Tentative Schedule (adjusted Sept. 5)

Tentative Schedule (adjusted Sept. 5)

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Wednesday Wonders

Dear parents and students,

Today, we started the day off with math as usual and we did table discussions on rounding decimals. The students found the number questions easy but some struggled with the word problems. The key is to underline the important information, show your work and to make sure to write a final sentence. Next, we learned first about estimating sums and differences (to the nearest whole number or tenth) and then actually calculating sums and differences with decimals. Here is a great video by that can help to understand decimal arithmetic. We will most likely me having a quiz on Monday on the ideas learned so far.

In language, we spent our time working on the speech OREO persuasion sheet. I have individually conferenced with all students. Most students still need to go back and add more factual information for their reasoning and explanation. Each student should know exactly what they are researching tonight.

In UOI, the students were introduced to their next line of inquiry summative, A World Without.... In this project, the students have to pick an endangered animal and then research the food chain, food webs and ecosystems that the animal effects. They will then create a persuasive poster that emphasizes the importance of saving their animal. The top posters in the class will be photocopied and placed around the school!

At the end of the day today, we also did our "ticket out the door" for chapter 1 and 2 for Hatchet. This is to ensure that students are reading the book each night and following along with the rest of the class. Our first literature circle is on Monday, January 22.

Reminders/Homework 

  • Math: Estimating sums and differences (2), and adding/subtracting decimals worksheet 
  • Language:  
    • Spelling test # 16 tomorrow (workbook due tomorrow as well)
    • Read Hatchet chapter 3 
    • Research the necessary information for your speech
  • Market tomorrow with the grade 1's bring money if you would like to buy something 
  • Ripley's aquarium on Friday, January 19 (bring a packed lunch) 
  • Ski trip on Wednesday, January 24 
  • Don't forget to register for next year by February 12
Have a great night, 

Ms.Khan 



Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Tingling Tuesday

Hello parents and students,

Today was a very busy day. We started the day off with math and our math discussion tables. Next in math, we learned about rounding decimals. Here are two videos that show this. The first video is a song I showed in class. The second video is a thorough breakdown of rounding decimals by Mathantics.

In language, the students continued working on their OREO persuasive speech sheet. I found that the students are not explaining/justifying their answers so they have to do extra research for it.

The majority of our time today, we spent working on UOI. Here is a breakdown of the activities:


  1. Review food chains (Lion King)
  2. Learned the words producer, consumer (plants are producers)
  3. Asked the big question: why is it important for an organism to have different sources of food? 
  4. Watched this video that helped explain this. 
  5. Learned and worked on what changes in the food chain environment can do to populations and the ecosystem (worksheet). Here are some pictures below from the students working on this.







  1. Learned about food webs and looked at different examples of them and the information they tell us.
  2. Completed a food web group challenge: where they created a food web. Here are some pictures of the competitors.




  1. Worked on a food web worksheet that reviewed everything from today!
Homework/Reminders
  • Math: Decimal rounding worksheet - Tentative Math quiz on Monday, January 22
  • Language: 
    • Spelling lesson # 16/spelling test on Thursday
    • Read Hatchet Chapter 14 
    • Do additional research for speech if you need to
  • UOI: complete food chains/food webs worksheet 
  • Ripley's Field trip on Friday, January 19
  • Ski trip on Wednesday, January 24
Announcement 

From Admissions

From grade 1



Have a great evening, 

Ms.Khan 

Monday, 15 January 2018

Monday Mayhem

Dear parents and students, 

I hope everyone had a great weekend, I feel like it flew by. In math today, we started with our usual math table discussions after which we learned all about thousandths. The students also reviewed expanded form and word form but with decimals. In the second sheet of math, the students then compared and ordered by thousandths. 

In language, the students got their new novel study, Hatchet and we read the first chapter. I also handed out the literature circle package and the first literature circle role is due Monday, January 22. 
The students then worked on their OREO speech organizer. 

In UOI, we finished our final presentations, the students did an excellent job and all their projects have been marked. Next, we discussed the importance of animal phyla and specially chordata. This led into our next topic, food chain and food webs and how organisms are interconnected. We began by doing a mini-quiz on vocal (herbivore, carnivore, and omnivore) and then we watched a clip from the Lion King and created a food chain out of it. Tomorrow, we will continue this. 

