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March 12-16 March 12, 2018

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Two weeks until March Break- lots of time to get stuff done!

A few notes for the week ahead:

-This week is “French Week”, a time to celebrate French culture in PEI and in Canada. On Monday we will be wearing the colours of the Acadian flag- red, white, blue, and yellow!

-Friday is going to be our St. Patrick’s Day celebration. We’ll have some fun in the afternoon!

In math we will be digging deeper into the concepts of counting and part/part/whole.

In literacy we will continue with Fundations, we will have a new big book- “What’s the Weather Like Today”. New sight words will be like and look. Guided Reading will continue as usual. In writers workshop we’ve been looking at our “writing continuum” (I showed you parts of this during our parent teacher interviews), and finding where we are with our writing, and what our “next step” will be. I am amazed, not only at our self-reflection, but at how it is transforming our writing almost instantly. Your children are amazing, they really are!

I think that’s it for announcements. If you have any questions, please let me know!

Ms. Marshall



Feb 26-March 2 February 28, 2018

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Hey everyone! Happy hump day- only two more wake-ups this week!

Just a few notes:

-Please make sure your child’s guided reading book comes back on Thursdays as we need to share these with other groups.

-Tomorrow we will be going to the school book fair at 9 AM. Those of you who sent in money today, we have set that aside for tomorrow. If you would like to send in money for your child, you have another day!

-Report cards go home tonight! Parent teacher interviews tomorrow night, so if you have any questions, please bring them along with you.

-Remember no school on Friday due to parent teacher interviews, and no school on TUESDAY due to a professional development day.

-Thank you all for practicing letters with your child at home. We have switched up our letter instruction and it’s been a shift for some of us. This extra practice at home is really showing in their work at school. So, again, Thank You!

Have a great rest of the week!

Ms. Marshall


A peak into some of our literacy learning!



February 22, 23 February 21, 2018

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Just a couple of notes for this short week-

No guided reading books went home due Monday’s holiday. But we are still reading in class!

Fundations is rolling along. You will notice that at the beginning of each week papers are sent home. These are great ways to practice our printing, and it might be helpful to your child to go over them a time or two each night.

We are looking forward to our muffins and juice with our families in the morning! There will be a gluten free option available as well.

I can’t believe February is almost over- it’s amazing how fast time goes once we get into January!

Here are some pictures we wanted to share with you!








February 12-16 February 13, 2018

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Hey Parents!

You’ll notice in your child’s homework bags- their guided reading books have gone home! They’re very excited about this, and I am sure you are too. Please read the note that accompanies the book, and remember that the books are due back by¬†Thursday of each week.

Wednesday is our Valentines Party- we have a lot going on that day, so it will be busy!

Remember there is no school on Friday due to Professional Development. And there is no school on Monday as it is Islander Day.

Next Thursday, February 22 is a special morning. We are inviting you to come for muffins and juice from 8:30-9:30. It’s just a special way we want to honor our families.


Just a glimpse at our Fundations time!


Pictures from our Chinese New Year Celebration

Have a great rest of the week!

Ms. Marshall


February 5-9 February 5, 2018

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Hello Parents! Here’s what’s happening this week in KD:

-I sent home class lists for Valentines Day. Please note we have two new students!

-Friday is wear Red day in honour of Chinese New Year. We will be having our assembly at 9:30 sharp!

-I have been spending time these past two weeks doing some assessing, getting ready for the next round of Learning Reports. Those will go home on February 28, with Parent/Teacher interviews on the evening of March 1 and all day March 2. I generally use the same times for these interviews as the fall ones. If you have a time you would rather meet, please let me know and we can arrange it.

-Guided Reading has been “in house” since January. Beginning next week I will begin sending books home. More information about that will go home with the books.

-I hope you have all seen and used the Fundations notes that are sent home each week. These notes are very important as they inform you of what we are learning in class and how you can best support your child.

-We have been reading the book Polar Bear Polar Bear What Do You Hear by Eric Carle. Now we are moving on to a series of books about a penguin named Tacky. I am sure you’ll be hearing lots of stories about in the next few weeks!

-For our sight words we will be adding yes, no, and love.

-In Math we are looking at the numbers 7 and 8

I think this about covers it! As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please let me know!

Ms. Marshall

Thinking about the number 6

Creative development in action!


January 29-Feb 2 January 30, 2018

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Hey Parents,

Sorry I’ve been remiss on the blog this month. I got wolloped with some kind of bug and it took a lot out of me! Anyway, back on track!

I hope you’ve been reading and keeping the Fundations letters that have been sent home. This is a program we are piloting, and with two weeks into it, I am impressed, and the children really seem to be enjoying it as well. The expectations for home are not too much, I do ask that if you are going over the printing that you really encourage your child to form the letters the way they are instructed. In the long run this will make printing and writing much easier on your child as they go up through the grades. One thing I really like about this program is the holistic nature of it. It includes letters, sounds, word work, even some writing instruction.

This week we will be finishing up the book Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? And look at some of Eric Carle’s artwork. We are learning the sight word you.

For guided reading we are assessing and moving groups around, and as a group we are continuing to emphasis pointing to the words we read, and reading the words on the page.

In math we are looking at the number 7.

Reminder: No School on Wednesday due to a Professional Development Day.

Have a great rest of this week,

Ms. Marshall



January 8-12 January 8, 2018

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Welcome to January! Interesting week we had last week, here’s hoping we have more days together so we can build some momentum! This is an exciting time of year in kindergarten! Guided Reading begins this week. I will be sending more information about that home later. While we will begin it in the classroom, it might be until February before books will be sent home. We will see how it all unfolds. Our writing will also be stepping up to the next level. Up until now, we have been focusing on our pictures telling the story, but we will begin to put words to our pictures. All in all, this is when you are going to see tremendous growth!

In math we are finishing up our look at patterns. In literacy we will be reading the book The Jacket I Wear in the Snow, and also focusing on rhyming and producing rhymes. We will also be talking about using our “pointer power” to point to the words we read.

We have started something new in KD, we call it being an “Everyday Hero”. It’s finding kind things to do for others, being good friends and members of the class, all of those things that make us really fun people to be around. For our first Everyday Hero, we wrote a letter to a young girl who was hit by a car. All she wanted for Christmas was cards from people, so we sent her a get well letter:




Before Christmas, we were learning about people from all over the world. We read a story called Friendship Salad, and we made our own from fruit grown in so many different places. It was a lot of fun to learn about how other people live and celebrate life!


On Christmas Eve, my phone died. Right in the middle of texting someone! I lost all of my pictures that I had taken that last week of school. Luckily I had already uploaded some to the blog, so I thought I’d give you a taste of some of the things we were working on in December. Now I have a new phone, so I can’t wait to take more pictures!


I am looking forward to this month getting started! And I am looking forward to watching your children grow even more than they already have!

Ms. Marshall