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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!


Monday, 12 September 2016

Welcome Back!

Welcome to the 2016/2017 school year!

This is the blog where I will post to every Monday after school to let you know the happenings of the week, as well as the spelling words of the week (not started yet.)

This week at school:

* Thursday at recess - Healthy Snack sale...students may buy 2 items at 25 cents a piece at recess time.

* Thursday from 5:30-6:30 is Meet the Teacher in room 3.  Come to the classroom and see where all of the grade one action happens.  Feel free to ask questions about scheduling, homework and anything else at this time!

* Friday from 2 - 3 the school is participating in the Terry Fox run around the school block.  Come and watch, participate or pass out popsicle sticks to the runners!

Last week on Friday I handed out a "Back to School Care Kit" to remind the students of some of the rules and routines we learned last week during our first week together in first grade.  I forgot to write the meaning of the Band-Aid and the jewels...ooops! 
So, I explained to the students today that the Band-Aid reminds us that I can help, or other adults can help when they are hurt and/or need help on the inside or out.
The jewels remind the students that they are the shining jewels in our class and the school!

Thanks and have a great week!

Some photos from our all star week...