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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...

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

25 mai, 2016

Reminder : that tomorrow our class will be visiting the French Book Fair in the library at 11:30.  If you feel comfortable sending your child in with some spending money for making purchases at the sale, please do so!  Please know that there are other items available for purchase, such as, pencils, erasers, bookmarks and posters.  Join us in the library at 11:30 if you are available for some shopping!

There will not be a spelling dictee test this week as we have a shortened week as well, I am away this Friday.  Keep encouraging the reading books to be coming to class and I will do my best to read with each student every day.

The students had a great experience with Discover E Science today in the class.  We learned all about bugs and their properties.  Also, the students got to take home their very own marshmallow bug to share with you at home!!  Science is such fun!

Have a great week!7

Monday, 9 May 2016

9 mai, 2016!

This week at school, the students returned their Energy Cube Booklets...please be sure each week is signed by an adult. 

Also, starting this week and running until the 20th of May, is the Jump Rope for Heart event.  Students may collect donations online at where they will also receive a free skipping rope in the mail just for signing up!  They may also collect cash donations by collecting donations an envelope provided from the class.  Prize incentives are fun and will be distributed in June.

The spelling words for the First graders are:
  1. pour - for
  2. alors - then
  3. toujours - then
  4. elle pleure- she cries
  5. une école - a school
  6. jamais - never
  7. un camion - a truck
  8. un magasin - a store
  9. bien - good
  10. très - very
The second graders chose a list of adjectives to be their spelling words for this week.  
2. sale - dirty
3. intelligent- intelligent
4. fou - silly
5. nerveux - nervous
6. content - contented
7. affamé - starving
8. poilu - hairy
9. confiant - confidant
10. riche - rich

The new reading incentive started out with a big BANG!  The students are very motivated which, of course is important to developing a lifelong love of reading.  They may read as often as they like with me in the class.  The challenge for the class as a whole is to respect the one-on-one reading periods and to work quietly at these times.  I encourage all of the students to practice self-control at these times.

The Retirement Rap went very well.  I have a copy in the class if you are interested in seeing it!

The J.E.S Diversity Project is up for viewing in the front lobby of the school for you to come and check out! 

Have a great week!

Monday, 18 April 2016

18 Avril, 2016

Last week we had a lot of fun with the frogs, as well as at the Parks interpretive display.

The grade 2 sound this week is 'eil' 'eille' and the words are :

1. Un soleil - a sun
2. Un appareil- a machine / device
3. Un orteil - a toe
4. Un réveil -alarm clock
5. Une oreille - an ear
6. Une abeille - a bee
7. Une bouteille -a bottle
8. La vieille - the old woman

The grade one students have the following sight words :
1. Une fête
2. La maison
3. Grande
4. Petite
5. Grand
6. Petit
7. Il s'en va
8. Y-a-t-il
9. Plus
10. Peux-tu?

Last week the class collectively earned their 100 point for good behaviour and have earned a smoothie party. This Wednesday at 2:30, we will prepare smoothies in the class. Please send in a cup of fruit that your child would like in their smoothie.

Have a great week !

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Bon retour! Welcome back!

I trust everyone had a nice break given the warm weather !  The kids seem ready to tackle the final term of the year!

There will be a spelling dictée this Friday ...the grade 2 class will focus on the 'ail' / 'aille' sound. The words are :
1. Une médaille-a medal
2. Une bataille - a battle
3. Une paille -a straw

4. Un chandail - a sweater
5. Un épouvantail - a scarecrow
6. Un maillot - a bathing suit / jersey
7. Un éventail - a fan
8. Un travail - a job

The grade one students have the following list of sight words (some are review words):
1. Un ami - a friend (masculine)
2. Une amie - a friend (feminine )
3. On chante - one sings
4. Chez - the place /home of
5. Combien? - how many ?
6. Elle Dort - she sleeps
7. Encore - again
8. Là - there
9. Moi - me
10. Veux-tu? Would you ?

This week at school, we will be going to a Parks Canada display at the Old Firehall on Friday at 11:30 a.m.  We are looking at their latest display on wildlife, fire and national parks. At 1:00 the same day, there will be a guitar band coming from the region to treat us to a special performance in the gym. Come join us for either activity if you are able !

I asked the students to bring in a 1 or 2 litre milk carton for an earth day recycling craft.  Please try to have that in class by next Monday. Thanks !

I have two White's tree frogs in the class for a while for the students to learn from.  They are safe to handle, given that you wash your hands after holding or touching one .  I have invited the students to
stay after class this week if they'd like to hang out with a frog!

Have a wonderful week !