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June 18
E-Newsletter June 18th-22nd
Good afternoon parents J
I cannot believe it is already the last week of school! Where has the time gone? It is going to be an exciting last week, especially for our grade 5 students.
Please remind students that as exciting as the end of the year is, we will continue to review curriculum outcomes over the next few days. Students should not forget expected behaviors and classroom routines.
Monday June 18th
·        Yearbooks will be sent home with students today.
Tuesday June 19th
·        K-2 water day lead by our Gr. 3-5 students. Students should be prepared to get wet and may want to bring a towel and a change of clothes.
·        At the end of the day Tuesday, I will be sending home balloons with those students who offered to help blow them up. Please have students bring them back the next day (Wednesday June 20), because we need them to decorate that afternoon. Thank you for your help!
Wednesday June 20
·        Wednesday is our Creative Clusters Showcase and Family Picnic. Please join us and see the final products of the students creative cluster groups. After the showcase, there will be a family picnic on the playground.
·        Wednesday afternoon we will be decorating for the Grade 5 ceremony at 3pm. Those who volunteered to help I will see you then!
  
Thursday June 21-
·        Grade 5 Celebration at 10:30am. Kindergarten celebration 1:00pm
 
Friday June 22
·        Talent Show.  Last day of school and report cards to go home. Dismissal at 11:30am. 
I’ve had a wonderful time teaching and getting to know your children over the past 7 weeks J We have learned a lot and I hope they have made some great memories of their last year in elementary school. Have a good week and a fantastic summer!
-Maggie Estabrooks

June 18
​Weekly What’s Up: June 18-22 , 2018

I can’t believe this is my last Weekly What’s Up for the year!  We had a great time last week at Greenhill Lake and are looking forward to more fun and special memories this week.  Thank you for supporting your child’s learning this year.  I am so proud of the social, emotional and academic growth I have witnessed this year.  I hope everyone has a wonderful summer!!!

Please continue to check your child’s Communication Bag for notices and read the newsletters closely.  We are still maintaining our regular class schedule as much as possible and learning will continue till the end of the year.  Please support your child by making sure they are coming to school well rested and ready for the day.  Regular attendance is expected all week, unless your child is ill.

Literacy:   Reading and writing regularly over the summer will help your child to maintain the skills they learned over the course of grade 2.  Authentic writing ideas include: writing a letter/note to a family member or friend, creating grocery lists, keeping a journal or their summer adventures, drawing a picture of a special event and adding a caption, creating comic strips… just to name a few.  I will be including a reading challenge page in your child’s report card.  If they complete it over the summer and bring it back to me in the fall, I might just have a treat for them!

Math:  Practicing math over the summer is also very important.  You can use materials found in nature to make repeating and increasing patterns, create addition and subtraction word problems using real life examples, build shapes and 3D objects in the sand, measure things outside using nonstandard units, use sticks and rocks as Base Ten blocks to model two digit numbers, etc.  The summer is a great time to show your child that math is all around them and not just something to be learned in the classroom.

Dates to Remember

Monday, June 18:

Tuesday, June 19: K-2 Water Day  Please send your child with a towel and a change of clothes as we will be getting wet!  Students should put sun block on before coming to school.  We will also be painting in the morning, so I recommend wearing something that can get dirty.

Wednesday, June 20: Creative Clusters Showcase at 11:00 followed by the family picnic. 

Thursday, June 21: Camp Day in grade 2

                                    Students are invited to bring a blanket and a stuffie (if they wish) as we gather around the classroom campfire to celebrate and wrap up our year in grade 2.  We will have a special lunch while at ‘camp’.  If you are able to send in an item, please click on the link to sign up:  http://signup.com/go/kkruSfO   If you do not have internet access and would like to send something in, please let me know and I will tell you what we need. If your child does not like hotdogs they will need to bring their lunch that day.

Friday, June 22: Talent Show, Last day of school with dismissal at 11:30.   Report cards will be handed out just prior to dismissal.​

June 17
Week at a Glance June 18-22, 2018

Dear Parent/Guardian,                                                                                             

Here we are- our last week of school! Thank you to everyone who participated in the Splash Dash Saturday morning; unfortunately, a family obligation kept me away, but it looks like it was a great event! There are a lot more fun activities happening this week too:

Monday June 18-  School Year books coming home. 

-students recently finished their final math assessment and independent writing piece. Please look for these in the Communication Bag to review and keep at home.

 

Tuesday June 19-  K-2 water day lead by our Gr. 3-5 students

-students should be prepared to get wet and may want to bring a towel and a change of clothes

 

Wednesday June 20- Creative Clusters Showcase and Family Picnic 

-please join us to view the final products of our Creative Clusters and then a family picnic on the playground

  

Thursday June 21- Grade 5 Celebration at 10:30am. Kindergarten celebration 1:00pm

-students will be cleaning out their desks today, please send along a plastic bag if you can

 

Friday June 22-  Talent Show.  Last day of school and report cards to go home. Dismissal at 11:30am. 

