Monday, December 19, 2011

Monday, December 19th, 2011 (74th Day of School)

Grade 1 Spelling Words:
hen
pen
men
den
ten
then
when

Grade 2 Spelling Words:
worked
jumped
calling
needed
missed
wanted
missing
needing
mixing
helped
jumping
bumped
rested
helping
working
wanting

Monday, December 5, 2011

Monday, December 5th, 2011 (64th Day of School)

Grade 1 Spelling Words:
mad
bad
dad
had
sad
glad

Grade 2 Spelling Words:
will
wall
purr
grill
spill
doll
egg
well
add
stuff
grass
less
odd
off
smell
bell

Monday, November 28, 2011

Monday, November 28th, 2011 (59th Day of School)

Grade 1 Spelling Words:
man
pan
can
fan
van
ran

Grade 2 Spelling Words:
sea
dream
weak
cream
mean
least
bean
leave
beat
meal
peas
meat
team
seat
eat
season

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Tuesday, November 22, 2011 (56th Day of School)

Grade 1 Spelling:
tap
cap
map
lap
nap
snap

Grade 2 Spelling:
street
sweet
week
speed
feel
greet
queen
tree
feet
cheese
heel
free
meet
bee
seem
seed

Just a reminder that report cards will be going home this Friday. Parent teacher interviews will be on Wednesday, November 30th and Thursday, December 1. The Scholastic Book Fair will be held in the school library during this time as well.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 (50th Day of School)

Today was the 50th day of school! We are halfway done our countdown to the 100th Day of School celebration!

Grade 1 Spelling Words:
is
go
to
me
you

Grade 2 Spelling Words:
partner
car
farm
barn
sharp
part
target
art
large
yard
mark
hard
start
card
far
park

Friday, November 4, 2011

Monday, November 7th, 2011 (46th Day of School)

We are almost halfway to the 100th Day of School! Your child's 100 chart should be filled up to #46 today.

This week is a short week with a long weekend coming up. Thursday is early dismissal and Friday, November 11th there will not be any school. There is also no school on Monday, November 14th.

The Remembrance Day service for Springside School will be held at 10:00am on Thursday, November 10th. Visitors are welcome to attend. Each class will be reciting poems and students will be laying wreaths. There will also be members from the legion in attendance.

Spelling and Sound Tests will be on Thursday this week. Book orders are due on Wednesday, November 9th.

Grade 1 Sounds of the Week are long vowel sounds that come in the middle of the word when two vowels are together. We sing the song: "when two vowel pairs go walking, the first one does the talking" to help remember the rule.
Sounds for this week are:
-ai (sail, pail, wait, paint, brain, drain, etc.)
-ay (away, way, play, stay, etc.)
-ea (meal, treat, eat, peach, clean, dream, etc.)
-ee (green, jeep, feet, greet, etc.)
-oa (toast, coat, goat, float, boat, etc.)

Grade 2 Words of the Week are words with -ai in them.
Spelling Words for this week are:
tail
paint
mail
trail
sail
wait
aim
nail
plain
raise
praise
paid
chain
brain
train
main

Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween Sock Hop





























































Monday, October 31st, 2011 (41st Day of School)

Sounds of the Week for Grade 1:
long vowel sounds
a, e, i, o, u

words with long a - rake, gate, snake, cake, whale
words with long e - bee, sheep, key, three
words with long i - bike, slide, nine, dime
words with long o - nose, hose, cone
words with long u - juice, ruler, june, blue


Spelling words for Grade 2:
one
two
three
four
five
six
seven
eight
nine
ten
eleven
twelve
thirteen
twenty
hundred
counting

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Monday, October 17th, 2011 (31st Day of School)

This week is Education Week! There are lots of things going on in the school this week.
Monday students will have the opportunity to watch a magician's show.
Tuesday night is open house at Springside School from 6:30-8:30. Come out and see what's happening in the school!
Wednesday is Subway lunch day.
Thursday each class will have a presentation on the Willow Books for this year. These are the books that are nominated for the Willow Awards. Mrs. Raine will be here to present and read some of the books to the classes.
Friday is star buddy activities. At the end of the day, students will read with their star buddies and take part in a few activities!

Don't forget that it is also spirit week! Each day has a different dress up theme for the week. Dress up and show your school spirit!

Grade 1 sound blends for the week are:
cr
gr
fr
dr
br
tr

Grade 2 spelling words for the week are:
hang
sing
song
strong
spring
bring
long
ring
king
wing
swing
bang
cling
sang
rang
string
sting

Please remember to continue to fill out your 100 chart at home every night after each day of school!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011 (28th Day of School)

October 10th-14th is Fire Safety Week. We have been learning about fire saftey in health class at school. We are talking about how to react if there was ever a fire at home or school and some ways to prevent fires at home or at school. Below is a link to Sparky's Fire Safety website. There are plenty of games and activities to help children learn about fire safety.


http://www.sparky.org/#/Sparky

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011 (27th Day of School)

Grade 1 Blend Sounds:
bl
fl
sl
gl
cl
pl

Grade 2 Spelling Words:
too
room
zoo
tooth
moon
moose
noon
loose
stool
broom
pool
school
spoon
choose
boot
food
balloon

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Wednesday, October 5th (24th Day of School)

Last week was Senior's Week. Our class was invited to come spend some time with some of the seniors at the drop in centre in Springside. Today, we went for a short visit where we had time to play some games, share some stories and have a snack. We played a math game with them called Salute. This game helps us reinforce our addition and subtraction facts to ten. We taught our friends at the drop in centre how to play and then we all played together. Here are some photos of us with them:
































Friday, September 30, 2011

Monday, October 3rd (22nd Day of School)

Spelling Words and Sounds of the Week for October 3rd-October 7th

Grade 1 Sounds:
Ee
Ii
Oo
Uu
*These are all short vowel sounds ("e" as in elephant, "i" as in igloo, "o" as in October, "u" as in up)
ee (squeely e's)
ow (the sound these two letters make when they are together) brown, down
th (the sound these two letters make when they are together) the, that, with

Grade 2 Words:
cookie
foot
shook
good
brook
stood
wool
look
hood
hook
cook
book
wood
took
goodbye

Friday, September 30th (21st Day of School)

Today Layden brought something special that he made at home for show and tell. He showed the class his homemade Silly Putty. Layden knows how much some of his classmates like to make crafts and do other fun activities at home, so he asked if we could post the recipie for it on the blog.

