Ms. Johansen | Grade 2/3

November 20th  

πŸ“Œ There is NO SCHOOL this Friday due to Parent Teacher Conferences🚫

Parent Teacher Conferences - Conferences will be on Thursday,  November 24th and Friday, November 25th of this week.  I will be sharing your child's areas of strength and next steps for learning during this time.  This time, conferences will be happening as follows:

Gr 1-6                   Thurs, Nov 24 β€“ 5:00-8:00 PM             IN PERSON CONFERENCES πŸ‘©β€πŸ«

Gr K-6                   Fri, Nov 25 – 8:00am-12:00pm            VIRTUAL CONFERENCES πŸ‘©πŸΌβ€πŸ’»

The Conference Booking Manager opened for families to book their slot at 6:00 am on Thursday, November 17th and will close for booking at midnight on Wednesday, November 23rd.

If you are unable to meet during these times, please contact me and we can set something else up!

amjohansen@cbe.ab.ca

 

This is what has been happening at school LAST WEEK:

πŸ“ Writing

-       Instructional Writing

-       Listen to Reading

-       SLA Practice ~ If you could be a teacher for one day, what would you want to teach your students?

πŸ“š Reading ~ Read to Self

-       9 minutes of quiet reading

-       3 books changed each week and students are allowed to read Library books as well

-       Building stamina with no water or bathroom breaks

πŸ”’ Math

-       Patterns

🌎 Social Studies

-       Canadian Landscapes: The Prairies ~ Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba 

🧲 Science

-       Magnets

 

What we will be starting to learn this week: 

πŸ“ Writing ~ Procedural/Instructional Writing, Listen to Reading, Printing Practice, Word Word and Word Ladders

πŸ“šReading ~ Listen to Reading, Read to Self: 9 minutes

πŸ”’ Math ~ Reading and Writing Numbers, Ordinal Numbers

🌎 Social Studies ~ Canadian Landscapes: The Prairies

🧲 Science ~ Magnets

🎨 Art ~ Grain Elevators 

πŸ˜€ Health/PEW ~ Courage

πŸ“– Chapter Book ~ Wishtree by Katherine Applegate Chapters 23-30

 

Enjoy your night and have a great sleep everyone!  πŸ›Œ



❄️ Woodbine's Winter Wonderland of Giving ❄️

On Thursday, December 15th, our school is hosting Woodbine’s Winter Wonderland of Giving.  As a Grade β…” class, we will be collecting supplies to make cat and dog toys for the Calgary Humane Society.  Please consider donating some of these items over the next 3 weeks.   

  • Pipe cleaners
  • Fleece fabric
  • Felt Squares
  • Wooden dowels
  • Small Wooden rings or plastic rings
  • Shoe laces
  • Paper towel rolls
  • Old-colourful t-shirts
  • Ping pong balls
  • Colourful/patterned duct tape
  • Tennis balls
  • Knee high socks/long socks

These items can be sent directly into class with your students.  Thanks so much for your support!


November 13th

❀️ The assembly held on Thursday, November 10th was very well done by Grades 4 and 5. The Grade 6s also performed an amazing song! Well done older students πŸ‘πŸ» As audience members, everyone in our class showed a great amount of respect and consideration during this somber assembly! Super Job Room 11πŸ˜‰


❄️ Woodbine’s Winter Wonderland of Giving will take place on Thursday, December 15th

More Information will be provided soon!


πŸ“Œ Parent Teacher Conferences - Conferences are happening November 24th and 25th this year.  I will be sharing your child's areas of strength and next steps for learning during this time.  This time, conferences will be happening as follows:

Gr 1-6                   Thurs, Nov 24 β€“ 5:00-8:00 PM            IN PERSON CONFERENCES πŸ‘©β€πŸ«

Gr K-6                   Fri, Nov 25 – 8:00am-12:00pm                VIRTUAL CONFERENCES πŸ‘©πŸΌβ€πŸ’»

The Conference Booking Manager will open for families to book their slot at 6:00 am on Thursday, November 17th and close for booking at midnight on Wednesday, November 23rd.

