The Fabulous First Grade


Oct. 20

Good afternoon all.

  • For those who haven't given them yet please send the signed Q1 test papers back thru the kids.
  • Today lessons:

Language - Spelling test. Present tense action verbs.

Homework: Find and color the present tense verbs.

Reading - Lesson 19 vocabulary.

Math - Count back.

Homework: L 4.1

Science - What do animals need?

Homework: Do page 92

Thank you and a nice weekend to all.


Oct.19

Good afternoon dear Parents.

Here are the details of the Parent-Teachers Meeting on Oct.17, for the sake of those who were not able to attend. I also sent this to your email.

  • Scope review of Core and specialty subjects for Quarter 1 lessons and activities. Quarter 2 lesson coverage and upcoming events.
  • All Saints Day Costume Parade and Competition - October 27. 1:00pm. The theme is "Historical heroes or Biblical Figures" In order for the kids to be qualified for the competition and win some prizes, the costume should be inline with the theme. May I encourage everyone to dress your kids according to the theme so they can join the competition. Using violent or very scary accessories e.g. axe, swords, fake blood, very scary masks etc. are not allowed.
  • Students showcase presentation - November 17.
  • Written exercises and activities. Starting this second quarter written exercises of the students will be kept in their subject folders in the classroom for filing, they will bring their folders home once a month for the parents to see.
  • Spelling lists for each week are on the blog. As well as lesson guides per subject.
  • Please send an extra t-shirt especially for those who sweat heavily so they could change their shirt, as the kids love to play during recess time and lunch break. They can keep it in the classroom please just put it in a ziplock bag.
  • Healthy snacks - morning and afternoon snacks for them to be more energetic, chocolates, candies and other sweets are not allowed.
  • Pencils and erasers - please send regular pencils the thin one not the one for starter or kinder use. It's easier for the student to use and improve their writing skill if they have proper writing tools.
  • Blog site and poly pocket - please check the blog site for updates, homework, and announcements. I use the poly pocket for printouts please check it regularly.

Thank you for your cooperation.

  • Today's Lesson:

Social Studies - reasons why families save money. chart reading.

Homework: Draw things you need (spending) and want (saving)

Math - chapter 3 review. addition fact

Science - List and Classify living and non-living things.

Reading - Answer comprehension questions. Jack and the beanstalk. Phonics.

Homework: Do pages 28-29 Phonics book.

Language - present tense action verbs.

Homework: Spelling test tomorrow. Study Spelling list week 11 Friday Oct.20

Sight words and -ock family words

1. which

2. she

3. do

4. how

5. sock

6. rock

7. block

8. clock

  • Some of the Q1 final test papers still do not have parent's signature. Please sign and send them back thru the kids.


Thank you.

Ms.Faith

Micah's birthday

Oct.18

Good day everyone.

  • Just to remind about the flu shot form ( blue color) please fill out and send thru the kids.
  • Lessons today:
  1. ELA - spelling (wk11-1), identifying verbs.
  2. Math - use addition strategies, solve words problems. p141
  3. Science - Identify and classify living and non-living things
  4. Reading - Read and watch Jack and the beanstalk + vocabulary.
    • Homework: Science - living and non-living Reading - sequence the story Jack and the beanstalk


Thank you.



Oct. 17

Hi everyone. Thank you dear parents for attending the meeting and for your continued cooperation.

  • Please check the student's poly pocket for the Q1 Test paper in Christian Living, homework in Math and spelling list for week 11 and 12.
  • It's Students Council Spirit Day tomorrow, kids will wear white, blue or red t-shirt with their P.E shorts or jogging pants.
  • Today's lessons:

Math - Add 3 numbers hands on book exercises p139 Homework L3.11

Science - What are living and non-living things? p83

Social Studies - Spending and Saving p68

    • Advance study: Week 11 Spelling words for tomorrow Wednesday, Oct.18

Sight words and -ob family words

1. there

2. use

3. an

4. each

5. job

6. mob

7. cob

8. rob

Oct. 16

Good afternoon all. Welcome to the second quarter kids! Looking forward for an eventful and wonderful quarter!

