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April 14-18 April 14, 2014

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What a difference a few hours makes! Woke up to freezing rain pelting my house and winds blowing my garbage cans over, to finishing the day with sunshine. Oh well, I guess that’s PEI weather for you! Here is what is in store for the week:

In literacy we are reading the book One Duck Stuck- it’s a really fun counting book about a duck who gets stuck in the muck and the animals who help him out. It’s also a great book about friendship and helping each other out, so we’ll be having a lot of fun with some of those concepts this week.

Our sight words are “he, she, me, said” and we are reviewing vowels and lower case letters, and the suffix “ing” (we are noticing this a lot in our reading).

The book also gets us ready to talk about Earth Day, farming, and conservation. I am looking forward to this, as the weather gets nicer we will be going for nature walks around the school property, planting seeds and watching them grow. We will be able to tie in many of our science, literacy, math, and social studies outcomes into all of this- should be lots of fun!

Important things to note:
1) Our Easter Seals assembly is Tuesday morning at 8:30. Please make sure your child is at school on time!

2) Guided reading books are due back on Thursday of each week. When they do not come back on time, it effects our guided reading lessons as we cannot always complete our activities without the books.

3) Tuesday is Day 3- library day!

4) Remember there is NO SCHOOL Friday or Monday due to Easter Weekend.

 

Have a great week! Hope to get some more pictures up soon!

Mrs. Marshall

 

April 7-11 April 8, 2014

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Good afternoon parents! Here is the week at a glance:
Finishing up dinosaurs. Lots of fun measurement activities going on with this. I will post pictures when we are all finished. Also doing some digging later in the week!

Finishing up the Elephant and Piggie books. These have been great at giving us examples of writing and reading. Saw a group of us reading them today-one of “those” moments when you realize how much they take in.

Still working on numbers 6-10, and part/part/whole. We also might do a refresher of patterns before the end of the month.

Here are more activities for the week:

Easter Seals:

The 2014 Easter Seals ambassador is Brett Robinson, a former Glen Stewart student. Brett will be here on April 15th at 8:40 a.m. We have the following fundraising activities planned:

1) Coin Collection – Staff and students are encouraged to donate spare change. Bins are in the front lobby and we have a thermometer set up indicating how much each grade level has contributed.

2) Easter Egg Jar Guess – Students are encouraged to guess how many Easter Eggs are in the jar. It will be .50 cents per guess with all money going to Easter Seals. On April 11th, we’ll be determining who the winner of the Easter Egg Jar contest is.

3) April 14thEaster Basket Raffle ticket deadline. Raffle tickets can be purchased for $1/ticket.

4) We will be selling bags of popcorn on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 for $1.00.  All proceeds will go toward our Easter Seals Campaign.

Remember: April 18, 21 No School due to Easter Weekend.

Show and Share Calendars for April went home today!

Have a great week!

Mrs. Marshall

 

 

School on Friday April 1, 2014

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In case you haven’t seen the news/social media/etc. The Professional Development day that was scheduled for Friday has been cancelled. Classes will be held as usual. There WILL BE classes on Friday.

Thanks!
Mrs. Marshall

 

This week

Filed under: Uncategorized — mrsmarshallkd @ 2:27 pm

Hello Parents,

Who would have thought when we went home from school on Tuesday last week, we would still be out a week later! Hopefully this is the end of this craziness! I wanted to give you a bit of an update for the rest of the week:
I am hoping to finish up our investigation into dinosaurs. We have been de-railed in this by a few things, I want to use what is left of the week to finish this up as there are other ideas to move on to.

In literacy we will be reading some more Elephant and Piggie books and looking to these as an example for our reading and our writing.  We will continue to review the sight words covered so far. By the end of April we will have been introduced to all of our sight words. We will also review the consonants. I hope to introduce vowels next week.

