Upcoming school events are in our monthly Evergreen School calendar.

New popcorn word cards

Please look inside your child's folder for new popcorn word cards.  The new popcorn words for the week are:  park   yes    no    come   all

This morning we arrived to see our plants have grown significantly.  Many plants now have roots, a stem and leaves.  Today we transplanted many pea seeds to give them more space and nutrients from the soil to grow stronger.  

In math we are practicing counting by 1s, 10s and 5s.  We often sing songs to help us remember.  Here are some links: 

Big Numbers song:https://www.google.ca/search?c...

Climbing up this mountain - Count by 10s: https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

Count by 5s: https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

We also made our own 1-20 counting beads and organized our beads in 5s.  


Peas are growing 

Every morning the students are arriving so excited to look at their pea seed to see what growth has taken place over night.  They are noticing the root, seed coat and stem.  Look at these cool peas!  

In math we are learning new vocabulary such as estimating (making smart guesses), comparing, greater, more and less.  Below is a series of pictures of a cup with gems.  We made an estimation for the first cup on the left and then compared the other cups to make smart guesses for how many there were in the other cups. Ask your child to explain.  The answers were hidden ... then revealed. 

 

No School Friday and Monday

Snow again!

Oh my ... it seems more like winter than fall time.  We will be going outside regularly if it is not too cold.  Thank you for helping (once again) your child be prepared to crawl around and play in the snow.  This afternoon we continued looking at seeds and compared their size, shape and colour.  We also learned that Fall time is when seeds dry up.  It is also the time when seeds are carried on the wind or in the water or by animals and become planted where they wait until spring time to grow.  We are fortunate to have growing lights in our class so we can begin the growing cycle early.  Today we planted all the seeds we looked at which are basil, bean, pea, pumpkin, tomato, cucumber, sunflower and morning-glory.  None of the plants are labelled so we will need to be scientists and look closely to identify the plants as they grow.  


Planting 

Last Friday we planted our own pea seed in a bag with a wet towel.  We will continue to take care of it and watch the changes up close.  Today we looked at variety of seeds and planted them in peat pellets. The first peat pellet is what it looks like before it absorbs water.  

 Our new popcorn words this week are:  

* she    * are    * go   * going   * at 

Today a sharing calendar for Oct. / Nov. was sent home.  The topic is Family & Pets.  Your child is either signed up for October or November so please mark down the date.  When it is your child's day to share 1-3 pictures can be emailed if desired. A note with more details about our sharing will be sent home tomorrow. In math we listened to the story Chrysanthemum and then compared the number of letters in our name with our classmates.  We needed to figure out if our name had more or less letters others.  

Upcoming Dates:

October 10th - Picture Day 

October 11th - PD Day - No school for students

October 14th -  No school (Thanksgiving)

October 15th - Scholastic book orders due (optional)

Zones of Regulation 

Today during our morning meeting we discussed the different Zones of Regulation.  Everyone was so settled showing they were in the Green Zone and ready for learning.  We talked about how sometimes during transitions and before / during / after recess we can be in the Yellow Zone and that we may need strategies to help us move back to the Green Zone so that everyone is safe and able to learn.  We may also be in the Blue Zone when we are feeling sick, sleepy and / or sad.  Throughout the year, we will continue to deepen our understanding of the Zones of Regulation and to help us be safe, caring and engaged learners.  See below for the charts for more information about the Zones and Calming strategies. 

Upcoming Dates:

October 10th - Picture Day 

October 11th - PD Day - No school for students

October 14th -  No school (Thanksgiving)


Fun Lunch & Learning Commons

Tomorrow there is Fun Lunch for students who ordered. We will also be going to the Learning Commons as a class so students can be bring back their books. We have also started home reading.  Yipee!  Books, books, books ...  After your child has practiced it, the book can be returned the next day to exchange for a new one.  


Today we listened to the story LMNOPeas and began creating our own 'pea' green characters by mixing yellow and blue paint.  We also added some white to create a lighter shade.  Tomorrow we will be adding the details to reflect our unique selves.  


