The Learners of Division 13

Ms Shellard and Ms Kovac's Grade 2 Class

Week #12 – Bike Safety

Dear Families,

I can’t believe this crazy year is coming to an end! I am so very sorry that I was not able to complete the regular year with your children, as this was such a lovely class and I miss being with them all together. We are ending the year with the last three days of online learning focusing on educating your children on bicycle safety with Bike Safety.  I know that many of you are spending time out riding your bikes together and this is a really great way to ensure that your child knows how to be safe on their bike. The information from ICBC says that although children are a part of the same traffic system as other vehicle users and pedestrians, research tells us that children perceive traffic differently from adults.  So going over this information could be really beneficial for your child.

Thursday, June 25th is the day that you can pick up your child’s report card. It makes more sense for me to hand out student work and report cards in two groups, to lessen the number of people at the school at one time, and to make it easier on me with the amount of bags I need to bring down the stairs at one time.  I will do this alphabetically to make things easier:

Could the following people please come to pick up their reports and work at 9:00:

Evan, Success, Brayden, Keegan, Max, Angus H, Aiden, Hung, Pilar and Sommer

Could the following people please come at 9:20:

Emma, Olivia, Chanel, Charlotte, David, Angus R., Lucas, Graysen, Cassidy and Martin

Please let me know if you ARE NOT coming to school, as I will not bring your child’s work downstairs with me.

Here is the weekly schedule (only three days this week) if it works for your family to use one:
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Weekly Assignment #12 – June 22-24

Bike Safety

As you did last week, please see Ms Ballarin’s Blog for the Weekly Assignment.

 


Math

As usual, the Math for the week will be found on the Math section of my blog. Please click on the word Math in the last sentence and you will be taken there.  Many students have not completed the subtraction work from last week. Please complete those questions before moving on to this week’s questions. This week, addition and subtraction questions are mixed together. Look carefully at the sign or read the word problem carefully to decide whether you need to add or subtract.

 


For Families looking for additional activities for the week:

Reading:

Epic Books – Read some of the books I have assigned on the Maritime Provinces – Nova Scotia, PEI, Newfoundland and Labrador, and New Brunswick and on the Three Territories – Yukon Territory, Northwest Territories and Nunavut. GREAT NEWS!!!! You can continue to read on Epic Books during the summer. Please take a look at the books I have assigned that teach about the rest of Canada – the Maritime Provinces and the territories in the Arctic. There are some great reads for the summer that will help you to learn more about our wonderful country of Canada.
Poetry

In class, we have been reading poetry about the different provinces in Canada through a book called Eenie Meenie Manitoba. We also read some poems about Fathers and families.  We’ve also been enjoying Loris Lesynski’s hilarious poetry that I love. Her poems are silly and fun for kids. They are delightfully rhythmical and when I met her she told us that she used to phone her friends to try out her poems on them first and to hear them out loud. She has a great sense of humour! Perhaps if the libraries open soon, and your children like tap dancing type funny – find a poetry book by Loris Lesynski (like Dirty Dog Boogie and Nothing Beats A Pizza). Or try another great Canadian poetry book such as Aligator Pie by Dennis Lee, Noisy Poems for a Busy Day by Robert Heidbreder, Explosion At The Poem Factory by Kyle Lukoff,  and Be You by Peter Reynolds. 

P.E.

P.E. With Joe (surprise guest, Martin!)

If you haven’t tried one of these yet, please do, as we discovered at school that we were all able to do most of the exercises, with the scheduled breaks in between. 

Go Noodle:

Zumba Dance Party:

U Can’t Touch This:

Koo Koo Kanga Roo – All I Eat Is Pizza (Dance-A-Long) – We had fun with this one at school this week! These guys are fun and silly and teach us that we all can dance!

Koo Koo Kanga Roo – I Like Pancakes (Dance-A-Long) – Since we’ve been talking this week about syrup from Quebec!

Art

Try some painting (or use felt pens) in the style of Ted Harrison, one of the most famous Canadian painters who painted colourful landscape scenes from the Yukon in Canada’s north.

http://www.thatartistwoman.org/2011/02/painting-in-style-of-ted-harrison.html

Have a great summer everybody!

