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Mrs McLeod's Classroom

Our Fab 4 Class! 

Teacher: Mrs. McLeod
Educational Assistant: Mrs. Cindi & Mr. Dave

My name is Mrs. McLeod and I will be the Class 4 teacher this year. I am very honoured to have the opportunity to work with our wonderful students and their families as we venture through an exciting school year! The greatest reward of teaching comes not from the impact we have on the lives of others but from how they will impact us; everyday as we teach our students they too, are teaching us. I look forward to new inspirations, learning adventures and discoveries together as we make our way through a very fun year! Joining me are our amazing Educational Assistants, Mrs. Cindi Ruthven and Mr. Dave Zeman who together bring decades of experience and extremely kind hearts. We are very lucky to have them with us and are looking forward to working with all of you. We are always here for support so please do not hesitate to reach out if you need anything at all. Together we will continue to make great things possible!

Mrs. McLeod, Mr. Dave, and Mrs. Cindi

 

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. 
 


Our Schedule

 
Timetable Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00-9:30 Occupational Therapy Goals Occupational Therapy Goals  Occupational Therapy Goals Occupational Therapy Goals Occupational Therapy Goals
9:30-10:00 Morning Circle Activities Morning Circle Activities Morning Circle Activities Morning Circle Activities Morning Circle Activities
10:00 - 10:40 Small Group Literacy Rotations Small Group Literacy Rotations Small Group Literacy Rotations Small Group Literacy Rotations 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 
11:30-12:30 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
12:30-1:00 Independent/ Small Group Math Independent/ Small Group Math Independent/ Small Group Math Independent/ Small Group Math Independent/ Small Group Math
1:00-1:40 Small Group Writing Small Group Writing Small Group Writing Small Group Writing Small Group Writing
1:40-2:10 Small Group Social Sciences Small Group Social Sciences Small Group Social Sciences Small Group Social Sciences Small Group Social Sciences
2:10-2:45 Physical Education Physical Education Physical Education/ Physical Education Physical Education
2:45 - 3:00 Yoga Dance Community Circle Yoga Dance

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A tremendous thank you to our wonderful Educational Assistants, Mrs. Cindi and Mr. Dave. We could not do this without YOU!
A tremendous thank you to our wonderful Educational Assistants, Mrs. Cindi and Mr. Dave. We could not do this without YOU!

What We Are Learning:

  •  How community helpers support and help us
  • What makes us special and unique
  •  How to recognize the letters and sounds
  •  Core words: you, in, I, what, see
  •  Identifying numbers in different ways
  •  Exploring different sensory experiences
  • Creating sentences to describe a picture
How to help your child at home:
  • Ask your child hypothetical questions like "What would you do if..." or "How do you feel when..."
  • If your child uses a device to speak use it as much as possible at home. 
  • Count objects
  • Read to your child, and allow your child to see you reading too. 
  • Encourage your child to connect with literature (ex. Have you ever felt the way this character did? What does this story remind you of?)

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