Every Child Matters

Today we learned about why we recognize Orange Shirt Day and how all children matter.  We listened to a message from an elder and listened to the story When We Were Alone which was so kindly shared by a student.  http://www.orangeshirtday.org/

This weeks new popcorn words are:   * blue  * we  * me   * be   * he 

Today we enjoyed a lot of time in the snow at recess / lunch and wrote about 'Snowtember.' When we write a class journal together, Mrs. McLarty does the writing and the students share their ideas.  The focus is adding to Our Grade One Story and we have the journal in our class library to enjoy.  We concentrate on communicating our ideas clearly and Mrs. McLarty sequences the ideas.  The shared writing experience also models how to leave spaces and spell words.    

Upcoming dates 

September 30th - Orange Shirt Day

October 3rd - Fun Lunch (Coco Brooks)

October 10th - Picture Day

October 11th - PD Day - No school for students


Parent Council Message 

“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/ 

Thank you! Evergreen School Council 

Like us on FB for information, too!”

Learning Commons tomorrow

Students can bring back their books to exchange in the Learning Commons tomorrow (Thursday). This afternoon we had a fantastic Terry Fox Run / Walk.  Everyone tried their best.   Thank you for all the toonies that will be donated to the Terry Fox Foundation for Cancer Research - every amount helps and continues to spread hope.

In literacy we began our drawing / writing about our 'Me Bag' sharing.  We are learning to use spaces, print neatly and communicate our ideas.  In math we are continuing our learning about patterns by using actions, different materials and drawings.  One of the hardest patterns was ABBA.  Here are some of our creations:

.  


Important notes:

1) Mrs. McLarty will be away on Thursday and Friday.  Please contact the office if you need to send a message to your child. 

2) Early dismissal on Friday (11:50 am)  

Terry Fox Run - Walk Wednesday 

Our annual Terry Fox Run - Walk school event has been changed to this Wednesday afternoon.  Please have your child wearing clothes they can comfortably run / walk in, as well as a water bottle in case they are extra thirsty.  As well, we are still collecting toonies for Terry.

Our new popcorn sight words this week are: 

* and    * the   * school  * red   * yellow 

We have begun writing our popcorn words in sentences and learning to leave spaces between words.  We are also learning to printing letters in the lines using mostly lower case letters and forming letters from top to bottom.  Popcorn sight word rings will be sent home tomorrow.

This morning we also had gym and music.  Ask your child what songs they are learning.  In Science we listened to the song 'Seasons of the Year' as we were making a seasons spinner.  Happy FALL!

This afternoon we had our first Fire Drill.  Students did a very good job being Safe, Silent & Serious. 

Open House tomorrow night 

All families (children included) are invited to come to Evergreen anytime between 6:00 - 7:30 pm.  It is an opportunity to visit our class and other learning spaces, gather information about our routines and Grade 1 program, as well as, ask questions.

SoGo Adventure Running 

Today students did a FANTASTIC job running in Fish Creek.  They had so much energy and are so FIT.  Great to see!  They also stayed safe and took care of each other which was very heart-warming.  

Important information:

1) Tomorrow we will be going to the Learning Commons.  The loan period is usually 2 weeks.  If your child would like to get a new book, please have them return it tomorrow.  

2) Scholastic orders due tomorrow

3) Please return parent viewpoints if they haven't been sent it yet.  Thank you.

4) No School on Friday.  It is a Professional Learning Day for teachers.  

Fish Creek tomorrow

We will be going to Fish Creek Park in the morning (9:00 - 12:00) for our SoGo Adventure.  

Students need to be dressed for physical activity in the outdoors. Please help your child be prepared to be outside every day next week from Monday to Thursday.

Here is a list of items they will need:

* Running shoes with a good tread 

* Athletic pants or shorts depending on the terrain and temperature (long pants protect from prickles)

* Wind or rain jacket (please check the weather forecast each day)

* A snack that can fit in their pocket

* Toque and light gloves if the day looks like it will be cold

This year we will be looking like scientists and artists at one tree in our school yard throughout the seasons. Today we sketched what it looks like in the late summer with full green leaves. 


