We have been busy and so creative! As you can see by the photos the children are always engaged in activities, both teacher-inspired and student-created. Learning about physics through ramps of various dimensions has been a great interest to a small of group of children. Others have been busy designing interesting buildings with lego, light table building blocks, as well as the wooden blocks. Play dough is always fun and we have incorporated letter boards so they can create letters in a fun way! The magic show has been both entertaining and "filling" with the play dough-created foods that are served during intermission. There have been many children walking around with surveys that they have made, asking others what they prefer, "J'aime le lait." ou "J'aime l'eau."
The math focus last week was sorting. The children found many objects in the classroom where they demonstrated their knowledge in sorting with one or more variables. This week we will be looking closer at creating and answering simple survey questions.
We will be learning one letter a week along with songs and poems during our language blocks. Last week we learned about the letter "S", along with French words that begin with "S" (serpent, souris, savon, soleil). This week we will focus on the letter "A". The children will have a chance to complete a levelled printing sheet once a week, that takes roughly 5 minutes to complete. The leveled printing sheets are used to set children up for success.
Each week one of the students will be the "Star of the Week". We will send home a letter outlining what we are looking for along with poster board. They are responsible for making a poster with information about who they are and what they like to do. Some children use photos, create drawing, write words or sentences to create their poster. K.T. was the first "Star of the Week" and did an excellent job creating all of her drawings, sentences, and using so many French words during her presentation. Please remember to keep this as child-created as possible.
Thank you for sending in your "Heartprints". The children love to hear all of the great things their classmates have been doing. As for good deeds, our classroom bucket has been filled twice. I think we only need one more bucket filled to add to our "Party Basket" in order to have a popcorn party!
Last Thursday we participated in the FAH Terry Fox Walk. We are still collecting "Toonies for Terry" for those families interested in making a donation.
Trip forms need to be sent in as soon as possible for the October 9th trip to Springridge Farms. We will contact parent volunteers shortly.
Please label all clothing. At the end of the day, we find at least 5 coats and a few sweaters/sweatshirts. We try very hard to find the rightful owners; however, if the items are not labelled it makes it very difficult. We do ask the students if the items belong to them and sometimes no one claims them. Please, please, please label all clothing. Thanks! :)
We will be updating the calendar with the letter of the week, library days, and the best day to return library books. The vocabulary that we are working on is already posted for each letter. Thank you for your patience.
This Friday we will be walking to the park with our book buddies. Normally, once a week the grade 4/5 class comes and reads with the children for approximately 20 minutes. This week we have decided to read and play at the nearby park.
Have a great night! Bonne nuit !
Tosh & Theresa