Term 3 Week 5 Update – Back to School!

Wow! I can’t believe we’re back. It was so great having a full and lively classroom again. We’ve got some adjusting to do back to classroom routines but I’m happy to say this week was largely a success.

I’d like to begin by welcoming Olivia Walker-Hutchison in person to our class. She’s been attending online classes with us so we feel like we know her. And I would like to extend a warm HFS welcome to Rani Choi who is just now joining us for the rest of the term. It’s wonderful having these girls in our class.

In Phonics we learned the digraph CH. I was really pleased to see how well the students did on their independent spelling and making words with magnets. They’re really getting it. We also did reading assessments this week so that we’re ready to start our “Just Right Groups” next week for guided reading.

In Math we worked on subtraction. It’s a trickier skill than addition and it’s going to take a lot of practice but I’m happy that everyone is giving it their best shot. We’ll be continuing subtraction next week.

We started our new IEYC topic this week Animal Rescuers. We made phones (so that we didn’t have to share a class phone) and got calls from the Animal Rescue Centre that we were going to be needed to help animals around the world. We made our class into a jungle by taking tree rubbings and making vines out of paper. We learned about animal movement and made our own animal stories book.

Also, today we had a little birthday party for me. Thank you so much, parents, for helping your children make the cards and flowers. It really meant a lot to me. With social distancing still somewhat necessary a birthday dance party with FS 1/2 was the best gift I could have hoped for. Your children mean the world to me and it was wonderful celebrating with them.

Have a wonderful weekend and I look forward to a full week back to school next week!

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