Unit of Inquiry: 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 book binding as just some of the ways that we can share our stories with others.
Expressing ourselves through Feedback
Check out our Seesaw learning journal entries, we would love to hear your feedback on our creative narratives. We took the time to share our stories with our peers this week and integrated their feedback to make our stories even better!
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.
We have reached the end of our Magic 100 Words for Grade 1! This week we looked at both the structure and meaning of each of the violet words and reviewed the concept of homophone using words such as which/witch and their/there as examples. We encourage everyone to continue to read and write these words through the holidays in preparation for Grade 2.
Moving Up Morning
Moving Up Morning looked a little bit different this year but it was still a lot of fun. We visited Grade 2D 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.
- Final day of school: Wednesday June 11th. 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.