I hope you all had a nice break and are getting back into the rhythm of school!
In class, we have started talking about simple and complex sounds, in French. Over the next few weeks, your child will be receiving “Le sons du jour” packets that covers sounds we have been reviewing. This week’s packet includes the sounds “ou”, “on”, and “in”. Each page follows a similar formula:
Read the sentence. Circle the sound.
Re-write the sentence.
Draw the sentence.
Fill in the missing sound.
Read the words out loud. Colour the picture when you are done.
The OJCS Reading Challenge is back, but this year bigger and better!
Our Grade 1 classroom goal is to read 300 books by the end of May. In order for your child to get class book tallies towards our goal, each student must complete a book review. When we achieve our goal, we will be eligible for one of the following prizes listed below.
The prizes this year will be;
an end-of-year book-based film screening or book-themed dress-up party in each classroom that meets their goals. The library will provide each class with popcorn and candy treats.
Middle school will once again compete for an escape room to create an added incentive.
Small prizes will be given out to each student who gets a Bingo on the genre bingo sheet that goes with the challenge.
Include a short description of your favourite part.
How many stars would you give it?
Would you recommend it to a friend?
We have been participating in this challenge since November. These book reviews can be done at home or at school. I wanted to make this information available to you in case your child would like to add a book review from the comfort of their home.
Hope everyone had a great winter break! This week’s homework will be to continue practicing our reading skills. Some students did not receive a new book today as they did not have the opportunity to read the books provided over the break, others have a new book for this week.
Introduction to Spelling
Have you ever heard parents say, ” English is too hard, filled with exceptions and makes no sense. How can I teach my child how to spell with all these exceptions. The answer is simple, come along on our learning journey. As both myself and the students explore Structured Word Inquiry. As we all have to start somewhere, we begin with 6 Spelling Rules that are based on the Barton system which follow the Orton Gillingham methods. These rules are designed to help students understand why words are spelled the way they are. This week I introduced the Hockey Rink Rule. <ck> comes at the end of a one syllable word after a short vowel. <k> is used after two vowels or if there is already a consonant between the vowel and the <k>. The students were given a list of words that they sorted independently, followed by time as a whole group to discuss and discover similarities and differences. And guess what… we were able to explain the Hockey Rink Rule.
As we make more discoveries I will continue to share.
Over the holidays the Grade 1 students are encouraged to keep reading. Two books have been sent home for them to read, however, if they have books at home that they prefer to read please add these to their reading log and sign it.
I would like to take this time to wish everyone a wonderful holiday and a fabulous new year!
This was a whole class team work, as we work better together.
We put together puzzles in small teams, then coloured our parts and glued on a box.
Putting them side by side. we created a Chanukiya. 😉
Do you know the difference between a chanukiya and a menorah?
You can share your answera as a comment…
Sorry for the delay in posting the recordings. I am actually posting this week’s and the last 4 pages which I am giving for the winter break. I encourage you to continue reading daily throughout the holiday, to keep the flow and increase the memory of sounds. I am giving oly 4 pages as homework, so a good idea will be to review past pages, or break the pages into small chunks… even reading 2 or 3 lines a few times a week.