The WITS in Our Class by Lane

Once upon a time there was a boy he lived in Ottawa. He went to school. He was in grade 1. He liked it especially his teacher Mrs. G. one day he had a fight with Loui. Loui was hurting him but then the boy remembered his WITS. Walk Away, Ignore, Talk it Out Seek Help- then the boy walked away and then the boy never got bullied again. THE END

This story was written and published by Lane during our Daily 5 Literacy Activities. Please feel free to post a positive comment about Lane’s story!

Luv2 Groove in 1/2 NG

IMG_0672[1]We had the first of 3 dance workshops today! The students came to life, moving and grooving to the beats! We will be learning a routine for a special kind of dance called “FUNK”. Here are a few pics of us in action! One student told me repeatedly throughout the afternoon “I just love dance!”

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Science Update

The grade two students have recently finished their unit on Liquids and Solids. We had lots of fun testing our boats to see if they could carry a load. When building the boats students had to apply their understandings to think about the best materials for their boat (i.e. materials that would absorb versus materials that repel). ¬†The grade ones finished their unit on Energy by finding an “Energy Gobbler”- Energy Problem at ALC and designing a poster to help resolve the problem. We had several mini-lessons about the important features of a poster and the grade ones tried to incorporate these ideas into their finished products.

Here are a few of our boats and posters! We have started our next unit of study: Materials, Objects and Structures in grade one and Movement and Simple Machines in grade two.

A boat that would not sink!

A boat that would not sink!

Going, going, gone! We talked a lot about balance as we tested our boats.

Going, going, gone! We talked a lot about balance as we tested our boats.

 

Projectors are in high use at ALC! Leaving them on can waste a ton on energy!

Projectors are in high use at ALC! Leaving them on can waste a ton on energy!

 

 

We enjoy using technology to research, practice skills and to write. We've even had the COW visit a few times! It is very important for us to turn off the tech when not in use!

We enjoy using technology to research, practice skills and to write. We’ve even had the COW visit a few times! It is very important for us to turn off the tech when not in use!

A Perfect Skating Day

 

Having a blast together!

Having a blast together!

One of my favourite things about teaching is the opportunity to see a child’s face light up when he/she learns/tries something new, overcomes a struggle, helps a friend in need or is excited about their learning experience. One of the things I love most about taking my class skating on the rink at ALC is that it tends to bring out the best in everyone and is tons of fun! This past Thursday, my heart was warmed as I watched some of my students lacing up skates for the very first time.

Having fun on the ice!

“If I fall I will just get up and try again!” (Mrs. Georganas’ ¬†favourite quote of the day from one of the students)

I also had the chance to see some of the more experienced skaters in the class take on a leadership role- excited to teach a classmate how to skate! The students were very happy and wanted to skate through lunch! Thank you to the wonderful parent volunteers who were able to join us for tying skates and helping out on the rink. I couldn’t provide these opportunities without you!

I am looking forward to out next skating day next week!