October is going by so quickly!

We are having so much fun with our sight word practice!  The children learned how to make fortune teller paper projects to help with practicing sight words.  Every day we are practicing the words at school, and the children are getting in the routine of taking books home to read.  If the blue folders stay at home..it's ok!  I understand how busy families are.  I have been reminding children to bring the blue folders every day.

The new sight words this week are:  blue .   we    be .   he .  me . Mom

We have been working on word building strategies.  Word building means to be talking very slowly..like a robot, to figure out the sounds in the words.  The children are learning to do this on their own-and I am so proud!


***REMINDER****


Picture Day is Thursday, October 10th!


October 7th

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!

We sure had a great day!  We are working on mixing colours in Science.  The children read the book called"Mouse Paint" and it is such a great story about colour mixing!  We then experimented with colour to see what colour combinations can create.  The children are learning about plants-what do plant need to grow and live?  What is so important about plants?

In math, we are working on our number awareness.  We are refining our counting and writing skills to ensure our numbers are facing the correct way.

In Social, we are beginning sharing of our family and our pets.  Your child is welcome to share pictures of their families :)

It is amazing how proud they are of their families.   

In writing, we are creating a class book about what they are thankful for!!  I was so proud of the children and the things that they thought of that they are thankful for :)


On the Horizon:

Oct 10th (Thursday) is Picture Day

Oct 11th-PD Day -no school for students

Oct 14th-Thanksgiving Day-no school for students



October 3, 2019

We were having so much fun in the snow and the sun at recess!!  The children definitely love playing together to build with the perfect snow.  We have many snowmen on the school field.

We have our first fun lunch of the year tomorrow!  Coco Brooks pizza is the first lunch, and a big thank you to our parent council for always organizing this for us. Fun lunches are ordered through the Healthy Hunger website.  You can order far in advance if you would like!

Today, we read a book called One.  This is an amazing book about standing up for ourselves and for others.  It is an amazing use of colour and imagery to show how words can hurt someone, or make them feel deflated.


We have been working on this week's sight words:  and .  the .  school .  yellow . red

Today, the children made the words using play-doh.  The children also worked on the October page in their visual journals.  

The class has been refining their number formation.  The children worked hard to ensure the numbers were in the correct shape and direction.

We have been speaking about what we are thankful for!  The children had the most heartwarming responses today!  We will be making a book about our thankfulness.

On the Horizon:

Oct 3:  Fun lunch

Oct 10:  Picture Day



Please see the message below about ordering fun lunch.  This is such a great program, all put together by our parent council :)

Hello!

Healthy Hunger will once again be coming to your school and classrooms this year. 

Can you please put on your blogs:

“Healthy Hunger is happening again this year. Sign up to order lunches for your child(ren) on the selected days. Orders can be done for the year, or month to month. Healthy Hunger is also where you will register for some school events like Movie Night (first one is Toy Story 4 on Oct 10!)

Please sign up at https://healthyhunger.ca/

Important Dates:

Monday, September 30th is ORANGE SHIRT DAY!

October 3rd-  Coco Brooks Pizza Day

October10th- Picture Day

October 11th-  PD Day- No School for Students


We had such a great day!

We did a leaf exploration!  We thought we'd better do that before the snow flies!  We gathered leaves, and drew them with detail.  We looked closely at the colours that are in the leaves.  We measured the leaves, discussed what we liked about the leaf that we chose.  

Our sweet Mrs J (our EA) is going to Texas for a few months.  The children made her a beautiful book of a page from each child explaining what is special about Mrs J.  The book was SO heartwarming.  The children really adore her.

Tuesdays are going to be our Library day on a regular basis.  The children can take 2 books out at a time.  If they are finished their books early, they are welcome to exchange them earlier than that.  

We are writing on a daily basis, and the children are working so diligently on their letters and spelling!  I am so proud of them!

We are always developing our sight word knowledge.  The sight words this week are:

and   the   school   red    yellow

the other weeks are:

I   am   like   play  to

a   my   here    it    is

The poems that come home every week always have the sight words in them.  Your child can read the poems to you  :)


I appreciate all of your support.  I know that September is a big change for a lot of families :)


My blog is working again!!!  Thank you all for your patience :)

Today, we watched a video about Terry Fox and how his foundation helps so many people.  OUR TERRY FOX IS TOMORROW (Wednesday, September 24th).  The weather may a bit cool, so please have your child dress for the weather.  If you would like, we are collecting twonies for the Cancer Foundation.  Your child is welcome to bring the twonie to school this week.  Our goal is to raise $1000!  


Hello Parents!

Thank you so much for attending our Open House!  For the families that weren't able to make it, please don't hesitate to make another appointment-I completely understand how busy families are, especially this time of year.  I love to see how excited children are to show their parents what they have been working on :)



Hello Parents,

I hope you are all having a great week so far!  I just wanted to remind everyone that tomorrow is the SOGO program that is outdoors in the morning.  Please send your child with weather appropriate clothing.  There is a chance that it may rain.

