Friday, 27 April 2018
What a wonderful time we've had with Reader's Theatre!!! Kids have truly worked well together reading their scripts, practising their lines, creating costumes and props and presenting some GREAT plays! I've been very impressed with how comfortable everyone feels performing in front of our "classroom audience" and how complimentary students are with each other. We've had very positive vibes in the classroom! And..........ACTION!!!
Well, I did not get as many "water pics" as I would have liked but I DID get some fun ones in the gym. Half of our time at the "Y" was spent playing cooperative games in the gym and the other half was spent in the water. What a great program they have there!!!! The kids were on the move, getting their hearts pumping, and showing how great it is to stay active and have FUN!! Many survival lessons in the water were learned as well. Certificates will be coming home soon!!
Wednesday, 4 April 2018
Last week, we worked in partners to create slide presentations for Easter! We practised finding bright, colourful images from the internet that would engage our audience and build excitement, just as advertisements should do! We also practised typing brief messages with proper capitals and punctuation. Some kids even added photographs to their presentations!
Wednesday, 7 February 2018
Last week, we had Sport Jersey Day! We wore our favourite jerseys and we celebrated the meaning of teamwork! Flat Stanley joined in on the fun! Each student decided on his/her favourite sport. We dressed Flat Stanley/Stella in a Sport Jersey too! Then your child had to persuade Mrs. O that his/her sport is the absolute best! I saw many reasons why hockey is the best! Cheer too! Skating, basketball, skiing, soccer, dance......you name it, we LOVE it! I became very persuaded to try each sport......now I just have to get brave enough to do it!
Tuesday, 6 February 2018
A few Mondays ago, we had a snow day! Many activities for learning and fun came together that day. One activity in particular that impressed me a great deal was the step-by-step art activity that Mrs. Hammond did with our kids. I joined in to help out. She read an engaging version of "Jack and the Beanstalk" to the group. We asked questions along the way to check for understanding. Then, she took us through a step-by-step drawing of a giant, showing perspective and size. The kids had to really focus and listen. They had to follow instructions carefully to create their giants. What a great activity for patience, time, attention to detail and listening. It's always great to have a story and to share adventures together.....and it's even greater to be able to do such a cool art activity too! Many levels of learning happened that day. Here are a few of the drawings that we did!
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