Upcoming events are in our calendar.

Our email:

Mrs. Stuart - jlstuart@cbe.ab.ca

Mrs. Maronese - lamccormick@cbe.ab.ca

Upcoming Dates to Remember


Jan. 20- Kindergarten Registration Opens

Jan. 23-Fun Lunch (Spolumbos)

Jan. 27-Feb. 7 SoundKreations Dance Residency

Jan. 31 PD Day

Feb. 12 – School Council @ 6:30

Feb. 13&14- Staff Conventions

Feb. 17- Family Day

Mar. 19 -Early Dismissal @ 11:50

Mar. 19 Student Led Conferences (4:00-8:00)

Mar. 20 Student Led Conferences (8:00-12:00)


January 22

Lunar New Year is almost here!  If you your family celebrates this tradition, feel free to email pictures or send in objects, clothing or even food associated with this holiday.  We love to celebrate!

THANK YOU for all of the plastic bottles coming in.  Keep them coming!

Today we continued exploring doubles with "Two of Everything"

Students are practicing their doubles facts and counting by fives.  This was a tricky question and will be continued tomorrow.  No spoilers at home!  ;)

Hope this gives you some interesting dinner table conversation!

Best,

Mrs Maronese and Mrs. Stuart

January 20

New popcorn words:

- could, would, should, may, number, once, upon, time, story, after

Lunar New Year is almost here!  If you your family celebrates this tradition, feel free to email pictures or send in objects or clothing associated with this holiday.  We love to celebrate!

Today we started our math investigation into doubles.  Check out our story below!

Oh the problems that are coming their way!

Hope this gives you some interesting dinner table conversation!

Best,

Mrs. Maronese and Mrs. Stuart

January 17

Sorry families!  I have been ill for a few days and so there has not been a blog this week!

This week's popcorn words:

- brother, sister, baby, call, called, city, town, happy, soon, where

We have started a new artist of study that we will be investigating over the next month.  Dale Chihuly creates large scale glass sculptures as well as paintings and other smaller glass pieces.  Check out the video below about his life and how he studied to become the well known artist he is today!

On this note, we will soon be created a large piece of art for the school.  If you have any plastic bottles, please rinse them out and send them in!  We can't wait to share what we will be creating.

In literacy, now that we are readers, we are focusing more on creating more descriptive pieces of writing and developing stamina to produce more writing.  In one activity, students chose a picture of a character to describe, they were then given the opportunity to read their piece to the class and have their peers guess which character they had chosen.  Ask your child about this activity.  What character did they pick?  What kind of words did they choose to help illustrate their character for their peers?

Hope this gives you some insight into our week!

Best,

Mrs. Maronese and Mrs. Stuart

January 10

Bob Ross is our artist of study for the past month.  As a pop icon, he may seem an odd choice, but we love the way he believed that ANYONE can paint.  Including Grade Ones with subpar brushes, tempra paint and tin foil for palettes.  We have created two different scenes: fall and winter.  The students have been experimenting with different brush strokes and have been learning to create a variety of colours for their landscape using their palettes.  We have been learning how to mix paint to create light and shadow.  Our winter scene was created with only white, black and blue paint.  Check out a few samples.  We are so proud of these!  The students worked so hard!

By: P.H.

By: S.S.

By: R.B.

By: M.B.

Have an amazing weekend!

Best,

Mrs. Maronese and Mrs. Stuart


January 8

Winter is here (officially)!

With the cold weather headed our way, please make sure that students have everything they need to stay warm.  A second pair of mitts isn't a bad idea, so that if they get wet at lunch, the kiddos don't have wet mitts for recess.  Please also make sure that ALL items are labeled.  It makes it much easier to find the owner.

On this wintry note, we also have a new set of "morning tubs" out for the students.  We have learned a little about Wilson Bentley, also known as "Snowflake Bentley".  Check out his story below!

Students have winter non-fiction books to peruse, snowflake math to do and are designing snowflakes while making observations from Wilson Bentley's book.

Hope this gives you some interesting dinner table conversation!

Best,

Mrs. Maronese and Mrs. Stuart

January 6

Welcome back!  We are so excited to see all of our little people again.  We hope you had a restful break with friends and family, but now... back to work!