If you are unavailable to meet during these times, please contact me and we will see if we can set something else up.  

amjohansen@cbe.ab.ca

 

This is what has been happening at school LAST WEEK:

πŸ“ Writing

-       After Holiday Writing, Listen to Reading, Peace is…

-       Word Ladders

πŸ“š Reading ~ Read to Self

-       9 minutes of quiet reading

-       3 books changed each week and students are allowed to read Library books as well

-       Building stamina with no water or bathroom breaks

πŸ”’ Math

-       Patterns: Core and Attributes

🌎 Social Studies

-       Canadian Landscapes: The Prairies ~ Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba

 

What we will be starting to learn this week:

πŸ“ Writing ~ Instructional Writing, Printing Practice, Word Ladders

πŸ“š Reading ~ Listen to Reading, Read to Self: 9 minutes

πŸ”’ Math ~ Number Patterns

🌎 Social Studies ~ Canadian Landscapes: The Prairies

🧲 Science ~ Magnets: Attract and Repel

❄️ Art ~ Paper Snowflakes

🌱 Health/PEW ~ Courage and Making Good Choices: The Bad Seed by Jory John

πŸ“– Chapter Book ~ Wishtree by Katherine Applegate Chapters 22-27

 

β˜€οΈIt is at least a sunny day even though there is a lot of snow still on the ground! Go out and build a snowman⛄️



November 6th

We will be having another short week with no Friday due to Remembrance Day. The Grade 4/5s will be hosting an assembly on Thursday, November 11th at 10:30am. I will be asking two students from my room to help carry the wreath into the gym. We prefer to ask students who participate in any clubs such as Beavers or Brownies. Feel free to email me if your child does participate in a group and you are comfortable with them presenting on Thursday!

amjohansen@cbe.ab.ca

I will be starting some printing, guided reading and listening to read with the students this week. If you can send in a pair of headphones for them to use and keep the noise level down, it is appreciated!

Literacy groups will be ending on November 9th and students understanding will be evaluated to determine where they should proceed to next. A new rotation will continue on November 21st.

Students were asked to take home their Math Mystery home to complete. If they returned it then they were allowed a reward! If you need more time to complete, no worries πŸ˜‰I want to make sure that parents and students have an appropriate balance with school work and family time! 

This is what has been happening at school LAST WEEK:

πŸ“ Writing

-       Halloween or Fall (their choice) writing

-       Raz Kids Levelled Test

-       Word Ladders

πŸ“š Reading ~ Read to Self

-       9 minutes of quiet reading

-       3 books changed each week and students are allowed to read Library books as well

-       Building stamina with no water or bathroom breaks

πŸ”’ Math

-       Time to finish Math Mystery: The Case of the Cursed Classroom

Grade 2: Adding on, 1-digit Addition and Subtraction

Grade 3: Counting Forwards and Backwards, reviewed Expanded Form

🧲 Science

-       Finish up Rock Testing

-       KWL about Magnets

🌎 Social Studies

-       Canada Scavenger Hunt


What we will be starting to learn this week:

πŸ“ Writing ~ Finish β€œAfter Holiday Writing”, Remembrance Day, Printing Practice

πŸ“š Reading ~ Listen to Reading, Read to Self: 9 minutes

πŸ”’ Math ~ Number Printing Practice and Addition Games

Grade 2: Patterns

Grade 3: Finish Expanded Form, Patterns

🌎 Social Studies ~ Canadian Landscapes

🧲 Science ~ Magnets

🎨 Art ~ Poppies

πŸ˜€ Health/PEW ~ Courage and Making Good Choices: The Bad Seed by Jory John

πŸ“– Chapter Book ~ Wishtree by Katherine Applegate Chapters 16-20

 

🧀🧣Dress well and stay warm my friends! 🌬 ❄️

 



November 2022 ~ Dates to Remember 

Thursday, November 10th ~ Grade 4 / 5 is hosting the Remembrance Day Assembly at 10:30 am. 

Friday, November 11th ~ Remembrance Day: NO SCHOOL 

Thursday, November 23rd ~ Parent Teacher Conferences 5pm to 8pm 

Friday, November 24th ~ NO SCHOOL: Parent Teacher Conferences 8am to 12pm 


October 30th

πŸŽƒ Tomorrow will be Halloween Day and you can wear your costume to school! Please remember that costumes should be school appropriate and students are responsible for bringing home any accessories.

