We had a busy last day! We finished our fictional migration stories and wrapped up loose ends. Our winter performance is on Monday and then it is vacation time!
Friday, December 13, 2019
To end our unit of inquiry on mapping, the students created maps of the city and connected them to each other. It was a lot of fun for them to piece together their work to make a city of roads. The students enjoyed making buildings, trees, bridges and different landscapes. Great work grade 3!
This week we also had one of our students teach our math class! She decided to do a review on telling time. The student created leveled worksheets for the class and even created some games to play! Thanks Celine for being a risk-taker and taking action on helping your classmates!
Finally today we had our dress rehearsal for our big winter performance on Monday! The students worked really hard over the last month and it showed! They cant wait for everyone to see their performance on Monday!
Have a wonderful winter break and I look forward to welcoming everyone back on Monday January 6, 2020!!!
Thursday, December 12, 2019
This week, we went to the park to do a treasure hunt for Grades 5 and 6 which we had designed as part of our inquiry to help us understand map work and directions. There were 5 groups of 4 people. We came before the other two grades so that we could hide our clues. When the other grades arrived we told them what to do and then we started! When they finished, they got prizes! They told us they really enjoyed the activity.
On Thursday, we went to Grade 6's room and they showed their end of unit presentation to us. They talked about Ancient Egyptians, the Gauls and the First Nation People in North America. While they were presenting, we assessed their work. After that we played a game called Kahoot and completed other activities that they had prepared for us linked to their civilizations.
Today, we went to the gym and we performed our dress rehearsal for Monday’s performance. We have been practicing hard to get all our words and dance moves right. Also we watched the performance from other grades . It was fun and amazing!
This week there was a competition to find a hidden book in the school. Grade 4 managed to win it!! It was fun to find the book, but we wish we could do this again.
We look forward to seeing all of you at our Winter Performance on Monday! Wishing everyone a good end to the year and all the best for 2020!
In maths, Grade 5 have been reviewing what they know about the four operations and have tried to be efficient mathematicians by selecting written and mental methods to solve problems. We then explained to our classmates how we solved the problems.
In inquiry, we became historians. We then made connections between our learning and the lines of inquiry by looking at a range of historical sources.
Grade 5 collaborated with Grade 4 and 6 this week. We helped Grade 6 by assessing and giving constructive feedback to help them develop their presentation skills. The children really enjoyed the activities that they made to go alongside their presentations.
On Friday, Grade 4 prepared well thought out, challenging scavenger hunts for both grade 5 and 6 to complete. We used maps and followed clues in order get to the end and win prizes.
Grade 5 have had a great start to the year. I'm sure that moving forward they will continue to be as fantastic. We look forward to seeing you all at the Winter Performance on Monday. If you are unable to make it, have a lovely winter break and happy new year!
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