This week, we talked about the meaning behind the poppies that people wear during Remembrance Day. The students discovered that this is a day where we remember all the heroes and soldiers who have made sacrifices for our country. Yesterday, Mrs.Fok led a painting activity where students used potatoes to make a poppy stamp.
In Math, students continued to explore Ten Frame Mania and Math Limbo on the iPads, to give the students more practice on their subitization skills. They did practice work (e.g. worksheets) using the number line and learned a new card game called make 10. Students play in partners, lay out 5 cards in front of them and look for a match (6+4). Every morning, we also practice how to skip count by 2, 5, and 10 to songs by Jack Hartman. The kids love him!
In Bible, we finished looking at the life of Joseph. The students responded in their Bible exercise book about what they have learned from his story. Some students said that you need to trust God even when things are hard or unfair, while others said it is wrong to be jealous and to lie. The new memory verse will be Proverbs 3:5-6. Below are the songs we sang this week.
We completed our Inquiry unit of Me to We by asking the students to contribute to a book about ways that they can help in a classroom. Some students said that they can help 1N by being caring to others, solving problems when they arise, listening to instructions, and modeling good choices to their friends.
This week, I watched as students began to blossom more with their writing! Grade 1 is so exciting! Some are beginning to stretch their brains to add more ideas while others are growing more aware of conventions (capital letters, punctuation marks, finger spaces).
During Exploration Time this week, I had students:
1. Make a building choice of where they wanted to play (Lego, tinker toys, blocks)
2. They had to stay there for 30 minutes to build something with the other students who were there (after 30 minutes they could switch)
3. At the end of the day, their “group” shared what they built
Below are some pictures. It was exciting to watch them work together by communicating and thinking of ideas. Some also made new friends!
Notes and reminders
- I am beginning to plan for chapel. If you leaving for holidays early, please let me know so I can take that into consideration when assigning acting parts. Thank you!
- Please support your child in helping them to remember their home reading books on their assigned day. Thank you!
- Boom! Zap! Pow! Put on your capes, because November 15this RCS Elementary Hero Day! Come dressed up as your favourite hero — a Bible hero, a comic book hero, or a community hero, the possibilities are endless. This is your chance to get creative and honour all the superheroes in our lives — both fictional and the real-life.
- Sometimes students might bring home a colouring page or worksheet that is not complete, but they do not need to finish it and bring it back. There are extra activities available to them when they are finished their work and often they like to take them home.