This week we have had so many wonderful opportunities to learn about the Sustainable Development Goals. We have read many books that connect to an SDG, watched Thomas the Tank Engine videos about the SDGs and had many experiences to help us think more deeply about how we can help people, animals and the entire world.
UOI-#3 Good Health and Well Being
We started our week with a lunchtime provocation of having the students take as much or as little food as they wanted to. We continued our learning about balance and how we can have a balanced plate. We did some graphing about what each student picked and we will continue to graph next week to analyze our food choices. We will also start to look at healthy snacks.
Mystery Reader #4 Quality Education
Thank you to Calliope’s mom, Ms Lindsey, for coming and reading us a wonderful story about some adventurous bears. We learned that Ms Lindsey speaks English and a little bit of Vietnamese and French. Thank you for coming and being our Mystery Reader. We wonder who the next Mystery Reader will be.
UOI and PE #15 Life Below Water
During swimming this week, the students got to experience what it is like for animals to swim in our polluted oceans filled with plastic. We will be talking more about this in the weeks to come. At frist the students were laughing and having a great time moving around the plastic and then they reflected on it a bit more. It was hard to swim in and around all the trash. It was so difficult. How do animals do it? What if the animals think the plastic is food? What is happening to the animals? These are some of the questions that we are goign to explore.
The students have been learning about different word families and which words are in the family and which words are not in the family. We have also been adding prefixes and suffixes to words. We had some fun looking at the word PLAY this week. Words are in the family when they are spelled the same (structure) and have the same meaning.
Play Based Learning #4 Quality Education
This week we started Play Based Learning OUTSIDE with all four classes. The students have enjoyed being with their peers and investigating all of the different areas of exploration outside. Please ask your child about their experience with the flubber, the maker area, the puppets on stage, the mud kitchen, the big blue blocks, the kitchen area, the painting area, the construction and building area and all the friends that they are exploring with. We are excited to see what happens with this space and time once the students take the lead and plan our time.
Buddies and UOI #3 Good Health and Well Being
During buddies the week, our Grade 4 buddies wanted to teach our students how to ride skateboards. The Grade 4 students have a skateboard unit and they wanted to share their learning. The students first had to put on their helmets and pads. Our buddies worked very hard to teach our students how to stand on the skateboard, how to balance and how to move without support. Our buddies thought that teaching our students was hard work. We have amazing communicators and risk-takers in Grade 1. Way to go!!!
- UN Day is Monday, October 21st begiing at 11am for the UN Day Assembly in the Sport’s Center. Please arrive around 10:30am to get a seat. Please bring your food to the classroom in the morning when your child arrives at school. If your child does not have a country costume, please have them wear a nice outfit on this day. Thank you for all of your support. We appreciate it.