Spring is here and the
children have really sprouted!
They are bounding about the school yard with basketballs, handballs,
and skipping ropes. Please don't forget that extra change of clothes
- there are puddles everywhere!
April closed with
an afternoon of Scientist in the School. The students rotated
through five stations, each exploring a different aspect of our
energy study. Scientist Ann did a wonderful job and so did our
fantastick helper Moms!!
We will continue to
look at the role of the Sun as the initial input in Food Chains,
especially in our next science unit, "Living Things"...
a great little video of growing seeds. We are conducting an
experiment to see if plants need sunlight.
The children are hoping
to present their "Trois petits cochons" to parents
before the end of this month. This will be a very small, in-class
performance, by 2 casts. We'll be sending home an invitation so
you can let us know if you are able to attend. I will reminded
the children that many Mummies and Daddies will not be able to
leave work. Hopefully, we'll be able to capture the shows on video.
math, we are doing a short unit on mass and capacity. We will soon
start an introduction to 2D measurement and geometry: area and symmetry.
Perhaps the most interesting part of this unit will be developing
skills in giving and following spatial directions. We will need
to be very confident of "droite" and "gauche".
Here are some ideas to
try at home.
In Social Studies,
our next community unit will focus on people in our neighbourhood,
careers and métiers. Each child will draw and write
about what they want to be when they grow up. A careers day is
also happening to our newest story heroine, a little "French"
girl called Junie B. Jones!
Our last field trip
this year will be to Forthythe Farms, here in Markham. This will
tie in beautifully with our Living Things unit. The excursion
is planned for early June. Parents are welcome to come (but will
need to pay admission at the gate).
Hope that both
parents and children are having fun exploring the web sites and the
games in the links below.
Grade One Ontario
Ontario French Immersion
French as a Second
Language (FSL) Homework Toolbox: http://www.fslhomeworktoolbox.ca/