Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Meet Jack Frost

Our friend Jack Frost had a special surprise waiting for us when we arrived at school this morning! 

Monday, December 16, 2013

Elf on a Shelf

Our class had a very special visitor arrive in our classroom today! Santa sent an elf, which we named Jack Frost, who will keep watch of the students all week and report back to Santa. He seems to get quite lonely when we are outside for recess or gone to the library or the art room. Watch the blog this week to see what Jack Frost is up to while we're away!

Monday, December 16th, 2013

Grade 1 words: 
pet
met
net
wet
jet
get
vet
let

Grade 2 words: 
what
white
wheel
when
why
whisper
which
where
whale
whistle
wheat
whiskers

Monday, December 9, 2013

Monday, December 9th, 2013

Grade 1 words of the week:
pen
den
men
ten
then
when

Grade 2 words of the week:
working
missing
wanting
landing
jumping
resting 
needed
missed 
helped
wanted
called
mixed

Monday, December 2, 2013

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

Grade 1 words of the week:
bag
tag
wag
rag
flag
drag

Grade 2 words of the week:
last
most
against 
lost
just
feast
fast
forest
best
must
chest
breakfast

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Grade 1 words of the week:
mam
jam
ham
ram
slam
swam

Grade 2 words of the week:
bell
add
less
well
doll
smell
off
grass
wall
spill
stuff
grill

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Grade 1 words of the week:
mat
sat
cat
bat
flat
chat

Grade 2 words of the week:
mean
leave
dream
season
meat
team
eat
beat
seat
cream
least
weak

Friday, November 15, 2013

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Grade 1 words of the week:
had
bad
mad
dad
glad

Grade 2 words of the week:
seed
week
street
feet
queen
sweet
free
meet
screen
speed
cheese
greet

Monday, November 4, 2013

Monday, November 4th, 2013

Grade 1 words of the week:
man
pan
van
can
plan

Grade 2 words of the week:
hard
large
yard
sharp
start
mark
barn
park
farm
market
target
partner

Monday, October 28, 2013

Monday, October 28th, 2013

Grade 1 words of the week:
cap
map
zap
trap
snap

Grade 2 words of the week:
aim
sail
trail
wait
plain
rain
paid
mail
paint
chain
train
snail

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Grade 2 Words of the Week:
king
wing
swing
bring
string
spring
rang
sang
hang
long
song
strong

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

Grade 1's are working on blends this week!
Blend sounds for this week are:
bl (blue, black, blend)
sl (slime, slide, slip, sleep)
pl (please, play, plug)
cl (clothes, closet, clue, clip)
gl (glue, glimmer)
fl (flower, flag, flash, fly)

Grade 2 words of the week are:
boot
school
pool
room
noon
tooth
zoo
food
moose
choose
spoon
balloon

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Tuesday, October 9, 2013

Grade 1 Sounds of the week:
P
L
D
R
K
T
Z
O
I

Grade 2 Words of the week:
book
hook
look
took
cook
brook
good
wood
hood
stood
wool
foot

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Grade 1 students are working on the following sounds this week:
C
A
S
B
G
M
F
W

Grade 2 words of the week are:
cry
by
shy
sky

may
way
gray
today

any
only
many
very

Please have students practice these sounds or words at home for extra practice. Thanks!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Yesterday the Grade 1 and 2 students were invited to the Springside Senior's Drop In Centre for the afternoon. The students had such a great time there and were asking to go back already. We took our power of ten cards and each student was paired with a senior who they taught how to play faceoff, ten up and salute. These games increase awareness of numbers to ten and help in learning addition facts to ten. After teaching, learning and playing math games, the seniors taught the children how to play shuffleboard. We wrapped up the afternoon with some visiting with our friends while having juice and cookies. We had such a great time at the Seniors centre and would like to thank everyone who came out to spend time with us there.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Welcome Back to the 2013-2014 School Year!

Welcome to our classroom blog parents, students and families. We are excited to share school events and classroom activities with you on our blog. Together, as a class, we will try to share what's happening on our blog at least once a week. I will also share school events on the blog, as well as any words of the week once we begin them.

We are counting the days of school up to 100! The grade one and two students are currently on the 15th day of school!

This week is another busy week. We will be celebrating Terry Fox in our school this Friday, September 27th in the afternoon. The school will participate in a run, as well as learn some things about Terry. We will also be having our September assembly this same afternoon. Students of the month will be regognized at this assembly. Stay tuned to hear about our first star for the month of September!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Science Experiment: Elephant Toothpaste





 
Thanks to all our classroom photographers who took the pictures during our experiments!

