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As we started working on the unit, “Human Body”, students began asking questions
on how the different parts of the body work as a system. We brainstormed, we did
word flash, and students worked in group with their K-W-L chart ( What we know,
What we want to know, and What we have learned). They enjoyed working in groups
as they gather information that will answer their questions.
In April, Room 19 did Career Fair, along with the other intermediate classrooms. We heard about other jobs, such as: philanthropy at Misericordia Hospital; aquatic biology; Manitoba Public Insurance; and school bus driving. The presenters came to our classrooms and told us about their jobs. Some things we learned include:
• Don’t text while you are driving;
• Don’t drink and drive;
• Lake sturgeon is an endangered fish, and can live up to 150 years. They never stop growing, live in fast-moving water, and have a sucker-like mouth. They do not begin laying eggs until they are at least 25 years old – they reproduce very slowly;
• The hospital is raising money for a rooftop ‘pizza garden’;
• We learned how many exits there are on a school bus (6!). School buses also stop at all railroad crossings, even if the tracks are disconnected!;
• Misericordia Hospital performs 24 000 eye procedures every year;
We worked on regular class activities such as division and multiplication in Math; handwriting, spelling, and The People of Sparks in ELA; materials and structures in Inquiry; and in Social Studies we are working on provinces and territories. And finally we worked on our portfolios for student-led conferences.
By the Students of Room 19
Some students shared their thoughts about our class workshop and learning centers:
“Math Workshop has different activities like Beach Fun, telling time, making patterns, adding/subtracting numbers using flashcards and dice, and we can use DreamBox. It is fun!” – Student A
“I like The Daily Five Workshop because you can work with friends like reading books, writing sentences, and listening stories.” – Student M and Student C
“I like Raz-Kids because I will earn tokens for reading books and answering questions. I can play Raz-Rockets and it is fun!” – Student T
“Beach Fun Learning Station is fun because you will learn how to read basic sight words and you will add/subtract numbers. I like solving math problems!” – Student M and Student T
“I love computer center because you can work math lessons on DreamBox and read books on Raz-Kids.” – Student M
The students are having quality time using the different learning centers. These areas allow the students to have easy access to a variety of learning materials in an interesting and productive manner. Learning centers are designed to offer a variety of materials, designs, and media through which students can work by themselves or with others to apply the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom. Centers are designed to enhance the learning of concepts, skills, themes, or topics. Students will be assigned to work as a team and such team will share responsibility and assure that each member will have a sense of ownership in the center and will be more willing to engage in the activities.
The nursery pm students have been patiently waiting for Spring to arrive! They had a special guest Mr. Jamie come to the room and tell them stories about Spring and they brainstormed and created art work about Spring. What do you see in Spring? What do you hear in Spring? What do you smell in Spring? The sun finally appeared this week and the students were so excited to get outside for a little while and enjoy it! Check out our pictures of some of the students playing in our playground!
Thank you to all of the parents who attended student led conferences. It was so exciting for the children to share their learning with you. We spent much of this past month preparing and practicing to share our learning. Reciting the alphabet chant, listening and responding to books about spring, subitizing and showing finger patterns to 5, using our math tools to show “more” and “less,” and identifying and creating patterns with different materials. We also shared and talked about our favorite things at Mulvey School. In May Mrs. B. will be presenting us with learning materials about planting, farms and farming. The children’s interests, questions and findings will shape our learning. Room 2 AM and PM will be attending a full day field trip to Six Pines Farm on Friday May 31.st Please note that there will be no classes for AM and PM students on Monday June 3rd.
The nursery pm class has been having fun this past week exploring with castles, princesses and dragons! The class has read stories together such as The Paperbag Princess, George and the Dragon and In The Castle. During center time the students get to play with a pop-up castle and pretend that they are princes and princesses. Check out the students having fun with the castle in our pictures…