Mr. McCallum

Grade 2M

Posted: December 10, 2015

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Posted: December 9, 2015

Check out Mrs. Hill's summary of our day!  I'm off to get our gym media feed working for tomorrow, stay tuned for an update soon!

Posted: December 8, 2015

Today was a busy day at Ian Baillie.  We started off the day with our regular routine.  Our spelling word was "decoration" and our story was "How to make a decoration".  We doodled a manatee.  Then we went to Mrs. Hill's class to practice our songs.  In Language Arts we read a Christmas book and worked on our Alphabet books.  After recess we had math. In math we worked on math sentences and using an "equal" and "not equal" signs.  What would you put on the blank for 4+3 ___ 5+2 ?  We also worked on some Word Problems.  After lunch we had Guidance with Ms. MacKenzie.  She read us a story book and gave us each two tickets.  What were your tickets for?  In PE, Mrs. Hache was out, but we did lots of running and lots of sweating!  We finished off the day looking at some maps and working on our directions for North, East, South, and West.  I also said we have homework!  On Friday afternoon we will be Skyping with a  Grade 3 Class from Colorado, checkout their website to help with your homework.  Your homework is to think of a question you may want ask a student who lives in Colorado!  We finished off the day with our book of gratitude and signed our agenda's.  Dress warm and get lots of sleep and I will see you in the morning!

Posted: December 7, 2015

We started off today with a draw from last week.  I hope you did your daily math sheet and got it in the draw!  The winner today was Tyler!  He can choose his prize when he comes back.  We did our regular routine.  The spelling word was "squirrel".  What did I say was special about the letter "q"?  We did a story start for "How to Put up a Christmas Tree" and we doodled a tiger.  Before we started language arts we practiced our Christmas Songs with the other class.  Everything is coming together nicely!  In Language Arts with Mrs. Hill we did a read aloud with our Fudge book, and we started our own Christmas alphabet books.  What did you say the letter "Aa" was for? After recess we had math.  We did a listening test, some math word problems, and then looked at the equal sign.  Equal means "the same as", so is it true or false if I said 4+3=6+1? 

After lunch we went to the computer lab and looked at a coding activitity for "The Hour of Code".  Check out the link in the post below.  In PE, Mrs. Walsh had the gym set up like a maze!  I dont know what you did but it sure looked fun!  We finished off the day looking at the directions for North, East, South, and West.  How will I ever remember those.  We also looked at the seven continents.  Can you remember the names of any of them?  We did our book of gratitude, signed our agenda's, had one more draw (Emma won a book) and we went home.  Have a great day, get lots of sleep, rest up your singing voices, and I will see you in the morning!

Posted: December 7, 2015

Hour of Code 2015

Posted: December 4, 2015

We started off today with our regular routine.  Our spelling word was "parachute" and our story was for "How to jump out of a plane".  We doodled a pig.  Then we practiced our songs for the Christmas Concert, Its Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas and Please Christmas Dont be Late. Yes we did change the second song to suit the play that will accompany the concert.  We finished off the morning with some language arts with Mrs. Hill.   After recess we had math.  We did math with a friend, and worked on our math stories.  We also tried to do talk on Skype, but I ran into some technical difficulties.  I think I have all the bugs worked out and we will try again next week! After lunch we worked on a Santa Head for art class.  In PE Mrs. Hache was out today, but it was game Friday!  What game did you choose?  We came back to the class and finished up our Santa's for the wall.  We all signed happy faces in our own agenda's!  We played some classroom games and went home.  Have a great and safe weekend!  See you on Monday

Posted: December 3, 2015

What a busy day at Ian Baillie Primary. We started off the day with the choir being called to the gym for a practice. With half of the grade two practicing for choir, we combien the remaining grade two students and practiced our songs for the Concert which has now been moved to Monday Dec 14th.

