Sight Words This Month
Math/ComputersWe are moving into centres to practise hands on with our counting on strategy and will continue working on numbers to 20. We will soon start tackling subtraction and fact families to help children see the relationship between numbers in addition and subtraction equations. We are also always working on counting by 2 to 20 and 5, 10 to 100 as well as counting backwards from 20. Check out Houghton Mifflin's site: http://www.eduplace.com/kids/mw/g_1.html#
Science/socialWe really enjoyed our trip to Helen Schuler to learn more about Seasonal Changes and have started another unit in science learning about our 5 senses-especially the sense of taste!! (thank you to my special jellybean sorter- you know who you are!) In Social we are continuing My Community, focusing on how people live, work,and play together peacefully. A big part of our discussion will center around Social Responsibility and we will embrace this concept through continuing to collect pull tabs in support of the Ronald McDonald house in Calgary and the Sock it to'em Program for Lethbridge charities.
Health/Art/GymIn Health we will be learning about feelings and how certain emotions can make us physically tired or hot. We also have several lessons coming up on personal wellness including more dental health and finding out how much sleep does a grade oner (and a grade one teacher) really need? In Gym we will be starting a new volleyball unit and are hoping to get some beach ball games going! When we are brave enough to go outdoors we will try our hand (or feet in this case) at snowshoeing! In Art, once again, thanks to our art mom for a wonderful bear project! We've got some special surprises coming up--no sneek peeks this time!
4,11,18 After school skating at Nicholas Sheran Arena (3:30-4:30)
7 SHOW AND TELL DAY
7,14,21 LIBRARY DAY (We will not be taking out books on 21st)
13 MMH Christmas Gala (6:00-8:00pm) family event
19 Dress Like Christmas assembly (8:30am)
20 Class Christmas party in afternoon
21 Last Day for classes