Love, Ms Shellard

 

Weekly Assignment #11 – June 15-19 (Celebrating Families part 2)

Dear Families,

This week we will be coming together for the last time through our Tuesday morning Zoom meeting. Students at school will be using our big projector and we will be excited to see those of you at home.  I was happy to see so many creative hand drawings this week and they can all be seen on the Our Learning section of my Blog.

This week, our Weekly Assignment will focus on Celebrating Families part 2. We are encouraging students to celebrate Fathers and other important family members in their lives.

Here is the weekly schedule if it works for your family to use one:

Weekly Assignment #11 – June 15-19

(Celebrating Families part 2)

As you did last week, please see Ms Ballarin’s Blog for the Weekly Assignment.

 


Math

As usual, the Math for the week will be found on the Math section of my blog. Please click on the word Math in the last sentence and you will be taken there.  We will be learning how to do two digit subtraction vertically. IXL and/or worksheets will be used this week for this type of subtraction. Thank you for helping your child to learn that there are many ways to solve a Math problem. Using the way that works best for you may be different than others.


For Families looking for additional activities for the week:

Reading:

Epic Books – Read the books I have assigned on the Province of Quebec and learning how to speak a bit of French.

Poetry

In class, we have been reading poetry about the different provinces in Canada through a book called Eenie Meenie Manitoba. I am attaching below an explanation about what an Acrostic Poem is. Try the SPRING Acrostic poem, or choose a Province in Canada we have learned about and try an Acrostic poem for that Province. Or you could choose an area we have learned about, such as the Prairies, or Rockies.  All poetry does not rhyme, and Acrostic poems are a good example of this.

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Take a look at one excerpt from the book Eenie Meenie Manitoba and try to read out loud the poems called The Candy Store. It is an example of a silly, rhyming poem.

https://www.umanitoba.ca/cm/vol3/no13/eenie.html

P.E.

P.E. With Joe (surprise guest!)

If you haven’t tried one of these yet, please do, as we discovered at school last week that we were all able to do most of the exercises, with the scheduled breaks in between. 

Obstacle Course:

As we are missing Sports Day this week, ask your parents to create an obstacle course for you to try outside or inside this week. Race against a sibling or a parent for fun!

25 Easiest Low Prep Obstacle Courses for Kids

Go Noodle:

Trolls: Can’t Stop The Feeling

Koo Koo Kanga Roo – Double Scoop

Koo Koo Kanga Roo – Shake Yo Foot

Art:

For Art this week, try one of the craft ideas provided in the Weekly Activity for your Dad or someone else important to you in your family.

Or: Try a Father’s Day Star Wars Card:

Or try a card using watercolour paints and sharpies:

Week #10 – How To Change The World And Make It A Better Place

Dear Families,

It has been a strange week for us at Gilmore. Our classroom looks and feels so odd, however being able to be around students again is fantastic! We were glad to be able to link up with so many students during our Zoom meeting on Tuesday morning. We will do the same thing next week. I will send out an invitation once our time table is set. Our Weekly Activity this week is about changing the world and making it a better place. Couldn’t we all use some of that?

As I have had two less days at home this week to work on my Blog, we decided at our weekly Primary Meeting that the students from my class would be directed to Ms Ballarin’s Blog for the Weekly Assignment on How To Change the World and Make it a Better Place. We create these assignments together every week, so she has prepared the instructions on her Blog for us to use as well. The family trees turned out beautifully and are posted on the Our Learning section of our Blog. Please show your kids! I was glad to hear so many students and their families really enjoyed this activity.

Here is the weekly schedule if it works for your family to use one:
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Weekly Assignment #9 – How To Change The World and Make It A Better Place

Go to Ms Ballarin’s Blog

 


Math

As usual, the Math for the week will be found on the Math section of my blog. We will be learning how to do two digit subtraction in a completely different way than you might be used to. IXL will not be used this week for this type of subtraction. Next week, we will learn vertical subtraction in the way you were taught at school. Please work on the new way this week using paper and pencil, as I am trying to teach students that there is more than one way to accomplish many Math tasks. Thank you in advance for helping them to learn this new concept. IXL Math can be used to work on other types of Math than subtraction, if you have any extra time.


For Families looking for additional activities for the week:

Reading:

Epic Books – Read the books I have assigned on the Province of Ontario, Toronto and Ottawa.

