Hi Parents! It was wonderful to cross paths with so many of you over the last two days at Student-led Conferences.
Dec. 7 -No School
Dec. 21- No School
Building Community: This is an important focus as we move into term 2. This week, both classes participated in a knowledge building circle. The question “What do we value as a learning community?” was posed, and students created an exhaustive list of things they value about our place. From this list of values, each class created 3 community goals we can work on during term 2.
Science: This week we continued to compile our wonders/questions from the wetland visit last week. We will take these big questions and help formulate the direction we will take for our weather inquiry.
Math: We continue to work on constructing our understanding of multiplication using arrays. We built some out of unit cubes as well as using digital manipulatives on a Number Pieces App. You can check these out on SeeSaw. Next week we will work at constructing proofs for multiplication. Continue to work on those math facts at home. Students also revisited the Deca Tree problem as some had not yet completed it or submitted it to SeeSaw. If students were finished that, they had the opportunity to work on some challenging riddles.
Humanities: We started a new read aloud this week, “Endling, the Last.” We are exploring a different genre, as this book sits in the fantasy realm and provides a lot of opportunities to examine how an author builds worlds and characters that sit outside of the known and everyday. We also wrapped up our work on Canadian identity and wrote in the opinion journals. Coming up we will begin a new social studies focus about history and geography, that is embedded in our larger inquiry into what is beautiful.