Upcoming events are in our calendar.

Our email:

Mrs. Stuart - jlstuart@cbe.ab.ca

Mrs. Maronese - lamccormick@cbe.ab.ca

October 17

Popcorn words for this week:

- you, do , did, come, house

Thank you for bringing in family sharing this month.  We understand that finding physical copies of pictures can be tricky!  Please feel free to email us digital copies that we can share with students.  We look forward to learning more about your family and what you like to do together with your child!

Race to 50!

Practice recognizing numbers with your child at home.  This is a game that we play with students.  They take turns rolling the die.  When they have finished moving their marker to the new number, they need to say that number.  We are doing lots of number talks at school, learning to recognize and say 2 digit numbers.  You can try this game at home!  Use a snakes and ladders game and number the squares if needed.


This is also a great way to practice and has lots of fine motor skills involved as well! Kids have to match the numbers and glue the teeny-tiny stickers on to complete the picture.  It's a favourite with my kiddos at home!

Hope this gives you some fun at home and some interesting dinner table conversation!

Best,

Mrs. Maronese and Mrs. Stuart



October 8

There is no school for students on Friday

Picture Day is Thursday October 10th


New popcorn words:

- yes, no, all, ball, are


A New Math Game!!!

Builders paradise!  Pull out all of the face cards from a deck of cards.  Put out the 4 7's.  Deal out all of the cards to the rest of the players.  The players take turns adding cards.  They have to match suit and add to the number line on the 7's.  If you don't have a card that matches, you need to skip your turn!

Check out the picture below for an example.  The first one out of cards wins!  We are learning one more and one less.  You can also count the pips on the cards for extra counting practice.

Hope this gives you some interesting dinner table conversation!

Best,

Mrs. Maronese and Mrs. Stuart


October 2 | Guided Reading on the Go!

AND...

I FORGOT TO DO THE POPCORN WORDS AGAIN ON MONDAY!

- be, he, we, she, me . (some of our lonely vowels!)

Since the beginning of September we have been getting know your kiddos and training them how to do their literacy tasks independently.  Sometimes these tasks are spelling related using our popcorn words of the week with playdough, crayons,  and wiki sticks.  Sometimes it is other literacy rich tasks, such as building our poem of the week in a pocket chart or creating a book.  This week every child will be having the opportunity to sit with the teacher and develop their reading skills at their level.  Ask your child if they have had their teacher turn yet this week!  We are so excited to get started and make readers out of these amazing little minds!  

September 30 | "Fall" Tree Walk

Thank you to all of our students that wore their Orange Shirts today!  

Fun Lunch information:

“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!”

The first fun lunch is closed for ordering; however, you can still order for any date throughout the year right now!

If you missed ordering, we are having Coco Brooks.  You could always pack a slice of pizza for that day so that your child does not feel left out.  Many of our families do not order.  We tell the kids that this is a "can do" not a "must do".

Please dress your child for the weather everyday!

I get it.  Who has all of their child's winter gear purchased and ready to go in September?  Please make sure your child is winter ready as soon as possible.  We go outside for recess everyday unless it is raining heavily or if it is colder than -20 celsius.  

Teaching seasonal changes in Calgary... the struggle is real

Today we went on a "fall" tree walk to meet some of the different kinds of trees that we have in our school yard.  We talked about the two types of trees, coniferous and deciduous.  We talked about their differences too!  Some kiddos were shocked to learn that the "needles" on coniferous trees are actually the leaves of the tree.  We learned about being kind to the trees in our yard and being careful not to pull on their branches.  Ask your child the names of some of the trees we visited today! 

- green ash, spruce (blue and white), trembling aspen, crabapple, tamarack

The tamarack (or larch) is my favourite!  Ask your child what is special about this tree.

We also got to try a couple of different types of apples today!  Thank you to M for sharing some of the apples from his garden with us!

Hope this gives you some interesting dinner table conversation!

Best,

Mrs. Maronese and Mrs. Stuart

September 26 | There are actually books in the 'book bags' today!

Fun Lunch is coming up on October 3rd!  You can sign up for an account and order fun lunches at HealthyHunger.ca.

Your child will either have an 'alphabet rap' or a book in their book bag today.
If you have an alphabet rap, please keep and read daily with your child to help them learn their letters and sounds.
If you have a book, please read it each night and your child will trade it for a new book each morning.  

