Emotional and Social Development - Worried
|Processing, recognizing, discussing and developing language for emotions; fine motor: colouring|
Math - Adding Tens
"When you get tired and you're stretching your brain, that's when learning happens. When you go home and you go to sleep your brain will ...recall information and processes (you) learned the day before..." (Andrew, VLC teacher)
|Writing number represented by coloured-in sections on 10x10 grid; adding tens; colouring in grid to represent sum; replicating equations using Cuisenaire rods|
Thirty plus twenty equals fifty... I just went to a higher level! What number did I went to now? What grade level in math?
Canadian Geography - Nova Scotia
Learning about provinces of Canada; Internet research; writing; colouring
Oral Reading - Critter Club, Book 4 - Marion Takes a Break
|Oral reading for pleasure and understanding; commenting on the story; predicting|
Tricky words: Marion, decorations, exclaimed, sixth
She can't go galloping with the horse! I like how it goes bumpity-bumpity on the horse. Your whole body be like up and down, up and down, up and down. I feel comfortable. Say "salta" - or something like that.
"Chapter 5 - Back to School?"
"Marion hated being last." Ooo - strong words!
"Chapter 6 - Broken dreams" - Broken dreams! That's no good!
Oh, I forgot a period - I have to read this all over again!
Science - Field Trip to Science World #2
|Exploring science exhibits, especially animals and animal "boxes" (Sara Stern gallery), memory games (Kidspace gallery) and a wander through Eureka gallery|
|Systematically comparing two similar pictures to find differences|
|Comparing, remembering, matching|
Am I beating it up? It's like tic-tac-toe - you've gotta get something right.
|Fine motor practice: using finger to select, draw and colour; reading and following instructions; taking turns|
Beaver (Sara Stern Gallery)
|Sara Stern gallery - Snake Box, Insect Box, Fossil Box, Dung Box and puzzles - available at gallery desk - discussion with staff about specimens and games inside boxes|
Let's go and look at the poo. How did you got able to find dinosaur poo? It sounds really, really crusty.
More Oral Reading - The Tale of Two Bad Mice - Beatrix Potter
|Reading out loud for pleasure; discussing story and reaction to story|
"And very early every morning - before anybody is awake - Hunca Munca comes with her dust-pan and her broom to sweep the Dollie's house!"
Oh no! Poor Hunca Munca - right? Why can't Tom Thumb do it - right? Poor Hunca Munca and Tom Thumb get in trouble together - they can get in a lot of mischief!
Money Management - "Birthday Money" Purchases(Shopping - making choices based on interest and budget; tallying prices; paying)
|Intense fine motor practice; deciphering and following instruction graphics; managing frustration|
DIY Lip Gloss
|Incredible feat of concentration: reading and following written instructions, using the "helping hand", measuring, counting ("add 40 drops!"), waiting patiently, sharing|
|Reading and following written instructions; fine motor practice: using "helping hand"; measuring, stirring, pouring; using microwave, waiting patiently|