Term 1 Week 17 Update

And that’s a wrap, folks. Thank you so much for your involvement and patience this term especially this week of e-learning. We have our fingers crossed that we’ll be back to face-to-face classes after the winter break but please know the school will keep you well informed of developments in this regard.

In Phonics this week we looked at Bossy R (or R-controlled) vowels. Our Alphabet friends did the letters K, B, U, and Z.

In Literacy we read stories with rhymes and worked on some rhyming worksheets.

In Maths we looked at digital time, and elapsed time.

In PE we did some Winter Yoga.

In IPC we focussed on the celebration of Christmas ending off today with a cookie party. I hope you all enjoyed it.

Have a wonderful Winter Holiday everyone. A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all who celebrate!

Term 1 Week 16 Update

Sadly, this was our last in-class week. As you are aware, we will be online for the last week of term. Supplies went home today which are for Monday and Tuesday (and other days as well) Another batch of supplies will go home on Monday afternoon with the end of term report cards.

We had a great week of learning, nonetheless. In Phonics we looked at the digraphs KN, WR, and CK. For those students learning the alphabet and initial sounds, we looked at the letters I, S, F, and R. I continue to be impressed with the students’ ability to learn these new spelling patterns and apply them to their work. In Literacy, we continued to look at rhyme by reading stories with rhyming patterns and listening for rhyming words.

In Maths we looked at time to the hour on an analogue clock. We made a large clock and made sure that we knew where each number went. We practiced drawing both the hour and the minute hand for any given hour.

In IPC we used our planned upcoming Winter Show and End of Year Party to explore preparing for a celebration. We brainstormed necessary elements for a party and wrote a plan in groups. We designed party hats to be made and learned about some elements of design such as making a list of necessary materials. Finally we made posters advertising our Winter Show and Party to be displayed in the school.

Our Morning Meetings for the last 7 weeks have been focussing on kindness. This week we learned about gratitude, peacefulness, and random acts of kindness. We also learned that like ripples in water, kindness has a ripple effect. If we are kind to someone it can make many people’s day better.

We’ve been making use of the gymnasium during PE and have been playing lots of running games to take advantage of the space. Tying in with our learning about time in Maths, we have been enjoying playing What Time Is It Mr. Wolf?

That’s it for this week Please remember to log into Google Classroom for 9am on Monday. We will begin our day with Calendar Time which will be a live, on-camera meeting. A link will be waiting for you in the Classroom. See you Monday!

Term 1 Week 15 Update

Well we’re into the home stretch. Just a few more weeks of learning to go then a well-earned break. The students are still hard at work learning through experience, play, and old fashioned hard work.

Speaking of play, the students have been having a great time moving their bodies in PE. We’ve been playing a variety of cooperative games in the hall and in the gymnasium.

In Phonics we looked at the digraphs WH and PH. I am just amazed at the spelling ability of these children. They’re learning so much so quickly and applying it in all they do. In Literacy we continued looking at rhyming.

In Maths we’re working on measuring time. We did activities to understand how long 1 minute was such as seeing how many times we could write our names in one minute or how many times we could take on and off our shoes.

In IPC we’re still learning about celebrations. We took a trip to the post box around the corner. Keep an eye on your post is all I’m going to say. The rest is a secret!

We also researched some of our favourite celebration songs. The students are becoming more and more familiar with the computers and it gets easier each time. We also made a reindeer craft as we roll closer and closer to the celebration of Christmas.

That’s it for this week. Have a wonderful weekend. Stay warm. Stay safe. And we’ll see you on Monday for some more great learning!