Mr Phelps has recommended a book to read this week, called To Be A Drum:

https://www.storylineonline.net/books/to-be-a-drum/

P.E.

P.E. With Joe

Kids Bop Dance:

Baby Shark Abs Challenge:

Go Noodle:

Fresh Prince Theme Song

 

How To Hit The Woah

Art:

Try this directed drawing on how to draw heart hands to extend our Weekly Assignment activity.

 

Weekly Assignment #9 – June 1st-5th – Culture and Tradition

Dear Families,

This has been a busy week of trying to get the school and classroom ready for the students who are coming back to Gilmore. I apologize for taking a bit more time to get back to your children this week.  I have been in many(!) meetings and have been setting up the classroom in order to be ready for this return to school on Monday. I loved the animal pictures and your children’s reasons for choosing that animal that I received this week for The Six Cedar Trees activity. Your children really do know themselves! I’m sure Question #10 on the survey (I can describe who I am, and my positive qualities and strengths [positive personal and cultural identity]), was answered “always” for most of Division 13! As a reminder: I am still waiting for 8 students to complete their mandatory survey before May 31st. Thanks!

I will be doing a Zoom meeting from school to include the students who are doing their learning at home. It will not happen on Monday, as that will be a “teaching the new rules” type of day. Once I have my schedule for the week (ie bathroom times, altered recess and lunch times, etc.) I will let you know when (if) the Zoom meeting will be on Tuesday.  If not, we will have our regular Wednesday at 4:00 Zoom meeting. We will be working on the same activities at school that are assigned on the Blog for home learning.

Here is the weekly schedule if it works for your family to use one:

Weekly Assignment #9 – Culture and Tradition

Spend the day picking wild blueberries with Clarence and his grandmother. Meet ant, spider, and fox in a beautiful woodland landscape, the ancestral home of author and illustrator Julie Flett. It is about the Cree Nation of North America. Through this activity students will explore their own family traditions. 

  1. Read: Wild Berries by Julie Flett (2013) 

Read Aloud: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PNK-5k-0JE 

Book with music, simplified reading of translated wordshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0WYnVmjGlg 

2. Discuss: 

A tradition is something that a family does on a regular basis—not just during holidays. With your family, discuss the following…  

  • What traditions do you and your family have?  
  • Do you have a favourite family tradition? 
  • What makes a tradition special? 
  • Why are traditions important to have and maintain? 
  • How did your family traditions start? Where did they come from? 
  • Have your traditions changed over time? 
  • Do you have different traditions with different family members? (i.e. your Mom’s side, your Dad’s side)

3. Create 

Make your own family tree. Choose the people you’d like to add into your tree. Consider adding the people who live at home with you, as well as the people you celebrate your family traditions with (ex. Grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins etc.) 

  • Add details to show how these people are connected ex. A line connecting yourself to your parents 
  • Add words or pictures to explain the tradition you share with each person on your tree 
  • Decorate your page, feel free to add pictures or words that you associate with your family traditions to the background and borders of your page 
  • You can even add a translation for your different family members if you speak any other languages! 

You can either use the family tree template, or choose to create your own! 

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4. (Optional additional activities)  

  • Complete some, or all, of the activities found in this document 

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  • Complete the “Wild Berries” word search  
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  • Community/Indigenous Connection:  

Watch these Coast Salish videos of their Welcome Song and Chief Dan George’s Prayer Song, with the language of the First Nations people that live in our area of B.C 


Math

This week for Math we will be focusing on another way to perform two digit addition.  This is the way that you will be more familiar with.  Please have your child watch the 3 videos before doing the IXL Math assigned.  There are also some Two Digit Math games that I have attached for your children to try.  Please go to the Math section of my Blog for the details.


For Families looking for additional activities for the week:

Reading:

Epic Books – Read the books I have assigned on Manitoba and the RCMP.

P.E.

