Friday, September 8, 2017

Day 3

Hello everyone!

Thank you for all who have downloaded the Bloomz app, I look forward to getting to use this tool with you.

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We started by writing our agenda note

  • Read for 20 mins 
  • The Parent Guild is excited to invite all families to the “SJA Back to School Kick Off” BBQ. This is a great opportunity to meet other families, socialize, and have fun!
  • Join bloomz instructions in the agenda 
  • Spelling sentences and spelling words to start next week. 

When: September 16th from 11am-3pm.  
Where: St. Jude’s Academy
Price: $30 (includes food, drink, games, cupcakes, etc…)

Next we had French with Mlle. Jessica, you can check out her blog at

Daily 5 - 
Students created 'NO David' posters to accompany our learning from the story the other day:

Math: today students discussed our math unit on patterning. We reviewed what a pattern is, what makes up a pattern, and gave some examples. Students then reviewed the 5 attributes for patterning and sorting. 
1. Colour
2. Shape 
3. Size
4. Direction

5. Numbers/letters 

In our math books we completed a sorting exercise using venn diagrams:

Inquiry into Language
Today we completed our booklet titled a recipe for a great school year. Students completed various sheets about themselves, the school and their favourite things. 

Reflection with academic focus
today we learned what the learner profile of Inquirer was. Students gave their own examples of what they thought an Inqurier is. We then read a story about an inquirer:

We discussed how Curious George was an inquirer in the story. Once we were done we wrote our definition of an inquirer and then drew a picture of us being an inquirer. Once we were completed the picture we wrote how we are inquirers in our everyday lives:

Happy Birthday Gurbani!

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