Just a few things...
Some new information has been added to Important Dates. December Newsletter has been posted!
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Reading & Writing
- how to write a friendly letter. Letters have a heading, body, closing and signature
-How to write a list. Begin with an introductory sentence; use commas to separate ideas and end with a concluding or summary sentence. We will also learn how to make lists using dots or dashes. When we use dots or dashes we will learn to begin each idea on a new line.
- how to work cooperatively in our reading centres
- using background knowledge (schema) to help understand and make personal connections (this book reminds me of..) to texts
- use the word wall to help spell high frequency words correctly
- sounding out unfamiliar words
- beginning sentences with an upper case and ending with punctuation
- putting spaces between words
Math: Two Dimensional Shapes
-identify and describe common 2D shapes
-sort and classify them by their attributes (number of vertices and sides)
- make patterns, designs and pictures using common 2D shapes
- identify and describe shapes within other shapes
- cover outline puzzles with 2D shapes (tangrams)
- locate shapes in the environment that have symmetry
- create symmetrical designs and pictures
Science: Daily and Seasonal Changes
- describe and compare the four seasons
- assess the impact of daily and seasonal changes on our outdoor activities and some of the things we have done that allow us to do some activities out of season (e.g. ice rinks for skating in the summer, indoor pools for swimming in the winter)
- assess the ways that daily and seasonal changes affect society and the environment (e.g. heating our homes in the winter)
- indentify the sun as the Earth's source of heat and light and investigate the amount of light and heat we get from the sun throughout the day and year
- define a cycle as a circular sequence of events
- describe how animals and plants can change and adapt with the changing of the seasons
Here you will find some conversation starters. They reflect our learning in class and are perfect topics to discuss with your child at home.
1. Ask me to find shapes and identify them.
2. Ask me to tell you what I know about shapes using math words (i.e., #sides, #vertices).
3. Ask me to explain how a square and a rectangle are the same and how they are different.
4. Ask me to sing you our song for the concert.
3rd -Sub Lunch
6th -Popcorn Day
12th -Primary Winter Concert @ 6:30
13th -Pizza Lunch $2 a slice
16th-18th- Primary rotations
17th -Pita Lunch
18th-PJ day and movie afternoon
19th - Celebration Assembly
- EARLY DISMISSAL @ 2:20
- Family Movie Night (Rise of the Guardians)
20th -PA Day
Dec. 23rd-Jan. 3 Holidays
6th- First day Back
16th- SCC meeting
2nd- Primary Choir to sing at Oshawa Generals game 2:00p.m
- tickets will be available to purchase as a school fundraiser (more info to follow)
6th- Dance-A-Thon (more information to follow)
TERRY FOX RUN
The Durham District School Board has purchased 600 ebooks that can be read online or on mobile devices. The collection consists mainly of nonfiction and graphic novels.
Starfall is a great site for early readers. Starfall offers 4 levels-- ABC's, Learn to Read, It's Fun to Read and I'm Reading!
The Tumble Readers website offers a variety of online books at all levels.
The CBC website offers many games and activities.
www.ca.ixL.com (parent recommendation- thank you!)
http://pbskids.org/cyberchase/math-games/tanagram-game/ (online tangram puzzles)