Find information about general class activities, “what we did today” blogs, examples of student projects, reminders, and general resources that parents or students might find useful. Upcoming events are in our calendar.

Weekly Schedule

Monday: Library
Tuesday: 
Wednesday: Walking Wednesday
Thursday:                                     
Friday: Dismissal at 11:50am

Reminders:

1. Photo retakes will be on Nov. 4

2. Swimming forms went home last week.  

3. Friday Letters: Please write a letter back to your child and return it by Friday of the following week - thank you :)

4. We are collecting recycled materials for the students to create a game using a magnet.  Please send in materials (e.g., cardboard, metal) for your child to share with the class.  They will be sharing this magnet game with their buddies in kindergarten. 

5. If you have earbuds or headphones that can be kept at school, please send them in as your child will be using them during literacy centers. 



Leonardo da Vinci Sketching and Triangle Math Problem

We looked at artifacts today and sketched and wrote our wonders about them.  What is an artifact?  What did I sketch today?  What do I think it was made of?  What do I think it was used for? Was it man-made or made by a machine?  In math, we had to work in a group and create shapes using 4 triangles - but there were certain rules we had to follow (see below).  Can I draw the shape we came up with?  What did we call the shape?


Tens and Ones, Plain vs. Detailed, and Nova Scotia

In math message today, we looked at using tens and ones blocks to add two-digit numbers together.  Can I show you how to do this at home (see the questions we worked on below).  In writing, we read the story a "House for Hermit Crab" and discussed how the crab felt that his shell was "plain" and wanted to add more "details" to it.  We then practiced adding details to a plain rectangle house (see below what we came up with).  We compared this to our writing.  What details did I add to my writing today so that it wasn't plain?  We continued our Canada journey and took the ferry to Nova Scotia today.  What did I like doing and seeing in Nova Scotia?


Math Message, Magnets, Rekenreks and Writing

Can I show you how to solve the math message this morning (see the animal leg question below)?  How many different ways could there be?  In writing today, we looked at different reading samples from other students in grade 1, 2, and 3 and discussed how you can usually learn something about the author based on their writing.  For example, we said that the author of Dogman is probably really funny or people that write about sharks probably love learning about sharks.  What did I write today?  What could my readers learn about me?  We learned a new game in math using the rekenreks and a deck of cards.  Can I explain how to play?  Most of us finished up our magnet centers today.  Can I describe the centers to you and what I learned?  There were 5 centers.  

Newfoundland and Labrador, Math Message, Literacy Centers and Rekenrek

We started our journey across Canada today and visited many different places in Newfoundland.  Can I show you where this province is on a map?  What is the capital city of Newfoundland?  What were my favourite things that I saw on our pretend "visit"?  Our math message was about balancing the scale today.  How did I solve the answer so that my scale was balanced? (see one of the problems we worked on below).  We learned how to use a rekenrek today.  Can I explain how I use it and how many beads are on each row and what is the total?  What is an easy way to know this?  See the pictures below as I can easily make one at home to help me solve math fact problems.  We started literacy centers today.  What are literacy centers and why do we do them in our class?  What centers did I try out today?


Math Message, Stoplight Problem, and Facts about Leonardo

At first most of us thought there were 10 triangles but then we looked a bit closer.  How many can you find?  We then worked on the stoplight problem and had to find the different ways to arrange the stoplight using the three colours red, yellow, and green.  Can I show you this at home?  How many ways are there?  We continued to learn about Leonardo da Vinci and created a page in our visual journal with facts that we know about him.  What did I write?

Leonardo da Vinci

We learned about Leonardo da Vinci today.  We discussed some of his inventions and looked at his sketch book.  What were some of his inventions?  How did he use nature to help him invent?  Did he get to build his inventions?  How did he write in his journal and why?  Can I show you how to do this at home?  What famous painting did he do?  Why is it important for us to learn about Leonardo's story?

Math Message

Can I show you how I solved this today?  Can I explain my strategy to you?  We loved hearing all the different strategies that our friends use in class - some of them we never even thought to solve it that way!


