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September 18
Week At A Glance: September 18-22

Our first full week of school is in the books!  It was nice meet everyone who was able to join us for Meet the Teacher.  For those who were not able to make it I will post a summary of the presentation.

Literacy:   We are working on building our stamina during read to self time.  We are tracking our progress on a line graph.  We are writing recounts about what we did this summer.   I will be sending home an idea page that you can fill out with your child.  This will be a resource that they can use when they are having trouble coming up with an idea.  I often hear “I didn’t do anything all summer/on the weekend” when it is time to write.
This week I will be assessing sight words and reading levels.  Once I have gathered the necessary data I will begin our guided reading sessions and students will begin bringing home books to read with you at home.
Math:  We have been working on creating and extending repeating patterns.  This week students will be introduced to increasing patterns.
You and Your World:  We are continuing to discuss rules and routines.  We have been talking about ways we can show respect.  We will start learning about growth mindset this week and the power of being positive. 
Hot lunch orders went home today.  Please read the order forms carefully as each one has different instructions regarding payment.
If you have not paid your child’s $40.00 school supply fee, please send it in as soon as possible.  Please let me know if you need to make arrangements to pay in installments. 
 Dates to Remember
Tuesday, September 19- Home and School Meeting 7:00pm                                                                                              Wednesday, September 20- Picture Orders are due (Please let me know if you would like retakes)                               Thursday, September 21- Milk program begins
Upcoming Dates
Tuesday, September 26- Half day for students (11:00  dismissal)                                                                                          
Thursday, September 28- Terry Fox Walk ($2.00 donation)  Hot Lunch Orders are due                  
Friday, September 29- Orange Shirt Day (in recognition of First Nations Reconciliation)
Have a great week!
September 18
E-Newsletter
Good afternoon parents of the fabulous 5s!
 
We are hard at work in the grade 5 classroom. Here is what we are learning this week...
 
Homework books went home today! Students are expected to read 20 minutes each night :)
 
French: Students have learned to discuss their physical characteristics, including their hair and eye colour. They will also learn how to recite their address and phone number.
 
Math: Students are working on determining pattern rules, and using patterns to solve problems. Today, students worked with Mrs. Coes during Math class. They learned about equations.
 
Dates to remember...
 
Tuesday, September 19: Home and School Meeting @ 7pm
Wednesday, September 20: Picture orders are due
Thursday, September 21: Milk program begins
 
Upcoming...
Tuesday, September 26: Half day for students (11:00 dismissal)
Thursday, September 28: Terry Fox Walk ($2 donation) Hot lunch orders are due
Friday, September 29: Orange shirt Day (in recognition of First Nations Reconciliation)
 
Thank you for your continued support!
Sincerely,
 
Liz McCabe

September 18
Week At A Glance September 18-22

Week At A Glance September 18-22, 2017                                       Grade ¾ Classroom J

Welcome to week three! Please check your child’s Homework/Communication Bag each day for important notices and homework materials. What stays in the bag? àWord list and word work activity card, math facts, reading log, reading book. Please sign and return any assessments that are in the bag. 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

                                Wednesday, September 20- School picture orders are due.

Wednesday, September 20- Cross Country Meet at Gibson Neill school 1:15pm. 

Thursday, September 21- Milk program begins

 

Homework

The homework assigned is an extension of class instruction and meant for extra practice. I am not asking for it to be handed in, however, if there is an activity you would like to share with me please do so.  I will be checking your reading logs throughout the week J

Reading- read aloud (even to yourself!) for at least 10 minutes each night. Complete the reading log each night. Remember to have it signed J Please keep a book in your communication bag if you do not have one at home.

Word Work- study your word list each night. Try some of the activities on the Word Work Handout or visit some of the websites below. Try making your own flash cards and practicing with a friend or family member.

Numeracy- Study math facts each night and have someone quiz you if possible. Try creating your own flash cards or visiting the numeracy websites below.

 

Areas of Focus for September 18-22

Writing- Students will review what they have learned about the Daily 5 program and student and teacher expectations for activities. Students will explore their “Writer’s Toolkit”, which contains everything they need to get writing! We continue our focus on the 6 +1 Traits of Writing with mini lessons on Conventions and Word Choice.

Reading-This week, grade ¾ students will have lots of chances to read to others as we practice our reading strategies. I will continue conferencing with students to determine areas of focus for comprehension and current reading level.

