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    Heather McCollister

    Class Name: Around the World with Pictures Books: Grade 1

    This week’s focus: China

    To be completed this week:

    If you have access to the book Anno’s China, explore this wordless wonder and point out many of the historical and geographical landmarks of China using the information at the back of the book.

    In the Adventure Journal, otherwise known as the Composition and Sketch book, print the date and a sentence about an interesting fact or place you learned about. (This would be on the page after the entry on The Empty Pot.) If you can draw a picture of it, for example, if you found the Great Wall of China fascinating, then sketch it. Parents, feel free to help your child as they print and space his/her sentence in the journal. You can print it and then your son or daughter can trace over it, if it is too labour intensive.

    Look at the page 48-49 in the Map book, is there an icon that you see that you would like to include on the tiny China you have in your journal? Add it now! Maybe you want to add the Himalayas or the Great Wall.

    For those of you that do not have the book Anno’s China, here are several other options that are listed in the curriculum that are about China. Each of these books are read aloud with the original picture book on you-tube.

    *The Chinese Mirror by Mirra Ginsburg (https://youtu.be/aOY6r2SQ7JE)
    *Tikki Tikki Tembo by Arlene Mosel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhB8F61dtyA
    *Lon Po Po by Ed Young https://youtu.be/8RPqeQAD72Y
    *The Shady Tree – Demi https://youtu.be/r-H9QLh6p7U

    Students can still generate a sentence based on what they learned and draw a picture.

    Writing with Ease – Week 3

    ENRICHMENT – Extra resources for children and families who desire more
    Look up Zhang Zeduan’s mural Along the River During the Qingming Festival. This is a masterpiece for the 12th century depicting everyday life during the Song dynasty and gives a true sense of what the country was like around 900 years ago. ~ from the curriculum Around the World with Picture books

    A photocopy of an adventure journal entry by Sept. 28, 2020.

    Please contact heather@atrbenefits.com with any questions and submissions.

    Monica Hielema

    Class Name: History for Lower Grammar Students (optional)
    This week’s focus: Seven Year’s War
    For Parent:
    • As desired, parent and student together read or listen to weekly lessons in Mystery of History text. It is rewarding to read lessons together with siblings and mom, or as an entire family. (The text is not written for Lower Grammar students but they can follow along gleaning understanding as they are able. The read aloud will bring the “living” context.)
    • Optional hands on activities for younger age (grades 1 to 4) can be found in the Companion Guide.
    • A class on Thursday over Zoom will focus on a portion of the weekly lesson.
    • Lower Grammar are encouraged to bring weekly coloring sheet posted in the History section of the Resource Library to Zoom class to neatly and carefully color while listening to the weekly history lesson.
    • A change: We will memorize the time line cards. Each week I will add another card to learn while always reviewing each card learnt. KEEP these cards in a place where you can review them regularly. Weekly actions will be added during the Zoom class. (Time Line cards can be found in Resource Libray.)

    In preparation for Schole support class:

    • (Optional) Begin reading MOH text ~ Lessons 7,8
    • Optional: bring coloring page to class (work on while listening)

    To be completed this week:
    • (Optional) Complete Reading/Listening to Lessons 7,8
    • History read aloud (A list can be found in Appendix A of the Curriculum Guide.)

    ENRICHMENT – Extra resources for children and families who desire more
    • Review Timeline Cards
    • Companion Guide

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

    Anita Perlau

    Music grade one

    Amazing Grace – What is the meaning of “wretch”? What does it mean “ Was blind but now I see”?
    As you sing Amazing Grace keep a three beat pattern – pat clap clap to represent the
    TIME SIGNATURE. We will be discussing that this week

    Rocky Mountain High – Sing with the rhythm syllables.
    Together we will review the notes of the melody – do, re, mi so and la

    Let’s use your non-pitched percussion instruments to play along. This week we will learn the different families of non pitched percussion instruments.

    Ah vous dirai je Maman- Together we will sing with the rhythm syllables

    This week, we will learn another one of Mozart’s compositions called
    Eine Kleine Nachtmusik

    More details will be added during Tuesday’s Zoom class

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

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