I have just finished my first week of school and it was a pretty great week. My school has an awesome staff and it was so nice to see everyone again. I enjoyed my class more and more each day but I learned late in the week that we will be doing a little bit of shuffling to even out the numbers so I get to change from a 3/4 split to a straight Grade 4! I couldn't be happier! I LOVE Grade 4! And it's so nice not to be worrying about two different curriculums. So I will meet some new students next week, and say good bye to some really lovely Grade 3's. We did an activity Friday afternoon that was really fun. Each student was given a section or two from the newspaper. They were asked to find numbers and cut them out. Then, with their table group they glued them all on a piece of construction paper, chose their favourite number together and shared it with the group. It was interesting to hear their reasons for choosing their number and learning whether they had knowledge of percents, money, decimals; whether they could read larger numbers... so many things. (I wish I had taken a picture of the finished product. They did a great job!)
Going back in time, we spent an excellent day in Perth, Ontario last weekend for lunch with almost all of my cousins, 2 aunts, uncles, and cousins' babies. It was so fun! Here are a couple of pictures from this beautiful little town.
Finally, poor sweet Cassie got spayed on Wednesday. Don't worry - she is crazy and cute as always.
Have a great night!