November 4

Happy November!

Monday/Thursday

This week the students presented their amazing work and innovations during our PBL Dragon Den themed Presentation of Learning. I was very impressed with their clear speaking voices and excellent descriptions of their “products,” especially their enthusiasm about why “they love their product and so will you.” I was especially amazed at their understanding of the scientific method, and their recall of the steps needed for a successful experiment. We spent a lot of time in our Maker Unit working on forming “good” scientific questions, really getting beyond “because it’s cool” and understanding the “why” behind it. Well done!

We also designed labels, measured the product bags and jumped onto the computer to make professional labels in Word. Students learned how to created a text box with dimensions to match the bags, create unique fonts, change the colour of fonts, add images and cut printed pages to fit their bags. Very impressive work!

Our next PBL unit is: Engineering!

In Reading Groups we worked on close reading skills and spelling.

Math Groups worked on micro-skills, such as checking your work, carrying over, regrouping and 2/3-digit work. We played several games to help us with these skills, including “For Sale” and “Pumpkin Patch”.

In Math gnomes we looked at Measurement. There are three workbooks available, with everything from distance and mass to volume and mass. We will explore these concepts throughout the year 🙂

Tuesday

Theatre students worked on their beautiful, hand-stitched books after reading The Whisper, as story all about the power of imagination. The Whisper page

In Project’s Club, students designed their playhouse and began laying the foundation. Plans include a climbing wall, monkey bars, a few swings and possibly even a jail?!

The kids worked on measuring the boards, cutting them and attaching them with handing nails and joists. Great skills!

On Friday in Nature Adventures, students enjoyed their free play activities, exploring the magnet games created in the Maker Unit, as well as dressing up and exploring our Fish Cycle Activities.

 

 

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February 4

Monday/Thursday- PBL: African countries research projects: posters and travel brochures. On Thursday Christina and Josh came with their African artifacts and musical instruments. We played all sorts of amazing songs, experimenting with new sounds and listening to our hearts to find our rhythms. Thank you for the incredible lesson!

 

In Reading we started our Cards Writing Project. We are going to produce the best book of letter writing ideas ever created!

We created Math Gnomes in math and read our first and second adventures. Complete with Jewels! The kids were SO surprised to find out how many nicknames all of the gnomes had!

In Project’s Club the students worked on their Bunny Plushies and in theatre we started filming the Norse Claymations.

We collected sap from the maples and made crepes in Cooking Class. It was so delicious!

In Nature School we made awesome Pebble Art and then we hit the lanes for a surprise bowling outing. Great work on those strikes and spares!

 

 

Don’t forget to pick up your new, updated forms tomorrow, or when you come this week 🙂

 

Imagine a classroom that celebrates every learner!

oma Creative’s secret for student success is the belief that each child possesses a unique set of intelligence or traits. No two children are alike! We believe that there are:

Zoma Creative’s secret for student success is the belief that each child possesses a unique set of intelligence or traits. No two children are alike! We believe that there are:

  • mi-iconhands-on, tactile learners
  • artistic, creative learners
  • musical, rhythmic learners
  • naturalist learners
  • logical, mathematics learners
  • interpersonal, conversational learners
  • reflective, interpersonal learners
  • verbal, text-based learners

Within each unit, students have the opportunity to use their primary intelligences to access information and to communicate their understanding. What does this mean? While one student chooses to write an essay, another may create a movie. While one student’s science work produces detailed graphs and charts, another student may translate difficult concepts into layman terms.

Each student deserves a chance to excel.

Why not choose a learning environment that celebrates your Multiple Intelligences every day!

For more information on Multiple Intelligences in action, visit MI in the Everyday Classroom

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