Trip Across Canada, October Poem, and Magnet Centers

We are excited to start our journey across Canada (this is a pretend trip!).  See below for some of the questions that we discussed today.  What was our October poem about today?  What did I draw?  Can I explain the difference between a 1, 2, and 3 for our drawings and pictures (see the picture below).  What magnet centers did I do today?  What was the question I had to answer at that center?  Our math message today was about the different ways to make the answer 10.  See the examples below that the students came up with.  Can I try to find some different ways at home?


Cube Nets, Math Message and Magnet Centers

Can I show you the different ways that I can make 9?  The answer is 9 so we needed to show all the ways that we can make 9.  See some of our examples below.  We continued to work on magnet centers today.  What centers did I work on today?  When we finish our magnet centers we are going to create our own game using magnets and then we will share it with our kindergarten buddies.  We are starting to collect materials for this: cardboard, tin cans or other metal objects.  Can I tell you what "attract" and "repel" means?  We got to explore with the squares shapes and tried to make as many different nets that would make a cube.  How many different ways did I make?  See below what this looked like.  Miss McNabb will be away Friday and Monday.  Miss Brandt will be in for her. 


Terry Fox Run, Rekenreks and Magnet Centers

We had a wonderful day for the Terry Fox Run.  As of this afternoon we had raised just over $1000 so thank you to our Evergreen families!  Our class was able to raise $70!!!!  How many laps was I able to run today?  Did I run with my buddy today?  How did I challenge myself when I was starting to get tired?  During math message today we used a rekenrek for the first time.  How many beads are on it?  How can this help me with adding and subtracting?  What makes it easy to count to the beads (Hint: the colours are in groups of what?).  We started our magnet centers today.  What centers did I do?  What did I learn?


Magnets, Terry Fox and Bubblegum Brain

What were the types of magnets that we learned about today?  We got to go to the "Science Room" and were pretty excited about that!  When we finished creating our magnet page in our visual journal we got to go around and explore to find out what magnets are "attracted" to.  What does "attract" mean?  What objects did I notice magnets were attracted to?  We are ready for our Terry Fox Run tomorrow and are going to run with our buddies.  We watched a video (see below) about Terry Fox and then wrote about his story.  What did I write about him?  The story we read today was called "Bubble Gum Brain" (you can watch the youtube video of the book below).  Can I tell you a way that I used my "bubblegum brain" today? Check out our math messages below.  Can I explain what strategy I used to add up the dots in the ten frames (hint: it doesn't involve counting all of the dots individually).


https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BzyHYZgMz8



Brain Pockets

We read "Your Fantastic Elastic Brain" today and discussed how making mistakes and learning new things helps our brain to stretch and grow.  We also got a giant brain to "brainstorm" about different ideas that we could write about.  We will use this Brain Pocket to help us think of ideas for our future writing.  What did I write under each pocket?  Can I think of some more ideas with you that I can add to my pocket?

Save 20 Math Game

We learned a new math game called Save 20.  All you need is 5 dice and a partner or two and something to write the score on. You get 3 chances to roll a total of 20 or lower. If you roll more than 20 than you get a score of 0!!  If you roll 20 or less than you get that score.  The highest score wins or you can play to whoever reaches 100 first.  On your second and third attempt at rolling - you can choose to keep some of the dice and just roll one or two of them.  Can I show you how to play this at home?  This is a really good game for us to practice adding to 20 and it teaches us to use strategy in the game. 

Math Message:

Can I show you the different ways to make 14?  What way did Ms. McNabb make it today?

Friday letters came home today.  We can't wait to share them with you.  


SOGO

We had a wonderful morning in Fish Creek Park doing SOGO.  How many times did I go around the loop.  Can I tell you what these symbols mean on a map?  What was challenging about this week?  What was my favourite part about SOGO?


