Monday, 18 June 2018

June 18 - 22

Hello everyone,

I hope everyone had a chance to enjoy the beautiful weather this weekend!
Our last new www of the week are...
  1. star
  2. bird
  3. purse
  4. dirt
  5. fork
Please make sure your child is practising their www and that they can print sentences using these words. At this point in the year, expect to see good letter formationproper spacing of wordspunctuationcapitalization and proper spelling of www (word wall words).  The students are expected to try and use familiar word family spelling patterns to assist them with less familiar words. This will be the last week of www for this year!!!

NOTICE:  This Friday, June 22 will be our picnic at Champlain park.  Students will be spending the afternoon playing games and having their final snack at the park. If you want to send in snacks the students can share with others, please make sure the snack is nut-free.  We will be at the park with the other Grade 1 class and the Grade 1/2 class.

**Please RETURN ALL BOOKS borrowed for the reading program. The students certainly made great gains in their reading levels.  Please keep reading throughout the summer to be ready for grade 2!

In Religion, the students are just finishing up their Family Life unit, then they will continue with the last unit in Religion.

In Math, the students just finished their work on probability.  This week, we will be looking at Glyphs, as a different way of organizing data.

In Science, the students continue to investigate living and non-living things.  

Our Drama production:  
Our class is very excited to present their plays: 
  • Goldilocks and the Three Bears
  • The Three Billy Goat's Gruff
  • The Three Little Pigs
  • The Little Red Hen
We look forward to seeing you this  Wednesday, June 20th from 9:30-10:30 am!  We will be getting our costumes ready for our drama production.  If your child has a costume or props (an apron, little toy turtles, bowls...) they would like to use during their presentation, please send it in (LABELLED).  We are having a full dress rehearsal tomorrow (Tuesday, June 19th), so please have your child bring in their props for the play!!  We are all looking forward to the presentation!!

The reading worm: Many students have been returning their filled reading log sheet.  Well done!   We have worked so hard on our reading skills that I am sure we will be able to read lots and lots of books during May and June.  For every 25 books (or chapters, if they are reading chapter books) they read, the student gets to colour in an apple, write their name on it and write their personal total.  We already have a number of apples posted on our reading worm wall, and I look forward to many more before the end of the school year.  Three students have already read 100 books/chapters!!  I wonder how many others will read that many by June 27th??  Please remember to read at least 20 minutes a day with your childThis will help them reach the next reading level!


With the arrival of  warmer weather, please make sure your child is dressed properly (shorts and t-shirts, a hat).  Please apply sunscreen to your child before they leave home.  If you would like your child to reapply sunscreen at school, please send it, but please make sure they know how to do this themselves.  Please make sure they have a water bottle.  Thank you!

Monday, 11 June 2018

June 11 - 15

Hello everyone,

Our new www of the week are...
  1. germ
  2. turn
  3. hurt
  4. birth
  5. born
Please make sure your child is practising their www and that they can print sentences using these words. At this point in the year, expect to see good letter formationproper spacing of wordspunctuationcapitalization and proper spelling of www (word wall words).  The students are expected to try and use familiar word family spelling patterns to assist them with less familiar words.

In Math, the students just finished their work on measurement.  Next, we will be looking at probability.

In Science, the students continue to investigate living and non-living things.  
The students are working on a pamphlet about their chosen insect/creature.  They may continue their research at home.  The information they need to find: 
What does their insect/creature look like?  
What is its habitat (where do they live)?  
What do they eat?  
What is its life cycle? 
What are some fun facts?
They may also draw some pictures to cut out an add to their pamphlet.

Our Drama production:  
Our class is very excited to present their plays: 
  • Goldilocks and the Three Bears
  • The Three Billy Goat's Gruff
  • The Three Little Pigs
  • The Little Red Hen
We look forward to seeing you Wednesday, June 20th from 9:30-10:30 am!  We will be getting our costumes ready for our drama production.  If your child has a costume or props (an apron, little toy turtles, bowls...) they would like to use during their presentation, please send it in (LABELLED).  We are all looking forward to the presentation!!

The reading worm: Many students have been returning their filled reading log sheet.  Well done!   We have worked so hard on our reading skills that I am sure we will be able to read lots and lots of books during June.  For every 25 books (or chapters, if they are reading chapter books) they read, the student gets to colour in an apple, write their name on it and write their personal total.  We already have a number of apples posted on our reading worm wall, and I look forward to many more before the end of the school year.  Please remember to read at least 20 minutes a day with your childThis will help them reach the next reading level!

With the warmer weather, please make sure your child is dressed properly (shorts and t-shirts, a hat).  Please apply sunscreen to your child before they leave home.  If you would like your child to reapply sunscreen at school, please send it, but please make sure they know how to do this themselves.  
Please make sure they have a water bottle.  
Thank you!

Reminders: 
Thursday, June 14th we will be having a bike rodeo at school.  Your child may ride their bike to school and there will be bike related activities to complete courtesy of Petalheads.  
Our time slot is from 11:25-12:00.

