Today we focused mainly on reviewing our classroom rules and expectations, as well as reviewing any lessons that we had started before the break. In Math, we continued to work on our fundraising projects as part of our Statistics and Probability unit. Students all brought a letter home today explaining the project and the different events that students are planning. Please review it and return it to school as quickly as possible. Students are very excited to organize and run their events, and to gather, collect, and compare their data to their predictions. It will be exciting to be able to start the New Year by giving back to organizations in our community such as the Centre of Hope, the Salvation Army, and the SPCA. Each group has selected their own charity to make a donation to. The events the students are running are: intramurals in the gym, healthy bake sales, and bookmark sales. Please let Ms. Barrington know if you are able to help with any of the baking or donations for the bake sales. Thanks everyone!
In Language Art today, we returned to writing in our Writer's Notebooks. Did you know that we haven't written in our Writer's Notebook since November! We have been so focused on paragraph writing that we took a break from it. Now we will return to it for a while, working on adding description and detail to our writing. Today's writing prompt was: "If you could make a super-fun obstacle course for yourself and your friends, where would you build it and what challenges and obstacles would you be sure to include?" Remember, you can follow our progress in our Writer's Notebook by looking at the digital copy on the "Writing" page under "Language Arts."
We played a round of "Where is the Other Ms. B?" today. My younger sister (the other Ms. B) is currently backpacking through Central and South America. While she is away she is going to be taking some pictures and gathering some facts for us. Using the facts, students are going to be challenged to find the other Ms. B! This is a great way for students to practice skimming and scanning for important details, as well as to practice their researching skills. Using Google or other search engines is something that students are familiar with, but how can you use them to quickly find the answer to a question? Are there short cuts you can take? Is all the information you find going to be accurate or correct? How can we tell? etc. We will be playing this game about once a week or so, practicing our research skills and answering some of the above questions. Today the other Ms. B is in Monteverde, Costa Rica. You can follow her trip and our progress using the slideshow below which will be posted on the "Technology" page.
- Read 20 minutes
- Practice 4x, 8x, 9x, 3x, 6x, or 12x tables