This week, here is what we got up to!
Today was our Terry Fox Run/Walk. Great participation by all! We raised over 600 dollars as a school. Thank you for all of your support!
In math, we did an assessment on 10 frames, more or less, representations to 5 and 10 and representing numbers in groups of 10. We also created our own number lines to use as a strategy when solving word problems. Great work ordering numbers and counting! Students had the opportunity to explore base ten blocks and how they can be used to represent numbers as we continue our exploration of groups of 10’s and 1’s.
A math game is coming home with your child tonight. You need a dice (1 or 2 or more depending on how comfortable your child is with numbers) as well as two counters. Here’s how it works:
- Player 1 rolls the dice and then says their number.
- Player 2 does the same.
- Both players decide which number is ‘more’ (e.g. 5 is more than 3 if playing with one dice and 11 is more than 8 if playing with two dice).
- Have your child say how many more or less the number they rolled is from 10 or 20.
- Will they say their number if they skip count by 2 or 5.
- Estimation-is their number closer to 5 or 10, 0 or 10, 10 or 20, etc.
In English, we practised our sight words and remaining letters. We reviewed how we do independent reading and buddy reading. We continued to develop as writers through creative journal writing and near the end of the week we brainstormed things that we think of in fall to create a piece of writing!
In your child’s home bag, please find their work entitled “My Favourite Thing”. They worked on this earlier this year through a planning page and then bringing their ideas together for a piece of writing. At the bottom of the page, you will find a check mark and a think bubble for some feedback for their work.
In French, our class is taking turns to lead our calendar. Fantastic job to all students who have participated thus far. We are continuing our work with our sound and poem of the week. We also introduced some of our fall words that we will be working with over the coming weeks. We talked orally about a fall picture using the sentence starter: Je vois (I see) to explain our thinking and comment dit-on ______, when we were unsure of how to say a word in French. We then took what we did orally and created some sentences to describe the picture. Our Grade 1’s did a great job writing their first French sentence. Our Grade 2’s did a great job of extending their work from last year to add increased details! We will add it to our writing wall to celebrate !
A few reminders and notes:
Tomorrow is a PA Day
A permission form for a trip to Wildwood Conservation Area on Friday October 13th was sent home today. If you have a current police check and would like to volunteer, please let me know. I will communicate with volunteers once confirmed!
For those of you who have let me know your interest in volunteering and have a police check at the school, I will be communicating with you next week. We will start to have volunteers join in our learning after Thanksgiving.
I learned of a neat app for the iPad and I believe that it will also work for android devices for families that want an additional way to practise reading at home. It is currently free for iPad users (until September 30th). It is called Teach your Monster to Read. Feel free to check it out!
Yours in Learning,