Monday, 4 June 2018

June 4 - 8

Hello everyone,

Our new www of the week are...
  1. shake
  2. ship
  3. shells
  4. cheese
  5. church
Please make sure your child is practising their www and that they can print sentences using these words. At this point in the year, expect to see good letter formationproper spacing of wordspunctuationcapitalization and proper spelling of www (word wall words).  The students are expected to try and use familiar word family spelling patterns to assist them with less familiar words.

Scholastic book orders are due Thursday, June 7th.  This is your last chance to order some summer reading for your child 😊

In Language, the students are completing their Narrative stories.  These stories are piggy-back versions of various fables read in class.  They are very excited about being both the author and illustrator of their story. Ask them to tell you about their version of their chosen story. 

In Math, the students are finishing their work on measurement.  The students are measuring items using both standard (ruler), and non-standard (paper clips, cube links, tiles, etc.) units.  Ask them what they measured with their carrot.

In Science, the students continue to investigate living and non-living things.
Next week, the students will be working on a pamphlet about their chosen insect/creature.  
They may complete some of their research at home.  
The information they need to find: 
What does their insect/creature look like?  
What is its habitat (where do they live)?  
What do they eat?  
What is its life cycle? 
What are some fun facts?
They may also draw some pictures to cut out an add to their pamphlet.

Our Drama production:  
Our class was very excited to present their "Three Billy Goat's Gruff" play to all 3 Kindergarten classes.  Next, we will be preparing  plays to present to the parents. Please stay tuned for further details.




The reading worm: Many students have been returning their filled reading log sheet.  Well done!   We have worked so hard on our reading skills that I am sure we will be able to read lots and lots of books during June.  For every 25 books (or chapters, if they are reading chapter books) they read, the student gets to colour in an apple, write their name on it and write their personal total.  We already have a number of apples posted on our reading worm wall, and I look forward to many more before the end of the school year.  Please remember to read at least 20 minutes a day with your childThis will help them reach the next reading level!


With the warmer weather, please make sure your child is dressed properly (shorts and t-shirts, a hat).  Please apply sunscreen to your child before they leave home.  If you would like your child to reapply sunscreen at school, please send it, but please make sure they know how to do this themselves.  Please make sure they have a water bottle.  Thank you!

Reminder: the students will be having their word wall test this Thursday.  
Friday, June 8th is a P.D. Day.  Students do not have school on Friday.

Friday, 25 May 2018

Friday, May 25

Hello Grade 1 Parents,

Our Omega Park field trip has been changed to TUESDAY, MAY 29th, 2018.

Please remember to pack the following items:
1 large bag of carrots to feed the animals
A large water bottle
Litterless lunch and snacks
Appropriate clothes (and a hat) and footwear to be outside

Sorry for any inconvenience.

Mrs Kramar

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

May 22 - 25

Hello everyone!

I hope everyone had a wonderful extra long weekend!

Our new www of the week are...
  1. zoom
  2. room
  3. broom
  4. could
  5. should
Please make sure your child is practising their www and that they can print sentences using these words. At this point in the year, expect to see good letter formation,proper spacing of wordspunctuationcapitalization and proper spelling of www (word wall words).  The students are expected to try and use familiar word family spelling patterns to assist them with less familiar words.

The students are enjoying their cross curriculum unit on The 3 Billy Goats Gruff.  Please ask them about the math, drama and language activities associated with this unit.

Reminders:
If you have not returned your signed permission form for the field trip to OMEGA PARK, please send it in as soon as possible.  Your child will not be able to attend unless we have their completed and signed form.  We are so grateful to the number of parents who offered to volunteer for this excursion.  We are limited as to the number of adult helpers we can bring with us. We will let you know by the end of the week if we require your assistance on that day😊.


The reading worm is back!
Throughout the last two months of school, we invite all grade 1 students to participate in a super reading challenge.  We are encouraging kids to read every day to get into the habit of reading before summer hits.  We are sending home a reading log to be completed. Here's how it works:
  • when a student reads 25 books (one poem does NOT count as a book, although your child may read a book of poetry as one of their books), their name is added to our special reading worm on the wall outside my classroom.
  • if a students reads 100 books, he or she will be recognized at the school assembly during a WITS assembly.
  • for those students reading chapter books, each chapter counts as one book for the reading worm.
  • if a student reads every word on the word wall, this counts as one entry.
  • when your log sheet is full, come and get a new one!
We have such amazing readers in this class that I am certain we will be able to read lots and lots of books during May and June.  Parents: when your child's reading log is full, please sign the bottom of the reading log to show that your child has completed reading 25 books. Your child will then hand in their reading log sheet, and I will give them their apple to colour and add to the wall, and a new reading log sheet. This is an excellent way to encourage our young readers to read.  As we've learned during Grade 1, the only way to become a better reader is by reading!

The home reading program is really helping the students move up to higher reading levels ðŸ˜Š.  Please make sure your child returns their red folder and their book every Friday, so that I may prepare their reading for the following week. Together we can continue to help your child reach new levels in their reading journey!  Reading on RAZ Kids is an excellent motivator for the students to move to the next reading level!


Monday, 14 May 2018

May 14 - 18

Hello everyone!

