Monday, 25 March 2019

March 25 - 29

Hi everyone,

This week's www are:
  1. animal
  2. zoo
  3. park
  4. children
  5. people
Please remember to practise writing sentences with these www for our weekly test.  There can be more than one www in the sentence. Ex. The children love going to the park.

The home reading program continues...The students will receive their new books on Monday.  They get really excited when they see that they have moved up to higher reading levels. 😊

They will only receive a new book once they have returned their first book. Please make sure your child returns their red folder and their book every Friday, so that I may prepare their reading for the following week. Together we can help your child reach new levels in their reading journey!

For those friends who are already well on their way in their reading journey, I have sent home the red folderincluding a list of sample reading questions you may ask your child. This will assist them to increase their reading comprehension as they read.  I ask that you please ask 3-5 questions every Thursday, on a book your child has read that week.

We will continue to work with money in Math.  Please practise the name and value of each coin with your child.  We will be working on making amounts to 20 cents. (EX.  Which coins would I need to make 28 cents? 17 cents?)  We are working on using the least amount of coins to make the requested amount.

We continue to work on explanatory writing in Language.  In this unpredictable Spring weather, have your child tell you why it is important to wear snowpants or slush pants during outdoor play.

We will continue with our Lenten activities in Religion, as we prepare for Easter and Jesus rising from the dead.

Reminders: 

Thank you to all the parents who agreed to help out during our Scientist in the School workshop April 2nd.  The following student's moms have agreed to help out: Zac S, Zachary M, Gabriela, Jonathon and Mikaela.  We are very grateful that you are able to assist us, and look forward to seeing you Tuesday, April 2nd at 12:40.

Friday, March 29th:  we will be having another Lenten Fundraiser to support the OK Clean Water Project.  Students may wear their PJs for a $2 donation to the OK Clean Water Project.  Thank you for helping others less fortunate than ourselves during this Lenten season. 

Used Book Sale: Do you have any unwanted books that are in good condition? Please consider setting them aside to donate to the school book sale. The sale will be on Tuesday, April 9th. More details will be provided as we approach the book sale date. Thank you!

We will be going to St.George Church Tuesday, April 23rd at 1:30 pm. Volunteers are always welcome, if you would like to come and walk to mass with your child. We will be leaving from school at 1pm.


Monday, 18 March 2019

March 18 - 22

Hi everyone,

Welcome back from the March Break.  
I hope you are all well rested and ready to get back to work 😊

This week's www are:
  1. new
  2. school
  3. teacher
  4. be
  5. quit
Please remember to practise writing sentences with these www for our weekly test.  There can be more than one www in the sentence. Ex. The new teacher is fun!

The home reading program continues...The students will receive their new books on Monday.  They get really excited when they see that they have moved up to higher reading levels. 😊

They will only receive a new book once they have returned their first book. Please make sure your child returns their red folder and their book every Friday, so that I may prepare their reading for the following week. Together we can help your child reach new levels in their reading journey!

For those friends who are already well on their way in their reading journey, I have sent home the red folderincluding a list of sample reading questions you may ask your child. This will assist them to increase their reading comprehension as they read.  I ask that you please ask 3-5 questions every Thursday, on a book your child has read that week. For the students who are not bringing a book home from school to read, I have sent a reading log (in 10 minute increments), so your child may track their reading. Please have your child colour in each 10 minutes of reading they complete per night A new tracking sheet will be provided each week, when your child returns their reading folder.

I am testing the students on their reading levels this week.


We have begun working with money in Math.  Please practise the name and value of each coin with your child.  We will be working on making amounts to 20 cents.

We are working on recounts in class.  Your child will be writing about what they did over the March Break this week.

We will continue with our Lenten activities in Religion, as we prepare for Easter and Jesus rising from the dead.  Ask your child about what they have in their Lenten pot.

Reminders: 
Friday, March 22: crazy hair/hat day.  Please bring in $2.00 to have crazy hair/wear a hat on Friday.  The money raised will go to the OK clean water project.

Monday, 4 March 2019

March 4 - 8

Hello everyone,

I hope everyone is ready for the last week of school before the March break.  The students had a wonderful time participating in Play day last Thursday. 😊

The www for this week are:

  1. kick
  2. because
  3. but
  4. him
  5. after
Please remind your child that they will have to write 2 sentences, containing at least 1 of the above words in each sentence, at the end of their test.  Happy practising!

