What does my child learn in Grade 1?
Students learn in different ways. They use computers, books and equipment They learn by trying new things and talking with others. Sometimes students work in groups. Sometimes the whole class works together. Your child will be taught the following topics and subjects according to the Ontario curriculum:
- Language Arts: Student will learn to talk about their ideas and listen to others. They will also begin to read and write.
- Mathematics: Students show numbers to 20 using objects or pictures. They also start to add (with answers to 20) and subtract.
- Science and Technology: Students learn about the habitats and growth of both plants and animals. They will also learn how to build simple structures.
- Social Studies: Students will learn about their own home, school, and community. They will also look at change in their families and community.
- Health and Life Skills: Students learn to express their feelings. They also learn how staying clean helps them stay healthy.
- Physical Education: Students will learn how to play cooperatively and get along with others, while participating in daily physical activities that get their heart rates up. Students will also participate in simple dance and creative movement exercises to explore how their bodies work and move.
- Art: Students will explore colour, shape, and size as they apply the creative process to make a series of paintings, drawings, pictures, and sculptures.
- Music: Students learn to make, listen, move and enjoy music while using their bodies, voices, and instruments to explore various sounds.
What can you do to support your child's learning?
Students learn from their parents, their teachers, and each other!
- Read, Read, Read with your child every night! Talk about what you have read, this is the best thing you can do to support your child's learning.
- Talk with your child. Ask about their day at school. Share ideas. Be positive.
- Help your child to solve everyday problems independently.
- Help your child to make decisions by offering choices.
- Help them to take responsibility for small tasks by including them in everyday activities at home.
- Provide opportunities for your child to exercise and play with you at home.
- celebrate and encourage your child's efforts.
I do not believe in giving a lot of homework. Your child will be assigned reading every Monday for the week. Sometimes your child may have to do a project about their family, their community, or a celebration.