Mrs. McCann's Grade One

Weekly Newsletter: WEEK 26

Upcoming Important Dates

    • Monday, March 20 & Wednesday, March 22 - Student Led Conference: 4:30-7:30
    • Tuesday, March 21 - Kindergarten Registration
    • Friday, March 24 - Day in Lieu: No School
    • Thursday, March 30 - Fun Lunch
    • Wednesday, April 5 - Steve Harmer (magician) @ 1:30
    • Friday, April 7 & 28 - 11:40 dismissal (don't forget to pack a snack)
    • Friday, April 14 - Sunday, April 23 - Easter Break
    • Monday, April 24 - Classes resume

Important Information:

Student-Led Conferences: Confirmation of your time went home early last week and with your child's report card. Please let me know if you did not receive a confirmation time and I will send a confirmation e-mail. I look forward to meeting with all of you this week.

Sleds: Due to the warmer weather and construction, our sledding areas for recess are now closed. If your child has a sled being kept at school they will be asked to take it home today, If your child rides the bus, please make arrangements to come and pick up their sled sometime in the next week. All sleds are stored in our grade one bootroom.

Buddy Books: Please remember that these levelled books are for your child to read to you. If they get stuck on a word they should try using some of their strategies on their bookmark. You can help them work through a few of these strategies before helping them out. If you have any questions about how to record your child’s reading in their agenda please let me know.

Classroom Happenings!!!

This is where I share a few things that we have been learning this week, great discussion for at the dinner table (hence “Table Talk”)!

1) Math: This week we were focusing on the importance of more or less when it comes to addition and subtraction. Ensure you use these terms at home while talking about or practicing math with your child.

2) Sight Words: Our Sight Words of the week were “should,” "would" and “could”. Have your child look for these words while they read or make flash cards to practice their word recognition.

3) Science: Our students have been transforming into engineers this week and began our building unit. Each task and project all relate to the world of fairy tales. Feel free to have your child share their experience about the following...

- Our first task was based on the tale of the Rapunzel. Students built a tower for Rapunzel. Students worked independently to ensure that Rapunzel's braid would reach from the window to the ground. Our next project related to leprechauns. Students had to work together and create a trap to outsmart those tricky leprechauns. Our focus word was CLEVER and the students completed the task with two objectives...enticing a leprechaun in and trapping him there! This took careful planning, engineering and architectural abilities.

** Check out the pictures on our DOJO!