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Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Happy Hallowiener day!

What a fun day to be in grade one!  The Halloween hot dog lunch was a smashing success!  It was especially fun to join the other grade one class in their room and to eat together!  The kids were very respectful and cooperative and that means that another fun event of its kind is in the works!  Way to go Room 6!! 

I must say "thanks" to the moms and grand mom who stuck around for hot dog distribution, picture-taking and chair fetching! Thanks! We appreciate you!

Tomorrow is another exciting day for our class (and the whole school).  After lunch, students may (but are not required) to dress up in their costumes.  Following the school-wide parade, we will return to class to share snacks (if you can send a snack, that is appreciated; if not, no problem!).  We will likely wind the day down with a Halloween-themed movie.

I look forward to seeing the variety of costumes!  I promise to take lots of pictures and then to post them on the blog!


Thursday, 25 October 2012

October 25

October 25, 2012

Les parents,

Tomorrow we will be making a vegetable soup together as a class. If you could please send in a vegetable of your choice that is cut into small cubes (bite-sized) – a cup of vegetable will do! We will also take the opportunity to talk about the peel, stems and seeds of the vegetable, as well as, clean and safe preparation in the “kitchen”. We will be sampling our masterpiece in the afternoon, around 2:30om, and if you could send in a small bowl and a spoon, I would appreciate it!

Your home library should be expanding gradually, as the students are bringing home their little reading books. This week’s booklet is called, “Je veux me déguiser”. Please read these together (and oooh and aaahhh about how well they read in French!).



Tuesday, 23 October 2012

October 23, 2012

Bonne fête à Melissa!!  Thanks for the pink and purple  cake with orange bats!  Lots of color mixing in our bellies...a science experiment of sorts!

Today we had a very exciting day, including a visit from Baby Kai! He is a cute little guy and the students enjoyed their visit with Madame Michelle!

We also had a presentation on bats from Griffin's mom, Brenda!  We learned so much and even got to hear an echolocation rap.  Check out vampire bats on this website:

There is no quiz this week...we have been so busy with our classroom visiters, that we will take a break this week.

Sunday, 21 October 2012

October 21, 2012

This week at school, some exciting events to look forward to are:

- Marnie Oatway, the Occupational Therapist, will be coming to show our class some fun and safe movements and yoga poses for the classroom.

- Madame Michelle and dad Jayme Dugay will bring baby Kai in to meet our class.  We will meet weekly with our Roots of Empathy family and the Coordinator, Beth Leblanc.  This is a wonderful opportunity for this class, and we are looking forward to seeing changes and growth in Kai!

- Brenda Shepherd (Griffin's mom) will present to us on the topic of bats!

- Pumpkin math: estimation, measurements, and comparisons will be made using real pumpkins.

- Literacy - story writing using the Halloween vocabulary (sorcière - witch, citrouille - pumpkin, squelette - skeleton, affreux - scary, mignon - cute, chauve-souris - bat, énorme, grand, moyen, petit - huge, large, medium, small)

- Science - Naming the parts of a pumpkin and comparing the differences to an apple.

- Reading with our Grade 4 reading buddies

- Health - On Friday, we will make our shared vegetable soup in the morning and eating it in the afternoon.  Parent volunteers are welcome to come in and help chop up the veggies.  Please send in a bowl and spoon for the afternoon sharing of the soup.

- Chanson (song) of the week - check out our fun new song about skeletons:

   L'araignée Gypsie:

A demain!


Wednesday, 17 October 2012

October 17, 2012

Can your child name this item in French?  C'est une citrouille!

Tomorrow we will have our alphabet letters quiz.  We have been practising and the students are doing great! 

Thanks to our 2 stars of the week, Jillian and Griffin have done their presentations and we now have 4 pages in our classs' scrapbook.  Come by and check it out!

Tomorrow is book bag return day, as well as photo retakes will be done tomorrow. 

One last reminder for tomorrow is that there will be a spotlight assembly after lunch.  Thursdays are always so full of events!


Wednesday, 10 October 2012

October 10, 2012

Just a few reminders for tomorrow:

There is a cookie sale happening at recess - please dig out those quarters!

The book bags are due back tomorrow, also. 

The Scholastic book orders are due tomorrow, also!!  Send in your orders if you would like books, thanks.

Sunday, 7 October 2012

le 5 octobre

Our turkey is no longer embarassed! Phewf!  We dressed Monsieur D. up with an abundance of thankful feathers and he is looking sharp for the Thanksgiving weekend!  Way to go Room 6!  The messages of thanks on each feather were so thoughtful and sweet - you must come by and look at them!

Joyeux fete de l'action de grâce everyone!  See you on Tuesday!

I have had the kids attach a note in their agendas explaining a new due date for the Scholastic book orders.  Please bring those orders in next week, Thursday, Oct. 11th so that the books for that are Halloween themed will arrive before the 31st!  Thanks for your understanding!


Wednesday, 3 October 2012

October 3, 2012

Congratulations to Tianna for losing the 4th tooth of the class!  It was an exciting part of our day, to watch the tooth being ``removed``!

Please remember to send back the "thankful" feathers tomorrow; our turkey (outside the classroom door) is feeling embarrassed without his feathers!

Words of the week: dinde (turkey), octobre, légumes (vegetables), maïs (corn), l'action de grâce (Thanksgiving).

Way to go Room 6!  We raised over $40 as a class, so far for the Toonie for Terry fundraiser!  Terry Fox pledge forms are due back as soon as possible, thanks!