Reading - we have begun working on reading strategies with a focus of how to make ourselves better readers. We will be working with a Daily 5 routine that includes reading and writing on a daily basis for a sustained time period.
Writing - each student has been working on creating a personal newspaper to tell a little bit about themselves. It includes an all about me, a story and a book review as well as some drawings and photos.
Math - we have been looking at patterns and how to extend them. We have learned about t-tables and pattern rules.
Science - we are just beginning a unit on Habitats and Communities. To date we have looked at what organisms need to survive and the difference between need and want.
Socials - we have begun our studies in socials by looking at how an individual is part of a group and learning about facts and opinions as well as biases. We have also discussed where history comes from in terms of sources.
Health and Career - we started the year off developing a set of classroom beliefs which, along with the start matrix, help guide our behaviour. Students also had a sparkle filled lesson on germs and how their spread and why hand washing is so important.
Art - we have begun our studies combining shape and pattern by recreating St. Basil's Cathedral. Students are in progress of creating their black and white buildings which will then be mounted on shaded backgrounds.
PE - we have been focused on co-operative games and safe behaviour/movement.