Math Message, Brain Hats and Kindergarten Buddies

We started our morning math message today.  What strategies did I use to solve  the problems?  Can I explain how I did it to you?  How does the game "Guess My Way?" work?  Can I show you the different ways to make 12?  We learned about the different parts of the brain and then made our brain hats.  Some of us finished them and took them home today and some of us are still working on them. We continued to work on our shape math centers and worked on sorting shapes different ways.  Can I sort different shapes at home?  In the afternoon we met our Kindergarten Buddies and read books with them.  What is my buddy's name?  Don't forget to check the weather tomorrow morning as we will be running in Fish Creek Park for the morning.


Learned and Failed Writing

What did I write today about a time that I learned something and a time that I failed?  What did my partner say?  What stations did I do at SOGO today?  We did a lot of "ketchup" today and completed work from the last two weeks.  Was I able to finish all of my work?  What do I have left to do?  


Fixed Mindset and Growth Mindset

We read the book called "The Most Magnificent Thing".  What happened in the story?  This

started a discussion about the difference between fixed and growth mindset.  Can I tell you the difference between the two?  What would be something that I would say if I had a "fixed mindset"?  What would I say if I had "growth mindset".  Tomorrow we are going to be writing about a time when we learned something new and the steps we took to learn that.  We are also going to be writing about a time that we failed and how that made us feel.  Can I discuss these two things with you at home so that it will help me when it is time to write about it?


SOGO adventure running

Here is a link describing the running program that we will be participating in next week.  Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable clothing. 

Our schedule is the following:

Monday and Tuesday (field) 8:45 - 9:45

Thursday (Fish Creek Park 9-12)

http://www.sogoadventurerunnin...

Self-portraits

What is the difference between sketching and drawing?  We used our fingers to feel the different parts of our face and the shapes so that we could sketch our self-portrait. We can't wait to show you them during the Open House.


Classroom Journalists

We practiced being journalists today and interviewed a person that we don't know that well in our class.  What is an interview?  Who did I interview and what did I learn about him/her?  We then took those interview answers and wrote about our friend and will be making a classroom book "All About Us".

Dare to Care

We had a company called Dare to Care come to our school today.  We learned the difference between a conflict and bullying.  Can I explain the difference to you? 


Ways to be a Friend

We created a page in our visual journal about the ways that we can be a friend.  What did I write?  In math we continued on with our math centers...what centers did I do today?  Can I tell you some of the 3D shapes that I have been learning about?  We read a poem called "It's September".  What is the poem about?  What did we do in music and gym today?


Canada Map

We talked about the 10 provinces and 3 territories in Canada and then we coloured and labeled each on a map.  Can I show you that I know where the provinces and territories are on a map?


Hopes and Goals

We read the story "This School Year Will be the Best".  The story can have some silly ideas as well as some serious ideas.  We talked about our hopes and goals and brainstormed some things that we were hoping would happen this year and what our goals are.  What did I write for my 3 silly hopes?  What did I write for my two serious hopes?  You can watch the book on youtube below. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sByRm6EPSzU


Shape Centers 

Can I explain the centers that we started today? 


2D Shape Review

Can I tell you what these shapes are below?  Do I know how to spell them?  What is the difference between a side and a vertice?  We had music - what game did I play today?  In gym we learned how to play twister using different body parts and hula hoops around the gym.  We also got to go to the learning commons (library) for the first time this year and we signed out 2 books.  We will be going every Monday but students are welcome to exchange books throughout the week as well. 


Welcome to Grade 2!!!

WOW!  We have had a wonderful start to grade 2!  We have learned all about the Zone of Regulation.  Ask me what feelings go in each colour: red, blue, green, yellow.  We learned how to line up and clean up using 1-2-3.  What does this mean? We read a poem all about chicken soup.  What did I draw for my picture to show that I understand what the poem means?  We've read many books this week as well and our favourite has been Chester so far - he's a silly cat!  We watched two Mystery Doug's about mushrooms and Pluto.  Can I tell you what I learned?

Don't forget - early dismissal on Fridays!



