Pioneer Community

We have started to learn about the Pioneer community, ask me what the men, women and children daily life was like.

Why did they move to Canada? How did they travel to get to the West?


Reminder

June 25 - Grade 2 Bee Sharing Night from 5:30 - 7:00: this will be an open house where your child will be leading you through all of their learning about bees and teaching you about their importance.  There will be no group assembly. 


BarURanch

We enjoyed our day yesterday at the BarU Ranch, Ask me what I learned, where we explored and the best part! 

Thank you to the amazing parent volunteers that helped make the day possible!



Our Unsinkable Boat Adventure

Ask me about the Steps we took to study, design, create, modify and build our unsinkable boats. Ask me about the criteria and what worked, or what I would modify for next time?

Buoyancy and Boats

Step 1: We learned about the Franklin Expedition and Titanic. 

Step 2: We sketched different boats and learned about the different parts of a boat.

Step 3: Design:

We each designed our own boat, talked about materials and how our boat would float, propel, hold a load, and balance in the water.

Step 4: Feedback:We gave our peers feedback before they started building.

Step 5: Build:We brought in materials on our lists to build our boats. 

Step 6: Sketch:We sketched our final boat design and labeled.

Step 7: Test:We tested our boats and checked our boat criteria.

Step 8: Reflection:After testing our boats, we wrote about what worked well, and what changes I would make. 


Build an unsinkable boat

We have sketched, planned out, and designed our unsinkable boat. Ask me what the criteria of our boats are.

We need materials brought in that are likely in the recycle bucket. Cardboard, paper, tinfoil, popsicle sticks, straws, skewers, tooth picks, plastic wrap. Please bring in these items Monday. We are starting to build Monday!

Boats and Tuesday

We have been learning about different parts of boats, ask me to name parts of the sail boat or canoe. We are going to start designing our unsinkable boats. Look at our Sailboat art. Ask me the steps of this art process. 

We started another wordless story called "Tuesday". Ask me to describe what is happening on these pages.



Please return the Bar U Ranch field trip forms ASAP!


OZO Bots & Boat Challenge

Today we worked on a boat challenge. "Build a plasticine boat that can hold 10 marbles."
See pictures below of our experiment. Ask me what worked well, what I changed or modified. 


We also had Mr. Wilcox come in and show us the 18 Ozo Bots purchased from Parent Council. Ask me about what different codes there were, and what challenges and successes my group faced. 



Buoyancy and Boats

Today were asked the question "What objects sink or float?" We had to make a prediction about 1 object that we thought floated, and 1 object that would sink. We tested what we thought. Ask me what density is, particles, buoyancy. Ask me about this experiment. 



Lobster Traps and Publishing Chalk

Mr. Fred came for a visit, he brought pictures, and a lobster trap to share. He talked about living in Nova Scotia and the Acadian community. We built a lobster trap as our Acadian Community Artifact. Ask me about this! We have also been working on editing and publishing our Chalk writing. Ask me what I worked on during the editing 10 minutes. 



Number line Subtraction

I can use a number line to help me subtract 2 digit numbers- Ask me to explain

57-14

45-19

 

Movie Night

 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

In-Line Skating

Please bring a helmet by Friday. Labelled with your name on it. 

We skate...

Friday, April 12 @ 1045-1145

Wednesday April 17 @ 1-145

Wednesday April 24 @ 1030-1115 


We have been learning about the Acadian community in the past and today. Ask me about the Early Days, Traditions, Shelter, Clothing and Transportation. How is their way of life different from where we live? 

Chalk- What is happening in the wordless story? What kind of describing detail am I using? Did I use a simile?

 Hot/Cold- We are looking at animals and how they use their bodies as insulators. Ask me about this. 

Math Message -In-Line Skating Form

Ask me all the possible ways I can make 10. I can use + and - (ex. 7+ 1 + 2=10)

Please return the in school field trip form for In-Line Skating. We will start next Friday!


Body Temperature & Acadians

We started learning about another community in Social Studies. The Acadians... What clues and conclusions did I learn from the Early Life? What colors are on the flag?

What is normal body temperature? What happens when we have a fever? What is hypothermia? 

Ask me what we are doing in gym!


Ice Cube Invention

We would like to invite you to help our budding scientists.

The Activity (to be done at school starting next week March 18)

  • Students must conduct an invention that is effective in keeping and ice cube frozen.
  • They must provide a description of how the invention insulates.
  • They must provide an explanation of the invention’s strengths and weaknesses. 

Possible Materials:

paper     styrofoam     cardboard            paper towels

plastic          popsicle sticks       paper bags   newspaper wool       foil       cotton balls          wax paper 

Have your child choose a few insulating materials and send them to school. Also, send along a 500ml container, with a lid (plastic tub or milk container or jar)

Materials are requested by March 20, 2019.

We started to design our inventions today. What materials did I choose to use? How are they going to insulate the ice cube? We will start building our inventions Wednesday, please have all your materials in.


Blackfoot Tipi & Reminders

 Personal Timelines due on March 15. 

 Fun Snack - March 14

Early Dismissal Thursday, March 21 at 11:50

Student-led conferences March 21 (4-8) and March 22 (8-12).  An Usborne Book Fair will be happening during this time.

We discussed and created our own Blackfoot community Tipi's. What do the symbols represent? 


We can't wait to share our learning with you next week and have been working hard to finish everything up!!!

Blackfoot  & Hot and Cold Temperatures

We have been learning the important information about the Blackfoot Community. We sketched a buffalo, and labeled it with information on how the parts of the buffalo were used. Ask me what they used the horn for, and skin/hide.

We are learning about thermometers and how this unit of measurement can measure temperature. Ask me what I would wear if it was 25C out, -30c. 

Personal Timeline is due March 15. 

