This week we attended a WITS assembly and learned some steps to deal with conflict. WITS stands for Walk away, Ignore, Talk about it and Seek help.
Found out that each of us is a teacher and a learner (even Mme Hawtree) We learned that each of us has things we can teach to others, and we are encouraged to be teachers as well as learners.
We worked on learning our vowels. We talked about A, E, I, O. We read little books for each letter, and learned a song for each one.
We continued to played with the colors vert(green), rose(pink), violet (purple), noir (black), brun (brown)
We learned that all stories need a character and created our own characters. We also learned that even though we can't write like a grown-up yet, we can still be authors of our own stories if we use the words and letter sounds we know, and pictures to write a story.
We also went to the garden to finish putting it to bed for the winter. We had fun digging around and we even found a worm! Some of us knew some facts about worms that we shared with the class.
What a wonderful week. We had a whole bunch of fun at the Pumpkin patch on Monday.
On Tuesday we carved pumpkins with our big buddies.
On Wednesday we invited the whole school to visit our pumpkin path. We made and handed out tickets, Counted out pumpkin seeds and handed them out and we collected over 200 lbs of food for the food bank.
Thursday we had fun with Halloween centers, music, a Halloween parade around the school and we did a great job performing for the grandparents at Westwood.
We are continuing to make a book a day for our friends in the classroom. We are beginning to connect numbers, quantities and the written number. We are practicing seeing, and recreating patterns. We are also learning the letter names, and sounds. We are starting to use the French words we know to communicate.
Here are something we are working on now.
I can understand simple instructions in French.
I can use the French I know to communicate with others.
I can count to 10 in French.
I can say the letters in my name.
I can write my name using upper and lowercase letters.
I can connect numbers to groups of objects.
I can ask questions about what I am learning.
I can use my imagination to create new things.
I get ideas from others.
I am a communicator who listens and shares my ideas.
I get ideas when I play.
I can keep trying even when things are tricky.
I can resolve simple conflicts with others.
The farm, the Royal Victoria Museum and a walk in the wind. We had a very busy short week.
On Monday we went for a walk in the wind to see if we could find any signs of fall yet. We collected some leaves and other nature objects and went back to class to see how we could use them to create art work.
On Tuesday it was Dot Day. We learned that even though we don't always feel like we are good artists, or writers, or climbers if we make a start, try it and see were it takes us we can make and do wonderful things. We had lots of fun painting a dot painting too. They are posted in the hallway outside out classroom.
We had our first virtual field trips this year and learned how some Indigenous people used the plants and animal to make their lives better. We saw a pit house and lots of different animal carvings.
We are continuing to work on learning our letters. Some of us are working on learning to write the letters in our names. We are learning to write the special person's name everyday. We have been making them a special book with a picture of them in it. We also worked on learning to print the letters A and B this week. We are working on remembering that when we write our letters we start at the top. We are also working on remembering the name and sound of each letter. In math we are counting to 10 and sorting objects.
We are working on learning feeling vocabulary (triste (sad), content (happy) , fâche (mad) calme) and the seasons automne, hiver, printemps, été . We also learned a new song gratitude song. Our school theme this year is about gratitude. We drew a gratitude tree and thought about all the things we that we were grateful for.
Merci, merci pour ma famille (thanks for my family)
Merci, merci pour mes amis (thanks for my friends)
Pour le pain et les fruit aussi (for bread and fruit too)
Merci, merci, merci, merci (thank you, thank you, thank you)
We had a great visit to Paynter's market this week. It was fun to see the Alpacas and eat an apple straight from the trees.
We also picked and tasted Kale and parsley. We learned that different kinds of fruit trees have different leaves.
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