Fall Update

Bonjour mes amis,

We have been super busy here at school! I cannot believe we have less than three weeks left!


In Math:

We have been working on number sense, including Greater than/Less than, putting numbers in order, and skip counting!


In Science:

We finished our Water Cycle unit and have started a Forces of Motion unit. There are two kinds of forces: Contact forces, and Distance forces.

Contact Forces: Push, Pull, Friction

Distance Forces: Magnets and Static Electricity


In Art:

We created lovely fall leaves inspired by this photo!


In Français:

We have been working hard studying many different sounds and practicing our writing.

As always, any questions please ask!

Merci

Sarah

La Rentrée – Return to School

Bonjour mes amis,

We have been very busy since the return to school, but I am so glad that we are back! So far, we have been focusing a LOT on setting up routines and expectations in the classroom. Please feel free to have a conversation with your child about some of our classroom routines and how they are expected to behave. We have had quite a few NOISY days, so I am hoping that we can continue working on this and have a few quieter and calmer days going forward. Your help is appreciated!

Below is a list of the activities and subjects we have been working on, in no particular order…


  1. Science

In Science we have started our Cycle de L’eau unit (the water cycle!) We have started discussing vocabulary such as Précipitation, Condensation, Collection, and Évaporation. In the coming weeks I hope to create water cycles in jars and explore more concepts such as the sources of water and conservation of water.


2. Math

In Math, we have been working on concepts of numbers and different ways to represent numbers. We are just about to start a patterning unit. I hope to continue developing students’ number sense, and fluency of numbers 1-20 and then 1-100 later in the year!


3. Travail du Matin/Français

Each week we complete various Travail du Matin activities, including alphabet writing, word tracing and reading. We are also doing sounds of the week; so far we have done ‘A’ and ‘E’. In the coming weeks we will go through the rest of the vowel sounds, and then begin more complex sounds such as ‘OU’, ‘CH’, and ‘EAU’.


4. Social Studies

For Social Studies, we are doing a Family/Barbapapa unit focusing on our families, how families are different, and the Barbapapa cartoon family. All students have been asked to bring a shoebox to school and we will be creating a diorama of Barbapapa’s house!


5. Art

This week we will be completing our art cards! I can’t wait for you to see them!


6. Music/Fine Arts

Students have Music with Mme Cecily once a week; and Fine Arts with Mme Andrea twice a week. They have been very busy learning various songs and doing different art projects!


À bientôt! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

Merci 🙂

Welcome Back!

Bonjour and Welcome to grade 1/2!

Welcome to my virtual education blog! The purpose of this is to communicate directly with parents and students by giving them a place to find resources and a summary of in-class activities. This will be our primary communication should we have to transition back to remote learning.

Please feel free to scroll through some of the assignments I did last spring with my grade 2/3 class, and to get an idea of how to navigate this blog! For students who are eager for more challenging work, some of these activities may be of interest to them!

I hope to update this blog every couple weeks for students who may have to miss school due to being sick for several days, or for parents to see what we have been working on! As you can imagine, not all things we do in class will work well online, however I will try my best to summarize what we have been doing. Under the resources tab will also be some supplemental activities and apps for students who may be interested.

As always do not hesitate to email sadams@sd79.bc.ca with questions.

Merci!

June 22nd – Last Week of School

Bonjour mes amis,

Here are the rest of the chapters of Wonder and some activities to wrap up our Pioneer unit an art project and a Core Competency self evaluation.

Thank you SO MUCH for all of your support during all of this. I truly appreciated having such engaged and flexible parents and students. It made this whole “virtual learning” journey that much easier. I hope you all have a wonderful summer break!


1. In Class Book Reading: Optional

Here are the remaining chapters of Wonder. Enjoy!


2. Social Studies Pioneer Unit: Optional

The final step to our Pioneer unit is to stake our land and live in our new home, care for animals, and support our families.

To claim your new homestead, print the Pioneer Village Land Deed and sign to say you agree to the terms of the land deal as laid out in the Homestead Act of 1850.

Finally, “Stake your claim”: Find a spot at home or outside for the summer that is going to represent your land, where you are going to be keeping your house, and all the things you work on. Find a stake, or stick, or standing marker of some kind, and you put it on your “land.” You can put your name or a flag on it to represent you!


3. Optical Illusion Picture: Optional

Check out this unique Optical Illusion picture!

Click here to find the instructions!