In math we will continue to investigate numbers to 10 and how we can construct and deconstruct them. Which is fancy talk for looking at a number concretely (using 10 objects to represent 10 for instance), and finding how many ways we can arrange the objects and still have 10 (6 and 4; 5 and 5; etc).

I sent an e-mail out yesterday regarding lunch orders. In case you didn’t receive it (I think it is lost in cyberspace, because I never received it), I wanted to let those of you who have ordered lunches over the past 5 days know that those lunch orders will be carried over to this week.

Take Note:
Wednesday is inside out and backwards day: donate a loonie or a toonie for Easter Seals. In regards to Easter Seals, please note the following:
The 2014 Easter Seals ambassador is Brett Robinson, a former Glen Stewart student. Brett will be here on April 15th at 8:40 a.m. We have the following fundraising activities planned: 1) Coin Collection – Staff and students are encouraged to donate spare change. Bins are in the front lobby and we have a thermometer set up indicating how much each grade level has contributed. 2) April 2nd – Inside/Out and backwards day – Staff and Students are encourage to wear their clothes inside out and backwards on this day and donate a $1 to Easter Seals. (Please note: this date has changed from April 1st due to school picture day being moved to April 1st.) 3) Easter Egg Jar Guess – Students are encouraged to guess how many Easter Eggs are in the jar. It will be .50 cents per guess with all money going to Easter Seals. On April 11th, we’ll be determining who the winner of the Easter Egg Jar contest is. 4) April 14th – Easter Basket Raffle ticket deadline. Raffle tickets can be purchased for $1/ticket.

Have a great day, and hopefully this is the last day of winter weather until December!!!!!

Mrs. Marshall

 

 

FYI March 14, 2014

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I hope everyone enjoys the break! I can hardly believe that when we come back, there will only be one more week of March and then it is April already! Crazy!

I just wanted to let you know that I sent home some St. Patrick’s Day papers with everyone. These are just for fun, please don’t think they are “homework”. They do not have to come back to school!

Enjoy the break, I will put out another update after the break!

Enjoy!
Mrs. Marshall

 

March 10-14 March 12, 2014

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Hello Parents,

Here is what is in store for us this week:
Literacy- Reading “Elephant and Piggie” books and using them as mentor texts for our own writing. That means we can see how Mo Willems writes and uses illustrations to help us with our own writing.

Our sight words this week are: like, look, come, here, with

In math we are focussing on part/part/whole activities

We have had some fun watching some Sesame Street videos, I thought I would share the links with you:

The first one is Jimmy Fallon and the Roots playing the theme song with classroom instruments:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHogg7pJI_M&list=FLnqwuwe54yBxykRLzoYKCsQ

The second one is Will I Am singing “Stronger”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyVzjoj96vs&list=FLnqwuwe54yBxykRLzoYKCsQ

And this one is Usher singing a great ABC song that we have really enjoyed!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWvBAQf7v8g&index=3&list=FLnqwuwe54yBxykRLzoYKCsQ

 

Other things going on:
Friday- Green Day We’ll have some fun dressed in green and enjoying a bit of Irish fun

I know this is late, but Wednesday is dress in Acadian Flag colours (red, white, blue, yellow) for French Week.

I want to thank all of you for the positive feedback during parent teacher interviews. I consider it a privilege and a joy to teach your children each day and I appreciate all that they have to offer. I look forward to the last bit of time before the end of June. We will all show much growth in these next few months, I can’t wait to see it!

 

 

Just a couple of notes March 4, 2014

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Just a couple of notes extra for you:
1) We are going to the book fair as a class on THURSDAY. I believe I had said previously that it would be Wednesday, but I was mistaken.

2) Because we won’t be here for St. Patrick’s Day, the class has decided we will have a green day on March 14. I am not sure what all this will entail, but I do know that we will all be wearing green on Friday, March 14!

3) Report cards go home today. Be sure to check your child’s bag!

Have a great week,

Mrs. Marshall

 

 
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