Although there is a ton of festive activity at school right now, the children are still busy with their academic work. The Grade 1’s are working on Data Management right now in math class. They’ve been having lots of fun travelling around the school collecting information, looking for answers to questions like ‘What’s your favourite…

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As part of the Grade 1 Health curriculum, we are learning about Human Growth and Development. During Thursday’s Health class, we discussed the four stages of human development and how we change as we grow older. Before Thursday’s class, I had asked the Grade 1 parents to send in baby photos of the students. We…

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Last week’s STEM activity involved some of the newest members of the class – Emily and Heather’s Cabbage Patch dolls and stuffies from their childhood. The Grade 1 children have enjoyed playing with these dolls over the past couple of weeks, but then they were set the challenge of designing and making some clothes and…

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Thank you to Emily, Heather and the Grade 1 class for a knockdown assembly on Thursday. They found so many entertaining ways to communicate the multifacted concept of stewardship. As always, to Lauren and Norm and all of our capable performers, thank you for the music. Congratualtions to Luke and Gavin for another excellent delivery…

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The Grade 1 class is very excited to announce that they have started to learn typing skills. The program we are using is called “Dance Mat Typing”. The program teaches kids how to type implementing the correct fingers in a fun and interactive way. One of our students is quite proficient in the program. Our…

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The Grade 1’s have really been enjoying their weekly jobs this year! Every Monday morning we gather to delegate the 10 various jobs for the week. The students have been taking their tasks very seriously. One of their favourites is “Super Reader” which is when they get to bring in a book from home to…

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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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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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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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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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