September has flown by! The Super Kids have been busy getting into the swing of things. With practice and expectations set, our class has tackled all the components of both reader’s and math workshop. Reader’s workshop is a time when students are engaged in small group tasks while reading groups are working with me. Activities include read to self, read with someone, work on writing, word work, and listen to reading. Students rotate to two centers each workshop time.
Math workshop is similar to reader’s workshop. Students rotate to two centers each workshop time with a focus on numeracy skills. During this time, I pull students that have similar numeracy development goals to work with me. Activities include math myself, math with someone, math work, and math with technology. The activities that fall into these categories change as skills grow. Many games have multiple developmental levels so all students in our multiage classroom are challenged.
This past week the Super Kids focussed on how scientist ask questions and gather data. Have you ever heard the expression, you can’t compare apples to oranges? Well, that exactly what we did. Using our science senses and our new found knowledge of Venn diagrams students touched, smelt, tasted, observed, and listened to the two types of fruits to compare them. This lead to other examples of Venn diagrams using our shoes. Can you tell our sorting rule?
This past week the weather in Winnipeg has been a bit wet to say the least. We even got a bit of snow! As a result, we had a couple of indoor recesses. What do the Super Kids do for indoor recess? Here are a few pictures to show you.
Coding is the language computer programers use to have a computer program do a specific task. This week the Super Kids “coded” each other and created their own rainy day code for their friends to follow.
Movement breaks are very important throughout the day. Sometimes you just have to get up and dance! Check out the video of some of our classroom DJs in action. 🙂