Monday, September 30, 2013
A few people asked me to hold off on placing the Scholastic order today, so if you would like to place a September order please make sure it is in first thing in the morning. The grade 4's and I had a great meeting this afternoon and talked a lot about how they are feeling after being in grade four for a month. On Wednesday we will be creating this years art cards, please dress for art! Homework tonight: - home reading - study spelling - unfinished work - gym tomorrow Have a good night.
Year 4 switch edge bridge coach stage touch stretch kitchen huge change fetch porch village stranger cottage message bandage stomach college budge Year 5 breath breathe breeze cleaning already instead leading reasons dreamed means health seemed meadow disease creatures employee defeated eager sweater disagree Year 6 halfway outdoors underwater somehow forever anyway countdown part-time thirty-four ninety-eight nobody whatever self-control old-fashioned absent-minded fingernail well-behaved throughout motorcycle non-stop
Thursday, September 26, 2013
What an amazing day today was. It was the Terry Fox Run at the school today. Thank you to all of those parents who came out and joined us this afternoon. Also thank you so much to all of the students in this class. We could not have done the run without all of your help and organization. Especially the warm up to "What Would Terry Fox Say." The whole school enjoyed themselves and you should be very proud of yourself. A reminder that there is no school tomorrow. Homework this weekend: - home reading (read out loud to someone at least one night) - finish any unfinished maps Have a wonderful weekend!
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Today we had our first DARE lesson. These lessons will be taking place in the classroom over the next 9 weeks on Wednesday mornings. Your child should be coming home on Wednesdays and telling you what they have learned. Homework tonight: - home reading - spelling dictation tomorrow - talk about DARE lesson - reading response if not complete - $2 for Terry Fox Run - year 5/6 field trip form - library books need to return for tomorrow - spelling unit 3 Have a good night!
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Just a reminder that tonight is the open house at the school. The open house is from 6-7 and there will be a PAC meeting at 7. All are welcome. Homework tonight: - home reading - study spelling - french if not complete - reading response if not complete Have a good night, hope to see some of you!
Monday, September 23, 2013
Today the year four students started getting lessons in cursive writing. Today we did the letters Aa and Bb. We also read another chapter of Danny the Champion of the World. Homework tonight: - home reading - study spelling - consent forms going home re:student information - open house tomorrow (Tuesday) 6-7 followed by a PAC meeting at 7 - $2 for Terry Fox run - Terry Fox Run on Thursday at 1:30 Have a good night!
Year 4 crumble struggle month sample scream straight strange thrilling splash throat branch spring scribble mumble screwdriver scrape sprinkle crumple strength threat Year 5 balance dance distance else purse twice increase province police service surface promise false license fierce practice pronounce purchased resources forced Year 6 sidewalk teenager carefree ballpark aircraft sailboat backpack myself carload fireworks thunderstorm background headache cardboard headlight touchdown lightweight Newfoundland lighthearted grapefruit
Friday, September 20, 2013
Today we had our first library class. We learned (or were reminded) of how to use the library system. We also celebrated International Day of Peace today with all of the other Montessori classes. Homework this weekend: - home reading - $2 for Terry Fox fundraising - Open House Tuesday from 6-7 Have a great weekend.
Thursday, September 19, 2013
We had a good day today, although they were a little chatty. We helped our little buddies with a clay leaf project today and they were all very patient with the little ones. We also went to the library today for the first time and so they all should now have a home reading book. Homework tonight: - home reading - spelling dictation tomorrow - spelling sheet if not done - science and fine arts title pages due tomorrow - map 1 WITW due tomorrow Have a good night!
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Today was a busy day. I got to read one on one with all of the students today. We also started looking at the Montessori Time Line of Life today with a focus on the Paleozoic Era. Homework tonight: - home reading - study spelling (worksheet due tomorrow) - return verification forms if you have not already done so Have a good night!
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Year 4 clock front against spend track grandfather complete stood across flight problem standing traffic address transport blanket blood panicked plastic climate Year 5 January February April Thursday August Monday Tuesday Wednesday thirteen fifteen eighteen seventeen traffic nineteen annual anniversary seasonal autumn fortnight panicked Year 6 another people holiday upon heard should listened doesn't always through strange until government second autumn February hospital eighth supper around
Today we learned (and sang about) the days of the week and months of the year in French. We also started a grammar review and talked about the noun and the symbol we associate with it in Montessori (large black triangle). Homework tonight: - home reading - study spelling - science habitat sheet if not done Have a good night.
Monday, September 16, 2013
Today we started our science unit and we will be looking at habitats over the next couple of months. The children all have this week's spelling list written in their agenda. Homework tonight: - home reading - study spelling - Fine Arts and Science Title page due Friday - Science worksheet due tomorrow at the end of the day - gym tomorrow please have gym strip - reading response if not complete Have a good night!
Friday, September 13, 2013
We had our first spelling dictation today and everyone did well. We also painted our time capsules this afternoon. The children are each bringing home a verification form, can you please check to make sure that all information is accurate. Homework this weekend: - home reading (one day reading to an adult) - return verification form and school supplies if not done Have a great weekend!
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Today I gave each of the children a dry erase sheet that allows them to plan out their work that they would like to do this day. This helped them to stay focused and on track and when I asked at the end of the day they all said that it helped them and they seem very excited to use it. Homework tonight: - home reading - spelling dictation tomorrow - unfinished work - painting tomorrow Have a good night.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
We got a lot of work done in the classroom today. We had a practice fire drill with our buddies this morning. It went really well. We started the first coat of paint on our Pringles cans today getting ready to make them into time capsules! We had our first french lesson today as well. A busy day!! Homework tonight: - home reading - study spelling - spelling unit 1 sheet due tomorrow - reading response - tell someone in your family the ABC's in french Have a wonderful evening!
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
We had a fun time with our little buddies today. We took them outside to show them the outside expectation in the school yard. Homework tonight: - home reading - study spelling - math colouring, dot to dot and get to know our agenda sheet due by the end of the day tomorrow Have a good night!
Monday, September 9, 2013
We had a wonderful first Monday today. We started doing math cards, fiction cards and got our first spelling list. We have our first gym class tomorrow so please make sure that you have gym strip. Homework tonight: - home reading - study spelling - unfinished reading response - gym strip (running shoes, t shirt, shorts) Have a great night!
Friday, September 6, 2013
Today was a good day. We made a portrait of ourselves holding a list of three goals we would each like to achieve this year. We read another chapter of our class read aloud, Danny the Champion of the World. We carried on working on some of the sheets that we started yesterday. Going home today will also be a notice about the school fruit and veg. program. Please return it along with your school supply fees (if not already paid) as soon as possible. Homework this weekend: - Pringles chip can (empty) if possible - home reading 30 minutes a day Have a great weekend!
Thursday, September 5, 2013
What a wonderful first day everyone had today. The year 4's did amazing for their first day in an intermediate classroom. We went over classroom expectations today as well as started our first classroom read aloud Danny the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl. I sent home a classroom newsletter today as well as a food allergy sheet so that I can start planning our cooking sessions. If you could please return this as soon as possible it would be appreciated. I am looking forward to a wonderful year this year!
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Today the children spent the day in their clan groups. These groups will be meeting periodically throughout the year to do activities. Today they went through 9 different stations and learned all the expectations around the school. Tomorrow the new class lists should be posted outside around 8am. Have a good night. I am looking forward to a wonderful year with our new students!