Supplies Needed:

  • paper
  • pencil and eraser
  • ruler
  • pencil crayons or markers
  • optional sharpie to finish the lines

4. Core Competency Self Evaluation

If time, please have students complete this Core Competency Self-Evaluation to accompany their report card.


À bientôt! Have a great summer break!

Merci 🙂

Learning Plan June 15th – 19th

Bonjour mes amis,

This will be our Final Learning Plan! I have posted the assignments for the week, but as we still have one more week of class time (plus the last shortened week,) I may also do a blog post next Monday with the rest of the chapters of Wonder and some activities to wrap up our Pioneer unit and anything else we haven’t finished.

Thank you SO MUCH for all of your support during all of this. I truly appreciated having such engaged and flexible parents and students. It made this whole “virtual learning” journey that much easier. I hope you all have a wonderful summer break!

**Final Zoom see email for link – Monday June 15th 12:30 Optional 


1. In Class Book Reading: Optional

Please listen to the second half of Sarah, Plain and Tall, a story about a pioneer family. While the whole book is here, listen to chapters 5-9 (starting at the 24:27 mark).

I also recorded myself reading Wonder. Enjoy!


2. Math Concepts of Time –  Please email photos of completed worksheets

This week, we will be learning how to tell time! Please watch the following videos and complete the attached worksheets.

Watch the following video to learn how to tell time:

Complete the following worksheets: Write the exact time, Practice telling time, and Circle the correct timeEmail photos to Mme Adams 

Extension activity: Create your own Paper Plate Clock and teach a friend! Optional


3. Travail du Matin Worksheet: Please email photo of completed worksheet

In class, typically every morning we would start with a Morning Work (Travail du matin) activity. These worksheets are some that students have seen several times before. Each month would be a different set of activities, with repetition each day to review key concepts. Please have students complete one section per day or as convenient.

Travail du Matin June 15th -19th

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Extension activity: Try this fun Pioneer Word Search too! And this PioneerWordSearch too! Optional


4. Social Studies and English Writing – Pioneer Unit: Please email photo of journal

Last week, you and your family packed up the wagon, and you are on the road west, with hopes and dreams for your new life in a new home. You will soon be arriving in your new land, and once your land is cleared and crops planted, you will need a warm home.

Click to find out more about pioneer homes in English and en Français!

Watch this video to get an idea of how pioneers built their homes by hand.

Students should try to complete the following:

  • Journal Entry:
    • Write date at the top Monday, June 15th, 1860
    • Detailed picture and minimum 4 lines in English about your new land and the home you built!
  • Build your home:
    • Using wood, lego, blocks, popsicle-sticks, bark, moss, cardboard etc build a somewhat sturdy house
    • You decide the size of the home depending on materials, but should not exceed the size of a shoebox

Create your own journal or use these Pioneer Journey Journal Pages and print off as many as you need. Staple them together as you go each week to create a journal for yourself as a Pioneer.

Watch the following video for a tutorial how to make a popsicle-stick house!

Email completed journal entry in English, and send photo of completed house 


5. Art Father’s Day Cards: Optional

Create a cute card for Father’s Day!

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Click here to find the instructions!

Supplies Needed:

  • Trophy Template
  • paper or construction paper (preferably Yellow or Gold)
  • Construction paper in other colours for decorations
  • pencil and eraser
  • pencil crayons or markers
  • Optional sharpie to finish the lines
  • Scissors and Glue

6. Music Assignment from Mme Cecily: Home Music Gr. 2-3 Week 10 pdf Optional 

Mme Cecily has created this PDF document for students with some fine arts activities. Please don’t hesitate to contact her if you have questions or with your completed work! She also emailed it to all parents, if the above link does not work.


À bientôt! Have a great summer break!

Merci 🙂

Learning Plan June 8th – 12th

Bonjour mes amis,

For the rest of June, I will be updating the blog Monday mornings with the lessons for the week. Students not attending school can complete the lessons and optional activities posted here if convenient for your family. Students attending school will be working on similar activities with me in class. Please don’t hesitate to email me to let me know how everything is going or with any questions!

Next week’s Learning Plan will be posted at 9am Monday


1. In Class Book Reading: Optional

We have started listening to Sarah, Plain and Tall, a story about a pioneer family. While the whole book is here, listen to chapters 1-4 (about 24 minutes).

I also recorded myself reading a couple chapters of Wonder. Enjoy!

