Thursday, December 20, 2012

Reminder:  Please have your child at the school at 6:10 for the evening performance.  Thank you!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

   Math:  test tomorrow on graphing (Chapter 4)
              - can use the Nelson website to review Chapter 4
   Science:  students need to show their parent(s) their questions/answers
                    for Check Your Understanding on pages 7, 9 and 13
Students need to bring their dress clothes for the performance at 1:15.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

   Science:  show parents the Check Your Understanding questions (pg 7, 9, 13)

   Please bring in the Secret Santa gifts ASAP.
   Math test:  Thursday
   Clean up and Games day on Friday!

Monday, December 17, 2012

   French:   - the good copy of the french dialogue  (should have both speaking parts)
                         - capitals and spelling count
   Reading:  - home reading log (Tue)
   Secret Santa gift - please send in ASAP

   Please send gloves, snow pants and boots with your child.  We have been really enjoying playing in the snow - but it's always more fun when we're warm.

   Students need dress clothes for our Christmas concert on Thursday (afternoon and evening).

Friday, December 14, 2012

Happy Friday to you!  We had a wonderful snow walk today.  If the snow stays next week, please make sure your child brings snowpants and boots so that we can do that again.

Monday is our chocolate making day.  I will try to encourage students to not eat them all so that you can see their edible art.

   French:   All students are presenting a dialogue on Monday
                  The written good copy is due on Monday.  (Should show both speaking parts on the
                           good copy.)
   Secret Santa :  gifts should be at the school and under our tree on Monday.  (It's SO exciting!!!)
Have a wonderful weekend and be safe.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

   Science:   page 13  Check Your Understanding questions - (due Fri)
                      (should be in complete sentences with as much of the question as possible)
   Math:      Wall Math - (due Fri) 
                  Lessons 3 and 4  (due Fri)
   French:    good copy of dialogue due Monday
   Snow Gear:  I am hoping for a bit of snow tonight so that we can go and play in the snow tomorrow!
                  Students need to dress for the weather.

** There is no spelling assignment or words to study for next week.**

   -Chocolate money - ASAP
   -Pajama Day tomorrow!  (Friday)
   -Several students don't have headphones which makes is hard to do the spelling tests. Some headphones have gone missing. Please send a baggie with your child's name on it.  We'll be putting them in the baggies and then locking them in my cupboard until we need them.
   -Secret Santa gifts should be at the school on Monday.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

   Science:  - page 13 questions (4) due Fri.  **Must be in complete sentences using as
                         much from the question as possible.
   Math:      - lessons 3 and 4 (handout) due Fri. 
                  - Wall Math (Fri. 8:30 am)
   French:    - dialogue presentations on Monday
                  - good copy of dialogue write-up due Monday
   Spelling:   - Thurs.

   Chocolate Money:  $4 due ASAP
   Secret Santa gift:     at school by Monday
   Pajama Day:  Friday

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

   Spelling:   -Due Thursday
   Reading:  -read 15 minutes
   French:    -write out the good copy (capitals, punctuation and spelling count!)
                      of their dialogue  (Mon)
                    -presenting it on Monday

   I am missing the following items from several students:
           - the 4 Science questions (pg 7 & 9).
           - math:  lessons 1 & 2
           - writing:  lessons 46 & 47
           - reading:  response writing to Peace Tales

   Pajama Day on Friday, Dec. 14 and Friday, Dec. 21.
   Chocolate money ($4) now due.
   Secret Santa gifts should be wrapped and her by Monday, Dec. 17.

Monday, December 10, 2012

   Math:  Wall Math corrections (due Tue)
   Spelling:  Thurs.
   French:   Dialogue to present on Monday
   Reading:  Reading Log (Tue)
   Chocolate Money ($4) - due Tue.
   Secret Santa gift - should be here by Mon. Dec. 17
   **Potluck Lunch tomorrow:  bring a plate, spoon & fork** (and your food item, if it
             is your turn.)
   Winter Clothes:  Students need to dress for the weather. They need to have indoor shoes.  We will be going out for PE and I strongly encourage bringing in a toque, mitts and snowpants.  I'm looking forward to making snow angels!!

