We have now worked our way into May. May/June is the start of swimming lessons (9 long days of taking a bus to a nearby town for lessons), participating in Bird BITS, a Music Medley, a Math Day, a Celebration of Reading, and our school Tabloid Day. Although many people ask me if we are starting to wind down for the end of the school year, I just keep saying that I don't have time to slow down - we have way too much to still do!
Our Subjects (in review)... - In Math, we have worked through all of our multiplication facts from 0x0, to 10x10, as well as working on division, to see how these facts relate to each other! We are also working on our unit on Measurement. For fun, we have also been learning how to play Cribbage, using our skills in addition, problem-solving and strategy! - In ELA, we are busy with our Daily 5 program, with Word Work, Writing, Reading, ATRT (typing skills), Listening to Reading, and our TUSC time. We are doing a Roald Dahl study, reading a variety of his novels and stories. - In Science we are studying Rocks and Minerals, and looking forward to our field trip to Mariash Quarry in June. - In Social Studies, we are still traveling across Canada. We are learning about our home province, Manitoba. - Our Grade 4 to 6 classes are enjoying our collaboration time, working on the 7 Teachings. We finished our look at RESPECT (and being kind to everyone) by creating some 'thank you cards' to send out to people we respect or wanted to thank for something they have done for us. We moved on to HUMILITY in December, to appreciate what we have, but to also help others. Our two classes collected items to create a Christmas hamper for a family in need, through our local Christmas Cheer Board! We then talked about LOVE, just in time for "I Love to Read" activities in February, along with Valentine's Day! We displayed hearts, filled with people, things and activities that we love! Our next teaching was COURAGE. We created and displayed posters with either quotes that we found from others, or ones that we wrote ourselves. We moved on to HONESTY. We created masks that displayed the "face" that we show to others, and on the back, some things (words/pictures) that we don't always let others see. Our next teaching is WISDOM, where we will have an opportunity to share our talents with others. - We have also had many collaboration classes in Math, where the Grade 5/6 class has been teaching our Grade 4 students a variety of Math games.