Thursday, March 19th, 2020
Hi everyone! Hope you are safe and well. Teachers have been hard at work here at school this week preparing for continuing our learning online after spring break.
The CBE sent out a link on Tuesday with some ideas for Learning at Home:
Please remember that next week is Spring Break, and even though you have all been home for a while at this point, that you find time to have a break and have fun, while staying safe and healthy!
Please continue to support your child's learning by reading, writing, having conversations, asking questions, and even playing math games with cards!
Students can access their razkids accounts with my username of amunir1. Calgary Public Library has some really good activities available if you are looking for things to do.
Miss you all! :)
We invite all our kindergarten to grade three families to fill out our Parent Wellness survey. At CJM, we are committed to our students’ wellbeing and know that their feedback and those of their families are important to understand and will help make our school a better place to grow and learn.
This survey is for the parents of students in kindergarten, grade one, two and three to fill out. The students in those grades will continue to fill out their own survey over the coming months.
To complete the survey, please click on the following link.
Please only fill one survey per family.
World News Wednesday article link
February 18, 2020
The grade 3 classes will have an opportunity to have Scientist in School come to our class. We are scheduled to take part in the program on Tuesday, February 25. We will need 5 volunteers to ensure the success of this program. If you are able to volunteer and have a police clearance please let me know. Volunteers will be needed from 9:00-12:00.
Thank you for your continued support.
Students will have an opportunity to handout Valentines Day cards to their classmates on Wednesday afternoon. Below is a list of the members of our class. If your child is choosing to participate in this activity but please ensure that everyone in the class gets a card.
Please review these websites for social studies research.
January 23, 2020
-We have been looking at different subtraction strategies such as base ten blocks, number line, break apart. We will continue to practicing these and learning some more in the upcoming week.
-Please practice subtraction with borrowing at home using any strategies we have learned.
-We have started our new science unit of rocks and minerals. We looked at the different layers of the earth. Ask your child about crust, mantle, outer core and inner core and what each layer means and why it is important.
-We have started to look at what makes us a global citizen. Please discuss with your child what the meaning global citizen means and how we can be a good citizen of the world.
-We have been looking at the 6 traits of writing. So far we have looked at what makes a good idea and in order for it to be a good idea it needs to have enough details to keep the readers engaged and it should allow the reader to visualize. We are currently working on organizing our writing.
-We started our new novel study called the Front Desk. Please ask your child to summarize what we have read so far.
-Please remember to send in plastic water bottles (up to 500ml) for an art project tomorrow.
-Students are encouraged to read 20 mins each day.
January 8, 2020
Wishing all of the families a Happy New Year! May the new year be full of great things for all students and their families.
We started a new book called Front Desk. So far we think the book is sad but very interesting. We will be returning to the adventures of Roz in the Wild Robot Escapes later this year. -AbedalRahman, Arfan
For writing we are learning the 6 traits of writing. We have been learning the first trait which is idea. We read a book and visualized what the author is saying. We then wrote about an activity which will be descriptive enough for another person to draw about. -Aarav
We read a news article about the bushfires in Australia. We read the article and then picked out the 5Ws and H. -Prabhot, Armaan
Teamwork Tuesday September 24, 2019
We started our day with creative thinking where we wrote 10 facts about ourselves. We then wrote supporting details in our paragraphs about our community walk following the hamburger writing method. We solved a word problem where we had to find out when Isla and Javier would have the same amount of money in their piggy bank. Every Tuesday we will be solving a word problem in our Teamwork Tuesday groups. For our Teamwork Tuesday challenge with Ms. Sera and Ms. Dhesi's class we made slingshots and tested which groups went the farthest. We had to use all of our materials of 3 rubber bands, 2 popsicle sticks and 1 pom pom. We ended our day by reading our class novel of The Wild Robot.