Ask me how to play the card game Double trouble. (flip a card, double it, roll a die to subtract that amount)

We are looking forward to sharing our first published stories with you at Student led conferences end of March.

Pink Shirt Day

Feb. 27 is Pink Shirt Day in solidarity against bullying in schools and workplaces.

The day aims to support programs that foster children’s healthy self-esteem. I have included the link below as it describes the genesis of the initiative that started in Nova Scotia.

https://www.pinkshirtday.ca/about

Personal Timeline sent home today, due on March 15. 

Blackfoot Artifacts/ Student Teacher

We are lucky to have Mr. Wingate as our student teacher until April 19. He is a student at the University of Calgary, and will soon be a teacher! Ask me about this!

We've been exploring the Blackfoot MesoKit from the Glenbow Museum. Ask me what I see, think, wonder...Ask me who used it, what its made out of it, what type of material, how was it used.....Next week we will find out the names of these artifacts, and the importance to the Blackfoot culture. 


LOVE

Today we worked on our LOVE art. They turned out great!

We talked about what it means to be kind, friendship and love.

Tomorrow is our Valentine's day exchange if your child would like to bring in cards for the whole class.


Kleenex Boxes

We still need 6 more boxes before tomorrow!!!

We have continued adding, and changing our Oil Spill Cleanup Tool- Ask me how it has changed from my first design. How does it work to clean the oil? We are hoping to test tomorrow!

Ask me what my group has been reading in book club.

What writing piece am I currently publishing? What makes a good illustration?

No School Thursday, Friday or Family Day Monday. Enjoy the long weekend!

Oil Spill Clean Up Tool

Today we discussed a oil spill disaster, how does this affect birds, plants and other animals? What happens to oil in water? 

We put on our DaVinci hats and designed our own tool to clean a oil spill. Ask me what my sketch looked like, information of how it works, and what materials I need to invent my creation tomorrow. 

See our material list below: Please bring in some recycled materials from home that you need!



Kleenex Boxes and Water Cycle

Please bring in any kleenex boxes for our Valentines day mailboxes. Ask me about the Water Cycle. What are the 3 important words (precipitation, Condensation, evaporation). What do they mean?

Bbbbbrrrrrrr.....Splat!

Today we learned a new game called Splat. How many dots are under the Splat? How do I know?


Number Sense/ Liquid Exp. 

Today we worked on representing a number. First we rolled, draw, and represented the number using ten rods and one cubes. Ask me to count by 10 and add ones for the number 75, 81, 53.  Is this number odd or even? How do I know.

We continued working on our liquid experiments. Ask me to compare Water and another liquid (oil, syrup, ketchup, vinegar, lemon juice) What are the similarities and differences?

Ask me what we have been working on in coding using the app Scratch Jr. What was challenge #6 about? What was on our criteria checklist?

Reminder: No School Friday Feb. 1st. 
Library day Wednesday 

Hip-Hop

BLOG MESSAGE:

Evergreen School is having a blast with Mr. Josh as our Sound Kreations Residency continues.  This program has been a supplement to the regular Phys. Ed program to explore different forms of dance. The SHARING on Friday is for students to celebrate with each other and show small (90 second) samples of what they have been working on in class. This is not a polished performance. If they haven't already, please ask your child to share some of their moves and choreography with you at home.

Fun Fact: Hip-Hop was invented in 1973.

NOT-so-Fun-Fact: Ms Roworth is older than Hip-Hop! 😋


Snowy, Idea Map, Liquids, Hip-Hop and Math.

We've had a busy week in room 74. A snowman came to visit, we decided on a name Snowy. What did I see, think or wonder about Snowy. What has happened to Snowy? What are the different states of matter?

Ask me about my idea map. We started off our writing with drawing a memory. See an example map below. How did I start my writing?



See the math problem we worked at solving. Why are there letters on the numbers? What strategy did I use to solve the problem? 

Hip Hop moves to ask me about....

  • Hip Hop Ready Pose
  • Swag  (finding your own style of `cool')
  • Prep
  • Patty Duke
  • Aunt Jackie
  • DJ (Wicka Wicka Whaaaa)
  • MC (Yo Yo!)
  • Free Style

For classes that are on their second day of dance: 

Today, students continued to practice the dance moves introduced in the previous class. Mr. Josh talked a lot about how dancing should be unique and everyone can put their own twist on their style of dance. Each group worked on starting a Hip Hop routine with Mr. Josh. The students will continue to work on and build these dance routines in the next few classes.

Estimating

Today we worked with Mrs. Roworth on make good estimations. See the picture below and try to make a estimation on how many are in the last cup. 

We had music and gym. What did we do?

Peer spelling will be on hold until February, we have been so busy with other things.

Ask me what we worked on Scratch Jr. What is my 4 slide story about? Who are the characters? Setting? Problem?

Scholastic Book Order Due: Jan. 17

Welcome Back!

Happy 2019.

Today we learned how glass is made. Ask me about this!

Then we made up 2 truths and a false fact about our Winter break. Guess what one is my false.

We talked about New Years Resolutions- Ask me what are 

2 -things I want to learn

0-Something I want to stop doing

1- a learning goal

9- Things I'd like to do this new year

We had gym.

We also travelled to British Columbia. Ask me what my favourite spots were.

We finished our day with Scratch Jr. Coding. What did we work on?

Busy Week/ PJ Day Next Friday

We hope you enjoyed our Winter Concert. Ms. Patterson, and Ms. Bell were SOOOO proud of us!

We have been working with numbers and finding the difference between numbers. Ask me what the difference between 80 and 20 is.....40 and 15.....20 and 2. 

In writers club we have been working hard on adding describing details, and adding more details to our illustrations. Ask me about "House for Hermit Crabs" house. 

