Friday, December 20, 2013
What a fun day today was. I love getting to watch their faces as they open their Secret Santa gifts. I was so pleased to see so many Chapters gift cards until one student informed me that, "Mrs. Elliott you can buy toys and candy at Chapters too!" I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday. Thank you for all of the wonderful cards and gifts today. I was overwhelmed by your generosity. Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. See you all in January!
Thursday, December 19, 2013
We had a wonderful morning today. We had a lot of fun skating with our little buddies and then making gingerbread houses and men with them. Tomorrow the children have a PJ day as well as they are allowed to bring any board games that they would like to bring. We will do our Secret Santa and then games and then watch the Sound of Music. They are able to bring individual snacks for the movie in the afternoon. Homework tonight: - home reading - band concert 6's at 7:00 - all unfinished work completed Have a great night!
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
It was a very busy day today. The children are trying to make sure that all of their work is finished before the holidays. I will be sending home notes tomorrow for any outstanding assignments so that the holidays can be spent having fun instead of doing homework. Homework tonight: - home reading - math 4p. 60 #1-12, 5p. 66 #1-13, 6p. 72 #1-12 - science packages if not complete - french posters are due tomorrow - writing good copy if not complete - WITW/Can. Reader that have not been handed in - act of kindness day tomorrow please bring a plastic mug We are going skating first thing tomorrow morning. Please make sure that you have a helmet, skates, gloves and snowpants. If your child does not bring snowpants could you please make sure to pack an extra change of pants for them tomorrow in case they get wet/damp. The band concert is taking place tomorrow with performances at 1:00 and 7:00.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
We had a fun day in the classroom working on our persuasive writing and doing a very fun math activity in the afternoon. The children were given a list of children to buy for and using a budget had to try and figure out gifts. Homework tonight: - home reading - rough copy of persuasive writing if not complete - french poster due Thursday(5/6) - math 4p. 57 #1-9 -- science biomes package due tomorrow - please bring secret santa gifts in over the next two days to ensure all have gifts to open on Friday morning Have a good night!
Monday, December 16, 2013
We had a wonderful time today at Kamloops Seniors Village. The children made name tags for future visits and decorated gingerbread men. This is a very busy week for us. On Thursday we have our skating field trip. It is also the band concert in the afternoon and evening for the grade 6's. Friday is a PJ day and the children are welcome to bring in a board game if they like. We will also watch the Sound of Music in the afternoon. Homework tonight: - home reading - journal - math 5 p. 65 #1-2 - reading response if not completed Have a wonderful evening.
Friday, December 13, 2013
We have had a bit of a problem in the classroom lately with respect. The level of respect has gone down in many areas, mainly towards the classroom work environment. I have been talking with the children a lot this week about making sure that just because they have finished an assignment and have time to do a choice activity does not mean that everyone in the room is done and they need to respect the work environment. Many times when I am trying to talk or give a lesson children are also getting up to wander around the room, talking to a friend or are not paying attention. I know that the holidays are coming up and that the children are excited but this does not excuse the behaviour. Can you please reinforce this with your child at home this weekend. I appreciate your help with this matter. Homework this weekend: - home reading - reading response - unfinished WITW or Can. Reader maps - field trip Monday to Kamloops Seniors Village (make sure that you have a pair of inside shoes) - next week we skate on Thursday morning (please let me know if you need skates) Have a good weekend.
Thursday, December 12, 2013
We had a wonderful performance this afternoon. If you were not able to attend I hope that you can make it tonight. Please drop the children off to our classroom door between 5:30-5:50. If you are not able to make it tonight and you have not let me know can you please do so. This way I do not worry. Homework tonight: - home reading - concert! Have a good night!
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
We had a wonderful work block day today. Lots of great work was getting accomplished. We also had some concert practice. I hope you will be able to make one of the two concerts. On Thursday there will be a K-5 Concert at 1:30 and 6:00. For the evening concert the doors will be locked until 5:30. The children are to come to the classroom at this time. If your child will be unable to come back for the evening concert can you please let me know. Homework tonight: - home reading - library tomorrow (changed due to concert) - unfinished work have a good night.
Friday, December 6, 2013
We had a wonderful day today. The children worked very hard today. A reminder that for next Thursday's holiday concert the 4/5 students have been asked to wear black (or dark) coloured pants and a white, red or green shirt. Homework this weekend: - home reading - any unfinished work - do not wear best clothes on Monday we are painting! Have a great weekend.
Thursday, December 5, 2013
We had a busy day today. Some of the first blog posts were made on the Red Cedar website. We also worked with our little buddies creating a countdown until Christmas and a buddy hand tree. Homework tonight: - home reading - report card envelopes - skating forms - secret Santa we will draw names Friday - Kamloops Senior Village forms returned - rough copy of letter Have a good night.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
A few of the children have asked to do Secret Santa so if you would like your child to take part please write a note in their agenda before Friday. We will draw names for those wanting to take part on Friday. Gifts are a maximum of $10 please. We also started writing a persuasive writing piece in class today. Please ask your child to tell you about what they have chosen to write. Homework tonight: - home reading - finish writing if not complete - library and gym tomorrow - report card envelope and skating form Have a good night.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
It was very cold out today and many of the children were not dressed for the weather. Please make sure that your child has boots, snow pants, coat, gloves/mittens, scarf/neck warmer and hat. Homework tonight: - home reading - spelling challenge words (creating their own words that they struggle with 4-5, 5-7, 6-10) - skating permission slips - report card envelopes Have a good night.