Reading – building confidence, targeting individual needs, and teaching specific reading strategies: such as predicting, rereading, reading on, sounding out, sight word recognition. Reading groups, reading individually every day with either Mrs Yoo or myself, AR – accelerated reader, regular assessment.
Writing – Developing story structures: Beginning, middle and end, Titles, Self-editing, using conventions: nouns, verbs, adjectives, verbs to enhance writing.
Oral Language - Developing confidence in presenting in front of small groups, class groups and whole school.
People around the world express their culture in different ways. (Multi-cultural)
The solar system is vast and complex. (Space)
Mini Beasts play a role in our lives. (Insects)
The development of global perspectives is supported through understanding our place in the world according to others. (Maps)
Transportation is important to each of us and connects people in the world. (Transport)
These are units that are inquiry based – the children are actively involved in their learning and their interests in each topic are covered. Other areas such as Language Arts, Math, Bible are also covered within these units for example – writing about our own characteristics that make us a good citizen. Specialist teachers also align what they are doing with our units where possible.
The children learn bible stories – eg. Jesus’ life, people from the old testament eg. Moses, Noah, and Joseph, and the message of the New Testament.
Where possible Bible will tie into our Units of Inquiry. For example right now we are learning the 10 commandments: God’s Rules for helping us be Good Citizens of the world. We always look back on the learner profiles and how the people we meet in the bible are risk-takers, principled, caring etc.
Buddies with grade 5s. (Mr. Stanley’s class) Activities such as: reading, art, writing, P.E games. Each child has been assigned a student that they will work with throughout the year. Not only is it fun but it allows the children to develop a friendships/bonds with an older child.
Each day the children will bring their folder home.
Inside there will often be:
Letters from the elementary principal
Newsletters from me
Learning tools eg. sight words, phonic aids
Readers and Homework
Menus from the cafeteria – J and J.
Anything important will come home in these folders.
PLEASE SEND THEM BACK EACH DAY – THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT.
Grade One site: https://sites.google.com/a/gsis.sc.kr/the-knights-of-grade-one/ Principals Blog: http://johnpetrey.blogspot.com/ Powerschool : http://powerschool.gsis.sc.kr/public/ If you have not given me your email address please do so tonight.
Rights Responsibilities To Feel Safe at School
Treat People with Respect
To Get to Class Safely
Help others get to class safely by being aware of others around them.
To Share My Thoughts
Listen to Other People.
Respect Other People ’s feelings.
Allow Other students to Learn
Do My Work to the Best of My Ability
Allow others to do their work to the best of their ability