Ms. Johansen | Grade 2/3

March 20, 2023

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป Honesty Assembly

We did it! ๐Ÿ˜

Our Grade 2/3 Assembly was on Friday, March 17th at 10:30am. All the students did a wonderful job and we are super proud of them!

Thank you for supporting your child or if you were able to join us in the audience.

 

๐Ÿšซ NO SCHOOL

Last day of school in March will be on Friday, March 24th

It will still be a half day with the time of 8:00am to 12:50pm

*Spring Break will start on Monday, March 27th and ends Friday, March 31st

Students are expected to return to school on Monday, April 3rd

 

This is what has been happening at school LAST WEEK:

๐Ÿ“ Writing

-       Spelling Test for Sight Words Week: March 13th to 17th 

-       โ€œWaterfall Wordsโ€ for Sight Word practice

-       Persuasive/Opinion Writing ~ Donut Contest: Rough Copy

๐Ÿ“š Reading 

-       21 minutes of quiet reading at our desks

-       Building Stamina

-       No water or bathroom breaks during โ€œRead to Selfโ€

-       Monthly groups exchanging 5 books on Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays

๐Ÿ—บ Chapter Book

-       The Land of Stories

-       Chapter 10

-       Drawing a picture of the most important part of this chapter

๐Ÿ”ข Math

-       Patterns in Adding

-       Continuing Multiplication

๐Ÿ’— Wellness ~ Moods

-       Choosing different emotions that we might feel each day for our Mood Calendar

-       Honesty: 7 Grandfather Teachings

 

This week, we will be:

ยท      Finish I am Lucky Writing/Art ๐Ÿ€

ยท      Persuasive/Opinion Writing ~ Donut Contest: Editing and Good Copy of Paragraph ๐Ÿฉ

ยท      Doubles in Addition and Multiplication โž• โœ–๏ธ 

ยท      Mood Calendar for month of March ๐Ÿ™ƒ

ยท      7 Grandfather Teachings: Honesty & Sabe ๐Ÿ‘ฃ

ยท      Chapter Book: The Land of Stories ~ 11 ๐Ÿ“–

 

Todat is the FIRST day of SPRING ๐ŸŒท I do not know about you but I am looking forward to less snow and more sunshine! ๐ŸŒ…


March 13 - 17th

๐Ÿšฒ Bike Survey: 

To encourage Active School Travel, Woodbine has partnered with EverActive Schools to run a โ€œBike to School Dayโ€ on June 7th (weather dependent). This initiative will focus on increasing cycling knowledge and safety awareness. In preparation for this event we are looking to find out what students have bikes and helmets at home and other logistical items.  

We ask that you please complete the following quick survey (please follow this link or copy it into your search engine) https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2JCPWNK 

If you have multiple children at the school, we kindly ask that you fill the survey out separately for each child. In addition, if there are any individuals who have cycling knowledge or knows how to tune up bikes and would like to contribute their knowledge to this event, please reach out to Ms. Bignell at clbignell@cbe.ab.ca 

At a later date we will be sending out some details to ask for volunteers for this event! Stay tuned!


๐ŸŠ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ Swimming Volunteers: 

Thank you to all the parents/grandparents that have signed up to help with our swimming lessons in May.  There are still a large number of spots to be filled.  If you have a valid police clearance and have the time, please sign up! 


๐ŸŒฒ Timbernook Residency: In April, Woodbine school will be participating in an outdoor play residency.  Please see the information below.  More detailed information will be posted on the teacher blogs closer to the date.


March 12, 2023

Conferences ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿซ

Thank you so much for joining me on Thursday night or Friday in the day for Parent Teacher Conferences. 

If you were unable to attend at those times, please email me if you would like to chat soon.

amjohansen@cbe.ab.ca

Grade 2/3 Assembly ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Friday, March 17th at 10:30am.

We are aiming for about 30 minutes…hopefully

Parents are welcome to attend this assembly!  

 NO SCHOOL ๐Ÿšซ

Last day of school in March will be on:

Friday, March 24th ~ 8:00am to 12:50pm

*Spring Break*

Monday, March 27th to Friday, March 31st

 

 This is what has been happening at school LAST WEEK:

 ๐Ÿ“ Writing

-       Spelling Test for Sight Words Week: March 6 to 9th  โœ”

-       Beginning to write โ€œWaterfall Wordsโ€ for Sight Word practice โ›ฒ๏ธ

-       Persuasive/Opinion Writing ~ Donut Contest: Opening and Closing Sentence ๐Ÿฉ

๐Ÿ“š Reading

-       21 minutes of quiet reading at our desks

-       Building Stamina

-       No water or bathroom breaks during โ€œRead to Selfโ€

-       Monthly groups exchanging 5 books on Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays

๐Ÿ—บ Chapter Book:  The Land of Stories By Chris Colfer 

-       Chapter 9 (very long and has taken us about 2 weeks to read ; )

-       Drawing a picture of the most important part of this chapter

๐Ÿ”ข Math

-       Repeated Addition

-       Multiplication

-       Finishing up our Gumball Machines and Actual Counts of Gumballs

๐Ÿ’— Wellness ~ Moods

-       Choosing different emotions that we might feel each day for our Mood Calendar

-       Honesty: 7 Grandfather Teachings ~ our Assembly practice

-       My Self-Evaluation Report Card shown at Parent Teacher Conferences

 

This week, we will be:

ยท      Waterfall Words for March 13th to 17th sight words

ยท      Persuasive/Opinion Writing ~ Donut Contest: Rough Copy of Paragraph

ยท      Patterns in Adding and continued Multiplication

ยท      Mood Calendar for month of March

ยท      7 Grandfather Teachings: Honesty

ยท      Chapter Book: The Land of Stories ~ 10 & 11

 

๐ŸŒท7 more days until Spring…my five year old thinks that when the first day of Spring comes then ALL the snow will go too! It will not thoughโ„๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‰

 


March 2021 - Special Notice

The Woodbine Parent Association is excited to launch our new website.  On our site you will find our latest events, fundraisers, volunteer information and FAQs.  

Check it out!!!! https://woodbineparents.com


March 5, 2023

 

Conferences 

 We are looking forward to meeting you at our in-person Parent/Teacher Conferences on March 9th and March 10th.   There is no school for students on Friday March 10th

 Conferences can be booked by logging in to your MyCBE account. 

The Conference Booking Manager will open at 6:00 am on Thursday, March 2nd 

and close at midnight on Wednesday, March 8th.

Please email if you would rather chat online or need to book outside of these times:

amjohansen@cbe.ab.ca

Thursday, March 9th 5:00-8:00pm

Friday, March 10th 8:00am โ€“ 12:00pm

 

Next Assembly

Friday, March 17th at 10:30am

Parents are welcome to attend this assembly!  

