Upcoming events are in our calendar.

Our email:

Mrs. Stuart - jlstuart@cbe.ab.ca

Mrs. Maronese - lamccormick@cbe.ab.ca

YEAR END DATES AND REMINDERS

Lots going on in the last week of school.

Students will be working on an art project using acrylic paint on Monday and Tuesday.  Please don't wear your best clothes on these days.

Wednesday Morning is Sports Day!  Students will be engaging in a variety of play based activities outdoors if weather permits.  Wear your sunscreen, hat and sunglasses if needed.  Goodness!  I hope we need it!

Thursday is the last day of school for students.  It is an early dismissal day.  Report cards will be sent home on this day.  If your child will be absent on the last day of school, please let us know.  You can either pick up the report card at a later time in the office or give us a self-addressed, stamped envelope and we will mail it out to you.

Best,

Mrs. Maronese and Mrs. Stuart

June 12

Celebration of Learning is tomorrow night!!!!!

Doors open at 5:45 and our program starts at 6:00pm

Please plan to arrive at 5:45 and have students go to their classrooms before you grab a seat in the gym

We can't wait to share with you!  See you tomorrow!

June 10 | 

Invitations are coming home today for our Celebration of Learning on Thursday the 13th from 6-7 (ish) PM!  We are looking forward to sharing with you!

New popcorn words:

- each, their, use, made, which, then, them, way, many, these

We are starting to learn about 3D shapes!  We will be doing a guided drawing and labelling session tomorrow.  We started learning about different shapes today. "I thought we were doing math" they said.... WE JUST DID!  :)

Hope this gives you some interesting dinner table conversation!

Best,

Mrs. Maronese and Mrs. Stuart

June 5 | ZOO DAY TOMORROW

Parent Volunteers:

An email was sent out to all parent volunteers about our trip tomorrow.  If you have any further questions, please contact your child's teacher.

PLEASE BRING:
- Appropriate clothing for the weather including sunscreen, hat, and COMFORTABLE SHOES
- A lunch, snacks and water bottle.  Extra food can't hurt!  The kids will likely be hungry with all of the extra walking!

Please do not bring money.  Students will not have a chance to buy souvenirs or food.

We are so excited for this opportunity for our kiddos tomorrow!  

Best,

Mrs. Maronese and Mrs. Stuart 

June 3 | History of our Community

Zoo field trip is on THURSDAY!!!!  It's hard to believe that all of our hard work is almost at the finish line!  If you haven't handed in forms, please do so as soon as you can.  We still have volunteer opportunities available if you would like to join us.  

Our evening celebration of learning is happening on Thursday June 13th @ 6pm.  Families are welcome to join us for a quick performance and an open house style opportunity to see the culmination of our work with the zoo.  We look forward to seeing you there!

New Popcorn words:

-taste, hear, feel, smell, tell, think, gave, long, ever, every

We are taking a look into the history of our community and city in Social Studies.  As Evergreen is a relatively young community we have been taking a peek at our city as a whole and how it has changed over time.  The students asked if I could post videos!

Hope this gives you some interesting dinner table conversation!

Best,

Mrs. Maronese and Mrs. Stuart


May 28 | How Big is a Foot?

Our field trip to the zoo is fast approaching.  If you have not already handed in your forms, please do so as soon as possible.  If you are interested in volunteering, we could still use a few more volunteers!  Thank you for all of your support.

We have been playing outside for gym this week.  Please remember to have good running shoes that are appropriate to play soccer in!

Today we read "How Big is a Foot".  Check it out!

We stopped the story part way through to write the King a letter, telling him why he needs to let the apprentice out of jail!

We are tracing our feet, measuring them and ordering them at school this week. 

Hope this gives you some interesting dinner table conversation!

Best,

Mrs. Maronese and Mrs. Stuart

May 21 | Clay Pictures

On the horizon...

Our final field trip to the zoo is on June 6th for all grade ones.  We are working hard in class to prepare a trifold presentation with our small groups with all of the information that we have learned!  

FIELD TRIP FORMS ARE COMING HOME TODAY

We also have our 'Celebration of Learning' happening on June 13th with a short presentation and time for parents to peruse our presentations in an open house style format.  Looking forward to seeing you there!

