El Mercado (Room 21 Farmers Market)

Our students in room 21 learned about Farmers Markets in Calgary and around the world. Farmers' markets benefit the community by maintaining important social ties, linking rural and urban populations and even close neighbours in mutually rewarding exchange, benefits local businesses, support of independent growers by local community can enhance local economic opportunities and health & wellness in poor communities, fresher and healthier local food.

In this cross-curricular unit and in order to set up a farmers market our students needed to develop skills of critical thinking and creative thinking, examine ideas and information from varied sources, choose and justify a course of action, compare and contrast information from similar types of electronic sources; collaborate with others to devise strategies for decision making and problem solving, apply ideas and strategies to contribute to decision making and problem solving; demonstrate an understanding of addition of numbers with answers to 20 and their corresponding subtraction facts, concretely, pictorially and symbolically; explore, understand and appreciate the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world for personal growth and satisfaction and for participating in, and contributing to, our multicultural Canadian society and the world among other skills.















Spanish dances and storytelling 




Latin American Landmarks, Rapa Nui and Teotihuacan

Our students in our school are exploring varied unique popular Latin American landmarks. Using inquiry, project based learning and cross-curricular methodologies our students use textual cues to construct and confirm meaning, share personal experiences related to oral, print, visual and multimedia texts; as well as, identify the actions of people in texts, examine ideas and information from varied sources, compare and contrast information from similar types of electronic sources, develop skills for historical and geographic thinking, describe the characteristic of 3D and 2D shapes and analyze the relationship among them, replicate composite 2-D shapes and 3-D objects and compare 2-D shapes to parts of 3-D objects in the environment. 


Matching
Students match picture of a specific Latin American landmark with 3D shape



Locating Teotihuacan and Rapa Nui
Our students used a world map template to locate Teotihuacan and Rapa Nui.

Chichen itza Pyramids
Learning about Chichen itza Pyramids with our buddies.
Chichen itza Pyramids
Learning about Chichen itza Pyramids with our buddies.
Building
Students discuss attributes of different 2D and 3D shapes to replicate some landmarks.



Drafting a poster
Our students are drafting their posters to present in our upcoming celebration of learning.








Math centers

Equivalences


Tangrams



Place Value
Place Value




Beading and building




School Assembly: Steve Harmer, magician 




Spanish Journal 

We started our Spanish journal! 


100 Days of School Celebration:

Our students in grade one celebrated together 100 days of school! Time flies when you are having fun.


100 markers challenge

When I am 100 years old

100 board

100 words

100 cups tower

CPAWS "Endangered Species" and Teacher's Pet "My World":

In these two in-site school field tripsOur students learned about habits, diet and habitat of some Albertan endangered species such as the Swift Fox, Borrowing Owl and Grizzly Bear. Our students also learned about community and how we support each other in our own communities. 



Making decisions together, puppet show
Needs & Wants


Landmarks

My Community


Rights and responsibilities


Tren-Tren and Cai-Cai Vilu, Trickster Theater Residency

Our students adapted a Mapuche creation myth from Chile and performed a play in just one week, thanks to all parents and volunteers!




Science - Building:

Our students are learning about materials by using them to construct a variety of objects, including model buildings, toys, boats and vehicles. Students select materials to use and gain experience as they cut and shape, fold, pile materials on top of one another, join parts, and try different techniques to achieve the result that they intend. In the process, they learn to look at objects that are similar to what they are trying to construct and, with guidance, begin to recognize the component parts that make up the whole.










Arts, perspective, one point perspective: our students explored forms and lines to to show depth or distance using "one-point perspective technique". 








Karate!





Snowtastic performance!


Math centres: even or odd number




Skip Counting using dice and 100 board




Math centres, balance: describing equality as a balance and inequality as an imbalance, concretely and pictorially (0 to 20).



Spanish language arts centres, writing




English language arts centres, sequencing and story telling




Exploring magnetism with our grade 5 buddies: room 21 and room 22 (Sr. Plata - grade 5) explored together electricity and magnetism. Our students were asked to build a magnet using batteries to generate electricity and magnetize a piece of metal. Grade 1 and 5 also explored magnetism using varied materials and metals.   


