Our Skype Session with my son, Nathan was a huge success. He explained how he uses math in his lab- collection, organization, and analysis of this data. Nathan also showed his learning environment, including a stand-up desk with a treadmill and talked about how important it is to know your learning style and give yourself the right learning environment so you can learn well and use time productively. The students asked him great questions like: "How large is the university in comparison to Carleton (we drive past it on our way to Swim to Survive)?", "How old are you?", "How long is your schooling?" and my favourite, "When did you realize you loved math?" I was so proud of all my children!!! They are excited (as am I) that Nathan is coming home for Christmas and will visit us in class the last week of school!
Here are our learning goals this week:
Preparing our hearts and minds for the Season of Advent.
Writing- Continuing to incorporate music, mood, and scenery. Students publishing their musical writing.
Reading- We will continue reading our selections about Peace and showing kindness, inclusivity, and justice for all.
Students will also continue to use their visualizing strategies to conjuncture up and describe mental pictures and use their drama and problem-solving skills to recognize, explain, and resolve social story problems.
Our Literature focus includes: Little Voice (Revisited), I am Peace, by student vote One Hundred Dresses is being replaced by Wonder, and when they arrive from Amazon, we will read Dare, Weird! , and Tough
Math-Working on patterns using shapes and numbers. Learning how to determine, explain and extend patterns.
Students are encouraged to play Dreambox and practise their basic math addition/subtraction facts.
Looking at a pattern check-in by Friday or Monday of next week. Will advise as we process along. Updates will be written in student agendas.
Art- Ted Harrison's artwork will be revisited in January. Art will focus on incorporating music (beat, tempo and imagery), Advent, social justice writing, and technology (Google Slides and Ozbots)- This week we will create a list of good deeds and create an angel.
Science- Soil check-in will go home on Monday or Tuesday. Sorry, we have been very busy with Kindness Week, Family Math Night, and Swim to Survive to name a few.
Gym-Teamwork and fairness games Health- How to Survive a fall into water- Swim to Survive Program
Religion/Family Life- Writing a list of good deeds and practices, creating our Advent Stars. We are also going to reread Only One You and paint our rocks with designs or designs and quotes.