Grade 1d News
17 December 2015
Welcome to the Winter break. Happy Christmas, to those who celebrate it, and best wishes to everyone for a time of fun with the family over the next two weeks.
Speaking personally, I am so pleased to have started the Winter Break. Naturally, I am looking forward to re-charging my batteries, but that is not the only reason I am happy to have reached this milestone. I am also genuinely impressed with the way the children have grown and developed in their skills and maturity over the past 16 weeks. Most of you will have received a sample-pack of work done through the year to date in your child's home folder this week. Each student is on the way with their learning journey and definitely moving forward. I am also grateful for the support of the wider 1D community as I have transitioned to First Grade at ASD. I am most definitely on a learning journey as well, and I believe I have mostly been moving in a forward direction :-)
Photos in this week's photo folder include Pajama day, the Christmas Party, Math games, Social Studies research and other fun activities. As always, a few highlights have been included below but there are many others in the photo folder.
(Below - Finlay and friends get carried away making paper snowflakes.)
Coming Events in 1D and Lower Elementary school
December 18 - January 2 Winter Break
January 2016 January 3 Welcome Back – Happy New Year!
January 5 Full Day - Special Afternoon Schedule
January 10-14 AMA Book Fair
January 19 - Full Day of School
January 21 - No School
January 24-28 - Visiting Artist – Danny Gregory
Learning a Lesson
When readers notice a change in the character’s feeling, we think about why that change may have occurred.
To understand the author’s message we need to ask some questions:
What is the problem?
What does the character do about the problem?
What does the character learn?
- What does the author want us to learn?
Big Idea: Time Introduction Boot Camp- only to the hour
Why do we need to be able to tell time?
What does the hour hand on a clock tell us?
Make a connection between a number line and telling time
Tell and write time to the hour using analog and digital clocks
- Know the parts of a clock