Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Learning's Fun ~ In Grade One! June 6, 2017

Reminders - Book Fair - all week at lunch recess, June 5 - 9 and at The Evening Concert, June 8th
                   - Read-a-thon on Thursday morning, June 8
                   - Evening of the Arts Concert - Thursday, June 8
                   - Field Trip to Oak Hammock Marsh on Tuesday, June 13
                   - NO SCHOOL on Friday, June 16

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!                                   Shane                              June 4

1) Concert begins at 6:30.  Please have the children here at 5:45.  (Bring to the grade one classroom.  Mr. B needs time to tune-up everyone and organize).
2) Please dress in "Canada Day colours" (red and white and flag accessories if you wish).  Parents can dress up too!
3) Bring along lawn chairs and blankets.  The concert will be held outside (hopefully).
4) Book Fair will be open before and after the concert.
5) Don't forget the VIOLINS!

I sent home two field trip permission forms today.  The green one is for our trip to the Oak Hammock Marsh on Tuesday, June 13.  If you are able to drive, please sign that portion of the form.  This will be an all-day trip so the children will need a snack and a lunch.  Please dress them in layers, according to the weather.  We will go regardless of the weather conditions.  Please put on sunscreen before they come in the morning and have the children wear good walking shoes and bring along a sun hat.

The yellow form is for our trip to the Assiniboine Park Zoo on Friday, June 23.  We will also need drivers for this field trip and it is for a full-day too.  The notes above are the same for this trip.

Now that is summer, please put sunscreen on your child before school.  They may bring their own sunscreen lotion to school to leave in their lockers and re-apply later in the day but they may not share sunscreen with other children (in case of allergies).  Please also send a sun hat to wear outside.

We have been working on our last science unit about Objects and Materials.  First we designed and built some helpful items for a few fairy-tale characters -  (a basket for Red-Riding-hood, a chair for Humpty Dumpty, and a boat for the Ginger-bread Man).  At the end of this unit we will be making our own ROBOTS out of different kinds of materials.  Please start saving some recyclable materials for us now.  But please don't send it to school yet, I do not have room to store it. 
Ideas about what to save -
smallish cardboard boxes (cereal box size), paper towel rolls, interesting plastic packaging, small old appliances, bottle caps - plastic and metal,  paper wrappers, bubble wrap, cloth scraps, buttons, and anything else interesting that you can find around your house. 
I'll let you know when to send it to school.  Thanks.

PHOTOS from the week - Our design projects - A chair for Humpty Dumpty

Building boats for the Gingerbread Man

Testing out the boats and re-designing

Outside - testing our final designs. Can your boat hold up the Gingerbread Man for 30 seconds?

Math - Measurement Unit - We measured and made a bed for ourselves, 3 feet wide and 6 feet long. Then we laid them in order like a big bar graph. 
The tape outline is how big a giant's bed would be using giant footprints.

One "SILLY" photo -

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Learning's Fun ~ In Grade One! May 23, 2017

Reminders - Parent Appreciation Day - Morning Coffee and Muffins to go!  Wednesday, May 24
                   - Return Read-a-thon envelopes by Wednesday, May 31
                   - Book Fair held at lunch recess - June 5 - 9
                   - Evening of the Arts on Thursday, June 8

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!            Jacob                     May 18

Hot Lunch Orders - Because we will be on an all day field trip on Friday, June 23, please do not order a hot lunch for that day.

Our music concert/art gallery/book fair event is coming soon.  This "Evening of the Arts"  will be held on Thursday, June 8. 
- The children need to be at school for 5:45 and the concert will begin at 6:30 pm. 
- Please bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on as this event will (hopefully) be held outside.
- The Book Fair will also be open in the gym before and after the concert if you would like to shop.
- Our theme is Canada's 150th Birthday so please dress in red and white and "Canada" accessories.
- Don't forget to bring your violin!

Hopefully all of your children received their Read-a-thon envelope last week. They can be collecting pledges from friends, family and people that they know.  There are lots of Literacy Baskets to be won and there are 2 Grand Prizes to win.  One for the nursery to grade 3 students ($100 gift certificate for Tinker-town) and one for the grade 4 to 8 students ($100 for Grand Prix Amusements).  Please return your envelope and pledge money by Wednesday, May 31.

PHOTOS - Reading outside in the Outdoor Classroom

Science Unit - The Design Process
We designed and built a new baskets for Little Red Riding Hood out of paper and masking tape.

Math Unit on measurement - We measured things with our footprint and a giant's footprint.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Learning's Fun ~ In Grade One! May 9, 2017

Reminders - NO SCHOOL on Friday, May 19 and Monday, May 22


Thank you to all of the parents who have sent in their family/friend addresses.  We have written our letters with pictures and information about Winnipeg and have made our Flat-People.  We will be mailing them out this week.  If you have not sent in a name and address for your child's flat-person to go and visit, please do so as soon as possible.

Last week I sent home a set of addition flash cards in a small ziplock bag.  Please practice these with your child until they are memorized.  The Manitoba government has put addition/math facts back into the school curriculum and every child is expected to know them by heart.  We have practiced them at school but they still need to practice daily at home.  This knowledge will really help your child when they move up into the higher grades.

A few weeks ago I asked if anyone had access to frog eggs.  If you do, keep an eye (and ear) out for them.  They should be here soon.

PHOTO GALLERY - Children with their penguin portraits


Mapping Canada