Sports Day: 

The end of the year is drawing near and we have been so lucky to have all this beautiful sunshine. We always look forward to celebrating our year of hard work out in the sun with sports day! We loved learning new games like Inni Inni, getting our face painted, water fights and eating ice cream! Thank you to all the practicum nurses who planned this special day for us. 





Swimming:

We had a successful week at swimming lessons! We learned so many new skills and feel ready for lots of pool time this summer. We had a lot of fun writing and making art about our swimming fun :) 

Earth Rangers!

We had so much fun at the Earth Rangers presentation at our school! They showed us some super cool animals and we learned how we can care for Na'a to keep animals safe. Some of animals we saw were a  porcupine,  harris hawk and savannah monitor. We made a pledge to help the animals and Na'a in our community. 


Telus Spark!

We had so much fun exploring the Telus Spark Science center! We had a great intro to our upcoming science unit, Magnets! A few other of our favorite activities were the water tables, exploring the circus the outdoor play ground and going down the giant slide! 


Arctic in the Classroom!

Checking out artifacts from Arctic in the classroom.  Arctic in the classroom brought so many cool artifacts for us to explore! We learned a lot about the arctic and how Inuit people used resources from the land to survive. 





Drumming

Drumming Residency with Mr.Darcy! We loved having Mr.Darcy come into our school to make drumming apart of our earning every day for a whole week! We can't wait for him to come back. 

Students learning about regalia during our dance class with Ms.Shirley. 


Meet our new classroom pet, Max! We love reading, hugging and walking him. Max loves joining the students during work periods or relaxing in our bay window while students read to him.

Max is also helping us learn how our ancestors lived with dogs. Through elder stories we are leaning how dogs teach us love and respect.





Today we are celebrating 100 days of school! We are 100 days smarter :)





The official Canada's Food guide has been issued and this month we will be focusing on healthy hearts, body and mind! Our whole school will be learning about healthy choices through exercise, food choices, and being a good friend. We are especially excited to share our class recipes for our school healthy snack recipe competition!







Math groups:

We have been working hard on double digit addition without regrouping.  This week we are using the mental math              strategy of adding groups of ten e.g., 24+30 ( adding 30 is three groups of ten ). 





Diving into some penguin research! We are loving non-fiction!

Welcome back and Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a restful and enjoyable break.

Our curriculum focus for January:

Literacy:Non-Fiction and readers theater 

Math:Estimation

Science: Five senses

Social Studies: Communities past and present

Upcoming Events:

January 31 – Celebration of Learning

February 1 – NO SCHOOL

February 14/15 – NO SCHOOL

February 18 – NO SCHOOL






Students are already counting down the days until the Holidays! We are so excited to be learning about Winter Solstice through our school wide focus this season. We will have Elders, stories, songs and celebrations in our class all month long. We have loved having our student Teacher Ms.Brittany in the class with us. She has been teaching Math, Science and Art! Her last day at Niitsitapi will be Dec.14th 

Curriculum Focus: Reading: sounds /sh/ /ch/  /wh/ /th/ 

Writing: Opinion Writing

Math: Subtraction sums up 20 Social Studies: 

Communities in the past ( Winter Solstice )

Science: Exploaring Liquids

Dates to remember: 

Parent Teacher conferences:  Dec 13th and Dec 14th 

Reading Rally: Dec 12th 

Winter Celebration Dec 20th 

Visit from Santa: Dec 20th


A visit from Elder Edmee!

As Long as The Sun Shines, The Grass Grows and The River Flows

Our student teacher, Ms.Brittany started teaching today! We are learning about Treaty 7. Today students are looking at maps and where the treaties are located! Some are even finding where their family is from! 