When the choir members returned we went over our songs a final time and did a quick drawing of Olaf from Frozen. We came back to the classroom and hit the reset button and we completed our regular morning routine. Our spelling word was "Christmas", our "First," with two detail sentences was for a story "How to Sing a Song". We doodled a cow, and got ready for recess. After recess we stayed in the classroom. We did a language arts round of Read to self. We checked in and did another 3 minute round with our jackets and chairs upsidedown. Were you comfortable? Will you do your read to self like that again? Next we a did a round of Math with a friend. We took turns being a judge and telling math stories to our partners.

We did a check in, and then took an early break because today was the Christmas Dinner in the gym. The Culinary Class from JMH came down, prepared the meal, and served it. It was amazing. After lunch we came back to the classroom. We took a quick look at the school twitter account @IBP_School and answered some question for a class in Colorado about Canada, then we checked out the ir class webpage. They look like they do lots of cool stuff in their class! The gym was full of tables and chairs, so instead of PE we made Christmas Art with Mrs. Hache (or her supply teacher), until we were called to the gym to meet a VERY special guest! We finished off the day with our book of gratitude and getting our agenda's signed. I also handed out a few of the marshmallow challenge kits. Its not too late to bring in your form and get a kit to work on for the weekend! Get lots of sleep, dress warm, and I will see you in the morning!

Posted: December 1, 2015

Many students asked me if today was a short day because we were so busy and it went by so quickly. We started off with some music practice and places for our Christmas Concert songs for next week. When we finished that we did our regular routine. Our spelling word was "December" and our pretend story was for "How to Wrap a Present". We also doodled a polar bear and went to recess. After Recess we had language arts with Mrs Hill. We worked on some letters to Santa! I cant wait to see those! After lunch we worked on some math. We worked on reading and writing math stories. Can you make a math sentence from this story: Frank went to 4 hockey games this year. He went to 6 hockey games last year. How many games did Frank go to in total? After a quick math class we went to PE. Mrs. Walsh was in for Mrs Hache today and I saw lots of red faces from all the running around you did. We finished off the day by cleaning our desks and packing our agenda's. I think I sent 5 notes home today! Skating tomorrow! We will be at the LBA at 10:20 and on the ice at 10:30 to 11:30. We appreciate any help with skates/helmets and you are welcome to skate with us aswell. When we get back we will be treated to lunch from the JMH Culinary Class! It will be a busy day so get lots of sleep, and dress warm! See you in the morning!

Posted: November 30, 2015

It is cold outside! Winter hats, mitts, ski-pants, and accessories are in full effect now! Make sure you come dressed warm! We started off the day with our usual spellling word (sunflowers) Our "First" for a story "How to be a good elf" and we doodled a bat. Before we went to language arts the other grade two class joined us to practice our chrismas songs and In language arts today Mrs. Hill wasn't here, Miss Carol was in for her. We worked on our daily 5 centers. Which center did you do, read to self, write to self, word work, buddy read, or listening centers? After recess we had math. In math we worked on reading and creating math stories. Can you make a math story for 5+3=8? After a chilly lunch hour we had computer. We worked at finding Colorado on a map, and talked about Skype ettique. In PE we played some games with hula hoops and bean bags. What else did you play? We finished off our day with a little game, our book of gratitude, an getting our agenda's signed. It is going to be a busy day, so dress warm, get lots of sleep and I will see you in the am.

Posted: November 27, 2015

What an awesome Friday! First thing this morning we worked on our songs for the Christmas concert and they are coming together already! After that we went to Language Arts with Mrs. Hill. What is your favorite Daily five activitiy? After recess we had Make Something that Does Something. Today we had to work in groups to propel a marshmallow through the air. I hope it gave you some ideas for the school challenge! After lunch we had an assembly! After the assembly Mrs. Hache taught us gym and she brought up the class to practice our song and dismiss the class while I went to work with the grade 3's. I hope everyone was on their best behavior! Have a great weekend and I will see you on Monday!


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