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October 17
Weekly News October. 16-20

Monday, Oct. 16, 2017

What we are learning:

Literacy:  5 new sight words and phrases – at, him, with, up, all

Numeracy:  Counting to 10, recognizing sets to 10 and number words to 10, review of patterning.

You and Your World:   Oct. 16 – 20 is Safe Schools Week – we will be talking about and practicing our bus safety, lock down and evacuation procedures.

 

Information Items/Dates to Remember:

·        Oct. 16 – Math-a-thon money due.

·        Oct. 24 - Students dismissed at 11:00 a.m. for teacher Professional Development.

·        Please note if there are any changes to your child’s going home arrangements, we MUST have a note from you or a phone call to the office before 1:00 on Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri. and 10:00 on Wed.

·        Oct. 28 – Howlfest at GNMES – 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

·        Please continue to check your child’s hair each night as cases of lice have been reported.

·        Please send in spoons/forks in your child’s lunch if required.  We don’t have these utensils in our class.

·        A reminder that toys are not allowed in class or on our playground.

·        Students are invited to wear school colors (blue and green) on Fridays

Homework

·        5 new words and phrases and read 1 good fit book each night

·        Please check your child’s homework bag each night for any important information from school.

·        Return your child’s homework bag each day.

·        Label any money being sent to school so the teacher will know its intended purpose.

 

As always if you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to call me at school, send a note in your child’s communication bag, or send me an email.

Ms.Bird                                                (506)453-5429                                 mary.bird@nbed.nb.ca       

October 15
October 16th

​Don't forget to look at the videos on my teacher page and Mme Fournier's teacher page to hear the correct pronunciation of the sounds "les sons" to aid you when your child reads the poems we are learning, to you. Just click on "videos" and choose the "son" you wish to listen to.

Learning the correct way to pronounce the sounds of the letters in French will form the foundation for reading in French.


October 14
Weekly News October 16th-20th

Weekly News

October 16th –Oct. 20th

 ​Dear Families,

 What we are learning:

 The students have began writing personal narratives this week. We have been reviewing the ‘Four W’s’ (who, what, where, when). Next week we will be focusing on a strong lead and how to catch the readers attention! During math we have began our unit on numbers to 1000 and have been reviewing many concepts to help with our addition facts. The students have also been journaling during math and have been doing an excellent job using pictures, numbers and words to solve problems and tell math stories. This was our first week being introduced to New Brunswick during social studies. We have looked at and compared maps of The World, Canada and New Brunswick to help get a sense of just how small our province is! We will be alternating week to week between science and social studies. This week we will continue learning about soils during science class.

 Information Items/Dates to Remember:

·        Please send in the $45 student fee ASAP. Students’ school supplies have already been purchased.

·       Picture Day-Monday, October 16th

·        Popcorn is available for purchase every Tuesday and Thursday for $2

·        Safe Schools week is October 16th-20th. We will be practicing a lockdown and having a school evacuation that week.

·        Howlfest is being held Saturday, October 28th from 4-6pm. (more info to follow)


Homework

·        Read ‘good fit’ books every night

·        Practice math facts daily

As always if you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to call me at school, send a note home in your child’s communication bag, or send me an email. 

October 14
3L Weekly News - October 16-20, 2017
Monday, October 16, 2017
Dear Families,
I hope you had a wonderful weekend and are ready for another great week in grade three!
 
What we are learning:
 
In Balanced Literacy we will continue to work on building our routines for Literacy, which includes Read to Self, Work on Writing, and Word Work (Words Their Way).
In Math, we will be working on Math Daily 3 – Math with Someone, Math by Myself, and Math in Writing.
In Science, we are working on scientific inquiry – a way of learning about the natural world. (Investigating and Exploring Soils).
In Social Studies, we are learning about the Province of New Brunswick.  Learning how to describe the Atlantic Region.
 
Information Items/Dates to Remember:
 
      Math–A–Thon fundraiser money is due back Monday, October 16.
 
·        Monday, October 16 – School Picture Day!  SMILE!
 
·        Safe Schools Week – October 16-20. 
·        Tuesday – Lockdown Drill.
·        Wednesday – School Evacuation Drill.
·        Thursday – Fire Drill.
·        Friday – Bus Evacuation Drill.
 
·        Children are encouraged to use their WITS at school and in their community!
(W - Walk Away, I – Ignore, T – Talk it Out, and S – Seek Help.
 
·        Fridays at GNMES are School Color Days. Everyone is encouraged to wear green and or blue or GNMES clothing to promote school spirit!
 
·        Tuesday, October 24, Professional Learning Day for Teachers.  Early Dismissal at 11:00 am for students.
 
·        Saturday, October 28 – Howl Fest at GNMES from 4:00-6:00.
 
 
Homework
 
·        Each week, your child will be bringing home books at his/her independent reading level (good fit books). Please make time each night to allow your child to read these to you.  An important component of strengthening your child’s reading skills is regular home reading practice.  Make sure to focus on comprehension, having your child understanding what is being read.
 
·        For some math practice at home with your child continue to practice addition and subtraction facts or play a math game.
 
