Archive for the ‘Room 22’ Category
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.
We studied about Bears! As part of cross curricular integration to English Language Arts, Science, Seven Teachings, and Art – the students were very creative with their diorama to represent the habitat of Bear.
“Diorama is a three-dimensional miniature or life-size scene in which figures, stuffed wildlife, or other objects are arranged in a naturalistic setting against a painted background.”
Last February 13, 2013 , Room 22 had a field trip at the Western Canada Aviation Museum. The students learned about different kinds of airplanes. The students were given the opportunity to ask questions related to the sizes, engines, capacities of the airplanes. There was also a discussion about position and motion of an objects where students has to describe the location of certain objects using some vocabulary words taught during the presentation like: in front of, behind, inside, under, over, beside, etc. It was FUN!
The students of room 22 continue to work hard in our safe, respecful, and cooperative classroom community. February was a fun month, especially with all the “I love to Read” activities. In March, students had fun at the Manitoba Museum where they had a chance to explore our Manitoba community. In addition, students had a chance to check out the “Circus: Science under the Big Top” where they were able to participate in elastic aerobatics, tight-rope walking, dress-up (like circus folk), and a number of other exciting circus-related stuff.
In science students are looking at the different classifications of animals. Most popular category so far: reptiles! Stay tuned for more exciting adventures from room 22!_