Over the next few weeks students will be beginning to to develop an understanding of addition facts for sums of ten.  We will be reviewing these basic facts in a variety of ways, including raw numbers, hands-on materials and problem solving opportunities. 

Check out our Peg + Cat video we watched today (we started at 12:30)!  We stopped the video part way through.  Now you have seen two ways the ten friends hide in two different places, what other ways can you find?

Tomorrow we will be playing with "bean bags".  The students can manipulate the beans inside a plastic baggie and write equations to match.  Try it at home!

Hope this gives you some interesting dinner table conversation!

Best,

Mrs. Maronese and Mrs. Stuart

December 18

Early dismissal tomorrow for students @11:50.

No School for students on Friday

Please send in a picture of one of your family's traditions or celebrations tomorrow if you have not done so already!  THANK YOU! 

Pajama day tomorrow!  Students are welcome to (but not required!) to wear their pajamas to school.  Please leave other sleeping accessories (stuffies, blankets, pillows, etc.) at home.

Carolling tomorrow at 10:30.  Families are welcome to attend!

Report cards come home tomorrow!  Well done on all of your hard work this term!  Mrs. Maronese and Mrs. Stuart are very proud of you!  Have a happy and well deserved break!

Best,

Mrs. Maronese and Mrs. Stuart

December 16

Pajama Day on December 19th.  You are welcome to wear your jammies!  Please make sure they are school appropriate.  You do not have to wear jammies if you don't want to.

We are carolling as a school on Thursday at 10:30 AM.  Families are welcome to join us!

New Popcorn Words:

- for, see, with, make, get


We are decorating gingerbread men this week!  Ask your child about their math problem today.  How did they choose to spend their 20 cents?

Hope this gives you some interesting dinner table conversation!

Best,

Mrs. Maronese and Mrs. Stuart

December 11

DOORS OPEN @ 5:00PM

SEE YOU TONIGHT!  Please have students at the school for 5:10.  Show starts at 5:30.  Dress in whatever makes you feel fancy.  Please bring a food donation!  

December 10

Our Winter Concert is this week!  Please see dates and times above. Families are invited to bring a donation to the food bank.  Thank you for your support!

There is a letter in your child's book bag about our next sharing topic for next week.  

We started naming and learning about different 2D shapes today!

Check out this Storybots clip we watched:

Is this a rhombus?  (I'm trying to be tricky!)

Hope this gives you some interesting dinner table conversation!

Best,

Mrs. Maronese and Mrs. Stuart

December 9

New Popcorn Words:

- likes, looks, looking, plays, playing

Our Winter Concert is this week!  Please see dates and times above. Families are invited to bring a donation to the food bank.  Thank you for your support!

Carolling

On December 19th @ 10:30 AM we will be carolling together in the gym. Families are welcome to join us and sing along!  This day is usually a "pajama day" as well.  Let us double check and we will update you if this is a go!

We have started a new set of "Morning Tubs".  Students are building log cabins, pretending to make cookies, making 10 and learning about the author Barbara Reid.  Ask your child about their new seating and activities.

Labels

Please remember to label EVERYTHING that your child brings to school.  Spoons, the top and bottom of lunch containers, BOTH mitts, hats... EVERYTHING. Everyday there are items left in the class.  This would make it easier to find an owner.  Thank you!


December 4

There is no set costume for our Winter Show.  Students are welcome to wear anything wintry or fancy!  We will be making accessories in class! :) . Looking forward to seeing our Stars shine!

Making Ten

Today we learned how to play a simple game.  Making ten!  Place out 4 cards and take turns pulling the cards that make 10.  Simple game to start learning some basic facts!

Hope this gives you some after dinner entertainment!

Best,

Mrs. Maronese and Mrs. Stuart

December 2

You MAY have a package from our school nurse in your child's book bag.  Please return forms by December 5th.  All forms must be returned, even refusals.  The first round of vaccinations are December 9th.  

If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Maronese and she will forward the Nurse's contact information to you.  

Please disregard if you did not receive a package. 

New popcorn words:

- in, on , up, down, out

White-tailed Jackrabbit

We have been learning about some of the special adaptations of a creature that lives year round in our community.  Ask your child about the pictures below:

How does the jackrabbit know if predators are approaching?  How do they stay safe?  How and why do jackrabbits change in the different seasons?