 

NO SCHOOL

Last day of school in March will be on:

Friday, March 24th ~ 8:00am to 12:50pm

*Spring Break*

Monday, March 27th to Friday, March 31st

 

This is what has been happening at school LAST WEEK:

๐Ÿ“ Writing

-       Spelling Test for Sight Words Week: February 27th to March 3rd

-       Persuasive/Opinion Writing ~ Donut Contest

-       Writing our Acrostic Poem: HONESTY

๐Ÿ“š Reading

-       Last week of 18 minutes of quiet reading at our desks

-       Building Stamina

-       No water or bathroom breaks during โ€œRead to Selfโ€

-       Monthly groups exchanging 5 books on Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays

๐Ÿ”ข Math

-       Skip Counting by 25s

-       Estimating Larger Amounts

๐ŸŒ Social Studies

-       Tunisian Schools

๐Ÿ’— Wellness ~ Moods

-       Choosing different emotions that we might feel each day for our Mood Calendar

-       How to draw a wolf for Humility

-       Humility(February) & Honesty(March): 7 Grandfather Teachings

-       Reading the book โ€œThe Rainbow Fishโ€ by Marcus Pfister and โ€œThe Empty Potโ€ by Demi

 

๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿซ This week, we will be:

ยท      Waterfall Words for March 6th to 9th sight words

ยท      Persuasive/Opinion Writing ~ Donut Contest

ยท      Repeated addition, Multiplying

ยท      Tunisia Education and Landscapes

ยท      Hot and Cold Temperatures/Building & Testing Materials

ยท      Mood Calendar for month of March

ยท      7 Grandfather Teachings: Honesty

 

โ„๏ธGO AWAY SNOW... Another cold week ahead of us so dress nicely as BLUE DOT days only happen in -20 weather!๐Ÿฅถ



February 26, 2023

 

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences will be happening again on March 9th and March 10th.

 These are all in-person conferences unless you prefer to speak with me online. 

More information regarding booking your conference will come soon!

Please email if you would rather chat online on one of these days:

amjohansen@cbe.ab.ca

Thursday, March 9th 5:00-8:00pm

Friday, March 10th 8:00am โ€“ 12:00pm

 

Grade 2/3 Assembly

Moved to a new day due to Mission Impossible being set up for the last week before Spring Break.

Friday, March 17th (time TBD)

 

NO SCHOOL

Last day of school in March will be Friday, March 24th

Spring Break ~ March 27th to 31st

 

This is what has been happening at school LAST WEEK:

๐Ÿ“Writing

-       Spelling Test for Sight Words Week: February 21 to 24th

-       Persuasive/Opinion Writing ~ Donut Contest

-       Field Trip Reflection

-       Pink Shirt Day

๐Ÿ“š Reading

-       Quiet reading for 18 minutes at desk

-       Building Stamina with no distractions

-       No water or bathroom breaks during โ€œRead to Selfโ€

-       Birthday groups exchanging 5 books on Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays

๐Ÿ”ข Math

-       Skip Counting by 2, 5, 10s ~ Grade 2 & 3

-       Skip Counting by 3 and 4s ~ Grade 3

-       ABCD/ABCDE Patterns on February Calendar

๐ŸŒก ๐Ÿ‘ท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ Science

-       Hot & Cold Temperatures

-       Building: Field Trip to Telus Spark

๐ŸŒ Social Studies

-       Tunisian Foods versus Canadian Food

๐Ÿ’— Wellness ~ Moods

-       Choosing different emotions that we might feel each day for our Mood Calendar

-       How to draw a wolf for Humility

-       Humility: 7 Grandfather Teachings

 

This week, we will be:

ยท      Magic Hearts Worksheet for February 27th to March 3rd sight words

ยท      Persuasive/Opinion Writing ~ Donut Contest

ยท      Skip Counting by 25s, Learning how to estimate

ยท      Tunisia

ยท      Hot and Cold Temperatures/Building & Testing Materials

ยท      Mood Calendar for month of February

ยท      7 Grandfather Teachings: Humility

 

โ„๏ธ Finally, we are back to normal temperatures this week and not continuing our "Cabin Fever" as we had last week! Please make sure your child is dressed for the winter weather though as we will be taking our regular fresh air breaks ๐Ÿ˜‰ 


February 19, 2023

Field Trip on Wednesday

We have a Field Trip planned for this Wednesday, February 22nd. Please remember to return your signed Consent Forms for your child to attend. I did send home another 4 last week and wouldโ€™ve emailed you if they left it behind!


Please remember to have your child dressed for the weather, it is supposed to be cold this week!

Don't forget to bring:

๐Ÿ‘Ÿ ๐Ÿฅพ Comfortable shoes to wear at Telus Spark

๐ŸŒ ๐Ÿฅ’ Healthy Morning Snack

๐Ÿงƒ ๐Ÿฅช Lunch

๐Ÿ’ง Water Bottle

Please do not provide your child money for the gift shop or cafeteria as we will not have time to go into this area with a few students or everyone.

 

๐Ÿ’— Wednesday the 22nd is also Pink Shirt Day! ๐Ÿ‘š

 

This is what has been happening at school LAST WEEK:

๐Ÿ“ Writing

-       Spelling Test for Sight Words Week: February 6 to 10th

-       Who is special to you and why do you love them?

-       February 2023 Calendars: Filling in important dates

๐Ÿ“š Reading

-       Quiet reading for 18 minutes at desk

-       Building Stamina with no distractions

-       No water or bathroom breaks during โ€œRead to Selfโ€

-       Birthday groups exchanging 5 books on Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays

๐Ÿ”ข Math

-       Even and Odd Numbers

-       Number Ninja on abcya.com

๐ŸŒก Science

-       Hot & Cold Temperatures

-       Artic versus Antarctic

๐Ÿ’— Wellness ~ Moods

-       Choosing different emotions that we might feel each day for our Mood Calendar

-       Humility: 7 Grandfather Teachings

 

This week, we will be:

ยท      Magic Hearts Worksheet for Word Work: February 21-24th

ยท      Persuasive/Opinion Writing ~ Donut Contest

ยท      Skip Counting

ยท      Tunisia

ยท      Hot and Cold Temperatures/Building & Testing Materials(Field Trip)

ยท      Mood Calendar

ยท      7 Grandfather Teachings: Humility


๐Ÿ˜‰ Enjoy your FAMILY day tomorrow and another sleep in…I know I will!  ๐Ÿ›Œ

 


February 12, 2023

Valentineโ€™s Day 14th

Students are welcome to bring in a pre-packaged treat or card for the class on Tuesday the 14th. This is ONLY optional but if you do please make sure everyone gets one. We now have 24 students in our classroom this is including your child!

I sent home a list of students in our classroom. They do not have to write everyoneโ€™s name but it is always good practice๐Ÿ˜‰

 NO SCHOOL

Thursday 16th

Friday 17th

Monday 20th

Next Month

The Grade 2/3 Assembly for Honesty will be on

Thursday, March 23rd at 2:00-2:30pm.

Parents are welcome to attend!

 

This is what has been happening at school LAST WEEK:

๐Ÿ“ Writing

-       Spelling test for January 30th to February 3rd words

-       Magic Hearts Worksheet for Word Work

-       Persuasive/Opinion Writing ~ Donโ€™t Let the Pigeon Stay Up By Mo Willems

-       Listen to Reading: Raz Kids & Guided Reading Groups

๐Ÿ“š Reading

-       Quiet reading for 18 minutes following The Daily 5 program for Read to Self

-       We are attempting a focused 30 minute block for Reading to Someone on Thursdays only BUT managing to only get to 15 minutes!