It is important to bring the book bag to school everyday so that your child can bring books home and keep them safe.  Thank you for your support with this.

Scholastic book orders are due on Monday morning.  Online, you can order books through Mrs. Maronese for both classes.  We share the account!

We have been busy making our own books!  We are creating a math book about the number ten based on "Ten Black Dots".  Students are learning to represent numbers with numerals, words, ten frames and pictures.  Ask your child about the first two pictures they have created so far.  What did they make with their dots?

Hope this gives you some interesting dinner table conversation and enjoy reading together!

Best,

Mrs. Maronese and Mrs. Stuart

September 24

Our Terry Fox Run will be Wednesday afternoon. If you would like to donate to the Marathon of Hope, please send twonies for Terry in with your child.  We appreciate your donation!

I forgot to put new popcorn words in yesterday!

- red, yellow, blue, go, going

There are Terry Fox stickers in your child's book bag today.  Please fill it out as a family and have your child wear it for tomorrow's run.  Not sure who to run for?  Run for Terry Fox!

Best,

Mrs. Maronese and Mrs. Stuart

September 23 | Who is Terry Fox?

Our Terry Fox Run has been changed from Thursday to Wednesday afternoon in hopes that we can avoid bad weather.  

Scholastic book orders were sent home Thursday! 

If you are interested in ordering, please return forms or complete your order online by Monday September 30th.  We will be placing the order that morning.  You can pay with cash, cheque or with credit card online.  Books usually take 2 weeks to be delivered to the school.  Any books purchased allows Mrs. Stuart and Mrs. Maronese to purchase books for the classroom and we appreciate the support!  

Who is Terry Fox?  Today we started to learn a little about this Canadian hero.  We talked about how he lost his leg, and what inspired him to take action for others.  

Our Terry Fox Run will be Wednesday afternoon.  If you would like to donate to the Marathon of Hope, please send twonies for Terry in with your child.  We appreciate your donation! 

Check out the video below!  We watched this as a class and looked at maps to see how big Canada is and how far 40 Km (the amount Terry ran each day) is.  We talked about what makes someone a hero.  We will be learning a little more about Terry over the next few days.

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

October 17

Popcorn words for this week:

- you, do , did, come, house

Thank you for bringing in family sharing this month.  We understand that finding physical copies of pictures can be tricky!  Please feel free to email us digital copies that we can share with students.  We look forward to learning more about your family and what you like to do together with your child!

Race to 50!

Practice recognizing numbers with your child at home.  This is a game that we play with students.  They take turns rolling the die.  When they have finished moving their marker to the new number, they need to say that number.  We are doing lots of number talks at school, learning to recognize and say 2 digit numbers.  You can try this game at home!  Use a snakes and ladders game and number the squares if needed.


This is also a great way to practice and has lots of fine motor skills involved as well! Kids have to match the numbers and glue the teeny-tiny stickers on to complete the picture.  It's a favourite with my kiddos at home!

Hope this gives you some fun at home and some interesting dinner table conversation!

Best,

Mrs. Maronese and Mrs. Stuart



October 8

There is no school for students on Friday

Picture Day is Thursday October 10th


New popcorn words:

- yes, no, all, ball, are


A New Math Game!!!

Builders paradise!  Pull out all of the face cards from a deck of cards.  Put out the 4 7's.  Deal out all of the cards to the rest of the players.  The players take turns adding cards.  They have to match suit and add to the number line on the 7's.  If you don't have a card that matches, you need to skip your turn!

Check out the picture below for an example.  The first one out of cards wins!  We are learning one more and one less.  You can also count the pips on the cards for extra counting practice.

Hope this gives you some interesting dinner table conversation!

Best,

Mrs. Maronese and Mrs. Stuart


October 2 | Guided Reading on the Go!

AND...

I FORGOT TO DO THE POPCORN WORDS AGAIN ON MONDAY!

- be, he, we, she, me . (some of our lonely vowels!)

Since the beginning of September we have been getting know your kiddos and training them how to do their literacy tasks independently.  Sometimes these tasks are spelling related using our popcorn words of the week with playdough, crayons,  and wiki sticks.  Sometimes it is other literacy rich tasks, such as building our poem of the week in a pocket chart or creating a book.  This week every child will be having the opportunity to sit with the teacher and develop their reading skills at their level.  Ask your child if they have had their teacher turn yet this week!  We are so excited to get started and make readers out of these amazing little minds!  

