Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloween Fun!

This week we celebrated Halloween in many ways.

16 - We did Halloween crafts.
11 - We ripped paper to make candy corns. 
2 - We used paint and sponges to trace bats, ghosts and pumpkins. 
6 - We ripped paper to make Jack-o-lanterns. 
1 - We decorated our classroom.
18 - I had so much fun doing all of this!
7 - We carved pumpkins!


On Halloween, all of the grade 1 classes got together and participated in some Halloween centres. Lots of fun!


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Can Food Drive

The Fantastic 8, our sustainability club, has a mission for the school: Envision a world without hunger. École Robert Browning is hosting a can drive for Winnipeg Harvest. Bring your canned foods in to school. We'll collect them until Friday, October 31.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Les 5 sens/The 5 senses

Yesterday, Mme. had a popcorn maker and a bowl hiding underneath the table. Then Mme made us use our senses to figure out what was underneath the table.

4 - We thought there was paper or glue under the table.

9 - It was hard to know what was under the table, because we couldn't see it. 

5 - We had to turn around and use our ears to listen. 

15 - We could the smell the popcorn being made. 

12 - We touched the popcorn. It felt squishy. 

11 - We got to taste the popcorn.

Bus Ridership

Bus driver Bob helped us review bus safety. Here are a few things we learned and talked about:

The buses have safety tools in case they get in trouble. 

We learned some of the bus rules, like sitting down in our seats and no eating on the bus. 

We practiced how to emergency exit.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Glue and pastel leaf Art

We have been doing lots of great activities to celebrate fall (automne). We have been sorting leaves, writing about fall and doing some cool Art projects too!  See below for some of the neat projects we have made the past couple of weeks.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving! Joyeuses Action de Grâce!

This week we talked about many things we are thankful for.  Here are some of the fun activities we did...

We made these turkeys with our sub, Mme Bergen!


Our turkey glyphs/Le glyphe de dindon

Joyeuses Action de Grace! Happy Thanksgiving!

Turkey Wheels

 Working hard and having fun!


We had our first Learning Through the Integrated Arts this week.  Our class is working with visual artist Mme Broughton. We used clay to make balls. We had to make 10 rows with 10 balls in each row. That's 100 balls! Check back in a couple of weeks to see what we are going to do next time with all the balls we made. 

Monday, October 6, 2014

Fieldtrip Information

Dear Parents and Guardians,

The grade one team is excited to announce our field trips for this year. We have planned 3 full day bussed field trips to 4 exciting activities. The excursions were planned to meet many curricular outcomes in all subject areas. Please find the information below. The total cost for the year is $24.50. Please submit a cheque payable to École Robert Browning or cash for the full amount by Friday October 17. In the event this poses a problem for your family, please let your child's classroom teacher know promptly to make alternate arrangements. Volunteer requests will occur closer to the date of each outing. 

Full Day field trip
MTYP - Peter Pan (featuring FRED PENNER!) 
English Language Arts: Listening and Viewing
Art: Valuing Drama Experience: observe, reflect, respond
Children's Museum - Math Mission
Mathematics: problem solving
Français: Vocabulary, comprehension, oral expression

Full Day field trip
Fort Whyte Alive - Winter Carnival Day
Science: Characteristics of living things and The 5 senses
Social Studies: My community, The natural environment, Cultural expression

Full Day field trip
Assiniboine Park and Nature Playground - Summer Fun Day
Health: Healthy lifestyle practices
Social Studies: I belong and Connecting with others

Any parent volunteers will require a Criminal Record Check and Child Abuse Registry Check in order to join us on any field trip

Friday, October 3, 2014

Sorting leaves, toys and gummy bears!

Not only did we sort our leaves this week, we also practiced sorting with little toys and manipulatives.

We all did a great job at sorting different objects and to celebrate our hard work we finished the week off by sorting gummy bears! We started by sorting, then we counted how many bears of each colour we had. Once we coloured in our graph, we got to eat the gummy bears! Yum!

What gummy bear flavour was your favourite?

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Leaves are falling everywhere!

Last weekend we collected leaves and brought them to school on Monday. All week we have been doing some fun activities with the leaves.

We sorted leaves by shape, colour and size. 

We looked at the lines that make up a leaf and then tried drawing our own leaves. 

We even had some fun making leaf rubbings.