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Author Archives: Ms. Fischer

Bird’s Nests

We have been noticing all the birds around us during our nature school adventures.  There are so many to see!!  We have a list that includes 10 different species…can you remember them all? Lately the Robins have been very busy–singing, eating worms, and making nests.  We were inspired by their construction and attempted to make … Continue reading »

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Spring Break Fun

Are the two weeks of spring break stretching ahead of you with a sense of doom? Check out these ideas I found on a website for Spring Break fun at home. Have a campout in the yard.  Pitch a tent and barbecue outside. Have a spa day.  Get nail polish, glitter and lotions from the … Continue reading »

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100th Day of School

We’ve made it to the 100th day of school!! Yippee!!! On Wednesday of last week we celebrated our 100th day of school with a variety of fun activities. We made 100 crowns. We stamped 100 stamps. We did 10 jumping jacks. We had a 10 minute dance party. We built structures with 100 cups. We … Continue reading »

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Shadows

Finally some beautiful sun! We’ve been waiting for a day like yesterday… to explore SHADOWS! “Light and sound can be produced and their properties can be changed.” Divisions 7 & 8 first used sticks to trace our friend’s shadows in the sand…then moved on to using sidewalk chalk on the Confederation Park pathway.  If you … Continue reading »

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Family Fun Bingo

I know the winter weather is starting to get us all down…we are so ready for spring to arrive!! But it is still a ways away! So to help you out–finding some fun things to do to occupy your time until then.. Try out this Bingo game full of ideas! What will your favourite activity … Continue reading »

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Counting Big Numbers

We have been working on building and counting big numbers.  We have been using Base 10 blocks.  The manipulative allow us to learn the concepts of ‘10’s and 1’s‘ and ‘counting on‘. We began with a numeral (e.g. 25) then we built that numeral with the blocks then we drew a picture to represent the … Continue reading »

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Warm Colours

After our successful work with our cool colour cityscapes, we tried out warm colour snowmen!! This time we used the directed drawing technique to draw a snowman in the middle of our square page. We used warm coloured oil pastels for our backgrounds and our snowman’s details.  We were also able to use black and … Continue reading »

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Snowy Day Art

The Snowy Day  by Ezra Jack Keats was the inspiration for our art project last week. We began by reading the story together.  We then used a directed drawing technique to draw our buildings using sharpies.   We used vertical and diagonal lines as well as rectangles and squares. After our city was complete, we then … Continue reading »

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Non Fiction Reading

Throughout the year we have been learning the difference between Fiction and Non-Fiction books.  We have been developing our skills in finding clues to identify each. Here are some of the clues we look for: After reading, we use a variety of graphic organizers to show our learning. When reading Fiction, we use listening center … Continue reading »

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Skip Counting

This week we have been working on skip counting with a focus on counting by 2’s.  We have been doing math activities around skip counting. Our shared reading book is about skip counting as well.   During this process we are learning about the difference between even and odd numbers.  We have learned how to … Continue reading »

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