New Popcorn words:

- body, legs, feet, talk, goes, tiny, huge, dragon, cave, forest

Our featured author right now is Barbara Reid!  She does some amazing artwork in a very unique style.  Ask your child about her artwork and some of the books we have read so far.  Better yet, head to the library and check some books out together!

https://barbarareid.ca/books/

Hope this gives you some interesting dinner table conversation!

Best,

Mrs. Maronese and Mrs. Stuart


May 15 | We Love a Challenge!

Students have been trying new challenges in gym!  Check it out below!

Hope this gives you some interesting dinner table conversation!

Best,

Mrs. Maronese and Mrs. Stuart

May 13 | 

New Popcorn words:

- can't, won't, it's, isn't, give, left, right, pink, purple, black

Number Line Tug of War

Students have worked hard to make their own number lines to 20.  It took a while to make sure that the numbers fit evenly on the line.  Ask your child about what strategies they used to find where 10, 5, and 15 goes.  Using ace through 5 students play a tug of war one the number line with a partner, using a block to mark their place.  One student is trying to move the marker to 20 and the other to 0.  Red card?  Subtract!  Black card? Add!  Move the marker back and forth along the number line until the end of the number line is reached.  Keep track of your number sentences on a piece of paper.  Try at home!

Hope this gives you a fun game to play at home!

Best,

Mrs. Maronese and Mrs. Stuart

May 6 | Stickies and Crabs

New popcorn words:

- ask, asked, question, why, because, round, found, before, does, now

Students have been meeting in their "animal groups" each Monday and Wednesday for the last couple of weeks as we get ready for our final field trip to the zoo!  Students have been working hard to write all of the facts that they know onto stickies and then organize the information into categories.  Our next step is to order the facts for our grade three buddies to help us type.  Getting there! 

Students also worked on this problem based on the book "One is a Snail, Ten is a Crab".  Sound familiar?  We attempted this problem earlier in the year with numbers to ten.  Now we are giving 20 a crack!  Try it at home.  What is the largest equation you can make to get to 20?  the smallest?

Hope this gives you some interesting dinner table conversation!

Best,

Mrs. Maronese and Mrs. Stuart


May 1 | Ozobots

It has been an awesome couple of days!

Yesterday we had some biofacts visit our classroom.  Students were able to hold antlers and learn about some of my favourite ungulates, deer!  We were also able to look at a beaver's skull.  Ask your child about their special teeth.  

We also had the opportunity to check out some Ozobots with Mr. Wilcox.  Ask your child about how they programmed their bot.  What tricks did they try to make it do?  What were some of the rules?  Most importantly, what did they name their Ozobot?

Sorry about the orientation.  

Hope this gives you some interesting dinner table conversation!

Best,

Mrs. Maronese and Mrs. Stuart

April 30 | Hats On

Students are welcome to wear a hat to school tomorrow for "Hats on for Mental Health".  


April 29 | A Wild Year

THANK YOU to all of our volunteers who helped to make our field trip a success!  We couldn't do it without you and I know the students had an amazing experience because of your support.

New popcorn words:

- an, only, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, very, any, work, 

A wild year!  Check out a field camera from Banff National Park recording the animal and people who wander by throughout the year.  I bet your clever kiddos can identify most of the animals captured.  Scary to think about how close the hikers are to encountering these wild animals and not even knowing it!

Hope this gives you some interesting dinner table conversation!

Best,

Mrs. Maronese and Mrs. Stuart

April 23 | Zoo Field Trip

We are going to the zoo!  Please make sure your child has a lunch, water bottle, comfortable walking shoes and is dressed for the weather.  

April 25th is a "Fun Lunch" day.  If your child is going to the zoo that day, please PACK A LUNCH.  We will not be able to get the lunch ahead of time to take with us.  Fun lunch items will be sent home at the end of the day to enjoy with family.  If your child is at school that day, it will be business as usual.

April 24th

- Bears, Bison, Wolves and River Otters 

April 25th

- Owls, Prairie Dogs, Moose, Cougars and Whooping Cranes

If you have old election signs that you would like to donate to the school, we would love to have them!  We use them for art and watercolour painting, not political reasons! 

New Popcorn words:

- hour, minute, hot, cold, us, or, off, best, both, been

Best,

Mrs. Maronese and Mrs. Stuart

April 12 

Field Trip forms came home today.  Volunteer forms to follow.  Please return student forms by Wednesday 17th.