Endurance running today

Wow!  Your children did an amazing job doing endurance running today for SoGo.  They ran around a marked off area in the naturalization area. Many students ran 6 - 11 laps non-stop, even in the warm sun.  Having a water bottle made a big difference. Tomorrow we will be outside again from 2:00 - 3:00.   Wednesday morning (9:00- 12:00) will be Grade 1s SoGo adventure run in Fish Creek.  

Our new "popcorn" sight words this week are:

* a   * my  * here   * it   * is 

In math we learned a new game Yahtzee (easier version).  Students use 2 dice and add them together to practice recognizing dots on a dice at a glance (subitizing) and adding them together.  The first person to cover all numbers gets a "Yahtzee" and wins. 

  

SOGO adventure running 

Next week our students will be participating in SOGO adventure running program. Please have your child dress for the weather and wear comfortable clothing, as well as appropriate shoes.  Our schedule is the following: Monday and Tuesday outside on our school field (2:00 - 3:00 pm) and Wednesday morning at Fish Creek Park from 9:00-12:00. Here is a link describing the  program http://www.sogoadventurerunnin...

Upcoming dates:

1) Evergreen Open House - Thursday Sept. 19th. Come visit the school and classroom between 6:00 - 7:30 pm to learn more about your child's learning space. 


Dare to Care Assembly 

Today we had a Dare to Care Assembly where we learned ways to get along with others.  Ms. Kim explained to us the difference between social conflict and bullying.  We also learned how to stand tall like a giraffe and solve our problems by telling others politely to "stop it" if we don't like a behaviour and calmly asking an adult for help. If you would like more information you can follow the attached link.  https://www.daretocare.ca/  

Important info:

1) A parent / guardian viewpoint was sent home today and can be returned in folders 

2) Scholastic book orders were also sent home.  Please note they are optional.  Orders can be submitted online or by sending the forms with a cheque in your child's blue communication folder. Orders are due next Thursday Sept. 19th.

3) As a school we are collecting Toonies for Terry for Terry Fox Foundation Cancer Research



Poetry

Today we learned a new poem called I am Me.  We were able to find and highlight the popcorn words I and am.  When we learn new poems we read it together several times as a class looking for sight words and rhymes.  We draw pictures to help us remember new words.  

Today we also had gym with Mrs. Roworth and music with Ms Bell.  We have gym every day and music on Monday and Wednesday.  Tomorrow we will be going to the Learning Commons to see Mrs. Schuman and sign out new books.  

Wet weather

Thank you to everyone who helped your child prepare for the rainy wet weather today as we enjoyed the fresh air and drizzle at lunch hour and in the afternoon for recess. Throughout the year, we will be going outside at lunch hour and for recess if it isn't too wet or cold.  

In Literacy we practiced our "popcorn" sight words by spelling them using white crayons and markers.  They were sent home to share and practice.  

In Math we created a graph to show when we will be having our birthdays.  We noticed that they are spread out throughout the year with only 1-3 people in the same month.  

 

"Me" Bag Sharing 

In your child's folder is information about our "Me" bag sharing.  Students can bring their items starting tomorrow for the next few weeks.  Mrs. McLarty shared her items which were: 

1. A bookmark because she loves to read and make bookmarks. 

2. A charm bracelet from when she was younger with charms of skis, a music note, ballet shoes, skates and a bike. 

3. A golf ball because she spends a lot of time on golf courses with her 2 boys.  

4.  A rock with a painted flower because she loves nature, flowers and growing plants. 

POPCORN WORDS

This year we will be learning a lot of new sight words which we call "popcorn" words because they "pop" up frequently when reading and writing.  

The popcorn words this week are:   * I    * am  * like    * to   * play 

Today we practiced spelling these words by making them using play dough.  

MATH

In math we made patterns using unifix cubes.  We created a pattern and then our classmates extended them.  Here are some patterns we discussed and sorted based on similarities.  