**Please send me a note in your child's agenda if ever your child will be away on a trip.
***Please also let me know if you like the new format of having the new www on Fridays. 😊

The home reading program continues...The students really look forward to their new books on Monday, and they get really excited when they move up to higher reading levels. 😊

They will only receive a new book once they have returned their first book. Please make sure your child returns their red folder and their book every Friday, so that I may prepare their reading for the following week. Together we can help your child reach new levels in their reading journey!

For those friends who are already well on their way in their reading journey, I have sent home the red folderincluding a list of sample reading questions you may ask your child. This will assist them to increase their reading comprehension as they read.  I ask that you please ask 3-5 questions every Thursday, on a book your child has read that week.

After the March Break,  I will be testing the students on their reading levels.

In math, please continue skip counting by 2s, 5s and 10s to solve math problems. Please practise skip counting with your child. We are also working on recognizing how to read and write numbers to 100.

The first Sunday of Lent has passed.  We will be working on activities regarding Lent preparation in class.

OK Clean Water Fundraiser:

Friday, March 8th:  beach day.  Students are encouraged to wear sunglasses, a beach shirt and/or hat and bring in  $2.00 to support our charity. The money raised will support OK Clean Water


Have a wonderful March Break😊

Monday, 25 February 2019

February 25 - March 1

Hello everyone,

The students had fun during our last skate last Friday.  The weather was perfect!!  I saw a lot of improvement with their skating abilities. I hope this has sparked an interest in skating with all of our first time skaters.  A special thank you to all the parents who were able to come and help with the student's skates.  This week we will have fun at our winter play day on Thursday.  Let's hope Mother Nature is as cooperative as she was last Friday!  Even though skating is over, we will continue doing other outdoor activities as the students really enjoy them!  Please ensure that your child is always dressed for the weather.😊

The word wall words for this week are:
  1. day
  2. night
  3. by
  4. very
  5. pretty
Please remind your child that they will have to write 2 sentences, containing at least 1 of the above words in each sentence, at the end of their test.  Happy practising!

**Starting this Friday, the students will be given the word wall words for the following week.  This will give the students the weekend to start practising their www.

The students really enjoyed their Inuit studies.  Please ask them to see their Inukshuks and have them tell you what they mean.

In Religion, we learned about the Wedding at Cana and the miracle that Jesus performed.

For Math, you will be receiving a math "check in" this week.  Please review it with your child, sign it and return it to me by the end of the week.  Thank you. 😊

The home reading program is in full swing!!  The students eagerly look forward to their new books on Monday, and they get really excited when they move up to higher reading levels. 😊  Remember, we are aiming to be at level 15 by the end of the year.  This will ensure that the students will be ready for grade 2. 😊

They will only receive a new book once they have returned their first book. Please make sure your child returns their red folder and their book every Friday, so that I may prepare their reading for the following week. Together we can help your child reach new levels in their reading journey!

For those friends who are already well on their way in their reading journey, I have sent home the red folderincluding a list of sample reading questions you may ask your child. This will assist them to increase their reading comprehension as they read.  I ask that you please ask 3-5 questions every Thursday, on a book your child has read that week.These students will most likely be reading chapter books.


Tuesday, 19 February 2019

February 19 - 22

Hello everyone,


I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful P.D. Day and Family Day weekend!  

The word wall words for this week are:
  1. your
  2. our
  3. out
  4. colour
  5. favourite
Please remind your child that they will have to write 2 sentences, containing at least 1 of the above words in each sentence, at the end of their test.  Happy practising!

The home reading program continues...The students eagerly look forward to their new books on Monday, and they get really excited when they move up to higher reading levels. 😊
They will only receive a new book once they have returned their first book. Please make sure your child returns their red folder and their book every Friday, so that I may prepare their reading for the following week. Together we can help your child reach new levels in their reading journey!

For those friends who are already well on their way in their reading journey, I have sent home the red folderincluding a list of sample reading questions you may ask your child. This will assist them to increase their reading comprehension as they read.  I ask that you please ask 3-5 questions every Thursday, on a book your child has read that week.

In math, we are adding and subtracting to solve math problems. Please practise adding and subtracting with items around the house with your child.  
Ex. If you have 4 cookies, and eat 3 cookies, how many cookies do you have left?

The students continue to learn about the Inuit people.  The students will be making Inukshuks this week.

