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Author Archives: Ms. Fischer

Story Workshop

We are story tellers!! Each week we work on our story telling through story workshop.  We gather materials, create a setting and characters, then create or ‘play’ a story.   We share our stories with our classmates and listen to their stories in turn.  These are great opportunities for us to develop our creative thinking skills … Continue reading »

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Math Games

We have been working hard on building our numeracy skills through the use of a variety of math games.  (Some of these skills are for Kindergarten and Grade One students–some are just Grade One.) That includes: Subitizing: To subitize is to identify the number of things in a set simply by quickly looking at them—not by counting … Continue reading »

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Bat Art

Bats Everywhere! We continue to build our knowledge of bats–even though our research writing is complete.  We have been watching videos–Did you know there is a bat with a wingspan of 2M??  It lives in Australia.  Here is a video we watched about that bat. As we continue to learn about bats, we’ve also been … Continue reading »

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Bats

We are learning about bats! This week we have been working on some animal research.  We are gathering information from different sources to compile a report… First we learned how to draw a bat–using a directed drawing technique.  We made that bat drawing into a diagram by adding labels. Here are a few examples:    appearance diagrams … Continue reading »

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Numbers

We’ve been working on showing numbers in a variety of ways…not just numerals!!   Here are some our recent discoveries:                 How many different ways can you show numbers???    

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Outside Adventures

Yesterday we ventured out into the rain with Division 7 to explore our school garden and begin to prepare it for spring bulb planting. One group at a time headed to the garden area (AKA Mother Nature) to learn about the difference between ‘annual’ and ‘perennial’ plants.  They helped to cut back plants and compost … Continue reading »

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Math Talk

This year our school is working on developing a school wide math goal.  We have dedicated the 15 minutes after recess as a quick EXTRA math time to help our students build their capacity. We will be working on all the strands of math through games and math talks. Geometry, Numeracy, Computation, Measurement, Date Collection… … Continue reading »

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Welcome Back!

Hello Everyone!  Welcome to Division 8! We’ve had a very busy first few weeks–learning lots of new routines and slowly getting to know each other’s names…a very tricky business in Kindergarten!  I’m sure many of you are noticing that your Kindergarten children are tired after their full day!  Hopefully that’s a good thing!! We’ve had … Continue reading »

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Summer Fun

Hello Everyone, Here it is, our last day of the school year.😎   Although it has been a challenging time we have successfully made it to the end.  Give yourselves a big pat on the back!!  As we look ahead to the summer months (with joy and anticipation for many reasons) some of you might be … Continue reading »

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Butterfly Photos

Last Week, Divisions 7 & 8 went out on a neighbourhood walk with our butterfly ‘viewers’ (thanks to Div. 7 for making those!).  In mixed grade groups we went to look for some interesting patterns and symmetry. The groups had a digital camera and at least 1 viewer and were tasked to work together to … Continue reading »

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