Okie, Tansi, Hello
Happy Fall everyone! There has been so much excitement exploring all the changes that Fall brings, even some snow! A favourite has to be investigating what is inside a pumpkin! We have been noticing all the colour changes in nature and love taking our learning outdoors. Students have been taking leaves they have found around their community and we have been matching them to their trees using "My Leaf Book". We love seeing all the different shapes and colours!
This month we have been learning what makes each and every child unique and special. Students have been sharing family traditions, where they are from, what they love and enjoy about themselves. This has built our classroom community as each child gets to know and celebrate their classmates in a new way. 
We also took part in orange shirt day and listened to stories from Elder Kerri. Students enjoyed her story on why the leaves change colour and how each one of us is unique, just like all the beautiful leaves that change each fall.  

Everyone has been working so hard! They are excited and ready for fall break! Wishing everyone a restful week and we will see you back at school Oct.15th. Happy Thanksgiving. 

October Curriculum Focus:

Math: Place value concepts- representing numbers up to 100

Literacy: Letter sounds and opinion writing

Social: Our home, community and world 

Health: Mindfullness - being aware of what we are feeling

Phys.Ed: Throwing and catching 


Reminders:

- Sign up for upcoming parent teacher conferences. Conferences will take place Thursday, Oct 4th in the evening and Friday, Oct 5th starting at noon.

- Dress for the weather.  If there is snow please send your child with snow gear and boots. We have limited boots available and want to make sure everyone is staying warm and dry.



Oki, Tansi, Hello,

My name is Bethany, I am one of the Grade 1/2  teachers at Niitsitapi Learning Centre. This is my second 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 five years ago. I have a thirteen-year-old son, Keaton. We love staying active, being outdoors and exploring Calgary in all its beauty.

We are so excited to see all returning and new students back to school. We are off to a great start in our grade 1& 2 class and students are quickly settling into school routines. We have been writing about all our summer adventures, reading and responding to non-fiction text, exploring colours in nature and sharing and learning about our peers and families.

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: Patterns ( describing, reproducing, extending and creating 2-6 element patterns )

Literacy: Sight words and journal writing

Science: Creating colour

Health: Expected and unexpected behaviour in school

Phys.Ed: Body and movement awareness 

Ms. Bethany

Sports Day: 

The end of the year is drawing near and we have been so lucky to have all this beautiful sunshine. We always look forward to celebrating our year of hard work out in the sun with sports day! We loved learning new games like Inni Inni, getting our face painted, water fights and eating ice cream! Thank you to all the practicum nurses who planned this special day for us. 





Swimming:

We had a successful week at swimming lessons! We learned so many new skills and feel ready for lots of pool time this summer. We had a lot of fun writing and making art about our swimming fun :) 

Earth Rangers!

We had so much fun at the Earth Rangers presentation at our school! They showed us some super cool animals and we learned how we can care for Na'a to keep animals safe. Some of animals we saw were a  porcupine,  harris hawk and savannah monitor. We made a pledge to help the animals and Na'a in our community. 


Telus Spark!

We had so much fun exploring the Telus Spark Science center! We had a great intro to our upcoming science unit, Magnets! A few other of our favorite activities were the water tables, exploring the circus the outdoor play ground and going down the giant slide! 


Arctic in the Classroom!

Checking out artifacts from Arctic in the classroom.  Arctic in the classroom brought so many cool artifacts for us to explore! We learned a lot about the arctic and how Inuit people used resources from the land to survive. 





Drumming

Drumming Residency with Mr.Darcy! We loved having Mr.Darcy come into our school to make drumming apart of our earning every day for a whole week! We can't wait for him to come back. 

Students learning about regalia during our dance class with Ms.Shirley. 


Meet our new classroom pet, Max! We love reading, hugging and walking him. Max loves joining the students during work periods or relaxing in our bay window while students read to him.

Max is also helping us learn how our ancestors lived with dogs. Through elder stories we are leaning how dogs teach us love and respect.





Today we are celebrating 100 days of school! We are 100 days smarter :)





The official Canada's Food guide has been issued and this month we will be focusing on healthy hearts, body and mind! Our whole school will be learning about healthy choices through exercise, food choices, and being a good friend. We are especially excited to share our class recipes for our school healthy snack recipe competition!







