October 15-October 18 A huge thank you to Jennifer Hengeveld for agreeing to be our class rep. Now that we have her, I will be getting her the information for our Halloween party which she will then share with you.
Show and Share is something that is orange. Here is a look at our week.
Monday, October 14 Happy Thanksgiving
Tuesday, October 15 Fire Drill practice Library books are due back
Wednesday, October 16 No spelling test this week
Thursday, October 17 Lockdown practice
Friday, October 18 Movie night at 6:30pm
Have a wonderful week!!
October 7-11 We have a very exciting and busy week coming up. Thanks to everyone who will be joining us on our special days. We still have lots of room on our field trip if you can make it!!
We are still in need of a room rep to help with classroom parties and a few other special dates. Hopefully we can get one soon as our first special day is Halloween and it is fast approaching.
Show and Share this week is something they are thankful for. Here is a look at our week.
Monday, October 7 A list of spelling words or letters to practice will be coming home this week. Please be sure to take the time to help your child practice so they can feel success on Friday's test.
Tuesday, October 8 Library books are due Field trip to the Helen Schuler Coulee centre- please dress for muddy and possibly chilly weather as we will be outside
Wednesday, October 9 Fire drill practice
Thursday, October 10 Morning Thanksgiving centres
Friday, October 11 Spelling/letter test
Have a wonderful and blessed long Thanksgiving weekend!!!!!
September 30-October 4 I hope you are all staying warm and dry this weekend. Just a reminder that as the snow melts later on this week, the field gets very wet. Students need to have both inside and outside shoes. An extra change of clothes may also be a good idea!!
Thanks so much Basket items. It looks awesome! I can’t wait until Saturday’s Fall Gala.
I know it is a big time commitment but we are still in need of volunteers to help with our centres on October 10. A sheet will be coming out Monday for volunteers for our field trip on October 8.
Show and Share is something yellow Here is a look at our week.
Monday, September 30 Please keep reading at home. Some students may not yet be ready to read but could really benefit from alphabet practice. Please help your child at the level they are ready for and need to progress. If working on letter names or sounds, you can still write it down on their home reading charts.
Tuesday, October 1 Practice fire drill in afternoon Library books are due
Wednesday, October 2 Reading Buddies in period 5
Thursday, October 3 Picture Day!! We usually go sometime in the morning but you may wish to send in some extra clothes to change into after if you want your child to be dressed up for the picture
Friday, October 4 Online pizza orders are due Have a wonderful week!!!
September 23-27 Thanks to everyone for bringing in such awesome stuff for our class basket. It looks amazing so far. If you still have any items, they will be much appreciated!!
Terry Fox run is on Wednesday. Please bring in your toonies to help the cause and hopefully slime our administrators!! Please dress appropriately for the weather and wear your team colour if you can. If you don’t know what colour team you are on, an updated list should be out Monday.
We are still in need of parent volunteers for Thanksgiving centres on the 10th. Please let me know if you are available.
Show and Share this week is something for Fall. Here is a look at our week.
Monday, September 23 Please bring in any basket donations and Terry Fox money Scholastic book orders are due
Tuesday, September 24 Library books are due back
Wednesday, September 25 Meet Your Team and Terry Fox run day – parents are welcome to join us!!
Thursday, September 26 Divisional PD day- no school for students
Friday, September 27 School PD day – no school for students Have a wonderful week!!
September 16-September 20 We have another busy week ahead!! On Tuesday we go to mass at St. Martha’s church. The students meet at the church unless they are bus or Blast students. They will be bussed from the school. Everyone is bussed back to the school.
Please consider donating to our class Science and Stem” basket to be auctioned off at the Gala. It is a great fundraiser and all contributions are most appreciated. There is a note going home Monday with more details.
Also we are starting our collection for our Terry Fox run next week. It is our hope to get at least $2.00 per student. The class that raises the most will get an extra recess. If the school raises at least $650, we get to slime Mr. Matsella!! So bring in those toonies!!!
We are still looking for a couple more helpers for our field trip on October 8 and centres for October 10. These are volunteers and don’t need a criminal check. Later on in the year we will be looking for a few chaperones for a couple of field trips. If you are able too, we would love to get some people signed up for that. If you are interested, let me know so I can send home a letter. The letter reduces the cost of the police check to only $10.00. It will be needed for a couple of fieldtrips but also if you are willing to help small groups of children at school. Your support is always very appreciated and needed!!
Show and Share this week is something red. Here is a look at our week.
Monday, September 16 Start of our Terry Fox collection
Tuesday, September 17 Please drop off students at the church by about 8:30am
Wednesday, September 18 Blessing for new families at 6:00pm. Followed by a potluck and open house in the classrooms. The grade ones will just be doing a drop in. look around and ask questions as we did our more formal orientation before school started.
Thursday, September 19 Pizza lunch for those who pre-ordered online
Friday, September 20 Please try to bring in any donations for our basket. Final baskets aren’t due until next week but this gives us a chance to see what is missing. Have a wonderful week!!
Thank you to everyone for such a great week. It was so wonderful to meet your children. I am so looking forward to getting to know them this year.
If you haven’t already done so, please be sure to bring in a pair of labelled inside shoes that can stay at school. It is a school expectation that the students change into inside shoes whenever they come in.
Thanks to all those who already started reading with our home reading program. Remember the chart is to count night read not books. We are really looking to build some good home work habits as well as reading skills.
