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Room 17

April 2017

           March was a busy month with field trips and parent teacher conferences. The students kept busy learning new math strategies such as adding using place value and fractions. We have been having a great time participating in the Sharing Dance program and have been starting to learn a new dance. The students are currently researching animals from the Arctic as we go more in depth into our Canada's North unit.  We have also spent time learning about how fossils are made and the different types that can be found!

            We are creating great writing these past months and continue to work on applying different reading strategies to help us grow as readers!  In these upcoming months, we have more field trips to look forward to and hopefully hot weather!

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February 2017

             January was a great start to 2017! The students were hard at work, continuing to create wonderful writing and beginning to learn about rocks and minerals. The students have been practicing their letter writing by sending friendly notes to their pen pals! Their smiles light up when they get mail! In math, we are beginning to look at fractions as well as continuing to study multiplication and place value.

            This month we will be continuing to learn about Canada's Northern Region.  The Engaging Fusion sessions will also be starting this month and students will have the opportunity to look at the art of photography in more detail.

            ​We would like to remind you that this month is I Love to Read month and we will be participating in many fun and exciting reading activities!  Remember to try and read 20 minutes each evening as it is great practice.​

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November 2016

November has been a very busy and eventful month! Each classroom had an opportunity to make their own Remembrance Day wreath which was displayed at the assembly.  The students read many stories on the importance of Remembrance Day and were able to write to Veterans through Post Cards of Peace to show their gratitude for all they have done. 

Our forces unit (magnets, gravity, etc.) has been a blast so far and the students were able to showcase what they learned by making their own game, toy or maze that used magnets!  Other classrooms came in to play with their creations and it was a true success.  We will also be learning more about Canada and the provinces as well as beginning to practice for our winter concert!  In math, the students will be continuing to work on their skip counting through practice and song!  We will continue to practice telling time as well as our building our multiplication strategies. Lastly, we are really focusing on reading strategies and how they can help us really understand what is happening in a story or text.  Thank you to all who made it out for Parent Teacher, it was a great success!

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Friday, May 27th, 2016

 

              Zoo Field Trip

       This past Friday, the students of room 17 ventured out to the Assiniboine Zoo, dressed for any weather coming our way!  Even though it rained at some points, it didn't put a damper on any of the excitement.  We started out the morning touring the Journey to Churchill part of the zoo and the students were given their own digital cameras to capture every moment! They were taking pictures from a bird's eye view and a worm's eye view but also trying to capture anything exciting in between!  We really lucked out when we went to see the polar bears as they were swimming in the water above us and were being so playful!  After lunch we ventured out in the rain to check out the dinosaur display.  The dinosaurs were awesome and the kids were so excited to be able to see them up close and learn more about each of them.  Overall, the day was a real success!

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May Newsletter

                April has passed by quickly and we are now anxiously awaiting the beautiful weather!  We have been lucky to go on some fieldtrips which include our class trip to the Manitoba Museum where we were introduced to our light unit by watching a show in the planetarium before making our very own kaleidoscopes!  The afternoon was spent independently exploring the Science Gallery which is always the best part! Recently, we also went as a school to the Centennial Concert Hall to see two different youth symphonies perform.

                We have been working with fractions and how they apply to real life experiences while continuously learning and practicing our mental math strategies.  We will begin to look at measurement in the upcoming weeks and investigating the length, width and height of different items around our classroom using standard and non-standard measurement tools.  The students have been working on short stories they planned with Karin Adams and are excited to be able to work with her again in the upcoming weeks.  Their creativity is very evident in how they are carrying out their stories and I can't wait to read them when they are finished!  The month of May will hopefully be full of warm weather and a fun learning experience at the zoo!    

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              March was a busy month with our first field trip and parent teacher conferences. The students kept busy learning new math strategies such as adding using place value and fractions. We were able to go see a neat short film through the Freeze Frame program that the students thoroughly enjoyed.  The students completed research on a specific continent in small groups and created great visuals to represent all of their findings.  We also looked at what parts of the world our clothing comes from and marked them on our world map.  We realized some of our stuff sure makes a long journey to get to us!  We also spent time learning about structures and creating types of joints that are key to keeping our buildings up against harsh weather conditions!      

            We were lucky to have a real-published author come into our classroom, Karin Adams, to graciously show us how she plans out her ideas before writing a book.  We came up with our own ideas and began to make story boards in our classroom.  In these upcoming months, we have more field trips to look forward to and hopefully hot weather!

 

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February 24th, 2016

Pink Shirt Day

     On Wednesday, February 24th, Mulvey School got together to show their support against bullying by wearing PINK! Room 17 discussed the topic and the change that we would like to see in the world when it comes to bullying and came up with our own great anti-bullying slogans!  Bully- free starts with me!

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I LOVE TO READ MONTH

             February sure flew by! The students continued learning about the different continents around the world as well as their own country, Canada.  We have also dived into learning about structures and are currently creating some of our own using various materials.  The students have been working hard on number patterns, solving for pattern rules as well as creating their own to solidify their learning. I love to read month has come to an end and the students were able to enjoy many different activities based on reading!  Remember it is very important to practice reading every night for atleast 20 minutes.  We are looking forward to seeing you at parent teacher conferences next month!

 

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            January was a great start to 2016! The students were hard at work, continuing to create wonderful writing and beginning to learn about materials and structures. The students had just finished studying Robert Munsch, a favourite author, and practice their letter writing by sending him letters! We were very excited when he wrote us back this month and even included a short story with some of our names in it. In math, we are beginning to look at different types of patterns and creating some in class as well as continuing to study place value.

            This month we will be continuing to learn about different parts of the world as well as practicing our story writing. We would like to remind you that this month is I love to read month and we will be participating in many fun and exciting reading activities!  Remember to try and read 20 minutes each evening as it is great practice.

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March was a busy month full of field trips and parent teacher conferences. The students kept busy learning new math strategies such as thinking addition to subtract and fractions.  We were able to go see an amazing film through the Freeze Frame program that the students thoroughly enjoyed and couldn’t stop talking about.  We also were lucky to have a guest visit our classroom to tell us stories about Canada’s North and show us things like animal furs, tools, and art.  We were really lucky to have the opportunity to hold and see all these things up close. We will bring our Canada’s North unit to an end by visiting the Manitoba Museum for a field trip early this month.
This month we will be working hard creating our short films through the Engaging Fusion experience.  We are currently creating our puppets and sets in order to film our movie after Spring Break. The students can’t wait!

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On Thursday, January 29th at 9:30 am, our class participated in a very exciting art opportunity alongside the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa. We took part in a Distance Learning program offered to elementary students delivered via webinar in our own classroom!  The interactive program got students discussing a range of artworks while we explored curriculum-linked themes. The students saw pictures of the National Gallery and then a series of art pieces in which we discussed questions like: What do you see? How do you know? What evidence is there in the pictures? etc.

The students loved looking at the beautiful museum as well as famous paintings and artists.  They continued to talk about the experience throughout the day and many showed a high interest in visiting the museum in the future!

 

 
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