A Note From the Teacher... Feb. 23
Tuesday > CLASS PICTURES RESCHEDULED!
Wednesday > Pink Shirt Day
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CLASS PICTURES have been rescheduled until April.
On Wednesday, children are encouraged to wear a pink shirt to school in honour of Anti-Bullying Day. If your child does not have a pink shirt, they could wear a red shirt.
SPELLING WORDS THIS WEEK:
(These word family words are brainstormed by the class and chosen for the 'quiz' by the kids.)
(Please remember to focus on effort and not how many rights or wrongs!)
1. dog, 2. log, 3. bog, 4. jog, 5. frog
6. clog, 7. foggy, 8. soggy, 9. goggles, 10. groundhog
*Bonus > geography, photography, photographer
Word Wall Words
See Our Classroom > Pictures added Feb. 11
Newsletters > February newsletter added.
Calendar > February and March calendars added.
Every day after school I hear a parent ask their child, "How was your day?" The child responds, "Fine". The parent then asks, "What did you do?" and the child responds with, "I don't know" or "Nothing".
I assure you, we are not "doing nothing" in school!!!!
Here is a look at some of the things we are working on.
If you have any questions about these things, please don't hesitate to ask and please remember that you are more than welcome, at any time after school, to pop in and let your child show you some of their work.
February - in class:
Home Reading > Please read with your child every night. Ask them questions about the story to see if they are comprehending what they read.
Word Wall Words > Every week the kids will bring home five new words. These are sight words that should be read quickly and without having to sound them out. Practice, practice!! If your child is already able to read them with ease, please practice spelling the words with them. Please make sure you go back and review all the words at least once a week.
Word Families > Each week, we will focus on a new word family. (ie. at, cat, sat, rat, fat). Learning word families is extremely important to help kids with learning to read, learning about word patterns and spelling patterns. These word families are being used for our weekly Spelling Quiz. The words will be written in your child's Planner on Monday. Please continue to put emphasis on effort and not how many your child gets right or wrong.
Journal Writing > Focus will be on adding details to their writing, spelling word wall words correctly and beginning to use proper punctuation.
Visualization and giving opinions (I liked the story because... I did not like the story because...)
Predicting what may happen in a story.
Retelling > Children will begin to focus on telling the Beginning / Middle / End of stories, with details.
Number Sense continued throughout the entire year.
Continue to practice counting orally by 1s, 5s, and 10s to 100. As well as by 2s to at least 20, although, I do encourage them to go farther if they understand the concept. If your child is able to orally say the numbers with ease, have them practice writing them.
Our focus this term and into next term will be on addition and subtraction.
Themes: Friendship / Valentine's Day / Chinese New Year
PARENTING AN ANXIOUS CHILD
A workshop is being offered at the school board for parents who are concerned about their child's anxiety.
• Parents will gain a greater understanding of their child's anxiety.
• Parents will be able to help their child manage his/her anxiety and related behaviours.
• Also, hear real life examples throughout the presentation
To register for one of the days, call 604-586-2685
When: MARCH 31st, APRIL 21, MAY 19, or JUNE 16
Time: 6:30 - 8:30pm
Where: District Education Centre / Boardroom #2202 (140th and 92nd)
Parents Love to Read Too!!
If you're anything like me, you have a ton of books, sitting around, looking "pretty" on your bookshelf at home.
So, I thought I'd try a Book Swap for parents. Feel free to borrow or swap any of the books in the basket and enjoy them at home.
The kids will think that it's great that you are also getting books from our classroom to read. Call it Home Reading for Moms and Dads too!!
Happy Birthday to our...
Feb. 15 > Everett
Feb. 27 > Brooklyn
Feb. 25 > Pink Shirt Day
Mar. 2 > Report Cards go home.
Mar. 3 > 100th Day of School
Mar. 4 > Early Dismissal (1:30pm)
Mar. 6 > Last day before Spring Break.
Mar. 23 > Welcome back to school.
8:33 First Bell
8:38 Morning instruction begins
10:15 Recess begins
10:30 Recess ends
11:45 Lunch > students play outside
12:10 Lunch > students inside to eat
12:30 Afternoon instruction begins