We have been loving listening to Robert Munsch read his stories at our Listen to Reading station during the Daily 5 stations. This has been helping us learn to read with expression. Check out the tab above to see some of his awesome read-alouds. Today we each got to choose our own Robert Munsch book to take home. Happy Spring Break reading!
Which Robert Munsch book did you choose?
Which Robert Munsch story is your favourite that we have listened to?
We have been enjoying the story of “One Smile” and how it relates to the kindness boomerang video.
Mrs. Carriere came to help us learn about this story. Here are some of the connections we made:
This fits in perfectly with our celebration of RAK Week (Random Acts of Kindness) and is a good lead up to Pink Shirt day next Wednesday, February 22. Stay tuned to see how these kindness boomerangs have inspired us to do something of our own 😉
What is a kindness boomerang?
What acts of kindness do you like to do for others?
Students have been working hard to learn how to code their own ping pong game by pair programming. One student is the driver (i.e. the coder) and one student is the navigator (i.e. makes suggestions). Students will change roles throughout their coding time and work together.
We have also been having success with students taking on leadership roles and helping other groups in the class. Check out some of our games below:
What is the trickiest thing you found when coding your game?
We have not quite finished the book yet, but when we do, we will be sure to watch the movie! This weekend a play of Mary Poppins is being performed by a high school in a neighbouring city.
Do you think the movie will be different or the same as the book?
What do you think about Mary Poppins being able to talk to the twins and animals even though everyone thinks they can’t talk? Why can’t Jane and Michael (or any grown-ups) talk to animals anymore like Mary Poppins thinks they used to?
We are testing out a new app in our class – Epic! Books for Kids. It is free to try out at school and kids can access it on their computers and devices at home, too. Click here for more information.
Students can check out and read thousands of books on this app, rate and recommend books to their friends. Each student gets a personalized library to browse. Books can also be read to the student using this app.
Which books have you read on Epic?
How do you think we can use this app in our class?
If you haven’t tried Epic yet, which books do you like to read in our classroom or library?