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Feb. 23-27 February 23, 2015

Filed under: Uncategorized — mrsmarshallkd @ 7:46 pm

Hello Parents!

It was so good to be back to class today! Hopefully we’ll have a good, solid  3 weeks from now until March Break!

Here’s what’s up this week:
If you’d like your child to purchase popcorn on Tuesday, please send a dollar in with them.

On Wednesday it is “Pink Shirt” day- a day to focus on standing up to bullying. Please consider sending your child in with some pink on!

Parent/Teacher interview forms went home today. If the time assigned does not work for you, please let me know! I can always meet a different day than Thursday or Friday too.

In literacy, we are focusing on the letters W and Z and the sight words Look, Like, Love. We are also putting our effort into our writing and reading!

In regards to guided reading books, if you have any questions, please feel free to ask! By the time your child brings that book home they have read it with me at least 2 times, so it will be a familiar text. Also please note that the books need to be returned on Thursdays. We have activities where we need to use our books, so they do need them!

In math we finished up the number 7 today and will move on to the number 8.

We were hoping to have a Chinese New Year/Spring Festival celebration last week. Since that didn’t work out, we will be having it on Thursday! This should be fun and informative for the children.

If you have any questions, please let me know!

Mrs. Marshall


Healthy Eating. The Number 6 February 10, 2015

Filed under: Uncategorized — mrsmarshallkd @ 9:03 pm

On Monday, a representative from the Milk association came to talk to us about healthy eating using the Canada food guide. When we got back to the classroom for snack we talked about what kinds of food we have in our lunch boxes. It was good to see how many of us had a lot in the green section (fruits and vegetables) and the yellow section (grains). Lots of healthy eathing going on in KD!


In math, we focus on using “problem solving tasks” to help us understand the concepts. This week we were thinking about the number 6. One of our PST’s involved using 6 blocks to build a structure and then draw it on our paper. This is just one way we try to make math as relevant for our students as we can.

“I have 6 blocks. How many structures can I build with them?”


There are so many ways to think about numbers. Be looking and listening for your child to be talking about it as the weeks progress!
Have a great night!

Mrs. Marshall


Feb. 9-13

Filed under: Uncategorized — mrsmarshallkd @ 8:54 pm

It sure is nice to have some days in a row in school together! We are working on re-establishing our daily routines. Here’s what else we’re working on this week:

We are looking into the number 7 in math

In Literacy we are thinking about what makes a good piece of writing, and we are working together to create a criteria for our class (good colour, good detail, spaces in between words, the words and the pictures match up, etc). We have really begun our guided reading in earnest. You’ll notice books came home today. They are due back on Thursday.

On Friday morning we will be having our Valentine’s Party. Of course that will be lots of fun.

Have a great week!

Mrs. Marshall


Snow Day Fun February 5, 2015

Filed under: Uncategorized — mrsmarshallkd @ 11:44 am

So, it’s another storm day. I was looking for some things to do with the class and I came across this website, and thought I’d share:

It has lots of fun activities to fill in your day.

Here are some more:

We’ve been talking about the number 6 this week. Give your child 6 objects and you have 6 objects. See how many different ways you can arrange 6 (4 and 2, 3 and 3, etc.) You can do this with any number of objects. Keep in mind that in Kindergarten we want a really solid understanding of numbers to 10!

Give your child a pencil and some paper and let them write a letter, list, whatever they want! If they ask how to spell a word, remind them that in Kindergarten we stretch out words and write down the sounds we hear (because they know Mrs. Marshall won’t tell them how to spell it!).

Drawing pictures and colouring is always a good idea

Go out and play in the snow

When you are reading books together, or if they are just looking at books alone, have them point out the sight words they see. They can make a list of all of the sight words they find in their favourite story.

Can you think of any more? If you come across an interesting website or idea that you’d like to share, send me an e-mail and I can pass it on to everyone!

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Marshall

PS, I sent an e-mail with the class names on it for Valentine’s Day. If you didn’t get that, please let me know and I can re-send it to you. We have 15 students.


Feb. 2-6 February 2, 2015

Filed under: Uncategorized — mrsmarshallkd @ 2:24 am

Hello Parents,

Here’s what is in store for this week:

In math we will be thinking about the number 6

In literacy we will be finishing up the letter W, which will conclude our letter review for the consonants. We will be talking more about the vowels after March Break.

I am planning to begin sending the guided reading books home the week of the 7th. I want the kids to have a solid grounding in book handling as well as reading strategies, and with last week turning into a 2 day week, I’d like to have one more week with them.

Our sight words we will add to the list will be; Like and Love. Along with the guided reading books, we will be sending home sight word rings. Your child has been responsible to write their own words down, as I believe this is another way to reinforce their word knowledge. There will be a note that goes home, and I will encourage your child to keep their book and sight word ring together and put them away in their back packs each night. It will be imperative that they return them each week.

Reminder: Numeracy Night has been re-scheduled from last Wednesday to this Wednesday!

Have a great week!

Mrs. Marshall