Silly Putty:
1 bottle of white glue
1 cup water
*Mix these together

1 tsp Borax
1/2 cup water
*Mix these together

Add food colouring for desired colour
Mix two mixtures together to make Silly Putty!

Thanks for sharing with us Layden!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Monday, September 26th, 2011 (17th Day of School)

Grade 1 Sounds for this week:
Ww
Uu
Dd
Vv
Xx
Yy
Qq
Kk
Aa
Ee

Grade 2 Words for this week:
very
sky
any
cry
by
only
many
shy
way
may
play
today

Just a reminder that the Terry Fox Run is this Wednesday, September 28th at 1:00pm. Parents are welcome to join in the walk/run if they wish. Pictures of the Terry Fox run will be posted on the blog later this week if you are unable to make it!

Please remember to have your child record the days of school on their 100 chart after each day of school.

In addition to our home reading books, students now know how to use Tumblebooks on our school computers. This is a great way to access thousands of books online with different authors reading favourite books. I have added the link to the blog.

http://www.parkland.lib.sk.ca/

It can be accessed through the parkland regional library. You will have to scroll down to selected databases and select the out of library for Tumblebooks. It will take you to the tumblebooks website and you will have access to all of their books! Hopefully this will continue to add excitement and variety to your child's reading!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Monday, September 12th (7th Day of School)

Thank you to all parents and students - last week we had everyone read their home reading every night and return it signed the following day! Everyone also remembered to return their spelling tests this today! Thank you! Wednesday is library day this week so remember to return all library books prior to Wednesday so that everyone has a chance to pick new books to take home for the week.

Today hot lunch forms went home. Hot lunch will be on Thursday, September 22nd. Spelling sentences went home for Grade 2 students - those will be due on Friday, September 16th.

Grade One students took home Home Reading and their I Can Read book. The I Can Read story is last week's story, but please continue to have your child read it each night for practice. The sounds of the week for this week are:
Tt
Oo
Zz
Pp
Ii
Ll
Dd
Rr
Kk

Grade Two students are reviewing long vowel words with the bumper e at the end. Spelling words for this week are:
date
gave
pie
twice
side
came
made
broke
note
these
blue
grade

Sound and spelling test will be on Friday. Just a reminder that this Friday is picture day in the morning!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Welcome Back to School!

The Grade One and Two students have already completed 3 days of school! Students are adjusting well to our new classroom and making new friendships with new classmates! Today Home Reading went home for the first day. Students should be reading to an adult each night, recording the title of the book into their Home Reading recording book and having the adult who listened to them read sign it before returning it to school the following school day.

Grade One students also came home with 9 sounds of the week. We will be working with these sounds all week in class. Practice these sounds with your child each night by having them tell you words with this sound in it or recognizing words where that letter is present. We will have our very first sound test on Friday, September 9th.

Sounds of the week are:
Bb
Gg
Mm
Ff
Ww
Cc
Aa
Ee
Ss

Grade Two students came home with spelling words today as well. Words were copied with their agenda message, as well as with their spelling sentence worksheet. Spelling sentence writing will help improve reading, as well as writing, so it is important that children are challenged when making sentences. As the year goes on, student's sentences should be increasing in detail. The first spelling test of the year will be on Friday, September 9th.

Spelling words for this week are:
run
as
not
has
him
red
up
if
yes
it
us
job

Students should be continuing to fill in the 100 chart after each day of school. Today was the third day of school.

Just a reminder to send a water bottle with your child to use throughout the day to cut down on the amount of instructional time lost due to water breaks, etc.

Thank you for sending back any forms that have gone home in the past few days. Please remember to return the blog form to school if you have not already done so, as we will have some pictures to post very shortly!

Friday, June 17, 2011

June Star of the Month

The Star of the Month for June is Kayla Goltz

Kayla has been a positive role model for the students in our class, as well as our school. She always has a smile on her face and willing to lend a helping hand when she sees someone who needs it. She loves to learn and always tries her best. She is a great friend to everyone and always displays a positive attitude.

Congratulations Kayla!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Year End Field Trip

Here are some photos of our year end field trip to the science centre and Imax in Regina. We all had a great time learning and lots of fun exploring!

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Recess Fun

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Monday, June 6, 2011

May Star of the Month

The star of the month for May is Katelyn Audette. Katelyn is always excited to be at school and loves to learn. She loves to read and is always looking for ways to be challenged in class. She is very helpful to all of her classmates and a great friend to everyone. Katelyn is full of energy and always displays a positive attitude.

Congratulations Katelyn!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Town Clean Up and Bike Rodeo

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A Special Thank You to all the parents who came out to volunteer on this rainy day! Your help is greatly appreciated. Also, thanks to the SCC for donating snacks for the children! Despite the rainy weather, the students had lots of fun learning about bicycle safety.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Volcano Eruptions!

On the last day of school before the Easter break, we wrapped up our Earth unit in science by learning about volcanoes and how they work. We finished our volcano study by erupting volcanoes in our classroom. Here are some photos taken during that time:

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Decorating Eggs

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011