-by the Think Tank
World News Wednesday September 25, 2019
For World News Wednesday we learned about teenagers who have phones at school. We found out about a magnetic pouch that is called Yondr in which students put their phones in so that they don't get distracted during class. -Bahaa
We had a practice fire drill. -Victini
Everyday after lunch we do silent reading. -Tala
Today for math we had to try to solve the word problem from yesterday on our own. We also did the MIPI to see how much we understand about math. -Nyariatni, Fynnian, Sahaj
Reminder to parents that we have a field trip on October 31. We are looking for six parent volunteers to join us to make this trip successful. Please submit your form letting us know if you are available to volunteer. -AbedalRahman
Thespian Thursday September 26, 2019
During creative thinking we wrote a paragraph about ourselves using the 10 facts we had written last class. -Bahaa
In math we used our Smartboard to look at patterns when counting by 2s. We looked at odd and even numbers. -Navnir
We did science today, we looked at some popular bridges and learned about their shape and how they carry load. -Piya
To start math we did mental math minuet. -Armaan
We made fortune tellers using the information we had learned about the bridges. -Arfan and AbedalRahman
Today we went to see Ms. Hinder in the Learning Commons where we heard a story called We are Alone and acted a scene of the book. We also got into partners and got words we had to sort them according to full brick or broken brick. We learned that full bricks were residential schools and the broken bricks were residential schools broken. After learning this we realized that words needed to be changed around. -Fynnian and Nyariatni
Today we got to sign out our first books from the learning commons. -Fynnian
We ended the day with reading the Wild Robot. -Prabhjot
Friday September 27, 2019
For Art Critique Friday we made Roz the robot using chalk and oil pastels. -Afran and Presley
We did our first Word Work and had a choice of 4 to write our words in. We could do it in mirror letter, rainbow letters, write it 5 times, bubble letters. Sahaj and Manmit
In creative thinking we looked at an art piece and looked at what it makes us wonder. Bahaa
Today we worked in our WIP folders to catch up on work that is incomplete. Fynian
We did writing about Roz from the Wild Robot and how she has a heart. Jibril
Mindful Monday September 30. 2019
In science we learned about suspension and truss bridges. -Jefferson
We added new information about truss and suspension bridge. We drew pictures and added details to our fortunate tellers. -Piya
Today for math we practiced increasing number pattern and we answered it using APE (answer, proof and explain). We practiced different increasing patterns using APE. -Loveleen and Bahaa
Today is Orange Shirt day. We celeberate orange shirt day because there was a student in a residential school who wore an orange shirt and they were forced to take it off and wear the uniform. We celebrate this day to reconcile and bridge gaps between the different communities and bring awareness. -Prabhjot, Nyariatni, Sahaj and Jibril
We ended Mindful Monday with doing some mindful activities. -Navnir
Teamwork Tuesday October 1, 2019
In math we solved a word problem about Mr. and Mrs. Pretti who went to a 3 movies marathon. We had to figure out how much the night cost them for the tickets and the babysitter and what time do they come back from the marathon. -Bahaa, Presley and AbedalRahman
In creative thinking we wrote about what makes us happy. -Jefferson
For teamwork Tuesday we made robotic hands that could move and pick up pom poms. We worked in our teamwork groups and came up with a plan and used our material of string, scissors, straw, tape and paper to make our hand. -Tristan, Nyariatni
We walked to school today and played at the park and went out for recess. -Justin and Armaan
For writing today we wrote about the residential schools and about orange shirt. We wrote a paragraph and to refresh our memories we watched a video. We also reflected on our experience with Ms. Hinder and the brick activity. -Loveleen, Fynnian and Sahaj
We ended our day with continuing our reading of the Wild Robot. We added to our event maps and wrote a summary using the somebody, but, then method. -Navnir
Students will be writing English Language Arts SLA tomorrow.