September 30 | "Fall" Tree Walk

Thank you to all of our students that wore their Orange Shirts today!  

Fun Lunch information:

“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!”

The first fun lunch is closed for ordering; however, you can still order for any date throughout the year right now!

If you missed ordering, we are having Coco Brooks.  You could always pack a slice of pizza for that day so that your child does not feel left out.  Many of our families do not order.  We tell the kids that this is a "can do" not a "must do".

Please dress your child for the weather everyday!

I get it.  Who has all of their child's winter gear purchased and ready to go in September?  Please make sure your child is winter ready as soon as possible.  We go outside for recess everyday unless it is raining heavily or if it is colder than -20 celsius.  

Teaching seasonal changes in Calgary... the struggle is real

Today we went on a "fall" tree walk to meet some of the different kinds of trees that we have in our school yard.  We talked about the two types of trees, coniferous and deciduous.  We talked about their differences too!  Some kiddos were shocked to learn that the "needles" on coniferous trees are actually the leaves of the tree.  We learned about being kind to the trees in our yard and being careful not to pull on their branches.  Ask your child the names of some of the trees we visited today! 

- green ash, spruce (blue and white), trembling aspen, crabapple, tamarack

The tamarack (or larch) is my favourite!  Ask your child what is special about this tree.

We also got to try a couple of different types of apples today!  Thank you to M for sharing some of the apples from his garden with us!

Hope this gives you some interesting dinner table conversation!

Best,

Mrs. Maronese and Mrs. Stuart

September 26 | There are actually books in the 'book bags' today!

Fun Lunch is coming up on October 3rd!  You can sign up for an account and order fun lunches at HealthyHunger.ca.

Your child will either have an 'alphabet rap' or a book in their book bag today.
If you have an alphabet rap, please keep and read daily with your child to help them learn their letters and sounds.
If you have a book, please read it each night and your child will trade it for a new book each morning.  

It is important to bring the book bag to school everyday so that your child can bring books home and keep them safe.  Thank you for your support with this.

Scholastic book orders are due on Monday morning.  Online, you can order books through Mrs. Maronese for both classes.  We share the account!

We have been busy making our own books!  We are creating a math book about the number ten based on "Ten Black Dots".  Students are learning to represent numbers with numerals, words, ten frames and pictures.  Ask your child about the first two pictures they have created so far.  What did they make with their dots?

Hope this gives you some interesting dinner table conversation and enjoy reading together!

Best,

Mrs. Maronese and Mrs. Stuart

September 24

Our Terry Fox Run will be Wednesday afternoon. If you would like to donate to the Marathon of Hope, please send twonies for Terry in with your child.  We appreciate your donation!

I forgot to put new popcorn words in yesterday!

- red, yellow, blue, go, going

There are Terry Fox stickers in your child's book bag today.  Please fill it out as a family and have your child wear it for tomorrow's run.  Not sure who to run for?  Run for Terry Fox!

Best,

Mrs. Maronese and Mrs. Stuart

September 23 | Who is Terry Fox?

Our Terry Fox Run has been changed from Thursday to Wednesday afternoon in hopes that we can avoid bad weather.  

Scholastic book orders were sent home Thursday! 

If you are interested in ordering, please return forms or complete your order online by Monday September 30th.  We will be placing the order that morning.  You can pay with cash, cheque or with credit card online.  Books usually take 2 weeks to be delivered to the school.  Any books purchased allows Mrs. Stuart and Mrs. Maronese to purchase books for the classroom and we appreciate the support!  

Who is Terry Fox?  Today we started to learn a little about this Canadian hero.  We talked about how he lost his leg, and what inspired him to take action for others.  

Our Terry Fox Run will be Wednesday afternoon.  If you would like to donate to the Marathon of Hope, please send twonies for Terry in with your child.  We appreciate your donation! 

Check out the video below!  We watched this as a class and looked at maps to see how big Canada is and how far 40 Km (the amount Terry ran each day) is.  We talked about what makes someone a hero.  We will be learning a little more about Terry over the next few days.

Hope this gives you some interesting dinner table conversation!

Best,

Mrs. Maronese and Mrs. Stuart

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