Monday, November 30, 2015

My apologies for the late post! I am still at school and forgot to post this!
Morning Carpet Time
Math- Math Exchanges and Centres
Recess
Daily 5- Work on Writing- We journaled today. The students were supposed to try and write 3 sentences about what they think will happen in December. If you didn’t get a chance to finish this homework today, you can keep it at home and do it tomorrow.
Lunch
Music- We practiced our own Christmas concert
Music practice- With Mrs. Machnaik
Genius Hour- Drawing group presented.

Recess

Genius Hour- We worked on our presentations. Make sure to check the blog’s calendar to see when your child presents.

Quiet Time- Chronicles of Narnia

Twitter

Home time

Friday, November 27th, 2015

Morning Routine
Math- Both Ms. Basky and I did some math exchanges with students today. I started working on a pre-assessment with the kids where I asked them to count backwards from 49-24. This is a tricky task, but if you can practice counting backwards at home, that would be great!
Recess
Daily 5- News Duotangs- Please don’t forget to write back to your child!
Lunch
French- Mme. Larkin
Phys Ed- Ms. Bechard
Recess
Arts Ed- Music- We worked on a couple songs for our Christmas concert at the care homes.
Quiet Time- Chronicles of Narnia
Chores
Home time
*Genius Hour presentations are posted on Google calendar under class info. Parents are free to come watch the presentation, or they can watch the live stream or recording after.

Mail- I handed out Christmas concert parts today. The things that are highlighted are what need to be memorized. They will be speaking in front of elderly people, so can you have them practice speaking really loud lol!? Also, there’s no specific reason for kids getting a certain part, I just drew names. If you have any questions about the prop for each part, send me an email. I was just thinking it would be cute if the kids had a little visual to go with their speaking part. This is only for the December 11th Christmas concerts. Props can be brought any time up until that day. No rush!

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

Science Centre field trip

Lunch

Music- Mrs. Machnaik

Science- Ms. Basky

Recess

Fine Motor- Ms. Bechard

Quiet Time- Niki picked Valentine Mice for us to read today, and then we started Chronicles of Narnia- A Lion, a Witch and a Wardrobe! I’m hoping to finish this book before Christmas holidays!

Twitter

Clean Up

Home time

*I sent out an email today that had a list of December dates. I forgot to write that Pizza Day is Thursday December 3rd. Just in case you didn’t receive the email, here is the list:

Thursday, Dec. 3 – Skating- Our class is going skating at the Core Ritchie arena at 9:15 AM. Students will need skates, a helmet, and appropriate clothing (warm enough clothes, mittens)  We would love to have parents come and meet us there to help tie up skates.  If you want to help in this way, just meet us at Core Ritchie shortly after 9:15. This is a perfect opportunity for students to learn/practice how to skate. The kids are so great at helping each other and there are literally children falling down all over the place, so no one feels left out!  We will be going again in the new year as well.

Pizza Day

 

Friday, Dec. 4- PD Day. No school for students.

 

Friday Dec. 11th– Grade 1 Concerts for the Elderly- We are going to show our students how we can spread a little Christmas cheer this winter.  On the 11th, we are going to go to two care homes to sing for the patrons there.  There is a care home close to the school called Ultimate Care Home that we will walk to. From my understanding, the K’s from last year sung for Ultimate Care Home, so some of the kids might recognize some of the people from last year! After that, we will head to Wintergreen Care home in the south end.

 

Tuesday/Wednesday Dec. 15th and 16th -1:30 and 7:00 Christmas Concerts for last names that star with A-K (15th) L-Z (16th).  Students are supposed to wear basic winter wear. (Scarves, toques, mittens.) My only suggestion would be to dress the children “light” on top.  It is going to be very hot up on stage, and I’m a little worried someone could puke or pass out if they get too hot. Think about dressing them in a tank top, t-shirt, or light long sleeve.  If anyone needs to switch days, it shouldn’t be a problem, just let me know if you need to switch from the Tuesday to Wednesday or vice versa.  All children should be at the school by 6:45 that night so they can get them lined up and ready for 7:00.