As always if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call me at school, send a note in your child’s communication bag, or send me an email.
 
             J Mr. Linder                             (506)453-5429                                 gordon.linder@nbed.nb.ca

October 10
Weekly News Oct.10-13

Tuesday, Oct. 10, 201

What we are learning:

Literacy: review of List #1 words.

Numeracy: Counting to 10, recognizing sets to 10 and number words to 10, review of patterning.

In You and Your World:

Oct. 10-13 – Fire Safety week – we will be talking about fire safety and practicing fire drill.

Oct. 16 – 20 -Safe Schools week – we will be talking about and practicing our bus safety, lock down and evacuation procedures.

 

Information Items/Dates to Remember:

·        Math-a-thon Information: (To raise money for our GNMES 5-lane track & long jump pit)

o   Oct. 10 - Return sponsor sheets to school if you haven’t already done so.

o   Oct. 12 - Sponsor sheets will be returned to you to collect from your sponsors.

o   Oct. 16 – Math-a-thon money due.

·        School photos – Oct. 16, 2017

·        Oct. 24 - Students dismissed at 11:00 a.m. for teacher Professional Development 

·        Please note if there are any changes to your child’s going home arrangements, we MUST have a note from you or a phone call to the office before 1:00 on Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri. and 10:00 on Wed.

·        Please continue to check your child’s hair each night.

 

Homework

·        Please check your child’s homework bag each night for any important information from school.

·        Return your child’s homework bag each day.

·        Label any money being sent to school so the teacher will know its intended purpose.

·        Review all list #1 words and read 1 good fit book each night.

 As always if you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to call me at school, send a note in your child’s communication bag, or send me an email.

 J Ms. Bird                                               (506)453-5429                                 mary.bird@nbed.nb.ca       ​ 

October 10
October Events

​Dear families,


Next week (Octoober 16-20) will be Safe Schools Week.  We will be practicing fire drills, lock downs, school evacuations.  


Also, we will be taking our school pictures on Monday, October 16.  Don't forget your smiles!

October 10
 3L Weekly News - October 9-13, 2017
Monday, October 9, 2017
Dear Families,
 
I hope you had a GREAT weekend and are ready for another terrific week in grade three! Happy Thanksgiving!  The children are settling in nicely to our classroom routines that will guide us through the school year.  I am very proud of the effort they have put forth so far!  Thank you for all your support!
 
What we are learning:
 
In Balanced Literacy we will continue to work on building our routines for Literacy, which includes Read to Self, Work on Writing, and Word Work.
In Math, we will continue working on a unit on patterns. This includes identifying, extending, creating patterns, and describing pattern rules.  Also working with numbers to 1000.
In Science, we are working on scientific inquiry – a way of learning about the natural world. (Exploring Soils).
In Social Studies, we are learning about the Province of New Brunswick.
 
Information Items/Dates to Remember:
 
·        Math–A–Thon fundraiser – All money is due back Monday, October 16.
 
·        Fire Prevention Week – October 8 – 14.  Every Second Counts!  Plan 2 Ways Out!
 
·        Monday, October 9 – Thanksgiving Holiday.
 
·        Monday, October 16 – School Picture Day!  SMILE!
 
·        Safe Schools Week – October 16-20.  Safety drills during the week at school.
 
·        It is very important that you label your child’s jackets, sweaters, coats, shoes, backpack, etc… to help us get lost items of clothing to their rightful owners!  A lost and found box has been set up on the dance floor, so you can check there if your child has lost something.
 
·        Just a reminder that the student fee of $45.00 is needed as soon as possible.
 
·        Please note if there are any changes to your child’s afterschool arrangements, the school must have a note from you.  Thank you for your cooperation!
 
·        Children are encouraged to use their WITS at school and in their community!
 
·        Fridays at GNMES are School Color Days. Everyone is encouraged to wear green and or blue or GNMES clothing to promote school spirit!
 
 
Homework
 
·        Each week, your child will be bringing home books at his/her independent reading level (good fit books). Please make time each night to allow your child to read these to you.  An important component of strengthening your child’s reading skills is regular home reading practice.
 
·        For some fun math practice at home, look for patterns around your house and community with your child and continue to practice addition facts.
 
As always if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call me at school, send a note in your child’s communication bag, or send me an email.
 
           J Mr. Linder                                       (506)453-5429                                 gordon.linder@nbed.nb.ca

October 03
Weekly News October 2nd-October 5th

Dear Families,

 Happy October! The students have had another great couple weeks learning procedures and expectations for grade 3. We have been learning about increasing and decreasing patterns, writing a variety of poems during writers workshop and working hard during Daily 5 to strengthen our skills in reading, writing and spelling.

 What we are learning:

 This week we will be having our first writers celebration! The students have been working hard writing poems and have chosen one to edit and share with friends from Mrs. Benoit’s class! The students will be introduced to “The Daily 3” during math where they will be learning concepts and games to help reinforce concepts that have been taught during class specific to their needs. This will include, “math by myself”,” math with someone” and “writing about math”. We will also be starting our social sciences unit. In science we will begin by exploring soils and investigating soil composition and during social studies we will begin learning about New Brunswick!

