Grade 1 BMS

Biweekly Update

Einschulung Photos - Still available for order until December 10th!!

Contact the primary school office for order forms.

Unit of Inquiry Content - How We Express Ourselves

- Traditions

- imaginary celebrations

- Reasons to celebrate

- Parent guest speakers - sharing their expertise about celebrations (Many thanks from the grade 1 team!)

- comparing celebrations (similarities and differences) and finding common features

- Learner Profile: open-minded, risk-taker

- Attitudes: creativity, tolerance

Language Content

- Phase 3 sounds & high frequency words

- Writing about self - traditions and celebrations

- Punctuation: sing capital letters in the beginning of a sentence and full-stops at the end.

- Re-reading own writing

Math Content

- Counting

- Decomposing & composing numbers to 10

- Story problems

- Patterns

- Tally marks and bar graphs

- Interpreting data

- Months of the year

- Calendar

German Content

- Introducing the advent calender

- Introducing letter and sound L/l and Ei/ei

- Preparing for the Art Show

- Writing and reading winter words



Ways To Help At Home

- Revise alphabet (sounds and letter names)

- Identify beginning, middle and end sound in CVC words

- Describe the difference between addition and subtraction

- Explore the features of a calendar and how they work

- Discuss ways to solve problems when socializing with peers

Helpful Information and Reminders

Field Trips:

1a- Naturkundemuseum December 9th, from 9:30-12:00

Galli Theatre -December 10th, from 9:00-11:00

1b-Galli Theatre -December 10th, from 9:00-11:00

Naturkundemuseum December 11th from 9:30-12:00

1c- Galli Theatre -December 10th, from 9:00-11:00

Naturkundemuseum December 11th from 9:30-12:00

1d- Galli Theatre -December 10th, from 9:00-11:00

Naturkundemuseum December 15th from 9:30-12:00


Homework for the new Unit of Inquiry can be found on the Unit Letter (attached to the email). The students have 3 tasks to complete by December 17th.

Library times:

1c and 1d - this week

1a and 1b - Next week, although book exchanged has been postponed until the 18th of December due to a special storyteller on the 11th of December during library times.

Students are welcome to bring their books back earlier and keep them in the class library bin for safe keeping.

Clothing: Please practice tying shoe laces with your child. The children should only wear shoes with laces if they can independently tie them. Please also provide weather appropriate clothing.

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BMS Home Language Program

"We have begun a Home Language program at BMS that takes place every second Tuesday. A flyer is attached with more information about the purpose of the program and how you can help.