Thursday, June 4, 2015

Speaking in the Morning Meeting (A committed risk-taker)

Dear Elliot,

This semester you've been working hard on developing your English language skills. You've been taking risks to speak in English. Our class Morning Meetings are one place you've shown your speaking skills and confidence. Here you are independently telling us about your watch. Great work Elliot! You have been very committed to learning English!

Ms. Alison

Retelling 'The Billy Goats Gruff'

Dear Elliot,

I think this is an example of your best work from our 'How we express ourselves' unit of inquiry. You viewed and listened carefully during our field trip to The Billy Goats Gruff stage show at the theatre. When we returned to school, you were able to create a series of painting about the story showing the details that you remembered. 

When I asked you about this work, you said: 

"I was painting. I like the story. I like when sun comes and troll is stone."

Ms. Alison 

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Writing: Before & After

Dear Elliot,

You have made a lot of progress in writing this year. Here is a sample of your work from January:

This piece shows that you were able to write your name and used representation drawings to express your ideas. Here is a sample of your work from April. 

This piece shows that you can now write some beginning letters and sounds independently. When we work together, you can hear many of the sounds in the words you want to write and record the connecting letter. 

Congratulations on your progress Elliot! You have worked hard on your writing.

Ms. Alison 

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Word Study: Consonant Climb

Dear Elliot,

You indicated this piece of work as one of your favourites. This choice board represents the work you did on Literacy Morning with your mum. You said 'Consonant Climb' was your favourite because "it's fun". When you played this game, you also showed that you are able to recognize the beginning sound and letter in most words. 

Ms. Alison

Sunday, May 17, 2015

The Car Race - by Elliot

Elliot created and told this story using the iStopMotion app on our class iPads with the help of a Grade 3 buddy.