Coming up:
   Dec. 11-12:  "garage sale" in the gym (fundraiser for a grade 6/7 class) at recess and after school
                  ($4 and under)
   Dec. 14:  pajama day 
   Dec. 17:  all Secret Santa gifts should be at school
                  Chocolate making day!!

Friday, December 7, 2012

   Spelling:   due Thursday
   Weekly Work Book:  signed and back (Mon)
   Chocolate $4: in by Tues

We are doing some crafts on Monday morning and would love help. If you are able to come in and help please email me.  Thanks!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

   Math:         page 134 #2-4 (Fri)
   Reading:    Character Feeling Chart  (Fri)
   Science:     Check Your Understanding pages 7 & 9 (Fri)
   Report Card Envelope:  signed and returned by Fri

We are still collecting pennies for ONE more week, so save them and send them
in with your child.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

   Science:    Check Your Understanding pg. 7 & 9 (Fri)
   Math:        Wall Math-6 questions  (Fri)
                    Lesson 1 & 2 (Fri)
   Reading:    Character Feeling Chart (Fri)
                     Practise reading your story aloud (between 2 and 3 minutes)
   Spelling:    Thursday

   Chocolate Making is on Dec. 17th.  Money due by Dec. 12th.

   Read Aloud Schedule:
Dec. 6:    Nolan       Ethan M        Cheyanne       Kiara
Dec. 7:    Kyle         Ethan P         Landen
Dec. 10:  Ami          Lydia            Hannah
Dec. 11   Mattaya    Donavan
Dec. 12:   Dana        Daisy
Dec. 13   Carmen     Jayme
Dec. 14   Olivia        Nicole
Dec. 17   Nic           Rio
Dec. 18   Jasmine     Reesa
Dec. 19   Dominic    Scott
Dec. 20   Jason        Silas

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

   Science:   Check Your Understanding (questions) Pg. 7 and 9 (due Fri)
   Math:       Wall Math (due Fri)
   Spelling:    (due Thur)

Other Info:
   Skating day tomorrow!  Please bring skates, helmet and gloves.  If you don't have a hockey helmet but you have a bike helmet, please bring it in case we don't have enough helmets.

   We will be making chocolates on December 17th.  The cost will be $4 per student.  Please send in your $4 by December 12th.  If you do not want your child to participate in this activity, just send me a note letting me know.  Thanks!

Friday, November 30, 2012

   Math:            page 127-8  #2-4
   Spelling:        Thursday - It's a review unit.
   French:         quiz Tuesday on vocab on pages 17 and 18
   WW Book:   signed and back for Tuesday
   Report Card Envelopes:  The report cards stay home but the envelopes must
                         be signed and returned by Dec. 7

  No school on Monday!  Professional Development Day. 
  Enjoy the day!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

   Math:    Wall Math is due Friday
   Writing:  Lesson 44-47 due Friday
   Notice - regarding skating, Secret Santa etc. due Friday

Special Notes:
   It is 80's Day tomorrow at Dallas Elementary!!
   There is also a bake sale tomorrow at recess and lunch.

I am really short on parent drivers to skating.  If you are able to help us out please let me know.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

   Spelling:    due Thursday
   Writing:       lesson 44 - 47 due Friday

   Please return the notice regarding skating, secret Santa etc. 
                             Thank you!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

   Spelling:    - due Thursday
   Writing:     - quiz tomorrow (Wed) - students should review
                       lessons 1 to 7 in their LA books (homonyms,
                      antonyms, synonyms, homophones, compound
                      words and contractions)
                     - practise sentence answers (Wed)
                    - lessons 44 to 47:  due Friday (capitals and end
   Math:        - wall math due Friday
                   - test corrections due Wed.