Word Work- Students will explore ten new words each week through a variety of activities and will complete a quick quiz at the end of the week to “show what they know”. Please look for last week’s quiz for you to sign and return. As part of Daily 5, students have lots of chances to complete word work activities throughout this week.

Numeracy- All students will explore activities related to increasing and decreasing patterns. This week students will participate in math stations and small-group guided math lessons. I will continue conferencing with students to determine their areas of strength and areas we will work on in Math this year.

To practice and improve knowledge of math facts, students complete a 5-minute math fact recall activity (math drill) each day.  This activity is differentiated for each student and allows students move on to more challenging facts at their own rate. Mental math strategies for addition will be reviewed and practiced this week as well.

Social Sciences: This week grade 3 students will continue to explore the concepts of how to describe where New Brunswick is in the world and in Canada. Grade 4 students will learn more about what exploration is and how we can explore.   

 Personal Wellness: Students will work in small groups to discuss classroom expectations/rules and what makes us unique.

Websites

Science and Social Studies

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com//

https://www.brainpop.com/

https://www.funbrain.com/

 

Math

https://ca.ixl.com/?partner=bing&campaign=1462&adGroup=5th+grade&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Search+-+Grade+Levels+-+Broad+-+Math+-+Int&utm_term=5th+grade&utm_content=5th+grade

 

Literacy

http://www.readwritethink.org/parent-afterschool-resources/grade/3-4/

http://www.readingresource.net/sightwords.html

http://www.readingresource.net/support-files/spellingpractice.pdf

 

www.superteacherworksheets.com

Create a free account and have access to hundreds of worksheets and activities for numeracy and literacy.

 

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September 15
Kindergarten fun

Recent Kindergarten Pictures

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Thank you to each of you who were able to attend our Meet the Teacher Night last night!  It was nice to meet each of you once again and have an opportunity to share a bit more about what our year will look like.  If you were unable to make it, you can expect some handouts in your child's communciation binder this Monday. 

Upcoming Dates for This Week:

  • Picture Order Forms are due on Wednesday, Sept. 20th.
  • Please return your child's library book by Wednesday, the 20th as well so that they will be able to sign out another book this week.
  • If you would like to order Scholastic books, feel free to send your order forms in by the deadline and I neglected to mention that you are now able to order online using a credit card and you simply enter your child's teachers' name to ensure it arrives at the proper school.  It is a very simple process.

Learning Outcomes:

Numeracy:

  • We have been working very hard at recognizing numerals and sets of objects to 5.  The children are becoming quite proficient at subitizing. 
  • ​are also working on counting sets of objects using one to one correspondence.  (touching each object as you count to keep track of it.

Literacy:

  • We continue to focus on following routines and taking turns speaking and listening, raising our hands etc..
  • ​our name in print and printing our names.
  • We began learning about rhyme this week and have had some fun listening to rhyming songs and playing rhyming games.​

You and Your World:

  • We have been focusing on what makes us special and unique.  We began with our names and moved into our families. 

Upcoming Outcomes:

We will continue to focus on alphabet and name activiites over the next couple of weeks and then move into letter and sound recognition.   We will also begin learning sight words.  In math, we will continue working with numbers to 5 but we will also learn about MORE and FEWER and we will begin our PATTERN unit shortly.

September 15
What's Coming Up?

We are two weeks into the school and things are coming right along. Thank you to those that made it out to our Meet the Teacher Night. It was great to see you!

We have tackled making and recognizing patterns in the classroom​. We finished up with making our own patterned paper chains and still working on some patterned leaves. Whew! We'll be starting a new unit in math on numbers from 0-20. Want to help your child? Ask them what they notice about numbers in their environment. Have them count things both forward and backward. They love it!

In literacy, we have started refreshing our memories of our sight words from last year. Next week we will learn he, the, to, up, you, and me. We practice recognizing them in books, writing them down (making sure to spell them properly), making them with letter tiles. Spend some time reading with your child and have them point out some of the words they know.

We have also talked a little about making friends and being kind to others. I am delighted to see how kind and helpful the children are to others. 

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Penney

September 12
Fabulous 5s
Good morning parents of the fabulous 5s!
 
Here is what is happening in the grade 5 classroom this week...
 
