SK - May 17 /2018

This week the SKs took a different approach to their journal writing. We set up an open-ended provocation with bugs, insect-eating animals, and castles to spark their writing creativity. The SKs loved this activity - keep an eye out for more!

The children learned the characteristics of insects. We learned about living and nonliving things and the children did a cut and paste sort. We talked about the ways scientists group living things such as fish, birds, mammals, amphibians, insects, arachnids and reptiles and what distinguishes each group.

In addition to measuring with non-standard units, we have been learning proper terminology and are using the words short, long, thin and wide. We have been comparing objects from around the room.

This week in Art, the SKs designed a bubble wand using lines and shapes. These designs will be 3D printed and used to make bubbles on a beautiful, sunny day!

In Music, we started learning a song called The Nasty Spider. We also continued performing different roles (characters) and playing instruments in the story of Chicken Little.

In French, the students have been practising their play. They will be filmed next week performing their play, Boucles d’or et les trois ours.

In PSE we continue with activities around “How is my engine running?” and practising deep breathing as one strategy for changing our “engine”. Follow these links to two resources we have used in class - a song by Raffi and a song by Elmo! The students continue to add to our list of ways we like to “change our engines” - here are some of their examples: To change from ‘low’ to ‘high’ they like to run, find a friend, go outside, hear a joke. To change from ‘high’ to ‘low’ or ‘just right’ they like to play with lego, read a book, drink water, colour.

Looking Ahead
We have one more field trip planned for the SKs. We will be going to the Kortright Centre to learn about the plight of the bees on Wednesday, May 30th.

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