Library Wednesday.
Remember PE strip. 

Monday, November 26, 2012

   Math:    test corrections (Wed.) *It will be later for the students that
                     just wrote their test today.*
   Writing:  quiz Wednesday
                    - students should review lessons 1 - 7 (in Lang. Arts)
   Reading:   Reading Log (Tue)

   Notice:  please return pages by Thursday (skating etc.)
   Library day Wednesday
   80's Day on Friday
   Family Math night Monday - 6:45 - 7:45

Sunday, November 25, 2012

   French:    quiz on Monday (8 pronouns)
   Spelling:  due Thursday
   Weekly Work Book:  signed and back for Monday

Thursday, November 22, 2012

   Math:    - review quizzes that we did today - go over any that were wrong
                - review past lessons or pg. 111/112 for test tomorrow
                - Wall Math is due tomorrow morning (6 review questions)
   French:  - quiz Monday on the 8 pronouns
   Writing:   - quiz Wednesday on Lessons 1 - 7 (homonyms, synonyms,
                    antonyms etc.)

I will be sending a notice home tomorrow about some upcoming events.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

   Math:     - finish Lesson 8
                 - do any corrections that haven't been done
                 - I added a new link to some practise quizzes (Nelson site). Students are
                encouraged to go to it and do some of them.  We worked on several as
                review today in math.
   Spelling:  - work due Thursday, test Thursday too
   Read:      - read 20 or more minutes

Other Info:
   Scrapbooking:  tomorrow - bring stickers if you want
   Skipping tryouts tomorrow at lunch.
   Library Day is Wednesday.


Monday, November 19, 2012

   Math:  page 105 finished for Tuesday
              page 99 and page 111/112 are chapter review questions - a very
                  good review for the test on Friday (the answers are in the back
                  of the book)
   Spelling:   work due Thursday, test Thursday as well
   Scrapbooking:   Wednesday - can bring stickers, decorations etc. for pages
   Reading:   bring Reading Log in tomorrow

Term 1 ended as of last Friday and we are starting working on Term 2 marks/assignments. 
The only additional mark to this 1st term report card will be the math test later this week.

Friday, November 16, 2012

   Writing:   Lesson 5 (prefix & suffix pg)
   Spelling:   work due Wed.   test on Thur.
   Math:      page 104  #2,3,4
   WW Book:    signed & back for Mon.

Coming Up:
Scrapbooking:  We are doing some scrapbooking on Wed. Students are welcome
        to bring in stickers etc. that they'd like to use for their pages.

Math test:  We will be having a math test late in the week (Thursday or Friday) on
        Chapter 3.  We will be doing some more review pages next week.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

   Reading:  complete "Peacekeeper" questions (in complete sentences)
   Writing:   finish 2nd back on quotation marks (read directions carefully)
   Math:      finish Lesson 5 (front side only)
   Hot Lunch Forms:   due Friday

YPC performance tomorrow.
We will be having a 1/2 chapter math test next week.
We will be going skating in December with our buddy class.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

   French:    - study for test tomorrow
                   *Remember: will need to know how to write the date.
                     C'est le (number) (month).
                     It is the (number) (month).
   Spelling:  - study for test tomorrow

   Hot Lunch Orders:  due Friday

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

   Math:         pg 96 #2, 3 and 4 (most finished)
                       - corrections will be on-going
   Spelling:    work is due tomorrow (Wed.)
   French:      Study.  The test is Thursday. The kids filled out a vocabulary
                      sheet today.  It helped them see which words they still need
                      to study.
Hot lunch order forms:  due in by Friday

We will be having a scrapbooking afternoon next Wednesday.  Students are encouraged to bring
any stickers, letters or other decorations they would like to use to beautify their pages.

