Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Class Update

I will provide a more detailed update of what we will be working on in class next week.

Here are some new links for students to practice what we are currently working on in Math.

http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/BarGraphSorter/

http://pbskids.org/cyberchase/math-games/bugs-in-the-system/


Students should continue using RAZ-Kids and DreamBox.


Words to Know this week

Here is the list of short "a" words:

bat, ran, has, sat, grab, as, that, last, can, plan

Students should practice the words for our quiz on Friday.


Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Dec.4 Word Wall Words

Our words this week: Advent theme

Advent, wreath, candles, pink, purple, Hope, Peace,Joy, special, prepare, hearts

Monday, 27 November 2017

November 27th Word Wall Words

Here are the words for this week.   Short -u sound

up, cup, us, run, jump, bump, truck, until, under

Bonus words:  special, Christmas

Word Wall Work:

1) Students need to write each of the words and make a patter

example:  Jump Christmas Jump Christmas  or J U M P

2)  Take 5 or more of the word wall words and write a story.  If they can't think of a story to write using the words, then they can write a sentence for each of the words.  Make sure to underline the word wall words.



Sunday, 26 November 2017

Angel Tree

As most of you know, every Christmas a Christmas Tree goes up at St. Anne and attached to it are blue and pink
angels. Each angel has the gender and age of a child in need.

This year we are supporting our sister schools St. Michael Ottawa, Prince of Peace, St. Martin de Porres as well a some children at St. Anne.

We are asking parents, who would like to participate, to have their child(ren) pick an angel from the tree beginning on
November 27th.

Gifts need to be returned to the school by December 13th. Please be sure to attach your angel to the gift. This gift will be delivered to the child in need for Christmas.

The recommended cost for each gift is between 20 and 30 dollars.

This year we are asking that gifts not be wrapped, but either put into a gift bag or brought in as is (with the angel attached) . If interested, please write a note in your child’s agenda indicating they have permission to take an angel.

Thank you in advance for your support of this worthwhile cause,

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Friday, 17 November 2017

Class Update

Math:
We are finishing up our Geometry Unit.
We will be starting our Patterning Unit next week. 

Smart Tutor has some great free math lessons for students to practice the strands.

We are also working on Solving Addition and Subtraction Word problems.

Keep practising:
Dream Box
Prodigy
Skip Counting by 2s, 5s, and 25s
Counting to 200

Language:
Reading - we are working on the Making Connections Reading Strategy. 

Tips for helping your child make connections:
Focusing on text-to-self connections:
  • What does this story remind you of?
  • Can you relate to the characters in the story?
  • Does anything in this story remind you of anything in your own life?
  • Focusing on text-to-text connections:
    • What does this remind you of in another book you have read?
    • How is this text similar to other things you have read?
    • How is this text different from other things you have read?

  • Focusing on text-to-world connections:
    • What does this remind you of in the real world?
    • How are events in this story similar to things that happen in the real world?

    Writing:  We are continuing with our Descriptive Writing Task.  Students are encouraged to practise writing descriptive sentences at home. 

    Science:  We are finishing up our Simple Machines and Movement Unit.  We will be having a quiz next week.  Students will be given a study sheet.



    Tuesday, 14 November 2017

    November 13 WWW

    Here are this week's words:

    play

    birthday

    want

    name

    sad

    mail

    train

    rain

    Bonus words:  Simple Machines



    Tuesday, 7 November 2017

    November 6th Word Wall Words

    Here are the words we are learning to spell this week:

    thank
    than
    then
    them
    they
    thing
    those

    Bonus word:  teacher

    Here are some activities you can do at home to practice:

    Alphabetical order
    Group words into 2, 3, 4, or more letter words
    Flashcards: show your child the word, have them read it and then spell it.
    Make sentences: orally or written.  Use more than one or two words in a sentence.
    Play a speed game with a brother or sister to see who can spell it correctly first.
    Rhyming words: make up rhyming words to go with the words

    try www.spellingcity.com   a fun website with games to practice words online. 

    Sunday, 5 November 2017

    Word wall quiz

    Check out @LKorcsog's Tweet: https://twitter.com/LKorcsog/status/927268202220064768?s=09

    Tuesday, 31 October 2017

    Class Update

    Word Wall Words for Week of October 30th

    are
    after
    always
    favourite
    about
    said
    were

    Bonus word: PUMPKIN

    Please review the words.  There will be a Quiz on Friday. 

    Writing:  We are working on Descriptive writing.  Students came up with two pages of adjectives!
    We will start our first descriptive writing task tomorrow.

    Math:  We continue to work on 2D Geometry.

    Science:  We are continuing our Movement and Simple Machines unit.


    SCHOLASTIC BOOK ORDERS ARE DUE FRIDAY NOVEMBER 3RD.

    Raz-Kids and Dream Box:  Students are encouraged to use this program regularly.




    Monday, 30 October 2017

    Halloween

    It's Halloween tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing my crew wearing their orange and black