This year in Grade 1 we will be enjoying the advantages of the new PYP enhancements to the curriculum. One these is the flexibility of timing for each of our units of inquiry. Our 'Who We Are' unit with the central idea 'Communities can be diverse' will run as a year long unit. As the year progresses we will inquire into many communities within the school and Singapore. We learned a lot about the diverse communities our classmates come from during our guess who game.
During our first week of Grade 1 we spent time being communicators, getting to know new friends and getting to know our friends from last year better. We played '4 corners' and 'find someone' to learn new facts about everyone.
For Literacy work we launched 'Read to Self' by choosing our reading books, learning three ways to read a book and finding a good spot for reading in the room to build our reading stamina. So far we are up to 21 minutes of uninterrupted reading. This is the record in Mrs. Hayward's Grade 1 class so far!
For Maths work we explored many of our classroom resources and learned some new games to help with our counting and fast fact adding. The favourite class game is poison number!
To help us remember the ISS '4 Be's' we worked in groups and made our own 'looks like', 'sounds like' posters. Then we planned with our group how to make model bee. Soon we will have 4 bees hanging in our room to remind us to 'Be safe', 'Be Honest', 'Be Respectful' and 'Be Responsible'.