Wednesday, September 21, 2011

World Peace Day!

Today is World Peace Day! The students spent some time this morning discussing the importance of world peace and wrote some statements encouraging world peace. All of the children had fantastic ideas and I wanted to share them:

  • Please have peace and don’t fight.
  • Give peace to the whole world.
  • Please stop the rage.
  • Please don’t have war.
  • Please no violence.
  • Please less rage.
  • You should talk about your problems.
  • Please have peace in the world.
  • Please wait and cool off.
  • Please live in peace and joy.
  • Stop fighting and be friendly.
  • Can you please stop using guns and use your mouth?
  • Guns never, peace always.
  • Use your brains instead of fists.
  • Please don’t have war.
  • Let’s make peace in our world.
  • Give peace to the world.
  • No war, no guns, just peace.
  • Stop making all that racket and talk it out.
  • Stop fighting and be friends.
After writing our statements, we hung them in the canteen to share with everyone and send our message to the world.

At break, the whole school formed a huge circle and did an activity to encourage world peace. We sang a song, did a little dance and had some fun. If you would like more information, please go to this website.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Snack Party Photos!

Last Friday we had an end of unit Healthy Snack Party. Each student was assigned to one of the five food groups and had to bring in a healthy snack to share. Some of the highlights were fruit kabobs, vegetable salad, plantains and sauce, yogurt, popcorn, barbequed chicken and sausages.

Thank you to the families who provided snacks and for the parents who came in to help. Another thanks goes out to Amanda and Vicki for taking photos.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Step Up To The Plate Unit Wrap-Up

This morning we wrapped up our Step Up To The Plate PYP unit of inquiry. The students completed the class K-W-L chart by filling in what they learned over the course of the 5 week health and nutrition unit. We came up with 31 different facts that we learned and I wanted to share them here.

  • You shouldn't eat too much of the same food
  • Don't eat too much oil
  • Keep your body clean
  • Try different foods
  • Burn calories and do exercise 60 minutes per day
  • Don't do too much exercise
  • Don't eat too much
  • Brushing your teeth is important to your health
  • You can ride your bike for exercise
  • You can eat sweets, but just a little
  • You should get 8-10 hours of sleep
  • If you eat good food, then your body grows
  • Wash your hands before eating
  • Meat and beans give you protein which helps to build your body
  • Eat fruit and vegetables
  • Don't eat too many fats
  • Food can come from plants
  • Vegetables have minerals in them
  • Avocado has fat in it
  • You should eat more vegetables than fruit
  • You should keep a healthy diet
  • You need a little fat in your diet
  • Wash your hands for 30 seconds each time
  • Brush your teeth for 2 minutes (you can time it by singing the ABC song 4 times)
  • Wash your hands after touching a pet
  • Don't play too many video games
  • Say how you feel
  • Talk about your problems
  • Try not to fight with friends
  • Don't brush your gums too hard
Yikes, what a great list! Good work Ms. Rorey's Roaring Leopards! I am proud of you.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Partial Sums Addition Algorithm

With Everyday Math, I teach many different algorithms for math computations. This past week, we have been practicing some algorithms for addition. One of those taught was the Partial Sums Addition algorithm. Here is a great video to help you understand this algorithm for when you are doing your homework at home.

Video courtesy of Love2TeachU

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Miss Rorey's Room Uses Raz-Kids

Hello everyone! I have some exciting news. Today I set up Raz-Kids for every child in the classroom. If you are unfamiliar with Raz-Kids, it is an online subscription to an internet based reading practice site. The great thing about Raz-Kids is that it is set up for each individual student with their reading level. This means that students can practice reading "just right books" at home and complete activities related to reading comprehension as well. When the child chooses a book, it reads the book to them and then they can complete a short assignment.

Raz-Kids is a great way for your child to do more reading practice at home. Please email me if you do not have access to your child's log-in and I will assist you.

Thanks and happy reading!