Writing- Finishing "My Monster" descriptive paragraphs- self, peer editing, teacher suggestions and publishing.
As this week we are focusing on Justice as part of our Faithful Friday initiatives, we are also discussing the importance of peace and remembering the many who have served and fought for our country and think about those who are serving as peacekeepers. As part of our focus, we will be writing to veterans as part of the Legions "Postcards for Peace".
My class has been asked to lead the Remembrance Day Service this Friday at 11 am and as well to join our Seniors at Stonehaven Manor to read and share our poppy designs.
Reading- Students continue to use their fix-up and visualizing strategies to conjuncture up and describe mental pictures of their reading comprehension.
Read-alouds and discussion: What is Peace? by Wallace Edwards, A Poppy is to Remember by Erin Morice, What Does Peace Feel Like? by Vladimir Radunsky, Blowin' in the Wind by Bob Dylan and 'In Flanders Fields' by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae.
Math-Working on using fractions of a whole and set as well as continue to work on math facts.
Students are encouraged to play Dreambox and practise their basic math addition/subtraction facts.
Art- Remembrance Day wreaths, poppy paintings and hopefully as time allows- dove watercolours.
Science- types and composition of soils continued- how soil is used by people and animals, how humans help and hurt soil.
Gym- Volleyball skills
Religion/Family Life- Continuing to practice our Gospel Values and how they relate in our daily relationships. What it means to bring Peace in our lives.