This week we welcomed our families to the classroom to share and celebrate learning. Student led conferences were held in an open house format on Thursday. The Super Kids took their families through many centres sharing their knowledge through games, journals, art, and science. Students shared the french game they made to learn vocabulary, their art portfolios, their journals, literacy games, math games, and their science projects. The class was buzzing with excitement and I thank all our the families for taking the time to come, recognizing that the kids practiced sharing, and supporting our classroom community in the process. On Friday morning, the class was thrilled to talk about our evening at morning meeting and eagerly shared how proud their families are of their progress. 🙂
Do you remember the leprechaun traps from last week? I’m sure you do since families took home the design process projects at conferences. Well, we had a very sneaky little visitor in our classroom. Since we didn’t have school on St. Patrick’s Day, the class had to wait until Monday to see if we caught one. One family even came to the school on the weekend and looked through the window to see if they could tell! They had flashlights and everything. Glad the police weren’t driving by! That could have been an interesting situation. 🙂
We didn’t catch one, but he stepped in the green paint I left out and got footprints all over the floor and tables! He definitely was in the traps, because chocolates were eaten with wrappers left, lucky charms were scattered, and trap doors were pushed in! He left us a message on the floor and wrote a poem for us on our chart paper. Each student got a small pack of smarties in their traps from our visitor because they were so cleaver. As you can see from the pictures below, many of the kids didn’t even have their jackets and backpacks off yet because they were to excited to see the room!
Our 3/4 buddies also created a design project this month and they invited us to explore their creations. Their task was to create a carnival game that incorported their science unit on forces. Many of the other 3/4 classes had created games too. We were invited to play and explore not only our buddies games, but all of the games created. We had a great time playing the games. When it was time to go to the gym the class didn’t want to leave. It was jungle gym day too!
Spring break is here! I hope that all of my Super Kids and their families enjoy some time together. I’ll see them in April. Boy, this year is flying by. You know what they say…time flies when you’re having fun. 🙂