LITERACY – Oral Communcation/Comprehension (“read aloud”), Drama
We immediately felt an emotional response to the book “I am not a number”, by Jenny Kay Dupuis and Kathy Kacer. The authors included some detail we had not considered before, and we had a strong emotional response. It was a bit more upsetting than the book, “Fatty Legs”
- It’s better, information wise, to get an idea of what it was actually like – m
- Better to know our countries past and to be more aware of what happened
- Good to be informed about how her past has been but sometimes it’s not good to learn right away because there are details that we aren’t ready to learn yet.
- [The Class decided they were ready — we started with Fatty Legs and we’re ready to move on.]
- It’s better because it can help us know how the character actually feels when she’s going through it.
- It’s good to know more but it is disturbing
Our questions for one of the authors, Jenny Kay Dupuis:
Critical thinking: Compare & Contrast
We compared and contrasted books about residential schools that we have read: Fatty Legs and I Am Not a Number
DRAMA – Corridor of Voices
We practised “Corridor of Voices” as a strategy to deeply explore points of view. Using a simple “I want to eat a cupcake VS I shoukdn’t eat a cupcake” as an issue to explore, we got familiar with the drama technique. Tomorrow, we will practice the strategy to infer & explore the conflicting points of view that the Indian Agent in “I Am Not A Number” could be experiencing (Critical Literacy —-> examining missing points of view).
MATH – Data management
After measuring everyone’s height in the class and recording their month of birth, we prepared to graph the data using a scatter plot. We worked on a T-table today & will graph tomorrow.
We’ll discuss if the scatter plot should or should not be turned into a line graph, and why (or why not). Then we’ll observe….and finally, interpret the data.