Carol Zuckernick

Friday, March 20, 2020

Hi Everyone!

I sincerely hope everyone is healthy and dealing well with these strange times!

As I get more information from the district I will post details here.  Please keep checking emails and the CBE website for up to date information.

Enjoy the spring break with your families.  If you want suggestions for activities please follow the CBE email link or the suggestions on this page from Friday, March 13 below.

I will be emailing you the Raz-kids and Prodigy information for login and passwords.  This is only voluntary at this point.  The students have used Raz-kids in-class and will be familiar with it.  Prodigy is a math program they might have used last year, but have not accessed this year yet.

Be well everyone! Please say 'Hi' to your children for me, I miss them!

Mrs. Zoo

Friday, March 13, 2020

Survey information:

We invite all our kindergarten to grade three families to fill out our Parent Wellness survey. At CJM, we are committed to our students’ wellbeing and know that their feedback and those of their families are important to understand and will help make our school a better place to grow and learn. 


This survey is for the parents of students in kindergarten, grade one, two and three to fill out. The students in those grades will continue to fill out their own survey over the coming months.


To complete the survey, please click on the following link.

K-3 Wellness Survey - Parent Version The purpose of this survey is to get an understanding of how students feel about different aspects of school (ie. academically, socially, etc.). At CJM, we value student voice and feedback. We have asked students in K-3 this exact survey. But we also, wanted to get feedback from our K-3 parents. Please fill out ONE survey per family.


Please only fill one survey per family.

Friday, March 13, 2020

If you do not have my email, here it is:

As announced, our Celebration of Learning today is cancelled.  As are the Student Led Conferences on Thursday, March 19.  This is unfortunate but necessary.  Today, we might go to our buddy class to give our presentation to them!

I have reset the students with Raz kids that you can access from home:

Teacher username:


Students click on on their initials and their password.  If they do not know, please email me and I can get it to you.  ( I will send the codes home but email me if you do not receive it.). It is a wonderful resource to have your child read and respond to the story!

We have also been working on rhyming.  Rhyming is a great skill and necessary for learning and improving reading.  Please play lots of rhyming games, even just recognizing rhymes (Does cat and hat rhyme? What about king and bed?).  Another way is to ask your child to give you a word that rhymes with another (What rhymes with sing?).

We are practicing counting by 1's, 2's, 5's and 10's.  Another fun easy thing to do!

I am just letting you know some fun things you can do if your child is staying home and over the March Break, or just on car rides!

Weekly Learning / March 9-13

Hi everyone!  This is Mrs. Zoo's first blog.  Sorry for the delay, things have been busy getting to know your wonderful kids!!!

We have our Celebration of Learning on Friday, March 13 at 10 am in the gym.  Parents are encouraged to come !!!

$2 for pizza on Wednesday at lunch.


"We can use different strategies to count sets of dots. " (ex. counting by 1, 2 or 5)

"We can use dominoes to create and solve number sentences."

"We can label 3D shapes in our Super Hero plan."


"We can practice our 'ring words'."

"We can sound out words we don't know in reading and writing."


"We can look for complementary colours in nature."


"We can explore Holi colours and how they make us feel."

"We can paint our Super Heros."

Weekly Learning | January 13 - 17

Circle Friday

"We learned about why names are so important."


"We learned about our three primary colours (red, blue, yellow), and we mixed them up to make new colours (green, purple, orange)."

"We made shades of red." 


"We used dice to make numbers. We were adding numbers together." 

"We learned about cubes, spheres, and rectangular prisms." 

Social Studies

"We learned about urban communities." We made landscape art for the Calgary skyline. 

Language Arts

We learned new sight words: on, for, are, and as. We practiced putting them into sentences. 

"We wrote about what we wondered about." 


"We did gymnastics in gym." 

Weekly Learning | December 9 - 13


"We counted by 2s. We used Cuisenaire rods to make letters and we counted them by 2s."

"We went on a shape hunt for cubes."


"We learned about our sense of taste."

Social Studies

"We learned about rural communities and suburban communities."


"We learned how to keep ourselves healthy."


"We did a landscape drawing. It had mountains, snow and trees." 


Thursday, December 19: Students may wear red, green or holiday themed sweaters. :)


There is no school for students on Friday November 22. Have a great long weekend!

Weekly Learning Updates November 12 - 15)

“We drew and coloured the Calgary Tower which is a landmark” – Michael & Zakariya

“A landmark is a famous place or building” – Nimrata

“We drew the Saddledome and it was hard because there were lots of lines to draw” – Gabriel & Celine

“We played Melt Freeze in gym with Mr. Hartmann” – Gursahej

“We learned how to be kind, you can help people when they are stuck” – Anaya

“We learned about the letter ‘f’” – Rhiju

“Frog, fish, faith, Friday, frustrated all start with the letter ‘f’” - Jameel, Minsa, Poppy, Imran, Grayson

“We drew self-portraits and we painted them today with Ms. Hinder” – Jaiveer

“Feedback is where you fix your mistakes, we did feedback on our art today” - Nimrata

“I restarted my self-portrait because I had giant ears” – Michael

Weekly Learning Updates (October 28 - 31)

An exciting part of our learning this week was pumpkin and gourd exploration. Ask your student what pumpkin 'guts' felt like and smelled like. We also practiced counting to 100 using pumpkin seeds. We used hundreds charts and ten frames as strategies to help us count.


