Ms. Basky’ category

Friday, April 28th, 2017

Morning Routine

Math – We played some partner games to refresh our number sense skills.

Recess

Daily 5 – Weekend News Duotangs & Flashlight Friday

Lunch

Science – The students demonstrated their understanding of properties of materials with a sorting activity. The students had to group a variety of objects/materials based on a personally chosen classification such as sorting by texture (smooth/rough), buoyancy (sink/float), etc., and see if others could figure out their groups.

French – Mme. Jasper

Recess

Drama – The students practiced their puppet shows.

Quiet Time & Clean-Up – Emery read for us.

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Morning Routine

Math – We talked about weight-related terminology: lighter, lightest, heavier, and heaviest and applied these when comparing the mass of objects.

Recess

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

Lunch

Talking Circle – We shared our favourite books and why they are our favourite.

Science – We completed a series of experiments to test if different solids can dissolve in water.

Recess

Arts Ed. – Mme. Jasper

 

***Spring into Reading bingo cards are due tomorrow.

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Morning Routine

Math – The students finished yesterday’s measurement tasks.

Recess

Daily 5 – We did one round of Read to Self, one round of Work on Writing, and one round of Word Work.

Lunch

Phys. Ed. – Mrs. Bechard

Music – Mrs. Machnaik

Recess

Catch-Up Class – Students finished their math work or writing, cleaned their desks and lockers, and continued to research their Genius Hour topics.

Canada Games Activity Challenge

Quiet Time & Clean-Up – Niki read for us.

 

****Spring into Reading bingo sheets are due back on Friday to receive a Pita Pit Reading Certificate.

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Morning Routine

Math – The students worked on a variety of tasks to practice measuring the weight of objects with nonstandard units.

Recess

Daily 5 – Hi-5 Groups – I read with Annalise, Niki, Grayson, Kellan, Parker, Charlie, and Ava.

Lunch

Phys. Ed. – We completed our Canada Games Activity Challenge and some catching activities with a partner.

Science – We looked more closely at the property of absorption. We tested how different materials absorb water including fabrics and different kinds of paper towels.

Recess

Choice Centres – While the class worked on choice centres, I worked individually with Genius Hour groups to help focus their ideas into a project.

Clean-Up/Quiet Time – Madi read for us.

 

Monday, April 24th, 2017

French – Mme. Jasper

Morning Routine – We shared stories from our break.

Recess

Daily 5 – We added another accuracy strategy to our CAFE menu and practiced with a partner. The students finished up their spring poems.

Lunch

Genius Hour – We went to the library to find books for our Genius Hour projects. When we got back to the class we got started on our research. We talked about how to know if a fact is important, and what we should write down while we are researching.

Recess

Science – We reviewed properties of liquids and solids and did a worksheet to check for understanding.

Canada Games Activity Challenge

Clean-Up & Quiet Time – Nev read for us.

 

***Genius Hour is an at-school project, unless students have chosen a project that requires making something that cannot be created in the classroom and needs 1:1 adult supervision. We have just begun this round of Genius Hour and projects are NOT expected to be completed tonight or this week, (I am giving students close to a month to complete their projects). Some students may require special materials for their project that I cannot supply at school – if this is the case, these materials do not need to be brought to school until next Monday, so there is no rush to go out and purchase them this evening. Please email me if you have any questions 🙂

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

Morning Routine

Math – The students rotated through some Easter-themed math stations practicing place value, addition/subtraction, and graphing.

Recess

Daily 5 – Weekend News Duotangs & Flashlight Thursday

Pizza Party!

Science – We watched a video to learn more about the phases of matter.

French – Mme. Jasper

Recess

Drama – The students continued to practice their puppet shows.

 

***Have a wonderful Easter break! We return to school on April 24th.

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Morning Routine

Math – We began our next mini-unit on measurement of mass. In groups the students estimated and weighed objects from around the classroom using nonstandard units for comparison.

Recess

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

Lunch

Science – We learned about vocabulary for properties of solids and liquids. We then examined and tested a variety of solids and liquids to determine their texture, buoyancy, transparency, translucency, opaqueness, viscosity, colour, shape, smell, and taste.

Recess

Arts Ed. – Mme. Jasper

 

***Our pizza party is tomorrow! Students do not need to bring a lunch but should bring a drink and snacks as only pizza will be provided.

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

Morning Routine

Math – We finished off our mini-unit on measurement of length/height.

Recess

Daily 5 – The students continued to work on their spring poems.

Lunch

Phys. Ed. – Mrs. Bechard

Music – Mrs. Machnaik

Recess

Catch-up Period – Students used this time to catch up on their spring poems, PWIM work, math work, science work, or puppet shows.

Clean-up & Quiet Time

Friday, April 7th, 2017

French – Mme. Jasper

Morning Routine

Math – Tiago read “How Big?” for us. Great job Tiago!

Recess

Daily 5 – Weekend News Duotangs & Flashlight Friday

Lunch

Arts Ed. – The students continued to work on their puppet shows.

Genius Hour – We started brainstorming new topics and thinking about questions that we have about them.

Recess

Activity Challenge

Science – We talked about the difference between man-made/natural solids and liquids. We learned about some of the symbols used to identify materials as dangerous (ie: WHMIS symbols).

Clean-Up

 

****W.S. Hawrylak will be running a literacy event for the month of April. Information and Bingo cards to participate will be sent home on Monday. All students who complete the necessary tasks to get a “bingo” will receive a Pita Pit Reading Certificate that can be redeemed for a pita from Pita Pit or a 8 oz. Booster Juice.

 

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

Morning Routine

Math – The students finished up their nonstandard measurement activity. I challenged them to put all of the objects they measured in order from shortest to longest – and they realized they could not! We learned about how we need to use the same nonstandard unit to measure things if we want to compare lengths.

Recess

Daily 5 – We continued to work on our Spring poems – students are at various points in the process of drafting/editing. Before lunch, we played a Word Work game as a class.

Lunch

Science – The students shared their liquids/solids posters, and we did an experiment to better understand how to differentiate between liquids and solids.

French – Mme. Jasper

Recess

Dance/Drama – We did a movement activity and started working on puppet shows.

Clean-Up

 

***This is your last chance to order a yearbook, as ALL orders are due by April 25th. We encourage you to pay by cheque (made out to W.S. Hawrylak School) or online at http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A01085440. There will be NO payment through SchoolCash Online. Please email me for a copy of the yearbook order form.

1 2 3 13