Friday, November 9, 2012

   Spelling:     corrections due Tue. (3 times each)
                     worksheet and sentences due Wednesday -
                     test is still on Thursday
   French:      test is on Nov. 14th
                    we will be reviewing on Nov. 13 in class
   Weekly Work Book:  signed and back on Tue.

I just wanted to say how wonderful the children sang and played today in the Remembrance Day assembly. It was beautiful.  I also wanted to thank Mrs. Froese, our music teacher, for sharing her enthusiasm and her love of music. Many people don't know that Mrs. Froese doesn't work on Fridays so when she is here on Fridays (like today) she is volunteering her time.  A big thank you to her!!

And just a reminder (as if anyone would forget) that there is no school on Monday.  I hope that you are able to have a wonderful family day! Enjoy your weekend.

Thursday, November 8, 2012


   Science:    Study!  We had some Buddy Study time and then some class review time. I
                    was very impressed at how prepared many of the students were. 
                    The test is tomorrow (Fri).
   Reading:   Book talk covers are due tomorrow (Fri).

It is our Remembrance Day assembly tomorrow.  Our class will be part of the choir singing for tomorrow and everyone needs to dress nicely in black pants or skirt, and a white or red shirt/blouse/sweater etc. Please, if possible, no t-shirts.  Parents are welcome to attend.  I think that we are going to the gym at about 10:35-10:40.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

   Science:  Each student must come up with 7 questions on the pages that we've read.
                  They will be using these questions to quiz a buddy tomorrow.
                  I'll be looking through the questions and going through them with the group too.
                  If there are any really good ones, I'll add them to my test.
   Spelling: Test and work due tomorrow
   Reading: Book talk cover (due Fri)

- The book order forms that were sent home the other day are the last ones to go home before Christmas. All orders are due on Thursday of next week (Nov. 15).
- The French test is on Nov. 14.

Help needed!   I would like to teach the class to knit.  I am looking for any adults that are able to come in and work with a group.  For this to be successful, I'll need at least 6 adults to come in at least 3 times.  Once the students have the hang of it I only need 1 or 2 to come in and help after that.  Please email me if you are able to help us out.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

   Math:  page 90 #3 and 4
   Science:  read over sheets - come up with some possible test questions
   Spelling:   Thursday
   Reading:   book cover - Friday

Library Day tomorrow

Monday, November 5, 2012

   Science:   Test on Friday, Nov. 9
                    Should go over all highlighted info in our handouts.
   Math:       Lesson 2 -  question 2 (Tue)
   Spelling:   Thursday
   Reading:   Home Reading Log (Tue)
                    Book Cover - student name, title, author, illustrated and coloured (Fri)

Upcoming Events:
   French:    Test on Nov. 14 - on all vocab learned to date
   Knitting!   Our class is going to learn how to knit.  I am looking for some adult helpers
                   that are able to knit and are willing to work with a small group for 4 to 6 sessions.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Happy Friday

   Math:  Chapter 3  Lesson 1 page  (Mon)
                Math tests came home today.
   French:  study for quiz Monday on days of the week
                 (Mon: lundi    Tues: mardi   Wed:  mercredi
                 Thurs:  jeudi     Fri: vendredi     Sat:  samedi    Sun: dimanche)
   Spelling:  Thur
   Weekly Work Book:  emptied (except the Title page and today's yellow
                 review sheet)
                 yellow sheet - signed and returned in the WW book (Mon)

Upcoming Tests:
    French:  there will be a French test in the next 1 - 1 1/2 weeks on all of the
vocabulary learned up until now.  Students are encouraged to start reviewing
those words.  Many will be matching and multiple choice questions so they
will need to recognize the words.  Flashcards would be very helpful to study
from (look at the French and tell what the English is).

