The students have had a change in their Science and Social Studies teacher. Sarah McKellar has taken a full time position at another school. Her replacement is Erica Brady. She taught at Nottawa a year ago for a short while. Some of the students already know her and the transition seems to be going well.
We have our Valentine's Day celebration and trip to the Bowling Alley on Thursday the 14th. The students scheduled for our Valentine's Day treat are Mia, Liam, Lauren and Beau. We will be sharing our treats in the morning before we go to the bowling alley. Most students exchange Valentine cards with their classmates on this day.
Our class' celebration of the 100th day of school is likely on Friday the 15th. We do not count "no bus days". Every child needs to find a collection of 100 small things that we can maneuver around on a large piece of paper. We will be talking about our collections and dividing them into various groups, so we can count to one hundred in many ways. The items should be easily transported in large zip lock bags. The items do not have to be all the same, e.g. 10 groups of 10. I will give the students many ideas.
We are now focusing on addition and subtraction in math.
The math expectations are:
- solve problems involving the addition and subtraction of whole numbers to 18, using a variety of MENTAL strategies
- solve problems involving the addition and subtraction of two-digit numbers, with and without regrouping, using concrete materials, student generated algorithms, and standard algorithms
After this we will be working on fractions and touching on money again.
In writing we continue to work on recounts. We have had a focus on procedures and opinion writing. We will do some persuasive writing at the end of this month as well.
Report cards are going home the 15th of February. Family day is the following Monday.