Scratch Art, contrasting colours; bright and dark colours








Scientist in School, changes in seasons

Our students discussed and describe seasonal changes; interpreting the effects of seasonal changes on living things. Our students also described the regular and predictable cycle of seasonal changes, such as, changes in sunlight, changes in weather, changes in form and appearance and location of living things; recognizing that many living things go into a dormant period during winter and survive under a blanket of snow as a seed, egg or hibernating.







Halloween Celebration 

Making monsters with our buddy class! Our students learnt about how "El Día de los Muertos " is celebrated in Chile and Colombia, as well as, varied monsters from these countries. With their buddies they also created their own monsters and typed a brief description about them using iPads.  







Creating Colour

Out students are learning to identify and evaluate methods for creating colour and for applying colours to different materials. The following are pictures taken from our in-site Teachers' Pet Creating Colour, field trip. 










Daily 5 centres






Urban Designing 







How do communities thrive

- In what ways do people cooperate in order to live together peacefully? 

- How do groups make decisions? 
- In what ways do people help one another at home, at school and in groups to ensure the vitality of their community? 
- How do our actions and decisions contribute to the well-being of groups and communities? 
- How does caring for the natural environment contribute to the well being of our community? 

Community Art Project

Community Art Project






Thinking like an urban designer









Seasonal Changes, 

Students identify and describe examples of plant and animal changes that occur on a seasonal basis, as well as, human preparations for seasonal change and identify activities that are done on a seasonal basis:
*changes in form and appearance
*changes in location of living things
* changes in activity.







Bienvenidas y bienvenidos a grado 1!

We are learning about Terry Fox, seasonal changes, natural forms and more this month!



Daily 5s

Reading to oneself, targeting sight words (the, that, this, these, there, is, are, and, my, have, has, a/an) and blended sounds (/th/, /sh/, /ch/, /oo/)

Reading to a friend.


Natural forms!

Experimenting with natural forms:
A. Natural forms have common physical attributes according to the class in which they belong.
B. Natural forms are related to the environment from which they originate.
C. Natural forms have different surface qualities in colour, texture and tone.
D. Natural forms display patterns and make patterns.


Drafting our posters.



Math centres


Writing journal

Sr. Christian Gutierrez


El Mercado (Room 21 Farmers Market)

Our students in room 21 learned about Farmers Markets in Calgary and around the world. Farmers' markets benefit the community by maintaining important social ties, linking rural and urban populations and even close neighbours in mutually rewarding exchange, benefits local businesses, support of independent growers by local community can enhance local economic opportunities and health & wellness in poor communities, fresher and healthier local food.

In this cross-curricular unit and in order to set up a farmers market our students needed to develop skills of critical thinking and creative thinking, examine ideas and information from varied sources, choose and justify a course of action, compare and contrast information from similar types of electronic sources; collaborate with others to devise strategies for decision making and problem solving, apply ideas and strategies to contribute to decision making and problem solving; demonstrate an understanding of addition of numbers with answers to 20 and their corresponding subtraction facts, concretely, pictorially and symbolically; explore, understand and appreciate the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world for personal growth and satisfaction and for participating in, and contributing to, our multicultural Canadian society and the world among other skills.















Spanish dances and storytelling 




Latin American Landmarks, Rapa Nui and Teotihuacan

Our students in our school are exploring varied unique popular Latin American landmarks. Using inquiry, project based learning and cross-curricular methodologies our students use textual cues to construct and confirm meaning, share personal experiences related to oral, print, visual and multimedia texts; as well as, identify the actions of people in texts, examine ideas and information from varied sources, compare and contrast information from similar types of electronic sources, develop skills for historical and geographic thinking, describe the characteristic of 3D and 2D shapes and analyze the relationship among them, replicate composite 2-D shapes and 3-D objects and compare 2-D shapes to parts of 3-D objects in the environment. 


Matching
Students match picture of a specific Latin American landmark with 3D shape



Locating Teotihuacan and Rapa Nui
Our students used a world map template to locate Teotihuacan and Rapa Nui.

Chichen itza Pyramids
Learning about Chichen itza Pyramids with our buddies.
Chichen itza Pyramids
Learning about Chichen itza Pyramids with our buddies.
Building
Students discuss attributes of different 2D and 3D shapes to replicate some landmarks.



