January 24th Mrs. Hutchens and Mrs. Van

We had a great week with our Alien Inline Skating! We were so proud to see all of the students trying their best and learning new skills!

Math: Learning Intention for the week: I can subtract using pictures and numbers

We are continuing our working with subtraction this week. The grade 2s are expected to subtract using numbers up to 100 without regrouping, and the grade 3s subtract with numbers to 1000 with regrouping. We have challenged all students to try regrouping regardless of grade level and have been so pleased with all the hard work! If you are looking for ways to help your child at home you can help them with some basic fact practice.

Literacy: Learning Intention for the week: I can reflect on my writing my rereading and editing my work

We wrote about our 2020 goals, created a class story, learned about the bossy 'r' and played some fun literacy games this week. Next week we will continue working on descriptive writing using our 5 senses.

Social Studies: Learning Intention for the week: I can tell you about what life in Meteghan is like

The students are learning about how life may be different if you lived in Meteghan Nova Scotia. We talked about how location may affect life, what it means to be Acadian and explored some Acadian Folktales. Next week we will begin another research project, but this time we are going to be using computers to do our research. 

Reminders:

- Fun Lunch Thursday January 30th

- No school January 31st

- Please make sure to remember to provide a snack for your child on Friday :)


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Room 4 Update January 24th

What a week it has been!

Alien-Inline was a blast! We all had so much fun zooming around the gym and learning some tricks. Mrs. Yellowaga and Ms. Gamache were so impressed by the talent we saw, and the willingness to try something new!

What did we get up to this week?

Reading: As part of our daily reading, students have opportunities to read to their peers, read to their teachers to learn new skills, and plenty of practice for these skills by reading independently.

We start with learning to word attack – our Accuracy Café strategies. Then we apply our Comprehension, Fluency, and Expand Vocabulary strategies. We have been making such great progress in our reading! Students are showing some serious love for Magic Tree House, Mo Willems, and Max Lucado.

Writing: We have been diving deep into creating a Great Beginning for our narrative writing unit. We’ve looked at picture prompts and used our imaginations to create a strong beginning by using Dialogue, Action, Thought and Sound (also known as DATS). We’ve created some great beginnings so far, and shared them with our peers.

Math: Hop aboard the Sugar Cube Express! Students were tasked with finding or bringing items to class to talk about sugar content. Our problem of the week was if one sugar cube is 4 grams, how many sugar cubes are in your snack? We dipped our toes into the foundations of multiplication, repeated addition and subtraction, and increasing patterns. As an added bonus, the kids were shocked to see how much sugar they were consuming without even knowing it! We learned about how sugar affects our bodies and brains, and how sugar is still needed in moderation for us to be happy and healthy people.

Science: We are well into our Hot and Cold science unit! We have learned about how our homes are heated, how our school is heated, through both air and water. Students talked about ways in which temperatures affects them in their daily lives, and we've checked out fur, fat, and feathers as different types of insulators for different climates and temperatures.

Upcoming Reminders:

We have Calgary Campus Open Minds on April 20th, May 11, 12, 13, and 14th! This is a full week of field trips. Each day we will be exploring the Arts Commons downtown and experiencing a variety of different things. We need volunteers to make this trip possible. Please let us know if you can come for the whole week, or just a few days. Police clearance is required to volunteer.

Homework:

We’ve been making lists. Please make a list about different dog breeds for Monday!

Reading: It is an expectation that students are reading, at minimum, 20 minutes each night to encourage growth and a love for reading.

To make it more motivating, we have decided to Read Across Canada! Your child will be given a new reading log sheet. For each 20 minutes they read, they will travel a distance to different places in Canada.

For math, students can practice and fix their addition and subtraction sheets which we try to send home every Friday, or throughout the week.

Have a great weekend!

Miss Gamache and Mrs. Yellowaga



Mrs. Hutchens and Mrs. Van January 15th update

Math:

We answered some addition and subtraction word problems in math this week. We were challenging the students to read the questions carefully to pick out the important information. The students were able to practice some math skills on the iPads playing a game called Prodigy. We also had a math challenge at the beginning of the week with cards. Ask your child to show you the challenge!

