Grade 1

September 10, 2021

This first couple of weeks have been fun and fabulous! September is a time for getting to know the children and establishing routines in our classrooms. The children have been working on connecting letter formation to letter sound through Jolly Phonics actions. We have been working on printing skills (letters sitting on the line) and guided drawings to match the letter of the day. Ask your child about this!

The children have also learned 3 Ways to Read. 

  • Read the pictures
  • Read the words
  • Retell the Story

Read to Self is one of our routines. After lunch recess they come in, choose a book and begin to read. 

In Math, the children have been learning different ways to represent numbers up to 10 such as using tallies, base 10 blocks, number lines and ten frames.  We have played dice games to learn the language of more than and less than. Students created ‘Stories of Five’ using only 5 geometric shapes and their great imaginations to create unique pictures. 

We have started the year off learning about the Season of Summer. Throughout the year we will be examining and comparing the similarities and differences of each season. Ask your child about their tree sketch. 

Welcome to the Grade 1Team!


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