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Available for Purchase Now!

In “Innovate with iPad: Lessons to Transform Learning in the Classroom” primary teachers Karen Lirenman and Kristen Wideen provide a complete selection of clearly laid out engaging open-ended lessons to change the way you use iPad in the classroom.

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Connect, Collaborate and Create with Twitter in the Classroom

This article originally appeared in the Spring 2014 issue of ETFO Voice.

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Course Description

In this grade two 3-D Geometry iTunes U Course, students will explore attributes of 3-D objects using concrete materials and drawings. Students will also build and construct 3-D objects and models as well as develop language to describe geometric concepts.

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One Best Thing

Discover how to keep parents informed, connect globally and link to your curriculum. This One Best Thing leads your primary classroom students through the creation of a learning network on Twitter.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Meet The Teacher

I hope to see all our families tomorrow night for meet the teacher! It runs from 4:00-6:00. Come see your child's learning space and community!

Monday, September 26, 2011

What we are working on this week

Our shared reading this week is about apples, and what a perfect time of year to read about apples!  Students are doing apple prints at the art centre this week, learning how to draw an apple in 3 easy steps at the easel, making an apple book at the writing centre and making predictions about apples at the science centre.  We are continuing patterning in math this week so the children are making penne pattern necklaces at the math centre.  Students are also using apples to measure items in the classroom for an introduction to non standard measurement.  Phew, what a busy week!  Pictures are coming soon!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Centres we are working on this week

Mrs. Belanger is working on writing things with the students that begin with the letter m at the guided reading table.
At our word work centre, children pick a friends picture and use plastic letters to make their friends name. Our goal is to be able to read all of our friends names in the next couple of weeks.
At the playdough centre, students are using playdough to create the letters in the alphabet.
The art centre is free choice this week!
At the paint centre, the children are encouraged to mix primary colours to make secondary colours.
At the science centre children are mixing primary colours to make secondary colours.
Children are encouraged to share their creations or what they have learned at the end of centre time. If students want to share they need to sign up and write: I want to share.... And their name.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Mixing Colours

The children were very excited about our new science centre that opened today! We first brainstormed the steps to mix the colours. Then the children drew direction cards for the centre. Next, we set the centre up. Lastly, the centre was so popular we needed to add a sign up board! Ask your child what colours they need to mix together to make green, orange and purple.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Exploring is fun!

The grade one students are having fun at centre time!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

First Week Of School

Dear Parents,

We have had a fantastic first week back at school!  We started our first math unit on sorting.  We read many great books and made many new friends.  You will be getting a finalized schedule shortly.  For now, please make sure your child has a pair of gym shoes at school everyday in case we have gym that day.