This week our book for the Global Read Aloud was Twenty Yawns, a story about a child who needs to find her stuffies to sleep. On Friday, we brought our own “sleep aids” to school. They helped us to read, to write and to think with the students in Illinois about how having a stuffed toy makes us feel.
As part of education week, we talked about some of the things students could be when they grew up and chatted on Skype with a nurse. Some of the students chose to dress up as the person they wanted to be “when they are big”.
A lot of the students were willing to share their future goals in the photos below.
Our class is participating in the Global Read Aloud. Together with thousands of other students around the world, we are reading five books by Lauren Castillo. When we talked to three classes of students in Illinois today, we not only discussed our favourite parts of the book The Troublemaker, we also found out that they are ahead of us in time! How cool is that?
Terry Fox is a Canadian hero. Even though he had lost one of his legs to cancer, he tried to run across Canada to raise money for cancer research. Sadly, he lost his battle with cancer before he could complete his run. Every year, Canadians run for Terry. Below are some of the students at the run. The photo was taken by Kristina Seiriene.
I have a brand new class of grade one students and we have been busy learning about each other and about our classroom. Take a peek at some of what we have been up to.
Trying out the new Lego wall…
Reading that Minecraft book…
And learning new math games.
This is going to be a great year!
On the last day of school, the students took time to think about what they had learned and their goals for the future. I may be biased, but I think they are beyond cute.
This week we have been learning the different ways to make an “a” say its name. We did a word sort and made lists and drew pictures.
Then, we made videos to show how much we had learned. Check the students’ blogs to see these creations about The A Sound. These girls were able to (mostly) work on this project despite being squished together.
At the literacy evening this week, the students got a chance to see and touch a peregrine falcon, thanks to Larry Going who was good enough to bring his in for us.
Interestingly, this bus also appeared in our classroom one day while the students were working…
When we’ve been sitting for awhile, we like to take movement breaks to help our brains stay active. One of our favourite sites to do this is Go Noodle. Who doesn’t like jumping and dancing to music?