This week students learned about different ways of measurement such as length, height, capacity, and time. Students explored various tools to measure length such as blocks, rulers, and bingo chips. We discussed precision and how to make accurate measurements. Students also investigate the ideas of weight and balance using scales.
This week students started learning about new community in Canada, the Saskatchewan Prairies. Students participated in Saskatchewan Yoga, where students had to copy poses that represented aspects of Saskatchewan, such as farming, tractors, grain elevators, and bridges. Students got to "explore" the city of Saskatoon through books, videos, and Google Maps. Students compared the differences in weather and land between Calgary, Saskatoon, and Iqaluit.
We also continued our discussion on community and students explored their various roles and responsibilities in each community. As a way to demonstrate their understanding, students were split into groups to present a skit about their ValleyView School community. In their groups, students had to prepare a script and presentation about who belongs to their school community and what students, teachers, and principals need to do to be apart of the community. Students really enjoyed working as a group and be able to act in front of their peers!
Students have started their Small Crawling and Flying Bugs unit! They created fingerprint art of various bugs like ladybugs, ants, spiders, and caterpillars. They went outside to explore their surroundings to find various bugs in their environment. Next week students will learn about spiders including their habitat, adaptations, and fun facts!
Please hand in your forms and payment for the Granary Road field trip on June 6th. We are still looking for 4 volunteers so please sign up if you are available!
Room 9 & 11 will be sharing their learning every Friday.