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

Upcoming Dates to Remember


Jan. 20- Kindergarten Registration Opens

Jan. 23-Fun Lunch (Spolumbos)

Jan. 27-Feb. 7 SoundKreations Dance Residency

Jan. 31 PD Day

Feb. 12 – School Council @ 6:30

Feb. 13&14- Staff Conventions

Feb. 17- Family Day

Mar. 19 -Early Dismissal @ 11:50

Mar. 19 Student Led Conferences (4:00-8:00)

Mar. 20 Student Led Conferences (8:00-12:00)


January 22

Lunar New Year is almost here!  If you your family celebrates this tradition, feel free to email pictures or send in objects, clothing or even food associated with this holiday.  We love to celebrate!

THANK YOU for all of the plastic bottles coming in.  Keep them coming!

Today we continued exploring doubles with "Two of Everything"

Students are practicing their doubles facts and counting by fives.  This was a tricky question and will be continued tomorrow.  No spoilers at home!  ;)

Hope this gives you some interesting dinner table conversation!

Best,

Mrs Maronese and Mrs. Stuart

January 20

New popcorn words:

- could, would, should, may, number, once, upon, time, story, after

Lunar New Year is almost here!  If you your family celebrates this tradition, feel free to email pictures or send in objects or clothing associated with this holiday.  We love to celebrate!

Today we started our math investigation into doubles.  Check out our story below!

Oh the problems that are coming their way!

Hope this gives you some interesting dinner table conversation!

Best,

Mrs. Maronese and Mrs. Stuart

January 17

Sorry families!  I have been ill for a few days and so there has not been a blog this week!

This week's popcorn words:

- brother, sister, baby, call, called, city, town, happy, soon, where

We have started a new artist of study that we will be investigating over the next month.  Dale Chihuly creates large scale glass sculptures as well as paintings and other smaller glass pieces.  Check out the video below about his life and how he studied to become the well known artist he is today!

On this note, we will soon be created a large piece of art for the school.  If you have any plastic bottles, please rinse them out and send them in!  We can't wait to share what we will be creating.

In literacy, now that we are readers, we are focusing more on creating more descriptive pieces of writing and developing stamina to produce more writing.  In one activity, students chose a picture of a character to describe, they were then given the opportunity to read their piece to the class and have their peers guess which character they had chosen.  Ask your child about this activity.  What character did they pick?  What kind of words did they choose to help illustrate their character for their peers?

Hope this gives you some insight into our week!

Best,

Mrs. Maronese and Mrs. Stuart

January 10

Bob Ross is our artist of study for the past month.  As a pop icon, he may seem an odd choice, but we love the way he believed that ANYONE can paint.  Including Grade Ones with subpar brushes, tempra paint and tin foil for palettes.  We have created two different scenes: fall and winter.  The students have been experimenting with different brush strokes and have been learning to create a variety of colours for their landscape using their palettes.  We have been learning how to mix paint to create light and shadow.  Our winter scene was created with only white, black and blue paint.  Check out a few samples.  We are so proud of these!  The students worked so hard!

By: P.H.

By: S.S.

By: R.B.

By: M.B.

Have an amazing weekend!

Best,

Mrs. Maronese and Mrs. Stuart


January 8

Winter is here (officially)!

With the cold weather headed our way, please make sure that students have everything they need to stay warm.  A second pair of mitts isn't a bad idea, so that if they get wet at lunch, the kiddos don't have wet mitts for recess.  Please also make sure that ALL items are labeled.  It makes it much easier to find the owner.

On this wintry note, we also have a new set of "morning tubs" out for the students.  We have learned a little about Wilson Bentley, also known as "Snowflake Bentley".  Check out his story below!

Students have winter non-fiction books to peruse, snowflake math to do and are designing snowflakes while making observations from Wilson Bentley's book.

Hope this gives you some interesting dinner table conversation!

Best,

Mrs. Maronese and Mrs. Stuart

January 6

Welcome back!  We are so excited to see all of our little people again.  We hope you had a restful break with friends and family, but now... back to work!

Over the next few weeks students will be beginning to to develop an understanding of addition facts for sums of ten.  We will be reviewing these basic facts in a variety of ways, including raw numbers, hands-on materials and problem solving opportunities. 

