September & October 2023
We have had a quick transition into our new year of learning and growing. We eased into routine the first couple of weeks and are now settling nicely in to our first unit of study. We are busy investigating oceans and the habitats within. This incredible group of kiddos is also enjoying our first novel Read Aloud. We started to read The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate. This novel is a recommended read for Grade ¾ and will take us some time to get through. The kids are already learning so much about compassion, captivity vs wild, and friendship. We have had some great laughs and a few tears. This read is also reminding us about the things good readers do: make pictures in their heads, make predictions, think about the characters, figure out what words mean, and so much more. In math, we are beginning with the curricular link: “Quantity is measured with numbers that enable counting, labelling, comparing, and operating.” We have been grouping and adding groups together as well as counting to twenty, and tracking the number of days we are in school. Our literacy focus is currently upon a review of the sound wall and the letters and letter groups that make each sound. We are looking forward to many science and art activities to support our learning and to help us make connections between our learning and what is happening in the world around us.