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End of Year Celebration

Dear Spy Ninjas, It has been a pleasure teaching you all this year.  I am very proud of all the hard work you’ve done and you should feel wonderful about all of your accomplishments.  Thank you for the great memories and lovely end to my time here at ISM.  You all have a special place […]

What is a Fraction?

[youtube][/youtube] (video taken from youtube) [youtube][/youtube] (video taken from youtube) Today we discovered what a fraction is and began exploring this idea looking at shapes we’ve already been working with.  The children had fun proving Ms. Duprat wrong when she was trying to divide a cookie among 4 friends and she wasn’t making equal parts. […]

Creating Our Own Polygons

[youtube][/youtube]  [youtube][/youtube] This morning the children continued exploring polygons and their attributes.  They enjoyed listening to two songs that we watched on YouTube at the start of our working period.  Their task today was to create a polygon with more than 4 sides and draw it onto their geoboard paper.  Once they completed this part, they […]

Exploring Our Knowledge of 2-D Shapes

  [youtube][/youtube] (Video taken from YouTube) Ms. Claire joined us last Friday for a read aloud that got us thinking about shapes we know and their attributes.  The children explored their prior knowledge of some shapes they already know and worked together to create a list of specific attributes about the different shapes.  The enjoy […]

Parent Literature Shares

This week we had some parent volunteers join us to share a piece of literature that represented their culture/heritage.  The children enjoyed the opportunity to listen to the different shares, make connections and further develop wonderings about what was being shared and their understanding of literature.   At home over the weekend, look around your […]

What Do You See?

We had an exhilarating learning time this afternoon as we explored the image above.  The children were engaged and eager to share their ideas of what they saw.  After we brainstormed what they saw and all agreeing they saw squares,  the children then went off to work in pairs to see if they could come […]

Tuning In: What is Geometry?

This week we launched our new math unit ‘Geometry‘?  To find out what the children already know we complied a splash of ideas that come to their minds when they hear or think of the word geometry.  Above you will find the Spy Ninja’s ideas.  Followed by this discussion and share time, the children then […]

Spy Ninjas and Lightening Bolts’ Book Shares

We had a wonderful start to our learning week as the Spy Ninjas and Lightening Bolts joined together to do a collaborative book share.  This children all seemed to enjoy this time to listen and discover new literature through the eyes of their peers and also to share their thoughts on the chosen piece of […]

Creative Expression Unit Launch

This week was our new unit launch into Creative Expression.  The children had an opportunity to rotate to different stations where they listened to stories presented by different faculty members throughout our ISM community.  During these rotations, the presenter shared with the children why they chose their particular book to share, what they think the […]

Student Led Conferences 2015

A big congratulations to our Spy Ninjas for doing a fabulous job at their Student Led Conferences earlier this week.  As a class, we’d also like to say a big thank you to all of our parents for coming in to hear about all of the wonderful learning that has taken place over the school year. […]

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