Posted in Grade 1 Reading, Homework

Reading Homework-February 1st-3rd

Your child’s reading assignment will be found on our Daily 5 Choice Board. They can read it online or print a copy.

To make things even easier, you can have your child go directly to the online Classkick reading log. The link and the code is also located on the Daily 5 board.  Please remember to sign it each time your child reads.

They can navigate Classkick like pros and make the page ready for your signature by typing in the name of their book and the date. All you need to do is sign it. Once I see the signature, I can then add a sticker to the log. 

Our first day back was awesome!

                                                                                                Bitmoji Image

Posted in General Studies, Grade 1 Reading, Homework

Daily 5 Choice Board

This week I have added the Classkick reading log to the Daily 5 Choice Board to make things even easier. Please remember to sign it each time your child reads. They can navigate Classkick like pros and make the page ready for your signature by typing in the name of their book and the date. All you need to do is sign it. Once I see the signature, I can then add a sticker to the log. Thank-you for your ongoing patience and together as a team we will support your child on their learning journey.

teamwork

Posted in General Studies, Grade 1 Reading, Homework

Reading Homework

This week’s assigned reading material can be found on our Daily 5 choice board. Refer to Sunday’s email to verify what reading group your child is currently in and click on that colour group to view and print their book. Remember to have your child record this book on their Classkick’s reading log TTBJUD on Thursday. It is important that they read their book three times before recording.

 

peacefully reading

Posted in General Studies, Jewish Studies, Math, Science

Let There Be Light

What do you get when you mix Science, Math, Procedural Writing, Diagrams and Jewish Studies? A fully functioning electric Hanukkiah of course! Several weeks ago, after introducing our unit on Energy, I had an idea. Why not make some cross-curricular connections? When I suggested making an electric Hanukkiah to the students, their excitement could not be contained. With access to a fully stocked Maker Space, it seemed the logical next step.

First, the students made predictions of what their circuit would look like, through diagrams. After some discussion and peer feedback, we collaborated to come up with the final design. Each student then turned their fast-drying dough into a candle that would serve as a base for the lightbulb. Once it was dry, they painted each candle, and waiting with anticipation to move on with building the circuits and assembling the Hanukkiah.

Did it work perfectly the first time?  No it did not! We had lots of opportunity to practice our problem solving skills. Which part of the circuit wasn’t working? Was it the light bulb wires? Were the batteries dead? The students kept suggesting ways to fix it and with a whole lot of patience and perseverance, we lit the candles for Hanukkah.

 

Curious how you too can build your own electric hanukiah at home? Just follow the procedural writing piece below. Please share your experience and what you have learned in the comments below.

 

 

 

Posted in General Studies, Grade 1 Reading, Homework

On The Fifth Day of Chanukah…

As the candles in your hanukiah burn bright, please take some time to listen to your child read their assigned book. I want to wish you all a wonderful Chanukah filled with love and laughter.  

Bitmoji Image

 

  • 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 this month, the students are required to record themselves reading 1 book from their assigned homework on Classkick. 

Extra support below if needed:

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