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…

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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. 🙂

Posted in General Studies, Homework

General Studies Weekly Homework

Dear Parents,

  • The reading homework, located on Classkick, was used during our small guided reading groups. Each student is familiar with the text and are on their way to becoming fluent readers. Please have your child read Monday-Wednesday.
  • Here are the colour groups, links and class codes:
  • Blue Group   Class Code: VGV SHY
  • Green Group  Class Code: 36E UXl
  • Yellow Group  Class Code: VAR Z2Q
  • Orange Group Class Code: XBL SNY 
  • Purple Group  Class Code: 8ZN 45F
  • If needed, print and use the reading strategies bookmark as a tool when completing the reading homework.
  • Please sign the reading log (on Classkick) each night (this lets me know the homework was completed) and your child will receive a sticker the following day. At the end of each month, the students are required to record themselves reading 1 book from their assigned homework on Classkick.
  • Looking for ways to build their sight word vocabulary? There are 3 games below your child will enjoy playing. Remember this is not homework. Only move on to the next game once they can read all the words independently
  • The IXL program will be the math homework for Thursday. Please complete C.1 and C.10
  • Log-in information is:

Username: first and last name@ojcs

Password: math123

  • Click on Learning at the top of the page and then the yellow star on the right to access assigned work. When your child gets 100 points he/she has mastered the skill. Please let them complete the homework independently (I will provide tools when necessary). 

Extra support below if needed:

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Posted in French, Homework

Je Lis

Hello grade 1 families,

September was a whirlwind of a month and now that we are into October we are beginning more and more elements of our French learning. It has been a pleasure working with your children and I have seen so much growth and learning already in the short amount of time we have had together at school.

One element that has been newly introduced to the students is our homework platform for French. As mentioned at Back to School Night and in the Back to School Night video (available HERE) the French homework will focus on reading using a platform called Je Lis. Nightly reading is an essential component to your child’s success in French and is expected to be completed Monday-Thursday. This should take approximately 10 minutes a night only. Though we will not be starting this homework component until next week, I wanted to give you some information on the platform and expectations. I showed the students the website today and gave them their login information in case you would like to explore the site before homework expectations begin.

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The goal will be for your child to eventually read these books independently: fluently, with expression and accuracy without any assistance from an adult. Your child must also be able to demonstrate an understanding of what they are reading by retelling in their own words or answering questions. This will come with time as we learn more and more French vocabulary. 

In order to keep track of your child’s reading progress, we will be communicating through the green duotang “Devoirs”. These will go back and forth from school. In this duotang is a reading log that you must complete each night. Please write the name of the book and the level as well as checking the difficulty level of the book. Please keep in mind that these books should be read independently by your child. If your child struggles to read the book or has more than three errors per 10 words, it is too difficult (sad face- 😕).  If your child has a few errors and understands what is being read, it is just right (neutral face- 😐). If your child makes little or no errors and has an excellent understanding of the content, it is too easy (happy face-😀). We will be adjusting the levels as your child progresses through the year. Once a month I will also be asking the student’s to record themselves reading so that I can assess their reading. This can be done by scrolling down on the chosen book and choosing the “record” button. Once the recording is done you click “stop” and then “submit”. This will allow me to access the recording your child has made. 

At the start of next week (Monday, Oct 18) I will be adding a tutorial to the blog to show you exactly how to access the features of Je Lis however if you would like to explore the website in advance, Je Lis can be accessed by clicking HERE.

Input your students Login Name and Password (found in their green homework duotang) which is case sensitive and then you can access their account.

Enjoy the Je Lis program and don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions!

Mme Cohen

Posted in Grade 1 Reading, Homework, Science

Your child’s reading assignment is on our Daily 5 Choice Board. They can read it online or print a copy. Please remember to have them read Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and sign their reading log on Classkick  TTBJUD.  

Innovation Day is happening on March 24th. We are beginning to brainstorm what materials the students will need to start collecting in order to build their strong, stable structure. Please help us by saving recyclables (boxes, toilet paper rolls and egg cartons etc…) We need as much as possible in order to build these chairs. Please send in all materials by Friday, March 19th. Interested in finding out more about this science project? Please read the task description below.

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Posted in General Studies, Homework, Math, Science

Math Homework and Innovation Day

Your child’s math homework is on our Daily 3 Choice Board. They need to complete one of the IXL assigned tasks located in the Math by Myself section or take photos of 3-D shapes in their home and add them to Classkick. Link and code are on the choice board. Please remember to have them read Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and sign their reading log on Classkick  TTBJUD on Thursday for the week.

Innovation Day is happening on March 24th. We are beginning to brainstorm what materials the students will need to start collecting in order to build their strong, stable structure. Please help us by saving recyclables (boxes, toilet paper rolls and egg cartons etc…) Thank-you to those of you who have started sending in materials to build with! Interested in finding out more about this science project? Please read the task description below.

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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!

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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.

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