AB AB AB     ABC ABC ABC       ABB ABB ABB      AAB AAB AAB      

ABBC ABBC ABBC      ABBACC   ABBACC   ABBACC

Early Dismissal tomorrow at 11:50

Today your child brought home a new home-school blue folder.  It is inside a plastic bag for protection.  It would be appreciated if both are sent back to school daily.  It will be used for home school communication.  A brown envelope with forms from the office was included today and can be returned ASAP.  The folder will also be used for home reading which will begin in a few weeks.  

We went to the gym today with a grade 2 class and reviewed how to move safely in the gym space.  At the start of the day we built math patterns using unifix cubes.  We also listened to a story called On the Day You Were Born and drew a small self portrait for our birthday graph.   

 

Second Day of Grade 1 

Today we continued learning about our Grade 1 routines.  We talked about making sure we eat healthy foods at snack time in the morning and making sure we save food for lunch time.  Since our lunch time is 2nd we are learning to listen for the bell to tell us to come inside and eat.  Everyone did a great job helping each other today!  

This year, we will be learning many sight words to help us learn to read.  Today we learned a new poem that we illustrated.  Poems are organized in a folder that are sent home and returned periodically throughout the year to share and practice.  Today's poem had the sight word and.

Important notes:

1) Please ensure that no food with nuts / peanuts are sent to school as we have several children in our school with severe allergies.  

2) Sending a water bottle to school every day is helpful to keep your child hydrated. 

3) Extra clothes can be sent to school and kept on their coat hook.  


First Day of Grade 1 

We had a great first day of Grade 1!  Thank you for helping your child get settled this morning and ease the transition. I am very excited to get to know your child and support them with their learning throughout the year.  

Today we learned about different routines in our class and school - especially for recess and lunch.  At lunch time our class will be playing outside for the first part (12:00- 12:24) and eating inside afterwards (12:24-12:47).  

We listened to two stories today - First Day Jitters and I'm Here.  Both books were about the different feelings that we may have when experiencing new things for the first time such as: nervousness and excitement.  We also drew and wrote about our play dough creations. In math, we practiced counting to 100! 

My email for communication is: dlmclarty@cbe.ab.ca


Mrs. McLarty

Upcoming school events are in our monthly Evergreen School calendar.

New popcorn word cards

Please look inside your child's folder for new popcorn word cards.  The new popcorn words for the week are:  park   yes    no    come   all

This morning we arrived to see our plants have grown significantly.  Many plants now have roots, a stem and leaves.  Today we transplanted many pea seeds to give them more space and nutrients from the soil to grow stronger.  

In math we are practicing counting by 1s, 10s and 5s.  We often sing songs to help us remember.  Here are some links: 

Big Numbers song:https://www.google.ca/search?c...

Climbing up this mountain - Count by 10s: https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

Count by 5s: https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

We also made our own 1-20 counting beads and organized our beads in 5s.  


Peas are growing 

Every morning the students are arriving so excited to look at their pea seed to see what growth has taken place over night.  They are noticing the root, seed coat and stem.  Look at these cool peas!  

In math we are learning new vocabulary such as estimating (making smart guesses), comparing, greater, more and less.  Below is a series of pictures of a cup with gems.  We made an estimation for the first cup on the left and then compared the other cups to make smart guesses for how many there were in the other cups. Ask your child to explain.  The answers were hidden ... then revealed. 

 

No School Friday and Monday

Snow again!

Oh my ... it seems more like winter than fall time.  We will be going outside regularly if it is not too cold.  Thank you for helping (once again) your child be prepared to crawl around and play in the snow.  This afternoon we continued looking at seeds and compared their size, shape and colour.  We also learned that Fall time is when seeds dry up.  It is also the time when seeds are carried on the wind or in the water or by animals and become planted where they wait until spring time to grow.  We are fortunate to have growing lights in our class so we can begin the growing cycle early.  Today we planted all the seeds we looked at which are basil, bean, pea, pumpkin, tomato, cucumber, sunflower and morning-glory.  None of the plants are labelled so we will need to be scientists and look closely to identify the plants as they grow.  