Math: We are working with numbers to 1 000 000 (representing in different ways, reading numbers properly, place value)
 
French: We are learning to present ourselves
 
Mini Prof questions for this week:
1) De quelle couleur sont tes cheveux?
- J'ai les cheveux (bruns.)
2) De quelle couleur sont tes yeux?
- J'ai les yeux (verts.)
3) Quelle est ta couleur préférée?
- Ma couleur préférée est (bleu.)
4) Quelle est la date aujourd'hui?
 
Important notes:
- Ask your child about the Harvest Jazz and Blues presentation held at school today
- Picture day is tomorrow!
- Homework books are due on Friday!
 
Thank you for your continued support!
Sincerely,
 
Miss McCabe

September 12
Video Links We Have Been Enjoying

Morning Routine Song - The children LOVE this song and we play it each morning during our morning meeting routine.  Scotty and the Stars will be performing at a free concert on Saturday at the Harvest Jazz and Blues.  If you have a chance to get there, I'm sure your chidlren will love it!

Scotty and the Stars "It's Time to Get Up"

Movement Breaks - At times, when we are a little bit squiggly, we enjoy some active body breaks.  This is one we have enjoyed.

Shake Your Sillies Out

Math Links - We have been working on learning our numbers to 5, counting forward and backward as well as "Subitizing" which is a big fancy word for recognizing sets of objects at a glance.  Enjoy these videos together and try to incorporate these kinds of skills into your everyday actvities.

10 Little Numbers

Subitizing Up to 5

 

 

September 12
Picture Day! Wednesday, September 13, 2017

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September 11
Week At A Glance September 11-15

Week At A Glance September 11-15, 2017                                       Grade ¾ Classroom J

 

Dear Parent/Guardian,                                                                                          September 11-15, 2017

The first week of the schoolyear has been a success! Students are completing daily routines with ease and are settling in to their new grade. I’ve loved catching up with the grade 4s and getting to know all of my grade 3 students!

 

Please check your child’s Homework/Communication Bag each day for important notices and homework materials. 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

Harvest Jazz & Blues in Schools presentation Tuesday, September 12 at 9:30

School Picture Day Wednesday, September 13

Welcome Night Thursday, September 14 @6:00pm

 

Areas of Focus for September 11-15, 2017

Writing- Students will learn about The Daily 5 program and what it will look like in our classroom when we are Working on Writing and completing Word Work activities, as well as how to use our writing center. We continue our focus on the 6 +1 Traits of Writing with lots of chances for students to show what the already know about editing.

 

Reading-This week, grade ¾ students will practice the Daily 5 reading activities as we learn about expectations for Read-to-Self, Read-to-Others and Listen to Reading. I will continue conferencing with students to determine areas of focus for comprehension and each student’s current reading level.

 

Word Work- Students will explore ten new words each week through a variety of activities and will complete a quick quiz at the end of the week to “show what they know”. A copy of the differentiated Word List can be found in your child’s Communication Bag.

 

Numeracy-I will continue conferencing with students to determine their areas of strength and areas we will work on in Math this year. All students will explore activities related to patterns in numbers, pictures and nature. This week students will work both independently and with others, as well as participate in small-group guided math lessons.

To practice and improve knowledge of math facts, students complete a 5-minute math fact recall activity (math drill) each day.  This activity is differentiated for each student and allows students move on to more challenging facts at their own rate. Please see the attached Math Facts Handout for you to keep at home.

 

Social Sciences: This week grade 3 students will explore the concepts of how to describe where New Brunswick is in the world and in Canada. Grade 4 students will learn more about what exploration is and how we can explore.   

 

Personal Wellness: Students will work in small groups to discuss classroom expectations/rules and what makes us unique.

Homework

Reading- read aloud (even to yourself!) for at least 10 minutes each night. Complete the reading log each night. Remember to have it signed J

Word Work- study word list each night. Try some of the activities on the Word Work Handout.

Numeracy- Study math facts for 5 minutes each night and have someone quiz you if possible. Try creating your own flash cards or playing a math game with someone.

September 09
Our First Week

Wow! It's been a great first week here in grade 1! It has been a pleasure getting to know all of the new grade 1 students. They are getting used to being back in school and learning new routines. I am very lucky to be working with some wonderful children.

We are working on making patterns in math and refreshing our memory of letter identification and the sounds that they make. You can help your child at home by helping them to identify the letters and patterns they see in their environment.

I look forward to seeing all of you on Thursday evening at our Meet the Teacher event.

Mrs. Penney​

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