Good morning Division 9! Today is our last blog post of the 2019/2020 school year. While I know that we have not ended the school year as we expected, I have so enjoyed my time teaching you, whether it was in the classroom or on Zoom. Your enthusiasm to learn new things and willingness to share about yourselves helped to create a wonderful community of learners in our classroom. I will miss you all very much! I hope you have a wonderful summer with your families and get to do some activities that you enjoy. Be Kind, Be Calm and Be Safe! I look forward to seeing you in September!
TOMORROW Thursday, June 25th from 11:15-11:45am in the gym:
- Report Card and School Supply pick up for Division 9. If you have an older sibling, you may come at their time.
- Library and Home Reading Book drop off – see June 15th email for lists
MORNING MESSAGES withMrs.Kimmie
Sign up for the summer reading club online with the Burnaby Public Library. Take part in this fabulous reading program where you can track your reading, earn badges and participate in video demonstrations.
I also encourage your child to use the Paper Bag Pick Up service at the Burnaby Public Library. I’ve been using it at my public library since April… there is nothing like holding an actual book when you are reading : )
ZOOM at 11am: Think about what you wrote yesterday for your journal. Be ready to share the best thing about grade 2/3 and what you are looking forward to next year or over the summer.
ASSIGNMENT #1: Raz Kids OR Epic Books
Raz Kids: Listen, Read, Record and Quiz
**Raz Kids will be available to your child until July 6th when the free trial ends. If you want your child to continue using it over the summer, you will need to sign up for a parent account.**
Epic Books – Search for and read a book about your favourite animal – either fiction/non-fiction or both!
ASSIGNMENT #2: Reading Response Email to me
- At school, we often talk about having a Growth Mindset. If there is a glass with water to the halfway point, some people see that glass as half empty and wish for more (negative mindset), other people see it as half full and are grateful for what water they have (positive mindset). How you look at the glass is a choice and determines what feelings you carry inside of you. Instead of wishing for what you don’t have (or don’t have yet), we should make the most of what we do have. It is important to acknowledge what is making us sad/frustrated/worried/angry but then we need to practice finding the happy to feel more positive inside.
- Listen to the story Happy Right Now by Julie Berry
- The girl in the story was “practicing happy” , making a choice to be happy for things she had, rather than wishing things were different. She was working on being “happy about right now”! This can be helpful when we are feeling like things aren’t working out for us or we are feeling like life just isn’t fair! “Practicing happy” means not wishing your life away but making a choice to appreciate what we have “right now”.
- Think of 3 statements for “I’ll be happy when…” “But I’m happy right now because….” to record on the Happy Right Now sheet
Choose games on the math links to practice your choice of math skill.
LIBRARY – Ms. Field has a wonderful new book today called Trudy’s Rock Story by Trudy Spiller. I wonder if you can make any connections to other stories that we have read recently.
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY: More fun challenges