We did a math task using square shapes. We got 5 squares. We had to create different keys using 5 squares. These shapes are called pentominoes. (See the picture below)

Reminders: PJ day on Friday Dec. 21. On our last day of school before winter holidays we will be wearing our PJ's and having hot chocolate.  If you could please send in a travel coffee mug with a lid and your child's name on it that would be a great help. We will be watching the Polar Express and drinking hot chocolate. Caroling is also happening this day @1045. Families are welcome to join!

Math -Difference 

Ask me to solve the problem we worked on with Mrs. Roworth- Find the difference, it must be odd.

Food Bank Update- We've almost completed our Food Bank Mission- We need 1 more peanut butter and 2 more cereal boxes. Miss. McNabb's class has collected almost 130 items. Our class is at 63.


Winter Show & Food Bank

Oh the weather outside is getting frightful, so it must be time for our Winter Concert! Kindergarten, Grade 1 and Grade 2 are proud to present On With the Snow! There are four different performances on Tuesday, December 11 and Wednesday, December 12, so please look at the chart below for your child’s class. Each class will perform in one show on the evening on December 11, and one show during the day on December 12. Write these dates in your calendar, you won’t want to miss it! Students should wear black, white and blue, or a fancy outfit if they prefer!


Our class has been working hard to collect Food Bank Items.

We have collected 58 items, but are still missing a few things from our

food bank mission. We need 3 peanut butter and 4 cereal boxes.

We started reading the Polar Express book. Ask me to retell the story.


Wednesday, December 12

Early Show (5:30pm)

AM Kinder

Frampton/McLarty/Stanford

McNabb/Patterson

Early Show (10:30am)

AM Kinder

Frampton/McLarty/Stanford

McNabb/Patterson


Late Show (7:00pm)

PM Kinder

Stuart/Maronese

Byciuk/Watkins/WelechuK

Late Show (2:00pm)

PM Kinder

Stuart/Maronese

Byciuk/Watkins/Welechuk

School Info.

Movie Night: Next week Thursday is our much anticipated movie night. Be sure to secure your spot and purchase tickets at www.healthyhunger.ca by this week Thursday November 29th. To make this night a success, we are also looking for volunteers to help out, if you can spare 30 minutes, please sign up online at https://www.volunteersignup.org/8MHCW.

Cookie Dough Fundraiser: Cookie dough orders need to be in by Tuesday December 4th. Also ordered through your Healthy Hunger account.

Food Bank Mission

Our class has been working hard planning a Calgary Mayors Food Bank Challenge for Evergreen School! We have come up with a checklist of 50 wish list items for the Food Bank. If we complete the challenge and collect the most food items, Ms. Patterson will get to throw a pie in Mr. Wilcox's face! Please check daily to see what items we need to complete the challenge. Heres what we have so far....We need to complete this challenge by Dec. 18th.



Number Lines and Calgary Majors Food Bank

Today we worked on creating our own numbers lines 1-30 and 1-50. Ask me what my baseline numbers were (0, 5, 10, 15..... and how many tally marks in between these numbers). Ask me how to play Math - O - War.



Our class is promoting the Calgary Mayors Food Bank drive for Evergreen School. We discussed what different ways we can promote this event. Ask me what ideas we came up with.

Our Flat Stanley letters are being mailed tonight. 

This week we will be finishing more of our Journey Across Canada. What provinces did we visit? What did we learn about the different communities and what makes that province unique. 

Sharkology and Lockdown 

What does "ology" mean? Mrs. Broomfield came into our class this am to look at different "ology" books. As a group we looked at the different books to discuss the types of "features" that are in these kinds of books. What features did I notice they had?  In the learning commons we have been observing an online shark tank and have been writing our wonders every time we visit the learning commons.  With all of these questions we are going to create a Sharkology book and have it in the school library for others to read.  Perhaps I can start doing some research about sharks at home?  The police officer said that we did a great job on the lockdown.  We were silent and serious!


We have finished up our Flat Stanley letters. These will be mailed this week. We can't wait for the replies.

Ask me to show you how I solved the Train increasing pattern problem. This picture below shows a student solving it by using blocks. How did I solve the math problem "If one train uses 4 shapes, how many shapes do 3 trains use....10 trains...25 trains.



Writing, Math and Social

We are continuing to edit our Flat Stanley letters and hope to have them mailed by Monday. 

This week we worked on a couple different math problems, and continued to build our understanding of growing or increasing patterns. Ask me to teach you how the pattern grows.


We learned about a type of writing called an alteration. What is this? Ask me to tell you an alteration.

We did our 2nd peer spelling test today, please check for my 5 words to practice. Test will be on Nov. 16th.

Have a great weekend. 

 

Busy Week

This week we enjoyed swimming. What did I learn? What was the best part?

We also worked on our math problem solving skills, and ketchup up work. (What did I ketchup on? What strategies do I use to help me solve a math problem?)

Today was our first peer spelling test. Please check for my 5 words to practice this week. The test will be next Friday Nov. 9th.

We are hoping to mail our Flat Stanley people this week. We are working at editing our week before it goes across Canada. 

The grade 1 and 2s Winter Concert will be held on December 11 and 12th. Our class will perform at 5:30pm on the 11th and 10:30am on the December 12th. We are looking for actors/actresses please discuss with your child if they would be interested in taking part. These roles have lines that need to be memorized and attendance to both shows is mandatory. 

Please email Ms. Patterson if you have questions. 

Have a great weekend, 

Swimming Next Week

Tonight is the Halloween Howl. Next week, on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday we are going swimming.  

Volunteers please arrive at 10am the bus will leave at 1015am. We will arrive back at the school at 12pm. If you don't want to take the bus, you are allowed to meet us there.

