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Wednesday, 9 November 2016

8 novembre, 2016

My apologies , as this blog is late to be posted to this site...I have experimented with posting to the Seesaw app that most parents are connected to as it reduces to number of "places" that you will need to check each week. I hope to only post to the Seesaw Blog in the coming weeks.

This week at school, there is no dictée as there is no school Friday.  We will be doing a review of the sounds we have learned, to date (a, e, i, o, e, é).

Tomorrow at school, there will be a Remembrance Day assembly at 10:40.  Parents are welcomed to join in the gym.

J.E.S has gone green!The November newsletter was sent to your home via your email address and unless you received a paper copy, you will be receiving the school news this way from now on.

Book bags will be coming home tomorrow, they will be circulated on Mondays.

Have a great long weekend!

Monday, 24 October 2016

24 octobre, 2016

* Etoile de la semaine.......Ryan!

Sound of the week "U".

Words of the week:

1. cube - cube
2. jupe - skirt
3. plume - feather
4. sur - on
5. brune - brown (feminine)
6. lune - moon

We have been working a lot on sentences with the following sentence starters:
- Je vois (I see)
- J'aime (I like)
- Il y a (there are)

* We also practice writing words that we don't see (we call it writing with our "ears").  We use what we know about the vowel sounds and syllables we have learned so far.
For example, words like to/ma/te, we clap the syllables and then spell each syllable sound.  This is also called "chunking up" or breaking the word up.  It helps us to become master spellers in french and it is the base that we will continue to build upon.
We write one "star" word with our dictée list every week and this word is a phonetically spelled word.

This week at school we have individual pictures being taken on Wednesday.  Polish the teeth, practice the smile and send in the photo envelopes with your photo choices by Wednesday.

On Friday, we will visit Mrs. Sawka's and the Gr. 5/6 haunted classroom. Please send in $2 for their fundraiser.

********** I HAVE POSTPONED OUR CLASS COOKIE/SNACK SALE UNTIL JANUARY !!!!  I figured the students wouldn't need any extra snacks the same week as Halloween.  Thank you for your understanding!!! ************************************

Monday, 17 October 2016

17 octobre, 2016

Étoile de la semaine - Molly !! 

This is a short week at school as the staff has a professional development day on Friday.

Today, we had a presentation about avalanche safety. Some kids even came away with safety whistles for their participation during the assembly. 

The sound of the week is ´o'  which is like when Santa Claus laughs, o, o, o!  The words are :
1. Zéro - zero
2. Moto - motorcycle 
3. Non- no! 
4. École - school 
5.  Bravo 
6. rose - pink

There is a cookie/snack sale this Thursday hosted by Madame Michelle's class . 

I am going to postpone the fall friendship soup for a week or so due to the busy week we are having ! 
Thursday, we will have a presentation in the gym for the dark sky festival. 

Be sure to scan the Seesaw QR code that was sent home on Friday which will take you to your child's digital portfolio. Let me know if this did not make it home and I can send you the code to access the app. 

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

11 octobre, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving day-after!

There will not be a dictée evaluation this week. Rather, we will be reviewing in class the sounds that we have covered to date (a, e, i), as well as some of our sight words (un, une, des, le, la, les, l', mon, ma, mes, voici, est). 

Tomorrow, we will meet Hudson Ruddy for the first time.  Hudson is our Roots of Empathy baby that will visit our classroom once per month.

This Thursday, Mr. Auger's class will host a healthy snack sale and all treats cost a quarter.  The limit is 2 treats per students. 

There is a correction to make to make on the newsletter I sent home ... the individual photos will be taken on Wednesday, October 26 (not the 28th).  A reminder will be coming home closer to the date.

Halloween math

Roots of Empathy with Carla

Have a great week!

Monday, 3 October 2016

3 octobre, 2016

 Photos de la semaine:

Words of the week that go with the story of the acrobatic mouse-->

1. il - he
2. ici - here
3. kiwi - like the fruit
4. six - the number 6
5. dix - number 10
6. si - ..."if"

This week at school, Connie Sawka's grade 5 and 6 class is collecting donations of food for the Jasper food bank for their caring and sharing initiative.  Please send in non-perishable food items this week to support this cause!

Friday is a half day and the students will be dismissed at the lunch bell.  There is no school on Monday....Happy Thanksgiving!  Joyeux Action de Grâce!!  Have a great holiday with your families!

Passe une belle semaine!


Monday, 26 September 2016

26 septembre, 2016

Today was a HUGE success at the swimming pool!  The students had great stamina and energy getting there at such an early time...this is not an ideal hour for the younger grade levels, and I was sooo happy with the kids today! Yay grade one!

Also, a huge thanks to Janeen and Annie Rose for sharing their family's "pommier" (apple tree).  The students each were able to pick an apple off the tree and eat it right then and there...that was such an authentic experience...MERCI la famille Keelan-Crabbe!

The dictée from last week was a great success for all!  Let's keep up the great work and practice as we build upon our grade one vocabulary and sounds!

Here are our words for this week:

Sound of the week:  "e" (Action cue: the boy who forgets everything and says, e, e, e,")
1. me - myself
2. le - the (masculine)
3. se - him/herself
4. je - I
5. de - of/ from/to
6..te - yourself

Some photos from last week at school:

The "rocks and Rings" curling program was introduced to the school, last week.  The kids loved learning to curl!

Monday, 19 September 2016

September 19, 2016

It was nice meeting with you at last week's "Meet the Teacher" evening.  If you weren't able to attend but would still like a classroom tour hosted by your favorite grade one student, please stop by any day after school.

Today, the students wrote their first 6 words for their spelling test on Friday.  I sent some alphabet sheets home for them to practice building their words with.  Cut them into separate squares and then keep them in a Ziploc bag to be used for practicing with for the remainder of the year.

This week's words are:
1. ma - my
2. la - the
3. ta - your
4. sa - his/her
5. ami - friend
6. papa - dad
Practice hard and have fun word-building!

Thursday there will be a Healthy Snack Sale at recess....bring in those quarters.

Friday is a Professional Development day for the staff and the students are dismissed at the lunch bell.  There is no lunch program on this day.

Thanks to those of you who returned your activity bags this morning!  The kids should have all brought home a fresh activity today.
 Photo booth photos!!!
Terry Fox!!
 Have a great third week back at school!