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May 29
Week of May 29th

Week of May 29th

 

As you can see from the list below, our school year isn’t winding down. Instead we have lots of fun and learning going on in the next few weeks. Check out the list so you don’t miss out on any of the festivities!

 

June 6-  Kidsing performance

June 7-  Bike Rodeo (see below)

June 9-  Jump Day (Assembly at 1pm)

June 13- Kindergarten Picnic—permission slip and information to follow

June 15- Raindate for Kindergarten Picnic

June 16- School-wide Showcase and Picnic

June 19- K-2 Field Day (students need to dress appropriately for outdoor activities)

June 22- End of year class party

June 23- Last day of school J

 

More Information:

June 7th, 2016 from 1:30-2:00: Bike Rodeo in the school parking lot. Students are to bring their bikes and helmets and come and learn some safe riding tips from a member of the Fredericton City Police. This is an important event as it is now that time of year when students are out on their bikes… safety is #1!! (Raindate:  June 8th)

June 16th Showcase and school picnic: We will be hosting a schoolwide showcase and picnic on Friday, June 16th.  More details to follow.   

 

June 22- End of year class party

Please let me know what you can send in:

Sandwiches, crackers/cheese, veggies/dip, fruit, drinking boxes, chips/cheezies, cupcakes, cookies, paper plates/napkins

 

June 23rd The last day of school.​

May 29
A piece of unedited work from an author in our room

The Cottage

 

yay I said after school I’m going to the cottage!!! First we had lunch, then me, gramma and pa were on our way to the cottage. We played some gams on the way to the cottage. When we arivived we unpacked. Then packed up the conoe and set off across the lake. When we got across the lake I got out of the canoe first ,granma got out secent then pa got out third. Then sombody came over who is that?!?! I wondered. Then pa told me who he is. Meanwill the bugs are horible out there! When he left we went fishing the fish were jumping but they didn’t take the biat. Next we went on a hike up the mountain to the top. We had to go throw rocks then we went to a beaver pond. After we got back to the cottage we started a fire when my grampa cooked chees burgers. After we had the delectable cheese burgers. We whent across the river. We got in the car and went to an ice cream shop I got cokie dow ice cream then I went back to my home then I thought of the cottage.​ 

May 29
Week of May 29th

* The students should work on their project this week.  Next week, they can bring their project in class. 

* All library books should be returned to school tomorrow.

* Board games for grade 3FI classes on Thursday.  Students can bring in their own board games.

May 27
Additional Information
May 26
Home-School Link for the Week of May 29th
Home-School Link  for week of May 29
 
HOMEWORK (nightly)
Reading:                                                                               
“Good-fit” take- home book
Raz-Kids  www.kidsa-z.com
        Have your child provide a retell of the main events. Look for words containing a sound team
       and make a list to practice reading and spelling. Encourage your child to read with expression! Point out how quotation marks mean someone is talking and that we may have to change our tone of voice to match the speaker. Also, be watching for question marks, exclamation marks, and/or words printed in bold or all uppercase letters which usually indicates that the reader should be using expression and/or changing tone of voice.
        Practice all sight words on the grade one list. These will be the “no excuse” spelling words for grade two
      
LIBRARY-return books by Wednesday
 
MATH FACTS TO 18 The goal is not for students to memorize facts, however, it is great if they understand the strategy so well that some facts are now memorized. The important skill is to use strategies (counting-on, doubles, doubles plus/minus 1, making 10,etc.). When you are practicing with your child at home, make sure you talk about what strategy he/she is using. You may need to give reminders such as, you should be able to figure that one out because you know the strategy of doubles plus one or how can we figure this one out? What strategy could we use?
 
ABC Countdown continues…the children may wear a hat on Tuesday.
 
Refer to last week’s page for concepts to practice ( if necessary)
 
 Additional Information for June
 7th - Bike Rodeo 1:30-2:30 (Rain date June 14th)- see school page for details
 15th -last day for cafeteria
16th -School Picnic and showcase (more info to follow)
23rd Last day of school
 
May 26
Grade 2 Week at a Glance (May 29-June 2)

Grade 2 Mrs. Waugh
Week at a Glance (May 29-June 2)
 
      Nightly  Read good-fit books/Raz Kids. Have your child provide a retell of the main events. *****June benchmark for reading- Students need to be reading books at level K/L independently, fluently, and with good comprehension*****
Library – Pack library books Tuesday to be returned Wednesday.  This will be the last week for signing out books.
 
