Monday, January 21, 2019

Learning's Fun ~ In Grade One! January 21, 2019

Reminders - APPLEBEE'S Pancake Breakfast - this Saturday on Regent (8:00 to 10:00 am)
                   - NO SCHOOL - on Friday, February 1

SCIENCE
This week, we are finishing up our science unit about "The Seasons" and will soon be starting our next science unit about "Characteristics and Needs of Living Things" with a focus on Penguins.  Our class made a mural for the hallway bulletin board showing the various ways that Manitoba animals survive the winter.

MATH
In math we have been working on measurement.  We are learning to use measurement words like - shorter, longer, heavier, lighter, holds more or less, and finding out which surface covers more area.  We have also been keeping track of Taco and Peanut - measuring their length and weight each month.

ART
The whole school will be making two pottery pieces with clay over the next two months.  The grade ones made pumpkin dishes last week.  They will be taken to the pottery store to be fired and then back to school to be glazed, and then fired once again.

PHOTO GALLERY - pumpkin dishes - step one



How do animals survive the winter?  Bulletin Board Mural





Word Work Centres 










Monday, January 7, 2019

Learning's Fun ~ In Grade One! January 7, 2019

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!   2019

Thank you all so much for your thoughtful (and delicious) cards, gifts and treats.  I shared them with my family at Christmas time.  I hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas holiday and all the best wishes for a blessed New Year.

NEW HOMEWORK
I sent home a different kind of homework today.  This is their spelling homework for this week.  These new homework packages will come home on Mondays and are due on Fridays (just like before).  The homework pages give the children lots of different activities and ways to practice their spelling words.  They may need some help reading and understanding the directions at first. 

We will be starting our spelling tests this week on Friday, so please practice the words with your child at home.  The word lists start out pretty easy and do get more challenging.  After a few weeks, when they have gotten used to the homework/spelling test routine, I can move some of the students into a more difficult spelling level if suitable.

I will also be adding a math sheet and some printing practice sheets to the homework packages in the future.  Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

PHOTO GALLERY - Artists with their big nativity paintings.



 
Christmas Party Day -


 Silly poses -

 

Build a snowman race -

 

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Nativity People part two

Here are a few more photos of our class working on our big nativity scene and the finished scene.