Alien Inline Monday and Thursday this week

Picture Day on Thursday the 18th

No School for students on Friday 19th or Monday 22nd

It's another Movie Night! On Thursday, April 18, we will be showing "The Peanuts Movie." Doors will open at 6pm, and the movie will start by 6:30pm. Please come in your PJ's and enjoy one last movie night this school year!

Tickets are available through your child's Healthy Hunger account.  www.healthyhunger.ca
We hope to see you there!
Evergreen School Council
evergreenschoolcouncil@gmail.com



April 8 | 

Alien Inline skating starts Thursday.  Remember to send in forms and bring a helmet if you have one!

New Popcorn words:

- fruit, vegetable, breakfast, lunch, dinner, eat, ate, sleep, game, lots

A view from my desk today!

We are working on subtraction!  Going from a whole to two parts seems to be trickier for our brains that always want to have more.  Students are practicing using blocks, pictures, number lines and equations.  It's all about developing a deeper understanding and tying it back to the equation.  This is what math looks like in our room!  Ask your child about what they did in math today!

Hope this gives you some interesting dinner table conversation!

Best,

Mrs. Maronese and Mrs. Stuart

April 4 | Ladybugs

MORE paperwork came home yesterday concerning our trip to the zoo and certificates from swimming lessons.

We started learning about ladybugs today!  This is a really cool insect who can signal the beginning of spring.  Check out the slow motion video below!

What did your child learn about ladybugs today?  Did they have any misconceptions?  What is that yellow liquid all about when they hold one in their hand?

Hope this gives you some interesting dinner table conversation!

Best,

Mrs. Maronese and Mrs. Stuart

April 2 | The Answer is 10

Alien Inline Forms came home today.  All equipment is provided; however, if you would like to send a personal helmet to school for use during the program, please do so!  Also ensure that the helmet fits properly before sending it to school.

Picture Day notices went home.

One of our favourite math activities to warm up with as a class are Steve Wyborney's Esti-mysteries.  They are free to download and the students love eliminating numbers from an interactive 100 chart.

Check it out at home for lots of math vocabulary and practice.

Hope this gives you some interesting dinner table conversation!

Best,

Mrs. Maronese and Mrs. Stuart

March 18 | Seeing Sound

Thursday is an early dismissal.

For student-led conferences we are booked together and there are currently only 4 slots per hour.  

If you need a Thursday evening time slot, please contact the office and they are able to manually book additional slots.  Thank you for your help with this!

New Popcorn Words:

- would, could, should, town, city, once, upon, time, story, number

Today we met in our zoo animal groups to investigate some of the issues that our animals face.  Students investigated a picture and shared in their team what they could see, and what they wondered.  Students were invited to change the picture and redraw the picture to reflect how these animals should live.  

See the cougar example below!

What animal is your child learning about?  What did they see in their picture today?  How did they decide to change it?

Hope this gives you some interesting dinner table conversation!

Best,

Mrs. Maronese and Mrs. Stuart


March 15 | Seeing Sound

As we are booked together, there is currently only 4 slots per hour.  

If you need a Thursday evening time slot, please contact the office and they are able to manually book additional slots.  Thank you for your help with this!

Check out our Fantastic Friday video.  Is the dress blue and black or white and gold?  Mwahaha.

Hope this gives you some interesting dinner table conversation!

Best,

Mrs. Maronese and Mrs. Stuart

March 14 | Student-Led Conferences

As we are booked together, there is currently only 4 slots per hour.  

If you need a Thursday evening time slot, please contact the office and they are able to manually book additional slots.  Thank you for your help with this!

THANK YOU!!!! 

A HUGE thank you to all of our volunteers who made our field trips to the zoo such a success!  We couldn't do it without you.

Our conferences are March 21st and 22nd.  There is early dismissal on the 21st.


March 12 

Swimming tomorrow!  Please make sure you have your suits, towels and an extra snack tomorrow.

We had a chat today about the incident that happened on Friday at Marshall Springs.

See the message from our principal below:

March 11, 2019

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Marshall Springs School has received information from Calgary Police Service about an incident involving a suspicious person/vehicle near the school in the Evergreen community on Friday, March 8th. We wanted to make you all aware so that together, we can all work to ensure the safety of our students.

