We hope you all had a great weekend!
This morning we started off with our music/gym flip flop. In Gym we got to use the scooters! Our favorite exercise was going on our stomach and using our arms to propel us. While in our half-groups we looked at a poem called Blubber written by two students around our age. It talked about how the Inuit hunted whales to use the blubber for lamps. We connected this poem to the Glenbow Kit we had the past two weeks. Some of the artifacts that we saw were used in connection with blubber. For example, we saw a blubber pounder (to break up the blubber), and a soapstone lamp where blubber is placed on top and lit on fire.
In Math we created number puzzles. Each student was given a number and 4 puzzle pieces. We represented the number in four different ways ( a number sentence, ten frame, picture, number line, etc). After we mixed all of our pieces together in our table group, we had to create "number puzzles" using the pieces that other people made.
It was an art-filled afternoon! We started off by quietly looking at this painting.
We have a visitor in our classroom this week! Anja is a teacher from Frankfurt, Germany! Over the Summer, Ms. Watkins went to Germany for two weeks to check out what schooling was like there. Now it is Anja's turn to visit Canada. We learned some German words this morning. The German language is similar to French in the fact that there are 3 articles (male, female and non-gender specific). One of the words we learned was der Hund, which means dog!
Have a fantastic night!
The Grade Twos