Classroom Slice of Life April 14

Yesterday we watched a livestream presentation by Polar Bears International. The topic was Spring Extravaganza: Seals, Cubs, Mating, and More.

I asked students to write about Polar Bears. They got to choose the format.

Polar Bear Acrostic by Hailey

Polar bears awake from hibernation in Spring

Out of their cave they look for tasty food

Lots of polar bears mate and have cubs in Spring

All polar bears like to eat seals

Ready to catch a seal when the seal takes a breath

Baby polar bears always follow their mother

Every polar bear eats half their weight

A polar bear mother takes good care of her cubs

Really hungry after hibernation

A Paragraph About Polar Bears by Joshua

Polar bears are very good hunters since they live in the Arctic. Their favourite food is seal. The polar bear hunting strategy is to lie on the seal breathing hole. When the seal comes up for air, the polar bears pounce on the seal wasting little energy then eat the seal. I learned so much about polar bears. They are so cool.

Classroom Slice of Life April 12

Students wrote Noun Adjective Phrase Poems. Enjoy!

Dogs by Oliver

Cute, loving, caring, nice

Plays with toys

Saves people lives

Barks loudly

Bunnies by Tiffany

Fluffy, puffy, soft, cute

Searches for carrots

Hops in the air like a kangaroo

Uses sense of smell to find food

Bears by Joshua

Scary, dangerous, furry, brave

Scare you when mama bear protects the babies

Love eating big, tasty, salmon

Usually hides out deep in the woods

Dinosaurs by Nathan

Giant, loud, extinct, dangerous

Eat plants or meat

Roams around loudly looking for food

Some dinosaurs swim

Classroom Slice of Life April 12

Division 10 has been learning about the various forms of figurative language. I tasked them to apply personification to poems they wrote about nature. Enjoy our Nature Personified poems!

Grizzly Bears by Alex

Grizzly bears awake from hibernation

Goes to catch large salmon

Long river with large salmon

Uses it giant teeth

Sees even bigger salmon and swims away

Ocean by Nathan

It arrived when the Earth arrived in the solar system

Gives life to us and water to animals

Seventy to sixty percent of the world is water

By giving us water

It leaves by evaporation.

Cherry Blossoms by Fabiana

Cherry blossoms arrive in Spring

They can be part of something beautiful, like a necklace or a bracelet

They can be in houses

You can take off the petals to make something

They fall off trees and die.

Classroom Slice of Life April 9

Bio Poem by Oliver

Oliver

Creative, fast, strong, funny

Brother of Phillip

Cares deeply about family and friends

Who feels sad

Who needs food

Who gives snacks

Who fears sharks

Who would like to see cousin

Resident of Canada

Bio Poem by Cianne

Cianne

Nice, shy, short, happy

Sister of Clyde

Cares deeply about family

Who feels happy

Who needs food

Who gives deals

Who fears roller coasters

Who would like to see cousin

Resident of Canada

Miraculous Ladybug Acrostic Poem by Lani

Lady bug

Akumatized

De-evilise

Yo-yo

Bubbler

Under water

Go my little Akuma and evilise.

Diamond Acrostic by Sara

Dug

Its a little sharp

All o fit is special

Magical , mining

Ore

Not a waste

Dimes

Shiny

Minecraft by Joshua

End portal

Nether fortresses are dangerous like the

Dragon

Classroom Slice of Life April 8

We learned how to write a Tanka, a Japanese form of poetry similar to Haiku.

Spring by Ashley

The sun is shining

Eggs are hatching up on trees

Flowers are blooming

Animals awakening

Morning Spring goodnight winter

A Flower by Hailey

I see a flower

It is blooming with power

It loves warm outdoors

It is like a butterfly

The flower flies gracefully

Classroom Slice of Life April 7

A Bio Poem All About Abriene

Abriene

Shy, tall, kind, smart

Sister of Bryce

Cares deeply about people that doesn’t have a house, food, water, and clothes

Who feels happy

Who needs Dog Man books

Who gives food

Who fears spiders

Who would like to see a whole pile of math homework

Resident of Killarney neighbourhood

A Bio Poem All About Raina

Raina

Kinds, silly, funny, helpful

Sister of Carry

Cares deeply about family

Who feels happy

Who needs water

Who gives candy

Who fears bees

Who would like to see my friend Miranda

Resident of Canada

Classroom Slice of Life April 6

Division 10 learned how to write Haikus. Enjoy our contribution to national Poetry Month!

Laser Beam by Fabiana

Laser beam we scream

This is very cool and fun

I can’t wait to run

Sky High by Hajeen

The sun shines daily

Moon and stars twinkle at night

The air blows the trees

Space by Nate

Galaxies galore

Colourful supernovas

Big solar systems

Roblox by Nelson

Roblox is so fun

You can play with your friends and

It is super fun

Friendship by Cianne

Your friend will be there

They will be always with you

Your friend will help you

Robot by Alex

Robots are machines

Phones are robots but smaller

Robots shout sometimes.

Classroom Slice of Life April 1

This month my class is participating in the Classroom Slice of Life Challenge. Classrooms all over the world are invited to participate. Children write daily, work is posted to share and inspire, and to receive positive feedback from others.

My students will be writing in notebooks. I’ll copy their work and post on this blog.

Below are are today’s Slices. Can you guess what type of poems they wrote?

Joselin by Joselin

Jeans

Orca

Seven

Elephant

Lemon

Igloo

Noodles

Hailey by Tiffany

Hailey is my friend

A person who I like to be around

I like my best friend

Like to play with Hailey

Enjoy her funny jokes

You are my best friend

Enderman by Jerenz

Endermite hate enderman

Nether portal

Drowns

Ender dragon

Raid

Magna cube

Agent debris

Netherrak

Minecraft by Matias

Minecraft is fun because you can be creative

In an update they added new mobs, new ores, and

New blocks

Endermen hate water and Endermites

Cold ice can be melted with a torch

Ravegers can defeat am iron golem

Apples can be gold or enchanted

Fanthoms spawn at night

Trees can be found

In different biomes

United Nations SDGs

My class participated in a global inquiry from January until March with The Goals Project. My class was assigned SDG#2 Zero Hunger. My students had so many questions! I highly recommend teaching the SDGs. Our students can be changemakers and offer viable global solutions. We are one world. It is important for our children to view themselves as global citizens. If you would like to teach the SDGs I recommend you check out The World’s Largest Lesson

This video is our capstone project for our enquiry. Enjoy!

Slice of Life

Every day this month I have been writing a slice (snippet) about my life and and sharing it with a wonderful community of teacher writers at the Two Writing Teachers. I have gotten so much out of it that I am seriously considering having my class participate in the Classroom Slice of Life writing challenge during the month of April. I just need to figure out logistics . . .

I love collaborating globally. It is powerful for students to see our commonality and that we are indeed one world.

I am having too many technical issues at school so I think its best if students write in their notebooks and then I post a couple of pieces of their writing on this blog.

Stay tuned . . . I am about to launch junior wordsmiths.

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