Monthly Archives: May 2020

Grade 2 News

Grade 2 News

Second graders have been hard at work the past few weeks. We embarked on our Space unit in Science. Students made solar system mobiles and projects.

They also came up with their own constellations.

For Book Week, second graders showed their love of reading in a variety of ways. They read books and created book reviews, wrote letters to characters in stories, and even wrote their mini books.

Student of the Month: Bomik Reddi

This month I have chosen Bomik Reddi as VLE student of the month in second grade. Bomik has been working very hard during the VLE. During our morning video calls he is very enthusiastic and always ready to share an idea or contribute to our discussions. He is motivated to try additional challenges or projects like the ones we had during book week. Well done Bomik! Keep up the great work. 🙂 

Grade 1 News

Grade 1 News

We are busy learning and exploring our world in Grade 1! This week we explored our cultures and folktales! We learned about traditions, customs, and celebrations – considering how we are alike and different. We celebrated our own cultures and the diversity in our class!

We read folktales from around the world, practicing identifying story elements and the sequence of events. Then, we researched folktales from our own country or culture. Each student retold the folktale using storytelling strategies!

In Science, we inquired into objects in our sky. We wondered, “Why does the moon look lit in the nighttime sky?” We made our own constellation projectors out of toilet paper rolls!

We experimented with shadows.

In Math, we learned about graphs. We learned how to make graphs and how to read bar graphs. We created a bar graph about the languages we speak in our class.

Shiel and Ala thanked our medical workers and our scientists for their efforts during this time!

Kindergarten News

Kindergarten News

This week in English language arts we have officially started our last portion of English sounds. We have learned all about /qu/ and /ou/. We have also learned four new sight words. This week they were; some, have, your, what.

In maths we continued learning about shapes. The features of the shapes also enabled us to learn all about classifying. We classified them by all the possible categories; their sides, their edges, their faces. We also classified a group of monsters by their body parts just for fun!

In Social studies we have continued exploring maps and globes. This time that lead us to learn about the 7 continents and 5 oceans of the Earth. We learned about all of them and their location of our planet. It was quite opening to how different various parts of Earth are!

PreK & K Student of the month

PreK & K Student of the month

For Kindergarten and Prekindergarten we have decided to recognize the whole family as our students are not yet completely independent and rely on parents’ help to succeed with schoolwork.

For the month of May, I have chosen Neel and the Bhojwani family.
This month Neel has attended every single virtual lesson and was always actively participating. He was motivated to work, even when the activities were challenging. Each day his voice was shining through his schoolwork and the additional projects that I received from him and his parents. He has also made incredible progress since the beginning of virtual learning. It’s been pure joy to work with him and see him blossom!