It was wonderful seeing so many parents during Education Week.  The students were very proud to show you their classroom, their S.T.E.A.M. work that was on display, and their cozy reading corners!  For those parents unable to attend the week's activities, we look forward to seeing you another time in the future.😊

Our new www of the week are...
  1. may
  2. say
  3. away
  4. knee
  5. knit
Please make sure your child is practising their www and that they can print sentences using these words. At this point in the year, expect to see good letter formation,proper spacing of wordspunctuationcapitalization and proper spelling of www (word wall words).  The students are expected to try and use familiar word family spelling patterns to assist them with less familiar words.

🚼We have been talking about how babies change families.  As a fun activity, I am asking that you send in a 4 x 6 baby picture of your child.  I will be photocopying the picture before putting them up on display.  We would like to play a game of "Guess who this baby is today", but we are still waiting for some students to bring in their baby photos. If you haven't already done so, please send in your child's baby photo as soon as possible.
Thanks 😊

The reading worm is back!
Throughout the last two months of school, we invite all grade 1 students to participate in a super reading challenge.  We are encouraging kids to read every day to get into the habit of reading before summer hits.  We are sending home a reading log to be completed. Here's how it works:
  • if a student reads 25 books, their name is added to our special reading worm on the wall outside the classroom.
  • if a students reads 100 books, he or she will be recognized at the school assembly during a school assembly.
  • for those students reading chapter books, each chapter counts as one book for the reading worm.
  • if a student reads every word on the word wall, this counts as one entry.
  • when your log sheet is full, come and get a new one!
We have such amazing readers in this class that I am certain we will be able to read lots and lots of books during May and June.  Parents: when your child's reading log is full, please sign the bottom of the reading log to show that your child has completed reading 25 books. Your child will then hand in their reading log sheet, and I will give them their apple to colour and add to the wall, and a new reading log sheet. This is an excellent way to encourage our young readers to read.  As we've learned during Grade 1, the only way to become a better reader is by reading!
The home reading program is really helping the students move up to higher reading levels ðŸ˜Š.  Please make sure your child returns their red folder and their book every Friday, so that I may prepare their reading for the following week. Together we can continue to help your child reach new levels in their reading journey!

Reminders:
If you have not returned your signed permission form for the field trip to OMEGA PARK, please send it in as soon as possible.  Your child will not be able to attend unless we have their completed and signed form.  We are so grateful to the number of parents who offered to volunteer for this excursion.  We are limited as to the number of adult helpers we can bring with us. We will let you know by the end of the week if we require your assistance on that day😊.
The www test will be on Thursday, May 17th, as Friday is a P.D.Day.
Friday, May 18 is a P.D.Day.  There are no classes for the students on that day.  Enjoy your extra long weekend ðŸ˜Š.

Monday, 7 May 2018

May 7 - 11

Hello everyone!


Welcome to Education Week ðŸ˜Š

We have a full week planned: 
  • Monday: Junkyard Symphony Presentation at 9:30 AM
  • Tuesday: Catholic Education Week Mass at 1:45 PM at St. George Church
  • Wednesday: ‘S.T.E.A.M. Ahead’ Day at St. George
  • Thursday: ‘STEAM’ Open House from 8:45 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Friday: Clean the Capital AM and Math Fest in the PM
Please feel free to join us, as we leave to walk to St George church on Tuesday at 1:00pm. We look forward to seeing you at the Open House Thursday, to see the STEAM activities the students have done.
We are back to our weekly spelling tests.  Our new www of the week are...
  1. walk
  2. knock
  3. lock
  4. truck
  5. duck
Please make sure your child is practising their www and that they can print 2 sentences using these words.  

The reading worm is back!

Throughout the last two months of school, we invite all grade 1 students to participate in a super reading challenge.  We are encouraging kids to read every day to get into the habit of reading before summer hits.  We are sending home a reading log to be completed. Here's how it works:

  • if a student reads 25 books that are at their proper reading level, their name is added to our special reading worm on the wall outside my classroom.
  • if a students reads 100 books, he or she will be recognized at the school assembly during a WITS assembly.
  • for those students reading chapter books, each chapter counts as one book for the reading worm.
  • if a student reads every word on the word wall, this counts as one entry.
  • when your log sheet is full, come and get a new one!
We have such amazing readers in this class that I am certain we will be able to read lots and lots of books during May and June.  Parents: when your child's reading log is full, please sign the bottom of the reading log to show that your child has completed reading 25 books. Your child will then hand in their reading log sheet, and I will give them their apple to colour and add to the wall, and a new reading log sheet. This is an excellent way to encourage our young readers to read.  As we've learned during Grade 1, the only way to become a better reader is by reading!
The home reading program is really helping the students move up to higher reading levels ðŸ˜Š.  Please make sure your child returns their red folder and their book every Friday, so that I may prepare their reading for the following week. Together we can continue to help your child reach new levels in their reading journey!

REMINDER:

If you have not already done so, please send in a baby picture of your child.  I will photocopy any actual photos and return the original photos to the students.

We will be going to Omega Park on Wednesday, May 30th.  We will be there all day.  Please fill in and return the forms found in your child's agenda.  Thank-you ðŸ˜Š.