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

-       Building stamina with no water, bathroom breaks or talking

๐Ÿ—บ Chapter Book

-       The Land of Stories by Chris Colfer ~ Chapter 6 & 7

๐Ÿ“ ๐Ÿ”ข Math

-       Estimating Measurement

-       Grade 2: Centimetres, Metres and 2D shapes

-       Math Mystery: The Case of the Puzzled Pirate (Place Value Review)

-       Grade 3: Kilometres, Perimeter

-       Math Mystery: The Case of the Phantom Phoenix (Perimeter Practice)

๐ŸŒ Social Studies

-       Iqaluit ~ The North and Northern Lights

๐ŸŒก Science

-       Hot and Cold Temperatures

-       Reading Thermometers

๐Ÿ’— Wellness ~ Moods

-       Choosing different emotions that we might feel each day for our Mood Calendar

-       The Bad Seed: By Jory John


๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿซ This week, we will be:

ยท      Spelling Test for February 6th to 10th Sight Words

ยท      Compliment Cards for Helpers of the Week

ยท      Even and Odd Numbers

ยท      Hot and Cold Temperatures

ยท      Humility ~ 7 Grandfather Teachings


Please remember to hand in your Field Trip forms in ASAP!

Do not forget that this is a short week with Teacherโ€™s convention.

Also, Family Day is coming up on Monday so there is 

NO SCHOOL!

Enjoy the extra days off with each other

and hopefully we will still have this beautiful weatherโ˜€๏ธ 


February 5, 2023

๐ŸšŒ Field Trip Volunteers

We have a Field Trip planned for Wednesday, February 22nd. If you already have your Volunteer Clearance completed then let me know if you would like to join us and go to TELUS Spark. Each class needs 6 volunteers BUT your clearance needs to be currently valid!

 โ™ฅ๏ธ Valentineโ€™s Day 14th

Students are welcome to bring in a pre-packaged treat or card for the class on Tuesday the 14th. This is ONLY optional but if you do please make sure everyone gets one. We now have 24 students in our classroom this is including your child!

 

This is what has been happening at school LAST WEEK

๐Ÿ“ Writing

-       Spelling Test for sight words from January 23rd to 27th

-       New Sight Words for the week ~ Bubble or Block Letters

-       Persuasive/Opinion Writing: Donโ€™t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late by Mo Willems

-       Listen to Reading: Raz Kids  & Guided Reading Groups

๐Ÿ“š Reading

-       Last week of 15 minutes Daily 5, Read to Self

-       We are attempting a focused 30 minutes of Read to Someone on Thursdays only BUT managing to only get to 18 minutes!

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

-       Building stamina with no water or bathroom breaks

๐Ÿ—บ Chapter Book

-       The Land of Stories by Chris Colfer ~ Chapter 5

๐Ÿ“ ๐Ÿ”ข Math

-       Estimating Measurement

-       Centimetres

-       Metres

๐ŸŒ Social Studies

-       Lighthouses/Meteghan

๐Ÿงฒ Science

-       Magnet Mazes

๐Ÿ’— Wellness ~ Moods

-       Choosing different emotions that we might feel each day for our Mood Calendar

-       Truth: The Boy who cried Bigfoot by Scott Magoon

 

This week, we will be:

ยท      Spelling test for January 30th to February 3rd words

ยท      Magic Hearts Worksheet for Word Work

ยท      Persuasive/Opinion Writing

ยท      Measurement: Kilometres, Perimeter

ยท      Iqaluit ~ The North and Northern Lights

ยท      Hot and Cold Temperatures

ยท      Mood Calendar

ยท      7 Grandfather Teachings: Humility

 

 Remember NEXT WEEK is a short one with Teacherโ€™s convention on Thursday and Friday.  

๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿซ Happy Learning to Me! โœ๏ธ


 January 29, 2023

๐Ÿ“† Report Cards

Report Cards which will be available to you online tomorrow (January 30th) from your My CBE account.

If you were not able to speak with me at our last conferences in November and prefer to check in, please email me at amjohansen@cbe.ab.ca

We will be having another round of Parent Teacher Conferences in March 2023 before Spring Break. 

March 10th ~ PM Only and March 11th ~ Daytime

๐ŸšŒ Field Trip Volunteers

We have a Field Trip planned for Wednesday, February 22nd. If you already have your Volunteer Clearance completed then let me know if you would like to join us and go to TELUS Spark. Each class needs 6 volunteers BUT your clearance needs to be currently valid!

 

This is what has been happening at school LAST WEEK:

๐Ÿ“ Writing

-       Spelling Test for sight words from January 16th to 20th

-       Building Words: Bubble or Block Letters for Sight Words

-       Word Ladders

-       Listen to Reading /Guided Reading Group

๐Ÿ“šReading

-       15 minutes of quiet reading for Daily 5: Read to Self

-       We are attempting a focused 30 minutes of Read to Someone on Thursdays only

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

-       Building stamina with no water or bathroom breaks

๐Ÿ—บ Chapter Book: The Land of Stories by Chris Colfer (Chapter 3 & 4)

๐Ÿ“ ๐Ÿ”ข Math

-       Measurement: Units, Measuring Distance, Adding and Subtracting Mentally

-       Subtraction with Regrouping

๐ŸŒ Social Studies

-       Lighthouses ~ Meteghan 

๐Ÿงฒ Science

-       Magnet Mazes

๐Ÿ’— Wellness ~ Moods

-       Choosing different emotions that we might feel each day for our Mood Calendar

 

This week, we will be: 

ยท      Spelling Test for sight words from January 23rd to 27th

ยท      New Sight Words for the week ~ Bubble or Block Letters

ยท      Persuasive/Opinion Writing

ยท      Listen to Reading /Guided Reading Groups

ยท      Measurement: Metres, Kilometres, Perimeter

ยท      Iqaluit ~ The North

ยท      Northern Lights

ยท      Magnet Projects

ยท      Mood Calendar

ยท      7 Grandfather Teachings: Truth

 

โ€œThe POLAR VORTEX is coming so be prepared for SOME REALLY COLD weather again! This will probably mean that we will be having BLUE DOT (indoor recess and lunch recess) days for most of the week as well. However, please be dressed properly and try to arrive closer to the bell!โ€

So remember this… I guess this is why I became a teacher and not a meteorologist.๐Ÿ˜ฌ Since the Polar Vortex did not come last week or should I ask…is it really coming? Sorry about that but still dress properly for school as the wind is chilly these days!

 

Donโ€™t forget that there are a few days of NO SCHOOL in February โ™ฅ๏ธ: 

3rd ~ Professional Development Day

16TH & 17TH ~ Teacherโ€™s Convention

20th ~ Family Day

 


January 22, 2023

 ๐Ÿ“† Report Cards

Report Cards which will be available to you online (MyCBEaccount) on Monday, January 30th.

if you were not able to speak with me at our last conferences in November and prefer to check in before reading your childโ€™s report. Please email me: amjohansen@cbe.ab.ca

๐Ÿงฒ Science Projects

I have started a conversation with the class about creating a Magnet Maze. Other classrooms did this prior to the winter break however, I did not give enough notice for supplies. If you have any extra recycling material then you may send that to school with your child. This is a group project where they must move a magnet from one place to another area using a magnet in a creative way. We are using mazes as our inspiration! I will be bringing in some materials as well but throughout the week, we will benefit from whatever you can provide.

