June 21st Update

We are in the home stretch, and these Grade 1s are almost ready for Grade 2. It has been an absolute pleasure to teach and learn alongside them the past four months, and I will truly miss them. With that said, we still have four days left!

This Week

This week, we finished up a lot of our normal classroom routines. On top of that, we had two theme based activities. 

The first was a Fairy Tale day. We began the day by watching "The Princess and the Pea" and discussing different Fairy Tales we knew. After that, students made groups and created their own Fairy Tales. Some used puppets or building materials, and others acted out their stories. It took a large portion of our day, but was well worth it.

The second theme was based off of a popular book series "Elephant and Piggie". We read, and then wrote/ drew our own "Elephant and Piggie" stories. 

Coming Up

June 26th - Sports Day and Fun Lunch/Snack

June 27th - Last Day of School (half day/ early dismissal)

Request

On the last day of school (or earlier) please send a plastic or reusable shopping bag with your child so they have somewhere to put everything from the year (I do not think it will all fit in backpacks).


June 14th Update

Coming Up

June 19th - Last Day to order Fun Lunch

June 20th- Spring Fling

Celebration of Learning 

I want to start by saying, I am SO proud of all the Grade 1s for their incredible work on their Zoo Inquiry projects and at the Celebration of Learning last night. They worked so hard, and (as I am sure you would agree) did an amazing job. Thank you to everyone who helped out along the way.

Sharing Artifacts

We are continuing to share our Family Artifacts into next week. If your child has not brought in an item to share yet, please send an artifact next week. We are hoping to finish up our sharing by next Friday, June 21st. 

For those of you who have already shared, thank you! As a class, we are really loving learning more about each other's family histories and special artifacts.

Math Storytelling

This past week, in math we started learning about Math Stories (word problems), and started creating our own. Each student created a story using loose parts. Please ask your child to tell you a math story.


June 5th Update

Tomorrow we are off to the ZOO! Please make sure your child has a water bottle, lots of snacks/lunch, and is dressed for the weather. We will be outside all day! Hats and sunglasses are highly recommended. If you chose to have your child wear sunscreen, please apply it at home.

Next week 

On Thursday June 13 from 6-7pm is our Celebration of learning. Please join us then to celebrate all the hard work your child has been doing.

We will continue to do our artifact sharing. We did 4 today, and will continue to do them as often as we can till everyone has had a chance to go. 

Fun

Mrs. Frampton had her baby last week. Today the student's saw her picture and emailed some questions to Mrs. Frampton about the baby.


Coming Up!

Throughout June: Family Artifact Sharing

June 6th - Final Zoo Field Trip!

June 13th - Grade 1 Celebration of Learning (6:00pm - 7:00 pm)

June 19th - Last day to order Fun lunch

June 26th - Sports Day and Fun Snack

June 27th - Last day of classes (early dismissal) 

Literacy Sight Words for the Week: face, pace, rage, page, take, make, cane, lane, dice, rice, life, wife.


May Learning Update

Hello and welcome back to the class blog! 

Literacy

Throughout the month of May, we spent a lot of time and attention developing our literacy skills (oral story telling, reading, and writing). Students have been learning the parts of a story (beginning, middle, end, character, setting, plot), and have been writing their own stories. Feel free to ask your child about their story! 

Math

Students have been practicing addition and subtraction to 20 and beyond. One game they learned was Doubles Tic Tac Toe. All you need is paper and one dice. Ask your child to play with you. 

We have also started measurement. Students have been learning about using a base line to measure and compare objects. Mr. Wilcox even got involved and they measured how many unifix cubes tall he was.

Animal Groups

In May, students have been VERY busy finishing up their Zoo projects. We are off to the Zoo on Thursday to present!!!

Archeology

On Tuesday, students became Archeologists (with the help of a few amazing volunteers). They explored the differences between artifacts and bio facts, and put together the bones of a bison.


