Week of September 18th - 22nd
Dates to Remember:
Thursday, September 21st is Open House.
BBQ from 5-6 and classroom visits from 6-7. Come and have your child show you around our Grade 1 classroom.
Wednesday and Friday are Gym days!
Class Visits on Thursdays to Learning Commons coming soon - stay tuned!
Our Week in Review:
Last week we continued to work on establishing rules and routines in our classroom. Our read alouds are focusing on The Golden Rule, and how we can respect ourselves, others, materials and our environment (SOME).
We started "Weekly Words". Ask your child how to read them using different voices (i.e. opera, angry...). We will be starting our 'Read Across Canada', a nightly reading incentive program September 25th.
In Math, we begun on Number (1-20) and Patterning (repeated sequence of colour, shape, word, picture, number) through guided exploration. Some ideas to help you practice these concepts with your child:
- count by 1s to 20 using dried beans, beads or other objects of interest to your child
- conservation of number: show your child 6 objects ordered as pictured below. Which has more? Your child should count each set and determine they have the same amount.
- match the written number to the number of objects
- make a pattern with beads, colours, buttons
In Science, we have begun a Tree Inquiry and have selected two trees from our yard. We will be documenting the changes throughout the school year. We are talking about our weather and current season during Calendar time. We are also collecting items from our natural world for our Discovery Table.
In Language, we are focusing on Oral Communication. We are learning to listen with our "Whole Body" - eyes on speaker, ears open and ready, bodies still. Ask your child one of the signals we use in Gym class to STOP (i.e. BE A TREE). We are reading our Weekly Words and identifying their common sounds. This week's words focus on the short "i" sound.
Sound: short i
Words: is him big will it little into did in
In Gym, we are focusing on following safety rules and playing games involving Space Awareness. Ask your child how to play "Party On, Party Off".
In Religion, we are learning about following the Golden Rule, and acting as Jesus would. We are learning our prayer before eating. Ask your child if they can recite it to you!
Have a great week and we look forward to seeing you on Thursday, September 21st!