Thank you for your support!

๐Ÿคฉ Field Trip Volunteers

We have a Field Trip planned for Wednesday, February 22nd. If you already have your Volunteer Clearance completed then let me know if you would like to join us and go to TELUS Spark. Each class needs 6 volunteers BUT your clearance needs to be currently valid!

 ๐Ÿฅฐ Valentineโ€™s Day will be soon…

I am happy to celebrate Kindness and Friendship on the 14TH of next month. You are welcome to send in a pre-packaged treat and or card for every classroom friend. We now have 24 students in our class and please choose NUT FREE products!

  

This is what has been happening at school LAST WEEK:

๐Ÿ“ Writing

-       Winter Break Writing

-       Compliment Cards for Classroom Helpers (so far)

-       Building Words: Bubble or Block Letters for Sight Words

-       Word Ladders

๐Ÿ“š Reading

-       15 minutes of quiet reading for Daily 5: Read to Self

-       We are attempting a focused 30 minutes of Read to Someone on Thursdays only

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

-       Building stamina with no water or bathroom breaks

๐Ÿ“– Chapter Book: The Land of Stories by Chris Colfer 

-       Chapter 2 & 3

๐Ÿ“ Math

-       Measurement: units, centimetres

๐ŸŒ Social Studies

-       Welcome to Meteghan

๐Ÿงฒ Science

-       Magnet Mazes and Planning Conversation

๐Ÿ’— Wellness ~ Moods

-       Choosing different emotions that we might feel each day for our Mood Calendar

 

This week, we will be:

ยท      Chinese New Year

ยท      Spelling Test for sight words from January 16th to 20th

ยท      New Sight Words for the week ~ Bubble or Block Letters

ยท      Measurement: Metres and Kilometres

ยท      Meteghan and Iqaluit ~ Atlantic and North

ยท      Lighthouses

ยท      Magnet Projects

ยท      Mood Calendar

ยท      7 Grandfather Teachings: Truth ๐Ÿข


๐ŸฅถThe POLAR VORTEX is coming so be prepared for SOME REALLY COLD weather again! This will probably mean that we will be having BLUE DOT (indoor recess and lunch recess) days for most of the week as well. However, please be dressed properly and try to arrive closer to the bell! ๐Ÿ’™

 


 

January 15th ~ Welcome Back Again in 2023!

 This holiday was very busy and I apologize for not posting anything recently.

 I had a BIG family dinner on the 22nd at my house on the last day of school ๐Ÿ˜ฐ

๐ŸŽˆ First, I want to acknowledge our 3 friends whom had a BIRTHDAY in December! ๐Ÿง

Happy Birthday Friends ๐Ÿฅณ

Lynn ~ December 17th

Mason ~ December 23rd

Rayyan ~ December 25th

 

I am so happy to see everyone back happy and healthy! There was a lot of sickness going around in December and hopefully we ALL got the rest needed to recover. It was great to finally have a full class back! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Thank you to everyone who sent in a gift for me before the break!  It is SUPER appreciated and certainly not expected. I am sincerely sorry for not thanking you earlier or wishing you all a Happy New Year! ๐Ÿ’

All of you are such lovely people and I am very honoured to have your child in my classroom. ๐Ÿฅฐ

๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผโ€๐Ÿ’ป Teachers are currently finishing up our Report Cards which will be available to you online (MyCBEaccount) on Monday, January 30th. If you were not able to speak with me at our last conferences in November and prefer to check in before reading your childโ€™s report. Please email me: amjohansen@cbe.ab.ca


This is what has been happening at school LAST WEEK:

 ๐Ÿ“ Writing

-       Winter Break Writing 

-       New Yearโ€™s Goals ๐ŸŽ†

-       Building Words: Bubble or Block Letters for Sight Words

-       Word Ladders

๐Ÿ“š Reading

-       15 minutes of quiet reading for Daily 5: Read to Self

-       We are attempting a focused 30 minutes of Read to Someone on Thursdays only

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

-       Building stamina with no water or bathroom breaks

-       New Chapter Book: The Land of Stories by Chris Colfer (Prologue and Chapter 1) ๐Ÿ“– 

๐Ÿ”ข ๐Ÿ“ Math

-       Math Mystery Page ~ New Year Edition

-       Measurement

๐ŸŒ Social Studies

-       Meteghan and Iqaluit

๐Ÿ’— Wellness ~ Moods

-       Choosing different emotions that we might feel each day for our Mood Calendar

 

This week, we will be:

ยท      Continuing Winter Break Writing

ยท      Spelling Test for sight words from January 9th to 13th

ยท      New Sight Words for the week ~ Bubble or Block Letters

ยท      Measurement

ยท      Meteghan and Iqaluit ~ Atlantic and North

ยท      Lighthouses

ยท      Magnet Projects

ยท      Mood Calendar

ยท      7 Grandfather Teachings: Truth 

 

We are continuing to have lovely weather though still important to dress for the cold. 

โ„๏ธ ๐Ÿฅพ๐Ÿงฃ๐Ÿงค

We are from Calgary and the weather could change at any minute...we should know this ๐Ÿคญ 




December 18th     

This is our last week of school before our well-deserved Winter Break. It will also be a VERY COLD WEEK with temperatures consisting of above -20 every day! Please dress appropriately for the weather each day. We will most likely be having a BLUE DOT week due to these temperatures but students should still be bringing in appropriate clothing for entrances and exits. (Blue Dot days are when the temperature is above or feels like -20 and up so students will be indoors for recess and lunch breaks)

๐ŸŒจ The Weather Network ~ Calgary

https://www.theweathernetwork.com/ca/weather/alberta/calgary

 ๐ŸŽถ Carolling will be happening in the gym on Tuesday, December 20th at 3:00pm.

It will be fun and a festive time for the whole school! ๐ŸŽค

๐Ÿงธ Thursday, December 22nd will be our last day of school before our Winter Break. Kindergarten to Grade 5 students are welcome to wear their pajamas to school for the day! This is just an optional activity before we head off to celebrate the winter break with our families.๐Ÿฅฑ

๐ŸŽฌWe will also be allowing the students to watch a movie on Thursday afternoon in any one of the Grade 2/3 classrooms. Our room (Room 11) will play the movie, Toy Story 4, since we have been watching collection during our snack time starting in December. Your child is welcome to bring in a treat for the afternoon to watch the movie. Remember that they are allowed to go to any Grade 2/3 room that they wish to watch the movie that is playing there. They will be around different students whom could or might have a peanut allergy. ๐Ÿฟ

 *Please provide a snack for that afternoon that is NUT FREE! * ๐Ÿšซ ๐Ÿฅœ

If you want to offer a snack or special treat for classmates, please supply one for everybody. We will have 23 students for the last week of school!