 


2. Math Measurement – Measurement using a ruler Please email photos

This week, you will have a chance to practice measuring in centimetres, millimetres, and metres using a ruler. Click here for a fun review of how to use a ruler to measure centimetres correctly.

Now with your ruler, find 3 different objects to try to measure accurately to the nearest centimetre (cm). What did you find to measure? What was the biggest object you tried to measure? The smallest? 

When we use a ruler we can measure how long, but also how wide and how high something is. Try using a box from the kitchen cupboard, like crackers or cereal and measure the length, width and height to the nearest centimetre. Write down your answers and draw each object! Email photo to Mme Adams

Next, you can practice using the millimetre! Watch the video below to remind yourself about the millimetre (mm) and for tips on using a mm ruler.

Choose 3 objects to measure in your house and write down your measurements and draw each object! Email photo to Mme Adams

Now, using a ruler outside, try to measure the height of your backyard or front yard grass in mm. Is it all the same height, or different? Next, find plants or leaves that can be easily measured in mm. Take a photo or draw them and label their length in mm and email to Mme Adams

Finally, you can practice measuring using the metre. Do you remember how many centimetres there are in a metre? Do you know how many millimetres there are in a metre?  Watch the video below to see how you could use the length of a metre to measure different distances.

If you don’t have a metre-stick or tape measure, that’s okay! Using a normal ruler, take some string or ribbon, and using your ruler measure out 100 cm (1 metre) and cut to size. Now take your string “metre-stick” and find distances to measure using a metre. Try to estimate each distance before you measure it and see how close you are. You could measure your kitchen, the garden, the distance around a big tree, the driveway, your house, your bike, your dad, etc.

Extension activity: Ask someone to help measure how tall you are! Can you estimate how many cm you are? Optional


3. Travail du Matin Worksheet: Please email photo of completed worksheet

In class, typically every morning we would start with a Morning Work (Travail du matin) activity. These worksheets are some that students have seen several times before. Each month would be a different set of activities, with repetition each day to review key concepts. Please have students complete one section per day or as convenient.

Travail du Matin June 8th – 12th


4. Social Studies and English Writing – Pioneer Unit: Please email photo of journal

Last week, you and your family packed up the wagon, and you are on the road west, with hopes and dreams for your new life in a new home. But life on a wagon trail was often difficult. Watch this video and think about some of the challenges this family faces.

Students should complete the following in English:

  • Write date at the top Monday, June 8th, 1860
  • Detailed with colour drawing of you or your wagon
  • Minimum 4 lines in English about your first few days on the trail. Imagine some challenges you might face and how you’d feel. Include any other things you and your family may have seen or done as well.

Create your own journal or use these Pioneer Journey Journal Pages and print off as many as you need. Staple them together as you go each week to create a journal for yourself as a Pioneer.

Email completed journal entry in English

Extension activity: Create your Pioneer Money Optional 

As a pioneer, you will need to have money! To start out, you will receive a $400 “grubstake,” money to start your journey west and as you begin your life in a new place. You could use this money to buy things you need to survive or for enjoyment.

Print out 5-10 copies of Pioneer Money. Cut up money into bills, and count out $400 for yourself.

After counting out your own money, place the rest of the bills in the “Pioneer Bank,” a place where you can put money in or take it out. You may want to have an adult be the banker, or you can act as the banker yourself. If you need to buy something, you pay the bank. If you earn money from working a job, the bank will pay you.

Finally, create yourself une portefeuille for your money. Create it out of paper, fold and glue or staple, then decorate it as fancy as you would like!


5. At Home Daily Four: Please email evidence of student working

In class we worked hard to create our Daily Four routine. Please help students to set a timer for 30 minutes and have them choose one of the four activities. When time is halfway over, students should switch to another activity. Please try in French.

Here is a Home Reading Log to help track evidence of student work, if needed.

  • Read to self (using EPIC app, books linked below, or books from home)
  • Read to someone (sibling, parent, grandparent, dog, etc)
  • Work on writing (practice writing stories, write a journal about their week, etc)
  • French centres (flash cards, travail du matin, hangman, oral games, Boom, etc)

Additional French Boom Cards

Additional French Books

To follow along with videos: Login at : http://livresvideo.net

username: ech1      password: lire1


6. Art Symmetry Name Bugs: Optional

Create a super unique and interesting bug using your name!

bugname

Read the instructions all the way through once before starting

Supplies Needed:

  • paper or construction paper
  • pencil and eraser
  • pencil crayons or markers
  • Optional sharpie to finish the lines

Once I have a collection of student art work, I will make a post with all of them to share with you!

