Posted in General Studies, Homework

General Studies Homework (October 26th-30th)

 Dear Parents,

  • There is a new book assigned for this week. Please have your child read M-W (book located in grey folder). 
  • Remember to use the reading strategies as a tool when completing the reading homework.
  • Please sign the reading log (in their grey take-home folder) each night (this lets me know the homework was completed) and your child will receive a stamp or sticker the following day. Online students received a PDF of their book and they too will receive a sticker each time the log is filled out. It is posted on Classkick. At the end of each month, the students are required to record themselves reading 1 book from their assigned homework on Classkick.
  • New Flipgrid-Follow-up activity to our Global Read Aloud. This will be posted on my social media.
  • Click on this video to see how we review short vowel sounds with our students. Here are the cards we use to help with b/d confusion and short vowel sounds.
  • Click here to learn more about Teach Your Monster to Read optional work.
  • The IXL program will be the math homework for Thursday. Log-in information is in their grey folders. Use the diagnostic arena only.

Please feel free to email me with any questions you might have about the homework expectations.

Have a great week!

Posted in Homework, Jewish Studies, Jewish Studies Reading

Consistent Routines = Independent Students, Consistent Reading = Independent Readers

Shalom lovely Kitah Alef families,

It is so wonderful to see how all our students are becoming more and more comforable with our daily routines. Following these clear routines from the moment they enter the classroom promotes independence and in turn pride as each child is feeling responsible for his/her own learning. I am so proud of the gains I observe on a daily basis; from organizational skills, to patience, respect of one another’s space, thinking (staying quiet while another student’s brain is working to search for information) and different needs to be a succesful student, as well as their increased language acquisition of course. 😉  

One of my loves of teaching Ivrit to Grade 1 is seeing the aquired knowledge of the language on a daily basis. It is so exciting to see the student’s faces change from looking at me like I am speaking gibberish, to intent listening and big smiles as they participate and try their best to use not only a new word or sound, but full sentences.  It is a joy when I hear them correct each other (in a respectful manner of course).  

ta daAll this to say… routines work magic…  

As in years past, I believe a more regular routine will promote stronger readers, and I believe the students are ready… so… this week I will begin sending homework 4 days a week – Monday to Thursday. As I wrote last week, please assist your child to create a homework routine that suits your family’s schedule best. One where s/he will feel they have control over and can be independently successful.

 

This his week’s homework includes the following sounds: Monday – Mah (מ,ם),  Tuesday – Yah (י), Wednesday – Hah (ה), Thursday – Aah (ע). See “Choveret Kreeah” (reading booklet) with recordings in my Bitmoji Classroom. In there you will also find a new area for Stories in Ivrit (hanging on the back windows) – these will change with time, as we read/listen to our weekly story in class.

Posted in French

Hooray it’s movie day!

The Grade 1 students have been working very hard in French class over the last 6 weeks and have finally (almost) filled up their infamous marble jar! (“Les Billes”)

This means that they get a special day where we will be watching a French Disney movie and having popcorn! I will be providing the popcorn in individually sealed bags, and they will be kosher, nut free, gluten free and dairy free. I may also be bringing some small twizzler treats. Please email me to let me know if I should not be giving either of those snacks to you child and we will find an alternative.

1A will be watching their movie on Thursday October 29th 11:05-12:20.

1B + our at home distance learners will be watching their movie on Friday October 30th 11:05-12:20.

Each class will be voting on their choice of movie earlier on in the week (and making a bar graph!) so I do not know which movie it will be- but it will most likely be from Disney Plus. For those of you at home, please join us with your favorite snack. I will be sharing my screen and hoping for no technical issues. (If you have Disney Plus at home- all the better)

 

Youpi! Bravo les amis!

 

Mme.Stephanie

 

 

 

 

 

Posted in Homework, Jewish Studies, Jewish Studies Reading

Hebrew Reading Homework (Oct19-23)

Hi everyone, 

laptop readingThis week We are introduced to the sounds Chah, Ch, Nah and Nh. 

Homework will come home this week on Monday (Chah) and Wednesday (Nah).

We spoke about our responsibility (with our parents’ help) to create a space and a time at home to do our homework, so it becomes part of the family routine. We came up with different ideas that may work for different families. For example, reading in the car on way home, or on way to school, reading before/after dinner, reading before/after breakfast, reading when we arrive home, etc… Whatever works best at your home will best fit your child. Please help your child in making this choice of when it works best for him/her.

