Well it was a short week and we’re having a much-needed midterm break. Because of the short week and listening to the students needs, we will be re-visiting Week 5 of the Kindness Morning Meetings next week so we can have a deeper understanding of what it means to be a good friend.
We worked hard this week on our International Projects and I’m very proud of all the students in our class for presenting at our assembly. Thank you to all the parents who brought in food for the food share. That was amazing. All the students enjoyed trying food from around the world.
We introduced our new IPC topic “What’s it Made Of” by learning about where yarn comes from. The students got to see a video of sheep being sheared and got to try out my spinning wheel. They also got to feel some unspun fleece.
In literacy we added a new element. We started doing centres. The students are divided into their “Just Right Groups” to work together at phonics and reading activities at their level. We had a stamping station, a tablet station, and a magnet matching station. As the term (and year) goes on, we will also incorporate guided reading where students will practice reading skills in small groups with the teacher according to their individual literacy levels.
During developmental play we saw lots of team work building block structures, making puzzles, and having imaginative play.
I hope everyone has a great long weekend and comes back to school next week refreshed and ready to learn.