Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Our first 2 weeks

We have had a pretty jam packed first two weeks that included an afternoon when the school had to close because of the water supply being disrupted.  

We have been learning about the different types of sentences (statement, question, exclamation and command). 
We have been learning to identify different types of sentences, as well as rewrite questions into statements and vice verse.  All this work is going to help us when we are reading instructions and questions, so we can determine exactly what we have to do.  It is also going to help us when we are writing and answering questions.  We have been practicing using the question in our answering statement so that the reader knows what we are writing about.
We will be looking at questioning as a reading strategy next.

In maths we have been learning about place value.  We have been creating a place value resource to help us practice naming big numbers and we have been learning to write numbers in an expanded form.  This will help us later with addition and subtraction, as well as strengthen our understanding of our base 10 math system.

We have been looking at the story The Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl. We have been creating some enormous crocodiles of our own. We can't wait to get them up on the wall.  Photos coming soon.

We are also close to completing our first homework projects.  We have been looking at the Sochi Olympics - finding information about countries that are competing.  These projects are due Friday 14th February.  We needed a bit of extra support to get them done, so we have been using the ipads and laptops in class today to get all the research information we need.  Some projects are already up on the wall - photos to be posted asap.

We have been learning more about STRIVE.  We have had a review of Self Awareness, Thinking, Respect, Integrity and Excellence.  We are practicing using these values at school and in our daily lives.

This week we got to learn and practice some tennis skills.  We had a great time, but it was hard to keep control of that tennis ball!

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