Last Full Week of School, Friday, June 5th

How We Express Ourselves

We continue to inquire into many ways that we express ourselves both as a group and individually. This week, we thought about the ways that we choose to express ourselves best and generated lots of ideas such as singing, playing instruments, playing, cooking, etc. 

As authors, we continue to express ourselves by choosing a variety of ways to express our narrative stories. We explored Toontastic, Book Creator, puppet-theatre and bookbinding as just some of the ways that we can share our stories with others. Our stories will be uploaded onto Seesaw very soon for your enjoyment. 

Long vowels 

As word inquirers we have continued to review long-vowel patterns within words. We are focussing on long <u> and the different ways this sound can be represented. We are also approaching the end of our Magic 100 words for Grade 1 and encourage daily practice of both the indigo and violet word lists.

We continue to review the different ways that long vowels are represented in words and have been doing so with the support of some fantastic read alouds. We understand that long vowels can be represented in many different ways and we are having a lot of fun exploring and analyzing the different combinations in terms of both meaning and structure.

Saying Goodbye to 1A Friends

Eimear and Maddi are both leaving UNIS and had a special morning today with all of the other ES leavers. We have all signed a special UNIS t-shirt for them and they have created a beautiful moving journal that they are having all of their friends sign. We wish all of our leavers the best in their new schools: Eimear, Maddi, Olivia, Julian and Gigi.


This week we have been reviewing measurement in its different forms. While reviewing the time to the hour and half hour, we made some great connections to counting by 5’s and seeing these patterns on the hundreds chart and number lines. We also reviewed how to make accurate measurements using a variety of non-standard measurements. As we approached the end of the week we focussed on reviewing the attributes of 2D and 3D shapes by engaging in shape hunts around the classroom and the use of pattern blocks to create 3D shape creations.

Moving Up Morning

Moving Up Morning looked a little bit different this year but it was still a lot of fun. We visited Grade 2A and had the opportunity to find out some of the fun things we can look forward to in Grade 2 next year. We look forward to finding out who our new classmates and teachers will be at the beginning of the next school year.

This week’s reminders:

  • Summer library reading: If your child has returned all outstanding loans they are welcome to check out their summer reading choices on Monday. Please ensure your child brings in their book bag if they wish to take home summer reading.
  • We will have our class party on Monday afternoon. We look forward to celebrating with each other and acknowledging each other for all the hard work that has been done this school year. 
  • The final day of school: Wednesday, June 10th. Early dismissal will take place at 12:00pm. Please contact your child’s homeroom teacher if there are any changes to your child’s usual pick up routine.
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