Science Experiment: The Naked Egg










Thursday, May 30th, 2013

Grade 1 Words:
bake
cake
take
game
same
tape
cape
cane
make
name
bonus: ate

Grade 2 Words:
tool
foot
float
flat
ballot
fall
boat
stool
football
stall
coat
mall
bonus: friendly

Monday, May 13, 2013

Monday, May 13, 2013

Welcome back after another weekend of beautiful weather! I hope all the moms had a fabulous Mother's Day!

Thank you to everyone who completed the pre-timeline homework. We are going to start working on them today. The students are very excited! If you have not sent your child's back yet, please complete it and send it back tomorrow as they will be behind in the assignment if they wait any longer!

We have an exciting week this week! We have began a new experiment in science - watch for pictures!

Thursday is the bike rodeo. Please remember to complete all the forms as soon as possible and get them back to us. Bikes and helmets may be dropped off at the school on Wednesday afternoon or Thursday morning. Bike helmets are MANDITORY! We have lots of great prizes for participation, completed checklists and practicing safety on the road. If you would like to join us for a bike ride around town, we will be beginning around 2:00.

Words for this week are listed  below.

Grade 1:
home
rope
joke
rose
hope
note
rode
nose

Grade 2:
out
south
shout
scout
pout
trout
night
sight
flight
bright

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Grade 1 Words:
cold
gold
sold
told
hold
my
shy
cry
why
guy

Grade 2 Words:
proud
aloud
pound
round
sound
ground
around
found
playground
cloud
allowed

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Grade 1 Words:
bell
sell
shell
spell
vest
west
nest
best

Grade 2 Words:
something
anybody
without
baseball
football
bedtime
anything
downhill
someone
rainbow

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

IXL Math

For everyone still practicing IXL math at home, we are currently working on Geometry. The whole grade 1 section for geometry applies to what we are working on in both grade 1 and 2 curriculums.

Students can also continue to practice addition and subtraction during this time as we will be coming back to it once our geometry outcomes are met.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Monday, April 15th, 2013

Grade 1 Words:
ball
call
wall
small
land
hand
sand
grand

Grade 2 Words:
hammer
pattern
sudden
button
letter
lettuce
bottom
better
mitten
blossom

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Grade 1 Words
black
pack
shack
quack
cake
make
mistake
shake

Grade 2 Words
again
apart
awake
about
away
around
above
asleep
awhile
ahead
across
alike

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Just a reminder that this week is parent teacher interviews on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. If you haven't filled out the purple form that went home with report cards, please do so as quickly as possible and send it back to school as it will help me prepare for our upcoming time together!

Grade 1 Words:
tub
sub
club
shrub
cut
hut
but
shut

Grade 2 Words:
crowd
powder
down
brown
frown
however
gown
shower
owl
town
vowel
towel

Reminder: No school from March 29-April 7. School resumes on April 8th. I hope everyone has a great Easter break!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Monday, March 11, 2013

Last week our class had a chance to meet some future police puppies. Police officers brought the puppies out for the students to meet and asked them to come up with some names for police dogs. Names must begin with the letter f, no more than 9 letters and must be 2 syllables. Be sure to ask your son or daughter what name they chose for the contest!

Grade 1 Words:
dog
jog
log
frog
hot
got
not
spot

bonus word: knot

Grade 2 Words:
bird
stir
dirty
circle
girl
birthday
firm
twirl
shirt
squirm
chirp
sir

bonus: circus

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Grade 1 Words:
stop
drop
flop
chop
shop
prop

Grade 2 Words:
my
mine
our
ours
your
yours
her
hers
his
their
theirs
yourself
myself
ourselves

Just a reminder that there is skating Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons this week. Students should bring their skates and are required to wear helmets on the ice. Thank you to parents who came out to help tie skates today!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Grade 1 Words
pin
tin
win
chin
spin
thin

Grade 2 Words
isn't
can't
aren't
you're
I'm
didn't

Monday, February 11, 2013

Valentine's Day


On Thursday, February 14th, we will be having a Valentine’s Day party in our classroom.  Students will have a chance to exchange valentines with their classmates.  Valentine’s Day falls on early dismissal this year so we will be having our party in the morning.  If children are wishing to exchange valentines, I ask that they bring one for every student in the class so others do not feel left out.  If they choose not to bring valentines to exchange, that is fine too.  Below is a list of all the students in the class:

Leland
Kaydence
Ashton
Layden
Alyssa
Breanna
Madeline
Hannah
Ethan
Raelene
Esmee
Samuel G.
Leeyana
Aleese
Samuel P.
Dawson
Roshton
Aaralyn
Cole
Kara-Lynn
Ryame
Emily
Daniel
Tyla
Zachary
Alia

100th Day of School