Monthly Archives: May 2012

Geometry

Hello Division 19,

We have started learning about 2D shapes.  The students are very keen to learn the names of all the different shapes.  Here is a list of polygon names in French.  Take a look and have your child draw some neat shapes and use mathematical language to describe them! (I will file these words vocabulary)

See you,

Mme Rode

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dictée

Hello Division 19,

This blog post is regarding the dictée and how you can best support your child.  I realize that many of your do not speak French and for these activities you don’t need to.  You just need to dedicate the time to help support your child with his/her work.

It is important that your child work on his/her dictée each night in order for him/her to develop a good understanding for French phonics, as well, to memorize the correct spelling for French sight words.  It is an expectation that both Grade 1 and Grade 2 students have a good amount of French sight words memorized.  I will file this post under the main dictée page so you can refer back to these strategies over the summer.

I know it may sound tedious, but it will be very helpful for your child to review sight words and French sounds over the summer break.  I will be keeping the dictée file open over the summer in order for you to keep referring back to it.  Trust me, I get that you don’t want to be doing work with your child over the summer break, but a little review here and there will really help him/her stay sharp for when he/she comes back in September.

Activities:

  • have them type words/sentences on the computer using different fonts
  • scramble up the letters in the word and get your child to unscramble
  • if you have a easel or white message board
  • play hang man (guessing game)
  • making words using different materials (playdough, noodles, different felts, cutting out letters from words in newspapers)
  • making a word search-use www.puzzlemaker.com
  • use a highlighter and get them to highlight sounds they know

I realize the Grade 2s have sentences, however there can be some tricky words in the sentences.  Isolate the words your child is having trouble with and use the strategies above.

Hope this helps,

Mme Rode

What a week…..

Hello Division 19,

What a busy week.  We had our stuffed animal day party and today we had our Q and U wedding.  It was so much fun.  We now know that Q and U are together always except with the words cinq et le coq.

This week we also started our 3 D and 2 D geometry unit.  We have been building towers and learning about different attributes in order to describe solids.

Please remember that tomorrow is a Professional Day and Monday is Victoria Day.  Enjoy your extra long weekend with your child.

See you,

Mme Rode

Geometry

Hello Division 19,

I received a request to add some links to pages for Geometry.  Right now, we are learning about 3 D solids.  Take a look at these pages to learn more about both 3D solids and 2 D shapes.

This page focuses solely on 3 D shapes.  All you need to do is click on the solid and it will tell you about its properties as well you can have it rotate. Another key thing is that you can print out each solid’s net so you can make them at home!

http://www.bgfl.org/bgfl/custom/resources_ftp/client_ftp/ks2/maths/3d/index.htm

 

 

 

 

 

This page is a little collection of online activities you can play that focus on 2D shapes as well as 3 D solids.

http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/shape.htm

 

 

 

 

 

See you,

Mme Rode

Stuffed Animal day party

Hello Division 19,

Tomorrow, we will be having a stuffed animal party.  Your child is to bring 1 stuffed animal to school.  Please help your child choose an animal that is one that they like, but not one that is too special.  Things have a way of getting dirty at school.

See you,

Mme Rode

Growing Chefs

Hello Division 19,

Today we had our 4th Growing Chefs lesson.  In today’s lesson, the students had a chance to eat the many different types of lettuce that we have grown in class.  They had lots of fun cutting the lettuce, it was like giving our garden a little hair cut!

Here are Chef Brody and Chef Yuka preparing the salad.  The dressing was very good!  Many students had seconds and even thirds of the salad. Yum yum!

 

 

 

 

 

 

After our tasting session, we learned about how the city of Richmond has changed over the past 40 years.  Richmond used to be an island of farms since it has such fertile land being surrounded by the Fraser River.  In the first image below you will see Richmond in the mid 20th century.  Check out the oval, that is the Landsdowne Oval where many horse races took place, and it is now where we now see Landsdowne Mall!  Look at all the green and check out the color of the Fraser River.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Landsdowne Mall is near the bottom on the left.  Unfortunately you cannot see Anderson on this map, we are one section to the south but you can see the big ALR land plot that is just north of the school.

 

We also made up our own song. It is to the tune: Down by the Bay…..

Please excuse the messy printing, they were coming up with the words too quickly for me to write them…..

 

 

 

 

 

 

We had a great lesson. Stay tuned for our next one which will be May 22nd.

See you,
Mme Rode

Camosun Bog in Vancouver near UBC

Hello Division 19,

There is a parent organized outing scheduled for Sunday May 6th at Camosun Bog in Vancouver.  It is a casual get together for parents and children to discover all the wonderful elements that this bog has to offer.  It will be start at 2:30 on Sunday May 6th.  If you are interested in more information please see Theresa, JD’s mom.  She is helping another parent organize the event.  She will also send out an email to those parents who belong to our class list.

See you tomorrow,

Mme Rode