Outlined below you will find some safety strategies you can review with your children.

  1. Walk with a friend or travel to and from school in a group.
  2. Tell your parents or a teacher if you see anything that makes you feel unsafe.
  3. Don’t talk to strangers and stay at arm’s reach or more away from strangers.
  4. Do not go anywhere with anyone you do not know (in a car or on foot).
  5. If someone you don’t know approaches you, run the other way even if the person claims to know you or your parents.
  6. If a stranger makes an attempt to grab you, pull away and yell “help, this is not my parent”. Move quickly away from the person.

If students or parents witness any suspicious person(s) at any time, please contact police on the non emergency line at 403-266-1234.

 

Respectfully,

 

Jason

Hope this can help guide a discussion about safety with your family,

Mrs. Maronese and Mrs. Stuart

March 11 | Darkest Dark

New Popcorn Words!

- happy, birthday, baby, then, soon, brother, sister, who, call, called

We loved checking out Chris Hadfield senses video!  Today we read "The Darkest Dark" by astronaut Chris.  Check it out below:

Hope this gives you some interesting dinner table conversation!

Best,

Mrs. Maronese and Mrs. Stuart

March 7 | Swimming and Senses Day 2!

Thank you to all of our volunteers that have made our first two days so successful!  Couldn't do it without you!

I have a sneaky suspicion that some of our friends are EXHAUSTED!  Try for a early bedtime!

Here is a sneak peek of what one of our Fantastic Friday videos will be!

Hope this gives you some interesting dinner table conversation (if they don't fall asleep on their plate).

Best,

Mrs. Maronese and Mrs. Stuart

March 6 | Swimming

We have amazing kids!  They were all very brave in the water, and participated well in our first swimming lesson trip!

While half of the class is out making waves, the rest of us are experimenting with the senses!  Ask your child about the activity they did today.  Did they have to use their sense of smell?  Hearing? Touch? Taste? 

What did your teacher make you smell in a mystery jar?

This one was pepper.

Hope this gives you some interesting dinner table conversation!

Best,

Mrs. Maronese and Mrs. Stuart

March 4

Mrs. Stuart is DESPERATELY short of volunteers for swimming on the afternoon of Wednesday 13th.  If you have a current volunteer clearance and are available that day, please contact her at jlstuart@cbe.ab.ca.

For Mrs. Maronese's class ONLY.  Please come to school on the 6,7, 13, 14 wearing your swimsuit under your clothing to speed things up at the pool.

Your child will need:

- Towel, swimsuit, change of clothes, hairbrush and a plastic bag to put their wet things in.  We will not have time to wash or blow dry hair.  You may want to pack extra snacks on these dates as we notice children are extra hungry after swimming.

Early dismissal on March 21st.

Student-Led Conferences on March 21st and March 22

New Popcorn words:

- away, about, open, just, live, old, I'm, duck, goose, sheep

A note on sight words/word rings:

Once your child has reached lesson 16 for sight words we begin to send home sheets instead of paper cards.  Please continue to review these words with your child at home.  We will continue to read these words each Monday with your child to see if they are ready for more!  Keep up the good work, families!  

We are heading into a new round of 'morning tubs'!  Students will be learning about and exploring our five senses through a variety of materials and activities.  Our new author of focus is Lauren Child.  Ask your child about what their morning job was each day.  Did they look at a new book?  Visit the learning commons (library)?  Play a math game?  What is in the Discovery Centre this rotation?

Hope this gives you some interesting dinner table conversation!

Best,

Mrs. Maronese and Mrs. Stuart

February 25

Pink Shirt day on Wednesday 27th!  Wear pink!

PD Day March 1st, no school for students

Early Dismissal March 21st and Student-Led Conferences will be March 21 and 22.

Scholastic Orders due Friday.  If sending paper copies, please send by Thursday.

New Popcorn Words:

stand, skip, hop, sit, walk, animal, goat, pig, cow, horse

In mathematics, students will be working on a variety of games and activities to strengthen their understanding of doubles and near doubles.  Ask your child to tell you some tricks, tips or pictures that they use to help them recall these facts.

Hope this gives you some interesting dinner table conversation!

Best,

Mrs. Maronese and Mrs. Stuart

Mrs. Stuart and Mrs. Maronese

Upcoming events are in our calendar.

