The first grade team would like to wish all of you a safe and happy break. We look forward to hearing about your adventures from your child on Wednesday, October 26th.
While on holiday, please remember that reading everyday for at least 20 minutes is essential. When you finish reading with your child, be sure ask follow up questions such as: What happened in this story? Can you make a connection with this story? Who were the characters in this story? If your child has trouble answering these questions, try reading the book again but stop more frequently to ask the same questions.
Writing is also important to maintain during the holiday. Keeping a holiday journal is a great way to do this. The journal can include photographs, plane/boat tickets and, of course, writing. Send your child’s journal into school after the holiday and he/she can share his/her adventures with the class.
We look forward to seeing you in after the break! Happy traveling!
Grade 1 Team