April, 2019

Hope you heard all about our fantastic field trip to the TELUS Spark Science Centre! We explored all the exhibits, and got to practice being architects, designing and building in their classroom. We were grateful to be awarded this free field trip by the Science Centre, and are excited to pass on another opportunity to families! There is a "Family Night" open to all families from our school on May 23rd, 5:00-9:00PM. You can call the Niitsitapi office to reserve your tickets by Thursday May 9th. 

Important dates:

May 10th - Bear Witness Day (https://fncaringsociety.com/BearWitness) Bring a teddy bear to recognize the students impacted by Jorden's Principle

May 15th – Field trip to Calgary Tower and Devonian Gardens. Forms go home Monday May 6th. 

May 17th, 20th – No School

May 23rd - TELUS Spark Family Night

May 27th-31st - Swimming Lessons

May 30th - Tour for Grade 2 Students transitioning to Piitoayis Family School


Curriculum Focus

Math Group: Counting and representing numbers to 100

Literacy Group: Letter sounds and word families 

Science: Needs of plants and animals

Health: Healthy friendships

Phys.Ed: Soccer

March, 2019

March was a short month, but boy did we get a lot done! We learned about Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and Meteghan, Nova Scotia. We compared and contrasted how people live, go to school, and work in these places.

We learned about tobacco as a sacred medicine – look how quickly our tobacco plants grew!


Important dates:

April 17th – Field trip to TELUS Spark

April 19th, 22nd – No School

April 23rd – Earth Rangers visiting

April 25th – Celebration of Learning assembly

 

Have a peek at our April curriculum focus to see what’s coming up next in our learning.

April Curriculum focus

Math Group: Estimating quantities to 20

Literacy Group: Letter sounds and word families (-at, -all, -an)

Science: Building with Various Materials

Social: Communities in Canada

Health: Work co-operatively with partners or groups

Phys.Ed: Gymnastics

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October:

Oki, tansi, da ni t'a da

Happy Halloween!

Hoping everyone had a safe and fun Halloween event with their family. We have wrapped up a number of units this month, but of course the learning is ongoing. For example, we have finished talking about signs of fall, but continue to see them everywhere - for example this hare we spotted. 

"He shows us winter is coming because his head is white"

We also used Halloween to extend our learning. For example, practicing our math strategies while estimating, then counting pumpkin seeds. 

What is our plan for counting so many seeds?
"We go 10, 20, 30, 40"

November Curriculum Focus

Math Group: Subitizing arrays up to 10

Literacy Group: Letter sounds and opinion writing

Science: Needs of Plants and Animals 

Health: Mindfullness - being aware of what we are feeling

Phys.Ed: Traditional Games, Dance


September:

Oki, tansi, da ni t'a da

September was a mixed up month! While trying to observe and investigate  seasonal changes, we saw such a variety in weather! 

We  learned Iinii's story, and used these teachings to discuss and describe how our own stories fit into our school community. 

We also had the honor of hosting a Mount Royal nursing student, who helped us learn about dental health!

October Curriculum Focus:

Math Group: Parts and whole of values up to 10

Literacy Group: Letter sounds and narrative writing

Social: Our home, community and world 

Health: Personal health - the importance of healthy nutritional choices

Phys.Ed: Throwing and catching



August:

Oki, tansi, da ni t'a da!

My name is Ruby Kane, and I am very grateful to be joining the students and staff at Niitsitapi Learning Centre as a Grade 1/2 teacher.  I am originally from Salmon Arm, BC. My father’s family is Shuswap and Salish First Nation from the Pavillion Indian Band in Lillooet, and my mother’s family is English and Irish from Vancouver Island. 

I have been teaching in Calgary for 4 years, first at Piitoayis Family School, then Valley View School in the Medicine Wheel Kindergarten program. I am humbled for the opportunity to learn from the families and elders in Niitsitapi Learning Centre community, and greatly look forward working with everyone at our school while teaching the students in my class this year. 