I am really looking forward to seeing you on Thursday evening for the open house!!  That is this week at 6:00-7:30.

Thank you again!

Diana 🙂


Dear parents, I am sorry, I have not been able to update my blog-it has not been accessible to many staff due to a technical issue.  The update today is being put through a support contact. Please feel free to email me anytime at deleonard@cbe.ab.ca with any questions you may have.

Today, we practiced our sight words using "Magic Words". The children will bring some home tomorrow to show you their magic 🙂

The class has been very busy learning about various patterns!  The children have been creating patterns using blocks, colours and paper.  This will later translate to number patterns.  The children have been practicing skip counting with 10's and looking at what patterns they notice with those numbers.

In writing, the students have been refining their letter formations.  They have been looking at how upper case and lower case letters are different.  As well, they have been practicing their best letters!

In art, the children have been working on a self-portrait that we will be displaying in the hallways for our Open House.

*I have sent home a ME in a bag assignment.  The children are to bring 5 things that represent themselves to share with the class. Please, no breakable things, or things of value 🙂 . The children are more than welcome to bring in or send pictures through my email.  The children are sharing these-a few every day, so please send them next week if possible .  I am so excited to see them!

**In your child's backpack, in the blue folder, there is a Parent Viewpoint.  Please fill these out when you have a moment and send them in to me.  

I am looking forward to getting to know your child this year-and I am so excited to teach grade one!!!

Thank you for all of your support at this very exciting time for your child!  I know that they are very tired in the afternoons!

Diana Leonard 
Grade 1 Teacher
Evergreen School 



WELCOME TO GRADE ONE!!

My blog is now up and running :)

Thank you all for such a wonderful first week!

I am so delighted to have such a lovely group of children in our grade one class.

We have had such a great week establishing routines, getting used to full days, getting to know one another and learning some new concepts!  We have been playing cooperation games to create friendships and harmony in our space.

We have been working on our rhyming and movement skills in our morning routine.  


Some news:

Children have taken home a package, which has some important forms in an envelope.  Please fill out the forms and return as soon as possible.  The blue folder is for our communication, so I will be sending things home in this.  Please have your child bring this blue folder back daily.  Please feel free to email me if you ever need to get a hold of me at deleonard@cbe.ab.ca 

**A friendly reminder:  we have children in the school that are highly allergic to peanuts and/or other nut products.  We are keeping our school nut free to ensure that we can keep everyone safe (this includes Nutella please).


I am really looking forward to working with you all this year!!



Mrs. Leonard

October is going by so quickly!

We are having so much fun with our sight word practice!  The children learned how to make fortune teller paper projects to help with practicing sight words.  Every day we are practicing the words at school, and the children are getting in the routine of taking books home to read.  If the blue folders stay at home..it's ok!  I understand how busy families are.  I have been reminding children to bring the blue folders every day.

The new sight words this week are:  blue .   we    be .   he .  me . Mom

We have been working on word building strategies.  Word building means to be talking very slowly..like a robot, to figure out the sounds in the words.  The children are learning to do this on their own-and I am so proud!


***REMINDER****


Picture Day is Thursday, October 10th!


October 7th

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!

We sure had a great day!  We are working on mixing colours in Science.  The children read the book called"Mouse Paint" and it is such a great story about colour mixing!  We then experimented with colour to see what colour combinations can create.  The children are learning about plants-what do plant need to grow and live?  What is so important about plants?

In math, we are working on our number awareness.  We are refining our counting and writing skills to ensure our numbers are facing the correct way.

In Social, we are beginning sharing of our family and our pets.  Your child is welcome to share pictures of their families :)

It is amazing how proud they are of their families.   

In writing, we are creating a class book about what they are thankful for!!  I was so proud of the children and the things that they thought of that they are thankful for :)


On the Horizon:

Oct 10th (Thursday) is Picture Day

Oct 11th-PD Day -no school for students

Oct 14th-Thanksgiving Day-no school for students



October 3, 2019

We were having so much fun in the snow and the sun at recess!!  The children definitely love playing together to build with the perfect snow.  We have many snowmen on the school field.

We have our first fun lunch of the year tomorrow!  Coco Brooks pizza is the first lunch, and a big thank you to our parent council for always organizing this for us. Fun lunches are ordered through the Healthy Hunger website.  You can order far in advance if you would like!

Today, we read a book called One.  This is an amazing book about standing up for ourselves and for others.  It is an amazing use of colour and imagery to show how words can hurt someone, or make them feel deflated.


We have been working on this week's sight words:  and .  the .  school .  yellow . red

Today, the children made the words using play-doh.  The children also worked on the October page in their visual journals.  

The class has been refining their number formation.  The children worked hard to ensure the numbers were in the correct shape and direction.

We have been speaking about what we are thankful for!  The children had the most heartwarming responses today!  We will be making a book about our thankfulness.

On the Horizon:

Oct 3:  Fun lunch

Oct 10:  Picture Day



Please see the message below about ordering fun lunch.  This is such a great program, all put together by our parent council :)

Hello!

