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In room 5 we have been working on establishing routines. We have Daily 5 in both Math and Literacy. The purpose of Daily 5 is to establish independent work habits. The students have been working very successfully.
In literacy we have been focusing on reading strategies. The students are focusing on comprehension strategies. We have practiced “Check for Understanding “ and a parent sheet will be sent home with students.
In Math we are working on the “big idea” that all numbers can be taken apart and put together in different ways. Students chose from the following goals: Building compatible pairs, building standard and non-standard numbers, and building numbers with a variety of manipulatives. Please ask your child what goal they are working on.
In Social Studies we have been focusing on Geography. The students have done some basic mapping skills and learned about geographical regions of Canada. One thing that students noticed was that Canada has a lot of Rocky areas. This led to our Science exploration of Rocks and Minerals. The students became geologists. They took their excavation tools and explored rocks around the school yard. This has led to our first Inquiry. The students are curious about how rocks are formed. We will take the month of October to continue our understanding of Rocks and Minerals.