πŸ‚ 🌨 We are heading into the first week of November and the weather will continue to drastically change. (Unfortunately, but it will be beautiful!) Please remember to dress well by wearing boots, mitts and a winter coat. Don’t forget that ALL students at Woodbine school should have a pair of indoor shoes to help keep the school clean. Students have been encouraged to bring a sweater or a long sleeve shirt and make sure to wear socks! 

πŸ₯Ύ 🧣 🧀


This is what has been happening at school LAST WEEK:

πŸ“ Writing

-       Diwali ~ Binny’s Diwali by Thrity Umrigar

-       Diwali Google Slides Presentation: Thank you so much Sneha for sharing! with us!

-       Personal Narrative Writing

-       Compliments for Francis 

 πŸ“š Reading ~ Read to Self

-       6 minutes of quiet reading

-       Picking 3 JUST RIGHT books

-       No breaks for washroom or water unless an emergency

πŸ”’ Math

-       Review Numbers about Me

-       Diwali Ragoli: Colour By Number

-       Math Mystery: The Case of the Cursed Classroom

-       Grade 2:  More Tens and Ones Blocks

-       Grade 3: Comparing Numbers with Base Ten Models

πŸ§—πŸ»β€β™€οΈ Science

-       Rock Testing: Colour, Texture

🌎 Social Studies

-       A look into India’s Diwali celebration

πŸ˜‰ Health/PEW

-       β€œClark the Shark” by Bruce Hale

-       β€œWhat if everybody did that?” by Ellen Javernick

-       Talking about Respect and writing: Respect is…

πŸ₯³ Birthdays

-       We celebrated our October Birthdays on Thursday with a few songs and some slime! 

Happy Birthday to these students in our classroom 🧑

Gracelyan ~ October 7th 

Ali ~ October 8th 

Ava ~ October 18th 


What we will be starting to learn this week:

πŸ“Writing ~ Halloween Visualization, Holiday Writing, Personal Narrative

πŸ“šReading ~ Raz Kids, Read to Self: counting by 3s so moving up to 9 minutes

πŸ”’Math ~ Math Mystery: Halloween & Cursed Classroom

Grade 2: How many More?, Patterns

Grade 3: Expanded Form, Patterns

🌎Social Studies ~ Canada and The Land

🧲 Science ~ Finish Rock Testing, Magnets

🐻Health/PEW ~ Courage

πŸ“–Chapter Book ~ Wishtree by Katherine Applegate 11-15

 

Wish me luck tomorrow! πŸ˜‰ Just kidding, I am excited about Halloween day and the rest of the week with the everyone! 


πŸŽƒ Halloween Day

On Monday October 31, 2022 students are welcome to wear costumes if you and your child wish to do so. Like last year, students will be allowed to come already dressed so that no time and efforts are taken away from teaching and learning. Please be mindful that teachers will continue to deliver the Alberta Program of Studies, and infuse the season into their lessons. As a result, no costume should interfere with regular teaching and learning, including Physical Education. We do ask that students keep all weapons, masks or large accessories at home and that costumes are school appropriate.



Parent Council Notes: 

πŸŽƒ Halloween Dance: The Halloween Dance is returning Thursday Oct. 27th from 6 to 8pm.  Buy tickets online for $4 each until Tuesday Oct. 25th.  Remaining tickets will be sold at the door for $5 (cash only)

Buy tickets here:  https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/woodbine-elementary-halloween-dance-tickets-443851691357

We also still need a number of volunteers to help make this fun event run smoothly.  Please consider signing up for a half hour volunteer role if you are attending.  We could not have these amazing events without help from parents!

Sign up to volunteer here:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409054EABA82DA0FF2-woodbine1


πŸ’³ Gift Card Donations: The Woodbine School Council is asking for donations of grocery gift cards to help support families in our school community.  Any denomination is appreciated and can make a big difference.  

It is requested that, if possible, the gift cards be purchased for Superstore or Loblaws as these stores have other items such as clothing and can be used to meet more basic needs than simply food.  

There will be a drop off box for these gift cards at the Halloween dance, or they can be dropped off at the school office at any point.  Please indicate the value on the gift card.


October 23rd

 We are heading into our last week of October which is a bit shocking to me! We do not always complete things in the week and will be continuing them this week.

