Friday, 24 February 2017

Home Learning Week 21 - Emotions, Ordering Numbers, Beaty Biodiversity Museum, Soaring Eagles 4

February 6-11, 2017

Emotional and Social Development - Emotions

"The colouring book... [is] a way to encourage students to talk about their emotions.... It incorporates a colouring break into our classes, as well, which she likes! It is one of a few resources we have that helps children develop a language for their emotions, which can help with internal processing..., and also help them to recognize how others are feeling." (Becky, VLC teacher)
I'm gonna do a proud colour - is that appropriate? I feel so, so proud of myself. Mom, I feel so proud of my self! How proud of me are you? What number? Out of a thousand! How proud are you for yourself? I am so, so, so, so, so, so, so, so proud!

You know what I do feel like? Is that I really, really, really, really, really, really, really feel proud of myself.

Moo, moo, moo, moo. I'm being a cow right now! I don't know why - I feel like it!

Math - Ordering Numbers

Finding the number that comes before or after a two-digit number; counting, starting at various two-digit numbers; counting to 100; differentiating "before" from "after"
I don't know why I complained from that!

Math - Addition and Subtraction

Addition and subtraction, mixed up with 10+, 10-, +/-1, using Cuisenaire rods 
Who do you think is going to be proud of me? Am I starting to do Big Girl math? How much?

Math - Tens

Recognizing "tens" in a two-digit number - the first number tells how many tens
 I get it.

Science - Animals - Field Trip to the Beaty Biodiversity Museum

Observing animal specimens, making comparisons, discussing adaptations, asking questions, touching feathers
 There used to have a turtle you could pet. Where did he went?
 I think there's a lost egg. I think some of them already hatched.
I'm really interested of what that feels. Their feathers change their feeling when they start to get aggressive - they bush up.
"You have talent and interest. Keep asking questions - your questions are great." (Shane, museum volunteer)
At the Beaty Biodiversity Museum we saw dead animals - in jars, too. We were able to touch dead animals, but they were soft: a dead bird, and a dead owl wing. Shane was kind. He was a person that let me pet the animals that were dead. Seeing the animals in jars and getting to touch them was fun. And I bought a lollipop that had ants in it. Yeah - I did eat the ants. It was very, very bad.

Soaring Eagle Nature School

Hiking, tracking, birding, identifying animals and plants, survival skills, physical activity, enjoying the fresh outdoors with other kids
I sure really want to get into the bath. There's probably forest all over my glasses.

We walked and walked and walked until we found a snack place, then we walked and found a place to eat lunch. But I didn't finish my tea.
Wet and dirty = fun + laundry
I want to be in a club that helps the Earth. What should we do - more things that help the Earth... 'Cause I really love the Earth. 'Cause think of it this way: the Earth takes care of us - especially the sun.

The Earth and the sun made a deal: to make all the vitamin C and all the vitamins we need - and that's the deal they made for us!

Really, the Earth is going to die if it doesn't get taken care of. The Earth has to be spic and span and clean. I mean, seriously - it's going to die if it doesn't survive!

Foundations Skills Assessment - Grade 4

I have not tested myself before - but I know myself is pretty smart. I can go on and on a long, long time.  
Not every princess is a real princess, but me, I'm a real princess; I was born with real manners. Belch! Excuse me! See?

I just beed a little bit cheeky! (AZ)

