On the weekend, my mom and I were playing a game where she would tell me something to act out… For example, being at a water park, being a chameleon, and being a tennis player.
When I was being a tennis player, I decided to grab an Israeli toy that is a straw that you attach with connectors. Then, I built a bunch of tennis rackets and decided which one was the best. I was choosing the best one based off what looked the most like a tennis racket. I think the one on the left with the thick, blue handle and yellow circle is the best. It is the best because the handle is thick and the circle looks like a tennis racket. The one in the middle with the red handle and blue line through the circle looks like a tennis racket but it is too heavy to it would just fall when I lifted it.
I had fun when I was working on this. My little sister was also working on her own tennis rackets. My Morah thinks that maybe I should have a career in designing sports equipment or engineering.
This week’s task was all about music. We learned that we can’t just take any music we want for a video because songs have copyright like pictures do.
We talked about the apps that we use to play music… like Spotify, Amazon Music, Apple Music, and Google Music. You can buy a subscription for the app or sometimes you can use it for free and listen to commercials in the middle of songs.
We made a playlist on Youtube of some of our favourite songs. We can stream the music legally on Youtube but you CAN’T download the music from Youtube. We hope you enjoy listening to some of our favourite songs!
Your child chose their homework task today and put it in their red homework folder. Reminder: the task is due on Monday (November 11th).
Here are the tasks that were available to choose from (along with some helpful links/resources where applicable). Please note that there were 2 choices for most subject areas but your child only chooses one task to complete per week.
Edit the paragraph in your homework folder using MINTS and fixing the run-on sentences. Here is the MINTS anchor chart from our classroom to help you at home.
Film a video reading to someone (e-mail it to Morah Lianna) and answer the 2 questions in your homework folder.
Parent interview about favourite celebrations.
Create a graph using your toys at home.
Describe the information on the graph in the homework folder.
Respond to the question on our Homework FlipGrid (you can use that link or scan the QR code) (hint: the 6 different groups of animals that we have been learning about are mammals, insects, birds, fish, reptiles, and amphibians).
Now that the wonderful Chaggim in October are done (and we have full weeks of school) we will be starting our new homework routine.
The homework task that your child has chosen for this week is in their new red homework duotang (in the notetote). The task (one page) is not due until Friday. Please let me know if you have any questions.
We learned that you can’t just take any picture off of the internet and put it on your blog or in a video or use it for a project. We talked about how sad we would feel if we worked hard on something (like an art project) and someone took a picture and posted it as their own work. If you take someone else’s work and post it as your own, you are not being honest.
We talked about some options for posting pictures on our blog…
You can take your own picture with a camera. This is what Fen did when he posted a blog post about fish.
You can draw a picture or build a picture online. This is what 2B did when we made a poster last week.
Find free images online… we used unsplash.com to do that for this week’s challenge!
We then took some time to explore the options above and find or make or take pictures we can post on the blog safely!
We wanted to share this picture because he is a working robot and his head can pop off. He has four legs which is cool. We also play a game with robots so that’s what gave us the idea to share this picture. -Zach and Liam
I drew a diamond because I love diamonds. I love them because they are sparkly and because you can put them on rings. They are the most prettiest. -Sophie
We picked a mosquito to tell people that we think they are the most dangerous insects on earth. They can give people diseases and kill people. -Gabriel and Liam
I picked this picture because I am an Iron Kid. I love swimming, running, and biking. Next year, I might do a sprint. -Fenway
I took this picture because I think it’s important to collaborate. The Dot Day encourages other people and the art work behind me is all a collaboration by our class. -Noa
I drew this picture because it’s important to read because when you read it gives you information depending on which book you read. When you read, if you read the book multiple times, you can remember what the answers are. -Sophia
I think people should not laugh at other people because it will hurt their feelings.
I drew this because I’ve always imagined candy land in my dreams. I have a pet cat and I wanted to do something like a cat so I made a rainbow cat.
I drew this because I like candy and it’s good to not go on the computer a lot… that’s why I drew it.
I picked this picture because I really like mini horses and they’re cute and fluffy. -Micah
So we like it because we like foxes and we also like that it is cute.
-Sophia and Abby
I like narwhals because their horn looks cool. I wonder if narwhals are rare or not? -Coby
We looked on Unsplash to find powerful sharks. We wanted to use the picture from the iPad and also draw a picture. -Ben and Amitai
I drew this because I like bunnies and they are really fluffy. -Raisa
I drew a bunny picture because bunnies are my favourite animal. -Rachel
Tomorrow is Dress Down Day. This month, our school will be supporting a charity that was near and dear to Dr. Elianna Saidenberg, an OJCS parent who sadly passed away last week. We thank you in advance for donating.
Hi my name is Fenway. I am a student in 2A at the OJCS. I am blogging because I want to share what happened on the weekend.
When I was biking over the new bridge that goes over the Canal, I saw 10 giant carp that were 2 feet long. They were in a little pond under the new bridge. I was worried because it wasn’t even a foot of water and the whole thing would freeze over the winter so the would die.
I tagged Jim Watson in the tweet so he can tell City Council to help the fish. Tim Tierney replied to my tweet.
The next day, I went to check on the fish and there was no movement in the water. So we looked closer and the fish were gone. We saw footprints in the mud so we realized that the NCC helped rescue the fish.
My Morah says we always need to reflect when we blog… so here I go:
It made me feel sad that the fish were not safe but the next day I was more happy because the fish were saved. I learned that Twitter can be useful to communicate with important people that can help make a difference.
This week’s tasks were all about commenting. 2B created this poster to share tips for leaving comments on blogs. We used Google Draw to make it.
2A visited the class blogs for Kindergarten, Grade 1, and Grade 3. We read their posts and then left them comments. We used the commenting tips from above to write quality comments. We learned a little bit about what those classes are doing. It was nice to see their blogs. We liked seeing their pictures.
Today’s visit to the library was a little different than usual… We had a special workshop all about digital citizenship with Miss Brigitte. We learned that a good digital citizen is someone who uses technology safely and responsibly. Miss Brigitte shared this song and video (from Common Sense Education) to help us remember! We are excited to learn all about online safety… especially because we are blogging and tweeting!