Friday, September 20, 2013

Reading is Thinking!

This week we have started talking about what good reading looks like. The main part of being a good reader is to always be thinking while we read. Some of the examples the students came up with are to think about:
  • What’s happening in the story? 
  • What will happen next?
  • How is the character feeling right now?
  • What would we do if we were the character in the story?
  • Is what we read in books always true?
Then we agreed that if we want to be able to think while we read, we need to be very quiet. So we practiced just 10 minutes of very quiet reading. Everyone found a cozy spot in the classroom and enjoyed some good books!
Some sat by our class plant or behind the cart….

Others curled up in our reading corner….

Some read at their desk, and others at the carpet….

And many even chose to sit under the coat racks!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Math Patterns

In Math we have started with our unit on Patterns (Les Suites). The students have created, extended, and described a great variety of patterns. Some were with colours (les couleurs), and others used shape, size, or direction. They have also created a lot of interesting patterns with the pattern blocks!

Sunday, September 1, 2013


Welcome to our class website! Here you will find helpful information and updates on what is going on in Room 15. There are a couple of tabs you can look under, one of them being “Individual Student Blogs“. The students will be writing some blog posts every now and then (the junior students will help us with this – if a translation of the sentences is required, they will type it in under what the student has typed out), so feel free to see the progress of their writing through these blog posts. Under the tab “Homework” I will be posting audio files of the French songs we are learning so that the students can go home and sing along to them. 
Feel free to share this website with family members and add comments. If I load up any photos of the classroom or the kids I will be sure to not show their faces. On that same note, please refrain from using any last names so that the children’s identities can be protected.
I will try my best to update the website weekly.
Merci and happy sharing!
Mlle. Nicolaes