We have been learning how to read an analog clock (the one with an hour hand and a minute hand) over the last couple of weeks – most students are growing up in a “digital world” and digital clocks are the ones most familiar to them. This weekend, students can help their parents turn all the clocks back one hour and practice telling time on an analog clock (if you have one!)
We wrote a personal response to Chapter 4 this week and had a chance to reflect and make connections to being a settler in 1915. Many students wrote about looking for water and the process of digging a well in last weekend’s blog question. While many students commented that they had moved to a new house, city or even a new country, it is pretty hard to imagine coming to a new place and not even having a water supply!
We are well organized for our Veterans Food Drive starting next week and we have 32 of our students involved in going to classrooms to introduce this important food project as well as collecting money for the Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund. If you are one of those students, make sure to practice your script over the weekend and BRING IT BACK on Monday – you will need it to do your presentation first thing Monday morning! To the other 17 people in our classroom who volunteered to help out, you will be given your announcements next week so you can be practicing the night before as well!
On Tuesday and Wednesday, we created some beautiful artwork to represent the poppies that grew on Flanders Fields after World War 1 ended. We will be displaying them at our assembly and keeping them in the Gathering Space as we continue to collect food items for our Veterans. If you are able to come to our assembly, we invite you to bring a food item along to add to our collection.
Now, for the Secret Blog Question – think about everything we’ve done this week and have a discussion with your parents. Now, think of your own Secret Blog Question that you believe most people in our class could answer and write the question in your Learning Log for Monday. Make sure you answer it, too!
Finally, we spent part of Halloween with our Grade 2 buddies and watched “The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown” all together in our classroom. It was so nice to share this tradition with them! As a reminder, please leave Halloween candies and treats at home next week. It is important that we stay focused and alert as we prepare for our Remembrance Day assembly and avoiding sugary lunches and snacks will help us do our best. Happy Halloween!
- Library on Monday - please bring back all library books
- Bring back your script for classroom visits on Monday
- Leave candy and treats at home please
- Start bringing in items for the Veterans’ Food Bank starting Tuesday
- Remembrance Day Assembly starts at 10:00 am Friday, November 8th
- Create and Answer your own Secret Blog Question in your Learning Log