Where did the past four days go? We've already accomplished a lot in Room 102 :)
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1) Home Notes
2) School Forms
3) Family Questionnaire
Here are some highlights from our week:
Chrysanthemum (we RESPECT one another)
Clifford's First School Day (we PARTICIPATE)
Wemberly Worried (it's ok to be nervous)
We played outside with our swim instructor Emily! Before we can take part in the swim program, Emily and Jessica must be able to trust us; we need to be good listeners! We played a lot of 'follow the leader' type games outside 'on land' to earn Emily's respect. We have to prove that we can take part in the 'land' lessons before we can start to swim. We'll have one more practice session and THEN we'll get to go to the pool.
Tribes is a behaviour management and self-regulation program that many teachers and schools use throughout the year. This week, we learned about the four agreements 1) listening 2) participation 3) mutual respect and 4) appreciations. Check your backpack for our Four Agreements Book - we worked hard to draw pictures and label them all week!
'Bucket Filling' is something that many of you might be familiar with. When an individual does something nice, good, something without being asked, then they help to fill MY bucket. When a students is spotted doing these good deeds then they get to write their name on a little paper water droplet and place it in our 'class bucket'; later on in the week I pull a droplet out to see who wins a prize (a pencil, a sticker, the chance to pick free time centres first, the chance to choose a read aloud book for us etc).
We started creating our own Number Sense Math booklets today. We'll work in this book and create a page for each number from #1-#20. How can you represent the #2 for example?
- write the word two
- the number 2
- draw a ten frame
- tally marks
- draw a die (one is a die, more than one are dice!)
- addition sentence
- subtraction sentence
- 'number' sentence (e.g., 10 + 10 - 18 = 2)
- draw an image (e.g., two eyes)
This Number Sense book will help to form a foundation for problem solving and explaning our thinking later on. Students will learn to 'show what they know' using a 'WINing' strategy - using words, images and numbers. The more ways they can represent and understand a number, then the more strategies they will be able to use when they problem solve.
We met our book buddies from Arthur's Grade 5/6 today! Ask 1) what'd your buddy's name? 2) what books did you read? 3) where did you read?
In our Room 108 Classroom Community, we foster an engaging, respectful and caring environment. I aim to balance a consistent program with flexible responsiveness to students' individual needs.