Please send your child with a bathing suit under their clothes and a plastic bag with a towel and underwear!  We would like to avoid taking backpacks to the pool.  On Wednesday afternoon, students have the option of dressing up in the afternoon.  They can bring their costume in their backpack and we will give them time to put it on after swimming.  Wednesday afternoon will be our "Halloween party".  Students will have a choice of which classroom to spend their time in (there will be different activities in each grade 2 classroom).  We will have time to have some treats.  If parents would like to send in a peanut free snack for our class (22), please let me know.

Tomorrow is "Take me outside day"

Dear Parents,

Tomorrow Wed. Oct. 24th is "Take me outside day". The grade two will be walking to Fish Creek Park for some outdoor education. Please see the link for some information about Take me outside day.  Although we do not require volunteers, if you have a current police clearance, you are welcome to join us after lunch. Please ensure your child is dress appropriately. 

http://takemeoutside.ca/tmo-day/


Peer Spelling

Peer spelling words came home Friday. Please practice and the "Test" will be Friday. Please read the noticed attached to the peer spelling words.

Magnets & Magnetism

We are wrapping up our science unit around magnets. We discovered what attracts and repels, where we see magnets in the world, can compare the strength of a magnet, and what materials are attracted to a magnet. Ask me about magnets.


We also started our pumpkin investigation. Ask me how many blocks tall our pumpkin is, how links around, and how many lines are on a pumpkin. Were my predictions close?


We read a book called "The Napping House". How many feet were on the bed? What my strategy?




Swimming starts Monday, volunteer forms are coming home tomorrow for the parents who filled out the volunteer slip. Thank you!


Shapes

Today we were working at sorting shapes. How can I sort shapes?

We also went on a 2D and 3D shape hunt. Ask me to find and name shapes around the house. 

We started our first rotation jobs in literacy centers. What jobs did my group work on?


Reminders: 

Tomorrow Wednesday is library day.

Also, if you haven't returned your Flat Stanley letter address or the swimming forms please do that ASAP!

Halloween Howl- October 25

Swimming: October 29, 30, 31 and Nov. 1st



Math Problem

Happy Friday!

We worked on our Flat people, ask me about this! Please see the letter in communication folder. We are hoping to send our flat people across Canada soon. 


Today we did a fun but tricky math problem. Ask me to try and make some numbers.




Today we put on our thinking brains and tried to figure out this math problem. Ask me to explain how I solved this math problem. 

There were 4 cows and 3 chickens in a field. How many tails and legs were there all together?


Challenge: There were 6 cows and 8 chickens in a field. Two farmers came to join them in the field. How many tails, and legs were there all together?


Reminders:

Picture day tomorrow Thursday October 11th.

Swim forms went home today, please return ASAP! 

Thursday Oct. 25th- Halloween Howl

Fun lunches for this year are now available on www.healthyhunger.ca. Please note that if you have an account from a previous year you will have to re-add your children under their new classroom teacher. Deadline to order for this month’s Subway meal is Thursday, October 11th. If you have any questions please email evergreenschoolcouncil@gmail.com.



















































We have been busy in Grade 2.

In writing we finished our brain pockets. What did I put in my imagination, fact and memory pockets? This week we are going to start by writing a walking story. This type of story is based off a topic or theme, includes details, nothing specific happens, and there is no main character. What did I write about?

In math we have been working at stretching our brains. In the mornings we do math message. See the example and ask me to explain how to solve. In the afternoon today we did a math task called “100s group work”. The task was to colour the numbers in order as a group, ask me what our strategy was and how we worked together to cover the numbers 1-100. 



In science we have been working on our Magnet stations. We have completed 3 experiments. “What attracts to a magnet?” “What does a magnet work through?” and “What happens when you put magnets poles together?” Ask me what observations I made, and what I noticed.

We finished reading Flat Stanley, we are hoping to start creating our flat students soon, and we will be sending them across Canada to discover communities. We went on our first Canada adventure to Newfoundland & Labrador. What were my 3 favourite stops?

Reminders:

Library Wednesday

No school next Monday and Tuesday 

Home reading nightly




Week of Sept. 24-27

We read the book “Bubble gum Brain.”  Becoming is better than being.I have Bubble Gum Brain. I like to chew on my thoughts, flex, bend and stretch my brain, and expand the way I think! I make great mistakes that help me learn. Ask me if I used my bubble gum brain today to make GREAT mistakes.

In writing we started looking at our Brain Pockets. There are 3 different pockets our Memory Pocket, fact pocket and imagination pocket. We use these pockets to help us make connections and guide our writing ideas. What did I put in my memory pocket? What people, place, objects, or events do I remember?

We started reading Flat Stanley. How did Stanley become Flat? Why is Arthur jelous of Stanley?

In math we have been working at stretching our brains to see patterns in visual numbers. See the picture below and ask me what I notice? Or a pattern I see.




Important Information:

Home reading will be coming home by Friday!

Wednesday (tomorrow) is library day. 

Terry Fox run is Thursday at 2pm. 

                              




WELCOME BACK! 

Our blog is now up and working!

We had a great couple weeks of grade 2. Our class is settling in nice, and getting to know eachother. We have been working on our classroom community by becoming bucket fillers. What does it mean to be a bucket filler?

We read a story called "On my Summer Vacation" and talked about the difference between a truth and a lie.  We discussed using our imagination to create a story that included a false and 2 truths.  We had "Author's Chair" and we read our stories to our class to see if they could figure out our truths and lies.  What did I write?

We are going to learn lots about Canada this year.  We started by looking at a map of Canada.  How many provinces are there?  How many territories?  Can I look at a Canada map with you and name them?  We are going to colour and label a Canada map so that we can learn where the provinces and territories are.

In math we have started working with patterns. What is an attribute? Ask me to do a sound pattern. 

This week we are starting to discover magnets. What do I think I know about magnets?

We are starting to collect Toonies for Terry. Our class made a goal of $100. Please start sending Toonies for Terry.

Please sign up for meet the teacher conferences this Thursday evening or Friday morning.

