May 21, 2018
After spending the last couple of weeks focusing on how our school and classrooms are organized and strategies that we can do to solve problems, we are now concentrating more on organizations and finding ones that we feel a connection to. This will hopefully inspire the students when they start preparing for their own summative project next week.
We had a really good coffee meeting on Friday, May 18. After a few words from Ms. June, we discussed what assessment looks like in the classroom and then the parents took part in an activity where they practiced self-assessing and peer-assessing, while the teachers walked around and formatively assessed how well the members of each group were collaborating with one another.
Several G7 students visited on Friday afternoon to talk about an organization/group that they have started. They did a very good job of presenting information about how many children in the world don’t get to go to school and it sparked an awareness in some of our students.
This week’s learning engagements include:
UOI – Tuning In– What Makes an Organization Successful
Language Arts – Guided reading, poetry, rhyming
Math – Rounding; Time
May 29– Student-led conferences
May 30– G3 Field trip to KidZania
May 31– Character Dress-Up Day for Grade 3 (Dress up as your favorite character from a book)
June 13th– End of School Concert / Last Day of School