Miss McNabb

Find information about general class activities, “what we did today” blogs, examples of student projects, reminders, and general resources that parents or students might find useful. Upcoming events are in our calendar.

Weekly Schedule

Monday: Library
Tuesday: 
Wednesday: Walking Wednesday
Thursday:                                     
Friday: Dismissal at 11:50am

Reminders:

1. Photo retakes will be on Nov. 4

2. Swimming forms went home last week.  

3. Friday Letters: Please write a letter back to your child and return it by Friday of the following week - thank you :)

4. We are collecting recycled materials for the students to create a game using a magnet.  Please send in materials (e.g., cardboard, metal) for your child to share with the class.  They will be sharing this magnet game with their buddies in kindergarten. 

5. If you have earbuds or headphones that can be kept at school, please send them in as your child will be using them during literacy centers. 



Leonardo da Vinci Sketching and Triangle Math Problem

We looked at artifacts today and sketched and wrote our wonders about them.  What is an artifact?  What did I sketch today?  What do I think it was made of?  What do I think it was used for? Was it man-made or made by a machine?  In math, we had to work in a group and create shapes using 4 triangles - but there were certain rules we had to follow (see below).  Can I draw the shape we came up with?  What did we call the shape?


Tens and Ones, Plain vs. Detailed, and Nova Scotia

In math message today, we looked at using tens and ones blocks to add two-digit numbers together.  Can I show you how to do this at home (see the questions we worked on below).  In writing, we read the story a "House for Hermit Crab" and discussed how the crab felt that his shell was "plain" and wanted to add more "details" to it.  We then practiced adding details to a plain rectangle house (see below what we came up with).  We compared this to our writing.  What details did I add to my writing today so that it wasn't plain?  We continued our Canada journey and took the ferry to Nova Scotia today.  What did I like doing and seeing in Nova Scotia?


Math Message, Magnets, Rekenreks and Writing

Can I show you how to solve the math message this morning (see the animal leg question below)?  How many different ways could there be?  In writing today, we looked at different reading samples from other students in grade 1, 2, and 3 and discussed how you can usually learn something about the author based on their writing.  For example, we said that the author of Dogman is probably really funny or people that write about sharks probably love learning about sharks.  What did I write today?  What could my readers learn about me?  We learned a new game in math using the rekenreks and a deck of cards.  Can I explain how to play?  Most of us finished up our magnet centers today.  Can I describe the centers to you and what I learned?  There were 5 centers.  

Newfoundland and Labrador, Math Message, Literacy Centers and Rekenrek

We started our journey across Canada today and visited many different places in Newfoundland.  Can I show you where this province is on a map?  What is the capital city of Newfoundland?  What were my favourite things that I saw on our pretend "visit"?  Our math message was about balancing the scale today.  How did I solve the answer so that my scale was balanced? (see one of the problems we worked on below).  We learned how to use a rekenrek today.  Can I explain how I use it and how many beads are on each row and what is the total?  What is an easy way to know this?  See the pictures below as I can easily make one at home to help me solve math fact problems.  We started literacy centers today.  What are literacy centers and why do we do them in our class?  What centers did I try out today?


Math Message, Stoplight Problem, and Facts about Leonardo

At first most of us thought there were 10 triangles but then we looked a bit closer.  How many can you find?  We then worked on the stoplight problem and had to find the different ways to arrange the stoplight using the three colours red, yellow, and green.  Can I show you this at home?  How many ways are there?  We continued to learn about Leonardo da Vinci and created a page in our visual journal with facts that we know about him.  What did I write?

Leonardo da Vinci

We learned about Leonardo da Vinci today.  We discussed some of his inventions and looked at his sketch book.  What were some of his inventions?  How did he use nature to help him invent?  Did he get to build his inventions?  How did he write in his journal and why?  Can I show you how to do this at home?  What famous painting did he do?  Why is it important for us to learn about Leonardo's story?

