This Week At School – Week 5 – 2015-2016

This week at school we started a few new projects and we started to look at what we are learning, why we are learning those things, and how we are know that we are doing good work.

Some key events that happened this week:

Circuit Exploration – Students were given the opportunity to build their own circuits and experiment to learn the difference between series and parallel circuits. We also used a few different kits available to see how they worked. Students were encouraged to share their learning on posters and asked to fill out their task book with their discoveries. One of the stations was the Circuit Scribe, which is a pen with conductive ink and modules such as lights and switches used to draw various circuits.  The kids loved it. If you are interested in it, you can find it online at http://www.circuitscribe.com/

Kindness and Compassion – In religion, we started talking about kindness and compassion. We talked about  We watched the music video for the song Do Something by Matthew West. We are going to be making our own music video about things we can do to show kindness and compassion.

“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience” – Colossians 3:12

Here is our board from last week about things we should say more often:

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Math – We are just finishing up our unit on whole numbers to a million. We will be moving on to operations later next week after we do our reflection.

Social – Students are in the process of planning and designing their floats for their chosen province or territory. Next week we will be working on how to give feedback to each other to help improve their designs. We will then be building the floats and presenting them to the other classes.

Language Arts – We are continuing to work on our paragraph about the person we admire. We are also continuing the reading strategies during our read aloud of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.

As always, please do not hesitate to contact me by leaving a message at the school or by emailing me.

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