Monday, December 4, 2017

Learning's Fun ~ In Grade One! December 4, 2017

Reminders - Field Trip to the MTYP on Thursday, December 7
                  - Christmas Concert - Thursday, December 14 at the Caboto Centre
                  - Last day of classes - Friday, December 22

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!                 Christian                     December 2

We are off to the MTYP on Thursday, December 7.  We will be leaving the school right at 9:00.  The show begins at 9:45 and runs until 11:15.  We should be back at school by 11:45.  The performance that we will be seeing is called "A Charlie Brown Double Bill".
I do have enough driver's/chaperones.  Thank you very much for your help!

These are the drivers that I have listed:
Christine Oriaku - drive 2
Darla Gauthier - drive 4
Viney San - drive 4
Janean McInnes - drive 3
Michelle Chrisp - drive 2
Aryam Araia (Elhana) - drive 1

TOTAL 16 - If any of these numbers or drivers are incorrect or need to be changed, please let me know as soon as possible.  Please visit Mrs. Madden in the office and make sure the school has an updated copy of your license and insurance information before the day of the field trip.

Our Christmas Concert is coming up quickly.  The children have been practising their songs and Mr. B. has been very busy bee too!
The concert is on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14
It is being held at the Caboto Centre
The children are asked to be there at 5:45 pm and need to be dropped off at at the door of the smaller side room with the teachers.  (They will not be allowed into this room before 5:45.) 
The concert begins at 6:30. 
Please dress your child in "nice Christmas clothes". 
Don't forget to bring shoes and your violins.

The parents are being asked to bring some "dainties" to share.  Please bring your dainties to school on the Thursday morning of the concert day.  Thank you.

Every year our school puts together hampers for the Christmas Cheer Board.  Each class makes up one hamper for one family. Your child will be bringing home a note with a few food items listed.  If you are able, please bring these food items to school over the next 2 weeks.  There will be a sign up sheet if you are interested in buying a present for the children in the family.  We will also need a family to volunteer and deliver the hamper to the family @ Friday, December 15. 
Thank you all for helping us make someone's Christmas a little more merry!

Our class Christmas Party will be held on the last day of school, Friday, December 22 in the afternoon. 
These are the Snack Parents for this party: Dylan, Harmony, Jayden, Mrs. Petkau

Photos to share - Beautiful Artwork from the Christmas Supper -
                             BIRDS AMONG THE BIRCH TREES (I missed taking some children's pictures.)

We have a new pet in our classroom - Joey the crested gecko. 
This is Harmony's brother who is the gecko expert and his name is Joey too!  Thanks for visiting!

Here is our latest bulletin board mural - How do animals survive the winter?

Monday, November 6, 2017

Learning's Fun ~ In Grade One! November 6, 2017

Reminders - Remembrance Day Service at school on Thursday, November 9 at 10:45 am
                   - NO SCHOOL on Friday, November 10
                   - School Christmas Supper fundraiser is on Saturday, November 25 at the Caboto Centre

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!                         Mikala                     November 7
                                                              Quinn                      November 10
Our school Remembrance Day service will be held on Thursday, November 9 at 10:45 in the morning, in the chapel area.  Everyone is welcome to come.  If you would like to send in a donation for a poppy, please send the money in an envelope or a Ziplock bag that morning,

We have finished up our science unit about the Senses and are beginning our next unit called -
Daily and Seasonal Changes

Making paper chain patterns to decorate our classroom

French Bulletin Board - Spiders and Pumpkins (L'araignee et La citrouille)



Monday, October 23, 2017

Learning's Fun ~ In Grade One! October 23, 2017

Reminders - Halloween Party on Tuesday, October 31, afternoon
                  - Remembrance Day Service on Thursday, November 9 at 10:45
                  - No School on Friday, November 10

We are having a Halloween Party next Tuesday, October 31 in the afternoon.  The children may bring a costume to change into after lunch recess.  Do not wear the costume to school but bring it in a plastic grocery bag and they can change for the afternoon.  PLEASE remember this is a Christian school and make sure the costume that your child brings is appropriate. (NO weapons, blood, masks,scary or gory costumes).  The children do not have to bring or wear a costume if they do not want to.  I have a box full of different hats if someone would like to borrow something from me.

Schedule for that afternoon - Costume Parade  (1:15)
                                             - Dance in the gym
                                             - Recess (2:00)
                                             - Party in each classroom (2:15)

Every year I divide up the families in my class and assign them one party for the whole year for them to be the SNACK PARENTS.  Hopefully this works out for everyone.  If your party day does not work for your family, you can trade with someone else or if you are unable to bring treats for that day, please let me know and I will make sure that snacks make it to the party. 
Remember - The school is nut free and this year we do not have any food allergies in our class.

Halloween - Alex M, A.J., Ava, Christian
Christmas - Dylan, Felix, Harmony, Jayden
Valentine's - Lena, Masouda, Mikala, Quinn
Easter - Rascie, Reid, Sophie, Zoe

End of the year party is free for anyone to bring treats (often families are not here on that last day).


"Feely Socks" for our study about senses

Painting Joseph's coat of many colours

 Finger painting - Mixing yellow and red to make orange