Despite this week being wet wet wet…the class enjoyed their recess inside!
In Writers’ this week the class continued working on writing nonfiction books. We started the week off by focusing on ‘How to write a teaching book’ (1. Think of a topic; 2. Plan (say it on your fingers and sketch across pages) and 3. Write). We tried to use our best teaching voice when planning step by step and tried imagining the questions readers might have. We practiced rereading to add information and thought carefully about where information should go. We investigated pictures in a nonfiction book and talked about what the author did and why she did it that way. Finally, we wrote, on a post-it, a goal for us to work on to improve our writing next semester. Here we are sharing our goals with the class:
In the Library the class read The Tooth Witch. Our next Library lesson will be on Halloween!
The class finished Unit 2 in Maths Investigations! Well-done! We all completed two assessment tasks; one of which we had to record pattern blocks. Most of us recorded down 19 or 15 blocks for showing as many blocks as we can and 6 blocks for showing as few blocks as we can)
The other task we had to sort a set of shapes into groups according to their attributes, glue them down and label the group.
We also completed the post-assessment for Unit 2.
On Thursday 19th October the class celebrated International Day! Look at our wonderful outfits!
We had a delicious potluck! Thank you SO MUCH to all parents for contributing and helping! The nori was definitely a highlight!
We enjoyed presentations and games about/from Pakistan, France and Spain. Thank you to our parents for sharing! We had a lot of fun.
In the afternoon Ms. Sallie and Ms. Mimi gave a very special presentation for Montessori – Grade 2 about Saint Maur, celebrating 145 years! We learned a lot!
On Friday Fun day we all wore blue!
It was a day filled with FUN Art activities. The class focused on lines, patterns and colors (warm/cool).
We all colored in popsicle sticks which will be put together to create a collaborative piece of artwork!
1G also had their first field-trip to the fire station! When we arrived, the chief fire man gave an explanation about security and showed us what it is like to be a fire man (office, bed, training room, kitchen, shower). We all got to sit in a fire vehicle, an ambulance and even try on a uniform (including Miss Gerken!) Lastly, we had an explanation about the fire extinguisher.
What a fantastic last week of school we have all had! I hope you all enjoy the October break!