 

 

While everyone is excited for the end of the school year, we will continue to work on curriculum outcomes as we review concepts related to math, literacy and science. Students should expect normal classroom routines with some fun activities sprinkled throughout J

 

Thank you for a wonderful year, everyone! It has been my pleasure to work with your child this year J Have a safe and restful summer!~Mrs. Coes​

June 15
June 18 - 22, 2018

​We have arrived at the last week of school! It will be a busy, fun week next week. 

On Tuesday we will have our K-2 water day. Please be sure to provide your child with a bathing suit (or an extra set of shorts and t-shirt) and a towel as well as a plastic bag to put all the wet stuff in. We are sure to have a blast and be very wet that day. Our plan is to do this between recess and lunch​ so the children should be dry by the time it's time to go home.

We have our Creative Kids Clusters' Showcase on Wednesday starting at 11:00. Please feel free to come see what your child has been doing during this enriching time. This will be followed by our Family picnic/bbq. Bring a blanket on which to sit and enjoy this time with your child.

The children will be dismissed at 11:30 on Friday. 

We have some fun things coming up in our balloon pops this week. I am sure the children will love all the surprises. I hope you can keep a secret. Wednesday morning will be board games. If you have a board game that your child likes to play at home, please consider sending it in with your child to share with their friends. Don't tell them that others may be bringing some in as well or that it is in the balloon that day. Surprises are fun!

Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the beautiful weather. I hope to see you tomorrow at Colour Splash Dash!

Cheryll Penney

June 11
Weekly What’s Up: June 11-15, 2018

It’s hard to believe there are only two weeks left of school and they are going to be busy weeks. 

Please send only water in your child’s water bottle for their desk.

Please continue to check your child’s Communication Bag for notices and read the newsletters closely.  We are still maintaining our regular class schedule as much as possible and learning will continue till the end of the year.  We also want to put forth our best effort on year end assessments.  Please support your child by making sure they are coming to school well rested and ready for the day. 

Tomorrow is our trip to Greenhill Lake.  Please make sure your child has everything they will need to spend the day outside, including lots to drink and a full lunch.

Literacy:   Please remember to record the title of the book that your child reads each night.  When reading with your child, stop at various points throughout the book and ask them questions about the story or new vocabulary words.   Please continue to use the list of comprehension questions that was sent home. 

The students are enjoying writing their own narratives.  We have some imaginative authors in grade 2!

We are continuing our learning about animal life cycles and about respecting nature. 

Math:  This week’s numbers of the day will be 165-169.  We continue to work on selecting appropriate strategies for addition and subtraction, with students working with equations at their level. Some students are working with 2 digit equations, some are working with a combination of one and two digits and some students are working with one digit equations. Regular practice of the basic math facts (10 partners, doubles, 1more/less) is beneficial as students are realizing that using mental math is faster than having to calculate the answer.  Please continue to practice counting coins at home.  Practicing word problems is also beneficial. 

Mrs. Burnett had _____ freezies.  She gave ______ to the grade 2 class.  How many freezies does she have left?

We are continuing to work on describing and identifying real world examples of 3D objects (cylinder, sphere, prism, cone, cube, pyramid).  We are also learning about increasing patterns.

Dates to Remember

Monday, June 11:

Tuesday, June 12: Greenhill Lake Trip

Wednesday, June 13: Creative Clusters

Thursday, June 14:

Friday, June 15:

Saturday, June 16: Colour Splash Dash at 9am

Have a wonderful week!

June 11
E-Newsletter June 11-15th
Good Afternoon Parents,
It’s so hard to believe it’s already the second last week of school. I’m not sure where the time has gone! Here are some reminders of what is happening this week. 
Greenhill Lake Trip
On Tuesday June 10th the whole school will be taking a trip to Greenhill Lake. We will be leaving at 8:30 sharp. Please make sure students bring their swimsuit (and under clothes), towel, plastic bag, sunscreen, bug spray, water bottle, and bag lunch and extra snacks.
Grade 5 Dinner/Movie
On Wednesday June 13th our grade 5 students will be treated to a dinner and a movie here at the school. From 5-8pm the students will have dinner (spaghetti, salad, garlic bread and an ice cream dessert). After dinner they will be watching the movie Wonder. It will be a special night to celebrate their final days at McAdam Avenue.
Color Splash Dash
On Saturday June 16th we will be having the color splash dash. Zumba kick off will be at 9am, the 1km walk/run starts at 9:30, and the 2km walk/run starts at 10am.
June 20th
With graduation day fast approaching, we are still hoping more people can come help decorate the day before. Or if you wouldn’t mind helping to blow up balloons please let me know. If possible I will be sending balloons home with students the 19th and if you can blow them up and bring them back the next day it would be a big help.
Have a great week J
-Maggie Estabrooks

