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St. Jude's Academy aims to teach students through planning, inquiry, instruction and assessment in order to prepare students to be conscientious world citizens.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Tremendous Tuesday!

I have sent home a letter and a poem for each of the students in their agenda bags for the Oral presentations.  Students are to memorize and have actions for their in class presentations for February 1st.  I can't wait to see them!!!

Inquiry into Language
We continued practicing the formation and sound of the blend sound igh.  The students worked on their printing skills in their printing booklets (upper & lower case, short words).  Here is the link to the song:igh song

Here is a link to Ms. Yustin's blog :

Here is the link to Mlle. Hou's blog:

The SK's continued our Winter unit that correlates with the Seasons unit.  We continued working on our winter senses booklet.  Today the students focused on the sounds that we hear that reminds us of the winter season.  The students had to close their eyes and listen to a variety of sounds that reminded them of winter and had to guess what they were.  The students recorded their observations in their booklets with a sentence.

Daily 5
The students were engaged in Literacy Centers, with books and puzzles.

The SK's created their own subtraction number line manipulative that they also used to help them work on an activity sheet.

The students enjoyed music with Ms. McMillan.  Here is a link to her website to see what the students were up too:

-The grade 1 students will be holding a Farmers Market inside their classrooms on January 24th & 25th to raise money for Sick Kids Hospital and as their summative project for their unit.  Students may bring in change on that day to purchase healthy snacks.
-Bake sale: Tuesday, January 29th & Wednesday, January 30th.
-Casual day is on Thursday, January 31st.
-Book Fair is from February 4th to 8th.
-Pancake Day is on Tuesday, February 5th.
-100th day of School will be held on Wednesday, February 13th.  Students will dress up like they are 100 years old on that day!
-Spirit day is on February 14th, students may dress up in Valentine's Day colours (red, white, pink).
-The school will be closed for a PD day and Family day on February 15th & 18th.
-Bake Sake: February 26th & 27th.

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