Thursday, June 4, 2015

Retelling The Billy Goats Gruff

Dear Mana,

You were very enthusiastic about our inquiry into stories. You especially liked the story of Billy Goats Gruff. When we came back from the theatre performance of the story, you wanted to retell the story through drama and music with your friends. Through this activity, you showed confidence and creativity.


When I asked you about this work, you said:

"I did it with Olympia, Max and Libby. I made a mask. I was cooperating with my friends."

Ms. Alison

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Toss the Chips

"I was tossing the chips. I have to count and write numbers." - Mana

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Writing: Before & After

Dear Mana,

You have made a lot of progress in writing this year. Here is a sample of your work from September:


This work shows that you knew many letters and could record some consonant sounds in words. You were exploring directionality. Here is a sample of your work from April:


This work shows that you now write full ideas or sentences. You can record the beginning, middle, and end sound of words using your phonics knowledge. You also write with correct directionality (top to bottom, left to right). 

Congratulations on your progress Mana! You have worked hard on your writing. 

Ms. Alison 


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Emergent Reading

Dear Mana,

You love to join in with our shared reading in the classroom and enthusiastically participate in rhymes and repeated text. You are starting to use your emergent reading skills to read and follow along with these types of texts. Here you are working with the repeating part of Jillian Jiggs

Ms. Alison 

Sunday, May 17, 2015

The Elephant - by Mana

Mana created and told this story using the iStopMotion app on our class iPads with the help of a Grade 3 buddy. 

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Mana is Caring

Dear Mana,

This year you have shown that you are a very caring friend by helping your classmates when they need it. For example, one day you helped Libby put on her shoes. You also make things for your friends like drawings and cards. When it was Maanya's birthday you made her 'cakes' out of shapes!

Ms. Alison