πŸ“Œ Do not forget that there is NO SCHOOL this Friday due to a PD day. Also, I will be celebrating our October birthdays on Thursday, October 27th since Monday is Halloween and I think it will be a bit busy! πŸ˜‰

πŸŽƒ You are allowed to wear your Halloween costume on Monday, October 31st as long as it does not show blood or scary features. Please remember that if your child wants to wear accessories with a costume. They MUST BRING all items home that day! Unfortunately, no one will be at the school in the evening to retrieve a wand, sword or hat that was left behind! 

πŸ₯œ You are welcome to bring a treat or special surprise for students as long as you can provide something for everyone. (26 students) We actually DO NOT have a peanut allergy in our classroom but there are other 2/3 classrooms that do. Our school prefers that you are NUT AWARE when providing these!


This is what has been happening at school LAST WEEK:

πŸ“ Writing

-       Writing a basic sentence to describe my Place Value Robot

-       Adding adjectives to my basic sentences on the Place Value Robot

-       The Good Egg: If I crack, I will… (Mental Health Awareness)

-       Free Write Friday: write about whatever you want

πŸ“š Reading ~ Read to Self

-       6 minutes of quiet reading

-       Picking 3 JUST RIGHT books

-       No breaks for washroom or water unless an emergency 

πŸ”’ Math

-       Tens and Ones: Grade 2

-       Adding Tens and Ones: Grade 3

-       Playing a Base Tens Blocks Game called Cha Ching

 β›…️ πŸ§—πŸ»β€β™€οΈ Science

-       The Rock Cycle 

-       Weathering, Erosion, Deposition

🌎 Social Studies

-       Finish Me on a Map

πŸ₯š Health/PEW

-       The Good Egg by Jory John

-       What things are good and bad for me 

πŸ“– Chapter Book: Wishtree by Katherine Applegate

-       Chapters 5 to 10

 

What we will be starting to learn this week:

Writing ~ Diwali, Personal Narrative

Reading ~ Read to Self: 6 minutes

Math ~ Numbers about Me review

Grade 2: How many More?, More Tens and Ones Blocks

Grade 3: Comparing Numbers with Base Ten Models, Expanded Form

Social Studies ~ Canada Scavenger Hunt, The Land 

Science ~ Soil, Minerals, Rock Testing 

Health/PEW ~ Respect

Art ~ Painting A Fall Tree

Chapter Book ~ Wishtree by Katherine Applegate, Chapters 11 to 15

 

See You All Monday Morning πŸ‘©β€πŸ« β˜•οΈ 


October 16th

We are heading into an actual full week of school which has not happened since the 3rd week of September! I’ve included a picture of the lovely chalk art some of the students in Grade 2/3 have created during Recess breaks.

 This is what has been happening at school:

✏️ Writing

-       What did you do on the Thanksgiving Long Weekend?

-       Punctuation Sentences:  . ! ?

πŸ“š Reading ~ Read to Self

-       6 minutes of quiet reading

-       Looking at my own book

-       I am building STAMINA

πŸ”’ Math

-       Place Value Robots

-       More, Fewer or Less: Grade 2

-       Counting On Practice: Grade 3 

πŸ§—πŸΏβ€β™‚οΈ Science

-       Rocks and Soil

-       The Rock Cycle 

🌎 Social Studies

-       Me on a Map

πŸ˜€ Health/PEW

-       The Good Egg by Jory John

-       Taking care of ourselves

πŸ“– Chapter Book: Wishtree by Katherine Applegate

-       3 & 4

 

What we will be starting to learn this week:

✏️ Writing ~ Robot Writing, Free Write Fridays

πŸ“š Reading ~ Read to Self: 6 minutes

πŸ”’ Math ~ Finish up Place Value Robots

-       Tens and Ones: Grade 2

-       Adding Tens and Ones: Grade 3

🌎 Social Studies~ Canada Scavenger Hunt, Canadian Communities

🏞 Science ~ Erosion, Minerals, Testing Rocks/Minerals

πŸ₯š Health/PEW ~ Mental Health, Making Good Choices for ourselves

🎨 Art ~ A Fall Tree

πŸ“– Chapter Book ~ Wishtree by Katherine Applegate, Chapters 5 to 10

 

Enjoy your Sunday night! Tonight, I am heading to the pumpkin patch with my familyπŸŽƒ




October 10th 

Happy Thanksgiving to Room 11 Families! 

