Bonne année a tous! Happy New Year, 2014! I'm sure that you had a nice and relaxing break and are ready to have the students back at school!
In class, we will be working on the following areas of the curriculum:
Math - addition and subtraction facts up to 12. We will talk about several different ways to add and subtract to find the answer, including, using fingers, a number line, beads, objects, pictures, etc.
Social studies - we are learning about ourselves and what makes each person unique and special. Watch for a note coming home in the agendas about learning about where the students' names came from.
Science - As it is now officially winter, we will be talking about polar animals and their habitats and adaptations.
French language arts - The students will now have 6 dictee words that will focus on friends sound blends. We have started the sound "on" (ohn) this week and the action we use is to put a finger on the nose while saying the sound. We will practice the words daily in class, but I encourage the students to write out their words once or twice a night.
The words of the week are:
1. non - no
2. mon - my
3. cochon - pig
4. maison - house
5. garcon - boy
6. ballon - ball
January is a fairly quiet month in the school with one noon dismissal on Friday, January 24th. The last week of the month is Family Literacy Month and there will be a school-wide "read-in" on January 24 at 11:00 am.
Finally, thank you to all of you for showering me with kindness and Christmas cheer!
Have a great week!