It can’t believe we are at the end of September! Where has the time gone? We are wrapping up our patterning unit and we have started our word wall words. We’ve been doing lots of reading (and we’ve been working hard on our pre-reading skills). We have also had a practicum student join us starting this Monday from the University of Lethbridge. Her name is Miss. Haskins and she has been doing a wonderful job so far in our classrooms on Monday and Wednesday mornings! It was incredible to get out the coulees this week – what a gorgeous day we had for our hike! Thanks for those who made it out with us! Overall, this has been a fantastic week!
We are starting our BELONGING ARTIFACT SHOW AND SHARE! Students will bring in an “artifact” (tangible item) that is important to them that shows the sense of belonging to a community. It could be a soccer jersey, dance costume, certificate for the completion of something, an item that represents their unique family or heritage OR something completely creative. The student sharing will be expected to give details and information to their peers about the artifact and how that artifact symbolizes their belonging. They will have 5 minutes or less to share and they should be able to answer basic questions.
As part of our Social Studies curriculum we look at belonging and areas that we belong. We specifically address in this unit:
Value self and others as unique individuals in relation to their world:
- Appreciate how belonging to groups and communities enriches an individual’s identity
- Appreciate multiple points of view, languages, cultures and experiences within their groups and communities
- Demonstrate respect for their individual rights and the rights of others
- Recognize and respect how the needs of others may be different from their own
Below you find your child’s day for their show and share. Thank you for helping them select something and preparing them to speak about that item.
Monday October 2nd: Oliver Tuesday October 3rd: Ben
Wednesday October 4th: Adriena Thursday October 5th: Delina
Friday October 6th: Elisheva Wednesday October 11th: Chloe
Thursday October 12th: Faith Friday October 13th: Theodore
Monday October 16th: Isabella Tuesday October 17th: Owen
Wednesday October 18th: Mason Thursday October 19th: Zach
Monday October 23rd: Addison and Kim Tuesday October 24th: Kevin and Aaron
Wednesday October 25th: Lucas and Brooklyn
Thursday October 26th: Hannah and Nate
***THANK YOU for sending agendas back and forth. If you lose yours and you really can’t find it again, please let me know. Also, these duo-tangs need to last the whole year so please help your child place it in their backpack in a manner that it doesn’t get wrecked (I am trying on my end :)) – some are already looking pretty rough.
MONDAY THIS WEEK: check agendas for the new (student made) October at a glance calendar and the 5 new spelling words. A word wall reading game (orange) will also be sent home Monday for you to enjoy at home!
TUESDAY THIS WEEK: We head to Outdoor School at Gyro park with the Gr. 1/2’s for a pattern leaf celebration from 10:40 – 12:00. Feel free to come and join us!
Content we start covering this week: Numbers 1-20, long vowel sounds, wrapping up ‘Kids in the Know’ program, God’s rescue of the Israelites and the start of our year long study of Yellowstone National Park through the seasons. We look at this place because it has a very similar landscape and geography to us and I have an awesome video series that leads to amazing discussions and critical thinking!
Have a wonderful weekend!
What is that, you are wondering? Just a grasshopper!