Check out our Peg + Cat video we watched today (we started at 12:30)!  We stopped the video part way through.  Now you have seen two ways the ten friends hide in two different places, what other ways can you find?

Tomorrow we will be playing with "bean bags".  The students can manipulate the beans inside a plastic baggie and write equations to match.  Try it at home!

Hope this gives you some interesting dinner table conversation!

Best,

Mrs. Maronese and Mrs. Stuart

December 18

Early dismissal tomorrow for students @11:50.

No School for students on Friday

Please send in a picture of one of your family's traditions or celebrations tomorrow if you have not done so already!  THANK YOU! 

Pajama day tomorrow!  Students are welcome to (but not required!) to wear their pajamas to school.  Please leave other sleeping accessories (stuffies, blankets, pillows, etc.) at home.

Carolling tomorrow at 10:30.  Families are welcome to attend!

Report cards come home tomorrow!  Well done on all of your hard work this term!  Mrs. Maronese and Mrs. Stuart are very proud of you!  Have a happy and well deserved break!

Best,

Mrs. Maronese and Mrs. Stuart

December 16

Pajama Day on December 19th.  You are welcome to wear your jammies!  Please make sure they are school appropriate.  You do not have to wear jammies if you don't want to.

We are carolling as a school on Thursday at 10:30 AM.  Families are welcome to join us!

New Popcorn Words:

- for, see, with, make, get


We are decorating gingerbread men this week!  Ask your child about their math problem today.  How did they choose to spend their 20 cents?

Hope this gives you some interesting dinner table conversation!

Best,

Mrs. Maronese and Mrs. Stuart

December 11

DOORS OPEN @ 5:00PM

SEE YOU TONIGHT!  Please have students at the school for 5:10.  Show starts at 5:30.  Dress in whatever makes you feel fancy.  Please bring a food donation!  

December 10

Our Winter Concert is this week!  Please see dates and times above. Families are invited to bring a donation to the food bank.  Thank you for your support!

There is a letter in your child's book bag about our next sharing topic for next week.  

We started naming and learning about different 2D shapes today!

Check out this Storybots clip we watched:

Is this a rhombus?  (I'm trying to be tricky!)

Hope this gives you some interesting dinner table conversation!

Best,

Mrs. Maronese and Mrs. Stuart

December 9

New Popcorn Words:

- likes, looks, looking, plays, playing

Our Winter Concert is this week!  Please see dates and times above. Families are invited to bring a donation to the food bank.  Thank you for your support!

Carolling

On December 19th @ 10:30 AM we will be carolling together in the gym. Families are welcome to join us and sing along!  This day is usually a "pajama day" as well.  Let us double check and we will update you if this is a go!

We have started a new set of "Morning Tubs".  Students are building log cabins, pretending to make cookies, making 10 and learning about the author Barbara Reid.  Ask your child about their new seating and activities.

Labels

Please remember to label EVERYTHING that your child brings to school.  Spoons, the top and bottom of lunch containers, BOTH mitts, hats... EVERYTHING. Everyday there are items left in the class.  This would make it easier to find an owner.  Thank you!


December 4

There is no set costume for our Winter Show.  Students are welcome to wear anything wintry or fancy!  We will be making accessories in class! :) . Looking forward to seeing our Stars shine!

Making Ten

Today we learned how to play a simple game.  Making ten!  Place out 4 cards and take turns pulling the cards that make 10.  Simple game to start learning some basic facts!

Hope this gives you some after dinner entertainment!

Best,

Mrs. Maronese and Mrs. Stuart

December 2

You MAY have a package from our school nurse in your child's book bag.  Please return forms by December 5th.  All forms must be returned, even refusals.  The first round of vaccinations are December 9th.  

If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Maronese and she will forward the Nurse's contact information to you.  

Please disregard if you did not receive a package. 

New popcorn words:

- in, on , up, down, out

White-tailed Jackrabbit

We have been learning about some of the special adaptations of a creature that lives year round in our community.  Ask your child about the pictures below:

How does the jackrabbit know if predators are approaching?  How do they stay safe?  How and why do jackrabbits change in the different seasons?

Hope this gives you some interesting dinner table conversation!

Best,

Mrs. Maronese and Mrs. Stuart

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