Grade 1d News

11 February, 2016

This week in 1D

Hi 1D families,

It's been another busy week this week! Hi-lights in this week's photo folder come from the 100th Day celebrations, and our mini field-trip to look at different leaf types in the school garden.

On Thursday we celebrated the students' 100th day at school. They were so very excited to know that they have reached the 100th day mark. One student was thought that she was moving on to Second Grade, only to be disappointed when she found out that she was not yet a second grader next week. She soon recovered and had fun participating in various activities in each classroom.

1D hosted a Tower Building construction activity (using 100 cups), which created a lot of fun and excitement! There were also other activities like a Word Study activity where the children had to create words using the letter tiles that spelled 'One Hundred', a writing activity on 'When I am 100 Years old', reading activities, and Math activities including (counting and) printing 100 stickers using iPads. Other math activities involved counting to 100 and rolling dice to a 100. The children also tried a number of physical exercise activities that lasted for 100 seconds each. They had a great day!

We have another exciting week ahead as well. The week starts with the Valentine's Day sharing time and celebration. PLEASE send any remaining Valentine's cards in with your child so that they can be shared on Sunday. The whole of the week is also Read Week. See below to find out more about the activities planned for this. It would be a great opportunity for you to celebrate your child's reading throughout the week in the home as well as at school.

Enjoy your weekend.


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Coming Events in 1D and LES


February 14 - Valentine’s Classroom Party

February 14-18 - Reading Week


February 23 - 2nd Grade Concert

February 26 - Friendship Festival

March 10 - Trimester 2 Ends

March 17 - Report Cards sent home electronically

March 17 - St. Patrick’s Day and Shamrock Shamble

March 25-April 4 - Spring Break

Read Week

1D will have four guest readers in class next week to share stories with the children. Along with the guest readers, there will be:

  • Elementary Used Book Sale

Location: Small Breezeway Between the Library and Music Rooms

Time: Monday February 15 - Thursday February 18; 7:40-8:00 AM, Morning and Lunch Recess and 2:45-3:30 PM

  • Dress As Your Favorite Book Character Day (Lower Elementary Students Only)

Wednesday February 17


The children have been working with two-digit numbers through the past week, using various strategies to add and subtract numbers. In order to assist your child in recognizing math or numbers in every day life, I would like to share some strategies with you.

  • Practice counting with your child while doing various activities-driving in the car, jumping rope, waiting in line at a store, etc.

  • Divide a deck of cards evenly between players. Each player flips over a card, the player with the highest card wins the cards. Continue until one player has all cards in the deck.

  • Count objects such as jellybeans in a bowl, pennies in a jar, cheerios in a baggie, etc.

  • Find numbers in newspapers, magazines, or on items around the house.

  • Put different items into groups and talk about which group has more or less items using the terms greater than and less than.

  • Roll dice and create numbers. Say what is 10 more or 10 less than that number.

I hope these ideas can assist to consolidate your child's understanding of numbers in real life.


Read Week

Big Idea: Comprehending Nonfiction

-Text Coding with sticky notes for new/interesting learning

- retelling nonfiction across the hand


Big Idea: Publishing






Big Ideas:

-Writing word problems,

-Interpreting numbers like 1 ten and 12 ones as 22,

-Adding two digit numbers with 10 or less in ones place


Big Idea:

-Investigating plant parts (roots, stem and leaves) and what they do.