I am so pleased to share that we filled our Jar of Joy. Students have been working hard to show respect to one another, demonstrate acts of kindness, and follow classroom routines to fill our "Jar of Joy." We celebrated through watching an educational video and shared some popcorn. We will see if we can fill our jar once more. CONGRATS GRADE 1 SUPERSTARS!
Trick or Treat!!! Have a look at some of the activities that unfolded in grade 1 on Halloween. Students had some fun patterning with Halloween images, eyeball races, making Halloween cards, and playing other "spooky" games.
In science, we have been talking about seasons along with cycles and sequences. In the spirit of Halloween, we have been exploring the pumpkin life cycle. Have a listen to this song to help your child remember the stages of how a pumpkin grows. In addition, we read a wonderful story to compliment our learning and have learned some interesting facts about pumpkin. Ask your child to share what they have learned!
Students had a blast writing potions in the spirit of Halloween. In addition, we created witch's feet to accompany their work. Have a look at their "wicked witches! "
I am one happy teacher after viewing the wonderful artwork of my students. We explored water colours for the first time while applying concepts of lines and shapes in our paintings. Have a look at the final products. Beware, as the WITCH is definitely brewing up something scary for Halloween!
We are on the hunt for missing underwear that was on our clothesline! We deem it to be the dinosaurs, as after reading Dinosaurs Love Underpants by Claire Freedman, they started to go missing. We have been searching high and low but have not found any evidence yet. We started off with 22 but after counting today, we learned that 22-6=16. Therefore, we need to find 6 missing underwear. The dinosaurs better watch out, as soon we may have to create a trap or lure them with bait!
Students continue to explore numbers. We have been using number lines and hundreds charts to scaffold our learning. Students were given a number and had to work collaboratively to place themselves in the right spot, creating our own student number line. I was pleased to see such great work which lead to them being successful with this task.
An interactive hundreds chart can be found at:
Our school surpassed our Terry fox goal of $8000. Our grand total was $9514.34!!!! What amazing support from our entire school community. Some teachers kept their end of the bargain. Have a look!
In math, we have been talking about number sense. Students have been exploring skip counting. I have noticed that some are having difficulty with this skill. Therefore, I have attached a few videos that we have been using in the classroom. Please review them with your child and have them practice skip counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s.
We are working on speaking in complete, detailed sentences that make sense. Oral communication helps students to become better writers as they practice to speak in sentences, then they will write in sentences. It allows them to communicate their ideas accurately and engage the interest of their audience. Please have a look at the assignment expectations below to support your child. Thank you!