June 11
Week at a Glance June 11-15

Week at a Glance     June 11- June 15, 2018                                                                 Grade ¾
Dear Parent/Guardian,
As we enter our second-last week of school, we are wrapping up units in math and literacy, so please watch for worksheets and assessments to come home in the near future.
A friendly reminder to go through your child’s Communication Bag each night to remove worksheets, fill out the Reading Log and sign any forms or assessments.  Please keep worksheets at home once you have reviewed them with your child.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at shaneen.coes@nbed.nb.ca, or call 453-5422 to schedule a meeting.
Sincerely,  
Mrs. Coes
 
Important Dates:
Monday June 11-  Bagel Hot lunch. Talent show auditions.
Tuesday June 12-   Whole school GREENHILL LAKE CAMP
Wednesday June 13- Creative Clusters. Grade 5 Dinner and Movie.   
Thursday June 14- Hot lunch pizza.  ZigZag program presentation
Friday June 15-  Tots N Taters Hot lunch. Nasis Library visit.
 
 Areas of Focus for June 11- June 15, 2018           
Writing- This week, students continue working on the final copy of their independent writing piece. They will be responsible for editing for Conventions (spelling, punctuation etc.), Word Choice, Organization, Ideas, Sentence Structure and Voice. During Guided Writing, I will meet with each student to help the use of their writing resources as they edit their piece.
Reading- This week, students will meet with the teacher to complete a Running Record as we check for growth in oral reading and comprehension. Reminder: students reading below level P should have 2 books in their Communication Bag at their reading level, to practice at home each night. Students reading above level P should have a chapter book in their bag or that they keep at home, to read each night. If your child cannot tell you their reading level, please email me for an update.
Word Work- Each student will complete sorting activities related to their own differentiated list of words. This child-centered approach replaces traditional spelling tests and helps students recognize and learn how to apply sound, pattern, and meaning in their sorts and other text forms. You will find a copy of this list in the Communication Bag when your child begins a new list this week.
 
Numeracy- This week, all students are exploring more concepts related to fractions. We will meet in small groups to solve problems with fractions (and in grade 4, decimals as well). Students will have opportunities to show what they know about fractions. See below for some videos about fractions.
Homework
The homework assigned is an extension of class instruction and meant for extra practice. Completed activities can be kept at home. However, if there is an activity you would like to share with me, please do so. 
Reading- read aloud (even to yourself!) for 20 minutes each night. Complete the reading log each night and remember to have it signed. Talk to someone about the Connections you make when you read (memories of experiences, books you have read, questions you have etc.)
Word Work- Copies of each student’s list of words will be inside the Communication Bag. If you would like suggestions for how to use this list at home, please let me know. Otherwise, please refer to the activity list that was sent home when the program began.
Numeracy- Practice math facts each night and have someone quiz you if possible. Make your own or have a parent create a math worksheet to practice multiplication and then check using a calculator. All students are now working on fractions. Here is a video that explains fractions and the terms we will be using in class: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0FZhQ_GkKw. AND https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcHHhd6HizI Here are some great word problems that involve fractions: http://www.k5learning.com/worksheets/math/grade_3_fraction_word_problems_a1.pdf
June 08
June 11 - 15, 2018

​Only two weeks of school left! Where did the time go. The children seemed so small when they started grade 1 and they have grown so much since September. 

We are still trying to do some regular school work (even if it is a little challenging). Maintaining a routine is helpful for the children as they feel secure when they know what comes next. We will be doing some fun math work to review some concepts from the year, mostly addition and subtraction but also numbers to 100 using different math manipulatives.

We'll be doing some writing to complete our year as well as, of course, some fun school-wide activities. 

On Tuesday, our whole school will be headed to Green Hill Lake for the day. We will leave by bus at 8:30 (don't be late :)) and will return at 1:30. Please be sure to pack lots of snacks and a lunch with a water bottle for your child. Also, a bathing suit, towel, plastic bag for the wet stuff, sunscreen and bug spray to ward off those pesky insects. Let's hope for a beautiful, sunny day to make the most of it. 

I'm sure that the children have told you that we are counting down the days until the end of school with a special activity that we find in the day's balloon. We get to pop a balloon every morning to find out what is special about that day. Unfortunately, today, we were supposed to read outside and the skies opened up and let out the rain. I can't wait for them to see what's in store for next week.