Math Message

Can I show you how I solved this today?  Can I explain my strategy to you?  We loved hearing all the different strategies that our friends use in class - some of them we never even thought to solve it that way!


Trip Across Canada, October Poem, and Magnet Centers

We are excited to start our journey across Canada (this is a pretend trip!).  See below for some of the questions that we discussed today.  What was our October poem about today?  What did I draw?  Can I explain the difference between a 1, 2, and 3 for our drawings and pictures (see the picture below).  What magnet centers did I do today?  What was the question I had to answer at that center?  Our math message today was about the different ways to make the answer 10.  See the examples below that the students came up with.  Can I try to find some different ways at home?


Cube Nets, Math Message and Magnet Centers

Can I show you the different ways that I can make 9?  The answer is 9 so we needed to show all the ways that we can make 9.  See some of our examples below.  We continued to work on magnet centers today.  What centers did I work on today?  When we finish our magnet centers we are going to create our own game using magnets and then we will share it with our kindergarten buddies.  We are starting to collect materials for this: cardboard, tin cans or other metal objects.  Can I tell you what "attract" and "repel" means?  We got to explore with the squares shapes and tried to make as many different nets that would make a cube.  How many different ways did I make?  See below what this looked like.  Miss McNabb will be away Friday and Monday.  Miss Brandt will be in for her. 


Terry Fox Run, Rekenreks and Magnet Centers

We had a wonderful day for the Terry Fox Run.  As of this afternoon we had raised just over $1000 so thank you to our Evergreen families!  Our class was able to raise $70!!!!  How many laps was I able to run today?  Did I run with my buddy today?  How did I challenge myself when I was starting to get tired?  During math message today we used a rekenrek for the first time.  How many beads are on it?  How can this help me with adding and subtracting?  What makes it easy to count to the beads (Hint: the colours are in groups of what?).  We started our magnet centers today.  What centers did I do?  What did I learn?


Magnets, Terry Fox and Bubblegum Brain

What were the types of magnets that we learned about today?  We got to go to the "Science Room" and were pretty excited about that!  When we finished creating our magnet page in our visual journal we got to go around and explore to find out what magnets are "attracted" to.  What does "attract" mean?  What objects did I notice magnets were attracted to?  We are ready for our Terry Fox Run tomorrow and are going to run with our buddies.  We watched a video (see below) about Terry Fox and then wrote about his story.  What did I write about him?  The story we read today was called "Bubble Gum Brain" (you can watch the youtube video of the book below).  Can I tell you a way that I used my "bubblegum brain" today? Check out our math messages below.  Can I explain what strategy I used to add up the dots in the ten frames (hint: it doesn't involve counting all of the dots individually).


https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BzyHYZgMz8



Brain Pockets

We read "Your Fantastic Elastic Brain" today and discussed how making mistakes and learning new things helps our brain to stretch and grow.  We also got a giant brain to "brainstorm" about different ideas that we could write about.  We will use this Brain Pocket to help us think of ideas for our future writing.  What did I write under each pocket?  Can I think of some more ideas with you that I can add to my pocket?

Save 20 Math Game

We learned a new math game called Save 20.  All you need is 5 dice and a partner or two and something to write the score on. You get 3 chances to roll a total of 20 or lower. If you roll more than 20 than you get a score of 0!!  If you roll 20 or less than you get that score.  The highest score wins or you can play to whoever reaches 100 first.  On your second and third attempt at rolling - you can choose to keep some of the dice and just roll one or two of them.  Can I show you how to play this at home?  This is a really good game for us to practice adding to 20 and it teaches us to use strategy in the game. 

Math Message:

Can I show you the different ways to make 14?  What way did Ms. McNabb make it today?

Friday letters came home today.  We can't wait to share them with you.  


SOGO

We had a wonderful morning in Fish Creek Park doing SOGO.  How many times did I go around the loop.  Can I tell you what these symbols mean on a map?  What was challenging about this week?  What was my favourite part about SOGO?