Other Home Learning Posts

Home Learning, Day 1, Grade 4 - Smoothie, Recycling Rigid or Soft Plastic, Transfer Station, Compost
Home Learning - Week 2 Chai, Fruit Fly Trap, Garden Kiosk, Albinism
Home Learning - Week 3 Apple Taste Test, Gymnastics, Back Brace, Subtraction
Home Learning - Week 4 Subject/Predicate, Squash, Mint/Calendula Face Mask
Home Learning - Week 5 Slugs, Radish, Mushrooms
Home Learning - Week 6 Thanksgiving, Earthquake Kit, Soaring Eagle
Home Learning - Week 7 BC, +/- 1, Braces, Bees, Rain Water
Home Learning - Week 8 Pizza, Alberta, Halloween
Home Learning - Week 9 Dogs, Earrings, Adding White
Home Learning - Week 10 Christmas List, Cupcake Face Mask, Green Poodle
Home Learning - Week 11 Mango Lassi, Saskatchewan, 10 Partners, Cat
Home Learning - Week 12 Bees, World Book, Lip Balm, Seeds
Home Learning - Week 13  Memory, Sewing, Back Brace Adjustment
Home Learning - Week 14 Snow,  Salad, SPCA, Manitoba, Bison
Home Learning - Week 15 Christmas, Manure, Evil Sister
Home Learning - Week 16 Gerbil, Slime, Hummingbirds, Cocoa
Home Learning - Week 17 Ontario, Apple Taste Test, Denim Purse
Home Learning - Week 18 Thank You Notes, Math Without Help, Term Two Reflection
Home Learning - Weeks 19+20 Nerd Outfit, Quebec, Birthday
Home Learning - Week 21 Emotions, Ordering Numbers, Beaty Biodiversity Museum, Soaring Eagles #4
Home Learning - Week 22 Valentine's Day, Science World, New Brunswick
Home Learning - Week 23 Worried, Adding Tens, Nova Scotia, Science World #2, DIY Lip Gloss Soap
Home Learning - Week 24 Real-Life Math, Nap, Lonely, Wolfdogs, Spring, Chocolate-Covered Strawberries
Home Learning - Week 25 Schedules, Yukon, Pysanky, Bank Machine, Regrouping, Loved, Term 3 Reflections, Soaring Eagles #5
Home Learning - Week 26 Rotten Food, Embarrassed, Newfoundland and Labrador, Can Opener, Skating, Teacher Screecher, Rain Water, Slugs, Word Search
Home Learning - Week 27 Cheer, Fish, Digit Sequences, Spelling "ea", Sad, Spring 2, Matching Pictures, Butterfly Books, Math Review, Private Questions 2
Home Learning - Week 28 I Spy; Subtraction of Numbers Larger than 19, without and with Regrouping; Spelling "ee"; Frustrated; Ancient Greece; Nunavit; Quinoa Veggie Salad; Cat Whiskers; Dog Biscuit; Butterfly Cage; Baby Alive Food DIY
Home Learning - Week 29 Kitchen Scraps, Northwest Territories, Butterflies, Fort Langley, Bike Riding, Estimation, Helpful, Banana Orange Smoothie
Home Learning - Week 30 Watermelon, Money, Tired, Butterflies, Handsome Warren, Catnip, Water Measurement, OT Assessment 2, Rounding, Contractions, Silly, Soaring Eagles 6
Home Learning - Week 31 Ella Enchanted, Butterflies 3, Money, Story of Life 1, Watermelon 2, Sweet Pea, Tomatillo, Disappointed, Visual Memory, Adding Tens, Garden Beds, Muffins, Thank You to Carol, Contractions 2, Butterfly Cage, Ken
Home Learning - Week 32 Encyclopedia Brown, 41st Ave., Money, Chrysalides, OT Assessment 3, 600 Million Years, Mishka, Related Tens, Round-Offs, QE Park, Mother's Day Card, Acting and Dancing
Home Learning - Week 33 Butterflies, Estimating Sum and Difference, Thailand, Money Book, 600 Million Years 2, Library Holds, Mara the Meerkat Fairy, Soaring Eagle 6
Home Learning - Week 34 Castles, Planting Veggies, Long and Short "a", Butterfly Release, Banana Smell, Estimating Sum and Difference, Drawing v Colouring, Horrid Henry, Poppy Seed Pasta Salad, Pond Water 2, Trike Planter, Lush Gift Card, Beekeeping
Home Learning - Week 35 Money, 600 Million Years 3, Long and Short "e", Cirque de la Symphonie, Farm Visit, Sharks, Appropriate Questions, Microscope, Pandora, Telling Time, Estimation, Cheer


  1. Wow, sounds like busy day. It is strange how animals feel different depending on how you touch them isn't it? Why is it when you pet a cat or dog from head to tail it's smooth, but when you pet it from tail to head it's rough?

  2. I love the Beaty Biodiversity Museum! It's one of my favorites... but I've never gotten to pet the dead things before. You are very lucky!

    1. Thank you, Dahl, for saying that to me.

  3. I love naps. :-)
    I really like the insect museum in Victoria. You get to hold really cool insects. I guess I'm lucky to pet dead things, but don't you think it's better to pet live animals like cats and dogs or even rabbits or guinea pigs?

  4. Are you joking about naps? (I don't think he knows what we're saying about nap.) Nap is how the fabric goes up and then down, but it doesn't like it. It only likes going up, but not down. Animals' nap goes down.

    One day I will go petting insects in Victoria with Mom.

    Live dogs are the best to pet, but I just like petting - both dead and alive.

    Yes, I agree pettings guinea pigs, rabbits, dogs

  5. Oh you mean that nap! I don't sew so much so I thought you were talking about taking a nap. But if nap is how the fabric goes up then down then why are napkins called napkins? They don't have any nap do they?

    You should definitely go to the insect museum! I'll send you some pictures.
    I wonder why different animals feel different when you pet them... Also people feel different when you pet them too! Do you think the reason is the same?

    I guess it's best to just pet animals though- because some people might not like it if you petted them!