Today in English we had a discussion about cyberbullying and internet safety. The discussion was started because some students have blogged about Amanda Todd. We did not get into many details about her case (many are not appropriate for this age or school) but we talked about how we need to be reponsible and kind people when we are online. We also discussed staying safe online – never giving out personal information, not engaging in discussions with strangers, telling parents if a stranger does try to contact us, never taking inappropriate photos and putting them online. If you have a chance to discuss this matter further with your children I think it would reinforce our class discussion.
We also talked about the Adventure genre of narrative stories. The students will be writing their own stories starting with this outline organizer
In math we discovered some divisibility rules. We came up with divisibility rules for 2, 3, 5 & 10. They are very handy for mental math and for doing short and long division which is coming up next week. Here is a cute song about the rules.
I’m heading to Toronto for the ECOO conference. Mme Moar and I are going to learn more about using technology in the classroom. Stayed tuned for more info about that. I may blog from there if I have time, if not, please contact my supply teacher if you have questions or concerns. Or email my board email firstname.lastname@example.org