Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Les Maisons et les 5 sens

On Monday, we got together in our "houses" to meet with our group.  We made posters of our animals to put outside the classrooms.

"In my group we coloured our names and then put ink on our finger and stamped over our name," said Kendra.

"My group made owls with our names on them and stuck them on a big tree," said Holly.

Yesterday, we did different centres for the 5 senses.

Here is what we thought of the centres...

Quinn - My favourite centre was the smelling centre, because we got to smell something and guess what it was.

Sabrina - I liked the smelling centre.

Sadie - I liked the touch centre with the play dough. 

Hudson - I liked the listening centre.  We listened to a story.

Sloan - My favourite was the I Spy centre. We got to look through a paper with eyes on it and we got to see what it would look like with certain eye diseases.

Nathan - I liked playing 5 senses Bingo.

Cavan - I just liked all the centres!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Our A-maze-ing Grade 3 Buddies!

On Thursday, we met with our grade 3 buddies from Mme Gaunce's classroom.  The grade 3's shared the mazes they designed and built.  We started off with our buddy and then got to switch and go with some of the other grade 3's.  Each of our partners explained how they made their maze and how it worked. So cool and so much fun!

Here's what we thought of the mazes:

Josh - "It was fun! We had to try and get to the end or the other side."

Carter (4) - "There were lots of hockey mazes!"

Maiya - "We had fun with the grade 3's."

Bailey - "I think the whole class loved it."

Thanks grade 3 buddies and Mme Gaunce! Can't wait until next time!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Le jour du souvenir - Remembrance Day

This past week, we learned about Remembrance Day.  We read Faithful Elephants by Yukio Tsuchiya.

We also learned about poppies.

We had many discussions and shared our thoughts and feelings about Remembrance Day.

Here are a few of the things we learned and some of our thoughts about Remembrance Day:

Ellie - "We love soldiers because they protect us."

Nathan - "Soldiers help our country."

Kendall - "At our school we don't fight, we play nice."

Josh - "Soldiers died for us.  That's why we wear a poppy."

Holly - "Poppies grew in the fields where the soldiers died."

Carter (4) - "For the Remembrance Day ceremony, we got to wear a poppy."

We did some French writing about Remembrance Day.

Using sponges and poppy seeds, we made poppy Art.

We worked as a team to make a Remembrance Day wreath for the ceremony in the Gym. 


We also discussed and wrote about how we can be good citizens at school.

Friday, November 1, 2013

C'est l'Halloween!

On Wednesday, we met with our "maison" groups.  All of the students in the school are separated and paired off with a teacher and other students in grades 1 through 5.  This week each "maison" chose an animal team name and made up a cheer.  We all met in the gym and performed our cheers.

"Yesterday was Halloween and we had so much fun!" - Kendall

This week...

"We made Halloween books in English and French." - Kendra

"We made a picture of a skeleton with macaroni." - Carter (3)

"We made sponge art with paint.  Some people made jack-o-lanterns, bats and ghosts" - Carter (4)

"We went through the haunted house in the gym." - Josh

"We did Smarties Math and we got to eat the Smarties." - Maiya

Students also thought of what they can hear, see, smell, touch and taste on Halloween night.  We did some spider Math, finding different ways to make 5 and some paper rip Art (candy corns).

"I love Halloween!" - Carter (3)

Students also had lots of fun this week with Halloween centres on Halloween morning.  The grade ones were paired up with a grade two student.  The kids then got to do many fun activities together.  During the afternoon, we had a parade in the gym.  There were so many great costumes!  Today, we all got to wear our pyjamas.