Saturday, 9 February 2019

February 11-15

Hello everyone,

Report cards will be sent home on Wednesday, February 13, 2019. Celebrate your child's success! Please note, getting a B in any subject area means that your child is at Grade level in that area They are meeting provincial standards and they are progressing well. Getting a C means that they are approaching provincial standards but they are not at grade level right now in that particular area. Continue to work with your child at home as the expectations will continue to increase as we move forward (example: reading at a level 8 right now is considered "grade level" and in June, a level 14-15 will be considered  "grade level."

Our new words of the week are...

1. could

2. name

3. his

4. her

5. him

The students will be going skating Monday, February 11, 2019. They will be going during French (1-2 pm). All volunteers are asked to meet at Minto at 12:45 pm. Thanks again to everyone who is able to help out that day.

We will be going to the library on Wednesday, February 13, 2019.

Valentine's Day is on Thursday. The students can bring their Valentine cards that day. They will be able to distribute them on Thursday morning. The class list was provided last week on this blog (you can scroll back). We will also be going to the Cake Walk that morning.

There is a PD day on Friday, February 15, 2019 (no school for students).

On Monday, we will begin learning about Geometry (2D and 3D) and spatial sense. The students will learn how to identify 2D shapes and 3D solids and sort and classify them by their attributes.

We will continue to do some problem-solving as well.

We are starting to talk about healthy eating in Health.

The students are loving their gym stations!

Monday, 4 February 2019

February 4-8

Hello everyone,

This Friday, February 8, 2019, we will be celebrating 100's Day!! The students are all encouraged to dress up as if they were 100 years old!! All the Grade 1 teachers will be dressing up as well. The students will have an opportunity to do a variety of 100's day activities that day. Your child can bring in a collection of “100 things” to share with the class if they would like! (for a quick show and tell)

We had an author visit on Friday. The students were very engaged listening to Phillip Roy talking about writing his books, creating his illustrations and then he told a couple of stories to the group. Very interesting!

We will be  going to the library on Wednesday.

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. The students will have an opportunity to deliver Valentine cards to their classmates on February 14, 2019. I am providing a class list so that no one is forgotten.

 1. Davian
 2. Hudson
 3. Kieran
 4. Ashley
 5. Dineth
 6. Nicholas
 7. Oliver
 8. Kyle
 9. Mason
10. Alec
11. Risha
12. Orlagh
13. Preston
14. Emma
15. Aden
16. Angela
17. Liam
18. Ava
19. James
20. Richard
21. Riye
22. Zya (our new student starting February 4th)

Our new words of the week are...

1. favourite

2. new

3. from

4. of

5. and

In math, we will continue with problem solving.  Next week, we will begin Geometry.

The students work in pairs, groups and individually. They are learning how to explain their thinking. This was the question the students worked on in pairs.

Then, some students explained their thinking...

Then they had an opportunity to try one on their own.....

Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Cake walk

Hello everyone,

I am sending home a sheet that talks about our 6th Annual St. Cecilia Cake Walk that will take place on February 14, 2019.

Monday, 28 January 2019

Library on Wednesday

Please have your child return his/her library books tomorrow. We will exchange them on Wednesday, January 30, 2019.

***Book orders will be sent home on Tuesday. Orders are due on February 6, 2019.

Sunday, 27 January 2019

January 28-February 1

Hello everyone,

Our class is going skating on Monday, January 28, 2019. All volunteers can meet Mme K at Minto at 12:45 p.m. Two other classes will also be skating at the same time (Mrs. Smith's and Mrs. Combden's class). Please have your child bring their skates and helmet to school that morning. Thanks again to everyone who is able to volunteer!

Our new words of the week are....

1. my

2. over

3. pretty

4. your

5. teacher

In math, we will continue working on math word problems.

Sara has 8 balloons.. Her friend gave her 4 more balloons. How many balloons does Sara have now?

At home, please work on this with your child. Your child has to read and understand the problem, and figure out if they need to add or subtract. In class, the students are learning how to show their work using pictures and numbers (number sentences...8+4=12) and words (writing the answer in a sentence....Sara now has 12 balloons).

A few more word problems to practise at home.....

Ben has 4 candies. Sam gave him 4 more. How many candies does Ben have now?

Kate has 7 crayons. Five of them are red. How many are not red?

How may ears do 5 bunnies have?

How many wheels do 6 bikes have?

There are 8 worms. The fish ate 6 worms. How many are left?

There are 6 girls and 4 boys on the bus. How many kids are there altogether?

There are 11 cookies in a jar. Lily got hungry and ate 3 of them. How many cookies are there now?

In music, the students all got to create different songs using the boomwackers. They did a great job!

In language, we will continue with recount. The  students practise talking about their weekend during turn and talk. Then, they have an opportunity to write their recount in their notebooks.

We were invited to Mrs. Smith's class for a healthy eating presentation.

Sunday, 20 January 2019

January 21-25

Hello everyone!

There is a PD day this Friday, January 25, 2019 (no school for students).

Library is on Wednesday.

Our new words of the week are...

1. stop

2. that

3. it

4. we

5. some

Please continue to have your child practise their word wall words until they know them by heart. The words from last week were challenging and many students are still learning them. (what, when, where, why, who). Continue to have your child read on a daily basis. Reading is part of everything we do in Grade 1.

The students did a great job researching their chosen animal!

They had an opportunity to present 3 interesting facts about their animal.

In language, we will continue to learn how to organize our ideas to write a recount. Ask your child to tell you about their day using the recount format.

I had a ___________ day.
Closing sentence.

In math this week, we will begin problem-solving. Students in Grade 1 learn how to solve a variety of problems involving addition and subtraction to 20. 

Example: Sam has 12 cookies. Seven cookies are chocolate. How many are not chocolate?
They will learn how to show their work and explain their thinking. 

In music this week, the students will have an opportunity to create different songs using boomwhackers.