Primary 1

Primary 1 - September 21, 2018

Number Symbols and Quantities

As part of their Math curriculum, the Primary 1 students used concrete materials to associate number symbols with their corresponding quantities.


Sensorial Materials

The Primary 1 students worked with the Small Hexagon Box to construct shapes such as rhombuses, hexagons and trapezoids. They also enjoyed using other Sensorial materials to grade colors from darkest to lightest.


Geography

In Geography work, the Primary 1 students continued to create maps using a variety of techniques.

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Sandpaper Letters

As part of their Language, curriculum, the Primary 1 students worked with Sandpaper Letters and incorporated objects to further understand letter sounds. Some students also worked with the Moveable Alphabet to build words.


Specials

Primary 1 students were excited to start their first week of Specials. As part of their Singing class, they were introduced to the composer Beethoven and listened to his music. In Spanish class, they learned the names of farm animals.

Primary 1 - September 14, 2018

Back to School

The students of Primary 1 were very excited to start the school year and explore materials in all areas of the classroom.


Rosh Hashanah

On Monday, Ms. Nanuli presented Rosh Hashanah to the class and discussed the significance of traditional foods such as honey, apples and pomegranates.

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Primary 1 - June 8, 2018

Embroidery

The Primary 1 Kindergarteners were excited to work on their own embroidery and chose to
stitch their choice of animal, insect or flower.


Summer Birthdays

This week the Primary 1 class celebrated many birthdays, even some of the summer birthdays that happen during the break. 


Class Presentations

The Primary 1 students continued to share presentations with classmates about a variety of topics that sparked their interest.

Primary 1 - June 1, 2018

A Montessori Birthday

A Primary 1 student celebrated his summer birthday in advance so he could enjoy marking the day with his classmates.

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Research

This week the Primary 1 students worked diligently to conduct research about topics of interest and then shared presentations about their topics with their classmates.


The Lifecycle of Butterflies

The Primary 1 students learned about insects and their characteristics and focused closely on the lifecycle of butterflies.  They enthusiastically created their own insect art works.


Talking points about Primary 1 work

  • The lifecycle of a butterfly

Primary 1 - May 25, 2018

Rocket Experiment

The Primary 1 students participated in an experiment that illustrated how a rocket ship pushes through the air, demonstrating the force described in Newton’s second and third laws.


Me Museum

For this week’s Me Museum, a Primary 1 student shared with classmates a photo book about her family trip to Washington DC and her notebook filled with Science facts.


Vocabulary Soup

In Spanish class, the Primary 1 students were introduced to new vocabulary and used those words to prepare the ingredients for a soup.


Reading Buddies

The Kindergarteners always enjoyed their Reading Buddy visits to the Lower Elementary classes.  Next year they will have the opportunity to host their younger friends!


Talking point about Primary 1 work

  • How does a rocket ship push its way through the air?

 

Primary 1 - May 18, 2018

A Trip to Space

The Primary 1 students continued their exploration of the solar system.  As a follow up, some students sculpted models of their favorite planets.


A Visit from the Toddler Class

This week the Toddler children visited the Primary 1 class.  The students were excited to welcome each visitor and help guide their young friends as they experimented with new materials.


Me Museum

A Primary 1 student shared her Me Museum exhibit with her classmates. She talked about her favorite animal, her favorite book and her family in Canada.  She even shared a photo album with her friends.

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Movable Alphabet

The Primary 1 students worked diligently with their Language materials.  Some collaborated with a friend to compose words in Spanish while others worked with the Moveable Alphabet.


Talking points about Primary 1 work

  • The difference between a star and a planet
  • Specific characteristic of favorite planets

Primary 1 - May 11, 2018

A Montessori Birthday

A Primary 1 friend celebrated her birthday and shared her favorite book with her class.


Happy Mother's Day

The Primary 1 students created Mother’s Day cards and flower arrangements using Model
Magic.


Me Museum

For this week’s Me Museum, a classmate shared some of her favorite things, including her paint set and ballet costume.

Primary 1 - May 4, 2018

A Trip into Space

The Primary 1 students explored the solar system and focused on learning about the Sun. They discussed the layers of the Sun and created their own models using a variety of techniques.


Me Museum

For this week’s Me Museum, a student brought some of her favorite things to share with her classmates.  She talked about a medal she received and then taught the class the words for the numbers one through ten in Swahili.


Weekly Activities

The Primary 1 students enjoyed working on some of their favorite activities such as the Bird’s Eye View and the Continent Maps.

Primary 1 - April 27, 2018

Africa

This month the Primary 1 students learned about the continent of Africa, including the many cultures, ethnicities and languages represented on the continent.  They took a closer look at the ancient Egyptian period by exploring its architecture and sculptures and the students were excited to create their own ancient Egyptian style jewelry, such as armbands and collar pieces.


Earth Day

The Primary 1 class welcomed visitors to share an Earth Day presentation.  The children learned about reusing materials and conserving natural resources and they had fun recycling commonly used daily items to create musical instruments


Me Museum

For this week’s Me Museum, a classmate shared pictures of her family, a favorite dinosaur figure and a book about ballet.

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Talking points about Primary 1 work

  • Ancient Egypt: The Great Pyramid, hieroglyphs and the Nile river
  • Items that can be recycle

Primary 1 - April 20, 2018

Life Cycle of a Bird

This week Primary 1 explored the life cycle of a bird.  They learned about the anatomy of a bird and were able to arrange the sequence of steps of an egg hatching.


Me Museum

A Primary 1 student combined his birthday celebration with his Me Museum presentation.
He shared a favorite book and spoke about a dream catcher he made.  He also presented his favorite artwork to the class.


Talking points about Primary 1 Work

  • Parts of a bird
  • How an egg hatches
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