Personal Narratives

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In a previous post I mentioned that the students’ personal narrative writing would be sent home soon. We have decided to use the narratives as a writing sample in our portfolios for Student-Led Conferences next week so they will not go home quite yet. ;) Please make sure you sign up for a time online to meet with us. This will be the Grade 2 students’ first time leading a conference so we hope to see you next week so they can showcase their learning.

Social Studies

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The Grade 3s have been researching the 3 land regions in Ontario. They are quickly becoming experts on pulling out the key information in the research and recording it in a chart using dot jots. This is a very difficult skill to develop and they are doing great!

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The Grade 2s are continuing to explore different holidays celebrated by their classmates. We recently focused on Diwali and the students used highlighters to identify important information about Diwali in a non-fiction text. They used a graphic organizer to record these ideas and followed up by making their own versions of rangoli.

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Positive Post-its!

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After watching the CBC news story about a Grade 3 student who started a campaign against bullying, 3-1 decided to follow in her footsteps by creating “positive Post-its” for the other grade 3 classes. The students came up with positive messages to stick on the other students lockers. As a result, the other Grade 3 classes came up with their own way to brighten our day by making a poster of positive messages for our classroom door. To watch the news story, click on the link below.

Cyber Bullying Battled With Positive Post-its

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