Classes & Departments

All grade groups plan together and base their work on the Alberta Programs of Studies.  Although there may be a slightly different approach and activity from class to class, concepts are taught by all classes together in the grade.  Teachers evaluate student achievement during professional development activities and especially during their Professional Learning Communities.  During these times, we seek to improve practice and as a result, student learning and achievement.

Kindergarten: Rooms 1&2

  • Play-based program with three morning and three afternoon classes
  • Literacy rich environment that encourages the exploration of reading
  • Jolly Phonics to make letter sound connections
  • Manipulatives for numeracy skills
  • Strong focus on building community and social skills through play
  • Buddies with Grade 6 & Grade 4

Ms. Pelletier        
Ms. Lewendon                               
Ms. Virk                                  

Grade 1: Rooms 3, 4, 5, & 10

  • 10 Hours of Literacy per week, Literacy Place, Daily 5, Guided reading, Guided  writing, word work, printing practice.
  • Lively Letters and Jolly Phonics to make letter sound connections
  • Numeracy skills/Patterns
  • Buddies with Grade 3

Ms. Iafolla                 
Mr. Jaques                             
Ms. MacNeill              
Ms. Fuchs       

Grade 2

  • Rooms 6, 7 & 10
  • 10 Hours of Literacy per week, Literacy Place, Daily 5
  • Numeracy
  • Buddies with Grade 5
  • Raz-Kids
  • Class Dojo (Room 6/7)
  • Lively Letters and Jolly Phonics

Ms. Wynnyk-Brown   
Ms. Kricken                        
Ms. Tanner
Ms. Fogarty

Grade 3

  • Rooms 16, 17, 18, 19 & 20
  • 8 Hours of Literacy per week, Literacy Place, Daily 5
  • Numeracy – Students have been learning about place value up to 1000, representing numbers, and using manipulatives to demonstrate their understanding
  • Science – Students have finished being geologists and are moving onto becoming engineers and architects in the unit of Testing and Building Materials
  • Buddies with Grade 1
  • Social Studies – Students are learning about quality of life from the perspective of four different countries, starting with Tunisia.
  • Room 16/17 Class Dojo:

Ms. Jessa       
Ms. Sampson             
Mr. Makasiar              
Ms. Yu                        
Ms. Holmes     

Grade 4

  • Rooms 12, 13 & 22
  • 8 Hours of Literacy per week
  • Numeracy 
  • Buddies with Kindergarten
  • Computer integration
  • Building and designing in Science
  • Positive social skills and developing healthy relationships
  • Making informed nutritional choices

Ms. Jupo
Ms. Cave
Ms. Bensari

Grade 5

  • Rooms 14 & 15
  • 7 Hours of Literacy per week
  • Numeracy 
  • Buddies with Grade 2

Mr. Leonard Math/Science
Ms. Miner Humanities

Grade 6

  • Rooms 8 & 9
  • 7 Hours of Literacy per week – Precision reading, read aloud, guided reading, independent reading, word work, guided writing, vocabulary building. 
  • Numeracy – Number sense, problem solving, basic facts and numeracy games. 
  • Buddies with Kindergarten
  • (French) 
  • (Math) 

Mr. Sealy
Mr. Chong

Specialists and Learning Support 

Mr. Murray Physical Education
Ms. De Jong Music
Ms. Buzanko Literacy Support – Grade 1 & 2
Ms. Davies Learning Leader - Resource
Ms. Harnett Learning Leader – ELL, Grade 3 


Based on Orff Methodology – The Orff method is a way of teaching children about music that engages their mind and body through a mixture of singing, dancing, acting and the use of percussion instruments.  It is a way of introducing and teaching children about music on a level that they can easily understand.  Musical concepts are learned through singing, chanting, dance, movement, drama and the playing of percussion instruments.  Improvisation, composition and a child’s natural sense of play are encouraged.

There is also a great connection between music and learning. Neuroscience research is showing that music helps build a thing called neuroplasticity (how flexible and adaptive the brain is).

The Neuroscience News Website says: Now a data-driven review by Northwestern University researchers that will be published July 20 in Nature Reviews Neuroscience pulls together converging research from the scientific literature linking musical training to learning that spills over to skills including language, speech, memory, attention and even vocal emotion. The science covered comes from labs all over the world, from scientists of varying scientific philosophies, using a wide range of research methods.

  • Focus on experiencing music through:
    • Movement
    • Singing
    • Playing instruments
    • Listening
    • Creating
    • Reading and writing music
  • Improve musical skills (i.e., rhythm, melody, harmony, form and expression) through experiencing music in a variety of ways
  • Students have the opportunity to play a variety of pitched (i.e., Xylophones, Metallophones, etc.) and non-pitched instruments (i.e., drums, triangles, temple blocks, etc.)

Ms. De Jong

Physical Education

The physical education program is focused on developmental physical literacy for students.  Younger students in kindergarten and grades one and two follow a program that is designed to teach them basic foundational physical skills including running, hopping, skipping, throwing, catching and balance.

As students progress into division two, the focus is on advancing the foundational skills learned and applying them to various sports, including handball, soccer, floor hockey and basketball.

SPARK is the main program that is followed in conjunction with the Alberta Program of Studies for Physical Education.  SPARK is dedicated to creating, implementing, and evaluating research-based programs that promote lifelong wellness. The SPARK team began studying elementary physical education in 1989, and today, the name SPARK represents a collection of exemplary, research-based physical activity/nutrition programs. The original SPARK study was supported by the Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health and San Diego State University.

Supplementing the class physical education program, bins with balls, hoola hoops and other activity enhancing equipment are distributed to each classroom.  The BOKS program and sports clubs are also intended to enhance the basic PE program offered in the classes.

Mr. Murray                 

Learning Support

The Learning Support Team provides support to the students of Annie Foote School.  We provide reading and math interventions and collaborate with teachers, Area 4 specialists and outside agencies to assist the students in our school.  In November we are focused on developing Literacy and Numeracy skills in the grade 1 and 3 classrooms, Division 2 English Language Learner support and completing the Program Unit Funding (PUF) process for our kindergarten students.

We provide support for students who struggle with focus and impulse control through:

  • Zones of Regulation
  • Trauma informed practice
  • Therapeutic Crisis Intervention
  • Mindfulness
  • Calming and de-escalation strategies
  • Visual and physical sensory supports for building routines

We provide learning support through:

  • ELL pull out and push in support
  • Precision Reading
  • Push-in classroom support for literacy and numeracy
  • Build capacity in teaching staff through support and mentorship

Ms. Buzanko               Literacy Support – Grade 1 & 2
Ms. Davies                  Learning Leader - Resource
Ms. Harnett                 Learning Leader – ELL, Grade 3

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