This week in our learning:
-We continued to read from Judy Blume's Superfudge and are nearing the end of the story. We will be reading Silverwing, by Kenneth Oppel, starting next week.
-We practiced handwriting the letters "r'' and "s'. After we've completed the lower case letters (2 letters left), we are going to learn to write uppercase letters by practicing proper nouns beginning with that letter.
-During our Learning Commons (Hub) time with Ms. Jackson, we have been learning about "Digital Citizenship" when using technology. We've discussed the 7 Habits of Digital Citizenship which include:
1. Being proactive (responding to others thoughtfully and appropriately)
2. Begin with the end in mind (making smart decision and avoid giving personal information)
3. Put first things first (doing chores or homework before asking permission to use computers)
4. Think win-win (solve problem by communicated appropriately with others and let parents/adults know when I see something that concerns me)
5. Seek first to understand, then to be understood (listen and understand multiple points of view and understand rules/expectations about computer use)
6. Synergize (learn from others online and see what others are learning about around the world)
7. Sharpen the saw (balance time between screen use and positive moments with family or friends, remember to look up to explore the world around)
We created posters in our visual journals to encourages other students in the school to follow these useful habits.
We've come to the end of our patterning unit. We have been working hard on reviewing and practicing what we've learned in order to prepare for our upcoming quiz. The quiz will be next Tuesday. We have also been working on developing our "Number Talk" skills, as an engaging way to broaden our mathematical knowledge and deepen our ability to explain what we are thinking. From the website Math 4 Love, we found an interesting pattern involving number, colour, and shape, that led to a great conversation about multiples, odd and even, prime numbers, colour patterns, addition, and many others mathematical concepts. We also eagerly took part in an activity called "Sticky Triangles" where we were tasked with building triangles using toothpicks to create a larger pyramid, while tracking the number of triangles as well as the number of toothpick. We then took this data and looked for the number patterns so that we could predict how many triangles and toothpicks would be needed without having to build further.
We have completed our A,B,Cs of Alberta and will use this for a future activities. We have started to read about and discuss the very early days of our province (such as the ice fields and how Big Rock came to be) and are moving towards looking at the 6 regions of Alberta. Our future Learning Commons time will be focused on these regions and how they influence everyday life.
We played a simple, yet entertaining computer game, that required us to choose if a discarded object should be placed in the garbage, in the recycle bin, or to a eco-station (electronics and dangerous materials). We were tasked with creating skits (actions without voices) to highlight scenarios when people make poor choices that negatively impact the environment and our classmates had to guess what we were portraying. We thoroughly enjoyed this activity. We filled in a "Waste Web" that described the who, what, where, why, and how of waste disposal. Finally, we filled out a personal assessment on how often we make positive environmental choices in our lives.
This week we learned how to count from zero to ten in French.
- 0 - zéro
- 1 - un
- 2 - deux
- 3 - trois
- 4 - quatre
- 5 - cinq
- 6 - six
- 7 - sept
- 8 - huit
- 9 - neuf
- 10 - dix
We have been practicing these with Ms. Marshall asking us to do certain things based on a number we have been given.
-Read at least 30 minutes daily
-Spelling test sent home
-Leadership choices and forms due on Monday
-Book orders due October 25th
Have a wonderful weekend!