๐Ÿ˜ข Our friend Francis has moved away and we are all very sad to see him go! He is moving onto huge adventures and we all really appreciated the slide show that he shared with us on Friday about his new endeavor across the country! ๐Ÿ—บ

All the best to Francis and his familyโœŒ๐Ÿป

This is what has been happening at school LAST WEEK:

๐Ÿ“ Writing

-       How to… Writing

-       Printing Practice: Grade 2 Letter Dd, Grade 3 Cursive with Ms. Fournier

-       Word Work ~ CVC or double vowels or consonant words

-       Sight Word Spelling Test: Thursday, December 15th  

๐Ÿ“šReading

-       12 minutes of quiet reading for Daily 5: Read to Self

-       15 minutes of Read to Someone (Thursday only)

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

-       Building stamina with no water or bathroom breaks

-       Wishtree by Katherine Applegate: Chapters 46 & 47

๐Ÿ”ข Math

-       Counting to 100 (Grade 2)

-       Subtracting on a Number Line (Grade 2)

-       Adding with 10 & 100 (Grade 3)

-       Addition with Regrouping (Grade 3 ~ need more time to finish this work)

๐Ÿป Wellness ~ Courage

-       Cup of Courage Activity

โœ๏ธโœ‚๏ธArt

-       Canadian Animals in Sweaters

(in the gym for Winter Wonderland of Giving night)

-       Paper Snowflakes

 

 ๐Ÿ˜‰This week, we will be finishing up a lot of projects that have been started already such as:

ยท      How to… Booklet

ยท      Holiday Cards for Seniors

ยท      Math Mysteries: Case of the Magnificent Growth Mindset and Case of the Poisonous Pizza

ยท      Finishing our Chapter Book: Wishtree by Katherine Applegate

ยท      Word Work Spelling Test on Thursday, December 22nd (check Google Classroom for list)

As well as a few fun Holiday activities! ๐ŸŽ„

๐Ÿฅถ Stay Warm Everyone & See You Tomorrow! ๐Ÿงค๐Ÿงฃ ๐Ÿงฆ 


Woodbineโ€™s Winter Wonderland of Giving

Please join us for an evening of giving back to others! You will also be able to enjoy singing some winter songs by a fire in the gymnasium. This event is coming up next week and we are still hoping for more donations.  Please check out a this sign up list for some of the items that are still needed. Feel free to sign up in the link below: 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0a45a9aa29a3f58-woodbine

 Food Bank Boxes Are Outside Our Doors

Students can start to fill the boxes up anytime from now until the last evening of December 15th. Non-perishable items only please.  The Food Bank will be picking up the boxes between the dates of December 16th and December 22nd. 

 

                                                

Dear Parents and Guardians, 

Our special Woodbine Winter Wonderland of Giving is coming up soon and even though our community has been SO generous so far, we are still in need of a few particular items. The items are listed below: 

  • Shoe laces 
  • Empty paper towel rolls 
  • Ping pong balls 
  • Colorful/pattern fancy duct tape  
  • Wooden rings or plastic rings โ€“ 50 mm (5cm)  

As always, we will be accepting donations listed below: New or Gently-Used Items (must be clean and in usable condition): 

  • Animal beds 
  • Towels & blankets 
  • Flat sheets 
  • Duvets/comforters (non-feather only) 
  • Animal Toys 
  • Enrichment puzzles, lick mats 
  • Cat posts & trees 
  • Food Dishes (metal or ceramic only) 
  • X-pens & crates 
  • Dry cat food (must be in original packaging) 
  • Hard-sided cat kennels 
  • Harnesses (two points of contact preferred) 
  • Double-ended leashes 

 New Only: 

  • Ziploc sandwich bags 
  • Peanut Butter 
  • Cheez Whiz 
  • 9v batteries 
  • AA batteries 
  • Rabbit supplies (due to RHDV in the community) 
  • Bird supplies (due to Avian Flu) 
  • Puppy pads 
  • Compostable poop bags 
  • Large rectangular litter boxes 
  • Litter scoops 
  • Dog and exotic animal food 

Thanks again for all your support! 

Yours truly,  

Grade 2/3 Team  ~ Jess, Tina, April, Jen, Jessica โ™ฅ๏ธ


December 11th     

Thursday, December 22nd will be our last day of school before our Winter Break. Grade 2 and 3s are welcome to wear their pajamas to school for the day! This is just an optional fun activity before we head off to celebrate the holidays with our families๐Ÿ˜Š

 Winter Break starts on Friday, December 23rd, 2022 until Sunday, January 8th of 2023 โ„๏ธ

This is what has been happening at school LAST WEEK:

๐Ÿ“ Writing

-       How to… Writing Booklet 

-       Printing Practice: Grade 2 Letter Cc, Grade 3 Cursive with Ms. Fournier

-       Word Work ~ CVC or double vowels or consonant words

-       Sight Word Spelling Test: Thursday, December 8th

๐Ÿ“š Reading

-       12 minutes of quiet reading for Daily 5: Read to Self

-       15 minutes of Read to Someone (Thursday only)

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

-       Building stamina with no water or bathroom breaks

-       Wishtree by Katherine Applegate: Chapters 41-46

๐Ÿ”ข Math

-       Counting to 100 (Grade 2)

-       Addition with a Number Line (Grade 2)

-       Adding with 10 and 100 (Grade 3)

-       Addition with regrouping (Grade 3)

๐Ÿป Health/PEW ~ Courage

-       Cup of Courage Activity

 

What we will be continuing to learn this week:

 ๐Ÿ“ Writing ~ How to Booklet, Printing Practice, Word Work, Holiday Riddles

๐Ÿ“š Reading ~ Listen to Reading, Read to Self: 12 minutes, Read to Someone: 15 minutes

๐Ÿ”ข Math ~ 2:Subtracting with a Number Line, 3:Subtraction with regrouping

๐ŸŒŽ Social Studies ~ Canadian Landscapes

โ„๏ธ Art ~ Snowflakes

๐Ÿป Health/PEW ~ Courage is…

I almost cried yesterday when my husband told me that there is 14 DAYS left until Christmas! I cannot believe it and I am totally not prepared ๐Ÿ˜ž Hopefully, you are all ready and excited to sit by the TV fireplace, snuggle and watch movies ๐Ÿฟ

 


December 4th    

๐Ÿ–๐ŸผDaily 5: Word Work Practice

I have sent home all students a list of words from the Fry Sight Words. There is an actual Calendar provided for you to follow as well each week until Winter Break. We are going to work on Thursdays with new sight words doing Rainbow Writing for the month of December. Please try to practice one word each day and relax over the weekend (if you want). I have posted some of the suggested activities on our Google Classroom page if unsure of what to do. There is also a copy of the Fry Lists and your childโ€™s sight word calendar. However, I will continue to teach each activity each month until Spring Break.

โ˜ƒ๏ธ December ~ Rainbow Writing (colouring a specific phonetic skill with one colour)

โ„๏ธ January ~ Building Words: Bubble OR Block Letters

โค๏ธ February ~ Waterfall Words

๐ŸŒˆ March ~ Upper & Lower Case Letters/Worksheet Activity

โ˜”๏ธ April ~ All 4 activities to be completed within a 25-minute working period.