Drafting a poster
Our students are drafting their posters to present in our upcoming celebration of learning.








Math centers

Equivalences


Tangrams



Place Value
Place Value




Beading and building




School Assembly: Steve Harmer, magician 




Spanish Journal 

We started our Spanish journal! 


100 Days of School Celebration:

Our students in grade one celebrated together 100 days of school! Time flies when you are having fun.


100 markers challenge

When I am 100 years old

100 board

100 words

100 cups tower

CPAWS "Endangered Species" and Teacher's Pet "My World":

In these two in-site school field tripsOur students learned about habits, diet and habitat of some Albertan endangered species such as the Swift Fox, Borrowing Owl and Grizzly Bear. Our students also learned about community and how we support each other in our own communities. 



Making decisions together, puppet show
Needs & Wants


Landmarks

My Community


Rights and responsibilities


Tren-Tren and Cai-Cai Vilu, Trickster Theater Residency

Our students adapted a Mapuche creation myth from Chile and performed a play in just one week, thanks to all parents and volunteers!




Science - Building:

Our students are learning about materials by using them to construct a variety of objects, including model buildings, toys, boats and vehicles. Students select materials to use and gain experience as they cut and shape, fold, pile materials on top of one another, join parts, and try different techniques to achieve the result that they intend. In the process, they learn to look at objects that are similar to what they are trying to construct and, with guidance, begin to recognize the component parts that make up the whole.










Arts, perspective, one point perspective: our students explored forms and lines to to show depth or distance using "one-point perspective technique". 








Karate!





Snowtastic performance!


Math centres: even or odd number




Skip Counting using dice and 100 board




Math centres, balance: describing equality as a balance and inequality as an imbalance, concretely and pictorially (0 to 20).



Spanish language arts centres, writing




English language arts centres, sequencing and story telling




Exploring magnetism with our grade 5 buddies: room 21 and room 22 (Sr. Plata - grade 5) explored together electricity and magnetism. Our students were asked to build a magnet using batteries to generate electricity and magnetize a piece of metal. Grade 1 and 5 also explored magnetism using varied materials and metals.   


Scratch Art, contrasting colours; bright and dark colours








Scientist in School, changes in seasons

Our students discussed and describe seasonal changes; interpreting the effects of seasonal changes on living things. Our students also described the regular and predictable cycle of seasonal changes, such as, changes in sunlight, changes in weather, changes in form and appearance and location of living things; recognizing that many living things go into a dormant period during winter and survive under a blanket of snow as a seed, egg or hibernating.







Halloween Celebration 

Making monsters with our buddy class! Our students learnt about how "El Día de los Muertos " is celebrated in Chile and Colombia, as well as, varied monsters from these countries. With their buddies they also created their own monsters and typed a brief description about them using iPads.  







Creating Colour

Out students are learning to identify and evaluate methods for creating colour and for applying colours to different materials. The following are pictures taken from our in-site Teachers' Pet Creating Colour, field trip. 










Daily 5 centres






Urban Designing 







How do communities thrive

- In what ways do people cooperate in order to live together peacefully? 

- How do groups make decisions? 
- In what ways do people help one another at home, at school and in groups to ensure the vitality of their community? 
- How do our actions and decisions contribute to the well-being of groups and communities? 
- How does caring for the natural environment contribute to the well being of our community? 

Community Art Project

Community Art Project






Thinking like an urban designer









Seasonal Changes, 

Students identify and describe examples of plant and animal changes that occur on a seasonal basis, as well as, human preparations for seasonal change and identify activities that are done on a seasonal basis:
*changes in form and appearance
*changes in location of living things
* changes in activity.







Bienvenidas y bienvenidos a grado 1!

We are learning about Terry Fox, seasonal changes, natural forms and more this month!



Daily 5s

Reading to oneself, targeting sight words (the, that, this, these, there, is, are, and, my, have, has, a/an) and blended sounds (/th/, /sh/, /ch/, /oo/)

Reading to a friend.


Natural forms!

Experimenting with natural forms:
A. Natural forms have common physical attributes according to the class in which they belong.
B. Natural forms are related to the environment from which they originate.
C. Natural forms have different surface qualities in colour, texture and tone.
D. Natural forms display patterns and make patterns.


Drafting our posters.



Math centres


Writing journal

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