Google Classroom

First check your email for your child's email and password.

Next click the log in link. https://classroom.google.com

Then watch this how to video to access your Childs classes https://drive.google.com/file/...

You should be all set up! Please send us an email if you need additional help setting up your Childs google classroom. Content on google classroom will available shortly.


Raz Kids how to

First check your email for your child's username and password

Next click: https://www.raz-kids.com/

Teacher username: missbethanydevoe

Click the link below for a how to access raz kids video :)

https://drive.google.com/open?...


Online Learning

Welcome back from spring break. I hope everyone is doing well and staying healthy. Thank you for your patience as we get our online learning platform ready for all students. 

We have been working to to get an online learning platform set up for all students. Last week Ms. Allison shared that we will be using Google Classroom and Google Meet as our online teaching and learning tools. I am excited to continue our learning journey in a new way!

To access Google Classroom, go to www.classroom.google.com ( how to video in most recent post )

To access Google Meet, go to www.meet.google.com

Tuesday April 14th you will receive an email from me that has your child's google log in information. Please take some time that day to explore all 3 classrooms your child is enrolled in - Homeroom, Reading group and Math group.


I am so excited to continue to learn with everyone and look forward to connecting with all of you.

Check the post below for extra resources and websites that can students can use during free time.

Ms.Bethany 

Daily Schedule and Outcomes

Reading group:

Read Aloud

Book: The Snail and the Whale, written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler

Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hheolVGZVvs

Summary:

This is a story that explores the physical beauty of the world and the beauty found in helping others. It is about a snail who longs to see the world and hitches a ride on a whale's tail. Together they go on a journey and see icebergs, volcanoes, penguins and sharks. The snail gets to see how big and beautiful the word really is. The whale becomes beached in a bay and it is the snail who brings everyone together to save the whale.

Big words from the story to explore with your child as you listen to the story and after reading:

  • gazed
  • flock
  • sighed
  • lift
  • immensely
  • towering
  • arched
  • frolicked
  • vast
  • tide



Resource List

Reading Resources:

Tumblebooks:

https://www.tumblebooklibrary.com/

Username name: calgarypl

Password: sd19

Bookflix

http://www.learnalberta.ca/Search.aspx?search=bookflix&grade&subject&lang=en

Epic

ABCYA!

Typing:

https://www.typingclub.com/

Math Resources:

Prodigy.com

https://www.prodigygame.com/

Math Playground:

https://www.mathplayground.com/


Science Resources:

Pebblego

http://www.learnalberta.ca/Search.aspx?lang=en&search=pebblego&grade=&subject=&audience=&language=&format=&type=

Nasa Kids Club:

https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/index.html

National Geographic Kids

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

Switcheroo zoo

https://www.switchzoo.com/


Body Breaks:

Gonoodle.com

https://app.gonoodle.com/

Cosmickids yoga

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga


Social Studies Resources:

Glenbow Museum

https://www.glenbow.org/blackfoot/

RavenQuest

https://www.tvokids.com/school-age/ravens-quest


Thank you ICNTR!  

We have been very fortunate to be a part of a program called "It's A Crime Not To Read" this year. It’s A Crime Not to Read is a program offered by the Calgary Public Library. Each month, library staff and a Calgary Police officer visit our school to read aloud to students and talk about the role of police in the community. A selection of books is brought to each session for students to borrow until the following month. 

This past week we had the opportunity to visit Village Square Public Library. We explored the kids section (so many books) and had a pizza party with our police officers!! Thanks so much ICNTR, The Calgary Public Library, and Calgary Police Service.


Trudy's Rock Story


100th Day of School!

January

Old Moon

Happy new year! Welcome back from break. I hope you all had a fun and restful break.

What is coming up:

- Best part of me - writing

- Drumming residency with Mr. Darcy

- Crime not to Read - January 15

- Science - Boats and Buoyancy

December - Winter Solstice

Cold moon


Métis Month

Remembrance Day

Thank you to all the students, parents, Elder Randy, and Metis Veteran Bob Gray who joined us for our Remembrance Day assembly today. Students were encouraged to take time to remember all the Indigenous Veterans who have fought to keep us safe. We had to opportunity to spread a little peace and love to all during our assembly when we sang the song I've got peace.

Great work grade 2s.



November Curriculum Focus & Reminders 

Writing: Opinion Writing

Social Studies: What can we learn from the past? What can we learn from our ancestors and stories?

Math: Place value & comparing numbers to 100 

Gym: Catching and throwing

Health: Positive friendships and conflict resolution 


Reminders:

- Remembrance day assembly: Nov 7th 11:00am

- Practice Peace song for Remembrance day performance 

- Picture retakes on Nov 14th

- Traditional Family Dance on Thursday evenings 

- Practice home reading for 15-30 mins a day ( Return home reading book for a new one weekly )


October - Halloween

Students have been on the edge of their seats wall week with the anticipation of Halloween on Thursday! We have been working hard all week but will have some Halloween fun on Thursday afternoon. We are really excited about our buddy writing and have been working on spooky stories! We will be sharing them with the class on Halloween day. 

