Monday, December 10, 2018

Day 6- Music Monday

Daily Announcements
- Math test is moved to Wednesday
- Aftercare invoices due December 15th
Bake sale is next Wednesday and Thursday (not Tuesday) 
- Don't forget about our Christmas Concert Outfits

Today Ms. Chiappetta's class joined us as she was assisting in the preparation for our JK- Grade 2 Christmas Concert Performance.

French: Take a look at Mme. Stella's blog https://stjudesfrench-stella.blogspot.com

Inquiry into Language:
We began to complete Lesson 14 in our spelling workbooks. We then watched a read aloud on "Bucket Fillers", teaching students the importance behind how being kind towards others positively affects themselves along with those who receive the kind gestures. We discussed the difference between "bucket fillers" and "bucket dippers" and how our goal is to be bucket fillers.
Have You Filled A Bucket Today:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EuemNAo6XE
RECESS/ LUNCH

Inquiry into Math:
Due to the JK- Grade 2 Christmas Concert occurring tomorrow, our math test has been moved to Wednesday. Today we took up our reviews and went back to fix any mistakes to ensure we know what to do for next time.

Unit of Inquiry:
Today's focus was on the purpose of the features used in non-fiction informative texts. We read through a list of features we come across that help us locate the specific information we are looking for. Then, students got into groups of 3 or 4 to explore non-fiction books and identify where they see those specific features being used. In addition to this, they had to explain how those features help them as a reader. There was some great group work occurring in most of the groups!

RECESS/ LUNCH

Music Monday/ Kindness activity:
After lunch we created our own buckets for class bucket filling. Students got to decorate the front of their bucket with positive and creative ideas. As the year passes, we will fill each others buckets with positive reminders of acts that positively influenced us, along with things we have done that positively impacted others. I look forward to seeing a lot of Bucket Filling happening amongst the Grade 3s! Once finished creating our Buckets we had a mini dance party.

AGENDA:
- Spelling Lesson 14 + Sentences due Thursday
- Math Test Wednesday
- Read for 25 Minutes

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Day 5- Fun Friday

Daily Announcements
- Math test is on Tuesday
- Aftercare invoices due December 15th
- Last page of report card is to be filled out and returned
- Skating and Elf forms due Monday, December 10th

We won the Golden Broom! Let's keep up the good work 
in keeping our backpack area nice and tidy Grade 3s!

Music: Take a look at Mr. Flower's blog https://flowermusicsja.blogspot.com

French: Take a look at Mme. Stella's blog https://stjudesfrench-stella.blogspot.com

Inquiry into Language:
Today we discussed what an adjective is and came up with some examples to describe the noun "student". Using this noun and the adjectives we came up with, each one of us came up with a sentence where the adjective described this noun. We completed a worksheet on identifying the adjective and noun it describes in a sentence. If not completed in class, this was for homework. In addition to this we had a creative writing adjective activity where each of us need to think of an adjective to present to our classmates. When doing this you cannot say the adjective you selected, you have to only use clues that will help the rest of us guess what your adjective is. An example was provided to help us understand what to do. 

RECESS/ LUNCH

Inquiry into Math:
We took up our homework on circle graphs, then began to work on our math review. Our math test is on Tuesday. We will take up our review together on Monday. 

Unit of Inquiry:
Today we used the features of each subgenre to help us identify the genre of the books provided. Once we identified the genre of our book individually, we had to justify how we knew it was that genre using the text features provided as our reasoning. 

RECESS/ LUNCH
Art Activity 
Today was fun Friday so we did an art activity on Kindness. We created snowmen with kind gestures written on them. We hope that our peers throughout the school will checkout our snowmen and try to commit some of these Acts of Kindness. 

AGENDA:
- Math: Review due Monday
- Math test Tuesday
- Language: Adjectives worksheet and creative writing clues

Friday, December 7, 2018

Day 4- Tidy Thursday

Daily Announcements
- Aftercare invoices due December 15th
- Last page of report card is to be filled out and returned
- Skating and Elf forms due Monday, December 10th

Gym and French class were cancelled today

Inquiry into Language: 
We began by silently reading our reading level books for about 20 minutes. We then took up our P.O.V worksheet and Onomatopoeia worksheet. Today we learned about Alliteration: sentences that contain words that produce the same letter sound at the beginning of most words in that sentence. We came up with some examples together, then worked independently on some worksheets. 
 
Unit of Inquiry:
We continued to glue our genre features into our flip books then examined the features for each type of book. We will begin exploring a variety of books to solve which genre the book falls under.

RECESS/ LUNCH

Reading Buddies:
We had reading buddies with Mr. Foster's Grade 1 class today!

Inquiry into Math:
We reviewed what a stem-and-leaf plot is by looking at an example with decimals. It is very important that we understand how to use the key on our graphs to help us interpret the data values in that situation. We focused on interpreting how many data points we have based on our stem-and-leaf plot, along with our minimum, maximum and mode for our set of data. Based on our stem-and-leaf plot, we wrote out all of our data points, then checked to ensure the amount of numbers we wrote was the same as the amount of leaves we have. 

Today we learned how to interpret data from a circle graph. First we did a littler refresher on fractions by looking at a circle as a whole and as parts of a whole. Using a circle, we folded it in half and discussed what this fraction would represent. We continued to do this by folding our circle into quarters, eighths and sixteenths. I drew examples on the board to show what it would look like if only 1 or 2 of these parts were filled in within a circle. This helped use interpret data from a circle graph by being able to explain what fraction of the circle represented a certain category. In addition to this, we discussed how to organize the data within a circle graph from greatest preference to least preference and vice versa. 
 

For homework we are focusing on interpreting data from circle graphs, stem-and-leaf plots and double bar graphs. 

RECESS/ LUNCH

Physical Activity/ Tidy Thursday
Since our Gym class was cancelled today, we participated in some GoNoodle exercise and dancing activities. In addition to this we began our "Tidy Thursday" routine of cleaning out our desks and tidying up our classroom! Great cleaning job everyone! At the end of the day we presented some of our creative writing awards that we all created for each other.

AGENDA:
- Math: Pie chart, Stem-and-leaf plot and Double bar graph worksheets
- Language: Alliteration worksheets
- Read for 25 minutes
- Spelling Test tomorrow