Posted in Grade 1 Reading, Homework, Jewish Studies

Tonight’s Reading Recording

We finished book 1! Woohoo! 

Celebrating in stations tomorrow👍

Starting book 2 tonight. We introduced sound in class and read over it, as we always do. Kids (most of them) are excited to start the new book and so am I.  Line 7 in this book is a proper full sentence, so I read it twice in the recordings.

Tonight’s sounds are Ee and Yee:

 

Posted in General Studies, Science, Social Studies

Exciting Authentic Learning in Social Studies

How does your role and responsibilities change when you bring home an abandoned kitten? 

Thank-you Dr. Maddie for answering this question for us. After having watched a powerpoint presentation and participating in several hands-on stations, our grade 1 students are very aware of the round-the-clock care necessary to foster a sweet newborn kitten. They enjoyed making formula, comparing weights to understand how much he has grown since he was found and cleaning a litter box (no real waste inside). Dr. Maddie explained the different stages of development and had documented all the changes for us to see. The one thing that was made clear was that raising a newborn is a big responsibility and a lot of work! It was also obvious that with Dr. Maddie’s expertise Eddy is thriving. Lucky kitty!

 

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Posted in French, Homework

French Homework

Bonjour!

This week, students are encouraged to continue practicing their sound chart (posted last week, with audio). As well, students should play their “automne” game that we made in class to review vocabulary.

Posted in General Studies, Math

Following our North Stars

This past month, our students took the time to really get to know each other. They completed surveys and then interpreted their results.  Curiosity about their classmates inspired them to create their own survey questions.  Each student then went to work, using graph paper to accurately put together a bar graph complete with title and 4 labels. Our Classroom Data book continues to grow. It was a perfect example of how we own our learning, learn better together and have a floor but no ceiling!

Posted in Homework, Jewish Studies, Jewish Studies Reading

Reading for Week of November 4th to 8th

Wow! This week we are finishing our first reading booklet! sooo exciting! 

Monday: p. 17 – sound Z & Zah

Tuesday: p. 18 – sound Tz & Tzah

Wednesday: p.19 – sound Ch & Chah revisited (chaf sofit – the only end letter that has a ‘ah’ sound attached to it)

Thursday (for Monday): p.20 – Ballon Chadash

Happy Reading.

Posted in General Studies, Reminders

Library Visits

Each week we visit the library on Friday mornings. Due to our participation in the Global Read Aloud, we have not had the opportunity to return or borrow new books during October. Our next visit will be on November 8th when we will return to our routine of taking out books once every two weeks. Sorry for the confusion. As well, our students have access to the library once a week during a recess (see below). Both classes were reminded they can use this time to exchange their material or enjoy the library space.

Weekly Library Times:

1A: Wednesdays at first recess

1B: Fridays at second recess

 

Posted in Jewish Studies, Uncategorised

Proud Teacher Moment

What an amazing feeling it is to walk in on my students during recess and find  a few of them playing (IN HEBREW) a game I used with them yesterday to practice hebrew vocabulary.

They truly exemplify OJCS’s star – “We own our own learning. We own our own stories.”

And to make matters BETTER. As I was writing about this, I heard my students using the Hebrew song I taught them for lining up during transition time in another class. 

My heart feels so fulfilled at this moment! My dream (having OJCS students using Hebrew NOT ONLY in Hebrew class) is coming true… 

I am truely soooo proud!

TODA YELADIM! 😘

Posted in French, Homework

French homework… octobre 28-novembre 1

Bonjour!

Below is our table de sons. We will be practicing it in class. Please review these daily if possible or several times a week. For every letter, students say a simple phrase. For example, for the letter ‘i’:

“i comme igloo fait i”

Please review sounds regularly, as this is the foundation for sounding out words and learning combined sounds.

At the top of the page is the alphabet (backwards). Students are encouraged to practice reading the
backward alphabet and identifying random letters (all in French).

You can use this website to listen to the letters of the alphabet:

https://www.rocketlanguages.com/french/lessons/french-alphabet

You can use this file to listen to the letter sounds:

FilesArchive (3)

Posted in Homework, Ivrit, Jewish Studies Reading

Back to a full week – HURRAY!

Now that the holidays are really behind us, we are so excited to get back into the groove of regular routines and familiar expectations.

This week the students are excited to begin taking turns as the classroom helpers (2 from each class). They will be running the morning routine (day of the week, date, weather), watering our plants, leading the class in line-ups, setting the table for Shabbat, leading the T’filot/songs for Kabbalat Shabat, and more…

There are 3 reading pages this week (back to 4 starting next week). I am reminding you that it is the daily practice (5-10 minutes max a day) that greatly assists your children to become great readers… no matter the language.

They do not need to read the entire page. If that is too difficult, or takes too long, have them listen to my recording and repeat after me, while following the words with their finger and eyes. It is important they look at the word that is read, not just hear it… so they recognize the sounds. Then they can read a few lines, or chosen words.

The homework is for the students, but it is required that someone hears them, as it is important they read aloud. For some it is also very important that the adult reading with them focuses them back to the page to look at the letter/sound/word, as they read.

Again, please make sure finger (or pointer) is under the word being read. Another option is to cut-out a little rectangle  in a piece of paper and have them move it along as they read – see example:

Also, please remember to sign their booklets daily, so they receive the letter stamp when reading in class.

Following are this week’s readings:

Monday – p.14 Sound Ah

Tuesday – p.15 sounds Pah and Fah


Wednesday – p.16 sound Kah