Literacy:
       Practice/review all sight words and Sound Teams. If your child can read all of the sight words, have him/her try spelling them or writing them in a sentence.
Reading: Expression
·        Encourage your child to read with expression! Point out how quotation marks mean someone is talking and that we may have to change our tone of voice to match the speaker. Also, be watching for question marks, exclamation marks, and/or words printed in bold or all uppercase letters which usually indicates that the reader should be using expression and/or changing tone of voice.
Word Family:  There will be no new word families.  We will review for the remainder of the year.
 
Writing:  Non-fiction writing - The students will be researching information about an animal and writing a report. 
 
Math:  We will continue to explore measurement.  Your child will be learning to
·         Estimate, measure, and compare lengths using non-standard units, such as paper clips, straws, snap cubes, popsicle sticks etc.
·         Estimate, measure, and compare height using non-standard units.
·         Estimate, measure, and compare the distance around an object using non-standard units.
·         Estimate, measure, and compare masses using balance scales and non-standard units.
·         Solve everyday problems about measurement.
 
We will also be exploring geometry.  Your child will be learning to identify, describe, compare and construct 2D and 3D shapes.  They will also be learning to identify 2-D shapes as parts of 3-D objects in the environment.
Please continue to practice addition and subtraction facts (both single digit and double digit), both orally and with paper and pencil.
 
Practice Facts with answers to 20 and make sure your child is using strategies:
  • Counting-on and counting-back in their head (17+3, 20-2, etc.)
  • Counting-on and back using fingers (13+5, 18-6, etc.)
  • “Making 10” – For example, for 13+9, take 1 from 13 to make the 9 a 10, and13 is now 12. Now it is easy to solve because12+10 is 22! Students can think about those patterns we noticed on the 100 chart.
  • Doubles (7+7, 8+8, etc.)
  • Doubles plus/minus 1 and 2. For example, for 7+8, students know 7+7 =14, so 7 + 8 is just 1 more! (doubles plus one).  
Reminders/Important Dates:
Wednesday, June 7- Bike Rodeo 1:30-2:30 (Rain date June 14th)
Thursday, June 15-last day for cafeteria
Friday, June 16-School Picnic and showcase (more info to follow)
June 23-Last day of school
Be sure to ask your child about their letter activity for our ABC countdown! Your child may wear a hat to school on Tuesday, May 30 for “H Day” of our ABC countdown.
Homework will take on a different format beginning next week for the month of June. Stay tuned for more information!
Thanks and have a great week!
     
May 26
Grade 1 Week at a Glance (May 29-June 2)

Grade 1 Mrs. Waugh
Week at a Glance (May 29-June 2)
 
Tuesday Night:  Pack Library books to be returned Wednesday.  This will be the last week to check out books.
 
Nightly:
·        Read good-fit books. Have your child provide a retell of the main events. Also, when your child reads a word containing a sound team, point it out to him/her. Try keeping a running list of the sound team words you and your child find in his/her good-fit books to practice reading and spelling at home. *****June benchmark for reading- Students need to be reading books at level G independently, fluently, and with good comprehension*****
·        Practice all sight words and sound teams. If your child can read all of the sight words, have him/her try spelling them or writing them in a sentence.
  • The sight words for grade 1 will be their no excuse spelling words in grade 2. So, they could get a head start!
Reading: Expression
·        Encourage your child to read with expression! Point out how quotation marks mean someone is talking and that we may have to change our tone of voice to match the speaker. Also, be watching for question marks, exclamation marks, and/or words printed in bold or all uppercase letters which usually indicates that the reader should be using expression and/or changing tone of voice.
Word Family:  There will be no new word families.  We will review for the remainder of the year.
 
Writing:  Non-fiction writing - The students will continue researching information about an animal and writing a report. 
 