Our email:

Mrs. Stuart - jlstuart@cbe.ab.ca

Mrs. Maronese - lamccormick@cbe.ab.ca

YEAR END DATES AND REMINDERS

Lots going on in the last week of school.

Students will be working on an art project using acrylic paint on Monday and Tuesday.  Please don't wear your best clothes on these days.

Wednesday Morning is Sports Day!  Students will be engaging in a variety of play based activities outdoors if weather permits.  Wear your sunscreen, hat and sunglasses if needed.  Goodness!  I hope we need it!

Thursday is the last day of school for students.  It is an early dismissal day.  Report cards will be sent home on this day.  If your child will be absent on the last day of school, please let us know.  You can either pick up the report card at a later time in the office or give us a self-addressed, stamped envelope and we will mail it out to you.

Best,

Mrs. Maronese and Mrs. Stuart

June 12

Celebration of Learning is tomorrow night!!!!!

Doors open at 5:45 and our program starts at 6:00pm

Please plan to arrive at 5:45 and have students go to their classrooms before you grab a seat in the gym

We can't wait to share with you!  See you tomorrow!

June 10 | 

Invitations are coming home today for our Celebration of Learning on Thursday the 13th from 6-7 (ish) PM!  We are looking forward to sharing with you!

New popcorn words:

- each, their, use, made, which, then, them, way, many, these

We are starting to learn about 3D shapes!  We will be doing a guided drawing and labelling session tomorrow.  We started learning about different shapes today. "I thought we were doing math" they said.... WE JUST DID!  :)

Hope this gives you some interesting dinner table conversation!

Best,

Mrs. Maronese and Mrs. Stuart

June 5 | ZOO DAY TOMORROW

Parent Volunteers:

An email was sent out to all parent volunteers about our trip tomorrow.  If you have any further questions, please contact your child's teacher.

PLEASE BRING:
- Appropriate clothing for the weather including sunscreen, hat, and COMFORTABLE SHOES
- A lunch, snacks and water bottle.  Extra food can't hurt!  The kids will likely be hungry with all of the extra walking!

Please do not bring money.  Students will not have a chance to buy souvenirs or food.

We are so excited for this opportunity for our kiddos tomorrow!  

Best,

Mrs. Maronese and Mrs. Stuart 

June 3 | History of our Community

Zoo field trip is on THURSDAY!!!!  It's hard to believe that all of our hard work is almost at the finish line!  If you haven't handed in forms, please do so as soon as you can.  We still have volunteer opportunities available if you would like to join us.  

Our evening celebration of learning is happening on Thursday June 13th @ 6pm.  Families are welcome to join us for a quick performance and an open house style opportunity to see the culmination of our work with the zoo.  We look forward to seeing you there!

New Popcorn words:

-taste, hear, feel, smell, tell, think, gave, long, ever, every

We are taking a look into the history of our community and city in Social Studies.  As Evergreen is a relatively young community we have been taking a peek at our city as a whole and how it has changed over time.  The students asked if I could post videos!

Hope this gives you some interesting dinner table conversation!

Best,

Mrs. Maronese and Mrs. Stuart


May 28 | How Big is a Foot?

Our field trip to the zoo is fast approaching.  If you have not already handed in your forms, please do so as soon as possible.  If you are interested in volunteering, we could still use a few more volunteers!  Thank you for all of your support.

We have been playing outside for gym this week.  Please remember to have good running shoes that are appropriate to play soccer in!

Today we read "How Big is a Foot".  Check it out!

We stopped the story part way through to write the King a letter, telling him why he needs to let the apprentice out of jail!

We are tracing our feet, measuring them and ordering them at school this week. 

Hope this gives you some interesting dinner table conversation!

Best,

Mrs. Maronese and Mrs. Stuart

May 21 | Clay Pictures

On the horizon...

Our final field trip to the zoo is on June 6th for all grade ones.  We are working hard in class to prepare a trifold presentation with our small groups with all of the information that we have learned!  

FIELD TRIP FORMS ARE COMING HOME TODAY

We also have our 'Celebration of Learning' happening on June 13th with a short presentation and time for parents to peruse our presentations in an open house style format.  Looking forward to seeing you there!

