This week we shared ‘The Rabbit Listened’ by Cori Doerrfeld. Students were encouraged to think about the strategies they used, not only to solve their own problems, but also the different ways to help their peers when things don’t go as planned.
Each of the animal characters makes different suggestions, including avoidance, talking it out, getting angry etc. Student’s ideas around these strategies lead to lots of animated discussion. This might be my new favourite Social Emotional Learning book this year.
This week some classes experimented with combining Keva and Lego to show their learning. We tackled the problems faced by the little knight in ‘There’s a Wall in the Middle of this Book’ by John Agee. Here are some of the student’s solutions.
This week we read the first of the ten nominations for the Surrey School’s Picture Book of the Year. We will read the others by the end of May and vote on our favourite. Our focus was on shadows in Smoot: The Rebellious Shadow by Michelle Cuevas.
If you’ve read the @ssbooks36 ‘Smoot: A Rebellious Shadow’ by @JacquesPapier , you’ll know exactly what’s happening in this Grade 3 students’ #StopMotion video #sd36learn #sd36tl #tlchat pic.twitter.com/y2asxpTcHe
— Anna Crosland (@crosland_a) November 25, 2019
This week some students in Kindergarten and Grade 1 read ‘Earth to Clunk’ by Pam Smallcomb. We discussed possible designs of U.F.O.s and students used Loose Parts and Lego to show their ideas.
Students keen to get started on ther library books before heading back to class.
Creating with Loose Parts
Kindergarten students using iPads to capture their Loose Part literature responses.
The alphabet tree from Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
A lot of thought went into showing the plot of this story and how best to capture it in one image.
Some students have begun to tinker with showing their learning by creating with stop motion video. We read and discussed The Wall: A Timeless Tale by Giancarlo Macri. Students experimented with creating, saving, exporting from the app and uploading their work to Dropbox. Woot!
— Anna Crosland (@crosland_a) October 29, 2019
This week we thought it was time to update our library bulletin board. We read Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert and created leaves for our fall tree. It is a cooperative project. Some classes coloured, some cut shapes and some added tissue. Other classes will add some more leaves next week.