started our Extreme Writing sessions in French, which consist of 20 minutes of daily writing to promote fluency. Students are given inspiration images and/or a choice of 3 writing prompts. This daily activity provides students with valuable time to practice and improve their ''full writing process'' ideas. Next week, we will be doing the same activity but in English.
practiced our subtraction skills for numbers up to 10 000 using a variety of strategies such as decomposing numbers, converting numbers and being flexible with numbers to help in mental math. We also did math exploration centers related to addition and subtraction with a partner.
made self-regulation bracelets by choosing special beads of our preference with Mme Helen during In-focus.
had a gallery walk to look at all of our classmates' book reports and practiced writing down information in French regarding one of the book reports that interested us.
talked about the Canadian census and immigration population in socials. We learned how to make a graph to show the population of people in Canada who were born in a different country. We watched a video on citizenship and talked about the Canadian Charter of rights. We then worked collaboratively with our groups of 3 to create a sketch related to the charter of rights to show our understanding of our right to freedom and equality.
we watched videos on the topic of making mistakes in English. We learned about neurons and how doing challenging activities creates more connections between them.
started practicing our hockey puck handling, passing and shooting skills in P.E and showed our sportsmanship skills while doing a puck handling relay.
started our poetry unit in English by discussing figurative language. We focused on the difference between similes, metaphors and personification.
talked about our writing goals for the rest of the year, with a focus on making our writing INTERESTING and CLEAR for our reader.