J.O.Y.= Jesus, Others, You

Friday, March 10, 2017

Happy Spring Break!

We went on a leprechaun scavenger hunt today.In keeping with Lent, he did not give us any chocolates but a coin and a tattoo for Saint Patrick's day.

I sent home blankets to be washed and returned. I also sent home Phonics books which we will no longer be using in the classroom. We will be doing hands on activities and other activities during our Phonics/ Library time.  I encourage the students to continue to do their Phonics books at home.

Lucy was our star student this week. The students said:

I like playing with you!
You are my friend!
I like your laugh!
You are good at soccer!
You are my good friend!
I like your smile!
You are a fast runner!
You draw nice pictures

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

I didn't send home any Little readers today as it is Spring break next week. We will resume our little books after Spring Break.

This week we are giving up "show and tell" for Lent. We discussed giving up things that are hard for us to do and since most of the students enjoy show and tell, we thought this would be a good idea for this week.

Please send in your child's report card cover and envelope before Spring break. Thanks!

Friday, March 03, 2017

Report Cards came home today. Please sign and return them for next week. If you have any questions or would like to meet, please email me.

**Thank you to Mrs.Sheardown for her creativity and putting together the auction craft. It was so well thought out and she spent time with every child cutting out their butterflies. This could be yours if you bid on it at the auction tomorrow=)

**Thank you so much for returning the parent evaluation form.  If you haven't done so, you can still do it next week. I read your feedback with your child this afternoon.   The students beamed with a giant smile hearing feedback from their parents.

** Some students have been bringing toys to school. I understand it can be a challenge but please try to have toys kept at home- a few of them have broken this week or the students bring them out during learning and get distracted.  Thanks !

**Please try to have your child in line at 8:45am so they can get into our morning routine of coming in with the class at 8:50.  I understand some days are harder than others and there are other reasons as to why your child might be late.  If your child is late, please have them come in quietly and allow them to get settled independently into their morning routine as I start telling the students about our day or we practice concepts as I do attendance. Thank you for your help and support with this!

Some things we talked about this week:

Lent: We discussed what a friend is and what it means to be a friend. A friendship is one that we invest in. We discussed a friend being someone we enjoy, trust, listen to etc.  We talked about how Jesus is our friend and especially during Lent we can work on developing this friendship.  Some ideas discussed of things we can do: we can pray more, listen more to God talking to us through silence, take care of our friends, be kind to others etc.Going on "PRAYDATES" at the church.

Science: We are talking about pushes and pulls and identifying them. I am excited to see the students making connections throughout the day recognizing these forces

Socials: We have been talking about families. This week the students had to compare similarities and differences with their family composition. We used a venn diagram and this was a challenging skill.  I was completely impressed with every student and their abilities to do this so well. 

Writing: We are working on counting words before writing and thinking about how many finger spaces we need. We are working on starting our first letter as an uppercase as well as phonetically spelling.  

** If you can please send in or start collecting milk jug lids for us, this would be super helpful. We need them for an upcoming science project. Thanks!

Cole was the star student this week. The students said:

I like playing with you!
You are good at soccer!
You are a fast runner!
You are a nice friend!
I like your smile!
I like your backpack!
You are a really good friend!
I like your smile!
I like your work!

Monday, February 27, 2017

Tomorrow's colour day is red,black and white.

Little Readers are due tomorrow .

We didn't get to have Library today as Mrs. Mahussier was sick. We will try to arrange another day during the week.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Thank you so much of coming to our Student Led conferences and your involvement with your child in their learning. The students were anticipating the day and I know they were so excited and proud to share their work with you. Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete the green Student led conference form. I will share your comments with your child next week. Please return by Monday the 27th (not the 28th as stated not the form).

Stefano was our star student this week. The students said:
I like your hair!
You are handsome!
I like your smile!
You are a really awesome soccer player!
You are good at football!
You are my good friend!
I like your gym shoes!
You have a nice backpack!
I like your show and tell!
You run super fast!

Feb.28th On Shrove/Fat Tuesday  (day before Lent begins) we celebrate by eating pancakes as a school. The Knights of Columbus will be making pancakes for the students. If you prefer that your child does not eat a pancake, PLEASE let me know in advance and send something very small for your child to eat instead. THIS IS ALSO A NON UNIFORM DAY. ONCE A THEME HAS BEEN DECIDED, I WILL LET YOU KNOW.

March 1: The season of Lent begins with Ash Wednesday. We will have a Mass on the day and you are welcome to join us.

Report cards go home Friday March 3rd. It is also a Food bank Mass on this day.

I will be sending our March calendar next week. Stay tuned!