Field Trip - Community Spring Walk
On Tuesday, we had the perfect day for our Spring Walk! Students were so excited to explore their local community and enjoy the hot weather. Students got to explore their environment through a five senses scavenger hunt where they had to check off things they heard, smelled, tasted, touched, and saw. Students also made connections to other field trips this year; for example, some students tried to find various types of seeds they learned about at the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary.
This week, we reflected on our Spring Walk and made connections between what we saw during our walk and the Needs of Plants. Students did some sketching of plants in their school environment and explored for various species of plants. We also finished our Tomatosphere investigation and concluded Seed J were regular tomato seeds and Seed K were the seeds from space! Each student got to bring home their seedling and will hopefully continue to take care of their tomato plants!
In preparation for their “Trip to Iqaluit” stories, students brainstormed how to make a story interesting and engaging for their readers. Students came up with:
This week in math, students solved real world math problems within small groups and whole group discussion. Students also participated in reciprocal teaching, which is where other students teach their peers how they solved the problem. Students had the opportunity to be the teacher and come up to the board and explain their solution to various problems. This strategy not only gets students public speaking and using math vocabulary, but it also provides students an opportunity to see various strategies to solve the same problem. Next week, our class will start our measurement unit!
This week students continued their exploration on Inuit culture. Students pretended they were going on a trip to the city of Iqaluit and researched things like the current weather, how long it would take to travel their, and how much it would cost. Students then had to decide what they would bring for clothing, as well as what they would see and do while they were visiting. Students also compared and contrasted how their own culture was different or the same as Inuit culture. Some students noted that their cultures music also feature drums and special types of dances. Others commented on how Inuit people’s diets are focused around meat and fish which was very different from their vegetarian diet. As a class, we discussed the importance of learning about other cultures in Canada and how it is important to respect and appreciate each others unique ways of life. Lastly, students finished their Ted Harrison inspired Inukshuk Art which is now a bright and colorful addition to our classroom!
Picture Day Photo forms are due Wednesday, May 23rd. Fun Lunch is on Thursday, May 24th. We are no longer accepting forms therefore if you did not send in the yellow form and payment, please send a lunch on Thursday for your child.
Enjoy the long weekend!
Room 9 & 11 will be sharing their learning every Friday.