We began the day working on proper sentence writing through various writing activities: differentiating between complete and non-complete sentences, unscrambling word groups to make complete sentences, matching groups of words to make complete sentences, understanding the difference between telling and asking sentences and ending each sentence with the proper punctuation, and finally creating compound sentences with the word ‘and’.
We were then off to French and then Gym.
After first recess and lunch we began working on our math review. We will continue reviewing tomorrow for out test on Monday.
Following second recess and lunch we had a conversation about being open-minded. We began talking about why we are wearing orange shirts tomorrow and about the aboriginal children who were taken from their homes and put into residential schools. This opened up a conversation about beliefs and how every single person can have their own beliefs and opinions; what is important is that we are kind and caring towards each other. This was a bit of a challenging concept to understand but we continued to discuss this subject so that students gained a better understanding of what it means to be open-minded. We continued to discuss that people in the world may believe different things from us and have varying opinions and that is ok. We talked about how we can explain our beliefs and opinions to others and they may choose not to adopt these beliefs and opinions; that is ok. In order for there to be more kindness and love around the world, it is important to celebrate who we are and be kind no matter our beliefs, background, culture etc. We then decorated a shirt that will be displayed around the school in support of all the children who were unfairly taken from their homes.
See you all tomorrow!
1. Read for 20 minutes
2. Spelling test tomorrow
3. Orange shirt day tomorrow
4. Math test Monday
5. Trip form due Thursday