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
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6. Art Symmetry Name Bugs: Optional
Create a super unique and interesting bug using your name!
Read the instructions all the way through once before starting
- 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.