Term 2 Week 2 Update

Wow it’s so nice to be back in the classroom. There was a lot of exciting learning going on this week.

In Phonics we looked at R-blends and our Alphabet Friends finished off their initial sounds unit.

In Literacy we did a close study of the traditional tale The Three Billygoats Gruff. We made a lapbook and in it contained finger puppets which we used to do oral retellings of the story in small groups.

In Maths we worked on addition to 20 focusing on the + and – symbol. We also began looking at 1 more, 1 less, 10 more, 10 less than any given number within 30. The students had great fun using our new interactive whiteboard to solve problems.

In IPC we continued on our Freeze It! topic. We had a look again at insulation and built cooler boxes to try to keep ice frozen all day. We also began looking at some geography learning about cold places in the world. We had a really robust discussion while looking at some NASA satellite images of the world at different times of year. We also looked at snow and ice festivals around the world and made posters advertising them.

In the very important world of child development, the students were excited to work on the new puzzles we got over the break. They also have been creating some elaborate Lego creations.

That’s it for this week. Have a good weekend. Stay safe. Stay healthy. Stay dry and we’ll see you on Monday for another exciting week of learning!

Term 2 Week 1 Update

Well it certainly was a strange start to the term but I’m happy for a successful week of e-learning. Thank you so much to all the parents who helped so much. I couldn’t do this without you.

This week we started a new IPC topic called Freeze It! looking at ice from a science, design, and geography standpoint. This week we started with science. We froze and melted ice, tried to keep ice from melting, and made delicious ice treats.

In Phonics we looked at L-blends. In Literacy we began our new unit on Traditional Tales. We read some stories and did work around our favourite parts of the story, our favourite characters, and simple retelling with Beginning, Middle, and End.

In Maths we did some problem solving with the aid of a number line. We did addition and subtraction within 20 while keeping in mind that addition is just counting on and subtraction is just counting down.

I can’t wait to see everyone back at school on Monday. Please pack students e-Learning worksheets to bring with them and we’ll paste them into the appropriate notebooks.

For those parents who chose not to do a virtual Parent-Teacher Conference, I will be contacting you soon to arrange a time to meet before February 8th.

Thank you again for all you did this week. Have a restful weekend. See you Monday!