Our whole K-3 school has been learning about solar energy this month. Tonight we are hosting a POPS (Parents of Primary Students) Night at our school to show off our learning. The night will have a nonfiction focus and each classroom will have different activities. Our class will be featuring the solar ovens that each student has made. We roasted some tasty s’mores on Monday and hope to do another snack again before they go home!
Watch these videos and then comment in the padlet below! Click for Sun song: I’m So Hot! and Frank the Photon.
What does nonfiction mean?
How did your solar oven work? Did you do anything to improve it?
We are celebrating Family Literacy Week at our school. To promote literacy at our school our generous PAC donated a new book to each student in our school! Our class each got a fairy tale book. We are excited to start making a bitstrips comic to create our own mixed-up fairy tales!
Which fairy tale book did you choose?
How are you going to mix up your fairy tale?
How can you celebrate Family Literacy Week?
We have been learning all about the arctic this month in Social Studies. Ms. Sorenson brought in some interesting things for us to check out from her family, including a polar bear claw and a whale’s tooth! Mrs. Keiver has been sharing stories about the Inuit people and also about polar bears.
What was your favourite thing that Mrs. Sorenson brought in?
Which part of “Growing Up Arctic” have you liked the best? Penguin or Polar Bear? Or would you like to see the Walrus or Seal?
Our class has started our weekly skating with Mrs. Sharpe’s class. We set up stations around the ice to work on our skating skills and then have a free skate at the end.
Which station is your favourite?
What would you like to learn during our skating time?
Today we were introduced to Boomwhackers! We learned that the different colours and different lengths of boomwhackers made different sounds. We got to play along to a rhythm pattern today and Mrs. Kostiuk was very impressed! This will be a great way to get us ready to play recorders in the spring.
We had our second Recognition Assembly today. Ethan (making a funny face) was the MC from our class.
Check out this great song that the grade 2’s performed today about solar energy. It will be an awesome song for us to learn for our school’s Green Games project. Click Solar Power Rag for the words.
How do you think Boomwhackers will help us learn to play recorders?
Are you excited about our solar projects? What do you think will happen with our solar ovens next week?
We are starting the year off with new word work groups. Here are this week’s words for each colour group:
For ideas to practice your words check out the Word Work tab at the top of the page.
What is your favourite word work activity?
Do you have any tricks to remember spelling?
To ring in the new year our class thought about some things we would like to learn and experience in 2016. We’ll see you back at school on Monday, January 4. Be sure to check out our hallway bulletin board!