P.E. With Joe

Go Noodle:

The Llama Song

Never Eat Soggy Waffles

Knicky Knacky Knocky Knoo

Art:

Experiments in Sculpture – Salmon origami

AFK from Home returns for the eighth week with a installation-based art exploration video inspired by Bill Reid‘s artwork, Swqaqann [Salmon Pool], edition 172/199, 1991, from the Artists for Kids collection, and Gu Xiong‘s artwork A Pigs River, 2014, from his exhibition “Gu Xiong: a journey exposed” at the Gordon Smith Gallery in 2014.  I saw this exhibition with my son and it was amazing. Zach did a piece of art with Artists for Kids summer camp in the style of Gu Xiong that we have over our mantle at home called “Pop Cans”.  The Bill Ried part of this lesson ties in nicely with The Six Cedar Trees, last week’s assignment.

NVSD Visual Arts Teacher, Daylen Luchsinger, leads viewers through an origami fish tutorial. Using only paper, participants can create their own site-specific installation.

We’re wondering… How are we transformed by our journey together? This art exploration encourages children and families to think about our collective journey and what a pause means at this time.

 

 

Learning Activity #8 – Core Competencies

Dear Families,

Thank you for sending me your child’s puzzle activity about themselves and learning about fitting in and having a growth mindset.  The students were very thoughtful and I can tell that they really understood the book and had good ideas about how they fit in.  I hope you all had a great long weekend and found some time to relax and unwind from this crazy time in which we are living.  Part of this week’s learning activity is mandatory for everyone, as it needs to go into the final report card for the year.  Please ensure that you get this mandatory part of the activity done by May 31st.  It is really important that the students think about these questions and answer as best they can.  If they need help reading the questions, or need examples, please feel free to give them some.  It is important that the students answer these questions, so that we can attach an honest self reflection in their report cards.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation with this!

 

Math:

This week in Math I will be teaching students to do two digit addition using the expanded form. This is likely different from how you learned to do two digit addition in school. It is only one way that I teach two digit addition, but a way that some students find easier, so I like to teach it first. Please have your child watch the videos, look at my examples, then do the attached worksheets. This week, different topics can be explored in IXL Math, but I will not be assigning specific work. We will do the the “typical” two digit math on IXL next week, so please advise your child not to start it yet.  Thanks!  Find this information under Math on this blog.

For Families looking for additional activities for the week:

Reading:

Epic Books – Read the books I have assigned on the Prairies and Saskatchewan.

P.E.

P.E. With Joe and Scoob!

Go Noodle:

Milkshake

OR  Old Town Road

Art:

Janet Wang’s Fourth and Final Video is Live!

Janet Wang, North Vancouver District Artist-in-Residence, is back with another inspiring art making video as part of the virtual Artists for Kids Enrichment Program. 

In her fourth and final video, Janet Wang leads viewers through a collagraph printmaking inspired art activity that demonstrates ways to capture and create patterns and textures. The exercise is influenced by her artwork re:orientation.

How can we learn from our mistakes?

Throughout the video, Janet emphasizes the importance of finding balance and harmony in creating visual compositions, as well as in our lives, while reminding viewers that achieving this goal often requires plenty of trial and error.

Other:

Try CBC Kids to learn about the Victoria Day long weekend and other fun things:

https://www.cbc.ca/kidscbc2/the-feed/why-do-we-celebrate-victoria-day?cmp=newsletter_CBC%20Vancouver%20Inbox_1244_28034

Learning Activity #7: May 19-22 Fitting In and Growth Mindset

Dear Families:

Thank you for sending me your child’s Understanding Compromise activities.  I have heard from many families that this was great timing for this subject!  I’m glad that you were able to put some of these ideas to use and I hope that you can continue to refer to your work on compromise in the weeks moving forward.  I thank you all for sending me your child’s work and for everything you are doing at home to help your child with their continued learning.  Please see the Our Learning section of my blog for some of the work I have posted. I hope you have a fun and restful Victoria Day long weekend!

Here is the weekly schedule if your family chooses to use one:

This week’s theme is about fitting in, learning about having a growth mindset and how to feel comfortable with othersWhen Oliver finally goes in search of his perfect place, he finds that trying to fit in is a lot harder than he thought. But like any puzzle, a little trial and error leads to a solution, and Oliver figures out exactly where he belongs. 

Tasks:   

  1. READ: Where Oliver Fits by Cale Atkinson.    

Read Aloud: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9obUMItfYFk 

   

 Growth Mindset Explanation from firstgradeframeofmind.com: 

Oliver feels wonderful knowing his true identity. He learned the lesson here to be true to himself, but also to be patient and kind to himself too. This is a great growth mindset lesson for students. 