Mrs. Malcolm

June 21st Update

We are in the home stretch, and these Grade 1s are almost ready for Grade 2. It has been an absolute pleasure to teach and learn alongside them the past four months, and I will truly miss them. With that said, we still have four days left!

This Week

This week, we finished up a lot of our normal classroom routines. On top of that, we had two theme based activities. 

The first was a Fairy Tale day. We began the day by watching "The Princess and the Pea" and discussing different Fairy Tales we knew. After that, students made groups and created their own Fairy Tales. Some used puppets or building materials, and others acted out their stories. It took a large portion of our day, but was well worth it.

The second theme was based off of a popular book series "Elephant and Piggie". We read, and then wrote/ drew our own "Elephant and Piggie" stories. 

Coming Up

June 26th - Sports Day and Fun Lunch/Snack

June 27th - Last Day of School (half day/ early dismissal)

Request

On the last day of school (or earlier) please send a plastic or reusable shopping bag with your child so they have somewhere to put everything from the year (I do not think it will all fit in backpacks).


June 14th Update

Coming Up

June 19th - Last Day to order Fun Lunch

June 20th- Spring Fling

Celebration of Learning 

I want to start by saying, I am SO proud of all the Grade 1s for their incredible work on their Zoo Inquiry projects and at the Celebration of Learning last night. They worked so hard, and (as I am sure you would agree) did an amazing job. Thank you to everyone who helped out along the way.

Sharing Artifacts

We are continuing to share our Family Artifacts into next week. If your child has not brought in an item to share yet, please send an artifact next week. We are hoping to finish up our sharing by next Friday, June 21st. 

For those of you who have already shared, thank you! As a class, we are really loving learning more about each other's family histories and special artifacts.

Math Storytelling

This past week, in math we started learning about Math Stories (word problems), and started creating our own. Each student created a story using loose parts. Please ask your child to tell you a math story.


June 5th Update

Tomorrow we are off to the ZOO! Please make sure your child has a water bottle, lots of snacks/lunch, and is dressed for the weather. We will be outside all day! Hats and sunglasses are highly recommended. If you chose to have your child wear sunscreen, please apply it at home.

Next week 

On Thursday June 13 from 6-7pm is our Celebration of learning. Please join us then to celebrate all the hard work your child has been doing.

We will continue to do our artifact sharing. We did 4 today, and will continue to do them as often as we can till everyone has had a chance to go. 

Fun

Mrs. Frampton had her baby last week. Today the student's saw her picture and emailed some questions to Mrs. Frampton about the baby.


Coming Up!

Throughout June: Family Artifact Sharing

June 6th - Final Zoo Field Trip!

June 13th - Grade 1 Celebration of Learning (6:00pm - 7:00 pm)

June 19th - Last day to order Fun lunch

June 26th - Sports Day and Fun Snack

June 27th - Last day of classes (early dismissal) 

Literacy Sight Words for the Week: face, pace, rage, page, take, make, cane, lane, dice, rice, life, wife.


May Learning Update

Hello and welcome back to the class blog! 

Literacy

Throughout the month of May, we spent a lot of time and attention developing our literacy skills (oral story telling, reading, and writing). Students have been learning the parts of a story (beginning, middle, end, character, setting, plot), and have been writing their own stories. Feel free to ask your child about their story! 

Math

Students have been practicing addition and subtraction to 20 and beyond. One game they learned was Doubles Tic Tac Toe. All you need is paper and one dice. Ask your child to play with you. 

We have also started measurement. Students have been learning about using a base line to measure and compare objects. Mr. Wilcox even got involved and they measured how many unifix cubes tall he was.

Animal Groups

In May, students have been VERY busy finishing up their Zoo projects. We are off to the Zoo on Thursday to present!!!

Archeology

On Tuesday, students became Archeologists (with the help of a few amazing volunteers). They explored the differences between artifacts and bio facts, and put together the bones of a bison.


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