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Nature School

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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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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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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The Past and The Future

Last week Divisions 7 & 8 read an indigenous story called “P’esk’a And The First Salmon Ceremony”.                    It was a story basket that included a number of indigenous artifacts related to the story…for example: Eagle Miniature Drum Animal Skins Miniature Canoe The setting of the story … Continue reading »

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Walking About…

This year, we have been spending a fair bit of time walking around our neighbourhood.  Each time we go out, we have a purpose or focus in mind–often inspired by The Walking Curriculum. We have tried: Colour Walk Lovely/Unlovely Walk Opposites Walk Shapes Walk Where are We? Walk (using our neighbourhood map) Hidden Number Walk … Continue reading »

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Measuring Capacity

Yesterday we had a wet time measuring the capacity of a variety of containers!  Working in a small group we had to compare containers to decide which had the most capacity .  Our first task was to choose 2 containers.  We then had to predict which one had the greatest capacity–a great chance to practice … Continue reading »

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Earth Day

We had a wonderful Earth Day yesterday!   We started our day by doing a Neighbourhood clean up.  What a great way to contribute to our community! Divisions 7, 8 & 9 headed over to the Skate Park, where we began our garbage adventure!! We worked our way back to the school collecting garbage as we … Continue reading »

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Counting By 5’s

As we count each day of school and our numbers are getting bigger… Today is our 100th day of school– Hooray!!! As these numbers grow, we have been practicing skip counting in various ways.  We have already practiced counting by 10’s and 2’s. This past week we learned about counting by 5’s.  We read a … Continue reading »

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Skip Counting

Hello All!  Welcome back after our wonderful two week break.  I hope you are all rested up and ready for a new year of learning experiences together!! Yesterday during our Outdoor School Math–we were practicing skip counting by 2’s.  We read a story called The Big Fat Hen…(it’s a version of 1-2 Buckle my Shoe) … Continue reading »

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