 Oliver had a fixed mindset. Even with all of his efforts, he was trying to be like others to fit in. He didn’t believe he would find where he belonged unless he changed himself into something he really was not. 

Teaching students to be kind to themselves while they are finding their way helps them to have a growth mindset. 

 

2. WATCH THE GROWTH MINDSET VIDEOS:        

 3. DISCUSSION and THINKING QUESTIONS:  

  • Describe a time when you were a part of something exciting, wild or out of this world! What did you do? Who else was there? How did you feel? 
  • Why do you think Oliver is trying to fit in with others? 
  • Why did Oliver still not fit in, even when he changed himself to fit perfectly 
  • Have you ever felt like you didn’t fit in? Why do you think this was? 
  • How did Oliver demonstrate a fixed mind-set in the story?  
  • What does it mean to be yourself? What makes you…. you? 
  • Why can’t you rush or force your fit? 
  • What can you do when you see others having a difficult time fitting in? 

4. PUZZLE ACTIVITY: 

What makes you… you? Think about the qualities that make you stand out and make you different. How do all the parts of you naturally fit together to make up your unique self?  

  • Can you speak multiple languages? 
  • Do you have any skills that you’ve practiced for a long time?  
  • Are there any hobbies that you really love doing?  
  • What qualities do you really like about yourself? 
  • Do you think/feel differently than others? 

  • Put yourself at the center of the heart – choose how you’d like to represent yourself ex. write your name in interesting letters, create a self portrait, choose an object to represent you.  
  • Choose your favourite pieces that make you… you! Add them into the outer pieces of the puzzle. If you need to divide the 4 large pieces into smaller parts, that’s okay!  Maybe you have more than four qualities that make you…you! 
  • Colour the puzzle. Display your puzzle somewhere where you can be proud of it, such as in a window or hanging on a wall.  
  • Send a picture of your completed work to your teacher 

Free puzzle templates from: http://clipart-library.com/puzzle-pieces-template.html (different styles, number of pieces, etc. to download) 

Optional Additional Activity: 

Mix Media Art Idea from: https://theartgardenblog.com/2018/06/07/art-inspired-by-the-book-where-oliver-fits/ 

 Math

This week for Math we will be focusing on Place Value (ones and tens) and Rounding to the nearest ten.  Please have your child watch the 3 videos before doing the IXL Math assigned.  There are also some Place Value games that I have attached for your children to try.  Please go to the Math section of my Blog for the details.

For Families looking for additional activities for the week:

P.E.

P.E. With Joe (and a secret visitor)

Go Noodle:

Danger Force Go Noodle (my son likes this one!):

Tennis Go Noodle

https://app.gonoodle.com/activities/hit-the-ball-yall?s=Discover&t=Wo5/12/20-FP-4A-Featured%20on%20GoNoodle%20TUESDAY&sid=1769&x=1&y=1&mft=simple%20row

Reading:

Read books about the Province next to British Columbia called Alberta.  While it starts off very mountainous once you leave BC, it soon becomes very flat and is one of our Prairie Provinces.  Find out why by reading some of the books I have assigned in Epic Books:

https://www.getepic.com/app/my-library/collections

Art:

Janet Wang’s Third Live Video!

Janet Wang, North Vancouver District Artist-in-Residence, is back with another inspiring art making video as part of the virtual Artists for Kids Enrichment Program.

In her third video, Janet Wang leads viewers through a stained-glass inspired exercise that considers the contrast between our built environment and the natural world. The exercise is influenced by her public artwork Peep Show (above), which Janet created in 2019 for the City of Calgary, the piece contrasts patterns of flowers and vines with well-known buildings and public artworks from around Calgary.

Throughout the video, Janet reminds viewers to go slow and be gentle, prompting the question: how can we be gentle with ourselves and others? 

