Today we practiced our Word Work words using the online program Spelling City. We read “The Tin Forest” and watched a video of the story. We reviewed for math with some worksheets and one-on-one conferencing.
Here is our class document to help us prepare for Guelph Lake on THURSDAY!
Check out this link if you are interested in an art contest about … fish! This year’s species are the bluegill and the muskellunge.
Today we learned more about growth mindset, specifically how the brain actually grows when we learn new things. We made sample neurons out of licorice! We chose a mascot for “Go Noodle” a program designed to help students increase their physical activity and improve mindfulness.
We reviewed division. It did not go well! We will not have division as a focus for Wednesday’s test. After meeting with our board math consultant today, Mrs. Gallant has some ideas that should help strengthen student understanding of division.
In Language, we read “The Memory String” and practiced making inferences. Mrs. Gallant met with small groups to discuss inferences and students worked on their “Daily Five” tasks.
math test Wednesday
October Homework Bingo was handed out
Spelling City passwords handed out
Complete the monthly reflection on Google Classroom
Today we had our school mass … way to go readers! What a connection our class had with being a life giver and today’s gospel! We had a lesson on Multiplication ( must have been a good one as Mrs. Gallant was covered with chalk :o) ). Check out the video below to help with your homework. We had our Terry Fox assembly and walk this afternoon.
Today we reviewed strategies for mental math for addition and subtraction. Students worked on Word Work / Daily 5 while Mrs. Gallant continued HIP assessments. At the end of the day we reviewed the vertebrate slideshows and students started their invertebrate ( arthropods and insects ) assignment.
Mrs. Gallant is out sick today :o( Students worked on a group science task about vertebrates that was due at the end of class. Students had a lesson on “adding and subtracting whole numbers”. We will be working on addition and subtraction throughout our Number Talks this year. This lesson is a good review of the algorithm!
Today Mrs. Gallant was at cross country for most of the day. We met with our reading buddies this morning and practiced place value and problem solving this afternoon while Mrs. Gallant met with students for reading assessments.
Food Drive starts next week! Terry Fox! Readers for mass – please practice!
Thank you to all parents and families who made it out to Open House last night. It was great to meet you. You are welcome in Room 202 anytime!
Today we completed an activity based on Max’s Logbook from Literacy in Action on our Google accounts. We had to work on the writing trait of ideas and create a logbook six months from the end of the story.
Today we discussed the characteristics of living things and identified living things in our school yard. How do you know that something is alive?
We wrote a ‘check-in’ for math and learned about the order of operations.
In Language we had our rotations with a focus on the types of conflict within narratives ( character vs. nature, character vs character, character vs. self, character vs. society, character vs. machine ). We read “The Most Magnificent Thing” in our whole group lesson.