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Story Sharing #4

Hi Division 10! You all heard me read the story “The Pigeon Wants a Puppy” by Mo Willems at our last “Zoom” meeting.

I have read the story again, so you can hear the story one more time to remember some of the details.

Please listen to the story and answer the questions below.

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  1. What 3 things does Pigeon say he wants to do with a puppy?
  2. When Pigeon sees the dog, he gets scared and changes his mind about wanting a puppy. List 6 things that Pigeon does not like about the dog.
  3. A) What is an animal that you would like to have as a pet?
    B) What would you name your pet?
    C) List 3 things you would do to take care of your pet?
    D) Draw a picture of your “pet”! Don’t forget to colour your drawing!

Example:
A) I would like to have a gold fish as a pet.

B) I would name my pet gold fish “Goldie Bubbles”.

C) I would take care of my fish by feeding it every day.
I would take care of my fish by making sure it has clean water to swim in.
I would take care of my fish by saying “hello” to it every day, so she knows I care about her. 😊

Writing Activity # 7

3-Part Fiction Story #2 – with characters

  1. Write a fiction story with a beginning, middle and end.
  2. Remember there has to be a problem in the story.
  3. Draw a picture to go along with each section of your story.
  4. Create a title for your story.
  5. Challenge: You MUST use 2 of the following characters in your story (unicorn, monster, dragon, talking bunny, fairy, zombie, witch or princess).

Click to enlarge the template worksheet for the 3-part story. You can choose to use the template with lines or without lines. If you do not have a printer, simply take a paper and draw three lines down the middle to create your 3-part story.

Template 1 (with lines)

Template 2 (without lines)

Story Sharing # 3 – Continued

Remember the story “Same Same” by Marthe Jocelyn and Tom Slaughter – We will be using this book again to do more activities!

Listen to Ms.Yaz read the story again – if you need some reminders of ideas from the book!

Activity #2:

  • Think about 3 things that “have four legs”.
  • Draw a picture of the 3 things and label them.
    Hint: Think about things in your house or animals!
  • Think about 3 things that “go” or “move”
    Hint: Be creative! There are lots of things around us that move!
    Think about things in nature and human made things!
  • Draw a picture of the 3 things that that “go” or “move”.
  • Write a sentence to tell Ms. Yaz about something that moves.
    Example: I drive a blue car, it helps me get to many places.
    OR: I like to ride on the skytrain and look out the window at the city.
  • Think about 3 things in water.
  • Draw a picture of the 3 things “in water” and label them.
  • Write a sentence about something “in water”.
    Example: A shark like to swim in ocean.
    OR: A ship travels in the water.

Story Sharing # 3

I hope you enjoy the book “Same Same” by Marthe Jocelyn and Tom Slaughter.

We will use this book to do several activities in the next few weeks.

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Activity #1:

  • Find 3 things in your house that are round.
  • Draw a picture of the 3 round things and label them.
  • Optional: Take a picture of the 3 things you found and show Ms. Yaz!
  • Think about 3 things that make music or an interesting sound.
    Hint: Be creative! Lots of things make music and sounds!
    Example: Think about things in nature, things around your house, things on our bodies!
  • Draw a picture of the 3 things that make music and label them.
  • Write a sentence to tell Ms. Yaz about your favourite instrument and why it is your favourite instrument.
    Example: My favourite instrument is the  violin because I love the sound it makes.
    OR: My favourite instrument is guitar, and I want to learn how to play it one day.
  • Think about 3 things that fly.
    Hint: Be creative! Think about things in nature and things that people created to fly!
  • Draw a picture of the 3 things that fly and label them.
  • Write a sentence about something that flies.
    Example: I love to fly my kite.
    OR: Airplanes fly high in the sky.

 

 

Writing Activity #6

“3 – Part Fiction Story”

** Please read the instructions carefully – Students will be sharing their “Fiction stories” at the next class Zoom meeting! ***

At school we were beginning to study the beginning, middle, and end parts of a story. In term 3 we were going to practice writing stories with a beginning, middle and end.

We had also briefly began learning about the difference between “fiction” and “non-fiction” stories, and we were planning to expand on this in term 3. We were going to begin working more on our “fiction” writing, by learning to use our creativity skills to write stories that are about fictional characters, fictional places and fictional story lines.

Unfortunately, we did not get a chance to delve into this further, however, I have put up some resources and an activity, to have students begin some “fiction” writing at home!

Please click to enlarge the picture to learn about the difference between “Fiction and Non-Fiction stories. Please look over the document with your child and discuss what you see.

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Story Sharing # 2

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I hope you enjoyed the book “Ant Can’t” by Maryann Dobeck, that Ms. Dudley shared with us!

In the story, the aunt could not do many things like “fly, buzz, hop, moo, swim, oink, bark. However, the aunt was able to “crawl” like spider.

Activity:

  1. Write 2 sentences telling Ms. Yaz about 2 things you do not know how to do, or you can’t do.

Please read Ms. Yaz’s examples about what I can’t do

Example: I do not know how to ski, but I would love to learn.

OR: I do not know how to fly, and I don’t think it is something I will be able to learn.

 

  1. Write 2 sentences telling Ms. Yaz about 2 things you can do.

Please read Ms. Yaz’s examples about 2 things I can do.

Example: I know how to swim, because I have been practicing for a long time.

OR: I know how to bake a yummy chocolate cake, because my mom taught me.

Writing Activity #5

“Being Smart & Staying Healthy”

Instructions:

  1. Read all the Healthy vs. Unhealthy choices.
  2. Put a “√” if you think the choice is healthy
  3. Put a “X” if you think the choice is unhealthy
  4. Colour the pictures
  5. Challenge: create your own list with a family member.
    Write out a few healthy and unhealthy choices and put an “X” or a “check mark” to indicate which one they are!

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Writing Activity #4

“To Stay Physically Healthy”

Instructions: 

Tell me about 1-2 things you will do to stay physically healthy during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Important:
** We will share our healthy choices worksheet at our next zoom meeting **

  1. Try your best to write a complete sentence
    Example: To stay physically healthy I will: “go for a walk with my mom everyday”.
    Or “I will eat fruits and vegetables”.
    Or “I will put on music and dance with my baby brother”.
  1. Draw a picture of yourself doing your healthy choice.
    Remember: try to add detail to your picture
  1. Colour your picture
    Remember: to practice staying in the lines, and colouring beautifully (use different colours, light soft strokes)

 

* Note: If students do not feel comfortable to write complete sentences – please have them try to sound out two words that explain their favorite choice*

Example: To stay physically healthy I will: “run” “ride bike” etc.

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Writing Activity #3

“Time Capsule”

Instructions:

  1. Please spend some time with your child to look through this booklet and fill out the pages.
  2. Please Note: You do not have to complete each page. Do the ones you like!
  3. Please Note: Students may need help with some of the pages: Students are welcome to work through the booklet on their own, but some pages may require parent support.
  4. Write your name on the title page.
  5. Colour the pictures in the booklet.
  6. Work on one page at a time. This booklet has 11 pages, and a lot of different questions and ideas. Take your time!

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Writing Tips

Dear families,

I know it may be difficult to know exactly how much you should help your children when they are doing writing activities at home.

*Remember: our goal is to support our students … not to give them all the answers/spelling.

*Also, please remember: all of the students are at different levels in their writing!
Please click on the tab below to get a few tips on how to support your children when they are working on writing activities at home.

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