Well, this week flew by and once again, I did not get the blog out to you. Here are our events from last week and below are the events and reminders for this week.
Last week we began our unit on long division with Mrs.Brown and continued our geometry unit with Ms. Rickson in math. Students worked through 3 math centres last Monday - toothpick and marshmallow polygon/3D prism making, polygon making on the geoboards, as well as a small group lesson on perimeter and area with Ms. Rickson. In language arts, we took our research notes on the Canadian woman chosen by each student and began to use our research to write paragraphs. Students are working on creating a short essay on the woman they have chosen. We also wrote two poems and finished up our mandalas in preparation for the writing fair on Thursday. In SENCOTEN last week, we read a SENCOTEN story about a man and his pet wolf. We also practised counting 1-10 in SENCOTEN. We will continue to build on our knowledge this coming Friday. During our buddy time on Friday, we worked with our buddies to create marble mazes out of cardboard and straws! Ms. Blackie and Ms. Rickson were very impressed at the cooperation and creative thinking demonstrated by everyone!
Math: With Mrs. Brown, students will continue to practice the steps of long division. Students should continue to work on learning their basic multiplication facts up to the 12 times tables. With Ms. Rickson, students will continue their garden project. Students design a garden and then calculate the fencing and garden soil they would need using their knowledge of area and perimeter. We will finish these up on Friday!
Writing: We continue our "Canadian Women of History" unit and students will work on using their information to write paragraphs.
Reading: This week we begin Readers Theater. Students will choose one out of four stories to perform in a group.
Socials Studies - We will have our SENCOTEN lesson in the Cultural Room with Mrs. Mcevay.
Applied Skills, Design and Technology We continue to work on our original GIF project using Google Slides. Some of our students have finished creating their GIF and have learned how to publish it! Ask your child to show you using the link they have commented on Google Classroom. Ms. Rickson is SO impressed - they are turning out beyond her wildest expectations!