The students met with their grade twelve prayer buddies yesterday. They came to our campus to eat lunch, pray, and play with their grade one buddies at recess. Each child in grade one has been matched with a grade twelve student so that they can pray for each other for the rest of this school year. We plan to visit the prayer buddies at their campus in the Spring and sing for them during their convocation in June.
Tuesday was skating!
In Language Arts this week, we read some books by Kathryn Otoshi. Today we also had our second story workshop. We focused on Thinking: I can ideas from the world around me.
Our white board has a new addition to it! This is how students have been learning to self-assess. After talking about a core competency or they have practiced a skill, students place their magnet under the heading they think they are at. It was exciting this week to watch students reflect on where they are at in the their learning journey.
In Math, I introduced subtraction and the students suggested it’s when things get taken away. Today they explored subtracting numbers using manipulatives.
In Inquiry, we talked about migration and did a simple experiment to learn why birds fly in a V shape.
You will find a spelling assessment in your child’s Back and Forth folder today. This assessment is intended to help us gather information on what we need to focus on with your child. We discussed as a class that it’s okay to make a mistake, as our brains get stretched and we try to learn from it.
At school we use old socks as white board erasers and some have needed to be thrown away. If you have any you are getting rid of, we can help reuse them at school!
Hope you have a good weekend!