Book: What Does It Mean to be Kind?

Image resultBook:  What Does it Mean to be Kind?   by Rana DiOrio This story focuses on the value of kindness. The girl in the red hat has the courage to be kind to the new student in her class. Her kindness spreads, kind act by kind act until magically, everyone understands and acts on what it means to be kind.  

Hannah bought this new book from Scholastics. I asked her to share it with us. It was her first time reading in front of a class. She did a marvellous job! Thank you Hannah!  Our class had an in-depth discussion about different ways of showing kindness.  What can you do or say to show kindness to others?

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Family Reading Day

Monday, Jan. 23rd was the first day of Literacy Week. Thank you to all the parents who were able to participate, and the brothers & sisters who came to our class to read with us. You made it special for us!! 

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Crazy Hair Day

It was wonderful to see all the different ideas for Crazy Hair Day. There was spikey hair, messy hair, braided hair, coloured hair, half shaved hair as well as hair with ties, barrettes and extensions. Check out our funky hairstyles.

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Snowflake Research

We worked together in cooperative groups; reading and recording information, helping each another learn about snowflakes.

 

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Snowflakes Inquiry

Our class loves snow! So, we are going to learn about snow. Here are our wonderings about snowflakes: 

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2017 New Years Resolutions

                          

Our class is excited about starting 2017 in a positive way. We brainstormed and came up with many wonderful ideas to better ourselves for the New Year.

Click on Div. 9’s Resolutions pages 1 and 2 charts to enlarge them so you can read our 30 ideas.

After reading our charts, can you think of other ideas to add to our list?

2017 New Years Resolutions Bulletin Board

2017 New Years Resolutions Bulletin Board

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Skating Trip

Everyone had a great time skating at Bill Copeland Arena on Friday. We are very thankful for all the adult helpers who came to help tie and untie our skates and the PAC who provided funding for the school buses.

The students were very respectful, moving safely and carefully looking out for others, as well as getting up right away if they fell down. Most of Div. 9 stayed on the ice for the entire skating time, except to get a drink of water or to eat their recess snack.

What impressed me the most, was the kindness displayed with members of our class. There were not enough bars for beginner skaters to use. So, Div. 9 students would use them for a short time and bring them back in to share with others

Boys and Girls, I am so proud of your acts of kindness.
Ms Quan

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3 Dimensional Snowflake Decoration

Here are instructions of how to make a 3D snowflake. You can make your snowflake all white or use a combination of colours. A lot of students in our class liked the white and blue together. I wonder what your favourite colour combination will be.  Have fun making it!  

Supplies:
6 squares of paper (8 1/2 inch) 
    We used white, pink, blue.
scissors
glue stick
stapler

Instructions:

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  1. Start with a 8 ½” x 8 ½” square paper.
  2. Fold 2 points of the square over to form a triangle
  3. Fold the triangle in half to make a smaller triangle.

 

img_12524. Cut two evenly spaced slits on the open sided folds of the triangle almost all the way up to the folded crease, but not quite. (Note: If you cut on the folded close side of the triangle, it will not work).

5. Unfold the triangle. Turn the square to diamond position. Beginning with the middle cuts, roll the 2 inside triangle points towards each other, overlap glue together.

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6. Turn the paper over, roll the next 2 triangle points towards each other, overlap glue together.

7. Turn the paper over, roll the last 2 triangle points towards each other, overlap glue together.

You have completed one arm of the snowflake. You’ll need a total of 6 arms.

8. Follow steps 1 to 7 to make 5 more arms for your snowflake.

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ANOTHER WAY TO MAKE THE SNOWFLAKE

You can make each arm with 3 slits instead of 2 slits. It will make your snowflake fancier.

Follow the same directions for the 2 slits variation.

 

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9. Glue the tips of 3 arms together. Do the same with the other 3 arms. Next, glue or staple the 2 groups of 3 arms together. On large snowflakes, glue the side of each arm together about half way up.

Here is your finished snowflake.  Great Job!!

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Seasons Greetings

Thank you parents, grandparents and students for your well-wishes, Christmas cards and gifts. Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

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See you back at school on Tuesday, January 3, 2o17. 
All the best,
Ms Quan
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Snow Similes

We are learning about similes. Here are some of our ideas.

Snow is as white as ___________ .
(clouds,teeth,sheep,a dove,eggs,Santa's beard,Kleenex,a pearl)
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Snow is as soft as ____________ .
(cotton balls, marshmallows, a pillow, a rabbit, yarn,a stuffie)
     
Snow is as cold as ____________ .
(a freezer, the wind, popsicles, ice cubes, the North Pole)
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