1G Weekly News
March 15th, 2015
Notes and Updates
I hope everyone is enjoyed the weekend. Last week on Wednesday, we had nursing students from the University of Calgary visit the 1st grade to teach us about how germs spread and some good techniques for hand washing. Students had a coloring page that if they finished it and return it to school, they will get a prize! Be sure to send that back to school by the end of the week.
In Science students sorted animals by observable characteristics and practiced using story robe to investigate how animals move, eat, and what their protective covering is.
In Writing students worked on planning poems and looking at objects with new eyes.
In reading students practiced retelling books and self correcting. They also worked on their word wall words.
There will be NO HOMEWORK this week!
1G will visit the Museum of Islamic Art on Wednesday, March 18, along with classes E, and F. We will depart school at 8:30 and should arrive at MIA by 9:00. We will walk to the park, then eat snack, and play on the playground. At 10:20 we will go back to the museum and go inside for the tour. Students will be using iPads and iPods to record various geometric shapes and art designs. After we leave the building we will eat lunch on the lawn and leave at 12:40. We should be back to school by 1:00.
Your child will need:
• Water bottle
• Packed snack
• Packed lunch
• Comfortable close-toed athletic shoes
• Wear sunscreen
Please contact me if you are planning to meet us there, or if for some reason you are no longer available to go along. Just a reminder that siblings are not able to join us on the field trip.
Upcoming Principals’ Coffee
Tuesday, March 17th at 8:05 in the ES Cafeteria – Please mark your calendars. Our focus will be on supporting your child with reading at home. This session will be presented by our Literacy Coordinator, Mrs. Katrina Theilmann. We hope that many parents will attend.
A Peek at the Week
We Can Be Reading Teachers
Reading lots of poetry
Monitor and Fix-up strategies
Doors of Poetry
Using feelings to write poetry
Sorting pattern blocks by attributes
Tuesday Full Day
Tuesday, March 17th, 7:45am
Al Bustan Street
Next week is a short week with Tuesday being a full day schedule. We will have art in the morning, as usual, but have a special schedule in the afternoon which will include PE at the end of the day.