Woodbineโ€™s Winter Wonderland of Giving

Please join us for an evening of giving back to others! You will also be able to enjoy singing some winter songs by a fire in the gymnasium. This event is coming up next week and we are still hoping for more donations.  Please check out a this sign up list for some of the items that are still needed. Feel free to sign up in the link below: 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0a45a9aa29a3f58-woodbine

Food Bank Boxes Are Outside Our Doors

Students can start to fill the boxes up anytime from now until the last evening of December 15th. Non-perishable items only please.  The Food Bank will be picking up the boxes between the dates of December 16th and December 22nd. 

Library

Students have been learning how to sign in and out their own library books in the last two weeks. Please remember to br return ALL library books on Tuesdays so that your child can take out new books on Wednesday or Thursday!

 

This is what has been happening at school LAST WEEK:

 ๐Ÿ“ Writing

-       How to… Writing

-       Printing Practice: Grade 2 Letter Bb, Grade 3 Cursive with Ms. Fournier

-       Word Work ~ CVC words

-       Word Ladders: Brrr! And Directions

-       Sight Word Spelling Test: Thursday, December 8th

๐Ÿ“š Reading

-       9 minutes of quiet reading for Daily 5: Read to Self

-       15 minutes of Read to Someone (Thursday only)

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

-       Building stamina with no water or bathroom breaks

-       Wishtree by Katherine Applegate: Chapters 30-40

๐Ÿ”ข Math

-       Reading and Writing Word Problems

-       Number Patterns

๐ŸŒŽ Social Studies

-       Canadian Landscapes: The Prairies

๐Ÿป Health/PEW ~ Courage

-       Be Brave Little Penguin by Giles Andreae

-       I AM COURAGE by Susan Verde

-       Cup of Courage Activity

๐Ÿง Birthdays

We celebrated our November Birthdays on Wednesday with a song and some slime!

Happy Birthday to these students in our classroom ๐Ÿ’š

 Edward ~ November 4th

 Malych ~ November 23rd

  

What we will be continuing to learn this week:

๐Ÿ“ Writing ~ How to Booklet, Printing Practice, Word Ladders, Word Work

๐Ÿ“š Reading ~ Listen to Reading, Read to Self: 12 minutes, Read to Someone: 15 minutes

๐Ÿ”ข Math ~ Addition

๐ŸŒŽ Social Studies ~ Canadian Landscapes

๐Ÿงฒ Science ~ Magnet Experiments

โ„๏ธ Art ~ Snowflakes

๐Ÿป ๐ŸŒฑ Health/PEW ~ Finish our Cup of Courage, The Bad Seed by Jory John

๐Ÿ“– Chapter Book ~ Wishtree by Katherine Applegate: Chapter 41 to 46

See you all tomorrow! I cannot believe that we only have 3 more weeks until Winter Break ๐Ÿ˜ฒ



Winter Break Reminder โ„๏ธ December 23rd, 2022 to January 8th, 2023

Last day of school before Winter Break is on Thursday, December 22nd โ˜ƒ๏ธ

School Resumes on Monday, January 9th ๐ŸŽ’


November 30th   

Thank you, families, for coming in or visiting me online last week! If you were unable to attend our November Parent Teacher Conferences and would like to check in, please contact me through email:

amjohansen@cbe.ab.ca

Woodbineโ€™s Winter Wonderland of Giving

It is coming up and we are looking for some more donations.  A parent in our school has created a sign up for some of the items.  Feel free to sign up in the link below: 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0a45a9aa29a3f58-woodbine

Food Bank Boxes Are Outside Our Doors

Students can start to fill the boxes up anytime from now until the last evening of December 15th. Non-perishable items only please.  The Food Bank will be picking up the boxes between the dates of December 16th and December 22nd. 

 

This is what has been happening at school LAST WEEK:

๐Ÿ“ Writing

-       Procedural/Instructional Writing

-       Listen to Reading

-       Printing Practice

-       Word Work

-       Word Ladders

๐Ÿ“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

-       Wishtree by Katherine Applegate: Chapters 23-30

๐Ÿ”ข Math

-       Reading and Writing Numbers

-       Ordinal Numbers

๐ŸŒŽ Social Studies

-       Canadian Landscapes: The Prairies

-       Grain Elevators

๐Ÿงฒ Science

-       Magnet Experiments

 

What we will be starting to learn this week:

๐Ÿ“ Writing ~ How to… Writing, Printing Practice, Word Work, Word Ladders

๐Ÿ“š Reading ~ Listen to Reading, Read to Self: Finish our 9 minutes and moving onto 12 minutes

๐Ÿ”ข Math ~ Reading and Writing Word Problems, Number Patterns (repeated addition) 

๐ŸŒŽ Social Studies ~ Canadian Landscapes: Climate, Natural Resources

๐Ÿงฒ Science ~ Magnets continued 

๐ŸŽจ Art ~ Coast Salish Art Polar Bear

๐Ÿป Health/PEW ~ Courage

๐Ÿ“– Chapter Book ~ Wishtree by Katherine Applegate: Chapters 30-40

I am so sorry for the delayed Blog post families!  We will be starting our Word Work tomorrow using Fry's sight word lists and I will be sending home a list for practice. Students will only be expected to practice 5 sight words each week and 5 bonus words (common classroom words) with a spelling test on the following week. (December 8th) 

Thanks for your patience ๐Ÿ˜‰


November 20th  

๐Ÿ“Œ There is NO SCHOOL this Friday due to Parent Teacher Conferences๐Ÿšซ

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 โ€“ 5:00-8:00 PM             IN PERSON CONFERENCES ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿซ

Gr K-6                   Fri, Nov 25 โ€“ 8:00am-12:00pm            VIRTUAL CONFERENCES ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผโ€๐Ÿ’ป

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:

๐Ÿ“ 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?

๐Ÿ“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

๐Ÿ”ข Math

-       Patterns

๐ŸŒŽ Social Studies

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

๐Ÿงฒ Science

-       Magnets

 

What we will be starting to learn this week: 

๐Ÿ“ Writing ~ Procedural/Instructional Writing, Listen to Reading, Printing Practice, Word Word and Word Ladders

๐Ÿ“šReading ~ Listen to Reading, Read to Self: 9 minutes

๐Ÿ”ข Math ~ Reading and Writing Numbers, Ordinal Numbers

๐ŸŒŽ Social Studies ~ Canadian Landscapes: The Prairies

๐Ÿงฒ Science ~ Magnets

๐ŸŽจ Art ~ Grain Elevators 

๐Ÿ˜€ Health/PEW ~ Courage

๐Ÿ“– Chapter Book ~ Wishtree by Katherine Applegate Chapters 23-30

 

Enjoy your night and have a great sleep everyone!  ๐Ÿ›Œ



โ„๏ธ Woodbine's Winter Wonderland of Giving โ„๏ธ

On Thursday, December 15th, our school is hosting Woodbineโ€™s Winter Wonderland of Giving.  As a Grade โ…” 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

โค๏ธ 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 ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป As audience members, everyone in our class showed a great amount of respect and consideration during this somber assembly! Super Job Room 11๐Ÿ˜‰


โ„๏ธ Woodbineโ€™s Winter Wonderland of Giving will take place on Thursday, December 15th

More Information will be provided soon!


