Colleen's Class

November & December 2023

Well the seasons have turned!  Luckily we enjoyed the fall and had plenty of opportunities to explore our community and the surrounding nature.  We have discussed what we like and what makes our community enjoyable.  We will move into a look at community members, how we help one another, and different roles people have to make a community safe and vibrant.  Our class is also finishing up our measurement focus, and have completed many activities involving weight and comparisons.  Our next math centres will highlight geometric concepts such as identifying familiar two and three dimensional shapes, and symmetry.  Come on winter, we welcome your cozy clothes and beautiful snowflakes and we will watch to see how our community is transformed!

September & October 2023

Welcome back! We've enjoyed a great start to what is sure to be a fun and successful year.  We are happy to have returning classmates Cohen, Sukhraj, Charlie and Richard in the class this year, and are welcoming Kailani, Aria and Messiah to join us.  We have taken time to enjoy the continued sunshine while we focus intently on the mathematical strand of measurement.  Specific attention has been given to building measurement vocabulary; finding appropriate terms on devices and in PODD books, and terms that mean similar concepts.  We have measured the lengths of names by both counting letters and comparing non-standard tiling units to make posters and have been surprised when comparing and ordering visual representation of our heights.  Wow these kids are growing tall!  Looking forward to the fall, we will take advantage of the good weather and use some community walks to supplement a learning unit on Community and Safety.

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