There will be an assessment on the continents and oceans on Tuesday, June 4. Your child will have been given a study guide, along with a map of the world and a diagram that they are asked to review at home. Students can also do the online quizzes. (see last post).
In our study of the local community, students have been constructing simple maps of places they have visited, using symbols and non-standard units (e.g., use different symbols to show the location of the play, picnic, and walking areas in a local park). They have also examined the basic elements of a map (e.g., title, symbols in the legend, direction, scale, and colour) when reading and constructing simple maps showing places that are significant to them. , the school, their immediate neighbourhood).
We began with looking at a map of our school, courtesy of OCSB Planning and Facilities. From there we examined the basic elements of a map and students were able to successfully read the maps.
We then moved on to maps of places significant to them, such the classroom. Students had so much fun using an online map to make a map of a classroom.Check out the site on http://classroom.4teachers.org/ .
Students also read and constructed maps of their immediate neighbourhood. After examining various maps of parks, it was the students turn to design a park for their community. I'm so proud of their work!
In our study of Global Communities, students will :
1- CONTINENT NAMES in French - Les Continents FUN! https://youtu.be/4CUQaKTG-NU
2-Learn the continents in French
3- The Geography Song (review of hemispheres, north and south poles, continents, equator, oceans, countries) * in English
4- Une leçon de géographie
To teach these concepts, we are using globes, print, digital, and/or interactive maps; mapping programs and electronic images. Students have being reviewing continents and oceans through online quizzes.
5- Interactive maps (continents)
Last week we began our unit (strand): PEOPLE AND ENVIRONMENTS: GLOBAL COMMUNITIES. Our learning goal pertained to identifying cardinal directions on a map (i.e., N, S, E, W) and using these directions when locating selected communities. In the upcoming weeks, we will use these directions when locating countries, and/or continents. Students should be able also be able to communicate the results of their inquiries, using appropriate vocabulary (Nord, Sud, Est, Ouest). Ask your child how he or she the strategy to remember the cardinal directions.
Here are a few links to videos to review cardinal directions:
Unit: La famille
In this unit we talked about family members. We:
a) identified them (Mère, père, soeur, frère, etc...)
b) talked about a favourite thing to do with our family.
c) read texts about families.
d) listened to oral texts (songs) about families.
e) wrote a text about our family.
Our reason to learn about our family was to create a family album. We spent several weeks examining vocabulary and structures of language and reading mentor-texts until we had enough to set to work on our projects - a digital family album, using Book Creator.
To prepare our digital books, students needed to have enough understanding of vocabulary and sentence structures to read, write and speak their way through creating the images and the text. The idea of bringing in their prior knowledge, their family, and adding it to what they have learned, French vocabulary and structures, and then bumping up the learning with creating the final form electronically was an enriching experience!
In your child's agenda you will find a list of words to study. The words pertain to our unit on invitation writing. On Tuesday, March 26 and Wednesday, March 27, I will assess the students on their knowledge and spelling of the words in French. I included the words in English in the agenda as I will ask your children the meaning of the word in English or in French. Kindly review these words every night. Thank you!
Please be advised that there will be an assessment on numbers and numerals on Thursday, December 6, 2018.
Students in grade one must be able to recognize and read numbers to thirty, written in numerals. They must also be able to recognize and read numbers to ten in words.
Students in grade two must be able to recognize and read numbers up to 100 written in numerals. They must also be able to recognize and read numbers to twenty in words.
We have been reviewing these concepts in class through videos, oral tasks, written work and games. I have sent home a reference sheet as well as a practice activity. Please return the Ziplock bag and the completed work by next Thursday.
At home, you help your child review by watching the following videos.
There is a big emphasis on Listening and Speaking skills in the FSL Curriculum. One way to for students to develop these skills is by listening to French music. Yes, music can be used to learn French! In class, through la "chanson de la semaine" (song of the week), students are exposed to French culture. Furthermore, listening to these French songs introduces students to how French words are pronounced as well as the intonation of spoken French. Finally, students are able to memorise vocabulary and phrases with the help of lyrics from popular French songs.
I will post our weekly song here, along with a link to the YouTube Video. Happy listening!
Kids United Nouvelle Génération - “Summer Medley”
KIDS UNITED - “On Ecrit Sur Les Murs”
KIDS UNITED -"Sur Ma Route" feat. Black M
Mon beau drapeau - iStudio 2018
Erza & Gloria (Kids United) - Les liens de l'amitié (Chanson officielle de MY LITTLE PONY: LE FILM)
Kids United Clip- vidéo officiel MLP: Les amies c'est magique! France – “Les liens de l'amitié”
Kids United -Tout le bonheur du monde
Lou & Lenni-Kim | "Miraculous" -
Claudio Capéo - Ca va ça va
Comment Ça va? Juli Powers
Je suis un enfant de paix
Lou | "A mon âge"
Lou | "A mon âge" - Clip officiel
KIDS UNITED - L'Oiseau Et l'Enfant (Clip officiel)
Stromae - Papaoutai
MAGIC SYSTEM - Magic In The Air Feat. Chawki [Clip Officiel]
Kids United -Tout le bonheur du monde (Version acoustique)
Kids United -Tout le bonheur du monde (DVD Live Clip)
Les Kids United fêtent Noël
Maître Gims - Changer
KIDS UNITED - Destin
Soprano - Mon précieux
Kids United - Winter 2016
Lenni-Kim - Yolo
Maître Gims - Je te pardonne (Clip officiel) ft. Sia
Magic System - Tu es fou
Kendji Girac - Cool
KIDS UNITED - Mama Africa feat. Angélique Kidjo et Youssou NDour
Mon sac d'école
Mon sac d'école