Friday, March 10

Wishing you all a safe and restful Spring Break!

We started the day with our book exchange. We then did our Daily physical activity and our appreciation circle. Passion project presentations on Star Wars Rebels, Overwatch and a contraption were up next. Read aloud and desk cleaning was before recess. ( We did not finish Wonder before the break!) After recess, in Buddies, we read Mummy Math: An Adventure in Geometry, before we made nets while eating cylinder and parallelapipeds. We then started our potluck but were interrupted by the hot lunch being late but once we got rolling it was fast and furious. Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life ended our day.

Thursday, March 9

We started today with Science. I was trying to get a handle on who will be working alone and who will be working with a partner. Some have already picked a topic and others were changing topics as they searched the internet and found something more “fun” to do. My most common question this morning was, “But what will you be testing??” Daily physical activity was up next. We then had a passion project presentation on candy. Read aloud was before recess. After recess, we did our Circle of Power and Respect and then we did more read aloud. I really wanted to finish the book before the break but I’m not sure if we are going to make it! After lunch, we had a passion project presentation on the first video game made, Pong. We then did the Math4today test and then the students ended the day in French class.

Wednesday, March 8

The students started the day in French class. When they returned to class the students worked on their comments for the Albanesi reports. After recess, we started back up with passion projects. We heard a soccer team created from scratch, hoverboards and Rosanna Pansino. After lunch, we continued with passion projects on ballet and hip hop dance; snow activities, owls, and Youtube.

Friday, March 3

A recognition assembly started the day today. At the assembly they were also talked to about the drop off at 98th Avenue and the Johnston Heights parking lot. They also talked about the importance of dressing for the weather given our very weird weather that we have been having. On our way back we stopped at the library to do book exchange. We then did daily physical activity when we got back to class; followed by our appreciation circle. Read aloud was before recess. After recess, in Buddies, we read the story Sir Cumference and the Sword in the Cone. The buddies then went on a scavenger hunt to find solids around the primary building. After lunch, we went over the outline for the science fair project.(I will attach it as a separate file.) We ended the day exploring the maker space.

Thursday, March 2

From the TOC File

Daily Physical Activity started the day today and then the students did Circle of Power and Respect. Students then had time to finish reading about the daily life of the Aztecs, Inca and Maya or explore some other area of interest about the three Ancient Civilizations. Read aloud was before recess. After recess, the students worked on their Math4today and then they worked on their Albanesi cards. After lunch, they worked on a punctuation package before heading off to French to end their day.

Wednesday, March 1

The students started their day in French class. When they returned to class we talked about punctuation and then looked at some of their recent comics that were submitted. We talked about how reading something aloud is a good way of catching mistakes. Next time, they will work on a package that looks at some of their more common punctuation mistakes. Read aloud was before recess. After recess, the students did their Math4today test and then worked on their Albanesi cards. After lunch, the students had time to work on their passion projects. We ended the day by reading a Mayan creation myth and then the students were working on doing a variety of activities about the myth.