Literacy:

We read a book about a kid that has a problem and wrote about a problem in our own life. We also had the students practice some free choice writing as well. 

Science:

We learned about hot and cold temperatures and tested different insulators. We had the students put ice in three different cups and test different insulators (fabric, felt, yarn, cotton batting, cotton balls, bubble wrap, tin foil). We also learned that animals have different ways they cool and warm themselves. 

Reminders:

* We desperately need volunteers for our Calgary Campus Open Minds field trip!

* Home Reading Logs are being sent home for you to sign each night.

* Inline skating starts next week. Please send a helmet with your child on Monday

* Family Skate Night is on January 23rd

* Book orders due January 24th

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Room 4 Update January 13th

Welcome back to school, everybody!

Please note that the report cards that were released in December are only available online - you will need to ensure your PowerSchool account is activated and ready for access. If you are confused by this, please contact the school at 403-777-8610 and our lovely admin assistant Tara can help you out! 

What did we get up to last week?

Reading: assessments, easy abundant reading, guided reading groups, and of course our favourite,'Flashlight Friday'! Kids are reading to themselves, to others, and of course with the teachers. We are all making great progress in our ability to ready accurately, fluently and with expression! We are also working on our comprehension - after all, we all read to understand!

Writing: assessments, writing about our hope and dreams for 2020, reader response for You Are Mine by Max Lucado. Our writing is getting neater, and our content is becoming more developed. We are all working on generating ideas about topics and learning to talk on paper!

Math: Patterning, increasing and decreasing patterns, patterns in the world, addition and subtraction strategies for 2 digit numbers

Other: Floor hockey in gym, Snowman art with pastels, and music with Mrs. Amanda!

Upcoming Reminders:

Please return Alien-Inline skating forms as soon as you can. 

We skate January 20th-23rd. Your child will need to be sent to school with a helmet so they can skate.

Thanks families, stay warm!

Miss Gamache and Mrs. Yellowaga



 



 

 






Grade 2/3 Team


January 24th Mrs. Hutchens and Mrs. Van

We had a great week with our Alien Inline Skating! We were so proud to see all of the students trying their best and learning new skills!

Math: Learning Intention for the week: I can subtract using pictures and numbers

We are continuing our working with subtraction this week. The grade 2s are expected to subtract using numbers up to 100 without regrouping, and the grade 3s subtract with numbers to 1000 with regrouping. We have challenged all students to try regrouping regardless of grade level and have been so pleased with all the hard work! If you are looking for ways to help your child at home you can help them with some basic fact practice.

Literacy: Learning Intention for the week: I can reflect on my writing my rereading and editing my work

We wrote about our 2020 goals, created a class story, learned about the bossy 'r' and played some fun literacy games this week. Next week we will continue working on descriptive writing using our 5 senses.

Social Studies: Learning Intention for the week: I can tell you about what life in Meteghan is like

The students are learning about how life may be different if you lived in Meteghan Nova Scotia. We talked about how location may affect life, what it means to be Acadian and explored some Acadian Folktales. Next week we will begin another research project, but this time we are going to be using computers to do our research. 

Reminders:

- Fun Lunch Thursday January 30th

- No school January 31st

- Please make sure to remember to provide a snack for your child on Friday :)


___________________________________________________________________________________

Room 4 Update January 24th

What a week it has been!

Alien-Inline was a blast! We all had so much fun zooming around the gym and learning some tricks. Mrs. Yellowaga and Ms. Gamache were so impressed by the talent we saw, and the willingness to try something new!

What did we get up to this week?

Reading: As part of our daily reading, students have opportunities to read to their peers, read to their teachers to learn new skills, and plenty of practice for these skills by reading independently.

We start with learning to word attack – our Accuracy Café strategies. Then we apply our Comprehension, Fluency, and Expand Vocabulary strategies. We have been making such great progress in our reading! Students are showing some serious love for Magic Tree House, Mo Willems, and Max Lucado.

