In the last couple weeks we have spent a lot of time talking about just and unjust actions, as well as learned about rights and responsibilities. The Otters spent a lot of time discussing what those words meant to them and we talked as a whole class about our ideas. We also did some small group work where we made posters for each word where we shared what each word looks like, sounds like, feels like, and why it’s important to us. We brainstormed a list of class jobs that we felt were responsibilities we, as Otters, should be doing at school as well. We are excited to start taking responsibility for those jobs starting next week, both in our class and in the Cedar classroom!
The Otters also have done a lot of small group and partner numeracy activities recently. We have been working on double and triple digit addition and subtraction with and without regrouping. We have had a lot of fun doing some whole group practice, partner work, as well as working on building individual numeracy skills.
We also celebrated World Read Aloud Day, which was Friday, February 1st. We did this by taking a trip to the Pacific library and exploring the collection of children’s books they had. Mr. Mark also read us an inspiring story called, The Boy Who Loved Words, during our visit. The Otters were very excited that they got to take a tour of the library and each student got to pick their own book to check out and place in our own classroom library!