Math: Numbers to 100 /Measurement/Geometry
Continue as necessary:
·        Work on number reversals/formation.
·        Work on number line activities.
·        Work on 100 chart activities.
·        Work on before/after…..especially when it involves a new decade, for example after 49, after 89, before 60, before 40 etc.
·        We are continuing our unit on measurement. We worked on surface area-the amount of space taken up by an object and will work on capacity (how much something will hold) as well as mass (how much an object weighs).
Practice Facts with answers to 20 and make sure your child is using strategies:
  • Counting-on and counting-back in their head (17+3, 20-2, etc.)
  • Counting-on and back using fingers (13+5, 18-6, etc.)
  • “Making 10” – For example, for 13+9, take 1 from 13 to make the 9 a 10, and13 is now 12. Now it is easy to solve because12+10 is 22! Students can think about those patterns we noticed on the 100 chart.
  • Doubles (7+7, 8+8, etc.)
  • Doubles plus/minus 1 and 2. For example, for 7+8, students know 7+7 =14, so 7 + 8 is just 1 more! (doubles plus one).  
·       We will be beginning our Geometry unit in the coming weeks. Have your child practice recognizing and describing shapes/objects around the house. We use the analogy that “2D shapes are flat and 3D objects are fat”. For example, a ball would be considered a sphere, a die would be considered a cube, a flat sheet of loose-leaf would be considered a rectangle, etc. We will be using words like, roll, stack, slide, curves, edges, points, flat faces, vertices (our new word for corners), when describing shapes such as a cube, cone, sphere, cylinder, etc
·       Visit the following links to listen to some fun Geometry songs with your child:
 
Reminders/Important Dates:
Wednesday, June 7- Bike Rodeo 1:30-2:30 (Rain date June 14th)
Thursday, June 15-last day for cafeteria
Friday, June 16-School Picnic and showcase (more info to follow)
June 23-Last day of school
Be sure to ask your child about their letter activity for our ABC countdown! Your child may wear a hat to school on Tuesday, May 30 for “H Day” of our ABC countdown.
Homework will take on a different format beginning next week for the month of June. Stay tuned for more information!
Thanks and have a great week!
May 26
​Homework for week of May 29

Homework for week of May 29

 

Sunday Night: Pack library books. We missed library last week due to the long weekend.

 

Nightly:

·        Read good-fit books. Have your child provide a retell of the main events. Also, when your child reads a word containing a sound team, point it out to him/her. Try keeping a running list of the sound team words you and your child find in his/her good-fit books to practice reading and spelling at home. In order to be meeting grade level reading expectations, students must be reading level G books independently, fluently, and with good comprehension by the end of June.

·        Practice all sight words and sound teams. If your child can read all of the sight words, have him/her try spelling them or writing them in a sentence.

  • The sight words for grade 1 will be their no excuse spelling words in grade 2. So, they could get a head start!

 

·       Reading: Expression

·        Encourage your child to read with expression! Point out how quotation marks mean someone is talking and that we may have to change our tone of voice to match the speaker. Also, be watching for question marks, exclamation marks, and/or words printed in bold or all uppercase letters which usually indicates that the reader should be using expression and/or changing tone of voice.

 

 

 

 

Writing: Many Moments Stories

 

  • Please continue to have your child practice printing letters. Grade 2 teachers expect students to have no reversals and easy to read printing. This includes sitting letters on lines, making tall letters tall and short letters short, and having no unnecessary uppercases letters inside of words.

 

 

Math: Numbers to 100 & measurement

 

·        Continue as necessary:

·        Work on number reversals/formation.

·        Work on number line activities.

·        Work on 100 chart activities.

·        Work on before/after…..especially when it involves a new decade, for example after 49, after 89, before 60, before 40 etc.

 

 

·        We are continuing our unit on measurement. We worked on surface area-the amount of space taken up by an object and will work on capacity (how much something will hold) as well as mass (how much an object weighs).

 

·       The goal is not for students to memorize facts (however, it is great if they understand the strategy so well that some facts are now memorized). The important skill is to use strategies (counting-on, doubles, doubles plus/minus 1, making 10,etc.). When you are practicing with your child at home, make sure you talk about what strategy he/she is using. You may need to give reminders such as, you should be able to figure that one out because you know the strategy of doubles plus one or how can we figure this one out? What strategy could we use?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reminders:

 

Wednesday, June 7- Bike Rodeo 1:30-2:30 (Rain date June 14th)

Thursday, June 15-last day for cafeteria

Friday, June 16-School Picnic and showcase (more info to follow)

June 23-Last day of school

 

Be sure to ask your child about their letter activity for our ABC countdown! Your child may wear a hat to school on Tuesday, May 30 for “H Day” of our ABC countdown.

 

 

  • Be sure to check the school web page for information on upcoming events and dates.

 

 

Homework will take on a different format beginning next week for the month of June. Stay tuned for more information!

