Hello, my name is Madison. This week I will be explaining my daily routine at school. Every morning we do a thing called circles. What we do firstly is go over the circle expectations so none of us forgets them. Then, we pass around our special talking piece, and each give a feeling word, a number and then an explanation. Our morning circle is mainly to get a good idea of how everybody is feeling and then if they are feeling low we know to treat them gently or comfort them.
Our talking piece, Wenlock
After circle, we reviewed Christina’s blog post from last week and we picked a new class reporter. After we had recess. And, then we discussed our story project. The story project is when we have four classes that write a progressive story together, but each of the classes does different parts. Today we only discussed what parts the other classes did because we are writing the last part in about a week. Then, we talked about our scar story, which is a part of the living library http://livinglibrary33.wordpress.com/. The scar story is telling the class the story of one of the scars you have gotten. The purpose of this is so we can have experience and practice for when we do our real living library story very soon. Then, we headed off to math groups. We have math groups instead of doing math altogether in the class. This gives kids that are above their grade level a chance to learn more things that they don’t know instead of just doing things they already know while other students learn new things. Today we went over some questions that people struggled with on our quiz from Friday, on the quiz we did addition and subtraction word problems. Once we finished that, we moved on to do math puzzles on our mini whiteboards. Then, we had lunch. After lunch, we had French. In French we started a new topic, the topic was television shows. We learned what different genres are called in French, etc. comedy or cartoons. We made a title page for the main project this term, which is a TV guide.
On the inside of the TV guide we will put a genre and draw a show that you like that is in that genre, and illustrate that page with something from the show. Once we were done that we went back to class so we could start health and career. Currently, in health and career we are doing goal setting. Today we finished up our papers that had many kinds of goals like personal, physical and school goals. Once we finished that we got out pieces of construction paper and cut them into shapes that related to the goal we picked because we thought it was most important to us. Then, we wrote our goal somewhere on the paper. Today Nigel, a member of our community, had a birthday.
We celebrate by firstly drumming a traditional first nation’s song. Then, Jia-Yao plays happy birthday on his clarinet, and we sing along. Then, we ask Nigel if he has any traditions at home, and then share our favorite Nigel moments. By then it is nearly 2:30, which means we have to get ready for home and do our student jobs. Well that is all for today!