Thursday, December 2, 2010

Hat Day at OneTrueMedia.com

Every year the Grade Ones read the selection entitled “Favorites” and wear their favorite hat to school. This year was hugely successful, we even had a bike helmet with lights, welder’s helmet, and a hard hat! Listen to the students read “Favorites” and enjoy the slide show of all their hats. “Have you got a hat that you love to wear? A hat that you take most everywhere? You wear it to school, you wear it to bed, you never, ever take it off your head. You wear it to play and to do your math, but your mom won’t let you wear it when you take a bath!” (by Sonja Dunn, Collections reader series)

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Roy G. Biv

To help the students remember the colours in the rainbow, we meet a character called Roy G. Biv. (Roy G. Biv is an acronym for the colours in the rainbow in order – red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet) In our class, this is a kid who lives in the rainbow who wears a rainbow cape and a fedora spy hat. Roy G. Biv visited our classroom and I don’t think any of the kids will forget his name!




The King's Punch at OneTrueMedia.com

As part of our “Creating Colour” unit in science, and as part of our AISI project which is focused on helpoing the students to be 21st century learners, we did a “real world” project in which we made punch for the king’s party. Our King, had requested purple punch for his party. The students experimented with primary colours to come up with purple punch for the party. They were also able to create green punch and orange punch.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The King's Frames!

As part of our school wide AISI (Alberta Initiative for School Improvement) project for this year, we are challenged to engage students in “real world” tasks that require higher level thinking, self-direction and collaboration. The Grade One class has taken "real world" and put our own imaginative spin on it. We have been working on a number of projects for "The King". As we all know, the king is not real, but we do happen to have a king that can visit our classroom. So for starters, "The King" asked us to use the patterns we had been working on in math to creat some picture frames for his wall, and some tiles for his floor. He deemed that the frames and tiles must show a good and correct pattern, be colourful, neat and pleasing to look at. The students went to work and created both frames and tiles for "The King". Much to our delight, "The King" visited our classroom and chose both a frame and a tile to take back and use in his castle. He also requested that we use our skills that we are using in our "Creating Colour" unit to make him some purple punch for his upcoming party. Stay tuned to see how the punch turned out.







Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

Yes, it's that time of year again, BACK TO SCHOOL! Many parents are thrilled and many are a little sad, especially some of you with little ones in the early grades. It's exciting and emotional as they leave the nest and strike out on their own on a daily basis in Grade One. We try to have as much fun learning as possible to make this transition easier for the children. For most of them, it is no problem at all. For a few it can be a bit traumatic, but letting them go is the best thing (and the hardest) for parents and care givers to do. They may want to cling to your leg, but trust me, once you are gone they are just fine.

We have already had the excitement of visiting the kindergartens and reading them a story and we are enjoying our letter review and colour word work. Keep watching for exciting things happening in the classroom!

Happy Back to School!