We are so excited to be starting our classroom blog again. It was nice to re-connect with our returning parents last week at Conferences and meet our new families as well. Several parents asked if we were continuing with our blog this year and here it is!
By now, you have probably read and/or reviewed the purple notice in the Learning Log that tells you what our blog is and why we do it. We are looking forward to communicating with you each week!
Our biggest piece of news, of course, is our opportunity to go to Telus Spark Science School for a week in January. We will be sending more information about this home with students in the next few weeks.
If you were able to meet with us at Conferences, you will also notice we all have a small plant on our desk group. This week we researched how to care for it and what each of the different plants need for water, light, temperature, humidity and fertilizer. It will be the students’ responsibility from now on to look after their plants and make sure they all have what they need to survive.
This week we met our grade 2 buddy classes! We are so proud to be able to develop as leaders and be able to model skills and behaviours that will be helpful for the younger members of our Citadel Park school community. For your Secret Blog Question this weekend, tell your parents how you feel about the opportunity to be a “big buddy” to our grade 2 students. What are you looking forward to as you work with them and what skills do you bring as a leader? Now write 2-3 sentences about your thoughts and feelings about being a big buddy in your Learning Log. We look forward to reading your responses on Monday.
On Thursday, we started to brainstorm “What we think we know about Alberta” to start our Social Studies learning this year. We have only had a chance to quickly browse through our textbook so far but are excited to learn more about the province we live in.
We’ve started our first math unit by focusing on Measurement concepts. The book, “Millions to Measure” taught us the importance of having a standard unit of measure. We have been using linear tools such as our ruler, a meter stick, measuring tape and a trundle wheel to determine sizes and distances. As well, we are learning about perimeter using pattern blocks and have been solving perimeter challenge questions!
We had a successful week collecting donations for the Terry Fox Foundation which supports Cancer Research. Unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate for our run on Thursday afternoon but we are still very proud of the efforts of our students to do chores at home, stay active and bring in their donations. If you would still like to make a donation, please bring it in on Monday and we will add it to our total!
Enjoy your weekend, stay warm and have your winter clothing ready…
- Bring back all library books from home – library on Monday
- Last day to bring Terry Fox donations
- Answer the Secret Blog Question in your Learning Log for Monday