  • All Q1 core subjects test papers given today. Art test paper given last Friday.
  • I have given a blue form to students , it's for flu shot. Please fill it out and send it back on or before Friday, October 20.
  • For those who still have textbooks in the house, please bring them all back to school tomorrow.
  • Schedule for Parent-Teacher meeting tomorrow, October 17 at 3:30 pm.
  • Lessons tackled today:
  1. Adding 3 numbers in Math.
  2. In Reading, we read, spelled and wrote words ending in ng-nk
  3. Action words and using action verbs in Language.
  • Advance study: Week 11 Spelling words for Wednesday, Oct.18

Sight words and -ob family words

1. there

2. use

3. an

4. each

5. job

6. mob

7. cob

8. rob

  • Don't forget to bring your healthy snacks , water bottle, pencils , erasers and your poly pocket everyday.

Thank you.


Oct.12

Good morning everyone.

The kids did great in their Math and Social Studies test today. Tomorrow , Oct.13 will be Reading and Science tests. Classes will be half day. Dismissal time is also 11:15 am. I't's casual Friday tomorrow so you can wear your casual clothes.

Thank you.


Oct. 11

A nice Wednesday to all.

Quarter 1 final test in Language is finished today. Good job kids! Today, we continued with the review in Math, Science, Reading and Social Studies. Tomorrow's tests will be Math and Social Studies. Classes will be half day only. Dismissal time is 11:15 am. The same schedule on Friday. Please don't forget to bring your healthy snacks , pencils and erasers.

Thank you.




Oct. 09

Good afternoon everyone. I hope you are enjoying your holidays.

Here's your upcoming test schedule again:

October 11, Wednesday - test in Language ( whole day classes)

October 12, Thursday - Tests in Math and Social Studies (half day classes, dismissal time 11:15 am.)

October 13, Friday - tests in Science and Reading (half day classes, dismissal time 11:15 am.)

Please do not forget to bring your healthy snacks , your pencils and erasers too.

Keep reviewing and be ready for the Language test. See you on Wednesday kids!


Ms. Faith



October 03

  • Tomorrow, Wednesday Oct. 4 is holiday.
  • Next Exam schedule : October 05, Thursday - Christian Living and Chinese
  • Parents, please check the study guides on your email especially for those who cannot view them here.
  • Kids brought their books home as a review reference . They can also log on to their online books. They can bring them back when the tests are over. I have given additional review printouts please check their poly pockets. They are not homework so they do not need to bring the review materials back. They will use them as an additional practice at home.
  • Please guide the kids to log on to their Math book account I sent them some animated exercises on addition and subtraction strategies. They can watch, practice and learn.
  • Today's Review:

Math - add and subtract using learned strategies.

Science - 5 Senses and unit 1 vocabulary

Social Studies - Ch 1 vocabulary

  • Please do not forget to bring your pencils and erasers and a healthy snack so that you will have enough energy and be able to concentrate well during the review and especially in the exams.

Thank you and enjoy your mid-week holiday and don't forget to go over your lessons in preparation of your tests.

Ms.Faith

October 02

Happy Monday everyone.

  • Don't forget to go over your lessons because tomorrow October 03, Tuesday you will have test in Health and Computer.
  • Study Guides for Math, Science, ELA, Reading and Social Studies were given today plus additional review printout please check the kid's poly pocket. I also posted them here please check the Study Guide page.
  • We reviewed the following today:

Math - adding and subtracting using pictures.

ELA - naming and telling part of a sentence and identifying complete sentence.

Reading - vocabulary words on p36 and read and discussed the story "When Grandpa was a boy".

  • Please don't forget to bring your healthy snacks , pencils and erasers everyday. Sleep well and be ready for your tests tomorrow. Goodluck!


Ms. Faith


Sept. 29

Good afternoon.

  • These are the schedule for Tests next week.

October 02, Monday - Art and Music

October 03, Tuesday - Health and Computer

October 05, Thursday - Christian Living and Chinese

  • Gr. 1 had P.E. test today with Mr. McKeen.
  • Today in Social Studies , we learned about market and the things we can buy at the market .
  • Math - Make a 10 to add and use make a 10 to add hands on book exercises.
  • Science - Dr. Tsui's designs. P75
  • Reading - L18 Where does food come from and it's vocabulary.
  • Language - we learned to read, spell and do action verbs.

Have a nice weekend everyone! Kids, don't forget to review your lessons for next week's test.


