STEM Building and Thinking Challenge

This week we worked in our Learning Teams to use our creative and critical thinking competencies with Mrs. Araujo.  She presented us with the challenge of: How can you join (these) materials to make the longest bridge? First we discussed and planned, then we got to work using collaboration and communication to build.  After we…

Math Build a City

Today in Math we practiced our Number Sense by building number city.  We worked individually and then talked with a partner to share our thinking and counting.  After we built our number city, we wrote and drew our thinking in our Journals.  

Planting Potatoes

Today we planted our Spuds in Tubs!  This is a program provided by BC Agriculture in the classroom and includes donations from local farmers.  Take a walk through the Atrium together to see all the plant pots! 

Counting Collections

In Math, we have explored patterning using a variety of materials and now we are also working on our number sense. We began a counting collections project which allows us to develop our understanding of number, one-to-one correspondence and counting skills. We are working in partners and pick a bag that has a different amount of…

Drop Everything and Read Day

What a great day spent in our pyjamas today!  After lunch, the whole school dedicated time to one of our most important activities….READING!!! We met with Ms. Lawder’s, Ms. Fraser’s and Ms. Keilty’s class in the Library and read many books together.  What a great way to build community! In The Reading Zone, Nancie Atwell…

Math Games

Foundational Math skills and processes are important in Kindergarten and Grade 1.  When we work with numbers and patterns in a variety of ways we gain a deeper understanding of concepts. A few of the Big Ideas From the curriculum include: Numbers to 10 and 20 represent quantities that can be decomposed into 10s and…