We also created realistic looking ladybugs!

Extension activity: Create another bug with a family members’ name! Optional 


7. Music Assignment from Mme Cecily: Home Music Gr. 2-3 Week 9 pdf Optional 

Mme Cecily has created this PDF document for students with some fine arts activities. Please don’t hesitate to contact her if you have questions or with your completed work! She also emailed it to all parents, if the above link does not work.


À bientôt! Feel free to leave me a comment below if you’d like.

Merci 🙂

Learning Plan June 1st – 5th

Bonjour mes amis,

Wow June already! As you know, we are transitioning back to part-time school this week. For the rest of June, I will be updating the blog Monday mornings with the lessons for the week. Students not attending school can complete the lessons and optional activities posted here if convenient for your family. Students attending school will be working on similar activities with me in class. Please don’t hesitate to email me to let me know how everything is going or with any questions!

Next week’s Learning Plan will be posted at 8:30am Monday


1. Mme Adams Book Reading: Optional

I recorded myself reading a couple chapters of Wonder. Enjoy! Apologies if there are issues with video or playback quality – still learning!

Extension Activity: record yourself reading (or singing, or dancing, or playing soccer, etc) for Mme Adams to see too! Optional 

2. Math Measurement – non-standard vs standard measurement Please email photos

Everyone did such great work with multiplication, for June we are going to move on to measurement! Most students are already familiar with using a ruler to measure things, there are times when we can use different objects to measure a distance. This is called non-standard measurement:

Now it’s your turn to try some non-standard measurement (not using our metric system of cm and m).

Think about your room, or another room in your house. How could you measure the room without a ruler? What could you use instead? What unit (size of object) might make sense to use? Choose two different objects that are different sizes.

  1. Estimate (take a thoughtful guess) how many of that object would fit end to end across the room
  2. Measure the actual distance with both objects

What do you notice?

Imagine explaining to someone what the size of your room is, giving the size in the unit you used to measure i.e: my room is 13 stuffies long, or my classroom is 32 sneakers across… 

Do you think they would know exactly the size of the room? Why do you think we have standard units like cm and m that we can use to measure?

Watch the video below to practice thinking about when you would use each unit to measure a distance

Think which objects would make the most sense to measure in millimetres (mm), centimetres (cm) and metres (m)

What might you use to measure an ant? A school bus? A banana?

Go outside in nature and see what you can find, or find objects around your house or yard. Take photos if you can, or write down your ideas. Try to find one or two objects for each unit of measurement.

Extension activity: Write in your journal the answer to the following questions: What are the different metric units we use? Which is the smallest? The biggest? Optional


3. Travail du Matin Worksheet: Please email photo of completed worksheet

In class, typically every morning we would start with a Morning Work (Travail du matin) activity. These worksheets are some that students have seen several times before. Each month would be a different set of activities, with repetition each day to review key concepts. Please have students complete one section per day or as convenient.

Travail du Matin June 1st -5th


4. Social Studies and English Writing – Pioneer Unit: Please email photo of journal

Please watch the following video to get an introduction to our Pioneers unit for Social Studies and English. This will be our focus for most of June.

Imagine that you and your family are packing up for a long, hard voyage to a new and unknown land to begin a new life. This is what pioneer families who came to Canada and travelled west long ago had to do.

How did the pioneers travel? What was the journey like?

Watch these three short videos. Pioneer journeys were similar in Canada and the USA.

What might you and your family need or want for the journey? Think of some things you NEED to have (to survive), and things that would be NICE to have (for fun or comfort) for a journey that could last 4-5 months.

Students should complete the following in English:

  • Write date at the top Monday, June 1st, 1860 – remember, this is 160 years in the past!
  • Detailed with colour drawing of you or your wagon
  • Minimum 4 lines in English describing some things you are packing in your wagon for the long trip west, and how you are feeling about the trip. Are you excited? Nervous? etc.

Create your own journal or use these Pioneer Journey Journal Pages and print off as many as you need. Staple them together as you go each week to create a journal for yourself as a Pioneer.