Thank you very much to all of the parents that were able to attend the parent
teacher meetings.  I appreciate having the chance to meet and talk with you.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

   Last Book Talks:  Jasmine, Jason, Landen, Nolan and Ethan M (Nov. 1st)
   Reading:   Book Cover - due Nov. 9
   Socials:    STUDY.  STUDY.  STUDY. (Should have brought Soc. book home)
                    We had study time in class today and I noticed some students are very
                    ready and some need more study time (especially with the capital cities).
                    The test day will be Friday, Nov. 2
   French:    page 15  (some students did not finish it yesterday)
   Spelling:  Thursday

Halloween tomorrow!!  Please dress up so that we have 100% participation in our class.
Please bring a non perishable food item for the food bank tomorrow.

There will not be any additional homework assigned tomorrow.

Monday, October 29, 2012

   Reading: bring in the reading log for Tuesday
                    some students have to present their book talk tomorrow
   Spelling:  assignment due Thursday
   Writing:  Halloween story - should be ready to do the final touches on it tomorrow, then hand it in
   Socials:    study for the test on Thursday morning
I was away today so I'm not entirely sure what is for homework.  There may have been some math if it wasn't finished in class today.
I'll be back in tomorrow.

Friday, October 26, 2012

   Spelling:  corrections 3 times each
   French:   review french numbers 1 - 20 for quiz Monday
   Socials:   start studying provinces, capital cities and bodies of water for Socials test
                  Link to a map of Canada to study from:
   Weekly Work Book:  signed and returned for Monday
   Halloween:  plan your costume because we want 100% of students dressed for this fun day
   Please send in a non-perishable food item (or two) early next week.
   Save your pennies for our penny drive.
   Interim Reports - the bottom part signed and returned by Friday

Have a wonderful weekend! 

Thursday, October 25, 2012

   Socials:  - could start to study for upcoming test (Nov 1 or 2)
   French:  - quiz on numbers 1 - 20 on Monday.

   - Interims were sent home today.
   - We are collecting non-perishable food items for the Food Bank.  Anything that you can send in would be very much appreciated.
   - We are also starting to collect pennies which is part of a We Day fundraiser.  Each bag of pennies ($25) would pay for fresh water for one person for their entire life in a third world country. 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

   Math:  -review for test tomorrow
              -finish any corrections not yet done
   Spelling:  due tomorrow
Upcoming Tests:
   Socials:  -late next week
                -should start studying provinces, capital cities and large bodies
                   of water surrounding Canada (3 oceans and Hudson's Bay).
   Science:  -  test in 2 weeks
   French:   - test in 2 weeks
                 -on all vocabulary learned so far (conversation, numbers, colours etc.)

I will be sending home the interim report cards tomorrow.  Please watch for them, sign the bottom part and return it by Nov. 2.  If you'd like to just return it when you come to your interview, that would be fine. Student photos will also be coming home tomorrow.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Sorry this post is so late. It was a very busy afternoon/evening with no web access.

   Math:   - lesson 10 and corrections from previous math pages (I try to
                      mark the pages needing corrections with post-it notes on
                      the side of the page. When they've corrected it they should
                      move the post-it to the top of the page.)
               - test is scheduled for Thursday
   Spelling:  due Thursday
Parent-Teacher Interviews:
I am still missing 6 papers regarding parent-teacher interview requests.  If you are not planning on attending, could you please email me. I don't have anymore spots available on Thursday evening. I have meetings starting at 5:00pm and going right until 8:00 pm.  I do have spots available on both Thursday and Friday afternoons.

Weekly Work Book and Home Reading Log:
I have several students that are not filling in their Weekly Review sheet completely and not bringing their Weekly Work Book home on Fridays and back to school (signed by a parent/guardian) on Mondays. If you are not seeing the yellow duo-tang come home on Friday, could you please ask your child where it is and why it is not being brought home.  If it's not brought to school on Monday, I expect it to be brought home on Monday and returned on Tuesday.

I am having a similar problem with the Home Reading Logs.  They should be brought to school every Tuesday so that I can record their reading for the week.  I would really appreciate your help with these two situations.