Math groups:

We have been working hard on double digit addition without regrouping.  This week we are using the mental math              strategy of adding groups of ten e.g., 24+30 ( adding 30 is three groups of ten ). 





Diving into some penguin research! We are loving non-fiction!

Welcome back and Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a restful and enjoyable break.

Our curriculum focus for January:

Literacy:Non-Fiction and readers theater 

Math:Estimation

Science: Five senses

Social Studies: Communities past and present

Upcoming Events:

January 31 – Celebration of Learning

February 1 – NO SCHOOL

February 14/15 – NO SCHOOL

February 18 – NO SCHOOL






Students are already counting down the days until the Holidays! We are so excited to be learning about Winter Solstice through our school wide focus this season. We will have Elders, stories, songs and celebrations in our class all month long. We have loved having our student Teacher Ms.Brittany in the class with us. She has been teaching Math, Science and Art! Her last day at Niitsitapi will be Dec.14th 

Curriculum Focus: Reading: sounds /sh/ /ch/  /wh/ /th/ 

Writing: Opinion Writing

Math: Subtraction sums up 20 Social Studies: 

Communities in the past ( Winter Solstice )

Science: Exploaring Liquids

Dates to remember: 

Parent Teacher conferences:  Dec 13th and Dec 14th 

Reading Rally: Dec 12th 

Winter Celebration Dec 20th 

Visit from Santa: Dec 20th


A visit from Elder Edmee!

As Long as The Sun Shines, The Grass Grows and The River Flows

Our student teacher, Ms.Brittany started teaching today! We are learning about Treaty 7. Today students are looking at maps and where the treaties are located! Some are even finding where their family is from! 










Okie, Tansi, Hello
Happy Fall everyone! There has been so much excitement exploring all the changes that Fall brings, even some snow! A favourite has to be investigating what is inside a pumpkin! We have been noticing all the colour changes in nature and love taking our learning outdoors. Students have been taking leaves they have found around their community and we have been matching them to their trees using "My Leaf Book". We love seeing all the different shapes and colours!
This month we have been learning what makes each and every child unique and special. Students have been sharing family traditions, where they are from, what they love and enjoy about themselves. This has built our classroom community as each child gets to know and celebrate their classmates in a new way. 
We also took part in orange shirt day and listened to stories from Elder Kerri. Students enjoyed her story on why the leaves change colour and how each one of us is unique, just like all the beautiful leaves that change each fall.  

Everyone has been working so hard! They are excited and ready for fall break! Wishing everyone a restful week and we will see you back at school Oct.15th. Happy Thanksgiving. 

October Curriculum Focus:

Math: Place value concepts- representing numbers up to 100

Literacy: Letter sounds and opinion writing

Social: Our home, community and world 

Health: Mindfullness - being aware of what we are feeling

Phys.Ed: Throwing and catching 


Reminders:

- Sign up for upcoming parent teacher conferences. Conferences will take place Thursday, Oct 4th in the evening and Friday, Oct 5th starting at noon.

- Dress for the weather.  If there is snow please send your child with snow gear and boots. We have limited boots available and want to make sure everyone is staying warm and dry.



Oki, Tansi, Hello,

My name is Bethany, I am one of the Grade 1/2  teachers at Niitsitapi Learning Centre. This is my second 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 five years ago. I have a thirteen-year-old son, Keaton. We love staying active, being outdoors and exploring Calgary in all its beauty.

We are so excited to see all returning and new students back to school. We are off to a great start in our grade 1& 2 class and students are quickly settling into school routines. We have been writing about all our summer adventures, reading and responding to non-fiction text, exploring colours in nature and sharing and learning about our peers and families.

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: Patterns ( describing, reproducing, extending and creating 2-6 element patterns )

Literacy: Sight words and journal writing

Science: Creating colour

Health: Expected and unexpected behaviour in school

Phys.Ed: Body and movement awareness 

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