What We’re Learning in Grades 1, 2 and 3!
January 17, 2013
Grade 1 with Mrs. Tziatas
Mrs. Tziatas and her Grade 1 students have been learning about fractions this week. They have been practicing how to divide a whole into equal parts using concrete objects and learning how to write fractions in mathematical notation! In Language Arts, they are just beginning a unit called Favorite Things Old and New. The ‘old’ involves reading original stories such as “The Gingerbread Man” and creating their own gingerbread men using a special paper-tearing technique used in the story itself. For the ‘new’, they look forward to reading many contemporary children’s stories together.
Grade 2 with Ms. Johnston
Ms. Johnston’s Grade 2 class is in the middle of two very special activities. The first activity is Take Your Child to Work Day, which will take place on Thursday, February 7. This day will give our second graders the opportunity for hands-on learning as they are exposed to jobs in the community that they are studying in Social Studies. The second activity is a joint cooperation with a second grade class in the U.S.A. Both classes have read the classic children’s book Flat Stanley, by Jeff Brown. In the story, Flat Stanley is accidentally flattened by a bulletin board, thus gaining the advantage of visiting his friends by being mailed in an envelope. The second graders in the U.S.A. have mailed Flat Stanley to our class and we are learning how to write letters back to them!
Grade 3 with Mr. Kois
Mr. Kois is proud to announce that his Grade 3 class has mastered the times tables up to 5 and will work diligently to complete their mastery up to 10 quite soon! In Science, they have been studying the three states of matter – solids, liquids and gasses – and are having fun while learning how to convert matter from one to the other. In Language Arts, they are studying fairy tales and just finished reading “Thunder Cake,” by Patricia Polacco, a heartwarming and universal story of overcoming fear.
We welcome you to pop in to see the wonderful learning that is taking place in our Elementary School!