This week we have been documenting the 2D and 3D shapes we have found in our classroom and around the school. You can find a record of each child’s learning about shapes on his or her blog. The student’s blog are all linked on the right hand side.
May 19, 2013 · No Comments · Language Arts
Reading to and with a friend is one of the most popular things we do in our classroom!
May 18, 2013 · No Comments · Arts Education
We put our growing collection of pop and water bottles to good use this week. The bottoms of the bottles make an interesting flower shape, and we used the lids to make a center for the flower. The students all thought their work was beautiful. I agreed!
May 10, 2013 · No Comments · physical activity, special day
Today was our annual Jump Rope for Heart event. The students were divided into groups and spent time at stations doing a variety of jump rope activities. The students had a blast and helped to raise money for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
May 7, 2013 · 4 Comments · Inquiry, Student Work
We’ve just completed our First Nations learning and to sum up what he or she knows, each child made a video which is now posted on their blog. Check them out and leave a comment!
We also had fun using a green screen and pictures from Discovery Education to make the video below.
April 30, 2013 · 4 Comments · Inquiry, iPad, Student Work
The students are becoming more and more independent and proficient at choosing a tool and showing their learning with their iPads. As you can see by the picture below, they think it is important to get just the right angle when taking a picture of a non-digital artifact! Check out the learning on their blogs about digraphs that they were taking pictures of.
April 23, 2013 · 1 Comment · Language Arts, Student Work
The students recently wrote thank you letters to Elizabeth Schoonmaker for sending us a copy of her wonderful book Square Cat.
After writing the letter, the students reflected on their skills as writers. What am I doing well? What do I want to get better at?
You can see each student’s self reflection on his or her blog, but I have included one student’s reflection below.
April 18, 2013 · 1 Comment · connecting, Inquiry
This week our class has been exploring some First Nation artifacts.
We also watched a Discovery Education Live Stream from a First Nations classroom in northern Saskatchewan. While we watched, the students tweeted questions and observations that they had. Some other classes were tweeting about what they saw and wondered at the same time. Because we were all using the same hashtag, we were able to put all of the classrooms’ tweets together in a Storify.
April 15, 2013 · 2 Comments · connecting
April 14, 2013 · 1 Comment · connecting
Our Skype buddies in North Carolina sent us this picture to see if we could figure out what it was. We used our best viewing skills to help solve this mystery. You can see this photo and each student’s guess and explanation on their blog.
Each of the children in our class read their guess aloud to the students in North Carolina, but despite the students’ careful detective work, none of them were able to solve the mystery. When they learned what it was, a loud chorus of “EEEUUUUCCCCHHHHHH” filled the classroom.
Have you figured out what it is?
It’s a wall of used chewing gum in Seattle Washington. Who knew?