Here are a few links to some excellent resources to help you support your child’s learning at home.
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.
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!
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.
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.