 

Understanding Compromise – Weekly Learning Assignment – Week #6

Dear Families,

I think I loved this week’s Celebrating Families Learning Assignment as much as last week’s!  What your children wrote about their families was amazing and I can tell they are so loved.  What a joy they were to read.  Thank you for sending me their incredible work and for helping them so much at home.  I really enjoyed seeing the pictures they created of their families.  I have included many of them in Our Learning on my Blog.  I am attaching this week’s schedule.  Please remember that we all have different circumstances in our families and you need to do what is possible for you.  I have added additional possibilities for Art, P.E., Social Studies and Mr Taylor’s memory book page at the bottom of this blog post for families who are looking for other options.  We had a great Zoom meeting on Thursday.  I look forward to doing another one next week and will send information soon.  Happy Mother’s Day to all of you fabulous Moms!  Take some well deserved time to relax with your family (or on your own?) this weekend.

Learning Activity #6May 7th – May 14th (Understanding Compromise) 

This week’s theme is compromise. Having been at home for so long and sharing the same space with others, you may have experienced, like us with our own families, disagreements with family members. Maybe disagreements have been over activities, shared spaces, or something as simple as socks (Zach likes to leave his on the floor near the tv!).  

Tasks: 

  1. Read: Bink and Gollie: Don’t You Need a New Pair of Socks? By Kate DiCamillo 
  • This book is available online via Tumblebooks. It would be great for your child to learn how to use this amazing resource on the Gilmore Library site.  To access Tumblebooks, go to the Gilmore Library website and click on Web Resources
  •  
  • Once you’ve clicked on Web Resources, click on “TumbleBook Library” to be taken to the online library  

  • Click the the TumbleSearch function at the top right with the magnifying glass. 

  • From here, you can search for “DiCamillo, Kate” in the Search by Author function 

 

  • Lastly, scroll down until you find “Bink and Gollie: Don’t You Need a New Pair of Socks?” From here you click on the story and read   

 

It can also be found on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMQkI2dj_8I 

There are three chapters to this read aloud; “Bink and Gollie: Don’t You Need a New Pair of Socks?” is the first chapter of the book.  

2. With your family, discuss these “Thinking Questions After Reading: 

  • How does Gollie feel about Bink’s socks? How do you know? 
  • Why does Gollie not feel like making pancakes for Bink? 
  • What is a compromise? 
  • How do Bink and Gollie feel about their unwillingness to compromise… Bink won’t remove her socks and Gollie won’t share her pancakes? 
  • What compromise did Bink and Gollie reach? 
  • Why do you think both decided to compromise in the end? 

3. Practice: 

Read the following 5 situations on the Compromising Worksheet. Discuss and/or write what a compromise could look like for each. *OPTIONAL: Share a copy of this with Ms Shellard 

PDF LINK: https://media.centervention.com/pdf/GRIN-Compromise.pdf 

Try: 

During the week, look for opportunities to make compromises and show your efforts by dividing a strip of paper into 3 equal parts. Draw a picture on each end of what each person wanted to do and in the center section, draw a picture of how you met in the middle and compromised. *OPTIONAL: Send a picture of how you compromised to Ms Shellard

Here is an example: 

4. Reflection:  

  • How did it feel to compromise?  
  • Was the process difficult or easy for youWhy do you think this was?  
  • Would you be willing to try compromising more in the future? Why? 

**Feel free to send any of these reflections to Ms Shellard 

Math

Math lessons for the week on Word Problems, Related Facts and Comparing Numbers are posted on my blog under Math.  Please note that I would like the students to listen to the teaching videos on day 1 and day 2, before doing the work on IXL.  I have included two Math Games to play, as I feel that this can be an even better experience for many of the students than working on the computer.  Thanks for playing with them!

For parents looking for extra things to do at home with your children:

Writing – Farewell Page for Mr Taylor’s Retirement

· This retirement letter project is optional for students.

· The letter template is also totally optional,  as you can instead use your own piece of paper (size 8 ½” x 11”). You can be creative and do whatever you would like (such as a picture you want to draw, a piece of art etc.); however you just need to include the following:

o First & Last Name

o Division

Gilmore suggests (for safety reasons) that only parents can drop off their child’s paper.  Our class parent Camille Parente will be collecting them anytime from Monday to Friday.  Please send Camille an email csparente86@gmail.com letting her know the approximate time you’re coming, then she can plan ahead as well and keep an eye out for the papers.  She will have a little box or bag set outside that you can put the items into so that no person-to-person contact is required.  Her address is: 3965 Triumph.  It is the second gate to the left of the house (she is in the basement suite). A big thank you to Camille!

Click on the image for a printable PDF.