Math Corrections:
I am looking for two (or more) parents that would be willing to come in and review the math corrections that students have made.  It would be once per week for about 45 min - 1 hour on Tuesdays or Wednesdays. If there were 4 available parents then each could come in every second week. If you are interested in helping out with this very time consuming but important job, please email me and we can set a time that works for everyone.

Monday, October 22, 2012

  Math:  page 72  #2-7
  Spelling:  due Thursday (as always)
  Reading:  Home Reading Log - hand in tomorrow morning
  Notices:   several students have not brought in the parent-teacher interview forms, the YPC permission slip or the permission slip allowing students to leave the school grounds with a teacher (go for a walk etc.).
  Socials:  a few students need to complete the Canada booklet project and hand it in as soon as possible

  1.  Potluck lunch tomorrow!!  ALL students must bring a plate, fork, spoon and cup. We will be setting up over lunchtime and eating at 12:30 - 1:30. 
  2.  Math test is scheduled for Thursday, October 25th.
  3.  A great start to our Book Talks today!  We are continuing on throughout this week and into next week.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

   ****BIG reminder that the Canada Socials project is due Thursday
   Spelling assignment is due Thursday and the test is also tomorrow.
   French:  page 5 can be handed in Thursday or Monday.  Spelling counts!

   All pizza orders MUST be in Thursday.
   Please return the yellow parent-teacher interview form as soon as possible.
   Please return the blue and pink forms as well (permission to go on a walk
outside school grounds and permission to go to the Young People's Concert

Interesting Note:
   The pizza day hot lunch is scheduled for October 24, which was our potluck day.
I am moving our potluck lunch day to Tuesday, October 23rd
   All students should bring a reusable plate, fork, spoon and a cup.  We are trying to
stay green so, please, no paper plates etc.
   The following students will be responsible for bringing a food item: 
            Lydia,  Landen,  Olivia,  Daisy,  Hannah,  Reesa,  Dana,  Kiara,  Dominic,
            Cheyanne,  Jayme,   Nicole,   Kyle,   Silas
   Please have your child sign up for the type of food item they would like to bring.


Monday, October 15, 2012

   Math:       Lesson 7 (handout) as review of our lesson - due Tues.
                   All corrections - due Thurs.
   Reading:  Home Reading Log - due Tues.
   Spelling:   Due Thurs.
   Socials:    Project due Thurs. 
                      Canada booklet - I will be looking for: information in all areas (from
                      the text), neatness (colouring & printing), proper capitalization, proper
   Art:           Bring a bar of (white) soap - for Wed.
   Notices:     please return by Monday

We will be using our earphones/headphones for Spelling on Tuesday. 
Thank you to those of you that already sent in a box of Kleenex!

Upcoming Tests/Projects:
   Reading:  - starting Oct. 22
                  - each child must present a book talk (outline was sent home last week)
                     and a book jacket design
   Math:      - Oct. 26th (approx)
                  - on rounding, place value (hundred thousands to thousandths), expanded
                    form & word form, comparing and ordering numbers (whole and decimal
   Science:   - week of Nov. 5th
                  - our environment, actions and affects on our environment

   Socials:    - week of Oct. 29
                  - capital cities, provinces/territories, bodies of water


Friday, October 12, 2012

It's Friday!

   Read at least 15 minutes.
   Spelling:  due Thursday (8:30)
   French:  quiz on Monday
                - colours and numbers 1-10
   Math:  could practice times tables (use multiplication drill link)
   Socials:  Canada booklet due Thursday
   Weekly Work book:  signed and back for Monday

To bring:
   Headphones - for Monday
   white bar of soap (good dollar store item) - for Wednesday
   Kleenex - We are into that sniffly time of the year and it is so nice for the students to be able to use a tissue and not paper towel or toilet paper for their runny noses.  If each student sends in a box of tissue, it will last us right up to the end of the year.  Thanks very much.