Extension activity: Create your own covered wagon Optional 

Email completed journal entry in English


5. At Home Daily Four: Please email evidence of student working

In class we worked hard to create our Daily Four routine. Please help students to set a timer for 30 minutes and have them choose one of the four activities. When time is halfway over, students should switch to another activity. Please try in French.

Here is a Home Reading Log to help track evidence of student work, if needed.

  • Read to self (using EPIC app, books linked below, or books from home)
  • Read to someone (sibling, parent, grandparent, dog, etc)
  • Work on writing (practice writing stories, write a journal about their week, etc)
  • French centres (flash cards, travail du matin, hangman, oral games, Boom, etc)

Additional French Boom Cards

Additional French Books

To follow along with videos: Login at : http://livresvideo.net

username: ech1      password: lire1

**Please let me know how this goes! Levels are similar to GB+ like we use in class, so once you find the right level for your child, you should have lots of follow along videos available to you. I am not sure if you can download the PDF copies of the books like I can, but you could turn off the sound on the volume and read on your own.** 


6. Scavenger Hunt: Email photo of your two favourite finds

Please complete another outdoor scavenger hunt:

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Extension activity: Write in your journal, in French or in English, what else you found in your backyard or neighbourhood Optional 


7. Music Assignment from Mme Cecily: Home Music Gr. 2-3 Week 8 pdf Optional 

Mme Cecily has created this PDF document for students with some fine arts activities. Please don’t hesitate to contact her if you have questions or with your completed work! She also emailed it to all parents, if the above link does not work.


À bientôt! Feel free to leave me a comment below if you’d like.

Merci 🙂

Learning Plan May 25th – 29th

Bonjour mes amis,

This week I have put together four lessons for your child to complete on your own schedule and in a manner that is convenient for you and your family. There are some additional lessons below if you’re looking for some extra activities! Please continue to email me to let me know how everything is going!

Stay tuned for more information about online and in class lessons next week.


1. Zoom schedule for this week: Optional

This week I have organized the following activities/themes for the zooms:

Tuesday 10:30amMontre et Raconte – Students will come prepared with something to “show and tell” ie: lego creation, favourite stuffy, tell a story, something they made, etc.

Thursday 12:30pm – Écouter une histoire – Mme Adams will read a French picture book


2. Mme Adams Book Reading: Optional

I recorded myself reading a couple chapters of Wonder. Enjoy! Apologies if there are issues with video or playback quality – still learning!

Optional record yourself reading (or singing, or dancing, or playing soccer, etc) for Mme Adams to see too!

3. Math Multiplication – Using Skip Counting: Please email photo of worksheets

It seems that array’s are going really well so we are going to continue our multiplication unit. Please try to review Skip Counting by numbers 2-10 here using this Skip Counting Review worksheet. Discuss: how skip counting and repeat addition are similar? How can we use skip counting to help us with multiplication?

Please allow students to use a 100s chart to help them if they would like. Other strategies that can be used include counting blocks or tokens, counting on fingers, using scraps of paper to help with calculations, etc.

Worksheets do not need to be completed in one sitting – there are a lot of questions which can be overwhelming!

Please let me know if your child is not ready to continue on with Multiplication.

All students should attempt at least two of the following worksheets:

 

Extension activity: Multiplication Bingo Optional  


4. Travail du Matin Worksheet: Please email photo of completed worksheet

In class, typically every morning we would start with a Morning Work (Travail du matin) activity. These worksheets are some that students have seen several times before. Each month would be a different set of activities, with repetition each day to review key concepts. Please have students complete one section per day or as convenient.

Travail du Matin – May 25th – 29th


5. Biodiversity in Nature & French Writing Project: Please email when complete

Please complete the Mon Animal Idéal cumulative Science and French Writing project, as discussed in last weeks’ Zoom lesson, based on the animal students created for Science.

Students need to complete the following in French:

  • Colour title page and write name
  • Detailed with colour drawing and name of animal, circling at least 2 characteristics
  • Second detailed drawing of animal and at least 4 line written description
  • Detailed with colour drawing of habitat and at least 4 line written description

**Example animal description: The animal I created is called the Bulbus. The Bulbus is large and grey, with white and brown spots. It has four legs and a long spikey tail. It likes to eat bugs and leaves, especially large bamboo leaves. The Bulbus loves to swim and lay in the shade. 

