A Note From the Teacher... July
Thank you for an absolutely amazing first year at Katzie Elem. I appreciate the support and help I have received from each and every one of you!
The kids have all grown so much this year and I am extremely proud of them all.
If you can only do one thing this summer - please make sure you READ lots with your kids. It truly is the most important.
Have a safe and wonderful summer. I can't wait to see you all in September. For those of you moving to new schools - good luck... I'm going to miss you tons!!!
See Our Classroom > New pictures were added Feb. 24
Calendar > Updated calendars for Feb./Mar./Apr. added Jan. 26
Homework > New YouTube videos added Dec. 11
My Pets > New pictures added Dec. 10
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.
June - in class:
Home Reading > Please continue to read with your child each night. Ask them questions about the story to see if they are comprehending what they read. Ask them questions that get them to infer what the characters might be thinking or feeling (learning to read between the lines).
Word Wall Words > We have only a couple more weeks of word wall words. A review will be going home soon. These are words that can be continuously practiced and spelled over the holiday.
Spelling > Thank you for working so hard with your kids on their Spelling words. They have done an excellent job with them this year. I will continue with new words up until the third week of June, just to keep routine in the classroom.
Journal Writing > Learning to edit work is a hard step for kids. They write it and want to be done with it. I have started to emphasize the importance of reading what they have written to make sure the words are right and what they have written makes sense. This is something they will continue to work on next year.
Visualization and giving opinions (I liked the story because... I did not like the story because...)
Predicting what may happen in a story.
Retelling stories by telling the Beginning/Middle/End of stories.
Numeracy > Addition and Subtraction to 18 / Place Value
Themes: Mapping / Butterflies / Summer
8:33 First Bell
8:38 Morning instruction begins
10:05 Recess begins
10:20 Recess ends
11:45 Lunch > students play outside
12:10 Lunch > students inside to eat
12:30 Afternoon instruction begins
Walk to School!
Because we have a geographically small catchment area, we are encouraging everyone to walk to school.
It's also fun to start a "Walking School Bus" on your street or in your area, where students join as you walk to school and the group gets bigger and bigger.
The Grade 7 Katzie Leadership Team will be keeping track of how many cars are dropping kids off.
SO - If you can walk, PLEASE WALK TO SCHOOL!!
Happy Birthday to our...
Stay tuned for new names!
Sept. ? > First Day of School
Mrs. Powell, our librarian has a blog that lets you know what's been going on in the Library, as well as around the school. PLEASE CHECK IT OUT!!!
A great reading website:
Thanks for all your support from home!
Feel free to email me or stop in if you have any questions or concerns.
Miss Sveinson's Classroom Facebook Page
I know that many parents are on Facebook and find it such an easy way to stay in touch and communicate with each other. I have created a classroom page for parents that will hopefully allow for a simple and effective means of communication and a way of sharing ideas with you.