Sept. 28

Good afternoon everyone.

  • Thank you all for the heart warming Teachers Day greetings , notes and presents.
  • I put a black box inside the bags of the kids, its a token from the school for you parents. Please check it.
  • Just to remind you that tomorrow is the 1st Quarter test for P.E.




Sept. 27

Good afternoon everyone.

  • Just to remind that tomorrow there will be no after school classes but the students will do some activities at the gym instead. However, those who will not join the activity please pick up the students on time. (3:30 pm).
  • Math - We practice writing the missing addends and find the sum, as well as using the correct equation sign.
  • Language - we learned ordering the words alphabetically.
  • Reading - identifying and writing the words that rhyme with short vowel a.
  • Homework: Math - Add 10 and more. L 3.7 Language - alphabetize the words.


Thank you.



Sept. 26

Good afternoon.

  • Here 's the schedule for Quarter 1 Exam:

September 29, Friday - P.E.

October 02, Monday - Art and Music

October 03, Tuesday - Health and Computer

October 05, Thursday - Christian Living and Chinese

October 11, Wednesday - Language

October 12, Thursday - Math and Social Studies

October 13, Friday - Science and Reading

  • Study guides for Math, Science, Reading, Language and Social Studies will be posted here soon and will also give print outs to the students.
  • Homework: Science - answer page 72 textbook
  • Today's lesson in Science was differentiating and identifying natural from human-made resources and materials.
  • In Math we learned how to use a 10 frame to add 10 and more.
  • Social Studies -L 4 p64 . Differentiate Buying and Selling , producer from consumer.

Thank you.

Sept. 25

Happy Monday everyone.

  • Reminder : Please do not forget to send the Thursday, Sept.28 after school schedule slip tomorrow.
  • Kids had Art and and Music today.
  • Today in Reading , we reviewed phonics ai-ay words and had controlled practice activities. We also started with the vocabulary words of Lesson 18.
  • We answered text book and board activities in Math finding the sum using count on and double facts strategies.
  • In Language, we learned to identify , write and spell orally the plural words using pictures.
  • Homework: Math - L 3.6 , Reading - Draw your favorite food and write two sentences about it.


Thank you.


Sept.22

  • Schedule for after school activities on Thursday , Sept.28 was given to the students. Please send it back on or before the said date.
  • New P.E. / House T-shirt was also given today.
  • For those who still have Library books at home please remind the kids to bring them on or before Wednesday.
  • We had spelling, words with oa-ow, and practice exercise identifying singular and plural.
  • We practiced strategies in solving addition facts in Math. Study our next lesson - using count on, doubles and doubles plus 1 to find sums. Textbook p 118
  • We learned to sort materials and was able to identify objects made of brick, wood ,metal and glass P64 Next lesson in Science is Natural vs. Human -made.
  • We learned to identify goods and services in Social Studies. Study in advance the next topic is Buying and Selling on p 64 textbook.
  • We read short story and answered comprehension questions .

You can log on to your textbook accounts for advance study. Have a great weekend everyone!

Thank you.



Sept. 21

Good afternoon everyone.

  • Social Studies - we learned to differentiate goods from services and be able to give examples of goods and services at home, school and community.
  • Math - we reviewed and practice more strategies on adding doubles plus and minus 1.
  • Reading - we learned to identify and use the vocabulary words, transport and animals from the Big Trip story. We also learned to read, spell and use the words with long e.
  • Language - we were able to differentiate singular from plural and complete some board exercises.
  • Science - we learned about natural and human made materials and be able to identify the parts of a bicyle.
  • Do not forget to bring healthy snacks everyday. Chocolates, candies and other junk sweets are not allowed.
  • Make sure to come to school with pencils, erasers and proper uniform. (P.E. uniform-Wednesdays and Fridays only) the rest of the week please wear your daily uniform with black shoes.

Thank you.

Sept. 20

  • The fire department visited our school today. The kids learned and enjoyed how to use the fire extinguisher, observed and practiced CPR and even tried the fire fighter's uniform.
  • We learned how to add doubles plus 1 today in Math.
  • In Science, we learn how to make an organizer using recycled boxes applying the design process.
  • We learned how to identify vowels, rhyming words and match picture with text in our Reading class.
  • Homework: Printed out, please check the kid's poly pocket.

