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Grade 1 Blasts Off!

3…2…1…Blast Off! This week the Grade 1s made rocket ships during their S.T.E.M. lesson. After a fun colouring and construction period, the Grade 1s all went down to the gym for a flight test to the moon. The Grade 4s joined us as judges to determine who won the competition. After the Grade 1s were…

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Grade 1 Gets Sorted

The Grade 1’s are working on their sorting unit in Math this week. Working with a partner, they were tasked with sorting various objects by attribute (size, shape, type and colour). They participated in several hands-on activities to demonstrate their understanding and then presented their findings/strategies to their classmates. Next up in Grade 1 Math…

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Grade 1 Resourcefulness

Resourcefulness. Well, anyone who was at the Assembly yesterday, knows all about how and when to use it now! The Grade 1’s did an exceptional job of giving us examples of why resourcefulness is such an essential life skill. Our hosts were in turn funny and serious about their topic. Thank you to Michelle L.…

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Grade 1 Foundation Wishlist Arrivals

The Grade 1 students have been thoroughly enjoying their new board games and toys! The children shared with us that they would really like some new, specific things to play with during their Free Choice time, like Connect Four and more Lego. We were lucky enough to have some money left over from our CGS…

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Furry Friends in Grade 1

The Grade 1’s had a very exciting visit this week. Pegasus and James Bond, Erick’s very cute guinea pigs, came in to say hello. Thank you to Erick’s mum for bringing them in! Erick enjoyed telling his classmates all about caring for them and the children loved cuddling with them. James Bond and Pegasus love…

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Grade 1 Dioramas

On Wednesday, the Grade 1 students presented very elaborate and creative dioramas of their own community! The students have been busy working on them for the last two weeks, focusing on the natural and built (man-made) features in their communities and the importance of different buildings and how they meet their needs. The students presented…

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Grade 1 Builds Local

The Grade One class has been learning about their local community in Social Science. They have been learning about natural and built (man-made) features in the community and why we require both of them to meet the needs in our community. The students have been very engaged with this topic and wanted to showcase their…

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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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