Love Room 74

Ms. Patterson

Pioneer Community

We have started to learn about the Pioneer community, ask me what the men, women and children daily life was like.

Why did they move to Canada? How did they travel to get to the West?


Reminder

June 25 - Grade 2 Bee Sharing Night from 5:30 - 7:00: this will be an open house where your child will be leading you through all of their learning about bees and teaching you about their importance.  There will be no group assembly. 


BarURanch

We enjoyed our day yesterday at the BarU Ranch, Ask me what I learned, where we explored and the best part! 

Thank you to the amazing parent volunteers that helped make the day possible!



Our Unsinkable Boat Adventure

Ask me about the Steps we took to study, design, create, modify and build our unsinkable boats. Ask me about the criteria and what worked, or what I would modify for next time?

Buoyancy and Boats

Step 1: We learned about the Franklin Expedition and Titanic. 

Step 2: We sketched different boats and learned about the different parts of a boat.

Step 3: Design:

We each designed our own boat, talked about materials and how our boat would float, propel, hold a load, and balance in the water.

Step 4: Feedback:We gave our peers feedback before they started building.

Step 5: Build:We brought in materials on our lists to build our boats. 

Step 6: Sketch:We sketched our final boat design and labeled.

Step 7: Test:We tested our boats and checked our boat criteria.

Step 8: Reflection:After testing our boats, we wrote about what worked well, and what changes I would make. 


Build an unsinkable boat

We have sketched, planned out, and designed our unsinkable boat. Ask me what the criteria of our boats are.

We need materials brought in that are likely in the recycle bucket. Cardboard, paper, tinfoil, popsicle sticks, straws, skewers, tooth picks, plastic wrap. Please bring in these items Monday. We are starting to build Monday!

Boats and Tuesday

We have been learning about different parts of boats, ask me to name parts of the sail boat or canoe. We are going to start designing our unsinkable boats. Look at our Sailboat art. Ask me the steps of this art process. 

We started another wordless story called "Tuesday". Ask me to describe what is happening on these pages.



Please return the Bar U Ranch field trip forms ASAP!


OZO Bots & Boat Challenge

Today we worked on a boat challenge. "Build a plasticine boat that can hold 10 marbles."
See pictures below of our experiment. Ask me what worked well, what I changed or modified. 


We also had Mr. Wilcox come in and show us the 18 Ozo Bots purchased from Parent Council. Ask me about what different codes there were, and what challenges and successes my group faced. 



Buoyancy and Boats

Today were asked the question "What objects sink or float?" We had to make a prediction about 1 object that we thought floated, and 1 object that would sink. We tested what we thought. Ask me what density is, particles, buoyancy. Ask me about this experiment. 



Lobster Traps and Publishing Chalk

Mr. Fred came for a visit, he brought pictures, and a lobster trap to share. He talked about living in Nova Scotia and the Acadian community. We built a lobster trap as our Acadian Community Artifact. Ask me about this! We have also been working on editing and publishing our Chalk writing. Ask me what I worked on during the editing 10 minutes. 



Number line Subtraction

I can use a number line to help me subtract 2 digit numbers- Ask me to explain

57-14

45-19

 

Movie Night

 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

In-Line Skating

Please bring a helmet by Friday. Labelled with your name on it. 

We skate...

Friday, April 12 @ 1045-1145

Wednesday April 17 @ 1-145

Wednesday April 24 @ 1030-1115 


We have been learning about the Acadian community in the past and today. Ask me about the Early Days, Traditions, Shelter, Clothing and Transportation. How is their way of life different from where we live? 

Chalk- What is happening in the wordless story? What kind of describing detail am I using? Did I use a simile?

 Hot/Cold- We are looking at animals and how they use their bodies as insulators. Ask me about this. 

Math Message -In-Line Skating Form

Ask me all the possible ways I can make 10. I can use + and - (ex. 7+ 1 + 2=10)

Please return the in school field trip form for In-Line Skating. We will start next Friday!


Body Temperature & Acadians

We started learning about another community in Social Studies. The Acadians... What clues and conclusions did I learn from the Early Life? What colors are on the flag?

What is normal body temperature? What happens when we have a fever? What is hypothermia? 

Ask me what we are doing in gym!


Ice Cube Invention

We would like to invite you to help our budding scientists.

The Activity (to be done at school starting next week March 18)

  • Students must conduct an invention that is effective in keeping and ice cube frozen.
  • They must provide a description of how the invention insulates.
  • They must provide an explanation of the invention’s strengths and weaknesses. 

Possible Materials:

paper     styrofoam     cardboard            paper towels

plastic          popsicle sticks       paper bags   newspaper wool       foil       cotton balls          wax paper 

Have your child choose a few insulating materials and send them to school. Also, send along a 500ml container, with a lid (plastic tub or milk container or jar)

Materials are requested by March 20, 2019.

We started to design our inventions today. What materials did I choose to use? How are they going to insulate the ice cube? We will start building our inventions Wednesday, please have all your materials in.


Blackfoot Tipi & Reminders

 Personal Timelines due on March 15. 

 Fun Snack - March 14

Early Dismissal Thursday, March 21 at 11:50

Student-led conferences March 21 (4-8) and March 22 (8-12).  An Usborne Book Fair will be happening during this time.

We discussed and created our own Blackfoot community Tipi's. What do the symbols represent? 


We can't wait to share our learning with you next week and have been working hard to finish everything up!!!

Blackfoot  & Hot and Cold Temperatures

We have been learning the important information about the Blackfoot Community. We sketched a buffalo, and labeled it with information on how the parts of the buffalo were used. Ask me what they used the horn for, and skin/hide.

We are learning about thermometers and how this unit of measurement can measure temperature. Ask me what I would wear if it was 25C out, -30c. 

Personal Timeline is due March 15. 

