Learning Commons Update:
We have been learning the various genres in Grade 3 and 4; we have read a Mystery (Hardy Boys), Thriller/Horror (introduction with a Goosebumps Graphic Novel), Poetry (The Giving Tree, Norman Norton’s Nostrils, and I Lost My Talk), Fairy Tales (Cinderella), and Non-Fiction (Dewey Decimal lesson). In Kindergarten and Grade 1 and 2, we celebrated Easter with various books and a bookmark craft, we read/sang the Old Lady who Swallowed the Chick, and we “read” a wordless picture book of the Lion and the Mouse! The students loved realizing how they could create their own story with their imaginations. We read a version of the Lion and the Mouse and they were very proud that their story was so close to the printed version!
Students have also been enjoying a variety of centers; the building centers are a huge hit- lincoln logs, stacking cups, marble runs, plus plus, and gears are favorites. Other centers have included magnets, board games, lego, and of course coloring! Mrs. Charlton and Mrs. Green had a very successful book fair and are looking forward to enhancing our collection and centers with our rewards!