Students are continuing to brainstorm ideas for their city blueprint and what are necessities to create a sustainable community. They are excited about their upcoming field trip to the Calgary Tower as they will get a birds eye view of how the city of Calgary is organized!
This week our science was surrounding Earth Day which is coming up on Sunday April 22nd. As our class won't physically be together on Earth Day, they had the idea of celebrating it over the past couple of days! In connection to our social studies city planning project, we looked at ways on how we can make our city clean and green. Students researched different types of pollution including air, soil, and water. We also learned what our carbon footprint was and came up with a list of ways as to how we could reduce our carbon footprint to help preserve our planet. Students each chose 3 things they could do in their daily lives to reduce their carbon footprint. Some ideas students discussed were:
Lastly, as a class we did a watercolor paint activity where each student got assigned a letter that they got to design and paint a design on. After they letters were dry and cut out, students were to solve what all these letters spelt. Their clue was the "three R's to help save our planet!" Students realized the secret message was: REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE.
This week students made an acrostic poem about Spring. First students had to imagine their five sense and how they relate to spring. Students mentioned hearing birds chirping, smelling cleanly cut grass, seeing the change in colors, and feeling the warmth of the sun on their skin. After completing a rough draft in their reflection journals, students are now in the process of completing their final copy which they can bring home next week.
In Grade 1, students are starting their investigation of subtraction. They are answering the questions like what is subtraction, what does it look like, and how can we solve it? Students are learning a variety of strategies we can solve subtraction equations as well as building their math vocabulary with words like minus and difference.
In Grade 2, students are doing subtraction without regrouping in Ms. Smith's class through games and hands-on learning.
Thank you to all of the parents who came out to support our Math Fair! It was a great night filled with games, problem solving, and popcorn! For the parents that were not able to attend, here are the two games the students learned and the instructions so you can play at home!
Field Trip Reminders:
On Monday April 23rd, we are going to the Calgary Tower! Volunteers, please arrive at Room 9 for 9:15am to meet your groups!
On Tuesday April 24th, we are going to the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary! Volunteers, please arrive at Room 9 for 8:45am to meet your groups!
Please ensure your student has indoor shoes, snacks, and water!
Can't wait for a fun-filled week of field trips! Enjoy the long weekend!
Room 9 & 11 will be sharing their learning every Friday.