Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Settling In

We are already into the third week of September!
Both Grade Fours and Fives have been settling well in our portable. 
The last two weeks have been dedicated to understanding our environment and routines. For the Fours, it is their first time transitioning between classes. Everyone has been adapting very well to our daily routines and procedures. There are a few things we still need to work on (e.g., remember to bring all our belongings to the next class) but otherwise I am impressed!

We learned about all the different learning spaces both in our portable and in our school. It is very important for students to know the spaces they can use to learn to the best of their potential! Students have also been introduced to technology. The Fives are well underway using Edmodo (also offered to stay in at recess to help those who are having difficulty logging on). The Fours have all logged onto the Chromebooks - we will get our Edmodo accounts created soon!

Students have been working on short introductions about themselves (Je me présente) based on a Social Studies model. The reason why we are devoting time to these introductions is because both grades will be part of a School Board initiative to connect to students from Lyon, France. We will be collaborating with these students throughout the year. What better way to practice our French!

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