Ask me how to play the card game Double trouble. (flip a card, double it, roll a die to subtract that amount)

We are looking forward to sharing our first published stories with you at Student led conferences end of March.

Pink Shirt Day

Feb. 27 is Pink Shirt Day in solidarity against bullying in schools and workplaces.

The day aims to support programs that foster children’s healthy self-esteem. I have included the link below as it describes the genesis of the initiative that started in Nova Scotia.

https://www.pinkshirtday.ca/about

Personal Timeline sent home today, due on March 15. 

Blackfoot Artifacts/ Student Teacher

We are lucky to have Mr. Wingate as our student teacher until April 19. He is a student at the University of Calgary, and will soon be a teacher! Ask me about this!

We've been exploring the Blackfoot MesoKit from the Glenbow Museum. Ask me what I see, think, wonder...Ask me who used it, what its made out of it, what type of material, how was it used.....Next week we will find out the names of these artifacts, and the importance to the Blackfoot culture. 


LOVE

Today we worked on our LOVE art. They turned out great!

We talked about what it means to be kind, friendship and love.

Tomorrow is our Valentine's day exchange if your child would like to bring in cards for the whole class.


Kleenex Boxes

We still need 6 more boxes before tomorrow!!!

We have continued adding, and changing our Oil Spill Cleanup Tool- Ask me how it has changed from my first design. How does it work to clean the oil? We are hoping to test tomorrow!

Ask me what my group has been reading in book club.

What writing piece am I currently publishing? What makes a good illustration?

No School Thursday, Friday or Family Day Monday. Enjoy the long weekend!

Oil Spill Clean Up Tool

Today we discussed a oil spill disaster, how does this affect birds, plants and other animals? What happens to oil in water? 

We put on our DaVinci hats and designed our own tool to clean a oil spill. Ask me what my sketch looked like, information of how it works, and what materials I need to invent my creation tomorrow. 

See our material list below: Please bring in some recycled materials from home that you need!



Kleenex Boxes and Water Cycle

Please bring in any kleenex boxes for our Valentines day mailboxes. Ask me about the Water Cycle. What are the 3 important words (precipitation, Condensation, evaporation). What do they mean?

Bbbbbrrrrrrr.....Splat!

Today we learned a new game called Splat. How many dots are under the Splat? How do I know?


Number Sense/ Liquid Exp. 

Today we worked on representing a number. First we rolled, draw, and represented the number using ten rods and one cubes. Ask me to count by 10 and add ones for the number 75, 81, 53.  Is this number odd or even? How do I know.

We continued working on our liquid experiments. Ask me to compare Water and another liquid (oil, syrup, ketchup, vinegar, lemon juice) What are the similarities and differences?

Ask me what we have been working on in coding using the app Scratch Jr. What was challenge #6 about? What was on our criteria checklist?

Reminder: No School Friday Feb. 1st. 
Library day Wednesday 

Hip-Hop

BLOG MESSAGE:

Evergreen School is having a blast with Mr. Josh as our Sound Kreations Residency continues.  This program has been a supplement to the regular Phys. Ed program to explore different forms of dance. The SHARING on Friday is for students to celebrate with each other and show small (90 second) samples of what they have been working on in class. This is not a polished performance. If they haven't already, please ask your child to share some of their moves and choreography with you at home.

Fun Fact: Hip-Hop was invented in 1973.

NOT-so-Fun-Fact: Ms Roworth is older than Hip-Hop! 😋


Snowy, Idea Map, Liquids, Hip-Hop and Math.

We've had a busy week in room 74. A snowman came to visit, we decided on a name Snowy. What did I see, think or wonder about Snowy. What has happened to Snowy? What are the different states of matter?

Ask me about my idea map. We started off our writing with drawing a memory. See an example map below. How did I start my writing?



See the math problem we worked at solving. Why are there letters on the numbers? What strategy did I use to solve the problem? 

Hip Hop moves to ask me about....

  • Hip Hop Ready Pose
  • Swag  (finding your own style of `cool')
  • Prep
  • Patty Duke
  • Aunt Jackie
  • DJ (Wicka Wicka Whaaaa)
  • MC (Yo Yo!)
  • Free Style

For classes that are on their second day of dance: 

Today, students continued to practice the dance moves introduced in the previous class. Mr. Josh talked a lot about how dancing should be unique and everyone can put their own twist on their style of dance. Each group worked on starting a Hip Hop routine with Mr. Josh. The students will continue to work on and build these dance routines in the next few classes.

Estimating

Today we worked with Mrs. Roworth on make good estimations. See the picture below and try to make a estimation on how many are in the last cup. 

We had music and gym. What did we do?

Peer spelling will be on hold until February, we have been so busy with other things.

Ask me what we worked on Scratch Jr. What is my 4 slide story about? Who are the characters? Setting? Problem?

Scholastic Book Order Due: Jan. 17

Welcome Back!

Happy 2019.

Today we learned how glass is made. Ask me about this!

Then we made up 2 truths and a false fact about our Winter break. Guess what one is my false.

We talked about New Years Resolutions- Ask me what are 

2 -things I want to learn

0-Something I want to stop doing

1- a learning goal

9- Things I'd like to do this new year

We had gym.

We also travelled to British Columbia. Ask me what my favourite spots were.

We finished our day with Scratch Jr. Coding. What did we work on?

Busy Week/ PJ Day Next Friday

We hope you enjoyed our Winter Concert. Ms. Patterson, and Ms. Bell were SOOOO proud of us!

We have been working with numbers and finding the difference between numbers. Ask me what the difference between 80 and 20 is.....40 and 15.....20 and 2. 

In writers club we have been working hard on adding describing details, and adding more details to our illustrations. Ask me about "House for Hermit Crabs" house. 

