I’m back on the blogging wagon! Not sure how so much time has passed since my last post. New goal…regular blog updates. Hold me to it!
It’s hard to believe that Easter is here already. I’m pretty sure they said there are 55 days of school left this year. That can’t be true!!
This week we talked more about what makes us Canadian. We are looking beyond symbols. It is more about the Canadian community within a world community and how Canadians support the world around us. Day of Pink in support of Standing up to Bullies is one way of how we can take action. Promising not to be a bystander is something we can all do to make the world a better place 🙂
We have decided to take action and come up with a cause. Our first inquiry will be about the environment and what we can do make a positive impact.
This is an example of a Non Permanent Vertical Writing Surface. It also happens to be where we are doing some brainstorming of how we will a) commit to doing 30 minutes of outdoor activity for 30 days (Starting April 24). *More info to come on this BUT consider this your warning to be included in our challenge 😉 b) what our action plan might be and c) questions, concerns, wonderings, ideas about the environment.
We also celebrated National Scrabble Day by creating a little game of our own!
What words can you make and what it the total value of each word. What is the word with the highest value?!
It was a hit! SO much actually that it is also our Ask Me…question for the weekend. Same idea…different letters. “Rules”: see how many words you can make, can use names, can use letters more than once, add the value of each letter in the word to find the total value! Have fun!
Doing each other’s triangle puzzles was also fun! What we reflected was: puzzles with clearly printed numbers were easier to solve, there were some errors on puzzles which made it more difficult to solve, keeping the “answer key” was a good idea for checking.
What’s Up Next?
-I am away on Monday a.m., all day Wednesday, Thursday a..m. and there is NO school on Friday 🙁 Don’t worry…we will still have a productive week. The last substitute teacher we had left an email that this was the BEST class she had ever had the pleasure of subbing in. What a compliment 🙂 #proudteacher
-Some pink math books came home today. The one with a -4- on it is to be completed and returned on Monday so we can check it together. The other one has a hard cover and Snoopy on it…this one was for students who wanted a little extra practice. It is NOT homework, but once the students are finished they may bring it in for me to see if they wish. It is meant to be a tool to use as needed
-New book order will be sent home on Monday and are due on April 24
-Fun Lunch forms were due today. If you haven’t sent yours in please send it in on Monday
-If you are willing and available to help us out during our 30 for 30 outdoor time let me know. I think one of the ideas is planting flowers (which is not my forte but might be yours!). If you are super “outdoorsy” and would like to share your love of nature please please please send me and email or pop by and let’s make a plan
-On that note…anyone with a passion for environmental science or experience with action plans we also need you. I think we are leaning toward doing something with water since we believe it is our most valuable resource
-One more “need”! A few of our students wrote a multiplication mash up song (similar to the one we posted earlier in the year) and we would love to ‘put it to music’. Anyone have that in their skill set?
Have a great weekend!
Until Next Time!