Healthy Hunger will once again be coming to your school and classrooms this year. 

Can you please put on your blogs:

“Healthy Hunger is happening again this year. Sign up to order lunches for your child(ren) on the selected days. Orders can be done for the year, or month to month. Healthy Hunger is also where you will register for some school events like Movie Night (first one is Toy Story 4 on Oct 10!)

Please sign up at https://healthyhunger.ca/

Important Dates:

Monday, September 30th is ORANGE SHIRT DAY!

October 3rd-  Coco Brooks Pizza Day

October10th- Picture Day

October 11th-  PD Day- No School for Students


We had such a great day!

We did a leaf exploration!  We thought we'd better do that before the snow flies!  We gathered leaves, and drew them with detail.  We looked closely at the colours that are in the leaves.  We measured the leaves, discussed what we liked about the leaf that we chose.  

Our sweet Mrs J (our EA) is going to Texas for a few months.  The children made her a beautiful book of a page from each child explaining what is special about Mrs J.  The book was SO heartwarming.  The children really adore her.

Tuesdays are going to be our Library day on a regular basis.  The children can take 2 books out at a time.  If they are finished their books early, they are welcome to exchange them earlier than that.  

We are writing on a daily basis, and the children are working so diligently on their letters and spelling!  I am so proud of them!

We are always developing our sight word knowledge.  The sight words this week are:

and   the   school   red    yellow

the other weeks are:

I   am   like   play  to

a   my   here    it    is

The poems that come home every week always have the sight words in them.  Your child can read the poems to you  :)


I appreciate all of your support.  I know that September is a big change for a lot of families :)


My blog is working again!!!  Thank you all for your patience :)

Today, we watched a video about Terry Fox and how his foundation helps so many people.  OUR TERRY FOX IS TOMORROW (Wednesday, September 24th).  The weather may a bit cool, so please have your child dress for the weather.  If you would like, we are collecting twonies for the Cancer Foundation.  Your child is welcome to bring the twonie to school this week.  Our goal is to raise $1000!  


Hello Parents!

Thank you so much for attending our Open House!  For the families that weren't able to make it, please don't hesitate to make another appointment-I completely understand how busy families are, especially this time of year.  I love to see how excited children are to show their parents what they have been working on :)



Hello Parents,

I hope you are all having a great week so far!  I just wanted to remind everyone that tomorrow is the SOGO program that is outdoors in the morning.  Please send your child with weather appropriate clothing.  There is a chance that it may rain.

I am really looking forward to seeing you on Thursday evening for the open house!!  That is this week at 6:00-7:30.

Thank you again!

Diana 🙂


Dear parents, I am sorry, I have not been able to update my blog-it has not been accessible to many staff due to a technical issue.  The update today is being put through a support contact. Please feel free to email me anytime at deleonard@cbe.ab.ca with any questions you may have.

Today, we practiced our sight words using "Magic Words". The children will bring some home tomorrow to show you their magic 🙂

The class has been very busy learning about various patterns!  The children have been creating patterns using blocks, colours and paper.  This will later translate to number patterns.  The children have been practicing skip counting with 10's and looking at what patterns they notice with those numbers.

In writing, the students have been refining their letter formations.  They have been looking at how upper case and lower case letters are different.  As well, they have been practicing their best letters!

In art, the children have been working on a self-portrait that we will be displaying in the hallways for our Open House.

*I have sent home a ME in a bag assignment.  The children are to bring 5 things that represent themselves to share with the class. Please, no breakable things, or things of value 🙂 . The children are more than welcome to bring in or send pictures through my email.  The children are sharing these-a few every day, so please send them next week if possible .  I am so excited to see them!

**In your child's backpack, in the blue folder, there is a Parent Viewpoint.  Please fill these out when you have a moment and send them in to me.  

I am looking forward to getting to know your child this year-and I am so excited to teach grade one!!!

Thank you for all of your support at this very exciting time for your child!  I know that they are very tired in the afternoons!

Diana Leonard 
Grade 1 Teacher
Evergreen School 



WELCOME TO GRADE ONE!!

My blog is now up and running :)

Thank you all for such a wonderful first week!

I am so delighted to have such a lovely group of children in our grade one class.

We have had such a great week establishing routines, getting used to full days, getting to know one another and learning some new concepts!  We have been playing cooperation games to create friendships and harmony in our space.

We have been working on our rhyming and movement skills in our morning routine.  


Some news:

Children have taken home a package, which has some important forms in an envelope.  Please fill out the forms and return as soon as possible.  The blue folder is for our communication, so I will be sending things home in this.  Please have your child bring this blue folder back daily.  Please feel free to email me if you ever need to get a hold of me at deleonard@cbe.ab.ca 

**A friendly reminder:  we have children in the school that are highly allergic to peanuts and/or other nut products.  We are keeping our school nut free to ensure that we can keep everyone safe (this includes Nutella please).


I am really looking forward to working with you all this year!!



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