**Example habitat description: The Bulbus lives in the tropical rainforest where there are lots of bamboo trees and bugs to eat. The rainforest is warm and damp most of the time. There are many large pools of water for swimming and drinking. To find shelter, the Bulbus will often create a den out of fallen branches and leaves. 

Email completed project in French. Use google translate to help with vocabulary and spelling if needed

Extension activity: Create a 3D model of your animal using Lego, sticks, etc. Optional 


6. Scavenger Hunt: Email photo of your two favourite finds

Please complete the following outdoor scavenger hunt:

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Extension activity: Write in your journal, in French or in English, what else you found in your backyard or neighbourhood Optional 


7. Music Assignment from Mme Cecily: Home Music Gr. 2-3 Week 7 Optional 

Mme Cecily has created this PDF document for students with some fine arts activities. Please don’t hesitate to contact her if you have questions or with your completed work! She also emailed it to all parents, if the above link does not work.


À bientôt! Feel free to leave me a comment below if you’d like.

Merci 🙂

Learning Plan May 19th – 22nd

Bonjour mes amis,

This week is a short week so I have included only four lessons for your child to complete on your own schedule and in a manner that is convenient for you and your family. There are some additional lessons below if you’re looking for some extra activities! Please continue to email me to let me know how everything is going!

Next week’s Learning Plan will be posted at 8:30am Monday Morning.


1. Zoom schedule for this week:

This week I have organized the following activities/themes for the zooms:

Thursday 12:30pm – ALL students – Biodiversity Science Lesson & Activity


2. Math Multiplication – Arrays continued: Please email photo of completed worksheet

We are going to continue our new unit on Multiplication. If your child is NOT ready to move on, please continue with worksheets from last week or email and I will send you more individualized instructions. We will be going slow and spending several weeks working on multiplication.

Students can explore how arrays can be counted by adding one number to itself (and then adding it again, and again, and again) to find the answer to the question “How many items are there in this array?”

Please watch this video learn more about how to do repetitive addition with an array:

Please complete the following worksheet Practicing Repetitive Addition

Please watch this second video to further understand how to solve questions of arrays with repetitive addition:

I  also would like students now to show me how to solve questions of arrays with repetitive addition using “Array-nbows” on the worksheet Colouring Array-nbows 

Additional worksheets can be found on math-drills.com for all kinds of math problems, including multiplication: Math-Drills.com Multiplication Worksheets

I have also linked some sets of Boom Cards for extra practice.


3. English Letter Writing Activity: Please email completed letter

How do we write a letter? Listen to the story “It Came in the Mail” below about a boy sending a letter. Look carefully at the different parts he includes in his letters.

Watch the short video below that shows and explains the parts of a letter.

For this activity, you will be communicating for a purpose. Please write a short letter in English to Mme Adams. Think about what you might want to say in your letter…

Write your letter, including the 5 different parts. You can use pencil and paper, or you can type it. Check your letter over. Does it have a heading, a greeting, lots of details, a closing and your signature at the end?

Email Mme Adams your letter written in English when you are done and wait for Mme Adams to write you a letter back!


4. Biodiversity in Nature: Please attend Zoom meeting and email completed activities

This week I have chosen to do a guided lesson via Zoom on Thursday at 12:30pm.

**Please let me know if your child is unable to attend scheduled meeting time**


5. Français Son de la Semaine “P” Please email completed written response

Listen to this story in French:

Listen really closely for all the words that have the sound “P”

Write a list of all the words that have the sound “P” en Français. Include the words you hear in the story! Pause the video and look at each page to see if you can find “P” words.

Email written response in French. Use google translate to help with vocabulary if needed

Additional Boom Son de la Semaine resources:


6. Follow along with this 30 minute HIIT workout video: Optional 

Hopefully you are all spending lots of time enjoying the outdoors, but if you are looking for a fun workout, here is a 25 minute workout designed for kids! We should be trying to get at least 30 minutes of Daily Physical Activity (DPA). Don’t forget to drink water!

 


7. Music Assignment from Mme Cecily: Home Music Gr. 2-3 Week 6 Optional 

Mme Cecily has created this PDF document for students with some fine arts activities. Please don’t hesitate to contact her if you have questions or with your completed work! She also emailed it to all parents, if the above link does not work.


À bientôt! Feel free to leave me a comment below if you’d like.

Merci 🙂

Learning Plan May 11th – 15th

Bonjour mes amis,

This week I have put together five lessons for your child to complete on your own schedule and in a manner that is convenient for you and your family. There are some additional lessons below if you’re looking for some extra activities! Please continue to email me to let me know how everything is going!

