Hello Grade One Families!
Time in Grade One is just flying by! The students are working so hard and have definitely found their Grade One rhythm.
These are some reminders and updates that I would like to bring to your attention:
Ms. Fletcher and Mrs. Imoo direct the Primary Choir made up of students in Grades 1 - 3. The first choir practice is tomorrow from 12:15pm until 12:45pm. I am very pleased to announce that all of the Grade One students have decided to join the choir. It will be a very fun experience for them!
The students will be bringing home two Scholastic order flyers on Friday. These will be the last Scholastic orders before Christmas. If you would like to order anything, please submit your order to me by Thursday October 23.
Thank-you very much for checking and initialling the agenda book everyday.
Just a reminder to please leave all of the ReadWell homework sheets in the brown envelope, even when they are checked. When all of the homework for a particular unit is completed, I will staple the sheets together, put a sticker on the booklet, and send it home to be kept at home.
As I mentioned in a previous blog post, we have started our unit on numbers to 20. Here are a few suggestions of ways that you can practice with your child at home:
- count from 0 - 20 and 20 - 0, and then use different starting points such as 3 - 17 and 17 - 3
- read the number words from zero - twenty
- print the numerals from 0 - 20 (please correct all reversals)
- compare two numbers (from 0 - 20) using the words more, fewer, and the same as (ex.: 8 is fewer than 11, 11 is more than 8)
- choose a number between 0 and 20 and have your child tell you what is one more or less than that number or two more or less than that number (ex.: the number is 15...16 is one more and 14 is one less, 17 is two more and 13 is two less)
- use an app such as SplashMath
- go to the website AAAMath (www.aaamath.com)
- purchase a yearly membership to IXL (ca.ixl.com)
* the app and websites will contain practice questions for most (if not all) of the math topics this year
Family Field Trip
If you are looking for a curriculum related "family field trip", consider visiting the Museum of Anthropology at UBC (moa.ubc.ca) as it ties in very well with our current unit on Aboriginal People.