The kids ended a very productive week on a good note today. We had good discussions around novels we are reading and many of us were able to add to our 'shopping list' for future reads. This afternoon we continued to read One For the Murphys. A very intense section in Chapter 7 left the students begging for more. You know you have a good story when the students do not want it to stop.
For relationship building which is at the core of building a strong sense of community, we had time for our grade 2/3 buddies and then ended the day with 30 minutes of board game time. The fun and laughter caused me to smile; it was great to watch the interactions of this class.
1) Math - grade 7s - study for quiz on Tuesday
- grade 6s - no homework
2) LA - respond to Day 5s post on the Global Read Aloud site. Remember to expand and explain your thinking and share your questions and wonderings to promote further conversation.
3) Work on your Animoto
4) Terry Fox shoe - dedication and colored with care - due Tuesday
Important - Ice Skating on Tuesday morning, first thing. Please arrive for 8:30.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone.
Comment: I have talked to you on a number of occasions about the importance of building a sense of community in the classroom. I have shared with you some things we have done in the past such as the students designing the room set up , giving the class a name (an identity) and having time to do things such as play board games. What do you think we could do to help build the relationships amongst each other? Are there things you have done in past classes that has made a difference?
I am a grade 7 teacher who has been teaching in the Surrey School District for over 28 years. I love to read, garden, walk, and spend time with family, friends and my golden retriever Kona.
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