I hope everyone has enjoyed the extra days off to appreciate family and being together πŸ˜‰

Tomorrow is PICTURE DAY for students πŸ“Έ

Remember to brush hair and teeth to show your best smile and adorable faces! 

(My apologies for a late post: I have been home dealing with a sick child whom of course has everything!)


Here is a look at our learning from last week:

πŸ“ Writing

- I Am Thankful: building up our ideas on what we are grateful we have 

- What Am I Thankful For?: writing sentences about the things we appreciate in our life

πŸ”’ Math

- Finishing up previous work, Fall Mystery Page and Math Mystery 

- Number Sense for Grade 2s: Matching numbers and amounts using our new Jump Math Books 

- Place Value for Grade 3s: Recognizing the order and drawing base ten blocks using new Jump Math Books 

πŸ“– Reading

- Started reading for 6 minutes! 

- Building stamina 

- no water or bathroom breaks taken at that time

3 groups of students switch books each week based on the month they were born:

-  January, February, March, April: Change Books on Monday

-  May, June, July, August: Change Books on Tuesday

-  September, October, November, December: Change Books on Thursday

-  There is no Read to Self on Wednesday as we have Music on our schedule 

🌎 Social Studies

-  This is my continent! ~ North America

-  This is my world! ~ Earth 

πŸ§—πŸΏβ€β™‚οΈ Science 

- 3 Types of Rocks: Igenous, Metamorphic, Sedimentary 

✏️ Art

-  Orange Shirt Day: How to draw a feather

πŸ“šChapter Book

- Wishtree by Katherine Applegate: Chapters 1-3 

This week: 

✏️ Writing about our Long Weekend, writing about our Place Value Robot, Basic Sentences: Punctuation 

πŸ”’ Number Sense: More, Few, Less, Creating Place Value Robots 

πŸ§—πŸ»β€β™€οΈ The Rock Cycle and we will try to get into Erosion and Deposition

πŸ“– Read to Self: 6 minutes 

🌎 Finishing up all of our Me on a Map Circles 

😌 Emotional Well-Being 

🎨 Halloween and Tree Art 

πŸ“š Chapter Book: Wishtree by Katherine Applegate 


See you tomorrow at 8:55am! Enjoy your dinner or the many leftovers you may have πŸ¦ƒ



October 1st

πŸ‘Ÿ Last week was pretty busy! We participated in the Terry Fox run and went all the way down to Fish Creek park on the 3.4km route. They all did a super job and were determined to be the first one finished ; ) Terry Fox would be very proud of the effort they put forth and it is amazing that our school raised over $2000!

🧑 On Thursday, our school recognized Orange Shirt Day, which is actually on Friday, September 30th. Thank you to all the students for wearing orange, listening to stories and acknowledging the history of how residential school have affected many Canadians to this day!

Here is a look at our learning from last week:

πŸ“ Writing

-       My Hero ~ Terry Fox is a Canadian Hero but would you say is your hero and why? 

~ Terry Fox & Me by Mary Beth Leatherdale 

-       Orange Shirt Day: decorating a t-shirt (worksheet) 

~  Stolen Words by Melanie Florence 

~ When I was eight by Christy Jordan-Fenton & Margaret Olemaun

~ Molly of Denali Episode: Grandpa's Drum 

-       Fall and Terry Fox Wordsearch

πŸ”’ Math

-       Place Value Continued

πŸ“– Reading

-       Last week of silently reading for 3 minutes!

