Grade 1d News
15 October 2015
WELCOME TO THE WEEK 7 EDITION
Coming Events in 1D and Lower Elementary school
Wednesday October 21 (3:40PM - 7:30PM)
- Parent - Teacher Conferences
Thursday October 22 (7:40AM - 12:00PM)
- Parent -Teacher Conferences. Note: No school for students.
Tuesday October 27
- Halloween Carnival and Party - Note: Full day schedule.
Wednesday October 28
- Student-free day (Teacher Professional Development)
Thursday October 29
- Break - No school.
Friday November 20
- PTA Gala
Tuesday November 24
- Full day of school - 3PM dismissal
Thursday November 26
- Thanksgiving - No School
Tuesday December 1
- 1st Grade Music concert
Thursday December 3
- Report cards sent home electronically
- International Week
Thursday December 17
- Christmas class party
December 18 - January 2
- Winter Break
BOOK FAIR AND A SPECIAL GUEST
1D also had a very special guest visitor. Finlay's grandmother, who is visiting from Australia, read to the class as well as helping out in the Book Fair. She was our very special guest this week.
Help Wanted - Cushion stitching
As I hurried to set up the classroom in August before students arrived, I ripped off the long, annoying, labels from the cushions. I was only trying to be helpful! It seems that this has opened up gaps in the stitching and so these holes created by me, and assisted by students' fingers, now need to be patched. I would be so grateful if anyone could offer help to stitch one or more of the 6 cushions involved, please.
- Making colorful and relevant cover pages
- Celebrating all students' work
- Reflecting on their progress and making their own evaluations
- A sneak-preview of the next topic: How To books.
IXL Math: It is great to get the updates from IXL math, naming all of the achievements 1D students have made in the online math practice. Keep it up!
Teacher Training: This week teachers at ASD Elementary have been given the opportunity to learn best-practice strategies and teaching tools for math lessons from the highly experienced teacher and presenter, Ms. Erma Anderson. Already, I have made use of some of the tools and strategies she promoted with my students in today's math lesson. They were really helpful for student learning and enjoyable.
The following is an article mentioned in this week's training. Feel free to have a look if you are interested: Article from this week's training
Here are this week's big Ideas:
I can solve take from with change unknown stories with drawings
I can solve put together/take apart with addend unknown math stories
I can model 0 less and 1 less as well as n – n and n – (n – 1)
I can relate subtraction facts involving fives and doubles to corresponding decompositions