explored and experimented with delayed gratification during In-focus with Mme Helen and discussed how it can be applied to our daily lives.
practiced problem-solving skills in math and focused on different strategies to solve long division equations with and without remainders.
started our unit on government in Socials by exploring our municipal government. We learned about Gregor Robertson, the Vancouver mayor, and some of the goals he wants to achieve within the city. More specifically, we discussed about the homeless population and housing crisis in our city. We talked about the Covenant House, an organisation that helps support homeless youth in downtown Vancouver. We explored ideas on how we could fund raise to help local homeless youth.
practiced the different verb endings with ''er'' and ''é'' in French grammar. We also started creating a new main character, detailing physical and psychological characteristics. This main character will be a part of the next French story each student will be writing, editing and then creating a final book to read to a kindergarten student! We also read the book '' Le parapluie vert'' by Yun Dong-jae and Kim Jae-Dong and discussed different strategies to implement when reading new words in order to improve precision and fluency while reading in French.
started our Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM) project for Applied design, skills and technologies. As a whole classroom, we will be building a community with different elements that meet citizens' needs. As a whole, we brainstormed what we need in our community (school, hospital, grocery store, nature, etc). There are 6 small groups and each group decided on 3 main buildings/elements to construct. Students can use a variety of materials to build 3D creations and can bring materials from home. They have planned with their group and discussed what materials are needed and what each person will bring on Monday. However, this is a group project, so students need to work together on creating their constructions during in-class time. This project will help students develop the core competencies of the new curriculum by focusing on communication, thinking (critical and creative) and personal and social skills.
started our English unit on First Nations Legends by having a discussion, watching a short video on myths, legends and fables and read a legend from the <<Echoes of the elders>> book called the Raven and the Sea gull.
saw a wonderful performance from the Aché Brazil Capoeira group who will be teaching our workshops in April. So exciting! The students were very engaged!