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Tuesday, 28 October 2014

28 octobre, 2014

Thanks to all of the parents who donated cookies and treats for the cookie sale last week! 

This is a busy week, starting on Wednesday with student photos.  Please return your envelope tomorrow!!

I will be sending this note home in the student's agendas tomorrow:
On Thursday, we are invited to attend Mrs. Sawka’s grade 6 haunted house!  It is not meant to be scary, rather, there are a variety of stations for the students to experience, such as a “touch and feel” station.  The cost for this is $1 as well as an item for the food bank.

Friday is the day of ghosts, goblins and princesses galore!  Your child is invited (but is not required) to dress up in their costume after lunch.  I will be available from 1:45 onward to help out the lunch program students with their costumes!

There will be a school-wide parade that will wind its way through the hallways and classrooms, starting at 1:30pm.  After that, we will return to our class to enjoy a French movie (Franklin’s Halloween).  If you would like to send in a healthy snack (or health-ish treat!), our “monsters” would definitely appreciate it!

Thanks ~ merci!!

The sound of the week is è and it sounds like the "e" in the word "pet".  The words this week are:
1. mere - mother
2. père - father
3. frère - brother
4. élève - student
5. Hélène
6. c'est (this does not have the same sound but it is one of our sight words, meaning "it is")

Monday, 20 October 2014

October 20, 2014

Welcome to another short week!  We have a special treat this weekin that we are participating in several activities relating to the Dark Sky Festival.  We will hear from Joan Marie Galat, Alan Dyer, Chris Beckett, and Wilfred Buck throughout the week.

I am off to Halifax to attend the Professional French Immersion Teacher's Conference. I will be absent on Wednesday and Thursday this week.

In lieu of a spelling dictée this week, the students will be asked to match ordinal numbers from 1-10 to the written form of the number.  They will not have to spell any words, rather, recognize the word and match it to it's appropriate number.

We are hosting the cookie sale this Thursday at recess and students are asked to bring in 2 dozen nut-free treats.  The proceeds that we raise are put directly to our school's foster child in Guatemala.

Thanks to all of this students who contributed to our "Friendship soup" last week. The veggies took a while to cook and we finally got to have a taste of the soup today....yum!  I thought that there would be a ton of leftovers, but the students gobbled it all up, even asked for seconds!!

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

14 octobre, 2014

I hope you all enjoyed the Thanksgiving long weekend!  The students did an amazing job disguising the turkeys that were sent home.  Check out our awesome bulletin board"!

This week at school we are looking at the sound "é".  This is a "special" French sound and is makes the sound "eh" when it is in a word.  The spelling words this week are:
1. dé - dice
2. clé - key
3. bébé - baby
4. Zoé - name of a girl, watch out for the capital "Z"
5. école - school
6. fée - fairy

We will be cooking vegetable alphabet soup this Friday morning.  The students will be asked to send in a half a cup of a chopped vegetable (carrot, potato, celery, tomato, etc...).

Have a great (short) week at school!

Monday, 6 October 2014

6 octobre, 2014

The class keeps on growing and we are lucky to have two lovely new students in our class; welcome to Jordyn and Jayden!

This week at school we are looking at the "u" sound the makes an "ew" sound in English.  The spelling words this week are:
1. du
2. cru
3. lu
4. une
5. tu

Please check out the turkey letter that was sent home today.  Your child's job is to disguise the turkey in a creative way so that it can be saved from the Thanksgiving Day feast!  Have fun with it!

This Friday is our spelling dictée in the morning and then the students are dismissed at the noon bell.

Have a great week!