Friday, September 28, 2018

September 28th

Thank-you to everyone who made it out to the Back to School Barbecue. It was wonderful to meet so many of you!

Weekly update:
 It has been a spectacular week. The students have been settling into classroom routines, and are working very hard. I am very impressed!

Social Studies:

  • Students are working on their Egyptian Group Presentations. These presentations are to be completed and polished by Tuesday, October 2nd. 

English Language Arts:

  • I am still missing many of our "Perspective" writing pieces. These should be finished by Monday.
  • We have started our new novel study: "The Giver." The students have three reflection questions that need to be completed by Monday.
Mathematics (grade six):
  • On Friday, the students wrote their "multiplication strategies open book quiz." 
  • We will be commencing a new unit on Monday!
  • We are continuing to explore volleyball

Upcoming Dates:
  • Monday October 8th: Thanksgiving, NO SCHOOL
  • Thursday October 18th: Half day - PARENT TEACHER INTERVIEWS
    • Schedule TBA

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.
Looking forward to another fantastic week!

Morgan Kolasa

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Important September Update

Hello all,

I would like to apologize for the late update, however I have been out of the classroom all week with a nasty cold.

Here is some important information/upcoming events:

  • Permission Forms/fees: I am still missing a few permission form packages and fees from some students, if you have not yet signed the rainbow package, please do so as soon as possible.
  • Lockdown Practice with the RCMP: Wednesday, September 26th.
  • PICTURE DAY: Thursday, September 27th.
  • Welcome back BBQ: Thursday, September 27th
  • Orange Shirt day: Friday, September 28th 

Here is what we have been up to in the classroom:

September is a time to get to know each other, and become familiar with new faces, new routines, and new regiments. We have been spending a lot of time with "getting to know you" activities, as well as "team bonding" games.

In Social Studies, we have started an Ancient Egypt unit. The students have asked some very insightful questions about this ancient civilization!

In English Language Arts, we are doing a variety of writing activities so I can become familiar with each students unique abilities. We will be starting one of my favourite novel studies next week!

In Math, the grade sevens are working with Mrs. Mangell, and the grade sixes have been practicing multiplication strategies (specifically for 2-digit by 2-digit equations).

For Career and Health Education, we are focusing on the theme of kindness, particularly kindness to our selves. Students all completed a beautiful written piece titled "The Best Part of Me." I was so happy to see students able to celebrate themselves in so many ways!

For Physical Education, we are starting to explore volleyball as the season is fast approaching!

Looking forward to what the next few weeks bring!

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Welcome Back! - September 2018

Hello everyone!

As hopefully everyone read in the letter that was sent home, I am Miss Kolasa. I am the teacher currently covering for Ms. Saemerow in her grade 6/7 class. I spent the spring in her grade 5/6 classroom, and am very excited to be back at Dallas Elementary.

I wanted to give everyone a heads up as to what I will be using this blog for.

1. I will be posting important information (field trips, P.D. days, permission forms, etc.)

2. I will be posting photos and updates on what we have done and what we are doing in the classroom.

3. I will be posting any homework that needs to be completed at home*

*The only time students will have a significant amount of homework is when they do not complete an assignment in class, or were absent from school.

I will also be utilizing the students agendas as a line of communication, so please take a look at those when you get a chance. Students will be filling out their agendas daily.

This week, we will be spending plenty of time getting to know each other through various activities.

As a teacher, I will be doing some minor pre assessment to get to know each one of the students.

Looking forward to a great week, and an even better year!

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.

Morgan Kolasa