Tues Oct. 5 Reminders

Bonjour parents!

Wow, it’s October!  We have all made it through one month of school.  Génial!

Just some reminders for tonight’s homework and for throughout this week:

  • The practice words for this week in the Pré-dictée are la, ma, sa, ta.  Please fill this out five times each in the pré-dictée cahier.  If you ever need a reference for what words we are currently focusing on, please refer to the Pre-dictee page where the most recent words will be at the bottom of the list.
  • Please continue to raise Marcheton money!  We’re nearly there, and almost everyone in the class has a t-shirt.  It would be awesome if everyone could attend the Walkathon wearing their fabulous yellow t-shirt.

That’s all for now!  Don’t forget to check the blog every once in a while for more updates and reminders.

Merci bien!

Madame Sanico

Weekend Updates & Reminders

Bonjour parents,

Here are just a couple of updates and reminders for the weekend!

  • There is a new sound in the livret rouge.  Please let your child show it to you, and if they’re feeling like it, the other sounds that they’ve learned from the start, as well!
  • We had our daily dictée on Friday!  Students were asked to neatly write out their first and last name once, as neatly as possible.  They weren’t able to go home over the weekend, but will be sent next week for you to verify their work, and to once again sign it.  I will be sure to send a reminder when they eventually do go home.
  • We have Library once again on Monday.  If they borrowed a book, please make sure your child remembers to bring it back so we can return them and take out new books!

October is fast approaching!  One month down, and we’re all doing great so far!  :)

Thank you all once again for your continued support in the classroom.  Have a blessed and safe weekend.

Madame Sanico

Week of Sept. 26-30

Another busy week of first grade has passed!  Here’s a quick recap of the things we did and learned.

For Français, we learned about the special “é” sound.  We focused on words that contained the sound “c/k”, “l” and “e”.  We also wrote a simple story together in our Histoires cahier (stories workbook).  As a class, we came up with possible characters and possible settings, and voted together for the character and place that would be in our story.  In honour of Terry Fox, our story ended up being about him. Terry Fox cours aux écoles de Canada.  Il cours avec les animaux! Quels animaux?  Students decided individually which animals he ran with!

For Les Mathématiques, we have nearly wrapped up our unit on les régularités (patterns).  We incorporated what we learned about patterns to the season of fall, by creating patterns with fall and school related objects, like: apples, leaves, and pencils!  We learned about how we can associate the alphabet and letters to the patterns that we create.  They were challenged to create their very own régularité with everything they have learned so far about patterns.

For La réligion, we finished up the month with Mother Teresa of Calcutta.  We also learned about how Mary said “yes” to Jesus and was excited to do his will, even though Joseph was unsure.  We also read a story about how Jesus was the perfect son, but how no one but Him can be that perfect.  They were asked to reflect on why Jesus was so perfect: they concluded that it was because he always did what his earthly parents (Mary and Joseph) asked of him, what God asked of him, and he probably never disobeyed his teachers at school, either!

For Les sciences humaines, we learned about personal space and keeping our hands to ourselves.  We discussed why it’s important to make sure that we, and the others around us, are comfortable.  With the Terry Fox Run that happened this week, we learned about him, how he grew up practically next door to us, and the reason why he wanted to run across the country.  We also got together with our Grade 5F Buddies to do a fun Action de Grâce (Thanksgiving) activity together!  Together, they discussed the things they were grateful for, and created beautiful couronnes (wreaths).

For Les sciences, we delved into our unit of seasons!  We brainstormed together the differences between summer and fall, then winter and spring.  We distinguished specific weather, holidays, and activities that we do during each particular season.  In this way, we were also able to review a lot of good holiday-themed vocabulary together!

And of course, we had Library, Music, and Gym classes throughout the week.

We also created a new signal for classroom quiet together!  Try saying “La chute” (pronounced: la shoot — meaning “waterfall” in English) and see what their response is!  :)

We had a lot of fun together this week!  I hope we have another great time together next week  :)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Madame Sanico

Thurs Sept. 29 Reminders

Bonjour tout le monde!

Just a reminder that tomorrow is our Terry Fox Run!  For tomorrow, we will have…

  • Non uniform day: students should come to school wearing something comfortable — after all, we’ll be running a few laps together!
  • Two dollar donations: everyone should come with two dollars ready to donate for our Terry Fox fundraising!

Please also note that tonight’s Pré-dictée homework has been excluded.  We did it today in class!  Please continue to help your child with their one page a day in the cahier jaune, and to ask them to tell you about the new sound in their livret rouge.

If there are any questions, please let me know.

Merci bien!

Madame Sanico