World News Wednesday October 2, 2019
Today for World News Wednesday we learned about a school where they only had a couple of minutes to eat their lunch and had longer class time. Some of the kids couldn't finish their lunches because they had to wait for a long time to get their lunch and when the finally got their lunch it was time to go back to class and they had to throw their food in the garbage. Students that brought lunch from home had more time to eat and those who had to get their lunch only had a few minutes to eat. -Bahaa, Loveleen, Prabhjot and Sahaj
We started the day with gym and music. We played 4 square in gym and 10 second tag. -Armaan
In writing we wrote a paragraph about being a teacher for one day and what we would be teaching. Before we wrote the paragraph we thought about what subject we wanted to teach our students then we made a plan which could be a list, mind map or steps. After the plan we wrote our paragraph about what we would teach. -Aarav, Navnir and Fynnian
We ended our day with re-doing the team work Tuesday challenge following instructions and seeing if we are more successful at completing the challenge when we have more guidance. -Kabir
We wrote our SLA for English Language Arts. Ask me about my SLA task.
Reminder to bring library books tomorrow. We will be going for a book exchange tomorrow. We are still looking for 1 more volunteer for our field trip to Fish Creek park. Please send in a note if you are interested in volunteering. -Sahaj and Prabhjot
Thespian Thursday October 3, 2019
Today for Thespian Thursday we practiced and acted out our scripts in our groups. One group came up in front of everyone and presented their scripts to the class. -Arfan and Piya
For writing today we looked at a picture from the New York Times and had to write about where would like to live when we grow up, in a city or a town. We wrote a paragraph which had a topic sentence and 3 details and a concluding sentence. -Tristan and Fynnian
In creative thinking we reflected on our Teamwork Tuesday challenge. We reflected on if it was easier to complete the challenge with instruction or without instructions. -Bahaa
We finished our birthday pages for Prabhjot, Jasreet and Presley. Some of us also worked in our WIP folders and added to the Wild Robot event map. -Tala and Navnir
In math we learned about decreasing patterns. We then got into pairs and used shakers to make increasing and decreasing patterns using a number we decided. -Willow, Sahaj and Jibril
We ended the day with reading the Wild robot. -Jefferson
Friday October 4, 2019
We started our day with creative thinking where we looked at an art piece and we had to critique it. We answered some questions about the art. -Kabir and Piya
For word work we had a choice of funky letters, pyramid and silly sentences. -Tala
We finished up work in our WIP folders. -Manmit
We finished our chapter of the Wild Robot and found out that Roz told Brightbill about his birth mother. We were flabbergasted with what happened. Ask me what Brighbill did to make us feel flabbergasted! Arfan and Nyariatni
We ended our day with an art project about different bridges. -Jasreet
Mindful Monday October 7, 2019
In gym we played a tournament of 4 squares. Today is also the first day of the monthly activity challenge. - Alexander
In math we drew an x in our visual journal and made increasing and decreasing number and shape patterns. We had to write the pattern rule. -Jibril
For mindful Monday we wrote about things we can and can't control and also talked about how we react to things. -Loveleen
In science we looked at different vocabulary words when we talk about bridges.
Teamwork Tuesday October 8, 2019
In creative thinking we wrote about what the impact is of artwork around the city. We made a list of positive impacts the artwork has and 2 negative impacts it may have. -Presley and Nyariatni
We celebrated safety week by practicing our lockdown procedures and we went on our evacuation walk. This week we will also be doing another fire drill and looking at digital safety. -Aarav
We had another challenge for teamwork Tuesday. We made the tallest structures out of a deck of cards using only scissors. We used rulers to measure how tall our structures were and for each cm we were given 2 points. Tomorrow we will be reflecting on the areas which were successful and challenging during our teamwork Tuesday challenge. -Himmat, Manmit, Arfan and Loveleen
We ended the day with continuing our reading of the Wild Robot. We also looked at the different feelings and actions Roz has. - Tristan
Reminder: Please ensure that you are appropriately dressed for the weather. We will be going out everyday unless if the temperatures fall below -20.
