Posted in General Studies, Homework, Social Studies

Social Studies Homework

Dear Parents,

This week the students were introduced to timelines. We brainstormed some of the big events in their life (the first time they rode their bike without training wheels, their first word etc…). They need your help filling out the dates of these special events and maybe even narrowing down their list to the top 5. There is a Social Studies’ timeline template in their grey take-home folder. Please take some time to help them with this task, it needs to be filled out for next Tuesday. Thank-you for your help. We will complete these timelines next week with the help of these completed templates.

Thank-you for helping us as we continue to learn and grow together.

Posted in General Studies, Grade 1 Reading, Homework

General Studies Homework and Our Annual Scholastic Book Fair

                                OJCS VIRTUAL BOOK FAIR HAS OFFICIALLY BEGUN! 

You can order books through this link and they will be shipped directly to your home (free shipping for orders over $35).

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. 
  • There is a list of 12 high frequency words (in their grey take-home folder) for your child to learn to read. Only do a few each night. When they can read the whole list a new one will be issued.
  • The IXL program will be the math homework for Thursday. Log-in information is in their grey folders. Click on Learning and the assigned work.

Extra support below if needed:

Posted in General Studies, Homework

Homework for the Week of Nov. 23rd-Nov.27th

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. If your child has not yet done so, please have them record themselves this Thursday. Please go to Classkick and then to the Reading Log assignment, click on the microphone at the top. Once it is completed, slide it into the log and date the entry, using the text box to do so. They will only be recording themselves once a month.
  •  Have your child be a word detective, try and find some of the high frequency words on their personalized list (located in their grey take-home folder) in the book their are reading for homework this week.  Only do a few each night. When they can read the whole list a new one will be issued.
  • The IXL program will be the math homework for Thursday. Log-in information is in their grey folders. Click on Learning and the assigned work.

Extra support below if needed:

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

                                            Have a great week!

Posted in General Studies, Social Studies

In Honour of Our Veterans

Last week, our Grade 1 students wrote to our veterans to honour them. Please see the email below that Ellie received from the Canadian Legion in Westboro.  As always, we couldn’t be prouder of our students.

Good morning Ellie,

Thank you so much for giving Daphne the artwork your students did in honour of our veterans. I put a few of them up on our branch bulletin board, with credit to your school, and Daphne took the rest to give to the veterans, mostly elderly, she visits in her capacity as leader of our Hospital/Home visiting team. We think they will be both pleased and touched.

I was especially moved by this sentence in the message: I love that you saved us.

Remarkable.

I will do a Facebook post in the next couple of days to salute your young students.

Thanks again,
Claudine Wilson
Public Relations Officer
Westboro Legion

Posted in General Studies, Homework

Thursday’s General Studies Homework

  1. This week I have asked the students (who have not yet completed a November recording) to record themselves reading their homework book. Please go to Classkick and then to the Reading Log assignment, click on the microphone at the top. Once it is completed, slide it into the log and date the entry, using the text box to do so. They will only be recording themselves once a month.
  2. On IXL please complete some of the new assigned work. Please do as much as you can during the allotted homework time.
Posted in General Studies, Homework

General Studies Homework(Nov. 16th-19th).

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. If your child has not yet done so, please have them record themselves this Thursday. Please go to Classkick and then to the Reading Log assignment, click on the microphone at the top. Once it is completed, slide it into the log and date the entry, using the text box to do so. They will only be recording themselves once a month.
  • New this week, there is a list of 12 high frequency words (in their grey take-home folder) for your child to learn to read. Only do a few each night. When they can read the whole list a new one will be issued.
  • The IXL program will be the math homework for Thursday. Log-in information is in their grey folders. Click on Learning and the assigned work.

Extra support below if needed:

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

                                            Have a great week!

Posted in General Studies, Grade 1 Reading, Homework, Math

Math and Reading Homework for Thursday Night

  1. This week I have asked the students to record themselves reading their homework book. It has to be read(M-W) before recording. Please go to Classkick and then click on the microphone at the top. Once it is completed, slide it into the log and date the entry, using the text box to do so. They will only be recording themselves once a month.
  2. Teach Your Monster to Read has a new game called Sighties (we are beta testers). Let me know what you think. It is just one fun way to learn to read sight words.
  3. On IXL please complete the assigned work. If you have done so, go ahead and try some of the recommendations given.  
Posted in General Studies, Social Studies

Remembrance Day

This week, our Grade 1 class participated in several meaningful activities to commemorate Remembrance Day. They worked hard on creating a wreath, which was displayed during our Live Stream Assembly, as well as learning to draw poppies which are on displayed in the  hallway. Today, we created a long list of reasons why we are thankful for our veterans. Each student took the time to write a letter to a veteran. These letters will be sent to the Royal Canadian Legion to show our appreciation for all that they do. They were very proud of these letters.                                                                           

Posted in General Studies, Homework

Homework Week of Nov. 2nd-5th

  • 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.
  • Please have your child record themselves reading their book Thursday on Flipgrid.
  • 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. Click on Learning and then the star on the right hand side for assigned work.

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

Posted in Homework, Math

New This Week on IXL

Dear Parents,

This week the students will be using the Learning area of IXL. Please note, diagnostics can be done at any time, and for any length of time, so students will have diagnostic time at least once a month. I have highlighted specific skills and questions for your children to practice. We are currently working on Data Management.  Please click on Learning at the top of the screen instead of Diagnostic. The Learning page, on the right, there is a star, followed by a number of recommended skills (this week’s math homework). 

There is not 8 skills for homework, this is just a sample of what you should see on your child’s page.