Presentation on theme: "French Programs in Halton:"— Presentation transcript:
1 Bienvenue à Munn’s Welcome to our Grade 1 French Immersion Program Night
2 French Programs in Halton: • Core French - Grade 4 - 9• Core French - Grade 1 in 24 schools in 2014• Early French Immersion - Grade(all geographic areas)• Late French Immersion - Grade(located in Burlington only)
3 Early French Immersion Grade• Optional program beginning in grade 1• Bussing is provided (haltonbus.ca)• 50% French and 50% English (integrated curriculum focus)• 10 French secondary credits for FrenchCertificate
4 Munn’s is…… a single-track French Immersion school that receives students entering grade 1 from:Specific HDSB schools (Falgarwood, Sheridan, Joshua Creek and Montclair)Other (private schools, day cares, other school boards for students living in our boundary area)At Munn’s ALL students receive half of their instruction in French and the other half in English.Note: English only programs are not offered at Munn’s
5 So many things to learn …. The kindergarten years require thechild to:adjust to the routines of a learning environmentstrengthen social & self-regulation skillsdevelop understanding of literacy and mathematics conceptsin a school contextExpected PM Benchmark reading level by the end of senior Kindergarten is level 5.*
6 The Grade 1 year:deepens the foundation for strong literacy and mathematics skillscan be a time to introduce a second language – French*
7 Learning a second language can: “strengthen first language skills in areas of reading, vocabulary, grammar and communication skills” if the child has a strong foundation in their first language.Source:*
8 Early French Immersion: promotes greater oral mastery of the French languagesupports the developmental process of second language learningencourages risk-taking and academically challenges studentsPlease note: your child will not be bilingual by the end of grade one!8
9 Is French Immersion the best fit for my child?Does my child…demonstrate a curiosity and willingness toexplore and experiment with languagewant to learn another languagehandle new situations, change and transitions,using positive strategiesdisplay confidence and persevere when learning … continued9
10 FI is a mainly oral program. Does my child… … continuedlike to play with language (rhyming,memory games, vocabulary games) in Englishexplain a story or events in proper sequencelisten effectivelydemonstrate self-regulation (e.g., taking turns)demonstrate independence (e.g., ties own shoes, takes care of personal items)
11 What is our curriculum? The Ontario Curriculum includes learning expectations for:language (English and French)mathematics (English: grades 1 - 8)science & technology (French: grades 1 - 8)social studies (English: grades 1 – 5; French: grade 6)history and geography (French: grades 7 & 8)the arts (music, drama, dance) (English / French)health and physical education (English / French)11
12 In addition to our academic program, we promote a safe, caring, invitingand collaborative learningenvironment.As a school we use the Tribes agreements and Kelso’s Choices for problem solving strategies, to build community, guide our teaching and learning and support our commitment to student success.
13 How can you help your Kindergarten child Home-school partnerships are vital to the positive development of a child.How can you help your Kindergarten childto be ready for grade 1?
15 Participate in Mathematics Learning Build strong, positive attitudes about math. When children feel positively engaged and successful, they are more likely to stick with an activity or a problem to find a solution. Students’ attitudes have a significant effect on how they approach problem solving and how well they succeed in mathematics.Begin with activities that meet your child’s level of mathematical understanding. Early success in solving problems will build your child’s confidence. Ask themIf you and your child are more comfortable in a language other than English, use it. Your child will understand concepts better in the language that he or she knows best.
16 French Immersion Student at Munn’s A Day in the Lifeof a Grade 1French Immersion Student at Munn’s
18 Nutrition Breaks 9:55 – 10:45 First Nutrition Break Primary students eat first (9:55 – 10:20) then they go outside12: :05 Second Nutrition BreakPrimary students eat first (12:25-1:45) then they go outsidePack healthy snacks and lunchesPack two bags (for two breaks)Food must be nut free and peanut freeSupport our ECO school initiative by using reusable containers18
23 The Mathematics Program – Curriculum Strands Your child will recognize and identify patterns to make predictions based on their observations.Your child will understand how numbers work and how they relate to each other.Your child will explore how mathematicians determine the height, length and width of objects, as well as determine the area that objects cover, the amount that objects hold (capacity) and the space that objects take up (volume).Your child will learn how to collect, organize and interpret information.Your child will become familiar with shapes and spatial relationships in their environment leading to an understanding of the principles of geometry.Source: Doing Mathematics with Your Child
24 Expected Reading Levels for Children in Grade 1 SeptemberJuneGrade 1516What does this look like?
26 These foundations are the same as in an English only language classroom, BUTtime spent daily on English language skills arereduced in French immersion –the time for learning Frenchhas to come from somewhere!
27 Studying in French or English can be a lot of fun Conversations with the SK classroom teacher and consideration of your child’s learning strengths and needs are important factors to consider.
28 RegistrationInformationSK in HDSB: Submit registration forms to your home schoolNon-HDSB: come to our office to registerby Friday, February 6, 2015
29 Munn’s Family Picnic on Please come to ourMunn’s Family Picnic onSaturday, April 23rd