๐Ÿ“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 โ€“ 5:00-8:00 PM            IN PERSON CONFERENCES ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿซ

Gr K-6                   Fri, Nov 25 โ€“ 8:00am-12:00pm                VIRTUAL CONFERENCES ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผโ€๐Ÿ’ป

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:

๐Ÿ“ Writing

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

-       Word Ladders

๐Ÿ“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

๐Ÿ”ข Math

-       Patterns: Core and Attributes

๐ŸŒŽ Social Studies

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

 

What we will be starting to learn this week:

๐Ÿ“ Writing ~ Instructional Writing, Printing Practice, Word Ladders

๐Ÿ“š Reading ~ Listen to Reading, Read to Self: 9 minutes

๐Ÿ”ข Math ~ Number Patterns

๐ŸŒŽ Social Studies ~ Canadian Landscapes: The Prairies

๐Ÿงฒ Science ~ Magnets: Attract and Repel

โ„๏ธ Art ~ Paper Snowflakes

๐ŸŒฑ Health/PEW ~ Courage and Making Good Choices: The Bad Seed by Jory John

๐Ÿ“– Chapter Book ~ Wishtree by Katherine Applegate Chapters 22-27

 

โ˜€๏ธIt is at least a sunny day even though there is a lot of snow still on the ground! Go out and build a snowmanโ›„๏ธ



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 ๐Ÿ˜‰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:

๐Ÿ“ Writing

-       Halloween or Fall (their choice) writing

-       Raz Kids Levelled Test

-       Word Ladders

๐Ÿ“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

๐Ÿ”ข 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

๐Ÿงฒ Science

-       Finish up Rock Testing

-       KWL about Magnets

๐ŸŒŽ Social Studies

-       Canada Scavenger Hunt


What we will be starting to learn this week:

๐Ÿ“ Writing ~ Finish โ€œAfter Holiday Writingโ€, Remembrance Day, Printing Practice

๐Ÿ“š Reading ~ Listen to Reading, Read to Self: 9 minutes

๐Ÿ”ข Math ~ Number Printing Practice and Addition Games

Grade 2: Patterns

Grade 3: Finish Expanded Form, Patterns

๐ŸŒŽ Social Studies ~ Canadian Landscapes

๐Ÿงฒ Science ~ Magnets

๐ŸŽจ Art ~ Poppies

๐Ÿ˜€ Health/PEW ~ Courage and Making Good Choices: The Bad Seed by Jory John

๐Ÿ“– Chapter Book ~ Wishtree by Katherine Applegate Chapters 16-20

 

๐Ÿงค๐ŸงฃDress well and stay warm my friends! ๐ŸŒฌ โ„๏ธ

 



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

๐ŸŽƒ 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.

๐Ÿ‚ ๐ŸŒจ 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. Donโ€™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! 

๐Ÿฅพ ๐Ÿงฃ ๐Ÿงค


This is what has been happening at school LAST WEEK:

๐Ÿ“ Writing

-       Diwali ~ Binnyโ€™s Diwali by Thrity Umrigar

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

-       Personal Narrative Writing

-       Compliments for Francis 

 ๐Ÿ“š Reading ~ Read to Self

-       6 minutes of quiet reading

-       Picking 3 JUST RIGHT books

-       No breaks for washroom or water unless an emergency

๐Ÿ”ข 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

๐Ÿง—๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ Science

-       Rock Testing: Colour, Texture

๐ŸŒŽ Social Studies

-       A look into Indiaโ€™s Diwali celebration

๐Ÿ˜‰ Health/PEW

-       โ€œClark the Sharkโ€ by Bruce Hale

-       โ€œWhat if everybody did that?โ€ by Ellen Javernick

-       Talking about Respect and writing: Respect is…

๐Ÿฅณ Birthdays

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

Happy Birthday to these students in our classroom ๐Ÿงก

Gracelyan ~ October 7th 

Ali ~ October 8th 

Ava ~ October 18th 


What we will be starting to learn this week:

๐Ÿ“Writing ~ Halloween Visualization, Holiday Writing, Personal Narrative

๐Ÿ“šReading ~ Raz Kids, Read to Self: counting by 3s so moving up to 9 minutes

๐Ÿ”ขMath ~ Math Mystery: Halloween & Cursed Classroom

Grade 2: How many More?, Patterns

Grade 3: Expanded Form, Patterns

๐ŸŒŽSocial Studies ~ Canada and The Land

๐Ÿงฒ Science ~ Finish Rock Testing, Magnets

๐ŸปHealth/PEW ~ Courage

๐Ÿ“–Chapter Book ~ Wishtree by Katherine Applegate 11-15

 

Wish me luck tomorrow! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Just kidding, I am excited about Halloween day and the rest of the week with the everyone! 


๐ŸŽƒ 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: 

๐ŸŽƒ 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


๐Ÿ’ณ 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.

๐Ÿ“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! ๐Ÿ˜‰

๐ŸŽƒ 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! 

๐Ÿฅœ 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:

๐Ÿ“ 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

๐Ÿ“š Reading ~ Read to Self

-       6 minutes of quiet reading

-       Picking 3 JUST RIGHT books

-       No breaks for washroom or water unless an emergency 

๐Ÿ”ข Math

-       Tens and Ones: Grade 2

-       Adding Tens and Ones: Grade 3

-       Playing a Base Tens Blocks Game called Cha Ching

 โ›…๏ธ ๐Ÿง—๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ Science

-       The Rock Cycle 

-       Weathering, Erosion, Deposition

๐ŸŒŽ Social Studies

-       Finish Me on a Map

๐Ÿฅš Health/PEW

-       The Good Egg by Jory John

-       What things are good and bad for me 

๐Ÿ“– 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 ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿซ โ˜•๏ธ 


October 16th

We are heading into an actual full week of school which has not happened since the 3rd week of September! Iโ€™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:

โœ๏ธ Writing

-       What did you do on the Thanksgiving Long Weekend?

-       Punctuation Sentences:  . ! ?

๐Ÿ“š Reading ~ Read to Self

-       6 minutes of quiet reading

-       Looking at my own book

-       I am building STAMINA

๐Ÿ”ข Math

-       Place Value Robots

-       More, Fewer or Less: Grade 2

-       Counting On Practice: Grade 3 

๐Ÿง—๐Ÿฟโ€โ™‚๏ธ Science

-       Rocks and Soil

-       The Rock Cycle 

๐ŸŒŽ Social Studies

-       Me on a Map

๐Ÿ˜€ Health/PEW

-       The Good Egg by Jory John

-       Taking care of ourselves

๐Ÿ“– Chapter Book: Wishtree by Katherine Applegate

-       3 & 4

 

What we will be starting to learn this week:

โœ๏ธ Writing ~ Robot Writing, Free Write Fridays

๐Ÿ“š Reading ~ Read to Self: 6 minutes

๐Ÿ”ข Math ~ Finish up Place Value Robots

-       Tens and Ones: Grade 2

-       Adding Tens and Ones: Grade 3

๐ŸŒŽ Social Studies~ Canada Scavenger Hunt, Canadian Communities

๐Ÿž Science ~ Erosion, Minerals, Testing Rocks/Minerals

๐Ÿฅš Health/PEW ~ Mental Health, Making Good Choices for ourselves

๐ŸŽจ Art ~ A Fall Tree

๐Ÿ“– Chapter Book ~ Wishtree by Katherine Applegate, Chapters 5 to 10

 

Enjoy your Sunday night! Tonight, I am heading to the pumpkin patch with my family๐ŸŽƒ




October 10th 

Happy Thanksgiving to Room 11 Families! 