Reminders for Thursday:

- Students can bring their costumes to school to wear in the afternoon only

- If you plan on sending baked goods or treats please make sure the are peanut free 

- No masks or weapons allowed, please keep these costumes pieces at home 

Exploring water -  Science fun!


Fall Equinox - October 23

Sage Harvesting: 

Today the grade 2s had the amazing opportunity to visit Nose Hill park to pick Sage. In class we talked about reasons why we smudge and all the amazing gifts it brings us. We discussed different body parts we smudge and why. 

Some of our ideas are were:

We smudge our:

- heads to think good thoughts

- eyes to see good things

- ears to hear good things and listen to all the teachings

At Nose Hill, Dr. Lana Potts led a group smudge and prayer, then taught us the difference between male and female sage and last showed us what to pick. Male sage has broader leafs and doesn't grow seeds. Female sage grows lower to the ground to watch over all the other medicines and grows seeds. We don't pick it when it has seeds because we want them to spread to Na'a.

After our teachings, prayer, and group smudge we were each given some tobacco to offer to Na'a before we picked. 

Thank you for all your teachings!

We had a beautiful morning <3



Welcome: 


Oki, Tansi, Hello,

My name is Bethany, I am one of the Grade 2 teachers at Niitsitapi Learning Centre. This is my third year at the NLC. I am originally from the East Coast, beautiful Prince Edward Island. I traded the beaches for mountains when I moved to Alberta with my family six years ago. I have a fourteen-year-old son, Keaton. We love staying active, being outdoors and exploring Calgary in all its beauty.

I am so excited to see all returning and new students back to school. We are off to a great start in our Grade 2 class and students are quickly settling into school routines. 

I feel so honoured to be a part of the Niitsitapi Learning Centre team this year. Above all, I am excited to continue  learning and growing with all the students, families, Elders and community. Welcome back, everyone!

Ms. Bethany

 

 

 

Curriculum Focus:

Math: Data analysis; Gathering and recording data about self and others to answer questions. 

Literacy: Sight words and journal writing

Science: Creating liquids

Health: Expected and unexpected behaviour in school

Phys.Ed: Body and movement awareness 

Ms. Bethany

Google Classroom

First check your email for your child's email and password.

Next click the log in link. https://classroom.google.com

Then watch this how to video to access your Childs classes https://drive.google.com/file/...

You should be all set up! Please send us an email if you need additional help setting up your Childs google classroom. Content on google classroom will available shortly.


Raz Kids how to

First check your email for your child's username and password

Next click: https://www.raz-kids.com/

Teacher username: missbethanydevoe

Click the link below for a how to access raz kids video :)

https://drive.google.com/open?...


Online Learning

Welcome back from spring break. I hope everyone is doing well and staying healthy. Thank you for your patience as we get our online learning platform ready for all students. 

We have been working to to get an online learning platform set up for all students. Last week Ms. Allison shared that we will be using Google Classroom and Google Meet as our online teaching and learning tools. I am excited to continue our learning journey in a new way!

To access Google Classroom, go to www.classroom.google.com ( how to video in most recent post )

To access Google Meet, go to www.meet.google.com

Tuesday April 14th you will receive an email from me that has your child's google log in information. Please take some time that day to explore all 3 classrooms your child is enrolled in - Homeroom, Reading group and Math group.


I am so excited to continue to learn with everyone and look forward to connecting with all of you.

Check the post below for extra resources and websites that can students can use during free time.

Ms.Bethany 

Daily Schedule and Outcomes

Reading group:

Read Aloud

Book: The Snail and the Whale, written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler

Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hheolVGZVvs

Summary:

This is a story that explores the physical beauty of the world and the beauty found in helping others. It is about a snail who longs to see the world and hitches a ride on a whale's tail. Together they go on a journey and see icebergs, volcanoes, penguins and sharks. The snail gets to see how big and beautiful the word really is. The whale becomes beached in a bay and it is the snail who brings everyone together to save the whale.

Big words from the story to explore with your child as you listen to the story and after reading:

  • gazed
  • flock
  • sighed
  • lift
  • immensely
  • towering
  • arched
  • frolicked
  • vast
  • tide



Resource List

Reading Resources:

Tumblebooks:

https://www.tumblebooklibrary.com/

Username name: calgarypl

Password: sd19

Bookflix

http://www.learnalberta.ca/Search.aspx?search=bookflix&grade&subject&lang=en

Epic

ABCYA!

