Monday, November 12, 2018

Nov 12

Reminders:
- SPCA donations bring tomorrow (towels, blankets, sheets)
- International Day research due Thursday, all information sheets were handed out Thursday.
- Forces test on Thursday, review sheet handed out today.
- Homework, to think of one question to ask the SPCA tomorrow.


New spelling words:
Group 1
Group 2
Hunting
Doing
Learned
Getting
Heard
Ate
Climbing
Morning
Dreamed
Later
Reading
Sitting
Stuffed
Camping
Watching
Maybe
Passed
Running
Thinking
Looking
Watched
Soft
Talking
Fire
Started
Winning
Falling
Beginning
Struggling
Floating
Distance
Waves
Tamped
Sailor
Perished
Lightning
Sanctuary

Trudging




Today we worked started our day with Math. We worked on identifying different angles as we needed a little more practice with this. 

We made Remembrance Day poppy's, each child made their own and we discussed the importance of yesterday. 

After recess we had our regular spelling test and then gym. 

After lunch we learned a new force, friction. We discussed increasing and decreasing friction and did an experiment as a class to look at materials that would increase or decrease friction. 

They ended the day with French! 

*Pictures to come. 

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Nov 8.

Reminders:
-PD Day tomorrow.
-Letter went home today about International Mindedness Day. 
-Donations for SPCA due Tuesday November 13.

Today was lots of fun! We had Math, working on identifying angles in shapes for Grade 3s. Grade 2s had to sort different shapes. We then went to the Library to choose new reading books. 

After recess they had Art and Gym. 
After lunch we designed our musical instruments and listened to some music while decorating! We had lots of fun with this! 
We ended our day with our spelling test and discussed International Day. We have chosen Ukraine as our country and I have asked all students to research a specific topic and bring in the information for Thursday November 15th. 

The topics are: 

Location in the world, map and facts
Grace
History and traditions
Aiden and Samuel
Dance and dress
Karmin and Chloe
Cuisine
Mylo and Oleksa
Artists and artwork
Reed
Music and instruments
Hannah and Mishka
Flag of Ukraine and Language
Alex and Sebastian
Famous songs and artists
Shylah


 International Mindedness Day is on November 23rd. 

I hope everyone has a lovely long weekend and I will see you Monday! 






Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Nov 7.

Reminders:
-Operation Christmas Child boxes, due tomorrow.
-Christmas basket money, due tomorrow.
-PD Day Friday.
-Spelling test tomorrow.

As usual, we started the day with math. We are continuing shapes and looked at angles today. We focused on right angles, less than and greater than. We identified different types of angles and angles in shapes. The grade 2's focused on identifying different types of shapes in everyday items and sorted them into categories.

After recess we had Daily 5. Today we learned about compound sentences. We learned how to use different types of joining words and how to combine two sentences. This was a great exercise as the students were able to be creative and create different sentences of their own!

After lunch we had our UOI on forces. Today we learned about buoyancy and tested out different items to see what was buoyant. We learned new terms like density and how it contributes to an object floating or sinking. This was lots of fun!

We ended the day with French!





Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Nov 6.

Reminders:
-PD day Friday.
-Operation Christmas Child.
-Christmas basket money. 


Today we started with Math, working on our 2D shapes for both Grade 2's and 3's. We worked on identifying and sorting shapes in Venn diagrams. The Grade 2's built shapes in different ways. 

After indoor recess we had Daily 5 and worked on our spelling words for the week, followed by gym! Luckily we were able to head outside after lunch! After recess we had our UOI, focusing on our forces. We looked at balanced and unbalanced forces today and experimented with scales to balance different objects. 

After last recess, we had reading buddies with the JK class! 








Friday, November 2, 2018

Nov 2.


Due to the weather, it has been a long day with indoor recess all day! The morning we continued learning our shapes and discussing how many sides and vertices shapes have. We also discussed what a quadrilateral and polygon is.

After recess we had our weekly spelling test and worked on sentence structure, then they had gym.

After lunch, we had UOI and learned about what forces can do. We played with playdough to explore how forces can change the shape of an object. We also played with cars to explore how force can change the speed and direction of an object.

We ended the day with music by exploring instruments and the sounds they make. I hope everyone has a great weekend!