Saturday, October 30, 2010

French Quiz now TUESDAY

Hello everyone,
While thinking about all we have going on Monday - fine arts, YPC, gym - I realized that we will not have time for the French quiz for the year 5/6's. So the French quiz will now take place on TUESDAY instead of Monday.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Friday October 29

What a fun day today. First off a big thank you to the two moms who came in to help with painting today. It was nice to have a couple of extra sets of hands in the classroom. We had fun painting pumpkins and turning them into Montessori globes. Unfortunately the paint started to peel off some by the end of the day. I told the children that the positive side of that was that since they were real pumpkins they would have to be thrown away in a few days anyways.
Homework this weekend:

- home reading
- unfinished work
- Stay Safe on Halloween
- French quiz Monday

We also have our first YPC on Monday next week. Have a great weekend!!!

Thursday, October 28, 2010


It was a short day, but a productive day! Lots of amazing work was taking place in the classroom on a variety of different work from science to French to cultural studies.
Homework tonight:

- home reading
- spelling dictation
- spelling story (if not completed)
- science
- French
- What in the World/Canadian Reader

A reminder that the children will be doing some painting tomorrow so please keep that in mind as it is also a costume day at the school tomorrow. There will be smocks, but I would hate for anyone to be upset if paint got on their costume.

Have a great night!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Hello. I tried to post earlier in the week and it would not let me on the blog. I hope this has not been a problem for anyone. We have been working really well during work blocks this week making sure that everyone has all of their assignments done for the due date on Friday. I think that everyone's favourite assignment right now is the Halloween French poster.
Homework tonight:

- home reading
- study spelling
- spelling story
- YPC notices need to be returned or your child will not be able to go on Monday
- Eagle Bay $25 deposit. Thank you to those who have paid
- early dismissal tomorrow and Friday 12:30 for interviews
- Yr. 6's had their shots today

Have a great evening, see some of you tomorrow!

Thursday, October 21, 2010


A Thursday that feels like a Friday! A busy day today. We had a lot of fun with our Kindergarten Buddies making cats this morning. They sure do work well with the smaller children. Just a reminder that there is no school tomorrow it is a ProD day. I am off to Vancouver for a Montessori conference. Homework this weekend:

- home reading
- any work they feel that they need to catch up on (Science, What in the World)

Have a great three days. See you Monday!!!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Research Information

A few parents have written to me in the last little bit on the topic of research. The students all have assignments on the go right now that require some research. I have told the students many times that the first source for this is World Book online. This site has much of the information that they require for these assignments. Please make sure that you have checked with your child if they have used World Book before they are off looking for other sites. They can access this from home by going through our school site and going in to the library links. They have the user name and password in their agendas, handwritten in on the first page. If they need help with other sites and you cannot help them or do not know where to start, please let me know and I can give them some sites. Thanks!

Wednesday October 20

Sorry I have not posted on here in a few days, I have been away for a couple of days and the end of last week was crazy! It was a good day today, the grade fours started their first puzzle maps which is always exciting! Homework tonight:

- home reading
- spelling dictation tomorrow as no school Friday
- pizza day tomorrow
- Commonwealth games article due tomorrow
- spelling sentences due tomorrow
- band homework due tomorrow
- parent teacher sign up now in hallway outside the office

Have a good night!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Tuesday Oct. 12

I think that a lot of the children still were tired after the long weekend today. Too much turkey! Homework tonight:

- home reading
- study spelling (the list may seem easy, but make sure they can use each word properly in a sentence, too many mistakes are being made in daily work)
- library tomorrow, please return books
- picture orders, due Thursday
- pizza orders, due Thursday
- worry book (if not done)
- reading response (if not done)
- grammar booklet (if far behind, booklet due on Friday)

Have a good night!

Tomorrow's Child

Our school has purchased the online version of Tomorrow's Child Magazine.

You can access the 2010/2011 Sept/Oct electronic version of Tomorrow's Child Magazine by logging into Tomorrow's Child OnLine at Your user name is aelementary and your password is aelementarypw.

It is in the first section under "recent issues of "Tomorrow's Child."

Thursday, October 7, 2010


What a fantastic day at the salmon run today. The weather was amazing and thank goodness it didn't smell too bad! I think everyone had a lot of fun today and will be very tired tonight. Remember to bring your work back to the school with you tomorrow and we will finish it as a class. Have a good sleep!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Tuesday Oct. 5

A good day today, the students were chatty today, but it was a productive chatty! We spent a large portion of the morning working on a writing assignment where they are focusing on helping each other edit their work. It is nice to see them aware of the individual areas they all need work!

Homework tonight:
- home reading
- study spelling
- Yr. 4 - need to bring in 5 leaves for science
- reading response - if not complete
- library books - book exchange is tomorrow

A reminder that Thursday is the salmon run, the students will be taking the bus, any parent volunteers will be driving out on their own. Please meet in the classroom at 8:30 to get your student group and information for the day.

Have a great night!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Monday October 4

Another busy Monday, having switches sure makes the day fly by! Homework tonight:
- home reading
- study spelling
- 4/5 unfinished art projects due to Mrs. Steenson tomorrow

We are going on our field trip to the Adams River Salmon Run on Thursday, some parents have expressed interest in coming, but haven't told me for sure yes or no. If you could please send a note in your child's agenda if you will be coming with the class on Thursday. Parents will have to drive their own vehicles out and there is a $3 parking charge.

Have a good night!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Friday October 1

Sorry I have not been on here all week, after school has been crazy and then I end up at home and have forgotten. My apologies!!! It has been a good day today. We focused on evaluating our writing today, the children now know the areas they each need to work on.
Homework tonight:

- home reading
- W.I.T.W./Canadian Reader - all due if not complete
- reading response - if not complete
- worry books - if not complete.

Have a fantastic weekend, enjoy the weather!