Thursday, 10 December 2015

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

We started our morning off with a reading comprehension strategy about making predictions.  Mr Demman read 'Ish' and "The Dot" by Peter H. Reynolds.  We stopped along the way to practice the strategy while also making story connections to growth and fixed mindsets.

Jeff Stockton paid us another visit today.  We practiced our story telling in our groups in preparation for our upcoming performances; so many great stories and fantastic interpretations from our story tellers!

In math, with Mr. Demman, we discussed the difference between tables and charts.  We discovered that there are many reasons to use both and how they can help us sort information and solve problems.  As a group we created a table for our data that then informed our chart.

In Mrs. Bowles' math group, we were showing what we have learned during our work on patterns. Boy do we ever know a lot.  She is very pleased with how much better we have gotten at explaining our thinking.

Mr. Stockton came and worked with us on an escape plan if our Woooosh gets too much for us when we are performing.  He then told us a great story where Mrs. Bowles shot us down from bubble gum balloons with spitballs!  Ask me about that???

We were invited to watch the other grade 1/2 Christmas Concert today. It was called The Reindeer Whisperer.  It was so good!  We laughed at the reindeer that kept saying, "I want to be a dentist."

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1.)  Sorry Zabby we forgot to talk about the project you are doing with your family.
The family is collecting donations for the Calgary Humane Society.  If you have any of the following items you would like to donate.  We will collect them here in our class:
 ~ old towels, "flat" sheets  (most needed) or blankets
~ ice cream pails
~ canned dog or cat food.
Zabby if you could let us know when you need these items by on the blog. It would be greatly appreciated.
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2.)  We are still collecting for the Mayor's Food Bank
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3.)  We will be going outside for a little bit tomorrow but not the full hour as we have a presentation at 11:00 a.m.

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Tell us how you are feeling about performing your story.  What strategy are you using to help you with your Wooosh.


  1. I'm feeling great! Taking a breath will help me with my woosh. -Lexi

  2. I am not feeling that good about it but I can use my fingers-LAUREN!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. I am feeling great taking a huge breath help with my woosh

  4. I'm feeling ok about it and my strategy is take a deep breath.


  5. I am feeling good and a deep breath will help with the whoosh. ANDREA

  6. I am feeling pretty good about telling the story! The strategy is to use my fingers.


  7. Feeling kinda ok and kinda not. Spencer.

  8. I feel nervous. My strategy is taking a deep breath.

  9. I feel like I'm really good at it my sragide is to think your just performing it in front of just your parents so your not so scared in front of every one. And I need the donations for the Human Society by next Thursday please and thank you! !!!

  10. I just take a deep breath and I use my fingers to.

  11. The one above Isabels

  12. i feel good and i think that a strategy is to take a deep breath and do all the other stuff that we have learned.

    ~OAKLEY '___'


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