Students are welcome to wear costumes to school on Halloween (Thursday October 31) if they would like to. Please be mindful that students are not allowed to have any weapons as part of their costumes and masks are not to be worn either.

Weekly Learning Updates (October 21 - 25)

“We learned about migration, it means birds fly south because it is cold.” – Gabriel

“We learned about moose and how it eats food before winter comes.” – Celine

“Moose stores food for the winter.” – Grayson  

“This week we wrote about what we felt like.” – Jameel

“We looked at a pumpkin picture and we used our sense of sight, our sense of touch and our sense of hearing to describe the pumpkin.” – Anaya

“We learned about the letter G, gorilla starts with the letter G.” - Bereket


  • Picture Day is Tuesday October 22
  • Walking Club starts next week, make sure your parent or guardian has signed the form so that you can participate!
  • Please return library books by Wednesday October 23 as we will have book exchange on Thursday
  • Visit You can learn how to take care of your sunflower seeds and watch them grow! Remember, they need one tablespoon of water each day and should be in a sunny spot in your house.

Weekly Learning Updates (October 15 - 18)

Here are some of the learning opportunities that our class participated in this week:

“We learned about animals that we feel like. I feel like a wolf because I am loyal.” – Anaya

“We pressed our thumbs onto paint in the hummingbird to show what animal we feel like.” – Gabriel

“We learned that seeds need water to grow.” – Arifa

“Seeds also need sun, air, nutrients and soil” – Ava, Jassnoor

“We learned about hibernation, where animals sleep in the winter.” - Nimrata

Weekly Learning Updates (September 30 - October 4)

Here are some of the learning opportunities that our class participated in this week:

“We learned about a rock, a rock is calm, it is quiet and it is a good listener.” – Gabriel

“We used our senses to learn about Fall.” – Nimrata

“We made bead patterns with Ms. Hinder.” – Jassnoor

“We learned the letters ‘c’ ‘k’” – Michael

“They both make the same sound.” – Nimrata

“We learned about the robin bird.” – Arifa

“We were drawing the robin bird.” - Bereket

Weekly Learning Updates (September 23-27)

Here are some of the learning opportunities that our class participated in this week:

“We did some art, we painted leaves” – Alo

“The colours were beautiful” – Jameel

“We learned about the letter P” – Nimrata

“Piglet starts with p” – Gabriel

“We made a pattern snake” – Michael

“The snake was a shape pattern” – Ava

“Orange Shirt Day is when kids hair was cut, kids were not allowed to speak Cree, kids couldn’t wear colourful clothes. They wanted kids to look all the same” – Jassnoor, Reema, Nimrata

Library Books

Hi families!

Students have begun to sign books out from the Learning Commons. We will have book exchange once a week. Please help your student to be responsible at home to take care of the book and to help give reminders that their book is due back to school each Monday! Each student has a ziploc bag for their book to go in to help prevent damage in their backpacks if there is a spill. Happy reading!

Orange Shirt Day

Students are encouraged to wear an orange shirt on Monday, September 30th

"Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) Residential School (1891-1981) Commemoration Project and Reunion events that took place in Williams Lake, BC, Canada, in May 2013... The events were designed to commemorate the residential school experience, to witness and honour the healing journey of the survivors and their families, and to commit to the ongoing process of reconciliation... Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of this project. As spokesperson for the Reunion group leading up to the events, former student Phyllis (Jack) Webstad told her story of her first day at residential school when her shiny new orange shirt, bought by her grandmother, was taken from her as a six-year old girl. 

The annual Orange Shirt Day on September 30th opens the door to global conversation on all aspects of Residential Schools. It is an opportunity to create meaningful discussion about the effects of Residential Schools and the legacy they have left behind.  A discussion all Canadians can tune into and create bridges with each other for reconciliation.  A day for survivors to be reaffirmed that they matter, and so do those that have been affected.  Every Child Matters, even if they are an adult, from now on.

The date was chosen because it is the time of year in which children were taken from their homes to residential schools, and because it is an opportunity to set the stage for anti-racism and anti-bullying policies for the coming school year. It is an opportunity for First Nations, local governments, schools and communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come."

For more information about Orange Shirt Day, visit:


Student Form Packages are due back to school tomorrow, Thursday September 26, 2019

As the weather is beginning to change, please ensure you are dressing for the weather. Snow is in our forecast and we will still be going outside so make sure you are prepared and dress warmly!!

Friday dismissal is at 1:00pm.

First Week of Grade 1!!

We have had an exciting first week of Grade 1! We read a book called the 'Little Hummingbird'. The woods were on fire and the hummingbird got one drop of water at a time to put it on the fire and she kept going, she did not give up. She was trying her best! We also did a hummingbird art project. We drew the hummingbird, then colored it in using water colour pencil crayons and we tried our best just like the hummingbird in the story! In literacy we brainstormed words that started with the first letter of our names! Ask me what words start with the first letter of my name! We all participated in a sharing circle where we shared what we were curious about or excited about in grade 1. In math we have been making patterns and playing pattern games. We have made ABC patterns, AB patterns and AABB patterns. 

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