Please remember to use my bitmoji classroom to listen to the reading – I do it in a pace that the children can repeat after me. It is a great tool for practicing and reviewing.

Do not forget to practice reading daily and sign at the bottom of each page.

Todah Rabah.

 

Posted in General Studies, Homework

Homework Week of October 19th-22nd

     Dear Parents,

  • There is a new book assigned for this week M-W (located in grey folder). 
  • Remember to use the reading strategies as a tool when completing the reading homework.
  • Please sign the reading log (in their grey take-home folder) each night (this lets me know the homework was completed) and your child will receive a stamp or sticker the following day. Online students received a PDF of their book and they too will receive a sticker each time the log is filled out. It is posted on Classkick. At the end of each month, the students are required to record themselves reading 1 book from their assigned homework on Classkick.
  • Click on this video to see how we review short vowel sounds with our students. Here are the cards we use to help with b/d confusion and short vowel sounds.
  • Click here to learn more about Teach Your Monster to Read optional work.
  • The IXL program will be the math homework for Thursday. Log-in information is in their grey folders. Use the diagnostic arena only.

Please feel free to email me with any questions you might have about the homework expectations.

Have a great week!

Posted in Homework, Math

Tomorrow’s Math Homework

Please listen to this video with your child before starting the math homework. The students will be working only in the diagnostic area for now. It is extremely important that no help is given when completing this homework, we are working on finding their Just Right level. Once enough data is collected I will begin to assign work. If you would like to learn more about IXL please click on the link and read this blog post created by Mrs. Cleveland, our math coach.

Posted in General Studies, Homework

Updated General Studies Homework Expectations

Dear Parents’

General Studies homework will be starting this week. Please read the homework expectations listed below:

  • Once we start the English reading,it should be completed each night M-W.  
  • Please let me know if it is taking too long (send me an email).
  • Each day, they will bring home their grey take-home folder which has their weekly reading materials. Please click on the helpful reading strategies link and print this bookmark, use it as a tool when completing the reading homework. Remember to sign the reading log (in their grey take-home folder) each night (this lets me know the homework was completed) and your child will receive a stamp or sticker the following day. Online students will receive a PDF of their reading materials every Monday and a sticker each time their parents fill in the log posted on Classkick. At the end of each month, the students are required to record themselves reading 1 book from their assigned homework on Classkick.
  • Click on this video to see how we review short vowel sounds with our students. Here are the cards we use to help with b/d confusion and short vowel sounds.
  • Click here to learn more about Teach Your Monster to Read optional work.
  • Our IXL program will be used for math practice on a weekly basis. The students will be required to work on this program for homework on Thursday. Log-in information will be in their grey folders.

Please feel free to email me with any questions you might have about the homework expectations.

 

Posted in French

French Homework (reading)

Your child will be bringing home a book bag every Monday. This is where their orange duotang and any other French reading homework will go. Please bring this back to school, signed and dated every Friday. Please also mark in 🙂 , 😐 or 🙁 in the difficulty section and I will adjust their reading homework the following week.

If there is only the orange duotang, please check the Je Lis level I have assigned and chose any book from that level to read with your child this week.

If you have both an orange duotang and a white sheet with sounds, please use the sound sheet as their reading homework this week.

 

Merci!

 

Mme.Stephanie

Posted in Jewish Studies, Jewish Studies Reading

Practicing letter Recognition in a fun way

Shalom and Chag Sameach,

Last week I introduced the children to Wordwall – It is an educational App that I was introduced to by Morah Ruthie and Morah Sigal. It is free to download for you and you can search for different games on it; however, at this point I am creating very focused games that follow what we are learning in class. They are used as review, and the students are enjoying it very much (They are actually asking to use it – woohoo).

I will be adding (and regularly changing) the different links to my Bitmoji Classroom (at top of this blog page). I will usually post the practice from the week past and the one for the coming week (in which they will not know all the vocabulary yet, but can use the letter recognition one).

I will also add this week’s letter recognition practice bellow, for quick access and as a visual  introduction for our weekly sounds/letters – Rah (ר) and Vah (ב,ו).

I am adding a reminder to send a small box to school by tomorrow for our Sukkah creation this week. Toda.