 

 

 ​

May 25
Track and Field - Monday May 29th

It's the grade 3 to 5's Track and Field morning on Monday.  We should be leaving Royal Road to go to Nashwaaksis Middle School shortly after announcements.

Students  will need to:

​ - wear shorts and a t-shirt under a track suit depending on the weather​

- wear proper outdoor running shoes

- a back pack with a water bottle, snack, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and a tower to sit on during their break.

* if it's just drizzling, a raincoat ( see note bellow)

Lunch will be eaten back at school.

May 23
Home-School Link for the Week of May 22
Grade One Home-School Link – Week of May 22nd
HOMEWORK (nightly)
Reading:                                                                               
 “Good-fit” take- home book
Raz-Kids  www.kidsa-z.com
Have your child provide a retell of the main events. Look for words containing a sound team and make a list to practice reading and spelling.
         Practice all sight words on the grade one list. These will be the “no excuse” spelling words for grade two.
        *****June benchmark for reading- Students need to be reading books in level G independently, fluently, and with good
comprehension*****
The grade ones started an ABC countdown last Thursday. Each day we focus on the “letter of the day” by engaging in literacy/math activities and learning about various topics related to the letter.
        Each class is also observing caterpillars over the next few weeks as they transform into beautiful butterflies!
         **Extra practice if needed- see bottom of the page***
LIBRARY-return books by Wednesday
LITERACY FOCUS
READING:
              - Practice/review strategies
              -Check for comprehension and retells
              -Work on fluency and expression
               
      -Read and spell Sight/Word Wall Words:  at, and, a, in, is, it, I , like, me of, school, that, the, to, was, went, play, friend, with, this, have, little, day,  away, say, are, go, up, us, we, like ,said, going, she, on, my, came, make, here, see, what, very, no, an  or, before, for, put, all,  her, after, over, mother, father, look, too, can, saw, asked, were, by, back, did, big,  be, him, not, will, about, how, now, our, I’m, am, come, some, if, should, would, could , don’t, their, there, from, get, had, has, as, because, man, into, do, just, one, you, they, who, but, two, his, so, then, when, than, where, your, them, says, want
    
      WRITING
     -Many moment stories, short reports, recording observations
.    – Continue to review upper/lowercase letters, word wall words spelled correctly, unknown words sounded out phonetically, finger spaces, punctuation and proper letter formation.
     -Editing/peer editing, word families, no excuse spelling words
     
    MATH FOCUS
    -Measurement-describing and comparing length, height, and mass of objects.
   -Numbers to 100
     Reading and writing numbers
     Finding numbers on the 100 chart/line quickly
     Naming numbers before and after
     Counting forward and backwards between two numbers
     Use base 10 units to show how many groups of tens and ones are in a number
    -Addition and subtraction facts / strategies to 20
    -Solve/create story problems for addition and subtraction
    -Creating fact families (3+5=8     5+3=8    8-3=5     8-5=3)
    -Estimating quantities by comparing to a given referent (known quantity)
   
PLEASE REVIEW AND PRACTICE UNTIL MASTERED
       Numbers to 100
 -Call out numbers to 100 and have your child print them.
 -Say a number and have your child tell you the number that comes before and after.
 -Say a number and have your child quickly point to it on the 100 chart/number line. 
 -***Have your child count forward and backwards from different numbers ( 45-52,  78-88, 87-73, 94-83)without the chart/numberline*****
 -Practice fact families  5+4=9   4+5=9  9-4=5  9-5=4
       -Read number words:
zero    one   two  three   four   five   six    seven   eight   nine     ten
then on to……eleven    twelve   thirteen   fourteen  fifteen  sixteen  seventeen  eighteen nineteen twenty
        -  Match numbers that make ten---1+9   2+8   3+7   4+6   5+5   0+10
       -Practice facts to 18 using manipulatives if needed
       -Adding and Subtracting 1,2 or 3 to a number up to 20….use fingers only if needed.
      -Doubles to 18---1+1    2+2    3+3    4+4    5+5   6+6   7+7  8+8  9+9 10+10—answer in a snap!
      -Create sentences with sight words/no excuse words focusing on caps, punctuation, printing.
      -Practice printing letters/numbers on lined paper.
     ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  June
 7th - Bike Rodeo 1:30-2:30 (Rain date June 14th)
16th -School Picnic and showcase (more info to follow)
 
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