We did a math task using square shapes. We got 5 squares. We had to create different keys using 5 squares. These shapes are called pentominoes. (See the picture below)

Reminders: PJ day on Friday Dec. 21. On our last day of school before winter holidays we will be wearing our PJ's and having hot chocolate.  If you could please send in a travel coffee mug with a lid and your child's name on it that would be a great help. We will be watching the Polar Express and drinking hot chocolate. Caroling is also happening this day @1045. Families are welcome to join!

Math -Difference 

Ask me to solve the problem we worked on with Mrs. Roworth- Find the difference, it must be odd.

Food Bank Update- We've almost completed our Food Bank Mission- We need 1 more peanut butter and 2 more cereal boxes. Miss. McNabb's class has collected almost 130 items. Our class is at 63.


Winter Show & Food Bank

Oh the weather outside is getting frightful, so it must be time for our Winter Concert! Kindergarten, Grade 1 and Grade 2 are proud to present On With the Snow! There are four different performances on Tuesday, December 11 and Wednesday, December 12, so please look at the chart below for your child’s class. Each class will perform in one show on the evening on December 11, and one show during the day on December 12. Write these dates in your calendar, you won’t want to miss it! Students should wear black, white and blue, or a fancy outfit if they prefer!


Our class has been working hard to collect Food Bank Items.

We have collected 58 items, but are still missing a few things from our

food bank mission. We need 3 peanut butter and 4 cereal boxes.

We started reading the Polar Express book. Ask me to retell the story.


Wednesday, December 12

Early Show (5:30pm)

AM Kinder

Frampton/McLarty/Stanford

McNabb/Patterson

Early Show (10:30am)

AM Kinder

Frampton/McLarty/Stanford

McNabb/Patterson


Late Show (7:00pm)

PM Kinder

Stuart/Maronese

Byciuk/Watkins/WelechuK

Late Show (2:00pm)

PM Kinder

Stuart/Maronese

Byciuk/Watkins/Welechuk

School Info.

Movie Night: Next week Thursday is our much anticipated movie night. Be sure to secure your spot and purchase tickets at www.healthyhunger.ca by this week Thursday November 29th. To make this night a success, we are also looking for volunteers to help out, if you can spare 30 minutes, please sign up online at https://www.volunteersignup.org/8MHCW.

Cookie Dough Fundraiser: Cookie dough orders need to be in by Tuesday December 4th. Also ordered through your Healthy Hunger account.

Food Bank Mission

Our class has been working hard planning a Calgary Mayors Food Bank Challenge for Evergreen School! We have come up with a checklist of 50 wish list items for the Food Bank. If we complete the challenge and collect the most food items, Ms. Patterson will get to throw a pie in Mr. Wilcox's face! Please check daily to see what items we need to complete the challenge. Heres what we have so far....We need to complete this challenge by Dec. 18th.



Number Lines and Calgary Majors Food Bank

Today we worked on creating our own numbers lines 1-30 and 1-50. Ask me what my baseline numbers were (0, 5, 10, 15..... and how many tally marks in between these numbers). Ask me how to play Math - O - War.



Our class is promoting the Calgary Mayors Food Bank drive for Evergreen School. We discussed what different ways we can promote this event. Ask me what ideas we came up with.

Our Flat Stanley letters are being mailed tonight. 

This week we will be finishing more of our Journey Across Canada. What provinces did we visit? What did we learn about the different communities and what makes that province unique. 

Sharkology and Lockdown 

What does "ology" mean? Mrs. Broomfield came into our class this am to look at different "ology" books. As a group we looked at the different books to discuss the types of "features" that are in these kinds of books. What features did I notice they had?  In the learning commons we have been observing an online shark tank and have been writing our wonders every time we visit the learning commons.  With all of these questions we are going to create a Sharkology book and have it in the school library for others to read.  Perhaps I can start doing some research about sharks at home?  The police officer said that we did a great job on the lockdown.  We were silent and serious!


We have finished up our Flat Stanley letters. These will be mailed this week. We can't wait for the replies.

Ask me to show you how I solved the Train increasing pattern problem. This picture below shows a student solving it by using blocks. How did I solve the math problem "If one train uses 4 shapes, how many shapes do 3 trains use....10 trains...25 trains.



Writing, Math and Social

We are continuing to edit our Flat Stanley letters and hope to have them mailed by Monday. 

This week we worked on a couple different math problems, and continued to build our understanding of growing or increasing patterns. Ask me to teach you how the pattern grows.


We learned about a type of writing called an alteration. What is this? Ask me to tell you an alteration.

We did our 2nd peer spelling test today, please check for my 5 words to practice. Test will be on Nov. 16th.

Have a great weekend. 

 

Busy Week

This week we enjoyed swimming. What did I learn? What was the best part?

We also worked on our math problem solving skills, and ketchup up work. (What did I ketchup on? What strategies do I use to help me solve a math problem?)

Today was our first peer spelling test. Please check for my 5 words to practice this week. The test will be next Friday Nov. 9th.

We are hoping to mail our Flat Stanley people this week. We are working at editing our week before it goes across Canada. 

The grade 1 and 2s Winter Concert will be held on December 11 and 12th. Our class will perform at 5:30pm on the 11th and 10:30am on the December 12th. We are looking for actors/actresses please discuss with your child if they would be interested in taking part. These roles have lines that need to be memorized and attendance to both shows is mandatory. 

Please email Ms. Patterson if you have questions. 

Have a great weekend, 

Swimming Next Week

Tonight is the Halloween Howl. Next week, on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday we are going swimming.  

Volunteers please arrive at 10am the bus will leave at 1015am. We will arrive back at the school at 12pm. If you don't want to take the bus, you are allowed to meet us there.