World News Wednesday October 9, 2019
During math we our problem of the week where had to figure out at which grade someone would become an expert if they went to school for 180 days in a year for 5 hours per day. in order to become an expert you need to be in school for 10 000 hours. We calculated and found that each year you would be in school for 900 hours. We then made a prediction on which grade we would reach 10 000 hours. After that we had to work as a team to figure out when you would reach 10 000 hours. We reviewed our strategies as a class. -Jibril, AbedalRahman and Fynnian
We reflected on our teamwork Tuesday challenge and answered two questions about our structures we built yesterday. We needed to reflect on if we were successful in building our structure and what challenge we faced during our challenge. We then calculated our points for how tall our structure was. For each cm we got 2 points. -Arfan
In our visual journals we created a journal page where we had to state, elaborate, give two example and illustrate on what is impact. -Victini
We went to the learning commons and were able to get 2 new books. We will have our learning times every week on Tuesdays. -Willow
Reminder: If you have not brought back library books from last week. Please return to exchange for new books.
Teamwork Tuesday October 15, 2019
Today we finished birthday pages for people who celebrated their birthday over the weekend. -Tristan
We finished what I am grateful for art project. -Naaf
For math, we worked on our problem of the week where we had to figure out how many minuets and hours it would take for her team to win the match. We had figure out both maximum time and minimum time for her team to win. -Alexander and Sahaj
For teamwork Tuesday we received three items in our mystery bags and we had describe the items using specific language without giving away what the item was. Once we wrote our description in our groups we presented our clues to the class and the rest of the class had to guess what was the item we were describing. -Willow and Piya
We will be going on a field trip to Fish Creek Park on October 31. Permission forms are coming home today and will be due on Friday October 18.
Fun lunch is tomorrow.
Picture day will be on October 22.
We will also be taking part in the October celebration of learning. Please practice the call back song with your child.
I love you mother nature
And we’ll be true
When you’re not near us
Oh Mother Nature we love you!
World News Wednesday October 16, 2019
We had music today we looked at patterns in rhythm. -Presley
Today for math we continued making our calendars by dividing our pages into equal squares. Ask me what strategy I used to divide my page. -Tristan
For world news Wednesday we examined a picture from the New York Times and we had to answer who, what, where, why, when and how for the picture. After making our prediction we came together and looked at the caption of the photo and found out that the picture was of a boy who lined up all night on black Friday to get a discounted t.v. and decided to take a nap in Walmart. -Himmat, Jasreet and Sahaj
We got new library books and will continue to have our book exchange on Wednesdays. -Piya
We ended our day with continuing our reading of the Wild Robot. Ask me about what happened to Roz. -Aarav
Picture day is coming up next week
Field trip forms and money are due on Friday October 18. Note: there is an error on the acknowledgment of risk form. Our field trip will take place on October 31.
Thespian Thursday October 17, 2019
We celebrated Naaf's birthday by making her a birthday page. -Aarav
In creative thinking we wrote about what rules we would make if we were the principal for the day. I wrote that kids start school at 8 am and go home at 3 pm. -AbedalRahman
For math we continued to work on our calendar. We had to finish our rough copy on a regular sized paper and when you finished the rough copy we had to include all of the days on our month and all of the special days for that month. -Prabhjot and Fynnian
After lunch we went outside and took part in the seed survival program where we learned about farming and took part in centers. One of the centers was to plant sunflower seeds and had to cover it with the lid with our names on it. Another center was where we had to look for fossils in different rocks. -Kabir
We looked at the characters of the Wild Robot like Roz, Chitchat and Mama Bear. -Justin
Field trip forms and money are due tomorrow. -Naaf
Make sure you to go on the seed surviver website to learn more about how to take care of your sunflower seed. -Arfan
Mindful Monday October 21, 2019
In writing we learned about one of the 4 S's of writing. wrote specific sentences about a sentence that Ms. Munir wrote on the board. We had to use adjectives to add details to our sentences. - Piya
In creative thinking we had a number for the day which was 43 and we had to write in words, add and subtract 10 and add and subtract 5. We also had an opportunity to make a word problem with the 43 as the answer. - Bahaa
We finished our calendars for math. Ask me about information I added on my calendar.