Math Message, Brain Hats and Kindergarten Buddies

We started our morning math message today.  What strategies did I use to solve  the problems?  Can I explain how I did it to you?  How does the game "Guess My Way?" work?  Can I show you the different ways to make 12?  We learned about the different parts of the brain and then made our brain hats.  Some of us finished them and took them home today and some of us are still working on them. We continued to work on our shape math centers and worked on sorting shapes different ways.  Can I sort different shapes at home?  In the afternoon we met our Kindergarten Buddies and read books with them.  What is my buddy's name?  Don't forget to check the weather tomorrow morning as we will be running in Fish Creek Park for the morning.


Learned and Failed Writing

What did I write today about a time that I learned something and a time that I failed?  What did my partner say?  What stations did I do at SOGO today?  We did a lot of "ketchup" today and completed work from the last two weeks.  Was I able to finish all of my work?  What do I have left to do?  


Fixed Mindset and Growth Mindset

We read the book called "The Most Magnificent Thing".  What happened in the story?  This

started a discussion about the difference between fixed and growth mindset.  Can I tell you the difference between the two?  What would be something that I would say if I had a "fixed mindset"?  What would I say if I had "growth mindset".  Tomorrow we are going to be writing about a time when we learned something new and the steps we took to learn that.  We are also going to be writing about a time that we failed and how that made us feel.  Can I discuss these two things with you at home so that it will help me when it is time to write about it?


SOGO adventure running

Here is a link describing the running program that we will be participating in next week.  Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable clothing. 

Our schedule is the following:

Monday and Tuesday (field) 8:45 - 9:45

Thursday (Fish Creek Park 9-12)

http://www.sogoadventurerunnin...

Self-portraits

What is the difference between sketching and drawing?  We used our fingers to feel the different parts of our face and the shapes so that we could sketch our self-portrait. We can't wait to show you them during the Open House.


Classroom Journalists

We practiced being journalists today and interviewed a person that we don't know that well in our class.  What is an interview?  Who did I interview and what did I learn about him/her?  We then took those interview answers and wrote about our friend and will be making a classroom book "All About Us".

Dare to Care

We had a company called Dare to Care come to our school today.  We learned the difference between a conflict and bullying.  Can I explain the difference to you? 


Ways to be a Friend

We created a page in our visual journal about the ways that we can be a friend.  What did I write?  In math we continued on with our math centers...what centers did I do today?  Can I tell you some of the 3D shapes that I have been learning about?  We read a poem called "It's September".  What is the poem about?  What did we do in music and gym today?


Canada Map

We talked about the 10 provinces and 3 territories in Canada and then we coloured and labeled each on a map.  Can I show you that I know where the provinces and territories are on a map?


Hopes and Goals

We read the story "This School Year Will be the Best".  The story can have some silly ideas as well as some serious ideas.  We talked about our hopes and goals and brainstormed some things that we were hoping would happen this year and what our goals are.  What did I write for my 3 silly hopes?  What did I write for my two serious hopes?  You can watch the book on youtube below. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sByRm6EPSzU


Shape Centers 

Can I explain the centers that we started today? 


2D Shape Review

Can I tell you what these shapes are below?  Do I know how to spell them?  What is the difference between a side and a vertice?  We had music - what game did I play today?  In gym we learned how to play twister using different body parts and hula hoops around the gym.  We also got to go to the learning commons (library) for the first time this year and we signed out 2 books.  We will be going every Monday but students are welcome to exchange books throughout the week as well. 


Welcome to Grade 2!!!

WOW!  We have had a wonderful start to grade 2!  We have learned all about the Zone of Regulation.  Ask me what feelings go in each colour: red, blue, green, yellow.  We learned how to line up and clean up using 1-2-3.  What does this mean? We read a poem all about chicken soup.  What did I draw for my picture to show that I understand what the poem means?  We've read many books this week as well and our favourite has been Chester so far - he's a silly cat!  We watched two Mystery Doug's about mushrooms and Pluto.  Can I tell you what I learned?

Don't forget - early dismissal on Fridays!



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