Grade 1 - February 1 / 2019

HIGHLIGHTS

Thank you to the families that came to our first round of Student-centred conferences this week. It is such a wonderful opportunity for the children to take ownership of their learning in a meaningful and authentic manner.
You will notice the class list attached at the end of this segment so that Valentine cards can be made for each child. It is often easier to write To: Friend From: (insert your child’s name) as some children have difficulty reading other people’s names.

A chilly week for sure! We have been getting comfortable and cosy with the idea of editing and revising our work. As mentioned last week, we have introduced the idea of draft writing with our unit of inquiry letters to a habitat. Perfect timing, in that, Andrew Larsen (in his author visit) talked about the many revisions his work goes through before the final publication!

In a few weeks, your child will be dressing up as the animal in their letter. They will be reading their letter against a Green Screen backdrop. It would be fun if they could wear a simple costume as their animal of choice. This could be, for example, a coloured t-shirt and horns. If you help your child brainstorm some ideas for his/her costume, that would be much appreciated. We do not want to create any extra work (or shopping trips!) for you, so no need for elaborate makeup, etc. Keep an eye on the next few FLASH installments for the date that they can come to school with their costume!

Math

In Math, we continue to practice working with telling time on the hour and half hour. We are also  comparing digital and analog clocks. It is often much more difficult to learn to tell time on the analog clock, so practice at home can be very helpful.

Art

This week in Art, the Grade 1s continued to work on their art history piece. Students have filled their entire wood panel with colour and are adding lots of detail!

French

In French, the students have been practising les questions totales, that is total questions. This is a language manipulation activity where the students answer questions orally and in writing where the question contains the answer. For example, a question totale would be Est-ce que Madame est une fille ou un garcon?, the answer would be Madame est une fille. The students have been gesturing, saying and writing these questions to improve their fluency in French.

The students have also completed filming the French play, La poule Maboule. Please follow the link below to view all of the Grade 1 plays.

French Play Videos

Music

In Music, the Grade 1s practiced the Habitat song with the Orff instruments. They have done really well using the xylophones (wood) and glockenspiels (metal) as accompaniment instruments. and they will be learning the accompaniment to Little Wheel, a Valentine’s Day song.


JUNIOR SCHOOL LIBRARY

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LOOKING AHEAD

In French, on Wednesday, February 6, 2019, Grade 1, 2 and 3 students will see Gregg LeRock in concert. He is an educator and a musician who performs for children in French. Please follow the link below to see the Venturing Out form for this field trip.

VO form here: Venturing Out form

Merci,

Evelyn Calhoun and Katherine Almeida

We will be celebrating Valentine’s Day on the morning of Thursday, February 14th. Students do not have to exchange cards but if they do, we ask that they include everyone in their class.

1A (Kristy Purcell)
Julian
Scarlett
Robbie
Charlie
Barron
Thomas
Drake
Ronan
Briar
Beckett
Jacob
Emma
Spencer
Billie
Romy
Emmi
Christy
Coco
Serena
Charlotte

1B (Mary Moffat Johannson)
Levi
Audrey
Jack
Chace
Olivia
Emmy
Patrick
Aryo
Victoria
Amalyn
Gayle
Joelle
Rohan
Joanna
Maria
Sofia
Aazar
Lucas
Cece
Celine
Harrison

WELLNESS WEEK - FEBRUARY 11-14, 2019

Our school-wide Wellness Week is coming up! Please see the poster below for each days details.

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IMPORTANT DATES

Please make sure to check The York School’s full school calendar regularly for updates, locations and times.

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