practiced conjugating the verb ''aller'' in French. We practiced writing out full sentences using the correct verb tense. We also learned about the informal/formal use of the pronouns tu/vous in French and in what scenarios to use them.
started planning a story in French using the 6 mains questions to get our ideas flowing. We also thought about the framework of our story by thinking about what we can see, hear and feel. We started writing out the narrative outline of our story as well.
practiced using different strategies for solving addition and subtraction problems in math. We reviewed different steps to help us solve word problems such as using estimation and then creating an equation to find the exact answer. We practiced how to verify our answers. We then assessed our knowledge for estimation, addition and subtraction. We also watched a TED talk on a "mathmatician" who was able to calculate square numbers of up to 5 digits! This was very impressive and we we able to review what a squared number means and learned about mnemonics, a strategy used for memorization.
practiced recognizing metaphors and similes in a paragraph and then practiced creating our own in English. We worked hard to finish our Bio poems.
we learned about self-reflection during In-Focus. We practiced noticing how we feel and what makes us feel this way. We did an activity in which Mme Helen read a story and we identified the feelings, what the feelings were connected to in the story and a memory of a personal connection to the feeling.
read a book called "Sur les traces d'Émeuly Meuphy- Le droit à l'égalité entre les filles et les garçons''. This is a book written about the Charter of rights and freedoms for kids. We talked about poverty, equality of salary and manifestations. Students discussed these topics and then wrote a reflection on the story.
learned about the Canadian history of Asian immigrants and answered questions related to our ''case study'' during Socials. We discussed sensitive topics such as the Chinese head tax and cultural discrimination. When we finished the case study, students wrote a reflection about how they felt towards this part of our history. We also worked in groups to recreate the timeline related to Asian immigration in Canada.