Heads Up

Welcome to Heads Up, your one-stop source for news about your son’s upcoming activities and events.

A message from Year 1

This week’s theme is “Digging In!” After discussing and creating the different layers of the Earth, students were each assigned a different mineral. The boys collected information about how and where it is used in our everyday life. From there, the class created a poster on the iPads, describing the way their mineral is used. We have begun our inquiry into how we get the different rocks and minerals from the Earth. The class will be working through mining workbooks to compare the difference between surface and underground mines. Looking with a keen eye, we will explore the benefits and drawbacks of each kind of mine, with special attention to the ecological impacts and sustainability. Our culminating activity will be to decide which mine is the best and why.

In math, we continue to work in chapter three, paying close attention to times to the half hour,  adding and subtracting using a number line and creating and extending patterns. We’ll continue to work with tally charts and graphs to collect information.

The boys are still being encouraged to take their time and sound out any new words during writing tasks. I’m seeing a lot of inventive and phonemic spelling, which is great. For an added boost, you can ensure your son is comfortable with this high frequency words (both reading and spelling) by doing a quick Google of the Dolch High Frequency lists. You can print these out and use them as flashcards at home to help further develop this skill. Knowing these words can really help you increase your son’s confidence in reading and writing.

Thank you to everyone who helped make Halloween a screaming success. The boys and I are grateful for the hard work of our parent volunteers.

 

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