Interesting Note: One of our goals, as a class, is to improve our ability to listen carefully and to follow directions (whether from written instructions or oral ones).

Upcoming Event: I have just posted the Potluck Lunch Sign-up sheet on the door of our classroom.  The students with the last names starting with B - F are being asked to bring a food item for our Oct. 24th potluck.  We will have a second potluck in December where the other half of the class will be asked to provide food items. 

Thursday, October 11, 2012

   Math page:  Lesson 6  (review page for the test in 1 1/2 weeks)

   Picture Day tomorrow.  Please make sure your pose and background choice has been sent back with your child.

Magnificent Kite Day

Interesting Note from Big Little Science Centre:

Saturday, October 13
10:00 to 4:00
985 Holt Street (at Old George Hilliard School)

1st annual KITE DAY!
   Can bring your own kite to fly.
   Will be able to make a simple kite.
   Fly your kite - new or old.

Some activities throughout the day to help people understand how 'lift' works.
1:30 - a presentation "Physics of Kite Flying"
2:00 - demonstration with a 3 metre wide Delta Kite.

Call 250-554-2572 for more info.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

We are a bit behind where I would like us to be in math. You may start to notice that your child will have more math homework than they've had previously.  The practise is important to solidify the understanding. If your child is struggling with work at home, please send me a note and we can work on it together at school. I do usually have a "Math Club" meeting at least once a week at lunch where I work with small groups.

   Math:  page 62 #2 - #4 
   Spelling:  work due tomorrow & test tomorrow
   Socials:   could be working on project
   Read:  15 or more minutes (don't forget to record it in the Home Reading Log)

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

A couple notes:
   Magazine orders are due in tomorrow, Oct. 10.
   Library day is tomorrow.  Bring in books to renew or return.
   Students need PE strip everyday.  This includes a change of T-shirt.
   Bring in earbugs/earphones by Friday.  (Even just cheap Dollar store ones will work.)
   IF interested, book orders are due Oct. 16th.
   Picture Day Form - (choose pose and background) back to school by Thursday.
   Writing: contraction page (pg. 31) and compound word page (pg. 32)
   Spelling: due Thursday
   Read 15 or more minutes. 
      Home reading log should be turned in tomorrow if it wasn't turned in today.
      Weekly Work (WW) book - signed and here if wasn't handed in today.
   Socials: Students are encouraged to work on Socials project at home to help them finish up. We will have 2 more class working times to finish it.  If this is not enough, it will have to be completed at home. They will be due on October 18. (All coloured and completed.)

Friday, October 5, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

First - what a wonderful Friday!  The weather cooperated and we had a fantastic time on our field trip. Thank you very much to all the parent drivers/supervisors.  We couldn't have went without you.

A reminder (as if you need one) that there is no school on Monday. I hope that you and your family have a wonderful long weekend together.

     Spelling:  test and 2 sides due (Thur)
     French:  quiz (out of 5) on Tuesday
          - conversation and numbers 1-10 (I say the French, they write the English)
     Read:  once or twice for at least 15 minutes
     Headphones (earbuds) are needed for next week (Wed)
     Weekly Work Book:  signed and returned  (Tues.)

Thursday, October 4, 2012


One more thing:  

Could you please send in some earbuds (headphones) for your child to use as soon as possible.  Cheap dollar store ones are fine.  We'll be doing some spelling and french on the computer and they'll need to hear what is being said. 

Socials:     should have information collected for at least 6 provinces

Read:        15 or more minutes

French:      quiz on Tuesday (usually Monday), could study vocabulary

Field trip tomorrow:   Please make sure that your child is dressed warmly.  We will be outside from 9:30 - 11:00.  They should have a good snack, a drink and a lunch. We will be back at the school around 12:50.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Lang. Arts:
     "Harold the Dummy" 3 worksheets finished for Wed. All work should be done neatly and in complete sentences (where applicable).
          - Favourite Part: (picture should be coloured)
          - Suffix page
          - Questions
     Spelling package due Thurs.

