Saturday, 8 March 2014

Five for Friday (Saturday)

A little late..but here are 5 things going on!

1. Vowel Flip Books

With our parent volunteer this week, we worked on short vowel flip books!

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2. Collaborative Group Art

We worked on group art pieces as well. Students had to pick the colour scheme, the shapes used as well as the colour paint each child got. This was a great activity to see who is able to problem solve with other kids independently of me and who can make decisions fairly.

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3. Design Project

We also worked on a design project in science. Students had the job of creating a pencil case out of class materials. (paper, straws, cups etc)


Needs to be able to hold 3 pencils.
Needs to be able to open and close easily.
Needs to hold the pencils without any falling out.
Needs to be strong.

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4. Data Wall

Report cards are being written this weekend and I wanted to share my little data wall in my class. This just highlights reading data of my kids but I like the visual.  Hopefully you can see some shift! The blue column is the end of year goal for grade 1. Some still have a ways to go. Definite progress since September though as you can see I had many kids coming in reading at a Pre A level or A level.

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5. Vowel Bat
Sang this a million times this week. Google it on Youtube!
Have a great weekend!


  1. Renee, I love your first three activities. I think that's a fun way to review vowels. And the collaborative art project looks like it could also be a good way to start a geometry unit. Thanks for sharing! I'm going to try both this week and the pencil case after spring break.
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    1. Thanks Barbara ! One of our art outcomes is collaborating on pieces. Also in Science we need to work and report on design projects throughout the year that match our learning. I'll email you the vowel flip book!

  2. Hi Renee,
    I like your data wall. Is the data wall displayed in your classroom or in the principal's office? Do all the primary teachers do this? Would it be possible to get a copy of your data wall?


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