Thursday, September 29, 2016

The Most Important Rule

We've been trying to come up with a list of rules for the classroom and we have agreed that "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you" is one of the top ones.

The Golden Rule is one of my favourite books to introduce the concept, and Do Onto Otters is always EVERYONE's favourite!

Each student decided what they thought was THE most important rule.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016


We are working on ways to solve problems. We are starting with personal problems and social problems.
We did some together as a whole group - and then we broke off into our table groups and  then presented what we thought would be the best solution. 
The groups worked very well together and come up with excellent solutions! Great work, Room 15!

Monday, September 19, 2016

A Good Teacher / A Good Student

We brainstormed and came up with a list of what makes a good teacher and what makes a good student.

When we brainstorm like this, sometimes the students do the writing and sometimes I write what they say. But it is ALWAYS in their words.
I would love it if the students always did the writing, but sometimes I help due to :
TIME - it is really hard for everyone else to sit and wait while someone writes a sentence. Multiply that by 21 sentences.  That is a lot of time (likely over an hour). We usually start to lose our audience after the second student writes :) . So we take turns. Because I can write while they talk!

Also -- some students feel shy about written in front of everyone at this point. Some students are not ready to write yet -- I will help to boost their confidence by having them write the first letter (or letters -- whatever sounds they know), then I complete the word.

I often do the writing if we are going to be reading the chart often and independently. But again -- it is in the students words.

The class was more vocal about what makes a good student!

Friday, September 16, 2016

International Dot Day September 15(ish)

"It was like our dots exploded!"
That was one of the comments from a Grade 1 student.

We have been exploring line, and we made our lines extend from our dots. We used colourful lines, skinny lines, thick lines, loop-de-loop lines, zig zag lines, and so many more!

Parents: you will see them all in person on Curriculum night -- this Thursday!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

International Dot Day!

Today is International Dot Day!

International Dot Day, a global celebration of creativity, courage and collaboration, began when teacher Terry Shay introduced his classroom to Peter H. Reynolds’ book The Dot on September 15, 2009.
Stay tuned to see how we "make our mark"! 

Monday, September 5, 2016

Welcome to Room 15!

Welcome to all new students and parents in Room 15!
We will try to keep you updated with our current classroom learning. If there is something that you would like to see on our blog -- please let Ms. Brown know!

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