We have been busy learning about our homes, and how to describe them. We also took part in an interdisciplinary unit on apples. This included reading a book on apples, discussing them and doing a craft. On Monday, students rotated to different classes to participate in activities related to apples. They learned amazing apple facts, wrote a poem, did a craft and listened to songs about apples. We finished the day with a "Big Crunch" with all students biting into a juicy apple at the same time.
On Tuesday, Grade 5 got to show their leadership skills. Everyone in Grade 5 was given a special job to help the primary teachers and students with their apple activities. Some students read to the children, some were our photographers, some were in charge of keeping us on track by telling us when to change activities and most did lots of little jobs to help primary teachers with their activities. I was very proud of "mes petits chou-choux". Every teacher in Primary told me that my students were mature, helpful and good role models. :)
Next week, students will begin learning about their home and all the rooms in it. They will also begin to design their dream home. Also, on Tuesday we will be going geo-caching with Mr. Savoy. This is a fun, interactive activity outside. Students will need to use team work to find all the caches. Please note that there are meetings for teachers next Thursday and Friday. This will lead into the Thanksgiving long weekend, with no school on Monday. Have a great weekend.