Math - hands on ch 3 L 3.5 Adding doubles plus 1

Reading - Write two sentence about the "Big Trip" story.

Sept.19

Hi everyone.

  • Tomorrow (Sept. 20, Wednesday) the Fire Department will come and visit our school to show us fire safety measures. Please wear red t-shirt with your P.E jogging pants or shorts.
  • Review and additional practice adding doubles in Math.
  • In Science we continued the design process lesson - back scratcher.
  • We learned how to make choices in Social Studies. Ch2 L2
  • Homework: Science - answer pages 56-58
  • May I follow up the order form for the scholastic books. If you wish to order please send the slip thru the kids or you can also order online until Sept. 21,2017 thru this link:

https://world-shop.scholastic.co.uk/schools/dominican-school.


Thank you.

Sept. 18

Good afternoon everyone.

  • Health cards were returned today, please check in your kid's bag.
  • In Language we learned about contractions/ apostrophe.
  • We had story telling and writing a short journal about their Field trip in Reading.
  • We learned to use doubles to add in Math Ch3 L3.4
  • Homework:

Math-write the addition sentence

Language - identifying singular and plurals


Thank you.


Math-using doubles to add.

Thanks Chen for the pizza. Happy birthday again from the whole class.

Sept. 15

Good afternoon everyone.

  • Scholastic list of books with order form was given to students please fill up the form and send it back incase you want to order. You can also click this link to order online. https://world-shop.scholastic.co.uk/schools/dominican-school.
  • I returned the test papers, homework and other class exercises. Please review the spelling words with vowel pairs oa, ow for Monday.
  • The Field Trip at the Red Barn was great and fun! Kids enjoyed it. Please check some pictures below.

Have a nice weekend to all.


Sept.14

  • Kids will wear their P.E uniform tomorrow for their Field Trip. They will bring a small backpack with extra towel and t-shirt, healthy snacks and water bottle. They must also bring their Health Card.
  • Homework in Social Studies is on p54-55. Study the lesson "Why we make choices" and answer question number 1 . Circle your choice and write 1 sentence why you chose it.

In Science, the kids made posters of the work of engineers.

Sept. 13

Good afternoon.

  • New password for ELA-Write source online book was given to the students.Please check their assignment book.
  • Kids had their Reading test today. Everyone did their best. We also reviewed the past lessons in Language class in preparation of the test tomorrow and learned an additional punctuation, the use of comma. Next lesson will be the use contractions or apostrophe.
  • Math lesson was the continuation of Adding in any order L3.1 and we also started with L3.2 Counting on.
  • In Science, we learned the 5 design process engineers use in performing their work. Kids put in their great ideas about the said topic.
  • It was Library day, kids borrowed some books to read in the house. Some of them were not able to borrow because they still haven't returned the ones they took from last Library day. Please remind the kids to bring them to school so they can return and get a new one.
  • Here's the next spelling list for advance study, words with vowel pairs oa, ow:
  1. show
  2. row
  3. boat
  4. blow
  5. toad
  6. road
  7. low
  8. coat
  9. grow
  10. snow


Thank you,

Ms.Faith


Sept. 12

Hi everyone.

  • As I mentioned last week that I would like to put the homework online on their book accounts, so they will be able to log in to them more often however, I found that it's not linked to my account so won't be able to check their works online. But there are some video lessons and other exercises they can watch and do on their accounts , which I already assigned one in Science and in Social Studies so kids can check it anytime. So for now, I will just keep on giving print out for homework . Kids can visit their online books anytime for review and advance study.
  • Today we started with Ch3 L1 in Math Addition Strategies as well as we learn to count, identify and add numbers from 11-20. In Science, we learn how engineers work and be able to differentiate Robotic, Civil and Mechanical engineers. Kids had brilliant questions and ideas of about technology and engineers. We also started with Ch2 L1 in Social studies - Work in the Community.
  • Kids also had Computer, Health and Christian Living Classes.
  • Homework : For Thursday.

Reading - L 17 vocabulary words, (Story : The Big Trip P49) arrange the letters and write the words correctly .

Social Studies - Identify needs and wants.

  • Reminder: Test in Reading tomorrow.

Thank you.

Sept.11

Good afternoon everyone.

