WELCOME TO GRADE 1 

LEARNING AND GROWING TOGETHER

Welcome to our class website, a spot where we can show you our work, our photos and share information about what’s happening in our class.   Please take some time to read our website and learn about some of the exciting things that are taking place in Room 1A.  

I look forward to working with you and your child.  Please check our website on a regular basis for weekly updates and important information!


NOTICE FOR PARENTS

Yesterday a system-wide email was sent to you by SchoolMessenger that provided families with interim K-9 resources and activities to engage in for the time prior to the scheduled spring break. You can access the resources HERE.

On this webpage, CBE has collected ideas and activities to support active learning across the disciplines. These activities are easy to do at home using common materials and are engaging for students and families.  

In addition, here are some other suggestions that students in Grade One could be doing to keep up with their learning at home:

  •  Read for 20 minutes each day.  Please see the LINKS document on the right hand side of our website to access more reading websites online and for all student login information.
  • Write in a journal- one or two sentences everyday about any topic they would like. You can write about things you are doing at home or I have attached a document on the right hand side with 25 opinion writing prompts.
  • Learn about a new animal that interests you and research some facts about the animal.  Draw a picture of it and try to label the animal's parts by sounding out the words.  You could also draw a picture of where the animal lives or try and build a habitat for the animal.
  • Make a pattern out of things from around your house. For example- make a pattern on your dining table out of different kinds of cereal.
  • Try a new recipe together or bake something. Let your child help you measure, pour and scoop.  If you are feeling extra adventurous- try and create a new recipe together and have your child write down the different steps.
  • Go for a nature walk together and then write about the things you saw.  You could also do a 5 senses scavenger hunt and look for things on your walk you can see, hear, smell, touch and maybe bring a cookie on the walk to taste!
  • Math- We are practicing our math fact fluency with sums to 18.  Here is a link for students to try out at home-https://www.iknowit.com/
  • In addition to this link, students can login to Mathletics (also in the links document) or play any math games you know with cards or dice. Some ideas- WAR (Each person turns over one card and the higher number wins), ADDITION WAR (same idea but each person turns two cards, adds them together and the higher sum wins. This can also be done with subtraction), MAKE TEN- click HERE for a youtube video explaining this fun card game. I will also be uploading some playing boards of math games you can download and print at home. These games require dice. 
  • Practice Sight Words! I will be uploading our full sight word document and you can practice your sight words in any way you prefer! Some fun ideas to practice: Roll them out in playdoh, paint them, make cards out of the words and use those to play a match game (flip over 2- if they match and you can read them- you get to keep them!), draw them with different colour markers, or hide cards around the room and go on a hunt to read and find them.

After spring break, we will provide an additional level of support for all of our students. 

I'm thinking about all of you during this very unusual and uncertain time and I'm sending you all my best.  Please take this time to spend some quality family time together and enjoy each other's company.  Hopefully we will see each other soon!

-Mrs. Reid




IMPORTANT DATES

March 21st - April 5th: Spring Break- MORE INFO TO COME REGARDING CLOSURE DATES.

April 20th - 30th: Artist Residency with Sound Creations (dance)


Sacred Teaching of the Month: LOVE


Mrs. Reid – Grade 1

WELCOME TO GRADE 1 

LEARNING AND GROWING TOGETHER

Welcome to our class website, a spot where we can show you our work, our photos and share information about what’s happening in our class.   Please take some time to read our website and learn about some of the exciting things that are taking place in Room 1A.  

I look forward to working with you and your child.  Please check our website on a regular basis for weekly updates and important information!


NOTICE FOR PARENTS

Yesterday a system-wide email was sent to you by SchoolMessenger that provided families with interim K-9 resources and activities to engage in for the time prior to the scheduled spring break. You can access the resources HERE.

On this webpage, CBE has collected ideas and activities to support active learning across the disciplines. These activities are easy to do at home using common materials and are engaging for students and families.  

In addition, here are some other suggestions that students in Grade One could be doing to keep up with their learning at home:

  •  Read for 20 minutes each day.  Please see the LINKS document on the right hand side of our website to access more reading websites online and for all student login information.
  • Write in a journal- one or two sentences everyday about any topic they would like. You can write about things you are doing at home or I have attached a document on the right hand side with 25 opinion writing prompts.
  • Learn about a new animal that interests you and research some facts about the animal.  Draw a picture of it and try to label the animal's parts by sounding out the words.  You could also draw a picture of where the animal lives or try and build a habitat for the animal.
  • Make a pattern out of things from around your house. For example- make a pattern on your dining table out of different kinds of cereal.
  • Try a new recipe together or bake something. Let your child help you measure, pour and scoop.  If you are feeling extra adventurous- try and create a new recipe together and have your child write down the different steps.
  • Go for a nature walk together and then write about the things you saw.  You could also do a 5 senses scavenger hunt and look for things on your walk you can see, hear, smell, touch and maybe bring a cookie on the walk to taste!
  • Math- We are practicing our math fact fluency with sums to 18.  Here is a link for students to try out at home-https://www.iknowit.com/
  • In addition to this link, students can login to Mathletics (also in the links document) or play any math games you know with cards or dice. Some ideas- WAR (Each person turns over one card and the higher number wins), ADDITION WAR (same idea but each person turns two cards, adds them together and the higher sum wins. This can also be done with subtraction), MAKE TEN- click HERE for a youtube video explaining this fun card game. I will also be uploading some playing boards of math games you can download and print at home. These games require dice. 
  • Practice Sight Words! I will be uploading our full sight word document and you can practice your sight words in any way you prefer! Some fun ideas to practice: Roll them out in playdoh, paint them, make cards out of the words and use those to play a match game (flip over 2- if they match and you can read them- you get to keep them!), draw them with different colour markers, or hide cards around the room and go on a hunt to read and find them.

After spring break, we will provide an additional level of support for all of our students. 

I'm thinking about all of you during this very unusual and uncertain time and I'm sending you all my best.  Please take this time to spend some quality family time together and enjoy each other's company.  Hopefully we will see each other soon!

-Mrs. Reid




IMPORTANT DATES

March 21st - April 5th: Spring Break- MORE INFO TO COME REGARDING CLOSURE DATES.

April 20th - 30th: Artist Residency with Sound Creations (dance)


Sacred Teaching of the Month: LOVE


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