Thursday, 15 November 2018

Extra Clothes Reminder

Now that the colder weather is here, if you have not yet sent in new spare clothes for the winter it may be a good idea as some students still have only summer spare clothes. Thank-you!

Sunday, 28 October 2018

November

As October comes to a close, students are learning about the inquiry process as it relates to pumpkins. We've been observing the pumpkins and making predictions about what will be inside (the blue-green pumpkin is especially exciting!). Once we carve the pumpkins we will be sharing our observations and noting if the results of our predictions were correct or not.

We are still very interested in everything the outdoors has to offer (especially the fallen leaves!). We've been using the leaves we've been collecting to create artwork and patterns. We've also been sorting them using colour and size. We will continue exploring our leaves into November.

Students are continuing to practice how to problem solve using their WITS (Walk away, Ignore, Talk it out, Seek help). They are learning how to compromise and use their words to resolve disputes in a calm manner.

As the cold weather approaches, it's always a good idea to get an early start on practicing how to put on a snowsuit. We have many students who have joined the 'zipper club' and are now able to do up their coat zipper independently!

We've also been discussing how to keep from spreading germs (especially since cold weather usually means the beginning of the cold/flu season). Students are practicing coughing and sneezing into their elbow and washing their hands before eating.

In French, students have been learning new vocabulary and are learning how to use illustrations as clues for comprehension when reading and listening to French stories. They have been learning many reading strategies in English as well and continue to practice their letter names and sounds.

As Remembrance Day approaches, we will be creating a class wreath together and discussing peace. Stay tuned for the date and time of our Remembrance Day ceremony this year.

In November we will be having our first mass at the church with half the school attending mass one day and the other half the next day in order to accommodate everybody. Dates will be posted as soon as they have been finalized.

As always, should you have any questions, please feel free to write us a note in your child(ren)'s Communication Book.

Wishing you a peaceful November!

Thursday, 27 September 2018

October

It's hard to believe the first month of school is coming to a close! We've been working hard on our names, alphabet and numbers and have had some interesting bug inquiries. We continue to work on these as well throughout October. We're also learning how to be good friends and problem solve using our WITS (Walk away, Ignore, Talk it out, Seek help). As the cooler weather approaches, it's always a good idea to practice putting on coats and doing up zippers. We will keep you posted as we explore new inquiries throughout the month!

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Open House

I'm sorry to have missed everyone at the Open House. Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions or things you wish to discuss. I'm always happy to chat!
Mme Villemaire

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Scholastic Clarification

Just a quick clarification: The Scholastic order is under Villemaire if you are ordering online, not Cooke. Thank-you!

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Scholastic Update

There was a slight glitch in the online Scholastic ordering. It should be fixed now so if you were having difficulty ordering online, you should be able to do so now. Sorry for any confusion!

Library

Today we got to have our first school library visit with Ms. K! Students are bringing home one book from the library to read. They are due back in one week. We will be visiting the library every 2 weeks to have a story and sign-out a book (which will be due one week later).