  • We had spelling today in Language class words with ai-ay. we also learned how to use punctuation correctly.
  • In Math we finished Ch2 subtraction from 10 or less. We will start with the next chapter tomorrow Addition Strategies using numbers 11-20.
  • They also had Art and Music class.
  • Homework: Please check the print outs in their assignment book.

-Math Ch2 L 2.9

-Language. Identify the correct punctuation

  • On Friday will be the Field trip day. We will leave the school at 12pm and come back at 3pm, regular class schedule in the morning. Kids can bring extra t-shirt, small towel, healthy snacks and water bottle.
  • Test in Reading is on Wednesday. Coverage:

-beginning,middle and final sounds

-identifying rhyming words

-sentence order

-identify transport

  • Test in Language is on Thursday. Coverage:

-capitalization

-using punctuation correctly

-identify the question words (What, when, where, why)

-identify naming and telling part


Thank you


Sept.07

  • Just to acknowledge that I received all the Field Trip payment however, may I remind those who haven't submitted the permission slip please do not forget to send it thru your kids on Monday.
  • Kids had Social Studies test. They all did well.
  • In Math, we had hands on solving Chapter 2 L 2.8, subtraction-taking apart.
  • We practiced long e words and learned short words with vowel u sound in Reading.
  • It was a great discussion in Science, kids had lots of brilliant ideas about technology and it's uses. They were able to explain also the advantage of having windshield wiper in cars based from their personal experiences. Textbook Unit 2 L1.
  • In Language , we learned to differentiate Asking from Telling sentence and had some practice exercise using the correct punctuation as well.
  • Tomorrow is a school holiday. So kids enjoy your long weekend.
  • Please check the admin newsletter in their poly pocket and also the Science and Social Studies unit tests. I think the poly pocket is handy and light for the kids, so please see to it that they will bring it everyday to put their homework , checked activities and other print outs .
  • May I suggest to please just guide the kids in their homework but not actually doing the work for them so that they will be able to answer and participate in the class for further discussion.
  • Please guide the kids to open their textbooks account for advance study. I will post some homework online for next week. So that they will learn to use their online books more often.

Thank you. A nice weekend to everyone.

Sept.06

You did well kids especially in your Science test today !

We had a productive morning in ELA, we learned about punctuation marks today and practice using them. Reading class was fun. Everyone participated well in the group work,classifying kinds of transport. We did board and online exercises in Math on subtract all or zero, as well answering p 78-79 in textbook . Continue reviewing for the Social Studies test tomorrow.

Homework: Please check the print outs in the poly pockets of the students.

  • Math - Ch 2 L 2.7, 2.8
  • Reading - telling or asking sentences
  • Science - study p 47-49 of your textbook . Be ready to describe an engineer, what does he do? What does design process means ?

Next Spelling List to study: Words with ai and ay

  • play
  • grain
  • sail
  • mail
  • may
  • rain
  • way
  • day
  • stay
  • pain

Thank you. Have a great afternoon.

September 05

Hi everyone.

  • Today we reviewed 5 senses , science tools and inquiry skills in Science in preparation of the test tomorrow.
  • Another subtraction activity today in Math. We're still in subtraction concept this week, so, kids expect more solving . (taking away and comparing) You can log on to your textbook for advance study. Next lesson is subtract all or zero.
  • In Social Studies , we answered chapter 1 review and assessment in the book.

** Parents, please include the permission slip when you send the Field Trip payment.

Thank you.

Monday, September 04

Happy Monday everyone!

This week will be shorter because on Friday it will be holiday. So, before enjoying the coming long weekend we'll finish couple of our test first. We will have test in Science on Wednesday and test in Social Studies on Thursday. You can find your study guides here : https://sites.google.com/s/0B8JLX6-Nv-eBNWp6UERJWWRXVGM/p/0B8JLX6-Nv-eBdUxWNTVvXzE1Z1E/edit

Or you can open the page Q1 Study & Exam Guide. You can also access the textbooks online for review and advance study.

