A Note From the Teacher... September
We're back... Monday, Sept. 22
School will be in session from 10 - 11am and then Tuesday will be a full day.
If for some reason you are unable to make it for the first hour on Monday, please phone the school and let them know as this day is crucial for us to do attendance and know how many kids are coming to the school. It is what we need in order to make up classes.
See Our Classroom > New pictures added...
Calendar > Updated...
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.
September - 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.
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.
Journal Writing > Focus will be on sounding out words independently and using proper spaces between the words.
Visualization and giving opinions (I liked the story because... I did not like the story because...)
Predicting what may happen in a story.
Patterns and Sorting
Themes: All About Me / Autumn
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.
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.
SO - If you can walk, PLEASE WALK TO SCHOOL!!
Happy Birthday to our...
Stay tuned for new names!
Sept. 22 > First Day of School (10 - 11am)
Sept. 23 > First Full day of school
Sept. 26 > Terry Fox Run
A New Way to Tie Shoes!!
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.