It is definately a different begining in Kitah Alef this year!
We are all working togerher on keeping distance and helping each other by being respectful of each other’s space, keeping our masks on, using only the tools asigned to us and so much more. Every day we come across new situations that require ‘covid time sollutions’ and together, we figure it out… We definately have to be creative in our thought.
So far, our Kitah Alef students are demonstarting kindness, patience, respect, curiousity, and so much more that makes it a joy learn together.
We created a kindness web in a cursive Alef to remind us to always be kind… and we are already practicing acts of kindness in class and in our OJCS community…
We heard that Kitah Gimel really wanted to play on the structures so we offered to switch spaces with them on Fridays… It was so nice to see how happy we made them today.
We are slowly getting into our routines and are looking forward to meeting you all on our virtual Back to School Night and tell you some more about our year.
Shannah Tovah Umetukah
May it be a healthy year filled with family and friends.
It is hard to believe that we are entering the last stretch…
The coming two weeks we will be focusing on vocabulary related to our house.
Monday we focus on the house itself – what type of rooms does it have and how many (bedroom, kitchen, basement, etc…) and sructural related vocabulary (roof, stairs, etc..). Each day after that we will focus on different rooms within the house.
Most of you are already using Quizlet, which is great; however, this week it will be used as their dictionary so I decided to imbed the flashcards and the match study modes for each below, to encourage easy access for everyone. (If you are comfortable I still recomend going to the site itself where there are more options and it is larger)
.If this is your first time using flashcards – You use the arrows to move from one card to the next, and you touch the card itself to flip it over. When written word is visual, you can tap the speaker to listen to the pronunciation of the word.
Within the assignments there are several options of how to present. Please encourage your children to use different options throughout the two weeks.
I am so proud of how you are all managing to continue learning from home these days.
You are such a wonderful group of children and your ability to make others happy shines through with your little acts of kindness towards each other (your patience during our Google Meet, contacting each other to chat), your family (Helping your siblings and your parents), your teachers (sharing your thoughts and working together) and your community (like the pictures we sent Hillel Lodge Residents)..
The pictures made them very very happy. Knowing we thought of them at this time meant so much to them.
Marilyn Adler wanted me to share this with you:
“On behalf of the Residents of Hillel Lodge please extend a warm and appreciative thank you to all the students in Kitah Alef for creating beautiful cards to share with the Residents. We are all aware that at this time the students are not attending school which makes it even more heartwarming to know that the Residents of the Lodge continue to be in their thoughts. Keep well and take care everyone.”
This week’s homework involves a Flipgrid! You may access the grid using your child’s OJCS email address and this link: https://flipgrid.com/b4f8caeb
For the grid:
In French, pick a day of the week. Tell your audience which day of the week it is, as well as which day comes before and will come after. Tell your audience what the weather was that day. Watch the video as a guide.
Woohoo! We are less nervous now that we had a few rehearsals in the gym … and we were great!
Please try to have your child/children at school as close to 8:30am as possible.
I am linking you to the children’s sitting arrangement so you can plan your spot. I recommend that you sit opposite to where your child is on the stage, so you see them better (i.e., if your child is on the right side of our semicircle, you are better off sitting on the left side of the stage.
Also, we ask that the children wear their nice clothes for the celebration (NO track pants or hoodies).
If they rather wear their uniform that is ok as well; however, please make sure it is with no stains or holes, and use a white shirt.
To save their nice clothes, we ask that they bring uniform with them, to change into after our celebration.
Looking forward to having you join us on this special day!
Our exciting Winter Fun Day is quickly approaching and before we can fully immerse ourselves in the wonder of snow and ice… We need consent forms filled and returned. I have printed paper copies for those who have not handed back in and extended the return date to Friday, February 7th, 2020. These copies will be coming home tonight.
As mentioned in a recent email you can indicate on the form whether your child wishes to partake in skating or tobogganing so we can allocate appropriate numbers of staff to each activity.
I hope you all had a nice break and are getting back into the rhythm of school!
In class, we have started talking about simple and complex sounds, in French. Over the next few weeks, your child will be receiving “Le sons du jour” packets that covers sounds we have been reviewing. This week’s packet includes the sounds “ou”, “on”, and “in”. Each page follows a similar formula:
Read the sentence. Circle the sound.
Re-write the sentence.
Draw the sentence.
Fill in the missing sound.
Read the words out loud. Colour the picture when you are done.