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Monday, 27 January 2014

January 27, 2014

I have attached a photo of the class at last week's pajama day!  I suggest a weekly pajama day!

Unfortunately, due to the fire in the arena's Zamboni room, there will not be skating for the class this week.  I will keep you posted about getting on the ice for next week.

This Thursday, the students will host you at our class's Open House.  The students will be the guides and will demonstrate some of their learning, to date.  You are welcome to come by the class between 4:30 and 5:30 and stay for a bit or for the full hour.

The sound of the week is "OI", which makes the "wa" sound in French. The action to accompany the sound is to flap your arms like a goose (a goose is a "oie" in French).  The words this week are:

1. trois - three
2. moi - me
3. toi - you
4. poisson - fish
5. noir - black
6. voici - here is

Have a great week!

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

January 21, 2014

The kids had a great time skating yesterday!!  We will skate every Tuesday from now on until the last Tuesday in February (the 25th).

The sound this week is "EU" and it is found in the following words for the dictée:
1. bleu (blue)
2. jeu (game)
3. jeudi  (Thursday)
4. neuf (nine)
5. peu (a little)
6. feu (fire)

Reminder that this Friday is a half day and the kids are dismissed at the lunch bell!

Great work on the "Je suis unique" paper bags!  I have learned so much about the students already!

Have a great week!

Thursday, 16 January 2014

January 16, 2013

The students have a cookie sale today at recess so send in two (or one) quarters if they'd like a treat!

The sound of the week is "ou", which, when these two vowels hang out together make the "oo" sound.  Our action is to howl like a wolf...ooooo!

The words of the week are:
1. rOUge - red
2. nOUs - us/we
3. sOUs - under
4. tOUt - all
5. pOUr - for
6. jOUe - play
**Each word this week has a "ghost" letter at the end - these are letters that don't make any sounds.

The students did very well last week with the words. I have attached some pictures of us practicing spelling the words during our weekly "word work" period in class.

Reminder that the book orders are due tomorrow (Friday).

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

7 January, 2014

Bonne année a tous!  Happy New Year, 2014!  I'm sure that you had a nice and relaxing break and are ready to have the students back at school!

In class, we will be working on the following areas of the curriculum:
Math - addition and subtraction facts up to 12.  We will talk about several different ways to add and subtract to find the answer, including, using fingers, a number line, beads, objects, pictures, etc. 

Social studies - we are learning about ourselves and what makes each person unique and special.  Watch for a note coming home in the agendas about learning about where the students' names came from.

Science - As it is now officially winter, we will be talking about polar animals and their habitats and adaptations.

French language arts - The students will now have 6 dictee words that will focus on friends sound blends.  We have started the sound "on" (ohn) this week and the action we use is to put a finger on the nose while saying the sound.  We will practice the words daily in class, but I encourage the students to write out their words once or twice a night.

The words of the week are:
1. non - no
2. mon - my
3. cochon - pig
4. maison - house
5. garcon - boy
6. ballon - ball

January is a fairly quiet month in the school with one noon dismissal on Friday, January 24th.  The last week of the month is Family Literacy Month and there will be a school-wide "read-in" on January 24 at 11:00 am.

Finally, thank you to all of you for showering me with kindness and Christmas cheer!

Have a great week!