Coming up, we will have our K-2 water day on June 19. The stations are being run by the 3-5 students and I'm sure a great time will be had by all. 

Our Colour Splash Dash will be held on Saturday, June 16 starting at 8:30 for registration. This promises to be a really fun fundraiser for McAdam Avenue School. I hope to see many of you there.

Have a wonderful weekend and I hope that you get to spend some fun family time together.

Cheryll Penney


June 04
E-Newsletter June 4th-8th
Good Afternoon Parents,
Here we are beginning our last month of school. Our month will certainly be full of events and special activities The goal is to get all of our final assignments finished in our last few weeks while having fun.. Here are a few reminders for this week. ..
Grade 5 parent meeting
Monday June 4th at 6:30 Nasis Middle School is hosting an orientation meeting at the school for parents of students attending next year. The invitation also said students are welcome to come and ask questions as well.
Track and field
The district 3-5 track and field meet will be held on Thursday June 7th.  If anyone has not passed in their permission slip for that yet, please do so as soon as possible. If it rains the meet will be held on the next Monday.
York Care
The students that are not participating in the district track and field meet will come to York care on Thursday June 7th for our final visit.
Greenhill Lake Field Trip
Notices are being sent home today to let everyone know we will be going to Greenhill Lake on June 12th. There is also a list of things students need to bring along for the trip.
Graduation
With graduation fast approaching just wanted to see if I can get any other volunteers to help decorate the school on June 20th. Also I have had a few people volunteer to have balloons sent home to be blown up but I do need some more. If you are able please let me know.
This Week- 
Monday June 4-  PSSC meeting 6:00pm, Home and School meeting 7:00pm. Grade 5 parent meeting at Nasis Middle 6:30pm.
Tuesday June 5-   Hot lunch Bagel.  JUMP DAY- music and skipping at lunch for Jump Rope for Heart.  
Wednesday June 6- Lions Club presentation of Canada Flags for students. Creative Clusters.   
Thursday June 7- Hot lunch pizza.  York Care visit Whole school. District Track and Field day for selected grade 3-5s. 
Friday June 8-  Tots N Taters Hot lunch. LHHS
Have a great week!
-Maggie Estabrooks

June 04
Weekly What’s Up: June 4-8, 2018

We certainly had an early taste of summer weather on Thursday and Friday.  Students are welcome to have a water bottle on their desk.  Due to the likelihood of sticky spills, I ask that students only bring water to keep at their desk.  Other beverages can be enjoyed at snack and lunch time. 

We filled in all of the dates for special events in June on the class calendar and it looks like we are in for a busy month!  Please check your child’s Communication Bag for notices and read the newsletters closely.  We are still maintaining our regular class schedule as much as possible and learning will continue till the end of the year.  We also want to put forth our best effort on year end assessments.  Please support your child by making sure they are coming to school well rested and ready for the day. 

I am very proud of the positive growth mindsets that I saw during our literacy assessments!  Everyone put their best effort into the assessments and we’re glad to have it behind us.

Literacy:   Please remember to record the title of the book that your child reads each night.  When reading with your child, stop at various points throughout the book and ask them questions about the story or new vocabulary words.   Please continue to use the list of comprehension questions that was sent home. 

We are continuing our learning about animal life cycles and about respecting nature.  I’m happy to report that all of our sunflowers have recovered and are looking healthy!

Math:  This week’s numbers of the day will be 160-164.  At the beginning of May everyone made a prediction about how many school days we would have.  It will be interesting to see what our closest estimation was!

We continue to work on selecting appropriate strategies for addition and subtraction, with students working with equations at their level. Some students are working with 2 digit equations, some are working with a combination of one and two digits and some students are working with one digit equations. Regular practice of the basic math facts (10 partners, doubles, 1more/less) is beneficial as students are realizing that using mental math is faster than having to calculate the answer.  Please continue to practice counting coins at home.  Practicing word problems is also beneficial. 

Mrs. Burnett gave _____ stickers to the grade 2 class and ____ stickers to the grade ¾ class.  How many stickers did she give out all together? (fill in the blanks with numbers that are appropriate for your child’s level)  You could also ask them which class was given the most stickers and how many more did they get?

We are continuing to work on describing and identifying real world examples of 3D objects (cylinder, sphere, prism, cone, cube, pyramid).  We are also learning about increasing patterns.

Dates to Remember

Monday, June 4:

Tuesday, June 5: Jump Rope for Heart at noon recess

Wednesday, June 6: Library books due back, Creative Clusters

Thursday, June 7: York Care visit with the whole school

Friday, June 8: LHHS clubs

Monday, June 11: Great Canadian Bagel hot lunch (instead of Tuesday)

Have a wonderful week!

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