Tuesday, October 5, 2010


HI KIDS!!! Have some fun! Try this new game http://www.ixl.com/math/practice/grade-1-counting-review-0-to-10  Would you like to sharpen your skills in counting? Just count the number of things on the page and enter your answer where provided then click on "submit" to continue. When you are ready to quit just click on "submit and finish" to get your score! It's easy - give it a try!!!

When you are ready and want to challenge yourself try this one http://www.ixl.com/math/practice/grade-1-counting-by-twos-fives-and-tens . Just enter your answer in the box provided and click "submit" to see the correct answer. To quit just click on "submit and finish" to see your score! Good luck!!!

Parents: By the end of grade one, according to the Ontario Curriculum students are expected to be able to "count forward by 1s, 2s, 5s, and 10s up to 100 using a variety of tools and strategies."  These games are a good way for the students to help develop counting skills and they have immediate feedback because they get the answer right away.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Language Arts

HEY KIDS! Would you like to get excited? Would you like to have some fun?  How about playing a game? Here is a great game that you can play, http://www.askkids.com/games?gmid=11&pop=1 and click on the "Super Hyper Spider Typer". Click "how to play" to learn how to play the game.  Then click on "start," choose "medium" level, and see how high a score you can get. If you're really good you can try the hard level!

Parents: As part of the Ontario Curriculum, by the end of grade one students are expected to know "how to spell some high frequency words correctly." You may want to help them with their spelling!

Field Trip to Andrews Scenic Acres

Wowee! What a fun day we all had at Andrew's Farm. I was happy to see everybody having fun watching the animals and experiencing new things. My favourite things were picking raspberries because I had never done that before and walking through the haunted house because it was so creative. I liked the humour in the grave yard head stones that said "Here lies Bert in Dirt" and instead of Rest in Peace it said "Rest in Pieces." The witch's house and the eyeball yard were very scarey; I hadn't seen that before, it was so creative! I like to visit the scarey game website http://www.onlinescarygames.net/ this time of year to see scarey things.  A site that I like to visit to keep me informed of current issues is http://www.canoe.ca/ and just for laughs I sometimes visit http://www.youtube.com/ .