Grade 1

The wonderful Grade 1 at SEK International School Qatar

Arts Week 2019

We would like to thank all the parents who came to the Grade 1 Arts Morning. We hope you enjoyed our song about food, fitness activities and artwork. We really enjoyed teaching you how to stay healthy and showing off our talents!

A huge thanks to Ms. Máire, Ms. Jenny, Ms. Silvia and Mr. Andrés for helping the students prepare for arts morning.

Happy Arts Week!!

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Grade 1 “Can Do” Exercise

As part of our “Let’s Stay Healthy” unit grade 1 went on a field trip with the P.E. department to “Can Do”. We had a choice of participating in three fun exercise classes; Kickboxing, Dancing and CrossFit .

We had lots of fun with the coaches and learned lots of different ways to exercise. The dancing group worked on some fun routines, the kickboxing group on control and endurance, while the CrossFit group worked up a sweat with some balance and strength exercises. We all had fun and were very tired coming back to school.

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Book Week

Grade 1 had an amazing book week. We were able to reach our Read-o-Thon goal. We enjoyed our activities especially guessing who our mystery readers were and spring camping in the library.  We also chose our favourite books to read and shared them with the class.  Finally, each one of us had the chance to dress up as our favourite character and participate in the parade.

We would like to thank all the parents who volunteered reading a story to us in their native language.

We really enjoyed book week and challenged ourselves to read as many books as we could.  


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Bounce 2019

Our trip to Bounce linked the Aesthetics movement. It was a great opportunity for the students to experience and practice a total different way of jumping and rolling. The kids learnt new moves on the trampolines and this is the base to develop new motor skills. The students felt very confident and this helped them achieve different challenges like jumping from different heights, rolling in different ways, etc. Everybody had an amazing time and hopefully felt encouraged to do more sports and keep an active lifestyle.

Thank you to Ms. Silvia and Mr. Andres for organizing such a great trip, we all had a blast!

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Elephant Sanctuary Virtual Field Trip 2019

Last Wednesday (13th of February) was a very special day for the children in Grade 1 as they took part in a Virtual Field Trip to Tennessee. They were able to live Skype call with a Microsoft Educator called Todd Montgomery. He works at the Elephant Sanctuary which is based in Tennessee. They house many female elephants who have retired from their captive life.

Todd discussed the different types of elephants and pointed out their similarities and differences. The children learned about their tusks, trunks and teeth. Todd showed a real elephant tooth which is huge!

The children learned about the elephant sanctuary and what is the meaning of ‘sanctuary’. Todd introduced all of the elephants and told the children where they all came from.

They also learned about the causes of endangerment of elephants which are hunting for their tusks and the loss of their habitat. Grade 1 students pledged to “always say no to ivory”. This is the action that our students will take during and after this unit of inquiry, ‘Save the Animals’.

Individuals were able to pose questions to Todd and he answered each and every one! We would like to extend a huge thank you to the Elephant Sanctuary and Todd himself for being so flexible with us. It was nighttime in Tennessee and early morning for us.

Please visit www.elephants.com to find out more about the sanctuary. You can also visit the Elecams between around 4pm and 2am (Qatar time) to see the elephants in their natural habitat.

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MIA Park – Field Trip 2018

We had such a blast at the Museum of Islamic Art park. This was the provocation for our new unit of inquiry; “Public Spaces”. The students had the opportunity to explore this public space, we discussed the expected behaviours in this space.

They also drew the skyline and had a wonderful view.

All of the students thoroughly enjoyed this field trip! Please see this video for a real feel of what they experienced. 

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Arts Week 2018

Arts Week has been a huge success across the PYP. We would like to thank all the parents who came to the Grade 1 Arts Morning. We hope you enjoyed our special Broccoli dance. We also would like to say a special thanks to the parents who got involved in the fitness activities. We really enjoyed teaching you how to stay healthy!

Our fruit portraits are super special and we can’t wait for you to see the finished product. Having you here was such a great experience for us!

We have also used this week to study an artist called Piet Mondrian in Grade 1A and Pablo Picasso in 1B. We made one big art display and were really engaged with our chosen artist.

Happy Arts Week!!

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Staying Healthy!

Wow!

What an interesting unit we have been exploring so far?! We inquired about healthy habits and creating our own balanced diet. We also had the opportunity to invite one of our student’s mother, Ms. Rebekah to talk to us about what vegans eat and what is a plant-based diet. She also shared with us a yummy hummus recipe that tasted so good.
Thank you, Ms. Rebekah, for coming to our class and sharing this information and recipe with us.

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Field Trip to CanDo 2018

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Cafe Ceramique

Our final field trip this year was a lovely way to end our unit, ‘Signs and Symbols’. During our Celebration of Learning, the students designed their ceramic tile using different signs and symbols that represented themselves. They brought these sketches to the field trip as a reference and drew and painted their designs on ceramic square tiles. We ended the trip with games and dancing before return to school. Here are some fantastic photos of the fabulous day!

 

 

 

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