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    Music: Grades 1 & 2

    With your family, watch O Come O Come Emmanuel by the Piano Guys.

    • What emotions are the musicians expressing in their playing?
    • Use this time to quietly reflect on the meaning of Advent

    Watch Tchaikovsky’s The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies from the Nutcracker Ballet.

    • How would you describe the dancer’s movements?
    • What do you think about when you watch and listen?
    • What is the name of the instrument that is accompanying her?

    Rhythm Challenge: Get ready for some fun!

    Watch The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy video and clap the rhythms.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at aperlau@mtroyal.ca





    Heather McCollister

    Class Name: Literature – Grade 1/2

    This week’s focus: Japan

    To be completed this week: Japan

    As a usual requirement, as students are able, record something they have learned about Japan in their Adventure Journal. It could be a sentence about the story read last week on Grandfather’s Journey. It could be research from an icon in the Map book, that your child was interested in.

    Writing with Ease – Week 10

    ENRICHMENT – Extra resources for children and families who desire more

    Just before we leave Japan, there is a beautiful type of poetry that comes from this country. Haiku poetry is well-known and loved, representing little bits of beauty from the natural world.

    It’s pattern is based on syllables. No more than 17 syllables with a 5-7-5 pattern. Here is the link to a book about Basho, a great Haiku poet. The reader does not read the Haiku poetry in the book aloud, so feel free to pause the video and read the three line poetry throughout.

    Could you write your own Haiku poetry in your Adventure Journal before we leave Japan? Is there something beautiful in the nature around you now, that you could write about?

    Looking Ahead:

    This week in our Zoom classes on either Tuesday or Friday, we are headed to a new country, Thailand!


    One photocopy of an adventure journal entry by December 18, 2020 OR a page of copywork from Writing with Ease to be submitted to Ms. Monica.

    If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to let me know at heather@atrbenefits.com

    Monica Hielema

    Class Name: History for Lower Grammar Students (optional)

    This week’s focus: David Livingston Explores Africa
    In preparation for Schole support class:
    • Begin reading MOH text ~ Lessons 25, 26
    • Optional to work on during Thursday’s Class: Bring Colouring Sheet for MOH Week
    • OR David Livingston coloring page: David Livingston Colouring Sheet
    • And/or timeline page: Timeline Page

    To be completed this week:
    • Complete Reading/Listening to Lessons 25, 26
    • History read aloud (A list can be found in Appendix A of the Curriculum Guide.)
    ENRICHMENT CHOICES – Extra resources for children and families who desire more
    • Review Timeline Cards
    • Companion Guide
    • Map 13 Companion Guide
    • Colouring Sheets

    Please contact mhielema@redeemer.ab.ca with any questions and submissions

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