Typing:

https://www.typingclub.com/

Math Resources:

Prodigy.com

https://www.prodigygame.com/

Math Playground:

https://www.mathplayground.com/


Science Resources:

Pebblego

http://www.learnalberta.ca/Search.aspx?lang=en&search=pebblego&grade=&subject=&audience=&language=&format=&type=

Nasa Kids Club:

https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/index.html

National Geographic Kids

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

Switcheroo zoo

https://www.switchzoo.com/


Body Breaks:

Gonoodle.com

https://app.gonoodle.com/

Cosmickids yoga

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga


Social Studies Resources:

Glenbow Museum

https://www.glenbow.org/blackfoot/

RavenQuest

https://www.tvokids.com/school-age/ravens-quest


Thank you ICNTR!  

We have been very fortunate to be a part of a program called "It's A Crime Not To Read" this year. It’s A Crime Not to Read is a program offered by the Calgary Public Library. Each month, library staff and a Calgary Police officer visit our school to read aloud to students and talk about the role of police in the community. A selection of books is brought to each session for students to borrow until the following month. 

This past week we had the opportunity to visit Village Square Public Library. We explored the kids section (so many books) and had a pizza party with our police officers!! Thanks so much ICNTR, The Calgary Public Library, and Calgary Police Service.


Trudy's Rock Story


100th Day of School!

January

Old Moon

Happy new year! Welcome back from break. I hope you all had a fun and restful break.

What is coming up:

- Best part of me - writing

- Drumming residency with Mr. Darcy

- Crime not to Read - January 15

- Science - Boats and Buoyancy

December - Winter Solstice

Cold moon


Métis Month

Remembrance Day

Thank you to all the students, parents, Elder Randy, and Metis Veteran Bob Gray who joined us for our Remembrance Day assembly today. Students were encouraged to take time to remember all the Indigenous Veterans who have fought to keep us safe. We had to opportunity to spread a little peace and love to all during our assembly when we sang the song I've got peace.

Great work grade 2s.



November Curriculum Focus & Reminders 

Writing: Opinion Writing

Social Studies: What can we learn from the past? What can we learn from our ancestors and stories?

Math: Place value & comparing numbers to 100 

Gym: Catching and throwing

Health: Positive friendships and conflict resolution 


Reminders:

- Remembrance day assembly: Nov 7th 11:00am

- Practice Peace song for Remembrance day performance 

- Picture retakes on Nov 14th

- Traditional Family Dance on Thursday evenings 

- Practice home reading for 15-30 mins a day ( Return home reading book for a new one weekly )


October - Halloween

Students have been on the edge of their seats wall week with the anticipation of Halloween on Thursday! We have been working hard all week but will have some Halloween fun on Thursday afternoon. We are really excited about our buddy writing and have been working on spooky stories! We will be sharing them with the class on Halloween day. 

Reminders for Thursday:

- Students can bring their costumes to school to wear in the afternoon only

- If you plan on sending baked goods or treats please make sure the are peanut free 

- No masks or weapons allowed, please keep these costumes pieces at home 

Exploring water -  Science fun!


Fall Equinox - October 23

Sage Harvesting: 

Today the grade 2s had the amazing opportunity to visit Nose Hill park to pick Sage. In class we talked about reasons why we smudge and all the amazing gifts it brings us. We discussed different body parts we smudge and why. 

Some of our ideas are were:

We smudge our:

- heads to think good thoughts

- eyes to see good things

- ears to hear good things and listen to all the teachings

At Nose Hill, Dr. Lana Potts led a group smudge and prayer, then taught us the difference between male and female sage and last showed us what to pick. Male sage has broader leafs and doesn't grow seeds. Female sage grows lower to the ground to watch over all the other medicines and grows seeds. We don't pick it when it has seeds because we want them to spread to Na'a.

After our teachings, prayer, and group smudge we were each given some tobacco to offer to Na'a before we picked. 

Thank you for all your teachings!

We had a beautiful morning <3



Welcome: 


Oki, Tansi, Hello,

My name is Bethany, I am one of the Grade 2 teachers at Niitsitapi Learning Centre. This is my third year at the NLC. I am originally from the East Coast, beautiful Prince Edward Island. I traded the beaches for mountains when I moved to Alberta with my family six years ago. I have a fourteen-year-old son, Keaton. We love staying active, being outdoors and exploring Calgary in all its beauty.

I am so excited to see all returning and new students back to school. We are off to a great start in our Grade 2 class and students are quickly settling into school routines. 

I feel so honoured to be a part of the Niitsitapi Learning Centre team this year. Above all, I am excited to continue  learning and growing with all the students, families, Elders and community. Welcome back, everyone!

Ms. Bethany

 

 

 

Curriculum Focus:

Math: Data analysis; Gathering and recording data about self and others to answer questions. 

Literacy: Sight words and journal writing

Science: Creating liquids

Health: Expected and unexpected behaviour in school

Phys.Ed: Body and movement awareness 

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