Spirit Week!

Hi Grade One,

It’s time to show some school spirit with the official start of Spirit Week.

The  week is as follows:

  • Monday: Pajama Day
  • Tuesday: Twin Day (The boys in our class have decided to wear blue jeans and their favourite shirts, and the girls have decided on blue shirts and black pants.)
  • Wednesday: Be Yourself Day
  • Thursday: Jersey/Sportswear Day
  • Friday: Superhero Day

There is no need to purchase anything for Spirit Week, so be creative!

Friday is also Pizza Day and the last day to hand in your order is Thursday, January 26.

Regards,

Ms. H

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Happy New Year!

Welcome back to school! I hope everyone is ready for the start of a brand new year. We have lots of adventures and learning ahead of us this year in Grade 1.

First of all, this term will be our official reading term. As students become more confident in their reading skills, we will have guest readers read to the class. For homework, we will focus primarily on reading and book reports this term as a way to build our comprehension skills and love of reading!

There are also a few important dates to keep in mind for January as follows:

  • January 12 – Extended morning assembly
  • January 13 – Scholastic book orders due and last day for subway orders
  • January 18 – Subway Day
  • January 27 – Pizza Day
  • January 28 – Chinese New Year starts

As more events are planned, I will update this page.

Best of luck this year,

Ms. H

Spelling Bees!!!

The Grade Ones will be having a cumulative spelling test on December 8th. They will be required to review all the words from the past 4 weeks. For your reference, I have included the words below but they can also be found in the student planner.

  1. because
  2. play
  3. with
  4. they
  5. like
  6. day
  7. tomorrow
  8. again
  9. was
  10. number
  11. today
  12. some
  13. people
  14. first
  15. come
  16. about
  17. water
  18. down
  19. for
  20. done
  21. she
  22. been
  23. yesterday
  24. month
  25. move
  26. diversity
  27. holiday
  28. will
  29. what
  30. who
  31. know
  32. winter
  33. game
  34. then
  35. snow
  36. addition

On the day of the test, I will choose only 10 of these words at random which the students will be required to spell. Spelling tests will not be returned this week. Instead they will be filed in the student portfolios.

Best of luck,

Ms. H

Hear the JINGLE BELLS Chime in GRADE 1

For the Winter Assembly, Grade 1 will be singing and dancing to a simplified version of Jingle Bells. They need to have the lyrics and actions memorized by December 14 for our last rehearsal before the assembly on December 16.

Dashing through the snow
In a one-horse open sleigh
Over the fields we go
Laughing all the way

Bells on bobtail ring’
Making spirits bright
What fun it is to laugh and sing
A sleighing song tonight!

Jingle bells, jingle bells,
Jingle all the way
.
Oh! what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh.

Jingle bells, jingle bells,
Jingle all the way;
Oh! what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh
.

A day or two ago
I thought I’d take a ride

And soon, Miss Fanny Bright
Was seated by my side,

The horse was lean and lank
Misfortune seemed his lot
He got into a drifted bank

And then we got upsot.

Jingle bells, jingle bells,
Jingle all the way
.
Oh! what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh.

Jingle bells, jingle bells,
Jingle all the way;
Oh! what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh
.

Dashing through the snow
In a one-horse open sleigh
Over the fields we go
Laughing all the way

Bells on bobtail ring’
Making spirits bright
What fun it is to laugh and sing
A sleighing song tonight!

Jingle bells, jingle bells,
Jingle all the way
.
Oh! what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh.

Jingle bells, jingle bells,
Jingle all the way;
Oh! what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh
.

These are the full lyrics and order that the students will be performing on December 16th. Parents are welcome to attend the assembly from 10:30 to 11:30 that day. We hope to see you there!

Cheers,

Ms. H

Fall Adventures…Pumpkins, Patterns and More!

Grade One students have been using their senses to explore the changes in the local environment around them. They have connected and recorded their observations through art, science, math and much more.

Fall Leaves. The students had a chance explore the outdoors with their Grade Three buddies and work toegther to complete some seasonal art.

Pumpkin Madness. The students participated in some descriptive writing exercises, art, and a pumpkin patch field trip in early Fall.

Patterns (and a pumpkin or two more…). It’s not Math if it’s fun! The phrase became our class motto this term as the students were having so much fun learning about patterns and how they were used in their daily lives.

I hope the happy learning continues,

Ms. H