Planting 

Last Friday we planted our own pea seed in a bag with a wet towel.  We will continue to take care of it and watch the changes up close.  Today we looked at variety of seeds and planted them in peat pellets. The first peat pellet is what it looks like before it absorbs water.  

 Our new popcorn words this week are:  

* she    * are    * go   * going   * at 

Today a sharing calendar for Oct. / Nov. was sent home.  The topic is Family & Pets.  Your child is either signed up for October or November so please mark down the date.  When it is your child's day to share 1-3 pictures can be emailed if desired. A note with more details about our sharing will be sent home tomorrow. In math we listened to the story Chrysanthemum and then compared the number of letters in our name with our classmates.  We needed to figure out if our name had more or less letters others.  

Upcoming Dates:

October 10th - Picture Day 

October 11th - PD Day - No school for students

October 14th -  No school (Thanksgiving)

October 15th - Scholastic book orders due (optional)

Zones of Regulation 

Today during our morning meeting we discussed the different Zones of Regulation.  Everyone was so settled showing they were in the Green Zone and ready for learning.  We talked about how sometimes during transitions and before / during / after recess we can be in the Yellow Zone and that we may need strategies to help us move back to the Green Zone so that everyone is safe and able to learn.  We may also be in the Blue Zone when we are feeling sick, sleepy and / or sad.  Throughout the year, we will continue to deepen our understanding of the Zones of Regulation and to help us be safe, caring and engaged learners.  See below for the charts for more information about the Zones and Calming strategies. 

Upcoming Dates:

October 10th - Picture Day 

October 11th - PD Day - No school for students

October 14th -  No school (Thanksgiving)


Fun Lunch & Learning Commons

Tomorrow there is Fun Lunch for students who ordered. We will also be going to the Learning Commons as a class so students can be bring back their books. We have also started home reading.  Yipee!  Books, books, books ...  After your child has practiced it, the book can be returned the next day to exchange for a new one.  


Today we listened to the story LMNOPeas and began creating our own 'pea' green characters by mixing yellow and blue paint.  We also added some white to create a lighter shade.  Tomorrow we will be adding the details to reflect our unique selves.  


Every Child Matters

Today we learned about why we recognize Orange Shirt Day and how all children matter.  We listened to a message from an elder and listened to the story When We Were Alone which was so kindly shared by a student.  http://www.orangeshirtday.org/

This weeks new popcorn words are:   * blue  * we  * me   * be   * he 

Today we enjoyed a lot of time in the snow at recess / lunch and wrote about 'Snowtember.' When we write a class journal together, Mrs. McLarty does the writing and the students share their ideas.  The focus is adding to Our Grade One Story and we have the journal in our class library to enjoy.  We concentrate on communicating our ideas clearly and Mrs. McLarty sequences the ideas.  The shared writing experience also models how to leave spaces and spell words.    

Upcoming dates 

September 30th - Orange Shirt Day

October 3rd - Fun Lunch (Coco Brooks)

October 10th - Picture Day

October 11th - PD Day - No school for students


Parent Council Message 

“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/ 

Thank you! Evergreen School Council 

Like us on FB for information, too!”

Learning Commons tomorrow

Students can bring back their books to exchange in the Learning Commons tomorrow (Thursday). This afternoon we had a fantastic Terry Fox Run / Walk.  Everyone tried their best.   Thank you for all the toonies that will be donated to the Terry Fox Foundation for Cancer Research - every amount helps and continues to spread hope.

In literacy we began our drawing / writing about our 'Me Bag' sharing.  We are learning to use spaces, print neatly and communicate our ideas.  In math we are continuing our learning about patterns by using actions, different materials and drawings.  One of the hardest patterns was ABBA.  Here are some of our creations:

.  


Important notes:

1) Mrs. McLarty will be away on Thursday and Friday.  Please contact the office if you need to send a message to your child. 

2) Early dismissal on Friday (11:50 am)  

Terry Fox Run - Walk Wednesday 

Our annual Terry Fox Run - Walk school event has been changed to this Wednesday afternoon.  Please have your child wearing clothes they can comfortably run / walk in, as well as a water bottle in case they are extra thirsty.  As well, we are still collecting toonies for Terry.