P.E.

Go Noodle – Believer Guided Dance

https://app.gonoodle.com/activities/believer?s=category&t=Guided%20Dance&sid=38

P.E. With Joe – Spiderman style

Social Studies:

Here is the book I read on our Zoom meeting on Thursday in case you missed it:

Books about British Columbia on EPIC

Waiting for the Whales by Sheryl McFarlane

https://www.getepic.com/app/read/12104

Jessie’s Island by Sheryl McFarlane

https://www.getepic.com/app/read/12053

The Specific Ocean by Kyo Maclear

https://www.getepic.com/app/read/32983

Art:

I thought this art lesson would be great because it uses mapping.  Janet Wang leads viewers through a map making drawing exercise, inspired by her artwork The City, Soft Spectacle (2016), and she explains how different perspectives allow us to see differently.  Give it a try by following her video at:

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?zx=u1yn2eu4avmm#search/artists+for+kids/FMfcgxwHNDBlZDmRvjrRQWTzHbdqpwhR

Learning Activity #5: May 1st – May 7th Celebrating Families 

It was fantastic to see so many of you at the parade on Monday.  Brought me so much joy and at times I was overwhelmed! Thank you to everyone for joining our second classroom Zoom meeting!  It was great to have our class together.  We will try it again next Thursday at 4:30.  I hope your child can join in.

Thank you to all of the students who have sent in their All My Stripes zebras and writing.  I have posted these on the students’ Blogfolios.  I love seeing this social/emotional learning work and then being able to write emails to your amazing children about their thinking. This was my favourite activity so far! I can tell your children really gave some thought to their unique qualities and I thank you for having these important discussions with them. I have added quite a few of their zebra photos to the Our Learning  page on our Blog.  Again, I am only able to post pictures with just the work or without faces on them.  Please continue to send your child’s face with their work (I love to see these and they are great for their private Blogfolios) but if possible also send another picture without, in case I use it on the Blog.  Let me know if your child does not want me to post their work.  Please take a look at the ones I have posted this week.

I have attached the Weekly Schedule today as I have heard from some families that this helps with their planning  for the week. Please do what works for your family.  Let me know if you need my help with anything!  I am here for you and your child!

Math lessons for the week on Subtraction are posted on my blog under Math.  I have provided two videos for the students to watch that teach about the different ways we can think about subtraction.  Please play these for your child before doing the assigned work on IXL if you can.

For families looking for some extra activities to do this week, here are some suggestions:

Parents, please watch this video if you have time about educating the heart.  Many of our weekly assignments are focusing on social emotional learning, which is such an important part of the learning that happens in school.

Math:

3D Figures: Building Skeletons and I Spy

3D Figures: Building Skeletons and I Spy

Subtraction Game to 20

Art – Artists For Kids lessons 

https://www3.gordonsmithgallery.ca/Artists4Kids/Programs/ArtActivityVideos/Pages/default.aspx#/=

P.E. 

Cosmic Kids – try the Pokemon Yoga?

https://www.cosmickids.com/category/watch/?energy=&changed=energy

Go Noodle – Boom Chicka Boom

https://app.gonoodle.com/activities/boom-chicka-boom?s=Discover&t=Primary%20Featured

 

Learning Activity #4 – Autism and Ability Awareness Month

Dear Families,

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Thank you to everyone for joining our first classroom Zoom meeting!  It was great to see so many of you.  We will try it again next Tuesday at 4:30.  I hope you can join in.

Monday is a Pro. D. for our school.  There will still be learning activities for Monday on your weekly schedule (which I will post later). I will be doing my own learning on the computer (remember the learning curve is steep for me!), so I will not be “working” with your children that day.  We will be having a teacher’s parade over the lunch hour, so get ready to “see” us then!

Thank you to all of the students who have sent in their Digital Citizenship work and their Earth Day maps.  I have posted these on your Blogfolios.  I have also created a new section on my Blog called Our Learning, where I am posting some pictures of work that has been sent to me.  I am only able to post pictures with just the work or without faces on them.  Please take a look at some that I have posted this week.

Math lessons for the week on Geometry are posted on my blog under Math.  Please note that I would like the students to listen to the teaching videos for 2D shapes and 3D objects first on two different days, before doing the work on IXL.

 

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