February 22

February 22

The student-led conference is scheduled for Thursday, February 27th. During the half hour session, your child will take you around to a couple of different centres in the classroom. They will be showing you some of their work, teaching you a math game and telling you a story through the story workshop materials. While they are showing you their work, please find things to celebrate with them. They are very excited to be the teacher for the day.   

On Tuesday we went to the Aquarium! We had beautiful weather and the students had so much fun exploring, touching some of the animals and learning about their adaptations. If you went on the field trip and have any pictures you can send me, that would be great!  

During Literacy this week, we talked about how we can learn from good writers and examined ways that you can wrap up a story by rereading some of the books that we have read as a class this year.  Students noticed that some books end when there is a solution to the problem (e.g Swimmy by Leo Lionni), the main character learns a lesson (e.g. Wemberly Worried by Kevin Henkes), or a surprise (e.g. The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch). 

Mrs.Chan game to do a whole group word work lesson with the students on ‘silent e’. When there is an ‘e’ at the end of a word, the vowel becomes a long one (it says it’s name). I attached a video so you can see a similar way that she taught it. It may take students time to understand this concept when they are reading and writing.  

In story workshop yesterday, students wrote another story and focused on what kind of ending they wanted to have. After, students were encouraged to go back and add periods and capital letters. Adding punctuation is a skill we will continue to work on through the year.

On Wednesday, we did some activities for 100 day. I read them a story and they coloured a picture. Then they went next door where they did a craft with Mrs.Tsang. Mr. Chan taught them a new iPad game.  

In Art, students have been making different snowmen to feature perspective. Yesterday we talked about “birds eye view” and they made a snowman as if they were looking down from above.  

I hope you have a great weekend!