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"There are some who think man is the wisest of creatures and those who know nature to be the best".  

We read the story "The Six Cedar Trees" - Illustrated  by Coast Salish artist/author Calestine Aleck and cultural edits for the animal characteristics by C. Aleck and Terri Mack  and learned many lessons from our Pacific Northwest Coast animals that help us develop a deeper understanding of ourselves.                                       

  • Communication - I can share my thinking like WOLF.                             
  • Creative Thinking - I can be creative like RAVEN.
  • Critical Thinking - I can be critical like SALMON.                                     
  • Personal Awareness and Responsibility - I can be reflective like BEAR.
  • Personal and Cultural Identity - I can honour my roots like ORCA.
  • Social Responsibility - I can make the world a better place like BEAVER.

                                        

 

We know that objects and work have value, we can trade money for objects or for work and some things have more value than others.

We are developing our understanding that a strong sense of number and flexible decomposing and composing are used when adding and subtracting whole numbers.

Using standard units to take linear measurements.

Creating and describing patterns with multiple elements and attributes.

 

 

 

 

Representing the relationships between digit places and their values in many ways.

What fills your heart with happiness?

We read My Heart Fills with Happiness by International speaker and award winning author Monique Gray Smith and illustrated by celebrated artist Julie Flett as a reminder for us to reflect on and cherish the moments in life that bring us joy.

What are you grateful for?

Our classroom community takes a few minutes at the beginning and end of each day to share our gratitude’s. The more we practice gratitude, the better we get at it and the greater the benefits. This is a reminder for us that there is always something good in every day and that offering our gratitude’s each day will increase our happiness, create lasting happiness, protect us from stress and negativity and lead to stronger relationships. 

 

We read Shi-shi-etko and Shin-Chi's Canoe by Nicola Campbell and also watched the movie directed by Kate Kroll with actress Ta'kaya Blaney. We then shared with each other things we do with our families. We discovered that we learn many life lessons from our families and each of us have our own special family traditions. But most importantly we learned how important families are. Families give us love, hugs, cuddles, kisses, joy, happiness, comfort and safety.

The Circle Philosophy

The Circle of Courage represents the circle of life and the importance of balance,harmony and interconnectedness. "I can  make a difference, I can succeed, I am loved, worthy and cared for and I have the power to make decisions"

 

Coding and Programming - Can you help your Ozobot learn to dance? Can the mouse find the cheese? 

We are learning that computer programming is writing a group of instructions for a computer to process/execute. These instructions are typically used to solve a problem. In fact, robots themselves are like computers and need to be programmed before they can do anything. We are discovering that when working with ideas it sometimes takes a few tries to make our ideas come to life.

             Soapstone Carving

We can carve safely using simple tools and create an Indigenous animal following the procedures and steps modeled by an expert.

We are observing changes in the local environment caused by weathering, erosion and deposition by wind, water and ice.

Weathering
Erosion

 

Deposition
Deposition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are learning about local landforms and the knowledge and connections of the Coast Salish to these landforms through oral history, story and collective memory.