     Lessons 2 and 4 (review pages) should be finished for Wed.

     At least 6 provinces completed for Friday

     All projects completed for Friday.

Math Club - Wednesday at lunch - for all students that achieved 4/7 or lower.

Monday, October 1, 2012

     Hand in Home Reading Log Tue. morning.
     Make sure that one of the pages worked on today is complete (will have time tomorrow to complete the second page).
     Read (if time).

     Addition & Subtraction test tomorrow. Will have regrouping.

     Practise package is due on Thursday morning.

Friday, September 28, 2012


Thank you so much to the parents that were able to come in this morning.  It was very nice to have the chance to say hello and put a face to a name.  As I told a few parents, I think that it's important to be in touch with parents as the success of your child is a collaborative effort. Please feel free to call or email if you have any questions or concerns.

       Spelling:  the words are on Spelling City (if student's choose to play on this site)
                     corrections should be done 3 times each (due Monday)
                     work package (due Thursday)

       Weekly Work Book:  (yellow duotang) should be looked at and signed (due Monday)

       Math:      we are having a short addition and subtraction test on Wednesday

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Come have a muffin.

If you are able to pop in between 7:45 and 8:15 I would love to have the opportunity to meet you and introduce myself.  You even get a muffin!  Yum.

       No assigned homework. 
       Could read or review the French vocabulary that we've been learning.

We started rounding numbers in math.  Some children have grasped the concept easily while others are struggling a bit.  I have added a new link, Rounding Practise, to the Student Link section with a rounding game that we played today.
Also, any home practise on multiplication tables would be very beneficial.  I've added a new Multiplication Drills link that they can practise on.  I'd like them to start at 1 and work their way up. They must earn over 95% to be able to print their results.  We will be working toward printing off their results at each level.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Quick Notes

I just wanted to express how happy I am to have such a wonderful group of children in our class. In just these few weeks I have seen positive growth and increased awareness of their actions and the effects of those actions.  I am so proud of the efforts that are being made in the class.  I feel very lucky to be able to spend the days with this group.

We had our first meeting with our little buddies today.  It went very well and we look forward to meeting again.

Tomorrow is our Terry Fox Run.  On my 'Special Dates' section I had it marked as a 10:30 start.  It actually starts at 11:30. If you'd like to come and run (or walk) with us, please feel free to meet us on the field.

There is no new homework.  
            Spelling test tomorrow and all spelling work is due.
            Lesson 2 and 3 in the Lang. Arts book is also due Thursday.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012


Writing:     Lesson 2 & 3 (due Thursday)

Spelling:    test (Thurs)
                  handout (due Thur)
                  play on Spelling City - at least 10 minutes

Reading:   read for at least 15 minutes (record in Home Reading Log)

Other:       toonie for Terry (optional)
                 field trip permission slips and money (due Fri)
                 behaviour & work habits checklist - signed by parent (due Thur)

Late Work (was due today):
  • Weekly Work Book signed by a parent and returned
  • Home Reading Log.
    • Each Tuesday morning I collect them and record how many days the student read over the week. Our goal is to read 4 days during a week for at least 15 minutes. Several children are reading 4, 5 or even 6 times a week. Fantastic! For those 5 students that did not have it at school today, please bring it in to be looked at tomorrow.

Monday, September 24, 2012

A Couple Reminders

A few things coming due this week:
  • All book orders should be in Tuesday morning. I'd like to submit the order Tuesday afternoon.
  • Any last minute hot lunch orders will still be accepted Tuesday morning. 
  • Permission slip and $5.60 are due by Friday for our field trip.

Friday, September 21, 2012


I am so excited - and a tad nervous- to start my own blog!

My hopes are that parents and students will visit the blog to check on information involving our class (what homework needs to be done, what assignments are coming up,when tests are coming etc.)