New Popcorn words:

- body, legs, feet, talk, goes, tiny, huge, dragon, cave, forest

Our featured author right now is Barbara Reid!  She does some amazing artwork in a very unique style.  Ask your child about her artwork and some of the books we have read so far.  Better yet, head to the library and check some books out together!

https://barbarareid.ca/books/

Hope this gives you some interesting dinner table conversation!

Best,

Mrs. Maronese and Mrs. Stuart


May 15 | We Love a Challenge!

Students have been trying new challenges in gym!  Check it out below!

Hope this gives you some interesting dinner table conversation!

Best,

Mrs. Maronese and Mrs. Stuart

May 13 | 

New Popcorn words:

- can't, won't, it's, isn't, give, left, right, pink, purple, black

Number Line Tug of War

Students have worked hard to make their own number lines to 20.  It took a while to make sure that the numbers fit evenly on the line.  Ask your child about what strategies they used to find where 10, 5, and 15 goes.  Using ace through 5 students play a tug of war one the number line with a partner, using a block to mark their place.  One student is trying to move the marker to 20 and the other to 0.  Red card?  Subtract!  Black card? Add!  Move the marker back and forth along the number line until the end of the number line is reached.  Keep track of your number sentences on a piece of paper.  Try at home!

Hope this gives you a fun game to play at home!

Best,

Mrs. Maronese and Mrs. Stuart

May 6 | Stickies and Crabs

New popcorn words:

- ask, asked, question, why, because, round, found, before, does, now

Students have been meeting in their "animal groups" each Monday and Wednesday for the last couple of weeks as we get ready for our final field trip to the zoo!  Students have been working hard to write all of the facts that they know onto stickies and then organize the information into categories.  Our next step is to order the facts for our grade three buddies to help us type.  Getting there! 

Students also worked on this problem based on the book "One is a Snail, Ten is a Crab".  Sound familiar?  We attempted this problem earlier in the year with numbers to ten.  Now we are giving 20 a crack!  Try it at home.  What is the largest equation you can make to get to 20?  the smallest?

Hope this gives you some interesting dinner table conversation!

Best,

Mrs. Maronese and Mrs. Stuart


May 1 | Ozobots

It has been an awesome couple of days!

Yesterday we had some biofacts visit our classroom.  Students were able to hold antlers and learn about some of my favourite ungulates, deer!  We were also able to look at a beaver's skull.  Ask your child about their special teeth.  

We also had the opportunity to check out some Ozobots with Mr. Wilcox.  Ask your child about how they programmed their bot.  What tricks did they try to make it do?  What were some of the rules?  Most importantly, what did they name their Ozobot?

Sorry about the orientation.  

Hope this gives you some interesting dinner table conversation!

Best,

Mrs. Maronese and Mrs. Stuart

April 30 | Hats On

Students are welcome to wear a hat to school tomorrow for "Hats on for Mental Health".  


April 29 | A Wild Year

THANK YOU to all of our volunteers who helped to make our field trip a success!  We couldn't do it without you and I know the students had an amazing experience because of your support.

New popcorn words:

- an, only, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, very, any, work, 

A wild year!  Check out a field camera from Banff National Park recording the animal and people who wander by throughout the year.  I bet your clever kiddos can identify most of the animals captured.  Scary to think about how close the hikers are to encountering these wild animals and not even knowing it!

Hope this gives you some interesting dinner table conversation!

Best,

Mrs. Maronese and Mrs. Stuart

April 23 | Zoo Field Trip

We are going to the zoo!  Please make sure your child has a lunch, water bottle, comfortable walking shoes and is dressed for the weather.  

April 25th is a "Fun Lunch" day.  If your child is going to the zoo that day, please PACK A LUNCH.  We will not be able to get the lunch ahead of time to take with us.  Fun lunch items will be sent home at the end of the day to enjoy with family.  If your child is at school that day, it will be business as usual.

April 24th

- Bears, Bison, Wolves and River Otters 

April 25th

- Owls, Prairie Dogs, Moose, Cougars and Whooping Cranes

If you have old election signs that you would like to donate to the school, we would love to have them!  We use them for art and watercolour painting, not political reasons! 

New Popcorn words:

- hour, minute, hot, cold, us, or, off, best, both, been

Best,

Mrs. Maronese and Mrs. Stuart

April 12 

Field Trip forms came home today.  Volunteer forms to follow.  Please return student forms by Wednesday 17th.