Next week’s Learning Plan will be posted at 8:30am Tuesday Morning.


1. Zoom schedule for this week:

This week I have chosen to do one big group lesson, and then another optional Zoom where I will read a French picture book aloud. Please encourage your child to attend the Science session and participate on video and listen to the conversation, even if they do not share aloud.

Tuesday 10:30am – ALL students – Biodiversity Science Lesson & Activity

Thursday 12:30pm – Optional – listen to Mme Adams read a story en Français 


2. Choose ONE of the following LEGO prompts: Please email completed activity

Please complete one of the following Lego ideas, using LEGO, blocks, or drawing!

If the photo is too hard to read, here is the full PDF. Please only choose something from days 1-11…  30 Day Lego Challenge PDF

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Optional STEM bridge building challenge: https://blog.discoveryeducation.com/blog/2016/03/23/bridges-stem-challenge/


3. Math Multiplication – Arrays: Please email photo of completed worksheet

We are going to start a completely new unit on Multiplication! If your child is NOT ready to move on, please continue with worksheets from last week or email and I will send you more individualized instructions. We will be going slow and spending several weeks working on multiplication.

To start with, students need to understand that Multiplication can be found in representations called arrays. Arrays can be found anywhere in our everyday lives. Please watch the following video to learn about arrays:

Now that students know what an array is, we need to learn about how they represent repetitive addition. Repetitive addition is a building block concept of Multiplication.

Students can now show me what they know about what they learned from watching the videos above. Please have the students write down on a piece of paper (or print and fill out the table) their own answers to the questions on this Array Worksheet.

I also would like to challenge students now to show me examples of arrays that they have found in their house, or that they can think of in real life by filling in this Examples Worksheet by either:

  • Printing the worksheet and drawing their examples in the spaces and answering questions
  • Writing down their answers and taking photos of their arrays and emailing Mme Adams 

Additional worksheets can be found on math-drills.com for all kinds of math problems, including multiplication: Math-Drills.com Multiplication Worksheets

I have also linked some sets of Boom Cards for extra practice.


4. At Home Daily Four: Please email evidence of student working

In class we worked hard to create our Daily Four routine. Please help students to set a timer for 30 minutes and have them choose one of the four activities. When time is halfway over, students should switch to another activity. Please try in French.

Here is a Home Reading Log to help track evidence of student work, if needed.

  • Read to self (using EPIC app, books linked below, or books from home)
  • Read to someone (sibling, parent, grandparent, dog, etc)
  • Work on writing (practice writing stories, write a journal about their week, etc)
  • French centres (flash cards, travail du matin, hangman, oral games, Boom, etc)

Additional French Boom Cards

Additional French Books

To follow along with videos: Login at : http://livresvideo.net

username: ech1      password: lire1

**Please let me know how this goes! Levels are similar to GB+ like we use in class, so once you find the right level for your child, you should have lots of follow along videos available to you. I am not sure if you can download the PDF copies of the books like I can, but you could turn off the sound on the volume and read on your own.** 


5. Biodiversity in Nature: Please attend Zoom meeting and email completed activities

This week I have chosen to do a guided lesson via Zoom.

**Please let me know if your child is unable to attend scheduled meeting time**

What animals can you see or hear in these videos?


6. Français Please email completed journal entry

Write at least four lines (in French or in English) about some of the things you have been busy doing at home, and draw them to show Mme Adams. Think of this like our “Pendant la fin de semaine….” journal writing we do in class. For another challenge try to write in your journal all five days this week!


7. Poké Ball Art project: Optional

To create a fun Pikachu!

Watch the video all the way through once before starting. Once you are ready to start, pause the video and rewind as much as you need to get all the details! Don’t try to go too fast!

Supplies Needed:

  • paper or construction paper
  • pencil and eraser
  • pencil crayons or markers
  • Optional sharpie to finish the lines

Once I have a collection of student art work, I will make a post with all of them to share with you!


8. Music Assignment from Mme Cecily: Home Music Gr. 2-3 Week 5 Optional 

Mme Cecily has created this PDF document for students with some fine arts activities. Please don’t hesitate to contact her if you have questions or with your completed work! She also emailed it to all parents, if the above link does not work.


À bientôt! Feel free to leave me a comment below if you’d like.

Merci 🙂