Monday, 4 December 2017

December is Here!

December is here! We had a wonderful first term and it was great seeing everyone at student-led conferences. It has been so incredible watching the progress from the start of the year as readers, writers and mathematicians.

We have had a great start to our Integrated Arts Program. Students have been creating Stop Motion Animation videos around freedom.   Our last session is Wednesday, December 6th.

In math we will be continuing to work on problem solving. Students have begun to work on  repeated addition and multiplication. We have also been working on using the mental math strategy of making 10 to help with addition and subtraction facts. 

We will be learning about different traditions and celebrations from around the world this month. 

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Important Dates for December

Tuesday, Dec. 5 – Lock down drill practice in the morning.
Tuesday, Dec. 5- Early dismissal.
Wednesday, December 6th- Our last Integrated Arts.
Tuesday, December 19th- Early Dismissal.
Tuesday December 19th - Winter Concert 2 pm and 7 pm.
Friday, December 22nd - PJ party.
Friday, December 22nd- Last day of classes.

Monday, January 8th- First Day of classes.
Tuesday, January 9th- Early Dismissal.

Monday, January 15th- WSO field trip.

Friday, 27 October 2017

Busy Month of October!

Halloween is Tuesday, October 31st, 2017. We will be having a Halloween party.  Students are invited to dress up.  They can change into costumes after lunch. Please remember no play weapons should be brought to school. Thank you to families that have volunteered to bring  in a treat. Students can bring in a drink to have with their snack on that day.

October has been a very busy month  of learning.

Friday, 6 October 2017

Our First Month of School

We have had a very successful first month of school. We will be celebrating our first month with a PJ and stuffy day after the long weekend. Students are invited to wear their PJ's and can bring a stuffy on Tuesday, October 10th.

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Friday, 15 September 2017

Week 1 Together

Room 41 has had a fantastic first week back. It has been busy! Students shared their treasures from summer and we all enjoyed listening to each other's summer stories.  We also have started working on our classroom beliefs. We were talking about what Room 41 looks like, sounds like and feels like. Follow us on instagram at strath41 to see more of our activities, learning and fun! Reader's  and Writer's Workshop Reading and writing in Room 41 has started. We have started reading the chapter book The One and Only Ivan. Students have been involved with organizing our classroom library so that they can easily find their favourite books. We have been talking a lot about how great readers choose books and we filled our book boxes with great books. We started learning about letter writing during writer's workshop after reading the book Dear Teacher by Amy Husband. Students are writing a letter to their teacher to help me learn more about their wonders and questions. After reading and discussing The Dot we created Dot inspired art. It was a lot of fun!  Math In math we have been working on representing numbers in a variety of ways. We can use pictures, drawings, tally marks and number equations to represent our numbers. We also have been practising estimation. We played the game target number. We chose a target number and our groups rolled 4 dice. Using E numbers we rolled we tried to make as many number sentences as we could that would equal our target number.