 

Friday December 18th– Last day of school before Christmas break. We will have a little party that afternoon. Kids don’t need to bring anything. There will be early dismissal at 2:30 that day.  This is Ms. Basky’s last day at Hawrylak. She will be done University and be a full-fledged teacher come January!

 

Monday, Jan. 4th 2016- Students return to school!

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

Morning Routine

Math Centres – We learned 2 new “number sense” math centres. Ms. Basky worked with groups of students while the rest of the class worked on centres.

Recess

Daily 5 – Read to Someone

Daily 5 – Word Work

Daily 5 – Listen to Reading

Lunch

Arts Ed. – We made paper snowflakes to display in our window.

French – Mme. Larkin

Recess

Phys. Ed. – Mrs. Bechard

Quiet Time – We read Blue Looks For Books.

Home Time

*Just a reminder that we are going to the Science Centre tomorrow morning! If you have not yet had the chance to pay, please do so online. We will be departing the school at 9 and will be back in time for lunch hour.

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Morning Routine

Math Centres – Ms. Basky worked with groups of students while the students worked on math centres.

Recess

Daily 5 – Read to Self – The class read for 20 minutes today, which was our November goal!! Way to go grade one’s!

Daily 5 – Work on Writing – We wrote in our journals about our favorite sound.

Lunch

Circle Time – We shared our favorite smells.

Science – We explored 4 of our senses in interactive stations: sight, sound, touch, and smell.

Recess

Centres

Home Time

*Tomorrow is Wacky Day! Help your child dress up in something wacky to win spirit points for our class!

**Just a reminder that there is no school December 4th.

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Morning Routine

Math Centres – We learned two new math centres, Story Sheet and Smart Addition. While the students worked on centres, Ms. Basky and Ms. Hagen worked with students individually and in small groups.

Recess

Daily 5 – Listen to Reading – Max A., Charlie, and Avery read for us from their news duotangs.

Daily 5 – Read to Self – We read for 16 minutes today.

Daily 5 – Word Work – We played sight word bingo.

Lunch

Science – The students finished their building plans and lists of necessary materials before tackling their building projects.

Recess

Science – The students shared with the class what they created.

Quiet Time

Home Time

Friday, November 20th, 2015

Morning Routine

Math Centres – We learned one new math centre called More, Less, Same. During math centres, Ms. Basky worked with Annalise, Camdyn, Parker, Avery, Charlie, Wyatt, Madi, Chase, and Surasha.

Recess

Daily 5 – Work on Writing – News Duotangs

Daily 5 – Read to Self – Flashlight Friday

Lunch

French – Mme. Larkin

Phys. Ed. – Mrs. Bechard

Recess

Circle Time – We had a warm and fuzzy circle for Chase today.

Arts Ed. – We did Metis beading inspired dot paintings.

Quiet Time

Home Time

*Just a quick note that your child is not receiving a report card today because of the new two term reporting that our school is piloting. As such, he/she will not receive a progress report from me until the first reporting period. Should you have questions about your child’s current progress, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Morning Routine

Math Centres – We learned one new math centre today, an addition centre called Frog Hop. While the students worked on math centres, Ms. Basky worked with Shade, Max A., Dominic, and Jaxon, Kali, and Sofia.

Recess

PWIM

Daily 5 – Bear Groups

Lunch

Music – Mrs. Machnaik

Science – We watched Cain’s Arcade and the students began brainstorming and planning what they would like to build. If you have any extra “building materials” at home such as toilet paper/paper towel tubes, empty kleenex boxes, etc., could you please send them to school on Monday. Thank you in advance! 🙂

Recess

Fine Motor Skills – Mrs. Bechard

Quiet Time – We read T-Rex Trick-or-Treats

Home Time

*It’s that time of year again! Please make sure that your child is appropriately dressed for the weather so that they can enjoy recesses!