Homework/Reminders

  • Math: Complete Thousandth sheet (2) and comparing/ordering  sheets(do not to have to do question 1bcd, 2bcd, and 3bcd in the practice sheet)
  • Language: Read chapter 1 of Hatchet, Spelling lesson 16 due Thursday! 
  • Ripley's Trip on Friday, January 19
  • Ski trip on Wednesday, January 24
  • After care invoices have all been sent out via freshbooks. Payments can be made online and are due January 29th
Announcement 

From Admissions

From grade 1



Have a great evening, 

Ms.Khan


Saturday, 13 January 2018

Fantastic Friday

Dear parents and students,

I hope everyone is having a wonderful day so far. Today, we began our day by going through the lost and found in assembly. There are hundreds of items that are yet to be claimed. If you (or your child) are missing items then please drop by the auditorium to claim the belongings.

In math, we did a table discussion review and then we learned how to compare and order decimals. I showed two strategies that the students can use to compare decimals: place-value and number-line. On the homework, I would like the students to use these strategies so that they have a visual way of comparing the information. They MUST show their work using these strategies on try these question 2 and practice question 1. Here a song video that shows the place-value method.

In language, we completed our spelling test and we started our OREO persuasion graphic organizer. Here is a picture of the anchor chart that the students can refer to.

In UOI, the groups completed their ID cards and then we did presentations on the different phyla. Here are the pictures of the groups working.










Homework/Reminders

  • Math: complete comparing and ordering decimals worksheets
  • Language:  Complete "persuasion is around you" sheet. Here is the sheet in case you left from school early or are absent. 

  • Ripley's field trip next Friday, January 19
  • Ski trip Wednesday, January 24
Have a great weekend, 
Ms.Khan

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Talking Thursday


Dear parents and students,

I hope everyone is having a great day so far. Today, we started the day of with our math table discussions about decimals. We then continued the decimal discussion by learning about other ways we can express decimals: money, fractions, place-value charts, words etc. There are three sheets tonight for homework based on this.

In language, we continued our discussion on speeches and we looked at the OREO persuasion writing method, we then watched a video about a 10-year-old that presented a speech on kindness. We followed the OREO method with the video and discussed the overall speech. Here is a link to the video.  


In UOI, we reviewed the phyla ID card rubric and then I did a mock presentation on a mysterious phyla, the students had to follow with the animalia phyla trees and based on the information they had to guess my phyla, which was chordata. This gave the students an exact idea about how to do their own project. Next, the students worked with their partner on the ID cards. Here are some pictures of the groups working. 






Reminders/Homework
  • Math: Decimals and money sheet, and the tenths and hundredths sheet
  • Language: Spelling lesson 15 (sorry about the error earlier) due tomorrow as well as spelling lesson 15
  • Please bring back ski trip field trip form 
  • Ripley's field trip Friday, January 19
  • Ski trip Wednesday, January 24
  • This is a friendly reminder that all January Lunch payments are due tomorrow. After tomorrow, late fees will apply onto the Freshbooks invoices.
Have a great night, 

Ms.Khan 

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Back-to-work Wednesday

Dear parents and students,

We had a great day back and we got straight into the swing of things. We started the day off with our new number sense unit, decimals. This unit will be broken down into two quizzes rather than one unit test. Today, we learned about tenths and hundredths,here is a video that helps to better understand that topic.

In language, we watched a video on persuasive writing and then all the students wrote down their speech topics and I signed off on them. Over the next week, the students will be working on brainstorming, researching and creating a rough copy for their speeches.

In UOI, we reviewed the classification of living things and the 5 kingdoms. Next, we looked at different phyla trees (plantae and animalia) and the different vocabulary we can use to describe them. Afterwards, the students completed a group vocabulary challenge were the students had to work together using different resources to find the definitions of animalia characteristics.  The students did a brilliant job working together; here are some pictures from today.







Then, the students were put into groups and assigned a ‘mysterious’ animalia phylum. They have to work together with their partner to create an ID card and a presentation to explain their phylum. The presentations will be on Friday.


Homework/Reminders
  • Math: decimals (tenths and hundredths) worksheets pg 222-225 
  • Language:   Spelling lesson number 15 due on Friday, Spelling test on Friday as well 
  • Please bring a device with you tomorrow
Have a great night, 

Ms.Khan 

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Holiday Update



Hello parents and students,

I hope everyone is having the great holiday so far. I can’t believe that it has flown by so fast and that next week we will be back in school next Wednesday!

Here are some reminders/homework for Wednesday, January 10.

·      Language: Select speech topic with your parents and bring the signed sheet back. Here is a copy of the sheet.
·      Spelling: We will be having a spelling test on Friday, January 12. The spelling book lesson # 15 is due then as well.

Announcements
·      Message from Ms.Bancud: I hope you are enjoying your holiday so far! This is just a friendly reminder that the deadline to order for January lunches is Thursday, January 4th. After this date, our system closes and is unable to open for January ordering. Payments are due Friday, January 12th. This month's special is Vegetarian Chili with Garlic Toast that will be available every Friday!

Enjoy the rest of your holiday,


Ms.Khan