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Nature & Numbers in Grade 1

The Grade 1 class has been busy reviewing their numbers. For one of their cross-curricular activities, we had the children create their own number wall for the entire class to use. Each student was assigned a number where they had to write both the word and the number. We then went on a neighbourhood nature…

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STEM in Grade 1

The Grade 1 class has been busy at work with their STEM bins. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, all of which we encounter in our everyday lives. The purpose of these bins is to promote thinking divergently, inventively and imaginatively. Students are assigned a task that they must solve using the tools…

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Grade 1 Authors on Tour

The Grade 1s celebrated their accomplishments in writing, editing and illustrating their very own books at our ‘Book Signing’ party today. They were joined by their supportive fans, who were lucky to get the first official peek at these outstanding books. Leading up to the party, the children shared their work with other classes by…

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Grade 1 Mapping

After taking a look at Urban and Rural Communities, the Grade 1s have been exploring mapping in Social Studies this term. They learned about the different parts of a map, different kinds of maps and what they are used for. Technology was incorporated into the lessons by discovering various maps on Google Earth. Seeing CGS from…

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Rainbow Ten Facts in Grade 1

The Grade 1s have been learning their 10 facts with the help of a magic rainbow. If they follow the rainbow, and the numbers that correspond with each colour, they will make a 10 fact. The students have been having a great time making their own 10 fact rainbows, which will be turned into place-mats for them to take home.…

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Giving Thanks in Grade 1

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, the Grade 1s have been reflecting on how fortunate we all are. They had no trouble coming up with things that they appreciate in their lives. They each made a beautiful turkey puppet, which shares one thing that they are thankful for. The puppets were used in our drama class,…

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Daily Five in Grade 1

“Yes, Daily Five!!!,” these are words you can hear echoing through the room when it’s time for ‘read to self,’ one of the five components of the Daily Five (a great program that fosters literacy independence). The other four components are: read to someone, work on writing, listen to reading and word work. The Grade…

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Rhyme Time in Grade 1

The Grade 1s had fun this week making their very own magic wand, just like the wand the character finds in the story, Emeraldalicious. The children really enjoyed hearing the story and figuring out that the wand only granted magic wishes that rhymed. While studying rhyming words, that Grade 1s were able to come up with some…

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Grade 1 Teachers in Early Start

Some of the Grade 1s came down to the Early Start room to share their knowledge about Sea Creatures on June 14.  Their presentations were fantastic. We were so impressed with these little teachers! Jennifer Cammaert Early Start Teacher Children’s Garden School

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Grade 1 Healthy Snack Challenge

The Grade 1s have been learning all about healthy foods this year. Students have been very proud when they open their lunch box to find both fruits and vegetables inside. They have also been learning about procedural writing and non-fiction books. To integrate their knowledge on all three of these concepts, they have created their own Healthy…

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