For September, students will be focusing on:

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

Literacy: Sight words and journal writing

Science: Creating Colour

Health: Expected and unexpected behavior at school

Phys. Ed. Body movement and awareness

Ms. Ruby


Ms. Ruby

April, 2019

Hope you heard all about our fantastic field trip to the TELUS Spark Science Centre! We explored all the exhibits, and got to practice being architects, designing and building in their classroom. We were grateful to be awarded this free field trip by the Science Centre, and are excited to pass on another opportunity to families! There is a "Family Night" open to all families from our school on May 23rd, 5:00-9:00PM. You can call the Niitsitapi office to reserve your tickets by Thursday May 9th. 

Important dates:

May 10th - Bear Witness Day (https://fncaringsociety.com/BearWitness) Bring a teddy bear to recognize the students impacted by Jorden's Principle

May 15th – Field trip to Calgary Tower and Devonian Gardens. Forms go home Monday May 6th. 

May 17th, 20th – No School

May 23rd - TELUS Spark Family Night

May 27th-31st - Swimming Lessons

May 30th - Tour for Grade 2 Students transitioning to Piitoayis Family School


Curriculum Focus

Math Group: Counting and representing numbers to 100

Literacy Group: Letter sounds and word families 

Science: Needs of plants and animals

Health: Healthy friendships

Phys.Ed: Soccer

March, 2019

March was a short month, but boy did we get a lot done! We learned about Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and Meteghan, Nova Scotia. We compared and contrasted how people live, go to school, and work in these places.

We learned about tobacco as a sacred medicine – look how quickly our tobacco plants grew!


Important dates:

April 17th – Field trip to TELUS Spark

April 19th, 22nd – No School

April 23rd – Earth Rangers visiting

April 25th – Celebration of Learning assembly

 

Have a peek at our April curriculum focus to see what’s coming up next in our learning.

April Curriculum focus

Math Group: Estimating quantities to 20

Literacy Group: Letter sounds and word families (-at, -all, -an)

Science: Building with Various Materials

Social: Communities in Canada

Health: Work co-operatively with partners or groups

Phys.Ed: Gymnastics

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October:

Oki, tansi, da ni t'a da

Happy Halloween!

Hoping everyone had a safe and fun Halloween event with their family. We have wrapped up a number of units this month, but of course the learning is ongoing. For example, we have finished talking about signs of fall, but continue to see them everywhere - for example this hare we spotted. 

"He shows us winter is coming because his head is white"

We also used Halloween to extend our learning. For example, practicing our math strategies while estimating, then counting pumpkin seeds. 

What is our plan for counting so many seeds?
"We go 10, 20, 30, 40"

November Curriculum Focus

Math Group: Subitizing arrays up to 10

Literacy Group: Letter sounds and opinion writing

Science: Needs of Plants and Animals 

Health: Mindfullness - being aware of what we are feeling

Phys.Ed: Traditional Games, Dance


September:

Oki, tansi, da ni t'a da

September was a mixed up month! While trying to observe and investigate  seasonal changes, we saw such a variety in weather! 

We  learned Iinii's story, and used these teachings to discuss and describe how our own stories fit into our school community. 

We also had the honor of hosting a Mount Royal nursing student, who helped us learn about dental health!

October Curriculum Focus:

Math Group: Parts and whole of values up to 10

Literacy Group: Letter sounds and narrative writing

Social: Our home, community and world 

Health: Personal health - the importance of healthy nutritional choices

Phys.Ed: Throwing and catching



August:

Oki, tansi, da ni t'a da!

My name is Ruby Kane, and I am very grateful to be joining the students and staff at Niitsitapi Learning Centre as a Grade 1/2 teacher.  I am originally from Salmon Arm, BC. My father’s family is Shuswap and Salish First Nation from the Pavillion Indian Band in Lillooet, and my mother’s family is English and Irish from Vancouver Island. 

I have been teaching in Calgary for 4 years, first at Piitoayis Family School, then Valley View School in the Medicine Wheel Kindergarten program. I am humbled for the opportunity to learn from the families and elders in Niitsitapi Learning Centre community, and greatly look forward working with everyone at our school while teaching the students in my class this year. 

For September, students will be focusing on:

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

Literacy: Sight words and journal writing

Science: Creating Colour

Health: Expected and unexpected behavior at school

Phys. Ed. Body movement and awareness

Ms. Ruby


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