Grade 1-DH

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Best of November

November was a jam-packed month full of activities for the first graders.

To start the month, we had our First Sports Day. All students were in high spirits to win the different games.

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Sports Day

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Sports Day

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Sports Day

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Sports Day

 

Another activity was Math centers during math time which was composed of different activities for addition and subtraction that will further improve and challenge their math skills.

Math Centers

Math Centers

Math Centers

Math Centers

Math Centers

Math Centers

Math Centers

Math Centers

 

Another activity that we had was for social studies – since we have been discussing about community helpers, we invited guest speakers to talk about their careers.

Career Talk

Career Talk

Career Talk

Career Talk

Career Talk

Career Talk

Career Talk

Career Talk

 

And to cap off the month of November, the first graders had their Assembly with the IB Learner Profile: Open-Minded. The students had fun performing in front of their families and CISM Community.

 

Grade 1 Assembly

Grade 1 Assembly

Grade 1 Assembly

Grade 1 Assembly

Grade 1 Assembly

Grade 1 Assembly

Grade 1 Assembly

Grade 1 Assembly

 

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Xin Nian Kuai Le!

The CISM community celebrated Chinese New Year to welcome the year of the rat! In line with this, students showcased their talents by singing and dancing through various Chinese songs. To make the celebration more special, there were also several workshops prepared for the students to get to know more about Chinese tradition and culture.

Chinese New Year Celebration

Chinese New Year Celebration

Chinese New Year Celebration

Chinese New Year Celebration

Chinese New Year Celebration

Chinese New Year Celebration

Chinese New Year Celebration

Chinese New Year Celebration

Chinese New Year Celebration

Chinese New Year Celebration

Chinese New Year Celebration

Chinese New Year Celebration

Chinese New Year Celebration

Chinese New Year Celebration

 

 

Chinese New Year Celebration

Chinese New Year Celebration

 

Xin Nian Kuai Lei! Gong Xi Fa Cai!

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October Happenings

October was a busy month for the students – from classroom activities, grade level culminating activities to whole school activities.

Scroll down to get a glimpse of what we did this October! :)

Spelling Bee Competition

Spelling Bee Competition

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Spelling Bee Competition

First Grade Fiesta Celebration

First Grade Fiesta Celebration

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First Grade Fiesta Celebration

Social Studies Activity - who works and helps me in school

Social Studies Activity – who works and helps me in school

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Social Studies Activity – who works and helps me in school

SS - UN Day Activity

SS – UN Day Activity

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SS – UN Day Activity

ELA Activity - Reading with Grade 7 buddies

ELA Activity – Reading with Grade 7 buddies

ELA Activity - Reading with Grade 7 buddies

ELA Activity – Reading with Grade 7 buddies

ELA Activity - Reading with Grade 7 buddies

ELA Activity – Reading with Grade 7 buddies

ELA Activity - Reading with Grade 7 buddies

ELA Activity – Reading with Grade 7 buddies

UN Day Celebration

UN Day Celebration

UN Day Celebration

UN Day Celebration

UN Day Celebration

UN Day Celebration

UN Day Celebration

UN Day Celebration

UN Day Celebration

UN Day Celebration

Halloween Trick or Treat

Halloween Trick or Treat

Halloween Trick or Treat

Halloween Trick or Treat

Halloween Trick or Treat

Halloween Trick or Treat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ready for First Grade

As Dr Seuss would say “The more that you read, the more you will know, the more that you know, the more places you will go”.

First grade is an exciting time for new literacy skills. Literacy skills include both reading and writing — these two are taught together because they’re closely connected. In first grade, we use journeys book as a springboard to teach reading literature and informational texts, for acquiring foundation skills, and for developing mastery of speaking, listening and writing.

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Reading

Building reading skills is an essential part of a first grader’s learning process and academic success. In the previous weeks, we talked about informational text, realistic fiction and fantasy. All the students enjoyed reading the texts as well as the different activities that goes with it!

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Writing

First grade is a time in which your child progresses from simply writing short words/sentences to becoming a “writer”. You will also notice changes in their spelling — from inventive spelling to correct spelling of words.

Narrative Writing

Narrative Writing

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Narrative Writing

Spelling Test

Spelling Test

Spelling Games

Spelling Games

September was a month filled with new leanings and experiences for the first graders.  These literacy activities help support students’ confidence on becoming lifelong readers and writers. 2 months down, and we cannot wait to share more work that will showcase our skills!

 

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Welcome to First Grade!

Dear parents and Families,

Welcome to First Grade! I am looking forward to an enriching and productive school year ahead!

I am Dianne Bernadette M. Hernandez and I will be your child’s Grade 1 homeroom teacher this school year. This is my fifth year in Chinese International School Manila and my sixth year in the profession. I earned my undergraduate degree in De La Salle University, Manila with a specialization in Early Childhood Development. I am currently pursuing my Master’s Degree in Teaching in the Early Grades in the University of the Philippines, Diliman.

A lot of meaningful and challenging experiences are in store for your first grader this year. I am excited about the opportunity to get to know you and your child. I believe our partnership will result in an engaging and fruitful learning experience to achieve your child’s highest potential.

Communication is key to your child’s success and to a great parent-teacher partnership. Please remember that your thoughts, concerns, and questions are always important to me. Together, we may communicate through your child’s assignment notebook, via e-mail (dhernandez@cismanila.org), or you can set an appointment through the school office at (02 7980011) local 103 or 116.