3 groups of students switch books each week based on the month they were born:

-       January, February, March, April: Change Books on Monday

-       May, June, July, August: Change Books on Tuesday

-       September, October, November, December: Change Books on Thursday

-       There is no Read to Self on Wednesday as we have Music on our schedule 

🌎 Social Studies

-       This is my province! ~ Alberta

~ Why I love Alberta by Daniel Howarth 

~ Alberta Bound by Paul Brandt 

-       This is my country! ~ Canada

~ Why I love Canada by Daniel Howarth 

~ Good Morning Canada by Andrea Lynn Beck 

πŸ’» Computers

-       Practicing how to log into our @educbe.ca emails

-       Students were allowed to log into their own Raz Kids, Math Prodigy accounts

-       They were also given the option to log onto abcya.com website

✏️ Art

-       Orange Shirt Day: How to draw a buffalo and a feather (continued next week)

πŸ₯³ Birthdays

-       We celebrated our September Birthdays on Thursday with a song and some slime

-       Happy Birthday to Hannah in our classπŸ’œ ~ September 26th

 

πŸ“Œ Important Dates to Remember in October 2022 πŸ‚

πŸ“Έ PICTURE DAY πŸ˜€

Tuesday, October 11th

πŸ™…πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS ON:

Friday, October 7th ~ System Indigenous Education Professional Learning Day

Monday, October 10th ~ Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Friday, October 28th  ~ Professional Development Day for Teachers

 


September 27th

πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈ πŸƒπŸΎβ€β™‚οΈTerry Fox Run Tomorrow

Remember to check the weather and dress appropriately. 

Wear comfortable shoes for the walk. πŸ‘Ÿ

Bring a water bottle to keep us hydrated πŸ’¦

If needed, a hat and or sunglasses to protect us from the heat 🧒 πŸ•Ά

We will be heading out in the afternoon to accomplish what Terry started πŸ‘πŸ»

As a school, we are continuing to raise money to support this amazing foundation.  Last year we raised $1500.  This year we are hoping to beat our goal! 

Do not forget to donate if you can, please visit this link.  https://schools.terryfox.ca/6347/donate 



🧑 Orange Shirt Day ~ Thursday, September 29th 

We are recognizing Orange Shirt day this Thursday! If you can please wear something Orange to acknowledge the memories of those children, women and men that have been and still are affected by the legacy of residental schools. 



πŸ‘Ÿ Terry Fox Run ~ Wednesday, September 28th 

This coming Wednesday is our Terry Fox Run/Walk and we have the opportunity to complete our loop through Fish Creek.  As a school we are hoping to raise money to support this amazing foundation.  Last year we raised $1500.  This year we are hoping to beat our goal.  

If you would like to donate, please visit this link.  https://schools.terryfox.ca/6347/donate 


September 25th

 

Thank you so much families for coming to visit whether it was in-person or online during Meet The Teacher on Thursday or Friday! It was a pleasure to meet all of you πŸ‘©β€πŸ«

If you were unable to come in or meet me online, please message me and we can set up a time to talk: amjohansen@cbe.ab.ca

 

Last week, the students were working on:

✏️ Writing ~ Freckle Juice by Judy Blume (a few choices based on completion)

-       Writing about the theme of the book

-       Creating a Freckle Juice recipe of their own

-       What do you wish you could have and be willing to drink something disgusting for

This work is currently displayed on our bulletin board!

πŸ“– Reading ~ Read to Self

-       3 minutes only

-       Continuing to build Stamina

-       Everyone is doing a GREAT job at following expectations!

πŸ”’ Math ~ Math Mystery: The Case of the Bad Superhero

-       Finishing up some of the Numeracy Tests

-       Simple Addition and Subtraction

-       Place Value 

πŸ§—πŸ»β€β™€οΈ Science ~ Rocks & Minerals

-       Sorting and classifying types of rocks

*If possible, please remind your child to bring in some rocks so that they can participate in certain activities*

🌎 Social Studies ~ Me on a Map

-       This is Me!

-       Talking about what makes you special and where you are in the world.

-       This is my City!

-       Reviewing important landmarks that are in our own city, Calgary!

πŸ– Health & Wellness ~ Bucket Filling

-       Have you filled a bucket today? By Carol McCloud

-       What is bucket dipping and bucket filling?

-       Defining what behaviours are appropriate and inappropriate at school


πŸ“Œ Important Dates Coming Up

πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈ πŸƒπŸΎβ€β™‚οΈTerry Fox Run ~ Wednesday, September 28th

🧑 Orange Shirt Day ~ Thursday, September 29th

πŸ™…πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ NO SCHOOL ~ Friday, September 30th: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation


September 16, 2022

 Here’s a look at some of the work students are doing in Room 11!


