Our alevin have become fry!

Sorry, it’s been a while since I’ve posted, but here we go! Our alevin became fry shortly after spring break. We have since begun feeding them 4 times a day, checking the tanks’ pH and ammonia levels every second day, and doing a water change once a week (although this is done outside of school…

Big and little buddies

Has your child mentioned our buddies partnerships yet? Not only do we have big buddies in Mme Stringer’s grade 3/4 class, but we are also paired up with a set of little buddies in Mme Alisha’s kindergarten class. Both partnerships provide us with different learning environments. With Mme Stringer, we are working regularly on our oral…

Addition : Les doubles

The Doubles The big math idea that we are covering right now in math is the doubles. We have been doing and will continue to do many learning activities on this idea. The Big Math Ideas: (As written by Carole Fullerton) – Mathematicians know that two equal sets put together make a new amount. We call this…

Des alevin vésiculés!

Yesterday we had an excellent surprise! During our formal weekly observation, we found two alevins “swimming” around in our tank! The rest should come within the next few days. Very exciting! We’ve also been working on learning the names of the different life stages of a salmon as well as how some of the different…

Addition + 1

In math right now we are working on addition. We have begun our studies with addition + 1. The Big Math Ideas: We can count on from any number. When we say the number that comes next, we are adding one. Mathematicians know that adding one makes the set one more. Our hope is that students…

Does the shoe fit?

Picking “Just Right” books   To help students become fluent readers, they need to spend most of their reading time books they can read at 98-100% accuracy. To help students grasp this, we have been trying to focus on picking “just right” books. Similar to shoes, there are many different types of books that exist…

Problem-solving in Math

Once every so often, our class will engage in a problem-solving activity designed to make the children think. Most of the problems we will work on don’t have one correct answer, so usually many answers are acceptable. The process of how they came to solve their problems and how they can justify their solution is the…

Remembrance Day Art

Do you remember when you child came home with Smurfy-blue fingers? Well, here’s the finished product 🙂 Using crepe paper, we tye-dyed white construction paper for the background effect, and added poppies using other forms of media.  We also read “Un coquelicot pour se souvenir”, discussing why the poppy (coquelicot) is a symbol for Remembrance…

La paix c’est…

In class, we have been discussing the topic of Peace, and what it means. Inspired by the Todd Parr book “C’est quoi, la paix?”, we came up with our own ideas on what Peace is. We did this activity with Mrs. Fogliato’s grade 1/2 class. Below is the presentation showed at our Remembrance Day assembly.