Once again, welcome to Grade 1 DH! Together we can make this a great experience for your child!

Sincerely,

Dianne Bernadette M. Hernandez

Grade 1DH Homeroom Teacher

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Memorable May

Can you believe it? It’s the last month of the school year — we only have a few weeks left in school but there are still tons of activities!

We started the month with the most awaited activity of the students, “Market Day”. They were all ecstatic to showcase their small businesses and to sell products to the CISM Community. The business ideas of Grade 1DH are as follows: Milo City, Happy Lemonade, Slime World and Cookie Bakery. The students all worked hard for the said activity because they were the ones who did all the planning, advertising to manning the booth and giving change to the customers.

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They were all tired after but it was worth it because their products were sold out! Market Day was a sure hit to everyone! :)

Another Activity that the students were looking forward to this month is the Grade 1 field trip to Avilon Zoo. It was a fun experience for the students because they were able to interact and learn more about the different animals in the zoo. It was also a time for the first graders to bond and have fun!

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To cap off the month of May, the students celebrated Festival of Arts and Maker’s Fest. They showcased their talent during the presentation of “Three Piggy Opera”. There was a lot of singing and dancing which the students enjoyed.

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In the afternoon, students were brought to different stations for Maker’s Fest. There were lots of hand on learning from the upper school students. They all had fun learning and discovering new things!

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This final month together can be an important time for both the students and the teacher. It’s a time to reflect, to celebrate, to say goodbye, and to give our students a nudge into the future. It was a pleasure getting to know the students of 1DH. I’ve watched the students learn and grow and I am so proud of all their achievements individually and as a class. I cannot believe how fast this school year went! We had so many special memories, but now it’s time to part. Grade 1DH SY 2018-2019 will always have a special place in my heart.

 

 

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Amazing April

April was an amazing month for the students because of different activities that showcased their talent and learning!

We started the month of April with an Easter Egg hunt and Easter activities which the students enjoyed!

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Math week was also celebrated this month of April. There were different activities to challenge the students’ problem solving skills. First graders also made their own watch art which showcased their creativity.

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Aside from Math Week, the English department also celebrated English Week. Students came to school wearing their chosen book character. Everyone looked good wearing their costumes!

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Students were also busy preparing for their much awaited Market Day. They made advertisements such as posters, business cards and even had classroom visits to  talk about the upcoming “Market Day”.

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April showed how amazing the the first graders are! This is from all the maturity, responsibility, perseverance and hard work they have been doing the past months in school.

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March Memories

March has been a busy and fun-filled month for the students. There were a number of projects that they needed to work on as a culminating activity for each of the subject areas. These hands-on activities strengthened their learning experience.

For Science, we tackled the different sources of energy namely Light, Heat and Sound Energy. One of the projects was to make their own instruments using recyclable materials. The students were able to showcase their creativity and resourcefulness.

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After finishing their instruments, each group chose a song to perform in class for the battle of the bands. All of the students enjoyed performing with their friends!

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Another activity in Science was a shadow play which the students enjoyed participating in. Each member of the group were assigned to different roles and tasks to do. They enjoyed the process from making their own puppets and practicing to the shadow play presentation together with Grade 1 RM.

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For Social Studies, we had a Trip to a nearby supermarket as part of our financial literacy class. All students were giddy to have their supermarket experience!

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To cap off the month of March, the first graders had their quarterly spelling bee competition which they look forward to!

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March has been a busy month full of projects and activities for the students which they will surely treasure in their memories.

 

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Hello, February!

Gong Xi F Cai! Xi Nian Kuai Lei!

We started the month of February by celebrating Chinese New Year. Chinese New Year is one of the most important Chinese Festivals.

During the Chinese New Year Program, Grade 1DH performed a song and dance number entitled New Year’s Twist 新年扭扭. 

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After the program, the students attended different workshops prepared by the upper school students. They surely enjoyed doing activities that showcased Chinese Culture!

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February is also called the love month so we also celebrated Valentine’s Day in class by making cards for our loved ones!

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We did a number of activities in social studies applying what we learned about barter, price and money (US and Philippine Peso). All the students had fun and enjoyed the activities. They cannot wait for the supermarket visit this coming month of March!

Barter Activity

Barter Activity

 

Barter Activity

Barter Activity

Learning about coins

Learning about coins

Learning about coins

We also went to the canteen to buy snacks using our coins. This is to make sure that we understand the value of each coins.

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We’ve been studying Sound Energy for Science. And for our culminating activity, we made our DIY musical instrument. We will be using our musical instrument to play our chosen song for the band concert!

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It was a fun-filled February for Grade 1DH! We cannot wait for the upcoming activities this March! :)

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Happy New Year!

As a New Year begins, Grade 1DH is ready for more fun and learning this quarter!

We started the first few weeks in school with simple experiments about light energy that the students loved! Students learn by doing. Hands-on science encourages the children to DO something – observe, ask questions, touch, smell, experiment.

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The students were also engaged in doing various activities  for social studies.

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Thinking about a business and a product to sell was a sure hit for them!

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The students celebrated the 100 Days of School last January 30. The 100th day marks a special opportunity to reflect upon and celebrate major milestones in students’ academic achievement. This is a time to celebrate their learning and experiences.

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January was a blast! And this is just a start of making new memories and learning new things this new year as a class!

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