Hello Division 17,
This short month has lots going on….Chinese New Year, Valentine’s Day and of course Leap Year! Do you know anyone with that birthday?
This is what we will be doing for the month of February and up to Spring Break. Don’t forget that school ends in March on the 10th, which is a Thursday and not a Friday.
Dictée and French Language Arts
Sounds for this month are: oi, oin, ain, ein, ille
Verb of the month: FAIRE (to do, to make) present and past tense
We are focusing on FLUENCY in our reading groups. We are trying to read with increased expression and with good pauses and phrasing.
We will be starting to write fictional stories in our writing time, focusing on story elements and how to write a complete story: beginning, middle and end.
We are still working on our measurement unit. We will be focusing measuring with mass as we close up this chapter. Since January, we have been learning different ways to measure: linear measurement, the passage of time with a calendar and with an analog clock, perimeter and now we will be focusing on mass. Once we complete this chapter, our next unit will be focusing on FRACTIONS. This is a great opportunity to look at measuring cups and spoons at home and bake with your child to show them real world fractions.
We are learning about the First Peoples of our community. We have been reading legends and leaning how the First Peoples used our land. The First Peoples of Richmond are part of the Musqueam First Nations. Here is a website that shows a Place Names web map indicating the Musqueam names for places in Richmond. http://www.musqueam.bc.ca/applications/map/index.html
We have been playing games developing an understanding for offence and defence in territory games. Games that belong into this games category are: soccer, basketball, football, and handball. We have had lots of fun running around trying to score points and develop strategies to prevent our opponents from scoring points.
Important Dates for February:
Feb 8- BC Family Day- School is Closed
Feb 12- we will celebrate Valentine’s Day that day. If your child is to pass out cards, please make sure that there is a card for everyone in the class. We have 23 students in our class. There is a class list on the blog that is password protected. I will remind the students what the password is again.
Feb 12 & 26- Breakfast Club
FEB 17 & 18 Early dismissal 2 pm – Conferences- More information to come home this week.
Thank you and stay tuned for any other information on the blog,