Childcare tax receipts for lunchroom supervision are being sent home today. Please make sure you check in your childs communication folder for this document.
This weeks sight words are below. One way students can practice these words at home is by drawing their shapes and having an adult guess what word it might be. The sight word guessing game will be a literacy center this week, so ask your child to teach you how to play!
I hope everyone had a wonderful long weekend and family day holiday!
Today we started tracking our Olympic medals as a class. Team Canada has a goal to win 28 medals this year and break their record. We will be closely monitoring their success over the next two weeks! So far Canada has 7 medals...2 gold, 4 silver and a bronze!
Please remember that there is no school this Thursday and Friday due to Teachers convention.
For those wanting to send in Valentines with their students, our class count is now 19 students. :)
Today we researched some important Olympic symbols and traditions, and began decorating our classroom. We learned...
We learned that the Olympic rings represent different continents! - LW
The person who lights the cauldron at the opening ceremonies is very important. LF
The torch is lit in many different ways! We wonder how they will light it tomorrow? AW
There is a person in front of each team that carries a flag at the opening ceremony. YE
This year the flag bearers are Canadas figure skaters. HE
The Olympic flame starts in Greece because that's where the Olympics started. JX
Tomorrow we will celebrate the opening of the Olympic Games! Students will learn about citizenship and support their country by cheering on Team Canada! We will watch some of the Opening Ceremonies, spend extra time playing outside in the snow (weather permitting), have hot chocolate and learn our National Anthem. Students are encouraged to wear red and white to show support for their team! This is just the start of our Olympic project which will continue over the next few weeks.
Ask your child what event they are going to track during the Olympics! We will be keeping a record of Canadas medals! GO TEAM CANADA!
Valentine's day is next week! Please remember this is an ordinary school day and our focus will be on learning about kindness through a compliments project. If your child would like to send in Valentine's cards, please make sure there is one for every student in order to promote classroom community and sense of belonging. A suggestion is to have students address their cards to "a friend", or "someone special", as opposed to addressing specific names. This allows students to be more efficient in handing out their cards and have more time to spend on our kindness project. :)
Book orders are due on Friday. Please send in orders or complete via online parent pay.
Room 79 students are getting excited for the upcoming Olympic games! We began our Olympic project by researching PyeongChang, meeting the mascots (Soohorang and Bandabi) and learning about the different winter activities that athletes will compete in this year. We also wrote about our favorite winter activities today. Students will each be choosing an event and one or two Canadian athletes to follow over the course of the Olympics. We will keep track of Canadas medals in class!
The following website is an excellent olympic resource for students:
Below is our math problem from this morning. A few students were able to solve the problem (they are working on an even more challenging puzzle), and we will continue attempting to solve tomorrow!
Today we read My Mouth is a Volcano by Julia Cook. She is an author who writes childrens stories that focus on issues including behavior, communication, relationships and mental health. My Mouth is a Volcano helped students to understand the importance of waiting their turn and not interrupting others. They then created a visual journal entry depicting themselves as having a volcano inside, and wrote about the strategies they might use when they feel like they are going to erupt!
"I will put my hand up and wait patiently" - KS
"I will take a deep breath" -LW
"I will focus on listening, not speaking" YA
Here is the link to Julia Cooks website. These books are useful resources for teaching children about important life skills, challenges and concepts.
REMINDER: MIXING SPOON FUNDRAISER
Today is the last day to order from the Mixing Spoon Fundraiser. Please order online at https://www.healthyhunger.ca before midnight!
Dear Grade One Families,
An important part of our Social Studies program this year is for students to develop an understanding and appreciation of how changes over time have affected their family and influenced who their family is today. One way that we believe students can deepen this understanding is through the collection, observation and analysis of important artifacts (past or present) that may represent their family. These artifacts may be connected to the stories, celebrations, traditions, language or other features that make their family unique and contribute to their sense of identity.
We are asking that each student bring in an artifact that represents their families identity (past or present). For example, a student may bring in a memoir or journal, a photograph that tells a story about their family or a special object such as an article of clothing, award or tool.
Although students will have an opportunity to explore these artifacts, they will be cared for by the teachers. Appropriate handling of artifacts will be an important part of our teaching before we begin this unit. Though all possible care will be taken, it is a possibility that something could get damaged and we ask that you keep this in mind when considering which artifact to send.
Please send in artifacts at your earliest convenience so we can begin our exploration. Thank you!
The Grade One Team