Week 8 Update

Good afternoon,

The kids just finished their 40th day in school and the month of September. It was an exciting month filled with fun and learning. The P1s shared a video showcasing their learning in reading and writing during the Fabulous Friday assembly today.

On Wednesday, they had their first reading buddies experience with Grade 3. The kids introduced themselves to their Grade 3 buddy and read stories to each other.

They also met their emergency buddies, Mateus and Ishika, from Grade 12. They came into our class, read a story, and shared a little about themselves after the fire-drill on Thursday.

As Parent-Teacher Conferences approach, I would like to ask you to think about the following questions. These questions will help guide our meeting and for me to get to know your daughter/son a little bit better. I would greatly appreciate if you could take some time to respond before our meeting on Friday, October 5.

  1. What are your hopes and dreams for your son/daughter this year?
  2. What do you think is most important for your son/daughter to learn?
  3. What does your son/daughter like/dislike about school?
  4. How does your son/daughter feel about school?
  5. What subject is your son/daughter’s favorite and why?
  6. Do you have any concerns that you would like to discuss during our conference?

In reading this week, the kids focused on using their storyteller voices and using the exact words from old favorite stories.

In writing, the kids worked on telling stories across several pages. They thought about what happened at the beginning, middle, and end of their story. They then drew pictures to reflect each part of the story. Some kids tried adding speech bubbles to bring their writing to life. Others practiced stretching out their words to write more and more sounds.

In math, the kids created circle monsters as they become shape experts. They also practiced sorting objects by different attributes. They then were given objects to sort and created their own sorting rule.

In science, the kids used magnifying glasses to match tiny pictures to a larger one. They also explored the classroom with the magnifying glasses.

During guidance, Ms. Hillary read the stories “It’s Hard to Be Five” by Jamie Lee Curtis and “Zach Makes Mistakes” by William Mulcany. The kids discussed how it is ok to make mistakes and that is part of the learning process. It is also natural to feel frustrated when a mistake is made. They also discussed how to help a friend who has made a mistake and is feeling bad. To finish off their discussion, they talked about self-talk and how to think positively even when mistakes are made.

Important Dates

Early-Release Day @ 11:50 am – Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Parent-Teacher Conferences – Friday, October 5, 2018 (no school for elementary students)

Dashain Holiday (No School) October 15-19

Spirit Week – October 22-26

SAISA – October 25-27

P1 Schedule

Monday – Art & Music

Tuesday – PE & Music & Library

Wednesday – PE/Health & Art

Thursday – Music & Art

Friday – PE & Music