Today we started out by continuing to add idea pages to our Writer's Notebook. Today we added a Heart Map. Students drew an image of a heart and added things that they love. For example: family, friends, foods, tv shows, etc. Again, these pages can be accessed later if students need an idea on what to write about. Students are encouraged to use pictures, words, and colours on these pages. You can see an example of our Writer's Notebooks below. Don't forget that the covers are due on Monday!
In Math today, we had a special guest. Mrs. Livingstone came and visited our class today to show us how we could use our new Epson Board as a Math center. She introduced us to some pretty fun games. I've included the slideshow that contains these games below; for students who would like to play at home. In "Add It Up" our high score was 8462! Congratulations Rukaya and Manish. Good teamwork. Hopefully no one from Mr. Rutledge's class is able to beat us!
Students had their first French class with Madame Wells today. Students were reviewing some concepts covered in Grade 4 such as colours, numbers, and the alphabet. Students were playing a game called "Swat the Fly" to help with their review. Can't remember all your colours and numbers? I've added some videos to the French page to help with review.
We continued to work on developing the country of Famousy today. Today we created the following motto for our country:
Every time we enter our classroom, leave to go somewhere (eg. Assembly), etc. I am going to remind students of this motto that we created together. This will help to raise our self-confidence and help our community grow even stronger. We also began working on our emblems today. I'll be sharing our ideas and finished work next week.
Today we added the stationary pedal bikes to our flexible seating. These pedal bikes must be kept under a desk. If they are preventing students from working, they are not allowing students to work in a smart seat, so they will be moved. However, students were very responsible with the bikes today. They moved them around the room without any arguments at all. It was great to see students being able to move while working in their seats. Can't wait to add even more options to our seating. Students and I also reviewed the expectations for flexible seating today and students all signed a contract that we will be following in order to make sure the rest of the year continues to run as smoothly as this week has.