Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Learning's Fun ~ In Grade One! March 7, 2018

REMINDERS - Report Cards are coming home on Friday, March 9
                         - Student-led conferences  on Tuesday, March 13 and Wednesday, March 14
                         - NO SCHOOL on Friday, March 16

Our annual "Country Week" is coming up soon.  It will be happening from March 19 to 23.  This year we will be looking at the country of India.  If anyone has any knowledge, books, costumes, artefacts, or skills (like dancing???) and would be willing to share them with us, please let us know.  During country week the students travel from class to class, each afternoon, with their own "passports" and experience a number of different activities.  Like - food, art, games, music, dance, culture, etc... 
It will be an exciting adventure! (and then the following week is Spring Break, rest time).

I have been reading a book called "Owls in the Family" to the class over the last few weeks.  This classic Canadian novel was written by Farley Mowat and it takes place in Saskatoon.  It tells about a boy who has two great-horned owls as pets.

PHOTO GALLERY - Harmony sharing her eagle feathers with the class

 Wearing red and pink for Valentine's Day

Working on addition for math - adding beans

Valentine's Day - Owl Bags

Dress up as a Voyageur.  Oui, oui, oui!

 The "Beautiful" Mr. Wozney dressed up as Elsa on Storybook character day.


More Storybook characters

Special guest reader - Ms. McCrea



Monday, February 19, 2018

Learning's Fun ~ In Grade One! February 19, 2018

REMINDERS - DRESS up like a VOYAGEUR (or a pioneer) on Wednesday, February 21
                         - Dress like a storybook character on Wednesday, February 28

Thank you to our Valentine's Day snack parents.  The treats were delicious!

Last week we had a special guest reader come to our school.  His name was Miles Thomas and he plays for the Winnipeg Blue Bomber football team. The students were VERY well behaved and enjoyed the book he read to them.  Afterwards, they were able to ask questions and get autographs.  Thank you Miles Thomas!

 WEAR WORDS - dress up day on February 7th

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Learning's Fun ~ In Grade One! January 31, 2018

REMINDERS - No School on Friday, Feb. 2
                         - Valentine's Day Party - Wednesday, Feb 14
                         - No School on Monday, Feb 19 - Louis Riel Day

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!                              AJ                                 February 17

We've had a couple of group "talks" in the classroom over the last few days.  Just to keep you updated about what we discussed 😊

1) We don't have weddings, girl/boy friends, kissing, love notes, etc... at school.  You are kids and it is not appropriate for kids to be involved in grown up stuff.

2) We don't bring toys of any kind to school.  They are distracting and could get broken or lost. 

3) At the end of the day, ALL of your stuff needs to go downstairs (if you are in after school care).  Do not leave things in your locker. 

4) In the morning, the kids, should be carrying in all or most of their belongings and putting them in their own lockers.  Your parents should not be carrying everything and putting your things away for you.  You can also fill up your own water bottles.  We are working on becoming more independent.

5) Don't forget your Froggy Bag in the morning.  It is your job, not your parent's job to remember.

Whew!  Who knew there was so much to remember in grade one!

We have started our next science unit.  It is all about animal characteristics and we are going to focus on owls.  At the end of this unit each student is going to do a mini-research project on one type of owl and present it to the class.  Did you know that there are over 200 different types of owls in the world?

February is I Love to Read month here at school.  We have lots of activities planned for this exciting month.  Some of them involve dress-up days.  Here is a heads-up about what's coming up.

Wednesday - February 7 - Wear Words Day (wear clothing with words, maybe sports jerseys)
Wednesday - February 14 - Valentine's Day - (wear red, or pink or white today)
Wednesday - February 21 - Dress as a Voyageur Day
Wednesday - February 28 - Dress as a Storybook Character Day (and bring the book if you can)

PHOTOS from our field trip to the Science Gallery and the Planetarium. 
                         Thank you to all of the parents who drove and came along with us!

Making bird feeders (pinecones, lard, birdseed).  Hang them in a tree to help birds survive the winter.