Week 12 Wrap-up

Between illesses, abscenses, book home day, and our excellent field trip, our learning didn’t follow a traditional academic path this week.

In Math we concentrated on reviewing patterns, number sense, making combinations to 10, and “how many more” than 5 our number of the day was. We’ll be back to daily Math Buddies continuing on comparing numbers 1-10 using less/more/same next week.

In Phonics we focussed on the letter H. Next Week we’ll have 2 new letters to study in depth. We’ll also begin our Writer’s Workshop which is all about writing with sentences. The students didn’t know it, but they got a taste of that in our field trip consolidation piece and unit wrap-up in IPC where we wrote a book about our day at the park. Feel free to stop by and read it as it hangs on our display. When the display comes down, it will join our class library as a piece of work the children can read.

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Speaking of the field trip, it was amazing. The students had so much fun. We began the day enjoying the Dragon Playground.

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Then we enjoyed our snack and walked carefully over to the new Children’s Park. Upon arrival, we played in the ball pit which had a VR dinosaur game where children had to throw the balls at dinosaurs to blow them up and reach the next level.

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Then we got to experience the Sand Art. It was an interactive learning experience where the children manipulated the sand to make different things happen in the various games and experiences. They dug up dinosaurs, they created paths of land and water to guide animals to a habitat they could live in, they created volcanoes, and so much more.

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Next, we moved onto the giant lego room where the students had a great time creating imaginative structures. They built quite a large castle.

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We had a picnic lunch outside and then played on the trampolines, explored the sand pit, climbed the rope structures, and walked through tunnels.

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Between Ms. Esther who joined us on the trip and myself, we took over 200 photos. I have collected them all in another Google Photo Album which is linked here for you to see. There are a few short video clips in that collection of photos. You should be able to download photos from the Google Album. If you wish to and are not successful, please email me and I’ll do my best to explain to you how to do it.

I hope you have a good week and I look forward to a week of routine next week as we enter the homeward stretch of this term.

Best,

Marie McClellan