Hi everyone! I can’t believe how busy we have been! Here is a quick recap of what has been going on these past few days….
We are coming to the end of our first math unit; Geometry. Here are the outcomes we have been covering.
- I can describe the characteristics of 3-D objects and 2-D shapes, and analyze the relationships among them.
- I can sort 2-D shapes and 3-D objects, using two attributes, and explain the sorting rule.
- I can describe, compare and construct 3-D objects, including: cubes, spheres, cones, cylinders and pyramids.
- I can describe, compare and construct 2-D shapes, including: triangles, squares, rectangles and circles.
- I can identify 2-D shapes as parts of 3-D objects in the environment.
Students have had the opportunity to build with various shapes/objects and construct them out of clay.
Students have been working hard on reviewing proper sentence structure. They have been applying their knowledge by composing paragraphs about Terry Fox. Students are being encouraged to write “home run sentences.” They are also being encouraged to edit their writing before beginning their good copies. I can’t wait to share their writing soon! The bulletin board is almost complete!
Literacy Centers/Guided Reading/Home Reading
While students visit literacy centers, I have been working one on one with students to find out their reading level. Once I have their reading level, we will begin our Home Reading Program. Students will be able to sign out books from the classroom library at their reading level, and read the books at home. More information will be coming home shortly.
Students listened to a story called “The Cat at Night.” We used the illustrations as inspiration to create our own “cats at night.” Students had to draw, paint, cut out and glue their artwork together.
We have been working on our first unit about Maps. Here are the outcomes we have been focusing on:
- I can locate communities on a map of Canada.
- I can use cardinal directions to follow directions on a map.
- I can identify the parts of a map – key, symbols, compass rose.
- I can use a simple map to locate communities in Canada
- I can determine distance on a map, using terms such as near/far, here/there
- I can apply the concept of relative location to determine locations of people and places
- I can use cardinal directions to locate communities
2A has been introduced to the map of Canada and will begin to identify the provinces and territories. They will also be introduced to the 3 communities that we will be studying in social this year. We have been using our cardinal directions to help create maps and answer questions about maps. You have probably seen a few maps come home that students had to make by following directions.
Thank you so much for your participation with the Toonies for Terry campaign!
Unfortunately the library was closed today, so students did not sign out new books. Hopefully we can organize a time to sign out new books when the library re-opens.
Have a great week!