Monthly Archives: March 2020

1st Grade News

1st Grade News

We are starting Week 3 of our online distance learning in 1st grade! It has been a journey as we have all learned to navigate new online resources, new platforms, and new ways of learning. Grade 1 has settled into a rhythm on the Seesaw platform. On Seesaw we can upload photos, videos, record our voices, and use its vast library of interactive activities.

In Language Arts, we learned about author and illustrator Dr. Seuss. The students listened and responded to Dr. Seuss read alouds. They read a biography about Dr. Seuss, to learn more about his work. We played with rhyming words and alliteration, reading and recording poems to practice our fluency. We also practiced using question words to write questions we would ask Dr. Seuss if we had ever met him!

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We have been keeping a ‘Spring Journal’, adding observations we make in our gardens, yards, parks, and neighborhoods. Whenever we see a new sign of spring, we draw what we see, label it, and write about. It’s exciting to see our environment change around us! We have also been teaching ourselves to draw different flowers by following tutorials on Youtube.

In Math, we continued to explore place value with tens and ones. We found ways to represent tens and ones with everyday objects at home and took photos. We practiced writings numbers in multiple ways. We wrote numbers using expanded form, such as 26=20+6.

In Science, we inquired into plants. We learned what plants need to grow. We learned the parts of a plant and what their job is. We looked through our kitchens to find food that we eat for each part of the plant! We experimented with leaves to find out if we can see the leaf “breathe”, by releasing oxygen bubbles in water during photosynthesis!

One budding scientist expressed her enthusiasm about observing the bubbles forming on her leaf!

In Social Studies, we are inquiring into work in our community. We explored different jobs in the community and whether they produce goods or services.

4th grade news

4th grade news

Math

This week the 4th graders learnt about 3D shapes and made some 3D shapes themselves. Guess what did Andrei make? (Hint: Andrei loves the Rubik cube :D)

Science

In Science we honored the beginning of spring by planting seeds. Then we revised properties of matter before the Monday test. The students have also performed a variety of experiments on density:

Kindergarten News

Kindergarten News

This has been a very exciting week for Kindergarten!

After almost two weeks of not seeing each other we were able to start our virtual lessons and work together face to face!

This week in English language arts we have learned three new sounds, /v/ /ng/ and /oo/. We have practiced sounding them out and blending them to read simple words.

We have also learned four new sight words; can, see, to, at. They will help us become better readers as well.

In Maths we have been practicing Counting and Addition.

In Science we have been talking about Water Cycle. The students created their own Water Cycle experiments at home.

Lastly, we have started our History unit in Social studies. The first ancient community we discussed was Ancient China. To solidify our knowledge we have made traditional dragon crafts, similar to ones we did during our Chinese New Year celebrations.

3rd grade news

3rd grade news

Math

In the past 2 weeks 3rd graders learnt about the negative numbers and how to add and subtract them. Then we revised decimals. The students compared decimals, found them on number lines and learnt to round them. They also illustrated decimals with a pizza. Some took it very literally 😀 Well done!