Tuesday, 27 October 2015

There was an AUTHOR in our school TODAY!

Today we had a HUGE SURPRISE!  

Lindsay Mattick the author of Finding Winnie was at our school today. Lindsay is the great-grand daughter of Harry Colebourn.  Harry Colebourn is the soldier who bought Winnie for $20.00.  Today that would be equal to $450.00.  
Lindsay read us the story, she shared her photo album as well as her great-grand fathers journal.  This was such an amazing experience.

Monday, 26 October 2015


Today in math we had a guest. Her name was Dr Math. We learned a bunch of new things:

Keaton learned that there are numbers before zero. 
 Cassie learned how to multiply numbers. 
Alex learned that in the number 5 there is also the numbers 1,2,3 and 4.
 Kendra learned about 1/2 numbers and lots of other math. 
Carter G learned how to write numbers in column form. 
Kadence learned what multiplicative form is.
 Nealla learned how to multiply numbers. 
 Ellie learned that you can use your fingers for different numbers, if you show 11 fingers you show 10 and then you show 1. 
 Ryden learned that T stands for 10 
Kendall learned that in math T can stand for 10 and O can stand for 1. 
Pavit learned how to write numbers in expanded form.
 Slayter learned how to subtract.

Here is a short video.....

 We had so much fun learning math with DR MATH and we sure hope she comes back to visit again.

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Problem Solving with Miss Toth

Today in Math we had a special visiter.  Miss Toth, a coordinator from our division came to work on problem solving with us. 
First we talked about how we problem solve everyday.  We shared examples on different ways that we have problem solved in the past, such as, when we have had to put furniture together, when we have baked a cake and when one of our dogs was lost and we needed to find it.
We spoke about different things that we need to do in order to come to a solution.  
We need to have a plan!
We need to be persistent!
We need to work together!
We may need to a few times using different ways and approaches.

Mis Toth showed us two videos, one in which the person did not try to problem solve and one where the boy DID us his problem solving abilities. 

This man was not a very good problem solver!

Audri is an awesome problem solver.  

After we watched the video's Mme Boychuk and Miss Toth gave us our own question.  We worked in groups of 4 to come up with different solutions.  It was hard, but we DID NOT give up.  We worked together and we came up with three solutions as a class.  Some groups came up with a few more.  
IT WAS SO MUCH FUN! Thank you Miss Toth for coming to work with us.