Alien Inline Monday and Thursday this week

Picture Day on Thursday the 18th

No School for students on Friday 19th or Monday 22nd

It's another Movie Night! On Thursday, April 18, we will be showing "The Peanuts Movie." Doors will open at 6pm, and the movie will start by 6:30pm. Please come in your PJ's and enjoy one last movie night this school year!

Tickets are available through your child's Healthy Hunger account.  www.healthyhunger.ca
We hope to see you there!
Evergreen School Council
evergreenschoolcouncil@gmail.com



April 8 | 

Alien Inline skating starts Thursday.  Remember to send in forms and bring a helmet if you have one!

New Popcorn words:

- fruit, vegetable, breakfast, lunch, dinner, eat, ate, sleep, game, lots

A view from my desk today!

We are working on subtraction!  Going from a whole to two parts seems to be trickier for our brains that always want to have more.  Students are practicing using blocks, pictures, number lines and equations.  It's all about developing a deeper understanding and tying it back to the equation.  This is what math looks like in our room!  Ask your child about what they did in math today!

Hope this gives you some interesting dinner table conversation!

Best,

Mrs. Maronese and Mrs. Stuart

April 4 | Ladybugs

MORE paperwork came home yesterday concerning our trip to the zoo and certificates from swimming lessons.

We started learning about ladybugs today!  This is a really cool insect who can signal the beginning of spring.  Check out the slow motion video below!

What did your child learn about ladybugs today?  Did they have any misconceptions?  What is that yellow liquid all about when they hold one in their hand?

Hope this gives you some interesting dinner table conversation!

Best,

Mrs. Maronese and Mrs. Stuart

April 2 | The Answer is 10

Alien Inline Forms came home today.  All equipment is provided; however, if you would like to send a personal helmet to school for use during the program, please do so!  Also ensure that the helmet fits properly before sending it to school.

Picture Day notices went home.

One of our favourite math activities to warm up with as a class are Steve Wyborney's Esti-mysteries.  They are free to download and the students love eliminating numbers from an interactive 100 chart.

Check it out at home for lots of math vocabulary and practice.

Hope this gives you some interesting dinner table conversation!

Best,

Mrs. Maronese and Mrs. Stuart

March 18 | Seeing Sound

Thursday is an early dismissal.

For student-led conferences we are booked together and there are currently only 4 slots per hour.  

If you need a Thursday evening time slot, please contact the office and they are able to manually book additional slots.  Thank you for your help with this!

New Popcorn Words:

- would, could, should, town, city, once, upon, time, story, number

Today we met in our zoo animal groups to investigate some of the issues that our animals face.  Students investigated a picture and shared in their team what they could see, and what they wondered.  Students were invited to change the picture and redraw the picture to reflect how these animals should live.  

See the cougar example below!

What animal is your child learning about?  What did they see in their picture today?  How did they decide to change it?

Hope this gives you some interesting dinner table conversation!

Best,

Mrs. Maronese and Mrs. Stuart


March 15 | Seeing Sound

As we are booked together, there is currently only 4 slots per hour.  

If you need a Thursday evening time slot, please contact the office and they are able to manually book additional slots.  Thank you for your help with this!

Check out our Fantastic Friday video.  Is the dress blue and black or white and gold?  Mwahaha.

Hope this gives you some interesting dinner table conversation!

Best,

Mrs. Maronese and Mrs. Stuart

March 14 | Student-Led Conferences

As we are booked together, there is currently only 4 slots per hour.  

If you need a Thursday evening time slot, please contact the office and they are able to manually book additional slots.  Thank you for your help with this!

THANK YOU!!!! 

A HUGE thank you to all of our volunteers who made our field trips to the zoo such a success!  We couldn't do it without you.

Our conferences are March 21st and 22nd.  There is early dismissal on the 21st.


March 12 

Swimming tomorrow!  Please make sure you have your suits, towels and an extra snack tomorrow.

We had a chat today about the incident that happened on Friday at Marshall Springs.

See the message from our principal below:

March 11, 2019

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Marshall Springs School has received information from Calgary Police Service about an incident involving a suspicious person/vehicle near the school in the Evergreen community on Friday, March 8th. We wanted to make you all aware so that together, we can all work to ensure the safety of our students.