Picture day tomorrow, don't forget your smiles!
Field trip forms and money are due.
Teamwork Tuesday, October 22, 2019
For creative thinking we had to figure out the magic number that was in each row, column and diagonally by adding the three numbers together. We found that the magic number was 15 because every time we added the three numbers we would get 15. -Navnir and Victini
Today for math we did our problem of the week. We had to figure out how old Marty's grandfather and mother was. We knew that Marty was 10 years old and his grandfather was 7 times his age and his mother was half of his grandfather. We figured out that grandfather was 70 years old and mother was 35 years old. -Tristan and AbedalRahman
We looked at Austin's butterfly where Austin was asked to draw a scientific image of a butterfly. He first drew the butterfly by thinking of what it should be like without looking at the pictures. His classmates gave him specific feedback to improve his drawing. He did the drawing again and was given more feedback and he did made 3 drafts. Finally his butterfly looked like the actual. -Presley and Sahaj
Today we looked at drawing techniques for drawing structures. We used simple lines and drew the Lotus temple. We will go back and look at our original structures and will look at drawing them accurately. We then colored the background using watercolor. -Fynnian
Today was picture day. After our pictures we had the opportunity to meet an author named Marty Chan. He showed us magic tricks and shared stories about his books. Ask me about different things he shared with us. -Tala
World News Wednesday October 23, 2019
In creative thinking we wrote about if an imaginary box arrived to their house with their name on it what would be in the box and why. -Jefferson
In math we looked at different word problems using our calendars. For example starting from Ms. Munir's birthday how many days will it be to Easter. -Loveleen
In our visual journals we wrote about things that impact quality of like such as hospital. -Manmit and Taranjot
Thespian Thursday, October 24, 2019
Today we had our celebration of learning! We shared the different parts of our learning like our nature cookies, poems and sang our Oh Mother Nature call back song. Everyone did a wonderful job! -Alexander and Piya
We used ipads to draw structures and made a second draft like Austin's butterfly using the specific feedback we received from our peers. -Armaan and Sahaj
For creative thinking we wrote about different strategies to use if someone was bothering you. We then came together and came up with what 1, 2, 3 or 4 writing would look like. Himmat and Piya
We ended the day with practicing and rehearing our readers theaters scripts. -Nyariatni
Teamwork Tuesday October 29, 2019
In creative thinking we wrote about which super power we would have and how we use it and why. We then shared our super powers in a sharing circle. -Willow
In math we did the problem of the week where we had to figure out the total time Lindsay took her dog out for a walk. We then had to figure out how many minutes more she needed to walk on Sunday to equal to 6 hours of walking. -Sahaj
Today in math we learned how to tell time. We looked at the biggest hand which is for minutes and the smallest hand is for hours and the fastest moving hand is for seconds. -Aarav
For teamwork Tuesday challenge in our groups we looked at the map of the school and write directions for a control marker. We had to use our orienteering mapping skills to help create the directions. -AbedalRahman, Fynnian
Library book exchange is tomorrow. Bring back library books.
Field trip will be on Thursday. Please dress appropriately to spend majority of the day outdoors.
Pumpkin carving contest will be on October 31. Bring in carved pumpkins and completed contest form to school to take part.
Mindful Monday November 4, 2019
In creative thinking we wrote about our weekend using specific verbs. -Prabhjot
In math we learned about measuring using a meter stick. We used the meter sticks to measure different things around school. We learned that there are 100cm in a meter and 1000mm in a meter and there are 10mm in 1cm. - Kabir and Piya
In the afternoon we finished our activity of control marker from our Orienteering booklet. We drew pictures of different things that humans have developed such as houses, pathways, roads,signs, bridges and fences. -Tanveer
We also looked at the difference between our basic needs, needs for a good quality of life and our wants. We compared the similarities and differences between these.
Library book exchange will be on Wednesday.
Thespian Thursday November 7, 2019
In creative thinking we reflected on our week and what we have been successful at and what we found difficult and our overall view on the last two weeks.
