Posted: November 3, 2016
Posted: November 2, 2016
We completed our class book on " Nos animaux dometiques" (Our Pets). The students enjoyed writing about their pet and presenting their pet. I made many copies of their book. Your child will be bringing home a book next week. Please listen to your child read their book to you. Enjoy! As you noticed, students have been bringing home a levelled book seen during a Guided Reading session. They will read their books for 2 nights instead of reading new books each night. I encourage rereading books to increase accuracy and fluency each time the book is read. Each Monday and Wednesday, I will send home one levelled book seen during a Guided Reading session. Happy reading! In math, we will complete our Patterns unit. The students will have an end of the unit test on Friday. Have a great week!
Posted: October 14, 2016
Students did a great job describing themselves! Bravo!!!
Posted: October 12, 2016
These next few weeks in French, we will be discussing and describing pets that we have at home or pets that we would like to have. We will also describe our pets’ temperament. Your child is more than welcome to bring in a picture of their pet or a favorite animal that s/he likes. If you wish, you can send me an email with a pic attached ( firstname.lastname@example.org(link sends e-mail)). They can share their picture with the class. Examples of oral structures that will be introduced this week :
J’ai un lapin. Il s`appelle __. Il a X ans. Je n’ai pas … Je veux avoir un ___ Mon animal préféré est … . Il s`appelle __. Il est gros. Il a X ans. Son corps est recouvert de ___ (poil, écaille, plumes). Mon ___ a de petites oreilles et les yeux __. Ses yeux sont ____, ses oreilles sont ___. Mon animal est ____ … (gentil, calme, excité, fidèle doux, heureux), We will make a class book about our animals next week to end our study on pets. I feel that the students will love this part of the curriculum! Finally, we will work on Halloween vocabulary and learn new songs. We will have a busy but fun few weeks!
Posted: October 6, 2016
This month, we continue our mathematics unit on increasing and decreasing patterns. Recognizing and analyzing patterns is an important part of mathematical thinking. Patterning concepts lead to work with algebra in higher grades. In this unit, your child will:
• Identify, extend, create, and compare increasing patterns.
• Identify, extend, create, and compare decreasing patterns.
• Find pattern rules. • Display number patterns on hundred charts.
• Use patterns to solve problems.
Patterns can be found all around us. Encourage your child to look for patterns around the home and talk about them. Here are some suggestions for activities you can do at home: • Look for patterns in your family’s activities as marked on a calendar at home. What activities do you do daily? Twice a week? Every week? • Use small objects like buttons or coins to make patterns that grow or shrink. Encourage your child to describe and extend the patterns. • Count collections of nickels and dimes by 5s and by 10s. Count pennies by 2s. *** We will continue to work on numbers from 0-100 in order to be better prepared for our 2nd unit: Numeration. We will also continue to work on Bar Graphs and Pictographs. Mme Lockerbie