We are starting our student-led conferences this week! I am so excited to have the opportunity for students to bring their parents into our classroom to show and demonstrate their learning. To get ready, we decided to practice a student-led conference with some acting “parents” in our class.
Which is your favourite station to show?
If you could add a station to the conference, what would it be?
We are learning about money in math and what better way to understand how to use it than to create our own stores! We each came up with a store, created 5-10 items, and then sold them to our classmates using the paper money we had. Check out the commercials we made to promote our stores:
Come and see our concert for the final show tonight at 6:00pm! Students have been practising hard to remember acting lines and class songs. We are excited to present Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer to you! Here is a sneak peak of a few pictures:
Pedagogy is the science and art of education. Here is a collection of some of my personal highlights over the past two years at our school. I am so pleased to be back at our school again in the fall :)!
Two performances of our Christmas Concert, Christmas At The Zoo, will be performed tomorrow, Tuesday, December 17! One show at 11:00am and the other at 6:30pm. Students have put in a lot of time and effort practicing for our big show, so please come and check it out! Food Bank donations will be accepted at the door.
Students need to attend both performances. Please bring your child to the school at 6pm.
Here is a sneak peak of the art set up around our gym…
We’ll entertain you with traditional and new Christmas carols sung by our students in kindergarten – grade 3! Hope to see you there 🙂
Our class, along with Mrs. Taggart’s grade 2 class, recently explored a learning sequence on the book Feathers and Fools.
Throughout this sequence, we focused on powerful questioning and predicting. The final task involved writing in role as the baby swan or peacock to show what life was like for them on the first day they were born. Mrs. Taggart and I were so impressed with our students’ participation in these activities. Here are a few samples of some of the activities we did:
“I hatched out of my egg and felt the breeze of the soft wind coming to my wet feathers and I tried to make my way to the peacock…” (Parker)
“I pecked my way out. It was a hot day on the day I was born. It was quiet, a little too quiet. I was curious why there wasn’t any more of me. And then I saw it. There was something over there. Could it be? Another swan? I waddled over there as fast as my little legs could carry me…” (Eden)
Why did Mrs. Taggart and I pick this story to read to you?