Grade 1 - March 29/ 2019


Welcome back! It was great to join back together this week and share (through conversation and writing) our highlights from March Break. We jumped right back into the swing of things and picked up our new Unit of inquiry, Community Helpers. We had two parents come in this week to talk to us about their interesting jobs. A BIG thank you to them for taking time out of their day to give us some insight into their work!! We were also treated to a presentation from Dr. Angela Nardozi who led us on a field trip to Nathan Phillips Square and City Hall earlier this year. Angela is a First Nations, Metis, Inuit liaison and educator for schools and she explained her role with lots of detail, in a child-friendly way.

This week, we enjoyed taking our learning outdoors. We went on a community walk on Tuesday. We took pictures of all the places (parks, cemetery) and services (pharmacy, restaurant) we saw on our walk and made a map of Yonge street. This activity helped the students firmly understand the concept of what a service is and how it helps the community.

Did you enjoy our Habitats presentation?! If so, mark your calendars because we’d like to invite you to another learning celebration! We’ve only just begun our Community Helpers Unit of inquiry, however, we’ve already set our presentation date. We would love if you could join us on Thursday, April 25th from 9:00-9:45 am. More details will follow, but mark your calendars in the meantime!


In Literacy this week we dove into the world of storytelling. We will explore different stories in the coming weeks and even begin to write our own! In Math we’ve continued exploring different ways to add and subtract using different materials and problems.


In French, the students were introduced this week to a new play, Le petit chat cherche une famille (The cat is searching for a family). It is a play about a cat looking for a new family and a home to live in. The students will be working on this play until the end of the school year.


In PHE this week, the students continued to work on their hockey skills. They enjoyed playing Four Corner Hockey, Ground Attack and Endline Hockey.


This week in Art, students talked about the changing of the seasons and their excitement for Spring. Each student created a flower or leaf from Model Magic which they will paint next week and bring home to hang in their house.


In Music, the Grade 1s started a new song for Grandpals day. The students also tried a new game matching plastic egg parts..for example a quarter note top with a quarter note rest bottom.

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