1D Karen Davis
1D May/June News
Daily phonics, writing, and reading instruction continues. Language Arts testing will be done at the end of May. Students can prepare for testing at home by continuing to read every night and by getting a good night’s sleep. Regular Home Reading continues to be important! The focus of our writing is now on writing a paragraph, with a topic sentence and three supporting sentences. Home reading books will continue to be sent home until June 14th.
Students can access Raz Kids at home, through our subscription, on a tablet, until January 2020.
The teacher access code is: dkaren5
We have completed work on adding and subtracting using manipulatives, and through story problems. Students continue to do basic facts tests up to a sum of 5. We have worked very hard on “Mental Math”, where students are taught strategies to help them add and subtract. They have learned to count on and count back, and to add and subtracting with 10, and how to make 10 in order to answer a question. ie. 9+5 is like 10+4. We have learned addition of doubles to help answer a question. ie. if 3+3=6 then 3+4 is one more than that.
The unit about “The Needs of Plants and Animals” is now complete. We have looked at different kinds of seeds: learned the names of the parts of plants; know what plants and animals need to survive; and know about how some survive in extreme conditions. As well, students are aware of many products that we get from plants and animals. Our last Science unit is on “Building”.
We have learned about people from the past and how they have contributed to our communities and shaped life as we know it today. Students have looked at how our communities are made up of people from many different backgrounds, and cultures, and how we have all learned from, and shared our ways with others.
Important Events for May and June:
May 1 – School Yard Clean up
May 2 – Diamond Springs Lodge to sing our Volunteer Tea songs.
May 3 – Family Dance
May 9 – Volunteer Tea 1:30
May 10 – Bring a Stuffy to school
May 14 – Picture Day
May 16 – Awards Assembly
May 17 – No School for students - PD Day
May 20 – No school – Victoria Day
May 30 – Zoo Fieldtrip
June 3 – Year End Religion Celebration
June 7 – PD Day – No School for students
June 21 – Play Day
June 26 – Red and White Day – Canada Day Picnic
Awards Presentations 2:05
June 28 – ½ day for students. Am only
Please refer to Power School for updated marks and comments in all subject areas.
Since I will be retiring at the end of this school year I have been cleaning things out, and have quite a few books and little items that I thought the kids might like to have. I will allow them to make some choices at the end of May and into June. Don’t worry when you see some things arrive at home. It is with my permission.
It has been a pleasure to work with your children over the past year!