Last Friday, we had our ice skating trip.  Everyone had so much fun.  Here are some pictures of the fun times we had.

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We recently concluded our structures inquiry.  First, we decided on what we would make (e.g., a tower, wall, skyscraper, castle), and then we made a design by drawing a picture of how our structure would look.  We then built our structure, and we wrote what made us proud of the structure that we had built.  Here are some of the structures that we made.

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This is a neat video that Mrs. McLaughlin made of some of the wonderful things that are happening in our classroom. Enjoy 🙂

Our second inquiry unit has been focusing on structures. We are in the middle of the cycle. Some structures we looked at are buildings, the CN tower, the Great Pyramid of Giza, our school among some other structures. We are also trying to build some structures in our rooms using various tools, such as Legos and blocks. We are using the sentence starters “I see…”, “I think…” and “I wonder…” when we are discussing our structures and things we observe.
If you can encourage your child while out and about or watching tv, using these sentence starters, this will help reinforce what is going on in the classroom. Here is a picture of some of our wonderings to date.

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On Tuesday we went to the pumpkin patch. We not only got some pumpkins to take home, but we also had so much fun doing other things as well. Here are some of the things we did.

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Last week Mrs Johnson came in and showed us pictures of some structures from around the world. We talked about them using the prompts “I think…”, “I see…”, and “I wonder…”. She then left us the book so we can build some of the structures using various tools from around the classroom. This is what some of our friends came up with:

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Almost everyday we do two rounds of table tops or centres. During this time, the teachers take guided groups and we also have groups that are more independent. Here is some pictures from our last cycle of centres.

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