We are looking for a few volunteers for next month. On October 8, we are going to the Helen Schuler Coulee Centre and need at least 4 volunteers to come along. The permission form will be coming out this week. Then on October 10, we will be during some Thanksgiving crafts in the class. It runs from 8:45 to about 11:00 am. We only need 3 volunteers so please send me a note early so you don’t miss out!!
Show and Share this week is one thing that tells us something about your child. Here is a look at our week.
Monday, September 9 First full week of school No spelling words yet
Tuesday, September 10 Bus emergency evacuation drill in the morning
Wednesday, September 11 First buddy reading time with the grade fours
Thursday, September 12 Please remember to read each night and send back your book in their agenda
Friday, September 13 Pizza orders due for the Pizza lunch on September 19.
I am really looking forward to working with you all this year!!
Thanks to everyone that made it to our orientation on Friday. I know it was at a less than optimal time at the start of the long weekend. I was also a bit under the weather so if I didn't get a chance to meet you personally, please come in and introduce yourself next week!!! I would love to say hello! Most of what was covered is outlined below and a handout will be coming home. I have had a couple questions about supplies. If you can, I do like to label the pencils and pencil crayons with their names or initials. If you don't have time, don't worry. I will get to it next week. There were a couple of information items I like to have from you. If your child has any allergies, please let me know. I like to keep a chart handy on the board for subs or anyone else that may be in the room. Also I would appreciate knowing how your child is getting home at the end of the day on Tuesday and then if it is different on most days. The end of the day can be very busy and often young students forget what is happening. If you didn't sign up, please email me to let me know. Also if I don't have your email. could you send it to me so I can contact you!! Thanks so much!!!
I am very excited to get to know you and your child this year. Please feel welcome at any time to contact me. Please check this site often as I will be updating it each week with the news for the week!! Also I will be using Remind to let you know of any important information throughout the year so please sign up for it.
Our class will have gym on Mondays, Tuesdays and on Thursdays. On Wednesdays the students will dance with Mrs. Ens. Please ensure that your child is appropriately dressed to run around and have fun. They will need inside shoes to be kept at school. We will hopefully have library time on Wednesdays. Library books that have been borrowed for the week will be due this day. Please watch out for any changes to this original plan.
Our home reading program will begin in a couple of weeks. I have just right level books at school that the students are encouraged to take but any book you have will work. Students will get a record sheet sent home and will receive credit for each night they read. Make sure to have a parent or other adult sign or initial for each day that your child has read. At this age, it is very valuable to have students read aloud to an adult. If your child chooses to read silently, please ask them comprehension questions to ensure they did read and to help spot any troubles they may be experiencing. When your child has read twenty nights (not books), they turn in their sheet for a small prize. It is hoped that students will read at least twenty nights per month. Other regular homework will include studying for a spelling test to be given on most Fridays. We will also be sending home a set of sight words in the agendas. Once they have mastered that group, more will be added on. Please practice reading the words at home. In a few months, I will also send home some optional basic math facts booklets. Please check their agendas as any other homework will be noted there.
This year in our Language Learning time, we will be using the Daily 5 method mixed with a Guided Reading approach. In our class, we will be starting out very slowly and adding components as the students are ready. The 5 basic parts are Read to Self, Read to Someone, Work with Teacher (Guided Reading), Word Work and Work on Writing. We are using the Words Their Way as our spelling and word study program. Both of these programs stress individual learning at a level that is right for each child and building the love of reading! In Math we will be following a similar structure but with only 4 components. This includes Math Books, Math Journal, Math With A Partner and Math Tech. As we progress with them, I will fill you in with more details.
Our main theme for this year is Outer Space and Inquiry. Each month we will be studying a different celestial body and asking questions about it. The idea is to start asking questions and thinking about what is happening all around them. We will also be doing an “extra” science experiment each month to once again get the kids asking questions and start thinking about what they are learning. This month, we will start doing some Fall activities and learning about “Belonging to a Group“. In Science, we will start a unit on Colours. In Math, we are reviewing numbers to 20. We will also be doing basic addition and subtraction facts.
This year we will be having “Show and Tell” on a daily rotation: Monday – Aaliyah, Gabe, Hudson and Kai Tuesday – Jada, Taylor, Kayden, Logan, and Milan Wednesday – Zahra, Myla, Nathan, Ryan and Nixon Thursday – Olive, Payton, Roman, Sophie and Jacey Friday – Violet, Victoria, Emmitt, and Keaton
Each week there will be a different theme. Please check the weebly to find out the following week’s category. Please only send in one item per day. For the first week (Sept. 9-13), the students have been asked to bring in one item that represents them. Please note that students scheduled to bring on the day of a holiday can bring on the day before or after.
Students are encouraged to bring plastic, non-breakable, pull top or flip top water bottles labeled with their names for use during class time. Please be sure to only bring water. Other liquids can cause sticky messes. These can be taken home nightly or will be sent home Fridays to be washed and brought back.
Parents are welcome in our class! From time to time I will be putting out a call for help on the website. If you would like to help on a more regular schedule, please let me know when you are free and what you like to do. I am already planning October and would appreciate 3 parent volunteers to help out with some Thanksgiving centers on October 10. They should run from 8:50 to about 11:10 (with a recess break in there). Please send a note if you are free that day.
Every month I will be sending home some Scholastic Book orders. These are great books at usually a good price but they are totally optional. This month’s order is due on September 19. Please do not feel any obligation to buy from these orders.
If you have any questions or concerns at any time, please do not hesitate to contact me at school (327-4386) or at my home (328-4510). I am very excited to be working with you and your child!!!