Elementary Specials

Art, Music, PE and Library

Library – Week of October 14th

In PreK and KG1

  • I can answer questions about key details in a text
  • I can identify the characters in a story
  • I can discuss the feelings of the main characters in a story
  • I can take turns in conversation and respond to a story with comments and actions

In KG2

  • I can use actions to express a story  
  • I can begin to retell a story using pictures and actions
  • I can use a story map to recall what happened in a story
  • I can answer questions about important details in a story

In Grade 1

  • I can practice making predictions based on visual clues in a text
  • I can name the main characters in a story
  • I can take turns and join in on answering questions about the story
  • I can use the pictures and words to help me understand what is read

In Grade 2

  • I can understand the different elements of story setting – when and where a story takes place
  • I can describe the setting of a story
  • I can use illustrations to explain the setting of a story
  • I can use my senses to describe what I might smell/hear/see/touch/taste in a setting
  • I can take turns and I can listen to my friends
  • I can ask questions to help me understand

 

It is book check out week for Grades 3-5

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Music – Week of October 14th

*Friendly reminder for students in grades 3-5 that recorders are due the week of October 28th. Please see our blog post from September 23rd for more details.*

PreK-KG1:

  • We are learning how to keep a steady beat.
  • We are learning how to use our singing voices.
  • We are learning how to show awareness of our personal space.

KG2:

  • We are learning how to keep a steady beat.
  • We are learning how to use our singing voices.
  • We are learning how to show awareness of our personal space.
  • We are learning how to sing songs fast and slow.

Grade 1:

  • We are learning how to identify the difference between vocal and instrumental music.
  • We are learning how to sight-read ta, tadi, and rest rhythms.
  • We are learning how to hear the elements of music.

Grade 2:

  • We are learning how to sight-read do-re-mi on the staff.
  • We are learning how to read and identify 2/4 and 4/4 time signatures.
  • We are learning how to show awareness of shapes with my body
  • We are learning how to compose a do-re-mi pattern.

Grade 3:

  • We are learning how to read notes in treble clef
  • We are learning how to show awareness of space with my body
  • We are learning how to hear the elements of music

Grade 4:

  • We are learning how to sight-read d-r-m-f-s-l-d’
  • We are learning how to read takadimi
  • We are learning how to play takadimi
  • We are learning how to perform a movement canon in multiple parts.

Grade 5:

  • We are learning how to read syncopated rhythms.
  • We are learning how to perform syncopated rhythms.
  • We are learning how to critically listen to music.
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Art – Week of October 14th

We thought you might like to know that your child is currently working on a masterpiece! Over the coming two weeks, we’ll be starting our art project with Drawings By Me. Your artist will create a piece in class, which can then be magically transformed into keepsakes like mugs, calendars and notebooks – all sorts!

 

We’ll soon be sending your child’s artwork home for them to show off so prepare your ‘ahh’s. Look out for an order form with their drawing so you can order your memories.

Happy drawing!

Drawing by Me – Check the video!

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Art – Week of October 7th

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Music – Week of October 7th

Early Childhood (PreK-KG2)

  • We are learning how to keep a steady beat.
  • We are learning how to use our singing voices.
  • We are learning how to show awareness of our personal space.

Grade 1:

  • We are learning how to hear the difference between vocal and instrumental music.
  • We are learning how to identify ta, tadi, and rest patterns.
  • We are learning how to show levels with our bodies.
  • We are learning how to play a solid bordun.

Grade 2

  • We are learning how to read and identify 2/4 and 4/4 time signatures.
  • We are learning how to create a ta, tadi, rest rhythm using bug names.
  • We are learning how to show awareness of shapes with our bodies.
  • We are learning how to compose melodic patterns using do, re, and mi.

Grade 3:

  • We are learning how to read treble clef note names.
  • We are learning how to show awareness of space with our bodies.
  • We are learning how to play different types of borduns.

Grade 4:

  • We are learning how to sight read do – re – mi – fa – so – la – do’
  • We are learning how to step ta, tadi, too, and toh rhythms.
  • We are learning how to play an arpeggiated bordun.

Grade 5:

  • We are learning how to identify a I – V – I chord progression.
  • We are learning how to read tadi-di rhythms.
  • We are learning how to perform tadi-di rhythms.
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Week beginning 7th October in the library

KG1

  • I can answer questions about key details in a text
  • I can identify the characters in a story
  • I can discuss the feelings of the main characters in a story
  • I can take turns in conversation and respond to a story with comments and actions
  • I can follow actions in a song

KG2

  • I can use actions to express a story  
  • I can begin to retell a story using pictures and actions
  • I can use a story map to recall what happened in a story
  • I can answer questions about important details in a story

Grade 3

  • I can recount/retell stories
  • I can describe how characters feel
  • I can describe why characters do particular things

Grade 4

  • I can use the details and examples in the text to explain or infer meaning.
  • I can discuss peaceful solutions to resolving conflicts
  • I can determine my opinion or point of view on a topic

Grade 5

  • I can follow an inquiry-based process in seeking knowledge
  • I can use a variety of techniques to independently select resources
  • I can use the library catalogue to find out information about resources
  • I can work as a team and work in cooperative and constructive ways

Book check out week for Grades 1 and 2!

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Library – Week of September 30th

In KG1 and PreK we are learning to:

  • Experiment with sounds in words
  • Follow actions related to a story

In KG2 we are learning to:

  • Use imaginative thinking to express ourselves
  • Take turns in conversation and respond to a story with comments

In Grade 1 we are learning to:

  • Practice prediction and story sequencing using a traditional tale
  • ‘Read’ illustrations based on visual clues in a text
  • Understand the areas we can choose books from in the library
  • Use a browser card when selecting a book

In Grade 2 we are learning to:

  • Understand the central message of a story
  • Explain how characters act when things happen in a story
  • Explain important details about how a story begins and ends
  • Understand the areas we can choose books from in the library
  • Use a browser card when selecting a book

It is check out week for Grades 3-5!

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Art – Week of September 30th

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K-5 PE Week of 30th

Through team building and cooperative games, students will be able to learn…

Interpersonal Skills: 

Working collaboratively as a group during the game of medic.

Using communication skills with peers to achieve a common goal.

Critical & Creative Thinking Skills: 

Applying manipulation skills and strategies to decide how and where to send the ball into a designated pin to knock over.

Applying locomotion skills and strategies to be in the optimal position to catch, dodge, and throw the foam balls.

 

 

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Music – Week of Sept. 30th

Here’s what PreK – Grade 5 will be learning in music!

Early Childhood (PreK-KG2)

  • We are learning how to keep a steady beat.
  • We are learning how to use our singing voices.
  • We are learning how to show awareness of our personal space.

Grade 1:

  • We are learning how to sing ta, tadi, and rest patterns.
  • We are learning how to show levels with our bodies.
  • We are learning how to play a solid bordun.

Grade 2

  • We are learning how to sing a pentatonic scale.
  • We are learning how to create a ta, tadi, rest rhythm using bug names.
  • We are learning how to show awareness of space with our bodies.

Grade 3:

  • We are learning how to read treble clef note names.
  • We are learning how to sing partner songs.

Grade 4:

  • We are learning how to perform “fa”.
  • We are learning how to step ta, tadi, too, and toh rhythms.
  • We are learning how to play an arpeggiated bordun.

Grade 5:

  • We are learning how to read tadi-di rhythms.
  • We are learning how to perform tadi-di rhythms.
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