Writing: We have been diving deep into creating a Great Beginning for our narrative writing unit. We’ve looked at picture prompts and used our imaginations to create a strong beginning by using Dialogue, Action, Thought and Sound (also known as DATS). We’ve created some great beginnings so far, and shared them with our peers.

Math: Hop aboard the Sugar Cube Express! Students were tasked with finding or bringing items to class to talk about sugar content. Our problem of the week was if one sugar cube is 4 grams, how many sugar cubes are in your snack? We dipped our toes into the foundations of multiplication, repeated addition and subtraction, and increasing patterns. As an added bonus, the kids were shocked to see how much sugar they were consuming without even knowing it! We learned about how sugar affects our bodies and brains, and how sugar is still needed in moderation for us to be happy and healthy people.

Science: We are well into our Hot and Cold science unit! We have learned about how our homes are heated, how our school is heated, through both air and water. Students talked about ways in which temperatures affects them in their daily lives, and we've checked out fur, fat, and feathers as different types of insulators for different climates and temperatures.

Upcoming Reminders:

We have Calgary Campus Open Minds on April 20th, May 11, 12, 13, and 14th! This is a full week of field trips. Each day we will be exploring the Arts Commons downtown and experiencing a variety of different things. We need volunteers to make this trip possible. Please let us know if you can come for the whole week, or just a few days. Police clearance is required to volunteer.

Homework:

We’ve been making lists. Please make a list about different dog breeds for Monday!

Reading: It is an expectation that students are reading, at minimum, 20 minutes each night to encourage growth and a love for reading.

To make it more motivating, we have decided to Read Across Canada! Your child will be given a new reading log sheet. For each 20 minutes they read, they will travel a distance to different places in Canada.

For math, students can practice and fix their addition and subtraction sheets which we try to send home every Friday, or throughout the week.

Have a great weekend!

Miss Gamache and Mrs. Yellowaga



Mrs. Hutchens and Mrs. Van January 15th update

Math:

We answered some addition and subtraction word problems in math this week. We were challenging the students to read the questions carefully to pick out the important information. The students were able to practice some math skills on the iPads playing a game called Prodigy. We also had a math challenge at the beginning of the week with cards. Ask your child to show you the challenge!

Literacy:

We read a book about a kid that has a problem and wrote about a problem in our own life. We also had the students practice some free choice writing as well. 

Science:

We learned about hot and cold temperatures and tested different insulators. We had the students put ice in three different cups and test different insulators (fabric, felt, yarn, cotton batting, cotton balls, bubble wrap, tin foil). We also learned that animals have different ways they cool and warm themselves. 

Reminders:

* We desperately need volunteers for our Calgary Campus Open Minds field trip!

* Home Reading Logs are being sent home for you to sign each night.

* Inline skating starts next week. Please send a helmet with your child on Monday

* Family Skate Night is on January 23rd

* Book orders due January 24th

______________________________________________________________________

Room 4 Update January 13th

Welcome back to school, everybody!

Please note that the report cards that were released in December are only available online - you will need to ensure your PowerSchool account is activated and ready for access. If you are confused by this, please contact the school at 403-777-8610 and our lovely admin assistant Tara can help you out! 

What did we get up to last week?

Reading: assessments, easy abundant reading, guided reading groups, and of course our favourite,'Flashlight Friday'! Kids are reading to themselves, to others, and of course with the teachers. We are all making great progress in our ability to ready accurately, fluently and with expression! We are also working on our comprehension - after all, we all read to understand!

Writing: assessments, writing about our hope and dreams for 2020, reader response for You Are Mine by Max Lucado. Our writing is getting neater, and our content is becoming more developed. We are all working on generating ideas about topics and learning to talk on paper!

Math: Patterning, increasing and decreasing patterns, patterns in the world, addition and subtraction strategies for 2 digit numbers

Other: Floor hockey in gym, Snowman art with pastels, and music with Mrs. Amanda!

Upcoming Reminders:

Please return Alien-Inline skating forms as soon as you can. 

We skate January 20th-23rd. Your child will need to be sent to school with a helmet so they can skate.

Thanks families, stay warm!

Miss Gamache and Mrs. Yellowaga



 



 

 






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