The students are hoping to go for their last skate on Friday, February 22nd.  They enjoyed the snow fun excursion we have had in last Thursday.  Hopefully, Mother Nature will provide us with the proper environment to go skating this Friday.

Report cards went home Tuesday, February 12th.  Please remember to sign and return the portion of the last page.  I have assigned times for interviews if it was needed.  Thanks. 😊

Monday, 11 February 2019

February 11 - 15

Hello everyone!

We had fun as we celebrated 100th day of school last Friday.  The students really enjoyed all the activities! Even though we were not able to skate, the students had a great time buddying up with the grade 2 class and writing 100 words they know with a buddy.

The new words of the week are: 
  1. sister
  2. brother
  3. am
  4. good
  5. from
Please remind your child that they will have to write 2 sentences, containing at least 1 of the above words in each sentence, at the end of their test.  Happy practising!

The students really look forward to their new books in the home reading program!!  Many students are already starting to move up to higher reading levels. 😊
They will only receive a new book once they have returned their first book. Please make sure your child returns their red folder and their book every Friday, so that I may prepare their reading for the following week. Together we can help your child reach new levels in their reading journey!

For those friends who are already well on their way in their reading journey, I have sent home the red folderincluding a list of sample reading questions you may ask your child. This will assist them to increase their reading comprehension as they read.  I ask that you please ask 3-5 questions every Thursday, on a book your child has read that week.

In math, we are skip counting by 2s, 5s and 10s to solve math problems. Please practise skip counting with your child.

The students had fun writing about what they would look like, have and be when they are 100.  We even took photos, and aged the students to see what they might look like when they are 100.  The students really enjoyed the activity and had some interesting observations about older people! 😊

We will continue our Inuit studies.  This week we will explore the Northern Lights and Inukshuks.

We will also be celebrating Valentine's day on Thursday. Students will be handing out their valentines during class. To make it easier for the students, please just have your child sign the valentine, but do not address it to specific student.  Please do not send in any treats with your Valentines.  Thank you. 😊

We are also planning to go skating on Tuesday, February 12th from 2:15-3:15. Let's hope Mother Nature cooperates and gives us the proper conditions to go.  Parent volunteers are always welcome and needed. 😊

Report cards go home Tuesday, February 12th.  Please remember to sign and return the portion of the last page.  If you received a request for an interview letter, please let me know (in your child's agenda) if you would prefer to meet before school, or after school.  I will let you know your time and date when I have it scheduled. Thanks😊 

Monday, 4 February 2019

February 4-8

Hello everyone,

This week's www are:

  1. talk
  2. no
  3. me
  4. tell
  5. some
Please remind your child that they will have to write 2 sentences, containing at least 1 of the above words in each sentence, at the end of their test.  Happy practising!

The reading program has caused such excitement in the classroom!!  Many students are already starting to move up to higher reading levels!!  
They will only receive a new book once they have returned their first book. Please make sure your child returns their red folder and their book every Friday, so that I may prepare their reading for the following week. Together we can help your child reach new levels in their reading journey!

For those friends who are already well on their way in their reading journey, I have sent home the red folderincluding a list of sample reading questions you may ask your child. This will assist them to increase their reading comprehension as they read.  I ask that you please ask 3-5 questions every Thursday, on a book your child has read that week.

In math, we are skip counting by 2s, 5s and 10s to solve math problems. Please practise skip counting with your child.

The students are learning about the Inuit people.  Please ask your child to share something they learned that was interesting.

Reminders
Thursday, February 7th is Wear a Sweater to School day.
We will be going skating again this week on Friday, February 8th. Parent volunteers (or Grandparent/Uncle/Aunt) are always needed and are welcome to join us. Please make sure you have your police check. We will be going at the start of last recess and during third block 
(2:15-3:20 pm).

We will be celebrating 100s day on Friday, February 8th, 2019.  We are planning many fun activities for the students!  What a great way to end the week!

Scholastic book orders are due Friday, February 8th.  Please send your child's book choices and cheques by Friday.  Thanks and happy reading 😊

The students received the class Valentine's Day list today. The class will be giving out Valentines on Thursday, February 14th, 2019.  To make it easier for the students, please just have your child sign the valentine, but do not address it to specific student.

We are also planning to go on our next skating outing on TUESDAY, February 12th.  Let's hope Mother Nature cooperates and gives us the proper conditions to go.