Thursday, June 15

Reminder: Tomorrow is Sports Day. (Rain or Shine…let’s hope for the Shine!) Remember to wear your team colours.

We started the day with Daily Physical Activity and Circle of Power and Respect. Students then started to present their oral presentations on some aspect of the Aztec, Inca or Maya. After recess, we finished off the presentations! Lots of variety from government to architecture to religion! Students then worked on a socials reflection and a geometry reflection. (although there are some groups that will need to get their section of the city done next Thursday before they join us for Reading Day.) Students then worked on their section of the city before and after lunch, up until they headed down the hall to go to French class.

Wednesday, June 14

The students started their day in French class. (They have a test tomorrow!) When they returned to class we headed to a quick camp meeting. (The notice went home with the items to bring minus shampoo/soap and the emergency contact number.) After recess, the kids had time to work on their section of Geometrocity. After lunch, students had time to work on their Aztec, Inca or Maya oral presentation ahead of tomorrow’s due date. We then had a cheer practice for Friday’s Sports Day. We ended the day reading stories about the three characters we are bringing to camp: moose, bear and beaver. They were Making the Moose Out of Life, The Busy Beaver and Big Bear Hug, all by Nicolas Oldland.

Tuesday, June 13

Circle of Power and Respect started our day today. Students then had time to work in their groups on the section of Geometrocity. (There were several reminders about what it means to be a good group member!) After recess, students had time to work on their independent novel studies before we headed to the gym where we played our last game of Purple Ball, for this year, for PE. After lunch, we practiced the special song and then students had a little more time to work on their independent novel studies before they headed off for the last of their health classes for this term.

Monday, June 12

The students started their day with time to work on their Aztec, Inca, or Maya project. (Reminder that this is an oral presentation about 2 minutes that is due this Thursday 15th. You can have index cards but not to read from; speak from your heart about the topic!) We then had our class meeting. We talked about doing a special song with other classes at the school for the final assembly. We then practiced that song! Students then had time to work on their independent novel studies. (Character sketches due tomorrow! We also talked about the fact that even though the dates seem far off they should really try to have their novel studies completed by this week! With camp next week there won’t be a lot of time to complete the work!) Read aloud was before recess. After recess, in Math, students had time to start to construct their portions of the Geometrocity. (We have made an exception for the odd shaped nets that we don’t have like an octagonal net (instead they could have a sign that incorporates an octagon or a pond in the shape of an octagon for example.) After lunch, we had a little time to play purple ball before we returned to class and the students went to their respective health classes.

Friday, June 9

A recognition assembly started our day today. When we returned to class students had time to work on their Aztec, Inca, Maya project (due next Thursday!) Read aloud was before recess. After recess, we did our Daily Physical Activity and our appreciation circle. (Lots of appreciations in the bucket today!) Students then had time to work on their independent novel study (character sketches due next week!) After lunch, it was catch-up time for those that needed it and for those that didn’t it was maker space time. Lots of Makey Makey and Scratch projects happening around the room. There were also structures being built and lots of scroll signing.

Thursday, June 8

Reminder for people attending camp that any outstanding monies are due tomorrow! Thanks!

Daily Physical Activity and Circle of Power and Respect started our day today. The students then had time to work on their independent novel studies. After recess, the students had time to submit their plans for their section of the city. (Just a couple of groups left to complete theirs! Monday we start construction!) After lunch, we had our Canada 150+ Assembly and the kids that volunteered to do a part amidst our hectic schedule did an amazing job! Kudos to Mrs. Tratch too; she did an awesome job organizing this event and all the performers provided great entertainment to celebrate our country!

Wednesday, June 7

Reminder: Wear your Canadian pride tomorrow! Something with Canada on it… or something red! Assembly starts at 1:00 p.m. Canada 150+

The students started their day in French class. When they returned to class they had time to work on their independent novel study. Read aloud was before recess. After recess, they got into their groups and worked on the plans for their section of Geometrocity. After lunch, students had time to work on their socials. I have told them that their note taking time is over and they should now be using the outline to organize what they are going to say for the oral presentation. Some students have made up some index cards with these key points on it. Some students were even timing their oral presentation. We ended the day with the students involved in the Canada 150+ assembly practicing their parts and then students had time to work on their core competencies self-reflection hat will be going with their report cards.