News from Room 208
The school year is quickly coming to an end, but some of our most exciting activities are just beginning! For example, the students are in the process of opening their very own "flower shop" as part of our drama centre activities. The children are also busy making their very own wrapping paper, cards and flowers to name just a few of the things that they are doing. We are also planning a trip in the near future to the Beaches Library to watch a play. Stay tuned for more updates on these fun and exciting events!
Now with the nicer weather arriving, we will be able to enjoy additional outdoor play time. We plan to bring out the bubbles, sidewalk chalk, balls and sand toys to enjoy time playing outside. Proper footwear is essential! As the weather gets warmer, many children like to wear flip-flops. Just a friendly reminder that flip-flops are not the safest footwear for outside play. Please make sure your child still has a pair of running shoes for playing outside. Also, the weather can change quickly. Having layers of clothing to put on or take off ensures your child's comfort during the day.
Our First Mystery Reader!
Message to our mystery reader ....
The Juniors will continue writing numbers to 10, and the seniors up to 100.
The children worked very hard last month learning about the various Canadian coins and their values. When you are shopping and need to pay for something using cash, ask your child to help you find the coins you need. Seeing the importance of what they are learning by applying it in their everyday lives makes their learning more meaningful and enjoyable. If your child has a piggy bank and you find that you have some spare change at the end of the week, ask your child to identify the coins. Perhaps if they get them right, they can put those coins in their piggy banks!
This month, the students will also be able to apply their knowledge of money by learning how to make change in our "flower shop" which will be opening soon! "Working" at the "flower shop" will also allow the students more opportunities to practice their addition and subtraction skills.
In the weeks ahead, we will also be looking at starting a new unit on "Probability" - the kids will be introduced to learning more about the concept of chance and differing outcomes.
In Science, we have been investigating the signs of Spring. We have been learning about the various parts of a plant and what they need to grow. We have planted some bean and pea seeds and are looking forward to planting more as the weather continues to improve.
Young artists painting still-life art.
Students helping to create classroom garden.
Kelly and Bobby recording what they see in the classroom garden.
The students are using their magnifying glasses to record their own "wondering" questions about the celery experiment.
Students decorating their plant book.
Students recording their findings about the celery experiment.