Please send your child with a bathing suit under their clothes and a plastic bag with a towel and underwear!  We would like to avoid taking backpacks to the pool.  On Wednesday afternoon, students have the option of dressing up in the afternoon.  They can bring their costume in their backpack and we will give them time to put it on after swimming.  Wednesday afternoon will be our "Halloween party".  Students will have a choice of which classroom to spend their time in (there will be different activities in each grade 2 classroom).  We will have time to have some treats.  If parents would like to send in a peanut free snack for our class (22), please let me know.

Tomorrow is "Take me outside day"

Dear Parents,

Tomorrow Wed. Oct. 24th is "Take me outside day". The grade two will be walking to Fish Creek Park for some outdoor education. Please see the link for some information about Take me outside day.  Although we do not require volunteers, if you have a current police clearance, you are welcome to join us after lunch. Please ensure your child is dress appropriately. 

http://takemeoutside.ca/tmo-day/


Peer Spelling

Peer spelling words came home Friday. Please practice and the "Test" will be Friday. Please read the noticed attached to the peer spelling words.

Magnets & Magnetism

We are wrapping up our science unit around magnets. We discovered what attracts and repels, where we see magnets in the world, can compare the strength of a magnet, and what materials are attracted to a magnet. Ask me about magnets.


We also started our pumpkin investigation. Ask me how many blocks tall our pumpkin is, how links around, and how many lines are on a pumpkin. Were my predictions close?


We read a book called "The Napping House". How many feet were on the bed? What my strategy?




Swimming starts Monday, volunteer forms are coming home tomorrow for the parents who filled out the volunteer slip. Thank you!


Shapes

Today we were working at sorting shapes. How can I sort shapes?

We also went on a 2D and 3D shape hunt. Ask me to find and name shapes around the house. 

We started our first rotation jobs in literacy centers. What jobs did my group work on?


Reminders: 

Tomorrow Wednesday is library day.

Also, if you haven't returned your Flat Stanley letter address or the swimming forms please do that ASAP!

Halloween Howl- October 25

Swimming: October 29, 30, 31 and Nov. 1st



Math Problem

Happy Friday!

We worked on our Flat people, ask me about this! Please see the letter in communication folder. We are hoping to send our flat people across Canada soon. 


Today we did a fun but tricky math problem. Ask me to try and make some numbers.




Today we put on our thinking brains and tried to figure out this math problem. Ask me to explain how I solved this math problem. 

There were 4 cows and 3 chickens in a field. How many tails and legs were there all together?


Challenge: There were 6 cows and 8 chickens in a field. Two farmers came to join them in the field. How many tails, and legs were there all together?


Reminders:

Picture day tomorrow Thursday October 11th.

Swim forms went home today, please return ASAP! 

Thursday Oct. 25th- Halloween Howl

Fun lunches for this year are now available on www.healthyhunger.ca. Please note that if you have an account from a previous year you will have to re-add your children under their new classroom teacher. Deadline to order for this month’s Subway meal is Thursday, October 11th. If you have any questions please email evergreenschoolcouncil@gmail.com.



















































We have been busy in Grade 2.

In writing we finished our brain pockets. What did I put in my imagination, fact and memory pockets? This week we are going to start by writing a walking story. This type of story is based off a topic or theme, includes details, nothing specific happens, and there is no main character. What did I write about?

In math we have been working at stretching our brains. In the mornings we do math message. See the example and ask me to explain how to solve. In the afternoon today we did a math task called “100s group work”. The task was to colour the numbers in order as a group, ask me what our strategy was and how we worked together to cover the numbers 1-100. 



In science we have been working on our Magnet stations. We have completed 3 experiments. “What attracts to a magnet?” “What does a magnet work through?” and “What happens when you put magnets poles together?” Ask me what observations I made, and what I noticed.

We finished reading Flat Stanley, we are hoping to start creating our flat students soon, and we will be sending them across Canada to discover communities. We went on our first Canada adventure to Newfoundland & Labrador. What were my 3 favourite stops?

Reminders:

Library Wednesday

No school next Monday and Tuesday 

Home reading nightly




Week of Sept. 24-27

We read the book “Bubble gum Brain.”  Becoming is better than being.I have Bubble Gum Brain. I like to chew on my thoughts, flex, bend and stretch my brain, and expand the way I think! I make great mistakes that help me learn. Ask me if I used my bubble gum brain today to make GREAT mistakes.

In writing we started looking at our Brain Pockets. There are 3 different pockets our Memory Pocket, fact pocket and imagination pocket. We use these pockets to help us make connections and guide our writing ideas. What did I put in my memory pocket? What people, place, objects, or events do I remember?

We started reading Flat Stanley. How did Stanley become Flat? Why is Arthur jelous of Stanley?

In math we have been working at stretching our brains to see patterns in visual numbers. See the picture below and ask me what I notice? Or a pattern I see.




Important Information:

Home reading will be coming home by Friday!

Wednesday (tomorrow) is library day. 

Terry Fox run is Thursday at 2pm. 

                              




WELCOME BACK! 

Our blog is now up and working!

We had a great couple weeks of grade 2. Our class is settling in nice, and getting to know eachother. We have been working on our classroom community by becoming bucket fillers. What does it mean to be a bucket filler?

We read a story called "On my Summer Vacation" and talked about the difference between a truth and a lie.  We discussed using our imagination to create a story that included a false and 2 truths.  We had "Author's Chair" and we read our stories to our class to see if they could figure out our truths and lies.  What did I write?

We are going to learn lots about Canada this year.  We started by looking at a map of Canada.  How many provinces are there?  How many territories?  Can I look at a Canada map with you and name them?  We are going to colour and label a Canada map so that we can learn where the provinces and territories are.

In math we have started working with patterns. What is an attribute? Ask me to do a sound pattern. 

This week we are starting to discover magnets. What do I think I know about magnets?

We are starting to collect Toonies for Terry. Our class made a goal of $100. Please start sending Toonies for Terry.

Please sign up for meet the teacher conferences this Thursday evening or Friday morning.

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