I hope everyone has enjoyed the extra days off to appreciate family and being together ๐Ÿ˜‰

Tomorrow is PICTURE DAY for students ๐Ÿ“ธ

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:

๐Ÿ“ 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

๐Ÿ”ข 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 

๐Ÿ“– 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 

๐ŸŒŽ Social Studies

-  This is my continent! ~ North America

-  This is my world! ~ Earth 

๐Ÿง—๐Ÿฟโ€โ™‚๏ธ Science 

- 3 Types of Rocks: Igenous, Metamorphic, Sedimentary 

โœ๏ธ Art

-  Orange Shirt Day: How to draw a feather

๐Ÿ“šChapter Book

- Wishtree by Katherine Applegate: Chapters 1-3 

This week: 

โœ๏ธ Writing about our Long Weekend, writing about our Place Value Robot, Basic Sentences: Punctuation 

๐Ÿ”ข Number Sense: More, Few, Less, Creating Place Value Robots 

๐Ÿง—๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ The Rock Cycle and we will try to get into Erosion and Deposition

๐Ÿ“– Read to Self: 6 minutes 

๐ŸŒŽ Finishing up all of our Me on a Map Circles 

๐Ÿ˜Œ Emotional Well-Being 

๐ŸŽจ Halloween and Tree Art 

๐Ÿ“š Chapter Book: Wishtree by Katherine Applegate 


See you tomorrow at 8:55am! Enjoy your dinner or the many leftovers you may have ๐Ÿฆƒ



October 1st

๐Ÿ‘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!

๐Ÿงก 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:

๐Ÿ“ 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

๐Ÿ”ข Math

-       Place Value Continued

๐Ÿ“– 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 

๐ŸŒŽ 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 

๐Ÿ’ป 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

โœ๏ธ Art

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

๐Ÿฅณ Birthdays

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

-       Happy Birthday to Hannah in our class๐Ÿ’œ ~ September 26th

 

๐Ÿ“Œ Important Dates to Remember in October 2022 ๐Ÿ‚

๐Ÿ“ธ PICTURE DAY ๐Ÿ˜€

Tuesday, October 11th

๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ 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

๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿพโ€โ™‚๏ธTerry Fox Run Tomorrow

Remember to check the weather and dress appropriately. 

Wear comfortable shoes for the walk. ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ

Bring a water bottle to keep us hydrated ๐Ÿ’ฆ

If needed, a hat and or sunglasses to protect us from the heat ๐Ÿงข ๐Ÿ•ถ

We will be heading out in the afternoon to accomplish what Terry started ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

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 



๐Ÿงก 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. 



๐Ÿ‘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 ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿซ

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:

โœ๏ธ 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!

๐Ÿ“– Reading ~ Read to Self

-       3 minutes only

-       Continuing to build Stamina

-       Everyone is doing a GREAT job at following expectations!

๐Ÿ”ข Math ~ Math Mystery: The Case of the Bad Superhero

-       Finishing up some of the Numeracy Tests

-       Simple Addition and Subtraction

-       Place Value 

๐Ÿง—๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ 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*

๐ŸŒŽ 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!

๐Ÿ– 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


๐Ÿ“Œ Important Dates Coming Up

๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿพโ€โ™‚๏ธTerry Fox Run ~ Wednesday, September 28th

๐Ÿงก Orange Shirt Day ~ Thursday, September 29th

๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ NO SCHOOL ~ Friday, September 30th: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation


September 16, 2022

 Hereโ€™s a look at some of the work students are doing in Room 11!


โœ๏ธ 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?

๐Ÿ”ข 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.

๐ŸŒŽ Social Studies

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

๐Ÿง—๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ 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

Trudyโ€™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!

๐Ÿ“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 personโ€™s book

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

4.     No bathroom breaks (unless itโ€™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

๐Ÿ“– Chapter Book

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

๐Ÿ“˜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. 

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป 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

 

๐Ÿ’ป 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

 

๐Ÿ“Œ Next Friday, September 23rd ~ NO SCHOOL due to Meet the Teacher conferences

Have a great weekend ๐Ÿ˜‰



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 โ€“ 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: 
ยท         Log into the PowerSchool Parent Portal at MyCBE > myCBE Apps > my School Conferences
ยท         Click on โ€œBook a new Conference nowโ€
ยท         Select your student
ยท         Select the correct conference
ยท         The default teacher will auto-populate โ€“ select a different one from the drop-down if needed
ยท         Choose how you will attend the conference โ€“ ONLINE or IN-PERSON
ยท         Select the date and time
ยท         Select the option to receive a reminder the day before the meeting.  Type in the cell phone number and cell phone provider
ยท         Select BOOK CONFERENCE โ€“ Important โ€“ 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
ยท         Once the booking is successful the booking dashboard will display a summary of your conference booking
ยท         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 โ€“ the link to connect to your conference is โ€œJoin Microsoft Teams Meetingโ€. 
 
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! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

 

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

๐Ÿ“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 childโ€™s need too! ๐Ÿค“

๐Ÿ“– 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!

๐Ÿ“ 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 โ€œhow many letters are in your name?โ€. Then asked to show these numbers in different ways, for example, using ten frames, pictures, words or tally marks.

๐Ÿ”ข Numeracy

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

 

For Future Reference:

๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ ๐ŸฅœAllergies

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

 ๐Ÿฅณ 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 โ€œHappy Birthdayโ€ and offer a small gift to your child! If you would like to provide something for your childโ€™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!

๐Ÿ–๐Ÿผ 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.

๐ŸŽง 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 appreciated๐Ÿ˜‰  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 ๐Ÿ˜ƒ



August 31, 2022 ~ Welcome to Room 11! 

Please check out my Welcome Letter in the Resources Tab โžก๏ธ


๐Ÿ– 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: 

๐Ÿ’ง a water bottle 

๐Ÿฅ’ ๐ŸŒ healthy snacks for morning and afternoon(if needed) 

๐Ÿ‘Ÿ indoor shoes (to remain at school) 

๐Ÿฅช ๐Ÿงƒ ๐Ÿช a delicious lunch *๐ŸฅœNut Free Please, we DO have a peanut allery in our class*


๐Ÿ”” 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 


๐Ÿ“Œ Reminder ~ Long Weekend 

NO SCHOOL on Monday, September 5, 2022 

Back to school on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 at 8:55am ๐ŸŽ’


SEE YOU IN SEPTEMBER ๐ŸŽ

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