It was our first day of school and we were happy and a little nervous. The first book Mrs. Orchard read to us was Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes. In the book, Chrysanthemum the little mouse was made fun of because her name was so much longer than her classmates. We made flowers and counted how many letters are in our own names. In math, class we counted all the letter in everyone’s name and presented on a bar graph. How many letters do you have in your name?
Room 22 read the book “The Dot” by Peter H. Reynolds. The story is about a girl named Vashti who thinks she can’t draw. Her teacher asks her to make a mark and see where it takes her. Vashti practices making dots of all kinds. She shows them at an art show. At the art show Vashti inspired a little boy to draw. We think that you should read “The Dot” too because it will inspire you and your family to try something new!
Shared writing by Room 22
We are learning all about measurement in Room 21. Did you know that the tip of your pinky finger is about 1 centimetre wide? This fact has helped us with our estimation skills. We have also been learning the difference between reasonable estimates and unreasonable estimates. The more experience we have measuring objects, the more reasonable our estimates are. The best part of learning about measurement is working with partners and measuring objects outside. Things get a little tricky when it is windy outside, but we get to work in teams and enjoy the fresh air! If you need help measuring something, come see the students in Room 21!
This piece of writing was written by Kiowa and Misha in Room 23. In it they explain how our class conducted this tasty experiment!
On the tenth some of our amazing students participated in the Honor Choir, and I’m sure wedid an amazing job! The next day we had a soapstone carving session with Michael Many Eagles. We made carvings that we could wear as necklaces. It made a lot of white dust on the floor when we sanded the soapstone. Everyone really liked doing it. It was a fun time!
We’ve also been trying to get outside more this month. We’ve been taking our books outside to read, and learning about directions and space topics while sitting by the trees in the dog park. We are hoping to do an Outdoor Challenge day in June where we spend all day learning outside.
Room 28 also participated in Mini Olympics. Not everyone won but I hope everyone
had fun! The next day was the closing ceremonies that Room 28 also went to. A few of Room 28 students went to the divisional track meet. Hopefully people found that fun too.
We hope Rhianna, Aynsley, Callum, and John had great birthdays this month. The month of May has been a fun one and hopefully June will also be!
During the month of April, our class learned all about Community Helpers! The morning class got a visit from a Winnipeg Transit bus driver and a Canada Post worker. Mrs. Kanaski forgot to take any pictures because she was so excited and interested in what our visitors had to say! The afternoon class got a visit from a City of Winnipeg paramedic driving the Major Incident Response Vehicle. We had a fun time exploring all of the different materials that paramedics use.