Outlined below you will find some safety strategies you can review with your children.

  1. Walk with a friend or travel to and from school in a group.
  2. Tell your parents or a teacher if you see anything that makes you feel unsafe.
  3. Don’t talk to strangers and stay at arm’s reach or more away from strangers.
  4. Do not go anywhere with anyone you do not know (in a car or on foot).
  5. If someone you don’t know approaches you, run the other way even if the person claims to know you or your parents.
  6. If a stranger makes an attempt to grab you, pull away and yell “help, this is not my parent”. Move quickly away from the person.

If students or parents witness any suspicious person(s) at any time, please contact police on the non emergency line at 403-266-1234.

 

Respectfully,

 

Jason

Hope this can help guide a discussion about safety with your family,

Mrs. Maronese and Mrs. Stuart

March 11 | Darkest Dark

New Popcorn Words!

- happy, birthday, baby, then, soon, brother, sister, who, call, called

We loved checking out Chris Hadfield senses video!  Today we read "The Darkest Dark" by astronaut Chris.  Check it out below:

Hope this gives you some interesting dinner table conversation!

Best,

Mrs. Maronese and Mrs. Stuart

March 7 | Swimming and Senses Day 2!

Thank you to all of our volunteers that have made our first two days so successful!  Couldn't do it without you!

I have a sneaky suspicion that some of our friends are EXHAUSTED!  Try for a early bedtime!

Here is a sneak peek of what one of our Fantastic Friday videos will be!

Hope this gives you some interesting dinner table conversation (if they don't fall asleep on their plate).

Best,

Mrs. Maronese and Mrs. Stuart

March 6 | Swimming

We have amazing kids!  They were all very brave in the water, and participated well in our first swimming lesson trip!

While half of the class is out making waves, the rest of us are experimenting with the senses!  Ask your child about the activity they did today.  Did they have to use their sense of smell?  Hearing? Touch? Taste? 

What did your teacher make you smell in a mystery jar?

This one was pepper.

Hope this gives you some interesting dinner table conversation!

Best,

Mrs. Maronese and Mrs. Stuart

March 4

Mrs. Stuart is DESPERATELY short of volunteers for swimming on the afternoon of Wednesday 13th.  If you have a current volunteer clearance and are available that day, please contact her at jlstuart@cbe.ab.ca.

For Mrs. Maronese's class ONLY.  Please come to school on the 6,7, 13, 14 wearing your swimsuit under your clothing to speed things up at the pool.

Your child will need:

- Towel, swimsuit, change of clothes, hairbrush and a plastic bag to put their wet things in.  We will not have time to wash or blow dry hair.  You may want to pack extra snacks on these dates as we notice children are extra hungry after swimming.

Early dismissal on March 21st.

Student-Led Conferences on March 21st and March 22

New Popcorn words:

- away, about, open, just, live, old, I'm, duck, goose, sheep

A note on sight words/word rings:

Once your child has reached lesson 16 for sight words we begin to send home sheets instead of paper cards.  Please continue to review these words with your child at home.  We will continue to read these words each Monday with your child to see if they are ready for more!  Keep up the good work, families!  

We are heading into a new round of 'morning tubs'!  Students will be learning about and exploring our five senses through a variety of materials and activities.  Our new author of focus is Lauren Child.  Ask your child about what their morning job was each day.  Did they look at a new book?  Visit the learning commons (library)?  Play a math game?  What is in the Discovery Centre this rotation?

Hope this gives you some interesting dinner table conversation!

Best,

Mrs. Maronese and Mrs. Stuart

February 25

Pink Shirt day on Wednesday 27th!  Wear pink!

PD Day March 1st, no school for students

Early Dismissal March 21st and Student-Led Conferences will be March 21 and 22.

Scholastic Orders due Friday.  If sending paper copies, please send by Thursday.

New Popcorn Words:

stand, skip, hop, sit, walk, animal, goat, pig, cow, horse

In mathematics, students will be working on a variety of games and activities to strengthen their understanding of doubles and near doubles.  Ask your child to tell you some tricks, tips or pictures that they use to help them recall these facts.

Hope this gives you some interesting dinner table conversation!

Best,

Mrs. Maronese and Mrs. Stuart

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