This week in our learning:
We have started a new read aloud story titled Silverwing, by Kenneth Oppell. The main character's name is Shade and he is the runt of his litter of Silverwing bats. He is currently staying in "Tree Haven" and preparing for the long trip south to "Hibernaculum". Shade is a curious bat and desperately wants to see the sun, however, this is against the rules among the animal world. We have completed the lowercase letters for handwriting and will begin to explore uppercase letters next week.
We have started to explore numbers to 10 000 with examples of the various ways one can represent numbers. There are six ways that we have been practicing and these include:
- base-ten blocks
- place-value charts
- expanded form
- in words
- standard form
For a Halloween activity we were given colour sheets that required us to solve multiplication and division equations in order to decipher what colour should be used for each individual piece of a picture.
We enjoyed an activity called "Place-Value Detectives" where various puzzles were used to create our detective code names, security access code, fictitious birthdays and addresses. We then were tasked with buying necessary detective gear whose prices needed to be represented in multiples ways in order to receive the items. We needed to crack a secret code and a we have a few other activities that we have not completed yet.
We had a discussion about our reliance on the use of plastic in the making of everyday items and the need to minimize this due to the length of time for it to break down. We also talked about the hazardous materials that requires special treatment for safe disposal. These include corrosive, explosive, poisonous, and flammable materials. Due to the task of decorating our classroom door for Halloween, we tried to use recyclable material for it's creation.
During both class time and Learning Common's time, we have been learning about the six regions of Alberta. These regions are:
- Canadian Shield
- Boreal Forest
- Rocky Mountains
- Grasslands (where Calgary is located)
We looked where each region is in Alberta and created a map distinguishing each region from the others. We began to do some research on the regions in preparation for larger projects that will include the use of green screens, iPad apps, and/or art work. We used several sites from the Learn Alberta website, one called Zooming in Alberta and another that held a compilation of picture from the various regions.
We are now able to count from 0 to forty in French. We are going to be practicing these regularly over the next week. Ask me to tell you what my number is in French.
- read at least 30 minutes daily
- spelling test sent home
- Fun Lunch November 15th - order due by November 8th
- Remembrance Day Assembly will be at 10:00 am on Friday, November 9th
- Mobile Escape Residency started today and will last all of next week
Have a wonderful weekend!