Friday, December 15, 2017
Since the gym is being used for the Christmas Concert, we will not be able to use the gym for P.E., therefore, my students do not have to bring their gym strip to school until January.
Christmas Concert – For the Christmas concert, my grade one students will be angels. We will have a white robe for them to wear over their clothes. I would like the students to wear a light coloured top (uniform shirt is fine) so it does not show through the white robe. Please have their clothes in school for Monday in a bag labelled with their name. Thank you.
This week’s homework is to enjoy the day with your family and to pray with your family especially in this season of Advent where we prepare our hearts for Jesus’ coming. Spelling will start again in January. However, if you would like to see the words and the new homework sheet, I posted them below under Language Arts.
Christian Education (Religion)
We will make a point to make time throughout the day to be still and be with God. This term we will be deliberate in making the sign of the cross and saying Hail Mary, Our Father and Glory Be. We also join the rest of the students in praying the Angelus and the grace before meal.
Remember, it is always a good idea to read, write and share stories. We are learning to read words with two vowels such as need, meat, coat, rain by reciting, “When two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking and says its name. The second one is silent.”
The spelling words and spelling homework sheet for second term will be uploaded in the near future. For the remainder of December, we will not have anymore new spelling words.
We are counting daily to 100 by tens and ones. We are also adding doubles orally (o+0=0, 1+1=2, 2+2=4,……up to 10+10=20). The students are also showing number recognition and one to one correspondence for numbers 0 – 30. As of October, we started addition. We are adding one, two and three (6+1, 1+5, 6+2, 2+5, 6+3, 3+5).
Remember, when we add (+) the number gets bigger and when we subtract, the answer gets smaller. It is fun to play math addition and subtraction games with a family member or a friend.
Please have gym strip (shorts and shirt) in school on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Bonjour mes amis! Welcome to Grade 1 French! I look forward to teaching you again this year and learning more French words and songs!