Mrs Smith's Classroom
Educational Assistant: Cindi
Float Educational Assistant: April
Lunch Aide: Ali
We are settling into our new ONLINE classroom routines quickly. We are very fortunate to have a wonderful team in class four, Ms. Cindi Ruthven and Ms. April Werstein will be here to join and support our adventures. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you ever have any questions or concerns about school.
Mrs. Smith, Ms. Cindi & Ms. April
Not on Google Classroom yet?
...a link was sent to your personal email! If you require help, contact Mrs. S!
About our Program
Our program consists of many opportunities for students to explore math and literacy in whole class, small group and independent learning settings. During whole-class learning, students engage with their classmates, participate in group discussions and practice turn-taking. In our classroom, we use whole group learning circles to read stories and teach or reinforce new skills and concepts.
Small group learning is ideal for teaching specific skills to a few students focusing on individualized differentiated instruction. Individual learning gives each child opportunities to work on activities based on their individual learning plans. Technology and play-based learning are often used in independent learning as a motivational tool. We love to explore in our class through the use of robotics.
Another huge part of our program is core communication. Core language is modelled for the students consistently throughout the day using both a communication board and NuVoice. Students are also encouraged to use core communication in their daily interactions through oral language, core communication boards, Minspeak devices and Step by Steps.
|9:00-9:40||Morning Circle Activities||Morning Circle
|Morning Circle Activities||Morning Circle Activities||Morning Circle Activities|
|9:40:-10:15||Physical Education||Physical Education||Physical Education||Physical Education||Physical Education|
|10:15 - 10:40||Guided Reading/ Robotics||Guided Reading/ Robotics||Guided Reading/ Robotics||Guided Reading/ Robotics||Guided Reading/ Robotics|
|10:40-11:30||The Arts with Mrs. T||The Arts with Mrs. T||The Arts with Mrs. T||The Arts with Mrs. T||The Arts with Mrs. T|
|12:30-1:15||Independent/ Small Group Literacy||Independent/ Small Group Literacy||Independent/ Small Group Literacy||Independent/ Small Group Literacy||Independent/ Small Group Literacy|
|1:15-1:45||Goal Bins||Goal Bins||Goal Bins||Goal Bins||Goal Bins|
|1:45-2:30||Independent/ Small Group Math Work||Independent/ Small Group Math Work||Independent/ Small Group Math Work||Independent/ Small Group Math Work||Independent/ Small Group Math Work|
What We Are Learning:
We have taken our learning online using Google Classroom! While classroom instruction can not be replicated online, our staff is dedicated to providing engaging Literacy and Numeracy lessons that align with your child's abilities. We have included the following supplemental activities to help ensure your child's learning is comprehensive:
- sensory activities
- fine motor activities
- outdoor education
- virtual storytime
- AAC communication activities
- switch activities
- virtual classroom library
- virtual troubleshooting and help centre
Our JMCCSA Tech Squad has created a Parent Portal to help keep us all up to date on the current news and weekly flyers. Don't forget to take a peek! Remember to check your Google Classroom daily!
Please take lots of photos and videos of your child throughout the online learning process. It provides a sense of connection during this time of isolation. These photos and videos will be included within your child's digital portfolio. Students should all have individualized QR Codes that link directly to their "Digital Portfolio", please let us know if you require a copy. This is a unique link to your student, only those with your QR Code can access the shared drive. Please keep this QR Code safe! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your Class Four Team!