Tuesday, May 23

Note: Physical and Health Education Unit to start on June 5.

We started the day listening to a CBC radio episode from The Current with Anna Maria Tremonti on “What Does Canada 150 Mean for Indigenous Communties?” Students then completed a three things you learned, two you found interesting and one question you still have.  They then had time to work on their paragraphs or independent novel studies.  Read aloud was before recess.  After recess, students were asked to evaluate their term three goals before we headed out for PE.  In PE, half the class tried playing a game of ultimate and the other half practiced their throwing and catching. Next week we will reverse the groups.  After lunch, students had time to work on their passion projects. We ended the class with a Math4today test (last one) and time to work on Albanesi cards.  (Only two more days!)

Friday, May 19

Thanks all camp forms were in today! Reminder: No school Monday as it is Victoria Day!

We started our day with book exchange and then we did our daily physical activity followed by our appreciation circle. In Language Arts, we talked about body sentences for their paragraphs. The students then had a little time to work on this but will have more time on Tuesday. Read aloud was before recess. After recess, in Buddies, we read the Feel Good book by Todd Parr. Students then worked on a writing about a time when someone did something that made them feel good. After lunch, we did a play practice. We ended the day with some time for maker space.

Thursday, May 18

Remember: tomorrow is the last day to turn in camp forms!

Circle of Power and Respect started our day today. Half the class then went to Division 3 to see the King Who Wouldn’t Laugh (dress rehearsal.) while the other half worked on either their Language Arts (topic sentence and independent novel study) or Math (Albanesi cards). We finished CPR when they returned to class and then did our daily physical activity. Read aloud was before recess. After recess, we did the reverse of the first part of the morning. (Play/LA/Math.) After lunch was our transition day. Our grade sixes went to grade seven and we received grade three students from Division 7 and 11.  The students worked on a surprise for Mrs. Murphy’s retirement and then had some maker space time. We finished with a couple of rounds of the math game….Greed.


Tuesday, May 16

Reminder: Please keep those camp forms coming. Remember it’s just the form that is due on Friday. The payment isn’t due until June 9th.

Circle of power and respect started our day today. Then we practiced the three songs that I have identified that we have the most trouble with certain verses in those songs. We then talked about the topic sentence for the paragraphs. (Due Friday) I also gave an outline idea for their Aztec, Inca and Maya oral report. Students then had time to work on their topic sentence or read their independent novel study. Read aloud was before recess. After recess, we decided to support the Canadian Red Cross: Flood Relief and Children’s Hospital with funds raised from our play performances. We also went over the technology rules (created a couple of years ago; needs updating in September but it was a concern brought forward from a student at a recent class meeting.) We then went to the gym where we played “Purple Ball’ with the green ball in PE. After lunch, the students had time to work on their passion projects. We ended the day with the first half of the Math4today and then time to work on their Albanesi cards.

Monday, May 15

Our class meeting started the day. In today’s meeting we discussed making the play a fundraising event. We will discuss tomorrow the student’s ideas for the fundraiser. We then did a practice of our songs. It was then time for a Math4today test and then time to work on Albanesi cards. Also today I informed the kids that we will be wrapping Albanesi cards up in the next two weeks and then we will be starting a fun geometry unit. Read aloud was before recess. After recess, the students were in the gym for an assembly. After lunch, we played “Purple Ball” with the green ball in PE. When we returned to class students worked on getting their project proposals complete on the Aztec, Inca or Maya. The project proposal will be due this Thursday but the final oral presentation will not be due until Thursday, June 15th.

Friday, May 12

Book Exchange started our day today. We then did daily physical activity when we returned to class.  We then did our encouragement speeches before doing the last round of literature circles.  Read aloud was before recess. After recess, in Buddies, we read the story We’re All Wonders. It is written by the same author as Wonder.  Students then did a survey about friendship and then set a personal goal for the next week.  After lunch, we did our appreciation circle.  We ended the day doing a practice of the play. Remember we should know our lines and the song words by next Thursday.