✏️ Language Arts ~ The Colour Monster by Anna Llenas

Writing about a representation of feelings:

Who is your colour monster?

What colour is your monster?

When do they feel this way?

How can we possible change our colours?

Why does your monster have these colours?

πŸ”’ Math

I Spy Educational things

Around the Room ~ Double Digit Addition

Completing all of our Numeracy assessments and working on Mystery pictures using a 100 or 120 chart.

🌎 Social Studies

An introduction to the Frank Slide and how we or other things affects the land.

πŸ§—πŸ»β€β™€οΈ Science

Introduction to Rocks ~ What do we know about them, what do we wonder, what do you think we will do with our Rocks & Minerals topic

Trudy’s Rock Story by Trudy Spiller

Everybody needs a rock by Byrd Baylor

If You Find a Rock by Peggy Christian

I have asked students to bring in some rocks to share in class and to be used for sorting. Please follow the list provided on the side!

πŸ“š Read to Self ~ Increased to 3 minutes because they ARE SO EAGER to read

However, we are still practicing how to maintain and build stamina by following certain rules:

1.     Stay at your desk in an appropriate position (no laying down or tapping noises)

2.     Not looking at another person’s book

3.     Reading the whole time and re-reading your books

4.     No bathroom breaks (unless it’s an emergency)

5.     Refrain from drinking water at this time

They are doing a great job so far only a few times I have needed to remind students

πŸ“– Chapter Book

Finished Freckle Juice by Judy Bloom and will be working on some writing activities next week. 

πŸ“˜Library 

Students were able to visit and check out books from the Library on Thursday with Mrs. D. They were all very excited! Library is not a set time or day for our Grade 2/3s and they may return their book on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday and check out a new book when they can during the day. 

πŸ‘πŸ» Fun OR Finish Friday

I forgot to mention last week that I do make a list of work that needs to be completed. If they complete all their work in the time provided then on Fridays they will be allowed a 30-minute free choice time. We have Lego, reading, games or at times the computers or ipads to use. I do provide plenty of time in the week for students to catch up on work and this is usually a great motivator for them

 

πŸ’» Reminder to SIGN UP for Meet the Teacher next week! The system is down so please continue to try over the weekend.

Thursday, September 22nd ~ 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Friday, September 23rd ~ 8:00am to 12:00pm

 

πŸ“Œ Next Friday, September 23rd ~ NO SCHOOL due to Meet the Teacher conferences

Have a great weekend πŸ˜‰



September 15, 2022 ~ Parent Teacher Conference Booking Has Begun! 

How to book a Parent/Teacher Conferences via MyCBE 

The Conference Manager booking system for Parent/Teacher Conferences opened at 6:00 am on Thursday, September 15th and will close at midnight on Wednesday, September 21st. 
 
As per the instructions below, the booking system will be accessed via the PowerSchool Parent Portal MyCBE. Please note that Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held according to your preferred format – either online using Microsoft Teams (virtual conference) or you are also welcome to meet with teachers in-person (please indicate your choice of in-person or online conference when you book your appointment).
 
Steps to Follow: 
Β·         Log into the PowerSchool Parent Portal at MyCBE > myCBE Apps > my School Conferences
Β·         Click on β€œBook a new Conference now”
Β·         Select your student
Β·         Select the correct conference
Β·         The default teacher will auto-populate – select a different one from the drop-down if needed
Β·         Choose how you will attend the conference – ONLINE or IN-PERSON
Β·         Select the date and time
Β·         Select the option to receive a reminder the day before the meeting.  Type in the cell phone number and cell phone provider
Β·         Select BOOK CONFERENCE – Important – As this is a live environment, another user may have booked the same selected time already.  If this is the case, a message will display.  Refresh and book another time
Β·         Once the booking is successful the booking dashboard will display a summary of your conference booking
Β·         You can log into the system at any time to view your bookings, re-schedule or cancel appointments etc.
 
If you booked an online conference an email confirmation will be sent to the legal guardian.  Save the e-mail and read the full instructions.   Note – the link to connect to your conference is β€œJoin Microsoft Teams Meeting”. 
 
We ask that you arrive 5 minutes before your scheduled Teams Meeting and take the time to test your audio and video setting. 
 
lf you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school at 403-777-8630.



