Update – February 9

by cindykam on February 9, 2018

Important Dates

February 15-26: Chinese New Year holiday

March 1: Immunizations for students who signed up

March 2: Chinese New Year Flower Fair (Grade 1 will attend from 12:50-1:20)

March 2: Field trip to Peng Chau CANCELLED

March 7: Alan Dick Community Day

March 9: Field trip to Peng Chau (more information below)

March 16: 1A Assembly 9:30-10:05 in the Forum

March 16: House Day (wear PE uniform)

March 29: Dress Down Day

Click here for photos and videos from this week.

Reminders:

Peng Chau Field Trip

The field trip to Peng Chau originally scheduled for March 2 has been postponed to March 9 so that students can attend the Chinese New Year Flower Fair. New permission forms will be sent home after the holiday.

 

Highlights of the Week

To find out what we’re doing in class, follow me on twitter @CKamTweet

 

Have a great holiday and stay warm!

Ms Kam

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Optional Home Learning

by cindykam on February 8, 2018

Dear Grade 1 Students and Parents,

We hope you’re staying healthy on your day off! The Grade 1 teachers have put together some optional home learning for you do over the next week. We highly recommend that some of the following work is completed to ensure continuity of learning.

 

Reading: Raz-Kids reading

All students have Raz-Kids logins (at the beginning of their communication book). Please spend some time on Raz-Kids (10-15 minutes a day). Otherwise, please read the home readers students brought home and any books available at home. Make sure to read daily.

 

Writing: Recount Writing

Grade 1 students have been learning about recounts. Writing to recount is a personal retelling of events that have already occurred. The children understand that a recount consists of an introduction (orientation), body (events) and conclusion (feeling/opinion). Please use this recount plan to help support your writing. Here is an example of a recount.

 

Math: Math Games

Grade 1 teachers recommend the website www.mathgames.com  to practice all strands of math. The children can choose both Grade 1 and Grade 2 games. Children can also explore Greg Tang Math games.

 

Unit of Inquiry

The current Unit of Inquiry focuses on exploration. The students have learned that explorers explore for many reasons and explorers need to be prepared. With those two understandings, here are two different learning engagements.

 

Where in the World
You have an extra week of holiday at Chinese New Year. Use Google Earth to choose a place that you would like to explore anywhere in the world. Look carefully at the place and locate landmarks. Complete the following planning for an exploration recording sheet.

 

Explore your Neighborhood

You are home and have some time to explore your neighborhood. Use Google Earth to look at your home and the area around your home. Complete this recording sheet to prepare yourself for your exploration. Once you’ve completed this, please go on your exploration. While exploring, please sketch some different things that you see or find (plants, animals, landmarks, buildings, etc.) After exploring, write a recount of your exploration and your findings.

 

Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions regarding the home learning.

 

Happy Chinese New Year!

Kind Regards,

The Grade 1 Team

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Reminders

February 5, 2018

Immunizations The School Immunization Team will be visiting on Thursday, March 1st, 2018 to administer the DTaP-IPV vaccine to our Gr. 1 students.  Forms will be sent home tomorrow.  Please complete the consent/refusal forms and return along with immunization records by Wednesday, February 14, 2018.   Home Readers Students started bringing readers home today. We have spent time reviewing how to choose a “Just Right […]

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Update – February 2

February 2, 2018

Important Dates February 9: House Day (wear PE uniform) February 12-14:Dress Down Days (Students can wear lunar new year clothing) February 13: Chinese New Year Flower Fair (Grade 1 will attend from 12:50-1:30) February 15-26: Chinese New Year holiday March 1: Immunizations for students who signed up March 2: Field trip to Peng Chau (more […]

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Update – January 26

January 26, 2018

Important Dates February 1: Kidsfest “Dinosaur Zoo” February 9: House Day (wear PE uniform) February 13: Chinese New Year Flower Fair (Grade 1 will attend from 12:50-1:30) February 12-14:Dress Down Days (Students can wear lunar new year clothing) February 15-26: Chinese New Year holiday March 1: Immunizations for students who signed March 2: Field trip […]

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