Room 7 ~ Grades 1 & 2December 4, 2023
Well, wintery weather has come, gone and come again. The students in room 7 have dramatically reduced in number during the past month due to a variety of viruses and illnesses going around. Hopefully everyone will be healthy for December. Keep on washing hands, and not sharing food and utensils. Despite all the illness, we have managed to forge ahead in phonics. We are almost finished our review of all alphabet letter sounds and are blending and segmenting (reading/writing) words with up to 5 sounds. We have been learning about what good readers do when they are stuck on a challenging word, and learning to say our word S-L-O-W-L-Y like a robot to hear all the sounds when we are writing. In math, we have been working on estimating (yay for Estimysteries) and learning different ways to make numbers to 15. Thanks to a few sunny days, we have been able to design and test our paper plate sundials. We discovered that we have more questions about our design. If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. In Health, we have begun our Kids in the Know Programming which helps students build skills that increase their personal safety and reduce their risk of victimization online and offline. Here is a link to the parent section of their website if you are interested in learning more: https://www.kidsintheknow.ca/app/en/parents
It will be great to connect with so many of you during student led conferences on November 30 and December 1. As always, remember to contact me via Seesaw if you have questions or concerns.