Category Archives: Reading

A Bike Like Sergio’s

Dear Division 15,

Today I read you one of my favorite books this year called, A Bike Like Sergio’s.  It is about a boy named Ruben who would love to have a bike, like his friend Sergio.  He happens to see money falling out of someone’s purse and puts the dollar in his pocket.  When he gets home it turns out that it was actually $100, which is more than enough to buy a bike.  I found it interesting how he has many different emotions about the money that he finds and what he chooses to do with it.

What did you find interesting about this story?  Please share your thoughts.  What would you do if something like this happened to you?  How would you feel?

Love, Ms Sim

Digital Read and Response

Dear students,

Today we will do a read and digital response.  Please choose a book from the coloured bin for reading time.  We will go to the computer lab and you will do our responses as a comment on the blog below. 

Write about your favourite part or what you found interesting about your book.  You may add questions that you may have about the story or a connection that you have.

If you don’t have time to finish your comment, you may finish it at home.

From, Ms Sim

Flight Check: Recording your reading

Dear students and parents,

Everyone has been given a new assignment on RazKids, please work on this for the next week. 

It turns out that our school desktop computers are unable to record with the microphones with single prongs.  They do work with Ipads and newer computers and so I have returned the headsets for students to try recording their assigned reading in “Flight Check.”  Please bring the headsets back on Monday, November 20th.  We will be able to use our headphones in the computer lab.  The headsets with microphones will work on other electronic devices we will use at school for future projects

This week, see if you can make a recording of your reading at home.  As we do in the computer lab, go to the school website and find ‘Classes.’  Go to our ‘Class Website.’  Click onto RazKids and then log into your RazKids account.  Then click ‘Flight Check.’  Click onto the microphone icon under the passage.  If you have a headset with a microphone, read the short passage into the microphone.  If you have an Ipad or a tablet you should be able to read into the bottom, as there is a built in microphone.  Listen to your recording.  If it doesn’t work, do not worry.  We will try it together next week.

From, Ms Sim

Thank you, Mr. Falker

Dear Division 15,

I am so excited that you are all in my class this year.  Thank you for being my students.

We finished reading a very special book called, “Thank you, Mr. Falker,” written and illustrated by Patricia Polacco.  Trish is a very talented art student, but found reading and math difficult.  She also went through a hard time with students who were unkind to her.  I loved how this story was actually based on a true story of the author, Patricia Polacco.

Trish had very special people in her life, such as her grandmother, grandfather and of course, Mr. Falker, who helped her go through the difficult times through encouragement and learning.  

What did you find special about this book?  What is something that comes easily for you at school?  What is something that is more difficult for you that we can help you with this year?  What can you do if you are going through a hard time?Please share on our class blog.

Sincerely, Ms. Sim

Being Communicators

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Dear Students,

We are ALL learners and today we discussed how we are communicators.

As communicators,

  • I can respectfully listen and respond to the ideas of others
  • I can clearly present what I have learned in an organized way
  • I can support my ideas with evidence
  • I can take on roles and responsibilities in a group

How are you a good communicator?  What are some activities or ways that show that you are a good communicator?

Please start your sentence with I can.

Sincerely, Ms. Sim

The Salmon Twins

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