Nov 13

We started our new PBL Unit: Start a Business, exploring business plans and logos, as well as start up costs. We used place value blocks and guides to create more complicated addition problems, which also introduced multiplication to many students.

In Math we continued our Wildlife Centre project, using toy animals to practice graphing and multiplication. In Reading and Writing we continued station activities, looking at Letter Construction, spelling, vowel monsters and rhymes.

On Tuesday Nature School we went to Goldstream to explore the Salmon run and cycle. While many of us have been I can safely say I learned things I never knew: the colours and physical differences between male and female salmon, that they have 2 sets of gills, that they live for four years… so many incredible lessons. We were lucky enough to enjoy the presentation put on for another school, which included (gulp… another) a dissection of a salmon. At the nature house we looked at everything from horns to types of owls.

On Wednesday, Nancy taught the art students how to create optical illusions. The students are making beautiful lanterns out of their creations.

In French we stared restaurant skips, as well as a review of our introduction conversations.

In Cooking Class we made Challah Bread. So yummy!

On Friday we revisited our Stranded in the Wilderness Skit, looking at the video from last week to examine our body language, eye contact and communication skills. Students were incredibly reflective and in our second attempt to collaborate, there was so much progress! I can safely say that Spotlight Theatre kids are better communicates than ever before. I am so proud of them!

After a walk down the trail at lunch we embarked on QUITE the project in Project’s Club: socology… still to be tamed those darn socks (oh, pun intended!!).

See you tomorrow!


Published by zomacreative

While I have always looked towards teaching for my profession, it was the two years as I spent in Japan an ESL teacher that convinced me I had found my calling. I enjoy the challenges we face in the classroom—the variety of learning styles, the creative versus the scientific mind—and see the day-to-day impact that teachers have on students’ lives. In my own classroom I try to create a sense of excitement and adventure. I strongly advocate for Multiple Intelligence as a central pedagogy.

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