*Only the following will be included in the Test:

  1. Science Test ( Wednesday)
  • name and identify the senses and science tools
  • identify the inquiry skills

2. Social Studies Test ( Thursday)

  • identify ways to be a good citizen at school, home and community
  • identify rules at school, home and community
  • name the leaders and workers at school and community

** I printed the study guides too. They are in the poly pockets of the students.

Language class today was fun, we spelled the long e words, we reviewed the naming part of a sentence and continued with identifying the telling part. In Reading, we learned how to recognize the sound of short vowel i and identify words that rhymes with i. We continued with the subtraction problem solving in Math (subtract to compare) using real objects to model the concept. Kids love using manipulative to count.

Homework: To be submitted on Wednesday. I put the print outs in the student poly pockets, please check.

  • Math - lesson 2.5 & 2.6 Subtract to compare using pictures.
  • Language - Write your own 5 sentences. Circle the naming part and underline the telling part.
  • Reading - Draw your 3 favourite transport and write their names. Write also if it used in air, land or sea.

**Permission slip for scheduled Field Trip on September 15 was given today. Please return on or before Thursday.

Thank you,

Ms.Faith


September 01, 2017

A nice September 1st to everyone!

Today we learned different new things in our Major subjects . We wrote, we counted and we drew.

In Math, we reviewed the use of pictures to compare and subtract as well as answered subtraction exercises using the bar model.

We completed the unit review in Science on senses, inquiry skills and measuring tools. Kids worked well with their group.

In Social Studies, we reviewed the country symbols of (US) unlock vocabulary words and differentiated Fact from Opinion. We had writing activities on the said lessons.

We learned about the different Transport today in Reading. And we were able to identify and spell their names.

Language class was great because we learned the Wh-questions and were able to give our own asking questions. We also ordered and wrote words to form a sentence using the correct punctuation.

Next week we will study Technology in Science so be ready to give examples of electronic gadgets.

I hope you will enjoy your couple of days off. However don't forget to go over your next spelling list below. Words with long e.

  1. me
  2. be
  3. read
  4. feet
  5. tree
  6. keep
  7. eat
  8. mean
  9. sea
  10. these

Cheers,

Ms.Faith



August 30, 2017

Good afternoon Parents,

Please check the envelope of your child for the unit test paper in Math and the previous homework.

Homework in Phonics p 13-14 (middle sound) I also posted it on the Homework page and wrote in their assignment book.

Thank you.

August 28,2017

Good afternoon Parents,

Thanks for helping the kids in memorizing their part they did very well this morning in presenting our class saint. Please see some of their pictures below.

Students will have their Unit test in Math, on Wednesday . Please see their lesson notes in Homework/Assignment page. A printed copy​ will be inserted in their Math notebook. The scope​ will be "Finding the sum" and "Adding using pictures."

Please check their Assignment book for Homework in Language. I'm also posting it in the Homework page with the Spelling list on Wednesday for advance study.

I would like to mention also that every week I will delete​ old pictures from this site​ to accommodate​ space for new ones and for faster uploading. So if​ you want to download or copy the pictures of your kids you may do so on or before the weekend.

Thank you.

August 21, 2017

Good afternoon Dear Parents. For those who haven't received the Student-Parent Handbook I gave it to our kids today. Please sign the last page and send it back tomorrow or until Friday.

As of today, I only got 5 email addresses. May I follow up for those who haven't given it yet to maintain proper communication channel.

Thank you for all your support.

Ms. Faith

August 18, 2017

Dear parents,

Please come for the Parent - Teacher Meeting tomorrow August 19, 2017 at 8:00 am.

Thank you.


August 15, 2017

Dear Parents,

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Electronic links, usernames and passwords of your children to access the class blog site, Dojo site and their major subject books are given today. Please check the Assignment notebook of your child. Class Schedule is already posted on this blog .

Please be reminded of the class fund for those who haven't submitted yet. And also as stated in the welcome letter of Ms. Parker (Art Teacher) Students are required to bring A 4 Sketch Notebook for Art Class.

Thank you.


Ms. Faith


August 11, 2017

" Learning is one big adventure"

- Here are my adventurous kids learning through creative and active participation.

- They drew themselves showing how they can help their school and the community then talk about their drawing.

- Group work. Draw - "My school, my community"


August 10, 2011

- Administered pretest to assess the levels of the students, that I would have a clearer understanding of the students level across the curriculum.

August 09, 2017

- Welcome letters given today

- Specialty teachers ( P.E. , I.T. , Chinese and Christian Living ) gave a positive feedback on your behavior today. Keep it up smart ones!