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Parent Teacher Interviews October 26, 2015

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It’s time to start scheduling Parent Teacher Interview times!

If you have a preference for Thursday Evening or Friday morning, or a time, please let me know and I will do my best to accommodate you. Also, if you would rather meet on a different afternoon after school, please let me know.

Thanks!
Mrs. Marshall

 

October 26-30

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Hope everyone had a nice “long” weekend. I’m looking forward to getting back in the classroom!

This week we’ll start out having some fun with apples: making apple sauce, apple taste tests, etc. Then we’ll move on to fun with pumpkins!

Remember on Friday we’ll be having pizza for lunch! Also, our party will be on Friday afternoon, starting with our pizza party and having some more fun. Please remember to send in your child’s costume, we will change at school.

If you would like to send in treats for Friday, please feel free! Just remember that we are a peanut/nut free school!

Other things to remember for this week:

-We’ll be having a classroom practice lockdown drill on Tuesday, with a full school practice on Thursday.

-Photo re-takes are Tuesday

-Library is in Monday!

Be watching this space, I am sure there will be some more updates before Friday!

 

Something to Plan for Oct. 30 October 20, 2015

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As you know, our Halloween party is planned for the afternoon of Oct. 30. This year our class is lucky to have been given an extra treat- Pizza! So, please remember that on the 30th, there will be pizza provided for our class at lunch time.

Please send your child’s costume with them. We will be changing after we get to school.

If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know!

Mrs. Marshall

 

October 19-23 October 18, 2015

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Hey Everyone!

It’s a short week coming up, but we’re good to go for more fun. Here’s what we’re looking at:

Math- continue with numbers 1-5, thinking and talking about number sense, particularly a number can be made up of two parts.

Literacy- Talking about fall. Reading the book “Changing Colours”. Adding the sight word “do”. Also activities emphasizing rhyming.

Reminder: There is no school on Thursday or Friday due to the PEITF Conference.

On Oct. 30 in the afternoon we’ll be having our Halloween party. There will be more information about this later, but if anyone is interested in sending treats, feel free! Just a reminder that we are a peanut/nut free school.

Have a great week!

Mrs. Marshall

 

October 12-16 October 13, 2015

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Good morning!

I hope you all had a wonderful and relaxing Thanksgiving Weekend.

Here’s what’s up for this week:

We will begin letter formation/identification. This week we will cover the letter F.

We will be reading a book about spiders. I am looking forward to seeing if the children can make and connections between spiders and octopus.

In math we will be talking about making sets of numbers.

Library will be Wednesday. Please remind your child that their books are due!

Picture money is due WEDNESDAY, OCT 14!

Reminder: Next week, October 22-23 is the PEITF fall conference.There will be NO SCHOOL those two days.

Have a great week!

Mrs. Marshall

 

Teaching Numeracy in Kindergarten October 10, 2015

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Kindergarten Number Sense Outcomes

1.1: count in a variety of ways

1.2: explore a variety of physical representations of numbers 1-10

1.3: count to determine the number in a group

1.4: create sets of a given number

1.5: show a given number as two parts concretely and name the two parts

1.6: determine which group has more, which has less, or which are equivalent

1.7: use symbols to represent numbers in a variety of meaningful ways

 While our understanding of number sense begins at birth, when we count our baby’s fingers and toes out loud (1:1 correspondence), as Kindergarteners, we are still in the early learning stages of number sense. With this in mind, we attempt to make our learning as holistic and realistic as possible. So we sing songs, we use concrete objects. It’s a very hands on, brain on, learning process, but one that will take us a long way in understanding numbers.

Teaching and reinforcing number sense in the classroom is always embedded into our daily routine. From singing songs, to predicting how many people are present and absent, to playing a game, to reading stories, to our “Countdown to 5/10” at the end of the day, we are constantly exposed to number sense. It’s through these real life experiences that we truly begin to see that numbers do make sense in our everyday life. By using routines to reinforce number sense, we allow the students to make their own connections, and when they can make their own connections, the learning is more authentic. If it’s through our life experiences that we learn, then how much more important is it that our teaching give our students life experience?

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While singing the song, "Farmer Brown Has 5 Green Apples" we use props, and we have a "Farmer Brown". Through this song, we are reinforcing the idea of 'taking away', and we have real life examples right in front of us.

While singing songs like, “Farmer Brown Has 5 Green Apples” we use props, and we have a “Farmer Brown”. Through this, we are reinforcing the idea of ‘taking away’, and we have real life examples right in front of us.

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Usually, during the hockey playoffs, we will take all of the teams that have made it and we keep track of the wins and losses of each series.  Since, right now, it is baseball playoff time, and both my favourite team, the Chicago Cubs, and Canada's favourite team, the Toronto Blue Jays, are in the playoffs, I decided to keep track of each one's wins and losses. It helps that baseball playoffs go to 5 games since we are learning about numbers 1-5 right now. Through this activity, we are reinforcing outcomes 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, and 1.6 Unfortunately, I'm going to have to add a loss to both the Blue Jays and the Cubs. Hopefully, before the weekend is over, I'll be able to add some wins to them!

Usually, during the hockey playoffs, we will take all of the teams that have made it and we keep track of the wins and losses of each series.
Since, right now, it is baseball playoff time, and both my favourite team, the Chicago Cubs, and Canada’s favourite team, the Toronto Blue Jays, are in the playoffs, I decided to keep track of each one’s wins and losses. It helps that baseball playoffs go to 5 games since we are learning about numbers 1-5 right now.
Through this activity, we are reinforcing outcomes 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, and 1.6
Unfortunately, I’m going to have to add a loss to both the Blue Jays and the Cubs. Hopefully, before the weekend is over, I’ll be able to add some wins too!

 

Thanksgiving Assembly October 8, 2015

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Our school Thanksgiving assembly will be at 1:45 on Friday.