Information Items/Dates to Remember:

·        Please send in the $45 student fee ASAP. Students school supplies have already been purchased.

·        Turkey dinner is available to students on Friday, October 6th. The cafeteria will be serving turkey with vegetables, dressing, gravy, a cookie and a milk for $6.00. Please note that there will not be any other choices for lunch in the cafeteria that day and turkey dinner orders must be placed before Friday.

·        Picture Day-Monday, October 16th

·        Popcorn is available for purchase every Tuesday and Thursday for $2

·        Fire Safety week is October 8th-14th. We will be discussing fire safety and practicing fire drills that week.

·        Safe Schools week is October 16th-20th. We will be practicing a lockdown and having a school evacuation that week.

Homework

·        Read ‘good fit’ books every night

·        Practice math facts daily

As always if you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to call me at school, send a note home in your child’s communication bag, or send me an email. 

 Mrs. Kilburn                               (506)453-5429                      amanda.kilburn@nbed.nb.ca                                               

October 02
Weekly News- October. 2-6, 2017

Monday, October 2, 2017

 What we are learning:

Literacy: next 5 words (for, on, they, but, had)

Numeracy: Counting to 10, recognizing sets to 10 and number words to 10.

In You and Your World: Being safe on the bus and at school.

 Information Items/Dates to Remember:

·        Math-a-thon Information: (To raise money for our GNMES 5-lane track & long jump pit)

o   Oct. 4 - Sponsor sheets and practice page will be sent home.

o   Oct. 10 - Return sponsor sheets to school; students will do Math-a-thon activity.

o   Oct. 12 - Sponsor sheets will be returned to you to collect from your sponsors.

o   Oct. 16 – Math-a-thon money due.

·        Turkey Dinner on Oct. 6 (the only food available at the cafeteria on Oct. 6) – must be paid for by Oct. 5th

·        School photos – Oct. 16, 2017

·        No school on Monday, October. 9th for the Thanksgiving holiday.

·        Please note if there are any changes to your child’s going home arrangements, we MUST have a note from you or a phone call to the office before 1:00 on Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri. and 10:00 on Wed.

·        Please continue to check your child’s hair each night.

·        Send in school fees ($45) as soon as possible. 7 are still owing. Thanks!

 Homework

·        Please check your child’s homework bag each night for any important information from school and empty it.  Leave the home reading books and orange BIRD WORDS duotang in the black bag.

·        Return your child’s homework bag each day. Return library books by Thursdays.

·        Label any money being sent to school so the teacher will know its intended purpose.

·        Practice your new 5 sight words and read 1 good fit book each night.

 

As always if you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to call me at school, send a note in your child’s communication bag, or send me an email.

J Ms. Bird                                               (506)453-5429                                 mary.bird@nbed.nb.ca      ​ 

October 02
Weekly News for Grade 3L - October 2-6, 2017
Monday, October 2, 2017
Dear Families,
 
I hope you had a wonderful weekend and are ready for another great week in grade three! The children are settling in nicely to our classroom routines that will guide us through the school year.  I am very proud of the effort they have put forth so far!  Thank you for all your support!
 
What we are learning:
 
In Balanced Literacy we will continue to work on building our routines for Literacy, which includes Read to Self, Work on Writing, and Word Work.
In Math, we will continue working on a unit on patterns. This includes identifying, extending, creating patterns, and describing pattern rules. 
In Science, we are working on scientific inquiry – a way of learning about the natural world. (Exploring Soils).
In Social Studies, we are learning about the Province of New Brunswick.
 
Information Items/Dates to Remember:
 
·        Tuesday, October 3 – Field Trip to Mactaquac Generating Station.
 
·        Math–A–Thon fundraiser information sent home this week.
 
·        Fire Prevention Week – October 8 – 14.  Every Second Counts!  Plan 2 Ways Out!
 
·        Monday, October 9 – Thanksgiving Holiday.
 
·        Monday, October 16 – School Picture Day!  SMILE!
 
·        It is very important that you label your child’s jackets, sweaters, coats, shoes, backpack, etc… to help us get lost items of clothing to their rightful owners!  A lost and found box has been set up on the dance floor, so you can check there if your child has lost something.
 
·        Just a reminder that the student fee of $45.00 is needed as soon as possible.
 
·        Please note if there are any changes to your child’s afterschool arrangements, the school must have a note from you.  Thank you for your cooperation!
 
·        Children are encouraged to use their WITS at school and in their community!
 
·        Fridays at GNMES are School Color Days. Everyone is encouraged to wear green and or blue or GNMES clothing to promote school spirit!
 
Homework
 
·        Each week, your child will be bringing home books at his/her independent reading level (good fit books). Please make time each night to allow your child to read these to you.  An important component of strengthening your child’s reading skills is regular home reading practice
 
·        For some fun math practice at home, look for patterns around your house and community with your child and continue to practice addition facts.
 
As always if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call me at school, send a note in your child’s communication bag, or send me an email.
 
          J Mr. Linder                                        (506)453-5429                                 gordon.linder@nbed.nb.ca

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