Our new popcorn sight words this week are: 

* and    * the   * school  * red   * yellow 

We have begun writing our popcorn words in sentences and learning to leave spaces between words.  We are also learning to printing letters in the lines using mostly lower case letters and forming letters from top to bottom.  Popcorn sight word rings will be sent home tomorrow.

This morning we also had gym and music.  Ask your child what songs they are learning.  In Science we listened to the song 'Seasons of the Year' as we were making a seasons spinner.  Happy FALL!

This afternoon we had our first Fire Drill.  Students did a very good job being Safe, Silent & Serious. 

Open House tomorrow night 

All families (children included) are invited to come to Evergreen anytime between 6:00 - 7:30 pm.  It is an opportunity to visit our class and other learning spaces, gather information about our routines and Grade 1 program, as well as, ask questions.

SoGo Adventure Running 

Today students did a FANTASTIC job running in Fish Creek.  They had so much energy and are so FIT.  Great to see!  They also stayed safe and took care of each other which was very heart-warming.  

Important information:

1) Tomorrow we will be going to the Learning Commons.  The loan period is usually 2 weeks.  If your child would like to get a new book, please have them return it tomorrow.  

2) Scholastic orders due tomorrow

3) Please return parent viewpoints if they haven't been sent it yet.  Thank you.

4) No School on Friday.  It is a Professional Learning Day for teachers.  

Fish Creek tomorrow

We will be going to Fish Creek Park in the morning (9:00 - 12:00) for our SoGo Adventure.  

Students need to be dressed for physical activity in the outdoors. Please help your child be prepared to be outside every day next week from Monday to Thursday.

Here is a list of items they will need:

* Running shoes with a good tread 

* Athletic pants or shorts depending on the terrain and temperature (long pants protect from prickles)

* Wind or rain jacket (please check the weather forecast each day)

* A snack that can fit in their pocket

* Toque and light gloves if the day looks like it will be cold

This year we will be looking like scientists and artists at one tree in our school yard throughout the seasons. Today we sketched what it looks like in the late summer with full green leaves. 


Endurance running today

Wow!  Your children did an amazing job doing endurance running today for SoGo.  They ran around a marked off area in the naturalization area. Many students ran 6 - 11 laps non-stop, even in the warm sun.  Having a water bottle made a big difference. Tomorrow we will be outside again from 2:00 - 3:00.   Wednesday morning (9:00- 12:00) will be Grade 1s SoGo adventure run in Fish Creek.  

Our new "popcorn" sight words this week are:

* a   * my  * here   * it   * is 

In math we learned a new game Yahtzee (easier version).  Students use 2 dice and add them together to practice recognizing dots on a dice at a glance (subitizing) and adding them together.  The first person to cover all numbers gets a "Yahtzee" and wins. 

  

SOGO adventure running 

Next week our students will be participating in SOGO adventure running program. Please have your child dress for the weather and wear comfortable clothing, as well as appropriate shoes.  Our schedule is the following: Monday and Tuesday outside on our school field (2:00 - 3:00 pm) and Wednesday morning at Fish Creek Park from 9:00-12:00. Here is a link describing the  program http://www.sogoadventurerunnin...

Upcoming dates:

1) Evergreen Open House - Thursday Sept. 19th. Come visit the school and classroom between 6:00 - 7:30 pm to learn more about your child's learning space. 


Dare to Care Assembly 

Today we had a Dare to Care Assembly where we learned ways to get along with others.  Ms. Kim explained to us the difference between social conflict and bullying.  We also learned how to stand tall like a giraffe and solve our problems by telling others politely to "stop it" if we don't like a behaviour and calmly asking an adult for help. If you would like more information you can follow the attached link.  https://www.daretocare.ca/  

Important info:

1) A parent / guardian viewpoint was sent home today and can be returned in folders 

2) Scholastic book orders were also sent home.  Please note they are optional.  Orders can be submitted online or by sending the forms with a cheque in your child's blue communication folder. Orders are due next Thursday Sept. 19th.

