Monday, 7 January 2019

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

     Happy New Year, everyone!  I hope you all had a chance to have some wonderful family time over the break.

     We are going to start 2019 with a new Science unit on Liquids and Solids. 

     In Math, we are just finishing up telling time to the hour and half hour, before moving on to a money unit.  In Grade 2, the children will be expected to identify all Canadian coins and to show coin amounts up to 100 cents.

     In Language Arts, we will be learning about nouns and adjectives which will lead us into Descriptive writing.

     Reconciliation will be our focus in Religion.  We will be learning how to ask for forgiveness and how to give forgiveness. 

     In the Arts department, we will be learning about whole, half, quarter and eighth notes in Music as well as the primary and secondary colours in Art.

     Here's to an awesome New Year!

Sunday, 9 December 2018

World Vision and 3D Figures

     I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!  Great news.... we have successfully earned enough money (with the help of two anonymous donors) to buy a needy family a goat, hen and rooster. THANKS VERY MUCH TO ALL THOSE WHO PARTICIPATED!

     We have just wrapped up our Geometry unit on 3D solids.  I always save the 'yummiest' lesson to the end, building a cube and a square-based pyramid with toothpicks and marshmallow, which are mini cylinders, by the way!  The marshmallows represent the vertices, while the toothpicks are the edges.






Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Animal Christmas Project

     I hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful, snow covered city :)

     With Christmas fast approaching, we have begun our mini read-a-thon, in the hopes that every child will be able to earn $2.50 by the end of next week.  Hopefully you have all seen the note and chart that were sent home on Monday.  All three classes are very excited to be working together to try and buy a goat, hen and rooster for a family in need.

     This project will be used as an authentic learning opportunity.  Most importantly, we will be thinking of others and giving during this festive season.  We will be graphing the money as it comes to school, so we will be using our Math skills to figure out how much money we have rasied and how much money is still needed.  We will also be talking more indepth about how these 3 animals could positively help a family - as a food source and as a potential money source. 

     Here is our graph in the hallway, just waiting to be filled!




Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Updates and Remembrance Day

     Hello! The last two weeks we have been working on patterning.  The children have had many hands on opportunities to create patterns.  We are now working on number patterns and learning to explain, in words, what the pattern is - for example, counting by 2's is adding 2 each time.

     In Language Arts, we are continuing to learn how to make connections, be it text-to-self or text-to-text.  The children have also just finished their third, independent recount writing piece.  It is always wonderful to watch as the children take feedback and apply it to their next piece of writing.

     Our Religion this week and last, has focussed on Remembrance Day.  We have talked extensively about what Remembrance Day means and how we can make this world a better place by being peacemakers.  Since Remembrance Day falls on Sunday this year, our school will be having our annual service this Friday, November 9th.  You are all welcome to attend.

     Lastly, as part of our Visual Arts curriculum, the children were made aware of different types of lines.  Using these various lines and Remembrance Day symbols, they created some beautiful pieces of art.  Take a look!






Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Hallowe'en Fun!

     With Hallowe'en fast approaching, we have been having some fun in class!  Take a look at our original skeletons - each one is unique!  The children also made some pretty cool patterns using pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns before working together to carve our class pumpkin...introducing Pumpkinlena :)