September 11th ~ A little bit about Room 11

 Hello Families,

 We have been in school for 6 days now! Our class is establishing some routines and ways to show respect during the day. Everyone is being kind and working super hard on tasks. I am very proud of them all! πŸ‘πŸ»

 

Here are a few things that have happened in our classroom last week: 

πŸ“š Read to Self ~ Building Stamina by reading for 2 minutes

Ask your child what are the rules during Read to Self that they need to follow to ensure success! I do like to build this up by adding 2 minutes to each month and aim for 20 minutes of reading time in June 2023. However, every classroom is different just like it might be for your child’s need too! πŸ€“

πŸ“– Chapter Book ~ Freckle Juice by Judy Bloom

Everyone has been great at giving suggestions about the characters or predicting what will happen next. It is a very short chapter book so we might be able to finish it this week!

πŸ“ Back to School Interview & All about Me!

We have done some writing about ourselves in both Math and Language Arts.

They answered questions about what goals they want to achieve in Grade 2 or 3 or what is different this year than last. Students also were asked specific questions about themselves like β€œhow many letters are in your name?”. Then asked to show these numbers in different ways, for example, using ten frames, pictures, words or tally marks.

πŸ”’ Numeracy

Students have started working on a few math sheets that will be discussed at your β€œMeet the Teacher” time on September 22nd or September 23rd. More details will come regarding these times in the following week.

 

For Future Reference:

πŸ™…πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ πŸ₯œAllergies

We do have a peanut allergy in the classroom. Please ONLY provide Peanut/Nut Free snacks and lunch items with your child each day!

 πŸ₯³ Birthdays

In my classroom, I prefer to celebrate a student birthday at the end of the month. I typically leave a time on the last school day of the month to sing β€œHappy Birthday” and offer a small gift to your child! If you would like to provide something for your child’s birthday then I encourage you to bring in something for EVERYONE (25) and your child must hand it out themselves. I prefer them to not be food but items like stickers, pencils or erasers. This is NOT an expectation but only a suggestion if you wish to!

πŸ–πŸΌ Fidgets

I do allow students to bring in a "pop it" or small fidget toy if they feel that they need it. However, I am not stating you must bring one or buy something for your child. It is ONLY a personal choice! Our class has talked about how some students benefit from a fidget to help them focus and not everyone needs these things. We continue to talk about how to use them properly and when are the appropriate times to utilize them. Students are responsible for their own fidget toy if they choose to bring it in and are not allowed to exchange it or play with others.

🎧 Technology

We will be working on setting up student in our Google Classroom, Raz Kids and a Math Prodigy account soon. You will be given all the computer codes during our Meet the Teacher time. If you are able to provide a pair of headphones for your child to use in order to reduce noise in the classroom, it would be appreciatedπŸ˜‰  They do not have to be expensive and even Dollar Store ones work very well!

 

Thanks Everyone!

See you all tomorrow on Monday, September 12th πŸ˜ƒ



August 31, 2022 ~ Welcome to Room 11! 

Please check out my Welcome Letter in the Resources Tab ➑️


πŸ– First Day of School ~ Thursday, September 1, 2022

Finding Your New Teacher at 8:40am 

Bell Rings at 8:55am 

School Begins at 9:00am 

Grade 2/3 Recess at 10:30am 

Lunch at 12:35pm 

Bell Rings at 1:00pm 

Dismissal at 3:40pm 


Remember to bring: 

πŸ’§ a water bottle 

πŸ₯’ 🍌 healthy snacks for morning and afternoon(if needed) 

πŸ‘Ÿ indoor shoes (to remain at school) 

πŸ₯ͺ πŸ§ƒ πŸͺ a delicious lunch *πŸ₯œNut Free Please, we DO have a peanut allery in our class*


πŸ”” ALL Friday's are EARLY DISMISSALS

Supervision starts at 8:40am 

Bell Rings at 8:55am 

School Starts at 9:00am 

Grade 2/3 Recess at 10:30am 

Early Dismissal at 12:50pm 


πŸ“Œ Reminder ~ Long Weekend 

NO SCHOOL on Monday, September 5, 2022 

Back to school on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 at 8:55am πŸŽ’


SEE YOU IN SEPTEMBER 🍎

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