Heads Up

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

A message from SK

We had a fantastic time at Norval. Our time was spent catching bugs, eating a delicious lunch, planting bulbs and collecting leaves. Ask your son to tell you about his favourite part.

We’re almost at the end of our first unit of inquiry. We’ve discussed what makes a community successful and branched out to talking about responsibilities and jobs each of our family members have. We’ll continue to discuss our school community and who helps to make our larger community safe. We also connected the learner profile of being principled to this unit. We read The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss and brainstormed how the characters were principled in the story. Ask your son what it means and give an example of how he shows this in the classroom.

In language, we’ve have written our first independent journal entry and started our handwriting without tears/animated literacy programs. We’ve learned where to start our letters and have practised printing the frog jump letters (F, E, D, P, B, R, N, M). Ask your son to show you how he prints these letters. We built our word wall and added the boys’ names. We’ll learn to add capital letters to the beginning of our sentences and add punctuation at the end.

In math, the boys worked with a partner to represent a number from 1 to 10. We’re continuing with numeracy and representation of numbers and graphing, and will begin to practise printing numbers from 1 to 10. We’re practising making tally marks and beginning to count by fives.

Warm regards,

The SK team