September 26th, 2022
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/63.
As well, this coming Thursday we will be recognizing Orange Shirt Day. If possible, please have your student wear an orange shirt. I am also looking for a couple of volunteers to help out in the classroom that morning. I would love some support for when the students are sewing their orange heart pillow pins. Here is an example of what they will be making (sorry it is sideways, I can't seem to figure out how to rotate it on the blog...sigh).
September 16th, 2022
We had another busy week at school. We are working on building our stamina in reading, writing and math. Learning to persevere on tasks that we find difficult or do not want to do. We have also been learning to work with other classmates who we wouldn’t normally work with.
We have been working on our number sense with some CBE mandated assessments. We also created amazing base ten art creations and learned how to play the math game “Ka-ching”.
We continue to write about ourselves, what makes you you? What emotions do you feel? Why does being kind matter? How do we act kind and show kindness?
We have begun our study on rocks by learning about the physical properties of rocks.
We are learning about our community. Who we are in our community. What city we live in.
Forms about running club went home with interested students. If your student is interested in joining running club and did not take a form home, please let me know.
September 10, 2022
We had a fantastic first week back at school. Thank you for sharing your lovely children with me. I am loving getting to know them. This past week was a time for us to get to know each other personally and academically.
We read the book "I promise" and brainstormed some ideas on what promises we could make for at school and at home. Ask your student what their promises were. We then reread the book with a focus on rhyming words.
For science, we started with an activity where students were given a variety of objects and they needed to figure out how they would sort them. This led to conversations on how all objects/materials have characteristics/properties that we can sort them into. Scientists do this all the time.
We ended our week with a walking field trip to Fish Creek. We heard chickadees and blue jays, and saw plants such as, horse tail, rose hips and wild sage. Students learned about reciprocity, when you take from the land, you always need to give back. For every plant that was picked, students sprinkled water to give back to earth.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
September 1st, 2022
Hello families and welcome to grade 2/3!
I am super excited to be learning and teaching along-side your students this year. My name is Jennifer Fournier. I have two fantastic children and quite a few fur babies. My son, Corbin, is now working in the trades and my daughter Felicity, is starting grade 12. We have three sweet cats, a very vocal guinea pig and a feisty hedgehog. I have a huge soft spot for animals and we love to foster for the Calgary Humane Society. My teaching philosophy is centered around empathy. It is most important to me that your student feels safe, comfortable and loved at school. This is when students are most successful in their learning.
Before I began my journey into teaching, I was, and still am, an illustrator. I have a degree in Visual Communications from ACAD. I illustrated for various magazines, a children’s book, posters and created a short-animated interstitial. I have always enjoyed being around children and creating spaces for them to be creative and play. I was a Calgary Reads tutor and briefly a lunchroom supervisor. I then decided to go back to school at the University of Calgary and get my Bachelor of Education. I have taught grade 3 for a few years now and really love the curriculum. I am excited to teach grade 2 alongside grade 3.
I believe in a strong connection between teachers and families for student engagement and success. As such, I encourage open communication and will strive to respond as soon as possible. Please email me at email@example.com or call the school (403) 777-8630.
I am so excited to meet you on Thursday, September 1st. Please remember to bring a healthy snack and a lunch (if you are staying for lunch). Also, it would be lovely if you could remember to pack a pair of Indoor shoes to maintain a clean school environment. Please bring your student to the compound where you will find all grade 2/3 teachers. We will be located by the grade 2/3 doors and I will be holding a sign with my name on it. These doors will be where your student enters and exits the building daily. Our class is located in classroom 10.
Thanks for joining my class, I am looking forward to teaching and learning with you.