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September 19
Weekly update

Hello families!

I hope you are enjoying our changing season! It sure is feeling more like fall with cool nights and cooler days.  Here are some reminders and homework items for this week:

  • ​15 minutes of French reading each night: Practice makes progress! Research shows that students who read at least 15 minutes a day make accelerated progress in reading. We have been exploring the classroom library and many students have discovered small chapter-book series they really enjoy reading. Please remember to have your child record the minutes they read each night in their agenda.
  • ​ The annual DFS catalogue fundraiser packets were set home last week. Please help us work together to fundraise for various PSS initiatives!
  • If you have not yet sent in your $40 fee for school supplies, please do as soon as possible.
  • Student Council elections for classroom representatives will be held Monday, September 24th. Students interested in running should prepare a short speech for Monday explaining what qualities would make them a good leader. Student Council will meet every Thursday at noon.
  • Student Vote: Students will also have the opportunity to "vote" in the Provincial Election Monday, September 24th. Student Vote is an organization that encourages the education and participation of youth in the democratic progress. We will be discussing election news and issues of interest to them throughout the week. We encourage you to discuss with your child at home as well. http://studentvote.ca/nb2018/

 

Upcoming dates:

  • Monday, October 1st: Picture Day!
  • Tuesday October 2nd: Character Development Assembly (Awareness)​
September 17
Updates and Reminders for September 17-21, 2018

Dear Parents and Families,

Here are the updates and reminders for this week:

1) DFS School-wide fundraiser-please encourage your family and friends to look at the catalogue and place an order online or on your child's form. Our school benefits from all the money raised! Please help Park Street School continue to be the Best Possible Place to grow.  Forms and payment due Friday, September 28th.

2) School Pictures with Harvey Studios on October 1st, 2018. Smile!

3) Reading-please have your child read to you for 15 minutes in French each evening Monday to Thursday, when possible.

Update:

Français: Students are working on reviewing classroom objects, days of the week, months of the year, weather, colours, numbers to 100. They are working on a new unit on Healthy Eating and are writing about their likes and dislikes. Students may practice using website links on my teacher page!

****Yellow duotang: I will send home a yellow duotang weekly with sight words/French sounds to review at home that we have learned in class. Your child should read them to you, pracrtice writing it on a cue card, etc. Thank you for helping your child review their French words and sounds.  

J'aime les fruits (Allain Le Lait)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJ03KjwiIVM

Math: Students are working on numbers to 100, skip counting, and using Base ten blocks and one hundred charts. They can review this song on saying their numbers to 100 in French.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmCize5EwbU

Follow Mme Conn on Twitter for photos of learning activities! 

@Peachykeen76

September 17
This week in 1A

Bonjour les familles,

I hope you had a great week end, and a huge MERCI to those of you who popped in to Dolan's Saturday afternoon to see me play!  I absolutely love seeing my students enjoying music and singing and dancing along!

Here's what's up this week in 1A:

No important dates for this week, but here are a few upcoming dates for those of you who like to mark your calendars in advance...

Friday, September 28th - Fundraiser over.  Please do your best to sell a few items to support all the amazing things we do for our children here at Park Street. Every little bit helps 😊

Monday, October 1st - Picture Day!!  Also, a multicultural presentation for students in the morning.

Language Arts:  We continue to learn sentence structures, colors, classroom objects, and personal statements about age, eyes, hair family etc.  We are working really hard on learning the French alphabet, so I would like to see families checking out some French alphabet youtube videos at home to help support learning.  There are some web links on my Park Street teacher page.

Math:  Numbers to 20 😊 and counting by 1, 2, 5, 10 and backwards.

I will be sending home some alphabet and number games you can play at home with your child.

Have a great week,

Mme A


alphabet:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LYy3P2okyw

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French alphabet song - L'alphabet en Français Music & Animations by Alain Le Lait ©2011 http://www.yadeeda.com This song is from the CD 'C'est Si Bon' ©2002 Other ...

numbers to 20:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsEz58BblMY

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Les chiffres de 1 a 20 (French numbers 1 to 20) ©2011 alain le lait http://www.yadeeda.com Un, deux, trois, quatre, cinq, six, sept Huit, neuf, dix Onze, douze ...​

September 16
Welcome and Update

Hello families,

 
I am thrilled to have your child in my class this year and look forward to a year of fun and learning together!
 
For the past two weeks we have been focusing on review of end of year grade 3FI outcomes such as: sentence structures, sounds, story retells and numbers in French.  We have also been concentrating on establishing routines and class norms as well as discussing our interests and learning preferences.  Your child should be bringing home a French book each night to continue practicing reading aloud and doing a quick retell of the story.
 
This coming week, we will be starting small group guided reading.  Our focus in literacy will be on reading various biographies and discussing the features of these texts.  Students will start planning their own autobiography (physical description, family, interests etc).  Students will use graphic organizers to plan this work.  I will be modeling this writing with my own autobiography.  We will be paying close attention to capitalization and punctuation as well as using paragraphs to organize our writing.
 
