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April 17-21 April 18, 2017

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I hope everyone had a restful long weekend. It’s hard to believe there is only a week and a half left of April. The time is starting to really fly by! As I’ve been observing the class in the past few weeks I have been so impressed with the way the are starting to look out for each other, how they are beginning to work together, and to problem solve most situations. This is the time of year to look around and think, “Yes. They’ve got it!” And “got it” they have.

Here’s what we’re working on this week:
Our book is called Rosie’s Walk, about a hen who goes for a walk around the barnyard followed by a pesky fox. This is also the book we are doing our Spring Concert around, so we have had extra fun with this story.

We are working on silent reading during Guided Reading time. The class really enjoyed book bag.s today- each group is given 4 books in their book bag to read over. Some are ones we’ve read already, and some are new, but very easily read. This will give us great practice for putting our reading strategies all together.

For our sight words we will be finishing up he, she, me, and will add with. That should cover all of our sight words for the year. From here on out, we will continue to review letters, letter sounds, and sight words.

In writing we are finishing up some books, and beginning new ones. We are emphasizing what a story is, and how to write with a “bold beginning”, a “magnificent middle” and an “excellent ending”.

In math we will finish up number sense and continue to review patterns.

We continue to encourage being “every day heroes” and this week we will talk about the Earth and how we can take care of it.

Have a great week!

Mrs. Marshall

 

Pajama Day Friday April 13 for Easter Seals- $1 April 12, 2017

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April 10-14 April 10, 2017

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Hello Parents,

We have a short week this week, but lots to do. If you haven’t heard, we’ve been reading stories about a favourite Kindergarten character, Mrs. Wishy-Washy. This week we will finish up her stories with “The Hole in the Tub”.

We will be doing some reading, sight word, and letter assessments this week. I will no longer be sending guided reading books home. As the nights get longer, it becomes more of a chore to do our reading. Also, I have been having a hard time getting the books back on time, as well as finding that only 1/2 of our class is doing their nightly reading. We will be still be working on our reading, but we will use class time for this. Thank you for understanding.

We will add the sight words he, she, me to our list. We will also continue working on beginning and ending sounds as well as stretching out our words and writing the sounds down that we hear.

In math we will re-visit patterns for the rest of the month.

Remember there is no school on Friday due to Good Friday, and no school on Monday due to Easter Monday. Enjoy the extra long weekend with your family!

Have a great week,

Mrs. Marshall

We have been emphasizing the need to be “everyday heroes” in class. I think it’s been really beneficial for us to realize all it takes is to remember to be kind and to help out others. This has been going extremely well, and I am so proud of the thoughtfulness that is being demonstrated each day.

Here are some links to some great videos too:

Everyday Heroes

My Own Two Hands

The Amazing Song

 

Working on our sight words during the day.

 

March 13-17 March 13, 2017

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20170310_133609.jpgIt was so great to see all of you and speak about how great your child is doing last Thursday! I hope you are as proud of their growth as I am! This is the bulletin board I had hoped would be ready before Parent/Teacher Interviews. Unfortunately we ran out of time last week, so I thought I’d at least show you a picture. We mixed the paint for the orange, green, and purple, which is always a lot of fun!

This week we will continue to talk about colours and rainbows. We will finish up our number printing, and will have a lot more fun with our problem solving tasks. Our sight words will remain by, come, on. We will be talking about our “bold beginnings” with our writing, and will continue as usual with guided reading.

Lots to do this last week before break. If anyone is interested in sending in something for St. Patrick’s Day, please feel free! Friday will be a fun day, with the “holiday” and the last day before March Break.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, let me know!

Mrs. Marshall

 

March 6-10 March 6, 2017

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It’s hard to believe there is only a week and a half until March Break. Lot’s to do in that time though!

In Math we are looking at numbers and discovering ways we can break them into two parts.

In literacy we are learning the sight words on, come, by. Our big book is What Will The Weather Be Like Today.

In writing we are learning about planning our stories into a beginning, middle, and end. We have created our covers, and now we are plotting our stories. Next week we will write them:

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Guided Reading books will go home this week. Please remember to have them back by Thursday, especially as this is a short week.

Remember Thursday evening and Friday day are Parent Teacher Interview Days.I look forward to seeing everyone and discussing your child’s progress. There will be no school on Friday.

Once again there will be a Book Fair. Our class is scheduled to go to the Fair on Thursday afternoon.

Have a great week!

Mrs. Marshall

 

Feb 27-March 3 February 27, 2017

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It’s hard to believe March is almost upon us! Time will really start to fly now! With March comes report cards and Parent/Teacher interviews. I am sending home the slips today. I used the same times as the fall interviews, so if that time won’t work for you, please let me know ASAP and we can figure out a time that works best.

This week:

Math: We will be looking into separating numbers into two groups (part/part/whole) and representing our thinking on paper.

Literacy: A new book: The Jacket I Wear in the Snow

Sight words: love, you

We have finished our letters, but will continue to review them, particularly our letter formation. Remember: Where do we start our letters? At the Top!

For Guided Reading I will be doing a quick assessment of our progress on Monday and Tuesday. If time allows, I will be sending books home on Tuesday. If not, that practice will resume next week.

In Writing, we are thinking about the structure of a book- the cover, the beginning, middle, and end, etc.

I am sending home our printing journals!

Have a great week!

Mrs. Marshall

 

Thursday is the Day! February 22, 2017

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Due to Pajama Day this Friday, make sure your child is dressed for sledding in the morning. We will be going out around 9:30 and will stay outside until after first recess (10:45).