A thank you to our Mystery Readers…
Thank you very much to Amber’s Dad, Adrian for taking the time to share a family favourite with us on Friday afternoon. We very much enjoyed the story of Mary’s Elizabeth’s House by Pamela Allen and appreciated Adrian’s wonderful expression when reading!
We look forward to our next mystery reader this Friday and hope to have some more visitors after the winter break. Click here to sign up.
Thank you also to Martina’s Mum, Alicia for taking the time to read a bilingual tale in both English and Spanish called Book Fiesta by Rafael Lopez We appreciated the beautiful, colorful illustrations and learned a word or two in Spanish along the way. Thank you Alicia.
Open Classroom: Friday December 1st
Thank you to everyone who attended Friday’s open classroom session during Math time. We hope you enjoyed our Pokemon inspired 3-Act Math Task and came away with an understanding of the task our learning intentions. We strive to show our thinking in different ways and have been working on resilience in this area throughout the year.
Follow up to our 3-Act Math Task…
On Monday we returned once again to our Pokemon 3-Act Math task to challenge ourselves to show our thinking by modeling different groupings and creating number sentences the relate to our groupings.
Cheetah-Inspired Math Inquiry…
Thank you to William for inspiring a cheetah-related math inquiry this week. William’s Animal Encyclopedia recommendation sparked many questions and wonderings and challenged us to find out more about what makes this mammal so unique. After reading the Cheetah Animal Profile we discovered that a cheetah’s stride can reach up to 7 meters in length….to fully appreciate how long this is we measured the distance outside and attempted to match a cheetah’s stride using our own bodies…. we couldn’t quite manage it but we did have a lot of fun trying! We also discovered that the length of the average cheetah’s body is approximately 1.4 meters…Kieran kindly demonstrated how his height compares to that of a cheetah!
A lesson on Determination, Perseverance and Commitment: Hiro’s Achievement
We visited Grade 1D this week to hear about Hiro’s fantastic ice-skating achievement. Hiro travelled to Bangkok to take part in the SEA Figure Skating Open Challenge and won first place. We watched a video of his performance and learned about the complex movements that earned him the winning points. Hiro’s performance also inspired conversation about the importance of commitment and determination in achieving any goal we set our mind to.
This Week’s Assembly…
We were treated to a sing along with Dr. Barder this week during assembly to get us into the spirit for our upcoming winter holiday. Ms. Nitasha spoke to us about the importance of respect in our school community and sang Happy Birthday to friends who celebrate their birthday this month.
T.I.G. Time with Ms.Michelle
Ms. Michelle joined us again this week for a follow up lesson on electricity and circuits relating to our new unit on Light and Sound. She taught us about the role of insulators and conductors and we brainstormed some materials that relate to each category. We experimented with conductive dough and tried to make our LEDs light up! It took some trial and error but we had a lot of fun doing it and realized the importance of identifying both the positive and negative power sources.
This Week’s Reminders:
- Maker Day: Photos to follow in next week’s blog
- Winter Break is fast approaching from December 15th – January 6th