Just a few things...
Math- We are currently working 3 dimensional shapes. Students are exploring shapes and discussing their different attributes. Our next unit is measurement.
Language- We are working on narrative writing while reading and listening to traditional and fractured fairy tales. Students are working to create and develop stories with a clear beginning, middle, and end. Each of the students will create a story plan including characters, setting, problem and solution. The students will work through the writing process by making a plan, rough draft, editing, and producing a 'good copy' or published piece.
In reading students will use prior knowledge and experiences to help to further understanding of texts read aloud and independently. We will work together to indentify characteristics of fairytale narratives, identify elements of style (word choice, voice), and to identify the speaker and point of view being presented. We will use fairy tale plays and readers theatre to work on our fluency skills.
Science- Mrs. White will continue to work with the students as they explore Energy in Our Lives.
Social Studies- We are working on mapping skills. During this unit we will read and create maps of familiar areas while identifying and using map features such as symbols, colours, etc. We will also demonstrate an understanding of scale and use non-standard units to measure distance on a map.
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Here you will find some conversation starters. They reflect our learning in class and are perfect topics to discuss with your child at home.
Ask me about:
1. Ask me to identify some real world solids in our home.
2. Ask me to tell you the difference between a prism and a pyramid.
3. Ask me to show you the faces on a variety of 3D solids.
4. Ask me to discuss the number of vertices on a variety of 3D solids.
5. Ask me to draw a compass rose.
17th- Pizza Lunch, Jump Rope for Heart (p.m., please wear a hat and sunscreen)
20th NO SCHOOL- Victoria Day
7th NO SCHOOL- P.A. Day
27th Report Cards go home
28th NO SCHOOL- P.A. Day
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The Durham District School Board has purchased 600 ebooks that can be read online or on mobile devices. The collection consists mainly of nonfiction and graphic novels.
Starfall is a great site for early readers. Starfall offers 4 levels-- ABC's, Learn to Read, It's Fun to Read and I'm Reading!
The Tumble Readers website offers a variety of online books at all levels.
The CBC website offers many games and activities.
www.ca.ixL.com (parent recommendation- thank you!)
http://pbskids.org/cyberchase/math-games/tanagram-game/ (online tangram puzzles)