3) As a school we are collecting Toonies for Terry for Terry Fox Foundation Cancer Research



Poetry

Today we learned a new poem called I am Me.  We were able to find and highlight the popcorn words I and am.  When we learn new poems we read it together several times as a class looking for sight words and rhymes.  We draw pictures to help us remember new words.  

Today we also had gym with Mrs. Roworth and music with Ms Bell.  We have gym every day and music on Monday and Wednesday.  Tomorrow we will be going to the Learning Commons to see Mrs. Schuman and sign out new books.  

Wet weather

Thank you to everyone who helped your child prepare for the rainy wet weather today as we enjoyed the fresh air and drizzle at lunch hour and in the afternoon for recess. Throughout the year, we will be going outside at lunch hour and for recess if it isn't too wet or cold.  

In Literacy we practiced our "popcorn" sight words by spelling them using white crayons and markers.  They were sent home to share and practice.  

In Math we created a graph to show when we will be having our birthdays.  We noticed that they are spread out throughout the year with only 1-3 people in the same month.  

 

"Me" Bag Sharing 

In your child's folder is information about our "Me" bag sharing.  Students can bring their items starting tomorrow for the next few weeks.  Mrs. McLarty shared her items which were: 

1. A bookmark because she loves to read and make bookmarks. 

2. A charm bracelet from when she was younger with charms of skis, a music note, ballet shoes, skates and a bike. 

3. A golf ball because she spends a lot of time on golf courses with her 2 boys.  

4.  A rock with a painted flower because she loves nature, flowers and growing plants. 

POPCORN WORDS

This year we will be learning a lot of new sight words which we call "popcorn" words because they "pop" up frequently when reading and writing.  

The popcorn words this week are:   * I    * am  * like    * to   * play 

Today we practiced spelling these words by making them using play dough.  

MATH

In math we made patterns using unifix cubes.  We created a pattern and then our classmates extended them.  Here are some patterns we discussed and sorted based on similarities.  

AB AB AB     ABC ABC ABC       ABB ABB ABB      AAB AAB AAB      

ABBC ABBC ABBC      ABBACC   ABBACC   ABBACC

Early Dismissal tomorrow at 11:50

Today your child brought home a new home-school blue folder.  It is inside a plastic bag for protection.  It would be appreciated if both are sent back to school daily.  It will be used for home school communication.  A brown envelope with forms from the office was included today and can be returned ASAP.  The folder will also be used for home reading which will begin in a few weeks.  

We went to the gym today with a grade 2 class and reviewed how to move safely in the gym space.  At the start of the day we built math patterns using unifix cubes.  We also listened to a story called On the Day You Were Born and drew a small self portrait for our birthday graph.   

 

Second Day of Grade 1 

Today we continued learning about our Grade 1 routines.  We talked about making sure we eat healthy foods at snack time in the morning and making sure we save food for lunch time.  Since our lunch time is 2nd we are learning to listen for the bell to tell us to come inside and eat.  Everyone did a great job helping each other today!  

This year, we will be learning many sight words to help us learn to read.  Today we learned a new poem that we illustrated.  Poems are organized in a folder that are sent home and returned periodically throughout the year to share and practice.  Today's poem had the sight word and.

Important notes:

1) Please ensure that no food with nuts / peanuts are sent to school as we have several children in our school with severe allergies.  

2) Sending a water bottle to school every day is helpful to keep your child hydrated. 

3) Extra clothes can be sent to school and kept on their coat hook.  


First Day of Grade 1 

We had a great first day of Grade 1!  Thank you for helping your child get settled this morning and ease the transition. I am very excited to get to know your child and support them with their learning throughout the year.  

Today we learned about different routines in our class and school - especially for recess and lunch.  At lunch time our class will be playing outside for the first part (12:00- 12:24) and eating inside afterwards (12:24-12:47).  

We listened to two stories today - First Day Jitters and I'm Here.  Both books were about the different feelings that we may have when experiencing new things for the first time such as: nervousness and excitement.  We also drew and wrote about our play dough creations. In math, we practiced counting to 100! 

My email for communication is: dlmclarty@cbe.ab.ca


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