Considering Audience to Say More

This morning, during writer’s workshop, students learned a new strategy for being more persuasive to their audience: addressing the audience directly.
After writing several sentences to their draft, they gathered together in small groups and asked questions to each other having the reader in mind. 

They used sentence starters such as “Have you ever wondered…” or “Why…” and came up with some sentences such as:

 “Have you ever had trouble finding a book that you want to read and wished there were more books of those series in the school library?



Literacy Lounge

 

This morning we went to read and celebrate SIS authors in the literacy lounge. We enjoyed reading all sort of genres from kindergarten till 5th grade. To let  the authors know ho much we loved their pieces we wrote notes of compliments. Nursery and ECLC students shared some drawings.

Thanks SIS writers for letting us read your work and parents for setting it all up!

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Fraction Fun

We wrapped up our fraction unit having learners writing and solving number stories. You can find them in their personal blogs.

In addition, we had fun creating art with fractions. These can also be found on students’ blogs.

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Fun, Active and Creative Activities to Learn More About the Moon

In science we’ve been studying the moon, the lunar cycle, and its phases.
During this part of the unit we were able to do many fun activities that really helped us to learn more about the moon.

We simulated the phases of the moon using a light bulb, a small ball and ourselves, pretending our head was planet Earth and being able how the moon changes during a lunar cycle.

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We were able to listen to some “Aurasmas”, grade 3 students made last year, to learn more about the moon.

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In order to learn the new vocabulary from the moon phases, such as waxing, waning, gibbous and crescent, we made our own lunar cycle using cookies. Look at the photos below to understand better.

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Collaborating with our Reading Buddies

On Tuesday we met our reading buddies. We worked together in a writing project, helping them to create an informational piece of “How to Catch a Leprechaun”
If you are not sure of what a Leprechaun is, ask your children. Also ask them about Saint Patricks celebration.

Their final pieces of “How to Catch a Leprechaun” will be soon posted in their personal blogs.

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