Monday, January 16

In English, we worked on our journals. This week’s journal entry was “What would you do it all the electricity in the world just stopped?” We are working on giving more detail and description in our responses.

For Math, we go to do a little book shopping. Each student was given $25.00 (sadly, it was pretend) to buy three items from a book order. They first had to look up what the cost was with Ontario tax and then find the total cost. Following that, they worked out how much money they would have left over.


Friday, January 13

How was your Friday the 13th?

In English we continued work on descriptive writing. This time we brainstormed descriptive words about a mouse. We then worked on ChromeBooks with partners to transform “I saw a mouse” into something with much more detail and description. I hope to share some of the writing soon.

In Math we continued our exploration of counting money. We looked at how different amounts of coins can make the same total amount of money.

NOTE: English book orders were sent home today. They are due Wednesday, January 18.

Wednesday, January 11

For Math, we continued working with money. This time we worked with Canadian bills: $5, $10, $20, $50, $100. We did our best come up with ten different combinations that equalled $75.

In English, we started work on descriptive writing. We looked at the following site:

I Made Tea

We clicked on the words and watched a short and simple sentence transform into a very descriptive passage.  We then used ChromeBooks and worked in partners to transform our own simple sentences into a very descriptive piece of writing.

Tuesday, January 10

It looks we are in for a very snowy evening!

In Math we practiced mental math strategies in our “Number Talk”. Today’s focus was adjusting a number in a subtraction question to make it easier. For example, 20 – 16 could be adjusted to 20 – 15. Then take away one more.

We then worked on calculating the total cost of two items using coins. My students sure enjoy working with money; even if it is school play money!

In Language Arts, we practiced our Word Wall words and then wrote our first journal entry of the year. The topic is goals for 2017.

Monday, January 9

Welcome back!

It was great seeing everyone once again following our break.

In Math we reviewed counting with money. We worked on finding different combinations of coins to make the same total amount.

In Language Arts we added 10 more words to our Word Wall. Then, after reading, we prepared our journals for our first entry of 2017.

We also started a new book. It’s called Frindle and was written by Andrew Clements.

My time at Iran

By Aileen

In December 20 at 11 pm me and my mom took Turkish air line and fly to Istanbul in Turkey it was very Long fly it took us 9 hours to get there . After we get there we took subway and we went in the city of Istanbul and spend few hours there after we back to Airport and we took the airplane to Iran , Tabriz. It took us 2 hours to get Tabriz. In the airport all my mom and dad side family writing for us. But it was 1 o’clock am and we were so tired. We went to my grandmother house and we sleep. Next day everyone came to see us and we gave them a gift that already we bought from Canada. Iam still in Iran and having good time with my family. I wish you Merry Christmas and a happy new