Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Math Centers

We have started working on our Math centers this week where we are working with numbers! Some of the stations are creating numbers, some are matching numbers, and others are counting numbers. Here are some photos of the students hard at work.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Practicing letters at home

In Language, the whole class is focusing on starting to use lower case letters in our writing, and only using capital letters when needed (at the beginning of a sentence, first letter of a name or city, etc.).

I have uploaded 2 pages (one for upper and one for lower case letters), that you can print at home, put in a sheet protector, and have your child practice their letters on. The page shows the direction in which the pencil should be moving, including where they should start writing.

Additionally, I have uploaded a page titled, "25 ways to use magnetic letters at home" - the title speaks for itself.

Enjoy, and happy practicing!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Making French sentences

The following is a chart that we have created as a class, of all the actions we are very familiar with so far. Along with it are sentences we have made with words we know. I encourage the students to practice the actions on the daily (you can play Simon Says for example), and I also encourage the students to try and create sentences with words they already know in order to practice speaking in French.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Sorting our class

In Math we have been talking about sorting - sorting shapes, colours, and even ourselves!

We started brainstorming about how we could sort everyone in the class. We came up with many ideas, from colour of pants and shirt, to colours of our eyes! Below are some examples:

We started out by sorting the class into 2 groups: boys and girls
 Then we sorted the class into 3 groups: blue eyes, brown eyes, and green eyes (even though it doesn't show in the picture, the group to the left has brown eyes, the group in the middle has green eyes, and the group to the left has blue eyes).
Another way we sorted the class was by hair colour!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Mixing the primary colours

This week in art we continued talking about the primary colours and what happens when you mix them together.

When the students walked in in the morning, I had taped ziplock bags with paint in them to their desks. In groups, they took turns mixing the primary colours to discover what colours they would turn into. We soon discovered that red and yellow mix into orange, blue and yellow mix into green, and blue and red mix into purple.

Once the paint was mixed, they discovered they could draw pictures on them using all sorts of tools: markers, pencils, even race cars! :)



After we finished having fun mixing paint, we mixed paint into little trays and used Q-tips to paint a beautiful picture!!