Thursday, October 30, 2014

What are you going to be for Halloween?

We took a poll in our room to find out what everyone was dressing up as for Halloween!
   Those pumpkins seeds were yummy!!!

Dancing to the song "Dem Bones - The Skeleton Song"

   Pajama Day

Spelling words out of blocks has become a great interest in room 7!!

  Sharing Time today

Wednesday, October 29, 2014


Today we decided to carve our pumpkin into a jack-o-lantern! The majority of us wanted the eyes and nose to be a triangle shape. Thank you to Mrs. Johannson (EA) who did the carving for us. Before that happened, we all took turns reaching into the pumpkin and pulling out a handful of seeds and pulp! Some of us thought it was a little gooey! We also did a sequencing activity where we had to put 4 pictures in order that told the story of carving a pumpkin into a jack-o-lantern.

  Today was .....Head Topper Day!  Students were invited to top their heads with a hat or crazy hair!

  I spy... something that is ORANGE .... for Sharing time

Guess who spelled their names with the connecting blocks?  (also note.... each knew the letters in her own name, each was able to problem solve on how to turn the blocks into a letter shape, one made a pattern with some colours, one sorted the colours, and one used random colours out of the blocks that were left!   =  lots going on here!)

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Star of the Week

Our first Star of the Week did an awesome job presenting her "All About Me" poster and telling us about her photos.
  Today we had a very challenging cutting activity. We had to go slow and steady and cut on the lines --- then we ended up with a ghost with a curly tail!!
  Blast from the past... check out our boys....
..... and check out our girls!!
Sharing time this week.... show and tell us about something that is ORANGE

Monday, October 27, 2014

Jack-o-lantern people

We created some jack-o-lantern people today. Everyone created their own unique jack-o-lantern by drawing, cutting, pasting, and by using their imaginations! We even ended up with a couple pirate jack-o-lanterns. We noticed our jack-o-lantern people are kinda the same, yet different --- just like us!
Artists at work
We had some new little visitors in our class.. for dress up like a teacher day! Do you recognize them?
The 2 Mr. Millers....
At centre time today, these students were busy using blocks to make letters. Took a bit of thinking to make it work, but they did it!  We even had people making their names out of the blocks!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Spirt Week-- last week of October

For the week of October 27-31


Monday:         “Dress as your Favourite Teacher”
Tuesday:       “Blast from the Past” (Dress in clothes from long ago, or your favourite era.)
Wednesday: “Head Topper Day” (Top your head with a hat or crazy hair!)
Thursday:      “Pyjama” Day (Wear your favourite pyjamas. Please leave your stuffed toys at home.)
Friday:            Halloween (Bring your costume for the parade and your party.)

Please bring in your money for our school fundraiser on Wednesday, Oct. 29.
We will have a "Dance-a-thon" on Friday, Oct. 31 to celebrate!
Individual and class prizes to be won!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Count how many

This little fellow was playing dress up today. 
We have been using Halloween erasers to do several different activities at school. We sort them, create patterns with them, count them, and more! Today some students tried a couple different things.

Game # 1.  count how many erasers.... now close your eyes while Mrs. Grant hides some under the cup... now open your eyes and tell me how many are hiding.  

Game #2.  Let's line up the erasers and count them. (If student counts correctly with one-to-one correspondence, he/she will count 10.) Now stack up the erasers in 2 piles. How many are there now?  ......The purpose of this activity is to learn to trust the count. If there were 10 erasers when they were lined up, there will STILL be 10 erasers when they are stacked. 
Students who trust the count, will say something like "there are still 10" and look at Mrs. Grant like she forgot how many there were!   However, as one little boy said "why does the number keep changing from when they are lined up to stacked up?"  This child is still learning to count with one-to-one correspondence and to trust the count.  :)

This is a great activity to do at home..... use coins, lego, jellybeans, stickers, whatever!

Sharing Time today.... something that is brown

Tomorrow is a provincial inservice. No school. 
Next week there are special days to dress up like....Monday is - dress up like your favourite teacher!

See you next week!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Pumpkin Patch

  Our "5 little pumpkins" activity on display on our hallway bulletin board. (the activity where we had to cut out, and then sequence, the pumpkins in order of size.)

We read this story today. "I Like Pumpkins" by Jerry Smath. Then we brainstormed other words we could use to describe pumpkins and we chose a few of the words to put into a class poem. After that, we each wrote our own little pumpkin poem by using the descriptive words. 

  ... teamwork goes a long way when you are putting together a pumpkin puzzle.... great job, boys!
  Sharing Time.... tell us about something that you brought that is BROWN

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Pumpkin orange

We had a little problem today. We wanted to paint our pumpkins that we drew last week, but we did not have any orange paint! hmmmm...what should we do? Someone suggested that we mix red and yellow paint together..... So we started by trying the red and yellow idea and guess what? We made orange paint! We then proceeded to paint our pumpkin drawings orange. 

Sharing and tell us about something brown

Monday, October 20, 2014

Bus Safety

Bus Driver Bob visited us earlier this term and taught us about bus safety.  As this week is officially designated as School Bus Safety Week in Manitoba, we reviewed what we had learned. We also watched a video made by the Hanover School Division in southern Manitoba, as they took the song by Meghan Trainor, and changed the lyrics to All About That Bus Safety. We liked singing the chorus! You can watch it here....All About That Bus Safety

 We read the story of the "Five Little Pumpkins" today. We like singing the song, too. We also used our fine motor skills  to cut out 5 various sized paper pumpkins, and then we sequenced them in order from the smallest to the largest (or largest to smallest).  We needed our thinking skills for that!

  During the Learning Carpet Time today, this group of kids was practicing putting numbers in order from 1-10, and identifying the numbers that come BEFORE or AFTER a given number. These 2 words can be confusing.  
Please check out our school blog for information about recycling old phones and plastic bags.
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