Tuesday, October 30, 2018

October 30th, 2018

Good morning!

We all had so much fun on All Saints Day last Friday. Thank you all for coming :)

In class last week grade 1 was busy with many things. We began chapter 5 in math class. In this chapter, we focus on different addition and subtraction strategies, as well as word problems. In ELA class, we worked on our narrative writing - students are progressing well as young writers!

In science, grade 1 are really enjoying our plant unit. We have planted seeds in the garden to journal how plants grow. We also started an experiment to test the different needs of plants! And finally, we have begun our chapter on geography in social studies. Students are doing a project, "Me on the Map" to learn more about where they are in the world.

Have a great week!

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

October 23rd, 2018

Good afternoon,

I'm just posting to remind you that this Friday is All Saints Day at DISK! Students should come to school dressed as their favorite hero. They may wear their PE clothes under their costume, or bring their PE clothes to change into after lunch.

Have a good Tuesday evening!

Mr. Harris

Friday, October 19, 2018

October 19th, 2018

Good afternoon,

It's Friday and the weekend is here! It has been a busy week in grade 1. In reading class we have started our new Journey's story, Tomas Rivera, and practiced long o sounds with oa and ow. In ELA, we began our narrative writing unit by practicing our past tense verbs and describing the beginning, middle and ending of a commercial.

In math we've been working on our subtraction strategies and in social studies we talked about producers, consumers and trade. Finally, in science we began our plant unit by planting seeds in the DISK garden - fun!


  • Flu season is coming. Please fill-out and return the blue forms if you want your child to get a flu shot.
  • All Saints Day is on Friday, October 26th. Parents are welcome to attend!
  • Lower Elementary Student Showcase is on November 16th.
  • Thanksgiving & Book Fair Day is on November 22nd.

Enjoy the weekend!

Mr. Harris

Friday, October 12, 2018

October 12th, 2018

It's Friday! All exams are finished and students can relax this weekend. Quarter 2 will begin on Monday. We will start narrative writing in ELA, subtraction strategies in math, and also learn about maps and landscapes in social studies.

We also begin our new science unit on plants. For this plant unit, we are going to grow and study our own plants and flowers on the school campus. To assist with this, I would like to ask students to bring some seeds - preferably fast growing ones - to school next week.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

P.S. If you want some extra math games, click here.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

October 9th, 2018

Good afternoon parents and students,

It's been a real pleasure to see my students collaborating and cooperating in their studies. They have been working hard and helping each other study for their exams. Three down and two to go!

We do not have school tomorrow (Happy 10/10 everyone!) so I will see everyone back on Thursday for our Science exam. Have a good Wednesday!