We’re Still Around!

We’re Still Around!

It’s been a while since our last post so I thought I’d let you know that we are still around, working as hard as ever!

Since their return from the Winter break, Division 3 students are…

-Reading an English novel as part of our Book Club meetings (WWII content)

-Learning how to interpret and read information texts, related to WWII (this week we’re discussing dictatorship)

-Reading many French novels as part of the Livromanie program (we’ll soon embark on a very fun adventure with another school – stay tuned!)

-Reading more English novels as part of the Red Cedar program

-Learning all about subject, predicate, subordinating conjunction, main clause and subordinate clause (we’re smart, arent’ we?)

-Learning how to use Edmodo

-Learning how to organise their time so that they can read all the books they have to read (we’ve discussed briefly what SMART really means)

-Creating beautiful murals as a way to celebrate the end of their first Book Club meetings

-Listening to fun music while creating murals (La Compagnie Créole, Money M, Les Cowboys Fringants, Ariane Moffatt)

-Learning new French expressions while listening to C’est la vie.

-Writing, revising and editing letters to “leurs amis les Québécois”

-Spending time with their Grade 2 buddies, teaching them how to use, write (and play!) with Google Docs

-Problem solving in Math (and other subject areas)

-Self-Evaluating their work on a regular basis

Unfortunately, there are not enough hours in the day and not enough days in the week. There is so much more I’d like to do but we are learning to be more efficient with our time. Transitions take longer than I’d like to but I’m hopeful. Things will get better next week as we are getting used once again to our daily routines.

On the agenda next week? Math and Science. Lots of it… 🙂

 

I leave you with a cute video. Who would have thought birds like sliding in the snow?

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2 thoughts on “We’re Still Around!

  1. Happy new year Annie and Div.3! Sounds like 2012 is off to a great start — lots of work and many exciting activities to look forward to! Leslie, Madeleine’s mom.

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