Posted in French, Homework

Les animaux- Ami du jour

Hello families,

It’s time for a new task for our Ami du jour. This time we will be focusing on les animaux. We have talked a lot about animals this year so the student’s new challenge is to bring in a toy animal or stuffed animal. They will share it with the class and tell us what the animal is in French as well as share one little fact about the animal (it could be something like “J’ai un chat chez moi.” (I have a cat at my house) or “Les lions dorment beaucoup.” (Lions sleep a lot). Whatever little fact they would like us to know. When it is your child’s turn I will email you the previous evening to give you a heads up.

Thank you so much for your help with our Ami du jour tasks!

Mme Evie

Posted in French, Homework

Ma famille- Ami du jour

We are almost finished cycling through everyone for the Show and Tell activity and are nearly ready for our next Ami du jour task. The next time their name is chosen by our wheel the Grade 1s will be bringing in a photo of their family in order to introduce us to “les membres de ma famille.” We will be learning the French family terms as well as reviewing “c’est mon” and “c’est ma”.

I will once again send out an email notifying you when your student’s turn is coming up and photos can be either printed out and brought in physically or digitally sent to me to project for your child’s presentation.

I look forward to learning more about les familles des élèves!

Posted in French

Les voyelles

This trimester we studied the French vowel sounds to help improve our French reading. We used a variety of activities, read alouds, worksheets and games to help us become more familiar and comfortable with the pronunciation of les voyelles. Each vowel was first introduced using a comptine (a rhyming story) and it can be helpful to review these comptines to solidify our knowledge of the vowels or continue practicing ones that are a little more difficult. I am posting the comptines for each of the vowels for your continued review and practice! Enjoy these fun, silly little stories!

Comptine a

Comptine e

Comptine i

Comptine o

Comptine u

Posted in French, Homework

Show and Tell

Dear families,

Our “Ami du jour” (Friend of the Day) will be starting a new activity as of Wed, March 2. The day before, during French we will spin our wheel to determine who the Ami du jour will be for the next day and that friend will bring something in for Show and Tell. We are working on our oral French and will be using phrases such as “C’est mon” or “C’est ma” to explain to the class what has been brought in.

Tomorrow we will spin the wheel in each class to determine who our first Show and Tell presenter will be!

Posted in General Studies, Grade 1 Reading

Flashlight Fridays

                               Flashlight Fridays

Each Friday the students will participate in a special event called Flashlight Fridays. For our Read to Self period I will turn out the lights and we will use our flashlights to read. The purpose of Flashlight Friday is to get students excited about the fact that they can read independently and have a whole library of books at their fingertips. Ms. Brigitte will provide us with books, both fiction and non-fiction to enjoy during this time.

Please send a small flashlight (labelled) to school with your child on Friday. The children will keep these flashlights at school in a bucket to use every week.

peacefully reading

Posted in General Studies, Support

How to Best Support at Home

Here are a few videos, games, apps and anchor charts to help with supporting your child at home. I have reposted some of the items from my first homework blog post and also added new videos, anchor charts and activities. 

Extra support for Language Arts below if needed:

Handwriting Without Tears letter and number formation.McKenna, Mrs. / Handwriting Without Tears | Handwriting without tears, Writing without tears, Preschool writing

Letter placement anchor chart.

Extra support for Math below if needed:

  • Click on this video to see various addition strategies introduced in class.
  • Click on this video to see various subtraction strategies introduced in class. I have not yet introduced Touch Math.
  • Click on this video to see what the students have learned about place value. If they need more practise they can redo these Place Value activity sheets.

    If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to email me.            a.rapoport@theojcs.ca

 

 

 

Posted in Homework, Jewish Studies

Happy Hanukkah

We want to wish everyone a very Happy Hanukkah!

We can’t wait to have a fun filled week celebrating together at school and at home.

Remember to wear your Chanukkah clothes for Monday… (PJ, Shirt, Sweater, Ribbons, or blue and white).

Bellow is a Slide show with the Brachot and songs for Hanukkah if you wish to enjoy together.

…and finally, THERE IS NO HOMEWORK THIS COMING WEEK! Light up the world with Kindness…

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Posted in Uncategorised

Scholastic Book Fair

Dear Parents,

On Thursday 1B and on Friday 1A will have a second chance to visit the book fair. If your child did not yet purchase anything and you would like them to, please have them bring in their money. Each class got to visit the book fair and are eager to let you know what books they are interested in buying.

                                                                                           Happy Reading!

peacefully reading

 

 

Posted in French, Homework

Je Lis Tutorial

Good evening grade 1 families,

Today begins our French reading homework and so I have created a little Je Lis tutorial video in case you would like a walk through of the site. Your students have their green homework duotangs in their note totes so they should have everything they need to get started on their reading.

Please see the video below for the tutorial and don’t hesitate to email me (e.cohen@theojcs.ca) if you have any questions.

Happy reading!

Mme Cohen

Posted in Grade 1 Reading, Homework

Homework at last…

Shalom,laptop reading

Now that we have practiced reading and recording on Classkick in class, we are ready to begin our homework. 

As mentioned during our Back to School Night, the homework this year will be on Classkick. The children recieved a “Machberet Kree-ah” where they have the QR code and the code for the required Classkick booklet. We will be using this “Machberet Kree-ah” in school as well, so make sure it returns to school daily. 

Adding to the reading I may record additional instructions on the classkick page itself. For example to find a specific word, highlight it and/or copy it into the Machberet Kreeah. This will be as an extra challenge for those who choose to do it.

The links, sounds and page numbers will also be provided here, on the blog,  on a weekly basis. 

This week we begin with only two pages (4 letters):

1A Classkick Code: UG8BGF        1B Classkick Code: DHMEMC

Monday and Tuesday: Page 4 (Tah & T)

Wednesday and Thursday: Page 5 (Sah & S)

I am reminding you that there is a recording of the page to help review it. In order to use it best, encourage your child to use a finger or a cursor to follow along as s/he listens and repeats the sounds and words. 

The children are encouraged to record themselves as they read daily; however, the requirement is to record the last two lines twice a week.

If your child does not record daily, I ask that you sign the page on the Classkick. Click on the T (Text) or use the pencil option. You bring it to the Signature line and type/sign with stylus or finger. Once homework is done (includes recording or signature), remind your child to press on the green hand to show me it is complete. 

Finally, I want to remind you, this should not take more than 5-10 minutes at the most. lets keep it fun and please let me know if it is taking too long. You can email me or leave a note on the page itself (recorded or written)

Toda,

Morah Ada. 🙂