Wow! I can’t believe we’re back. It was so great having a full and lively classroom again. We’ve got some adjusting to do back to classroom routines but I’m happy to say this week was largely a success.
I’d like to begin by welcoming Olivia Walker-Hutchison in person to our class. She’s been attending online classes with us so we feel like we know her. And I would like to extend a warm HFS welcome to Rani Choi who is just now joining us for the rest of the term. It’s wonderful having these girls in our class.
In Phonics we learned the digraph CH. I was really pleased to see how well the students did on their independent spelling and making words with magnets. They’re really getting it. We also did reading assessments this week so that we’re ready to start our “Just Right Groups” next week for guided reading.
In Math we worked on subtraction. It’s a trickier skill than addition and it’s going to take a lot of practice but I’m happy that everyone is giving it their best shot. We’ll be continuing subtraction next week.
We started our new IEYC topic this week Animal Rescuers. We made phones (so that we didn’t have to share a class phone) and got calls from the Animal Rescue Centre that we were going to be needed to help animals around the world. We made our class into a jungle by taking tree rubbings and making vines out of paper. We learned about animal movement and made our own animal stories book.
Also, today we had a little birthday party for me. Thank you so much, parents, for helping your children make the cards and flowers. It really meant a lot to me. With social distancing still somewhat necessary a birthday dance party with FS 1/2 was the best gift I could have hoped for. Your children mean the world to me and it was wonderful celebrating with them.
Have a wonderful weekend and I look forward to a full week back to school next week!
Well our 3rd week of the term has come to an end. And as you read in this morning’s school newsletter we have an end in sight for e-learning. I’d like to thank the parents again for all that you’ve been doing with your children during this time.
In Phonics we finished up Short Vowels and have started on Digraphs. Today we began learning “TH”.
In Maths we continued doing addition focusing on different strategies and working towards doing word problems (more of that next week).
In IEYC we continued our space theme focusing on the Moon this week. We learned about phases of the moon and some of the first space missions. Next week we’ll be finishing up this unit culminating with a space food (cookie) party on Friday. Hopefully we’ll get to see our friend Moonbeam again!
Have a great weekend and we’ll see you rested and refreshed on Monday!
Well here we are finished another week! And what a great week it’s been.
In Math we finished up our unit on Addition to 10. Next week we’ll start our new unit and be looking at different addition strategies and word problems.
In Phonics we finished off Short Vowel U and started our Short Vowel Review.
In IEYC we continued to explore themes around space. We said goodbye to Moonbeam but went to visit him with our astronaut packs!
I can’t wait for next week’s learning! Have a great weekend and we’ll see you Monday!
Wow! What an exciting end to Term 2! That whole-school assembly really was something. Congratulations to all our award winners. You deserved it.
This week we finished off our Math unit comparing numbers within 20. In Phonics we continued with short vowels doing the letters I and O. In IEYC we finished off our Going Places transportation unit. Thanks so much for making those great pictures to go in our final assembly story. I will put the link to that Google Slideshow on Classroom so you can look at it whenever you want.
We’re ready to start Term 3 on Monday. We’ll be continuing in our Phonics book but there is a new Word of the Week Sight Words book going home in your packet. Also for IEYC we’ll be starting a new unit called Blast Off! Some homemade play dough came home in your packet today. It is best kept in the fridge. We’ll be using it on Friday. And of course, we’ll be starting some new Math!
See you all on Monday! Have a great weekend!
Wow! What a week! Thank you so much to the parents who have done so much to help your children this week of e-learning. We had some growing pains but we still learned a lot.
In Math we learned about 2D shapes. In Phonics we learned about the letters J and X. Our word of the week was “this”. In IEYC we started our new unit about transportation.
We had video chats and got to see each other. We watched videos to help our learning. It’s been an interesting challenge.
We will now go on break for 2 weeks. The school is set to re-open on Monday the 16th. If there are changes to this schedule parents will be notified by the school.
Have a great break. Stay safe. And we’ll see you soon!