In math, we will be starting our unit on patterns and relations.  Students will be exploring a variety of increasing and decreasing number and shape patterns and using a pattern rule to describe these patterns. For example: À partir de _________ ajoute/enlève _________ chaque fois. (Starting with _______ add/subtract ________ each time.)  You can help your child at home by identifying and describing patterns you see around your house or neighborhood.  You can also practice skip counting both backwards and forwards by 2, 3, 4, 5, 10 etc.
 
In health, we are learning about strategies to help us be at our best by exploring our physical, emotional and social health.  This week we will discuss specific strategies we can use to help us feel calm when we feel scared, frustrated or sad.
 
Have a wonderful week! 
 
Mme Sheehan
September 16
Tips for Reading at Home

​Check out the following tips and tricks to get the most out of your home reading time!

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September 16
Weekly Update

Hello families!

I hope you all had a chance to enjoy the amazing weather and take in some Harvest J&B festivities​ over the weekend. Here are the reminders and homework items for this week:

  • ​15 minutes of French reading each night: Practice makes progress! Research has consistently shown that students who read at least 15 minutes a day make accelerated progress in reading (click here for more details). We have been exploring the classroom library and many students have discovered small chapter-book series they really enjoy reading. Please remember to have your child record the minutes they read each night in their agenda.

  • ​Practice basic math facts: Basic facts fluency is to math as sight words are to reading! The more quickly students can recall basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts, the more easily they will be able to solve more complex equations. On ClassDojo I've posed students' results for how many addition equations they were able to solve in 5 minutes. This will serve as a benchmark to see how their fluency improves over the course of the school year. Students will be bringing home a form explaning how you can use Xtra-Math.org to practice basic facts, however there are many other options available including flash cards and a few card games students are familiar with.

  • The annual DFS catalogue fundraiser packets were set home last week. Please help us work together to fundraise for various PSS initiatives!

  • If you have not yet sent in your $40 fee for school supplies, please do as as soon as possible.

  • Student Council elections for classroom representatives will be held Monday, September 24th. Students interested in running should prepare a short speach for Monday explaining what qualities would make them a good leader. Student Council will meet every Thursday at noon.

  • Student Vote: Students will also have the opportunity to "vote" in the Provincial Election Monday, September 24th. Student Vote is an organization that encourages the education and participation of youth in the democratic progress. We will be discussing election news and issues of interest to them throughout the week. We encourage you to discuss with your child at home as well.
Upcoming dates:
  • Monday, October 1st: Picture Day!
  • Tuesday October 2nd: Character Development Assembly (Awareness)
Have a great week!

September 11
Welcome Back to School! September 10-14th, 2018

Bonjour les familles de 2ième année Mme Conn,

 Here are the updates and homework items for this week:

1) Meet the Teacher is Tuesday, September 11th, 2018 at 5:00-6:30PM in the school cafeteria. Free cornboil open to all Park Street Families! 

2) DFS School Fundraiser-catalogues are being sent home yesterday and today. Please try to order a few items if possible and encourage family members to do the same. Order forms and cheques due September 28th!

3) Reading-each evening Mon-Thursday in French with or to a parent for 20 minutes.

4) School Pictures October 1st with Harvey Studios. Mark your calendar.

5) Student fee $40.00 please pay by Sept 14th Cashless schools online or cheque to Mme Conn.

6) Student profile forms-please return forms to Mme Conn in your child's communication bag by Sept 14th. 

Thank you! If you have any questions, or any information I should know about your child's afterschool care, allergies, medical info, etc, please let me know. amy.conn@nbed.nb.ca

 

Merci!

Mme Amy Conn 

September 10
Weekly update

Hello families,

Welcome back to another week. We are now back into routine and beginning to dive into some review of what we have learned for reading and writing in grade 4. Here are the homework items and reminders for this week:

  • ​Meet the Teacher corn boil Tuesday, Sept 11th from 5:00 to 6:30
  • DFS fundraiser packages are being sent home today. Please help us synergize to raise funds to support our school initiatives.
  • If you have not yet paid your school supplies fee ($40), you may do so using SchoolCash online or by sending in cash/cheque
  • There are still a few data collection forms missing. Please check your child's bag.
Have a great week!​
September 10
Weekly Update

Hello families,

Welcome back to another week. We are now back into routine and beginning to dive into some review of what we have learned for reading and writing in grade 4. Here are the homework items and reminders for this week:

  • ​Meet the Teacher corn boil Tuesday, Sept 11th from 5:00 to 6:30
  • DFS fundraiser packages are being sent home today. Please help us synergize to raise funds to support our school initiatives.
  • If you have not yet paid your school supplies fee ($40), you may do so using SchoolCash online or by sending in cash/cheque
  • There are still a few data collection forms missing. Please check your child's communication bag.
Have a great week!


September 06
Bon retour!

Hello families!

Welcome back everyone! I am very happy to be here at Park Street School teaching Grade 5Fi. Here are a few things to keep in mind for the first week back:

  • School fees ($40): This year our class purchased all the school supplies necessary to take a little stress off of families. Please use School Cash (see directions attached) to send in your school fees.

  • Data Collection Forms: Students will be bringing home a variety of forms to fill out and complete. 
  • Drop by our Open House Tuesday, September 11th from 5:00 - 6:30 pm to check out our classroom and meet the PSS Staff!
Looking forward to working with you all through out the school year!​

Merci!

Mme Whalen
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