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Homophones

This week the children have been learning about homophones. Below is a list of homophones that they generated. hare/hair know/no there/they’re/their rose/rows tee/tea meat/meet would/wood toad/towed prey/pray hour/our heard/herd ate/eight flour/flower sale/sail aunt/ant pair/pear break/brake mail/male Here are some of the sentences they created using that list: I made a cake with flour, eggs, and […]

Want a good giggle?? Try GigglePoetry.com !!!

We are having lots of fun in our current Poetry Unit, reading all about Jack Prelutsky’s funny life, reading his poetry writing tips and trying out some of our own poems. Our classroom is bursting with poetry books for our weekly React and Respond activity. Here’s another option… Mr. Quinlan shared a great website with […]

Want a good giggle?? Try GigglePoetry.com !!!

We are having lots of fun in our current Poetry Unit, reading all about Jack Prelutsky’s funny life, reading his poetry writing tips and trying out some of our own poems. Our classroom is bursting with poetry books for our weekly React and Respond activity. Here’s another option… Mr. Quinlan shared a great website with […]

Want a good giggle?? Try GigglePoetry.com !!!

We are having lots of fun in our current Poetry Unit, reading all about Jack Prelutsky’s funny life, reading his poetry writing tips and trying out some of our own poems. Our classroom is bursting with poetry books for our weekly React and Respond activity. Here’s another option… Mr. Quinlan shared a great website with […]

Poetry comes to Smartia via a special visit from Lucas’ grandfather…

 It was very exciting this week to have a special guest speaker come into our classroom – Lucas’ grandfather, Mr. Wim Kooijman. When we first started out poetry unit, we did the Visible Thinking routine of THINK-PUZZLE-EXPLORE, where we wrote down what we thought we already knew about poetry, what wonderings and questions we have […]

Poetry comes to Smartia via a special visit from Lucas’ grandfather…

 It was very exciting this week to have a special guest speaker come into our classroom – Lucas’ grandfather, Mr. Wim Kooijman. When we first started out poetry unit, we did the Visible Thinking routine of THINK-PUZZLE-EXPLORE, where we wrote down what we thought we already knew about poetry, what wonderings and questions we have […]

Making Observations

This week, we put into practice our Literature Circle skills. The students worked hard reading their assigned books and undertaking their roles. While one group presented their parts to their team members, others noted the behaviour. When studying behaviour and making notes, the students learned about listening to each other and giving appropiate responses. Feedback included: […]

Book Wizard now right at your fingertips!!!

This wonderful site, available through Scholastic, is now found directly on Mrs. McGrath’s blog. Please see the righthand side, scrolling down a little until you see the “Book Wizard – Finding a Just Right Book” image. When you click on this, you can then go in and us it to search for the book level […]

Wellness

Over the past week, the Presents have been busy exploring the different elements of Wellbeing. They started the Unit off by sharing what they thought would be a balanced lifestyle. Many had great ideas and from there we continued the momentum to “find out” more … Our two Essential questions are: How do we keep our […]

Wellness

Over the past week, the Presents have been busy exploring the different elements of Wellbeing. They started the Unit off by sharing what they thought would be a balanced lifestyle. Many had great ideas and from there we continued the momentum to “find out” more … [/tylr-slidr]Over the past week, the Presents have been busy […]