Saturday, 14 September 2013

Kid President's Pep Talk to Teachers and Students!

Mme found this post from the Kid President and wanted to share it with her parents and students.  Ask yourself, how are you going to be AWESOME?

This week at school

This week we created our own dots to celebrate International Dot Day which is this Sunday September 15th.  International Dot Day is from a book called "The Dot" which speaks about leaving your mark on something that is important.  Ethan's mark was to ask people to play with him in the morning if they were standing alone.  Sydnee and Sam would like to leave their mark by sharing their drawings with others.

 We are making our dots for International Dot Day

We also created our class contract and what we believe should happen in our class.  We believe that everyone desearves to be respected. We also believe that learning can be fun and that we learn from speaking with each other.  We believe that we are all friends and need to keep each other safe.  The last thing we believe in is that we need to encourage each other to always do our best.

We are working together in groups and demonstrating what we as a class believe in.

TODAY, we learned about the 9 multiple intelligences, did you know that every person learns in a different way.  They are; musical-rhythmic, logical-mathematical, intrapersonal, naturalistic, interpersonal, bodily-kinesthetic, verbal-linguistic, visual-spacial and the 9th existential.  We took a quiz to see which multiple intelligence explains the way we learn best and which intelligence we still need to work on.  Wyatt scored highest in the intrapersonal intelligence, which means that he works better when he is alone and that he keeps a lot of his feelings to himself.  Ethan scored the highest in logical-mathematical intelligence, which means that he is really good at solving problems, counting, numbers and reasoning. Kiana scored highest in the visual-spacial intelligence which means that learns best with pictures and graphs.  She also loves to draw and do crafts.   We will continue to learn about these intelligences so that we know who to go to for help when we are having difficulty with something.

 This was our first full week at school and we made it.  We are growing together as a class.  Friendships and bonds are beginning.  This will for sure be one INCREDIBLE year. 

Sunday, 8 September 2013

First Day of School with NEW Incredible Grade 3 Students

WELCOME to a new school year.  Friday was our first day together and we had a great day getting to know each other.  
We spent some time introducing ourselves and shared with others something that we liked.  Mme started and she had a ball of yarn.  Once she said what she liked she held the end of the yarn and through it to another student.  This continued until everyone had a chance to share and also had a piece of the yarn.  Once done we had a web which symbolized how we are connected to one another. 

 Each table group received a puzzle to work on.  This was to help us learn how to work together and also the importance of team work.  We have not finished the puzzles yet but we are sure looking forward to them being done.  During this activity students were helping and encouraging each other while putting pieces together.  This activity definitely helped build community within the class.

We spent some time looking at Twitter and how to write a tweet.  Each day we will have two students who will be class tweeters.  We had music and gym and then it was time to go home.  Both the students and Mme were exhausted from their INCREDIBLE first day of school.