In Social we learned about trade and how countries import and export. We learned that import means receiving natural resources from other countries and exports mean sending out natural resources. In Canada we export lumber, fish, beef, pork and oil. Import means when we receive natural resources from another country. Such as cars, avocado, bananas, fireworks, cocoa beans. We also learned about natural resources which are resources that are found in nature such as trees, animals, fossil fuels. They are used by humans for different purposes.
In math we set up our accounts on ClassCraft. Ask me how we will be using this in our class.
For Thespian Thursday we acted out our favorite scenes from the Wild Robot and presented it to the class.
Remembrance Day assembly will be tomorrow at 10:30. Parents are welcome to attend the assembly.
No school on Monday.
Teamwork Tuesday November 12
In creative thinking we reflected on our weekend. We also added the reasons why members of our family decided to immigrate to Canada. -Aarav and Bahaa
In our visual journals we compared renewable and non-renewable resources. We also added different products that come from renewable and non-renewable resources. -AbedalRahman
For math we learned about perimeter and played a game about perimeter and area to understand it better. We also did the problem of the week where we looked at how big the strands of light were for Hunter to cover his house. We had some information and we needed to figure out the missing lengths. -Prabhjot and Nyariatni
We also finished our 4s of writing. We looked at show don't tell where we had to rewrite the sentence the sun set using show don't tell. We used the other three Ss (specific, strong verbs and sensory details) to help write show don't tell. Kabir and Piya
Picture orders are due Thursday.
Bring back the note signed by parents by tomorrow.
Book exchange tomorrow
Thespian Thursday, November 14, 2019
In creative thinking we wrote a setting using the 4 Ss of writing. We needed to paint a picture in the readers minds. -Tanveer
We continued our reading of the Wild robot and worked on our I am poems. We looked at the different qualities Roz had that were robot like or human like. - Justin and Kabir
For Thespian Thursday we did improv skits of a scene in the Wild Robot. Ask me what improv is. -Naaf
In math we looked at the different values of coins. We looked at the differences and similarities between them. -Nyariatni
Mindful Monday November 18, 2019
For math we pretended that we would be traveling to the city of our structure and we needed to figure out the cost of traveling their with our group and we need to find different things to do their. We would then need to see if we were within our budget. -Piya
We worked on Navnir's birthday page. -Navnir
We worked on our research for our structures. We were using the iPads and looking at information about quality of life for the city of our structures. We looked shelters, public art, libraries, public spaces, schools and parks- all of these factors help us determine the quality of life in our city. -Victini
Teamwork Tuesday November 19, 2019
Today we creative thinking we looked at the medicine wheel and what physical, mental, emotional and spirituality looks like for a student. -Tristan
For math we worked on the problem of the week where we had to calculate if Henri had enough money to purchase a tablet. The cost of the tablet was $260. He got some money for his birthday and we needed to figure out how much more money he needed. He also got allowance of $8. We then needed to figure out how many weeks it would take him to be able to buy the tablet. -Tala
We ended the day with reading the Wild Robot. We made predictions of how the book will end. We then worked on our event map of Roz's journey in the book. -Fynnian
World News Wednesday, November 20, 2019
For creative thinking we wrote about how the budget cuts are going impact us as students and how we feel about it. -Loveleen
We read an article about different schools and what they have like whiteboards, chalkboards and desks. We looked at windows and how they were big and now they are small. -Manmit
We annotated the article and looked at the difference between schools in the past to that of the present.
We made posters for the zones of regulations and different strategies to help us. You have to tell about your zone and the different strategies. -Armaan
We watched a videos of the rights of a child and discussed the different rights we have as children. -Himmat
Mindful Monday November 25, 2019
In math we talked about different ways to make a value of coins. We had to figure out 3 different ways of finding a value.
We also continued our planning for our structures and got feedback from our peers to improve on the design.
Reading give it a shot begins today. Please see below to download the tracking sheet.
Please bring in materials for building our structures. We will begin building tomorrow.