We had nine chicks hatch throughout the day on Friday, May 4th! We spent the day writing about what we saw and wondered about our new little friends. We were able to watch a few of the chicks hatch from their shells (what a great learning moment!). We observed that the chicks are very wet when they hatch and seem very tired. We think that they learn how to walk very quickly because after a few hours they were able to walk around. We know that they need to sleep after they hatch and that it is very important not to scare them. We know that chicks are very little and we are very big. Treating these little creatures with care is very important to us.
Math: We have been exploring…
We are starting to write stories. We have been working on picking a small moment in our lives (first day of school, Halloween, Christmas Concert) and writing a few descriptive sentences about it. We are trying to include a...
- Beginning (On the first day of school I saw all of my new friends waiting in line with their parents. I was so excited to meet them and begin our learning.)
- Middle (That day we spent time getting to know each other by playing fun games and sharing stories.)
- End (At the end of the day we all walked to the buses and walker line together. The first day of school was great and I knew that we were going to have a wonderful year!)
Education Week Events (Monday, May 7th – Friday, May 11th)
Monday, May 7th – Easter/Education Week Mass
We will be attending mass at St. Patrick's Fallowfield Parish at 10:45 AM. The bus will be leaving St. Anne at 10:00 AM and returning shortly after 12:00 PM.
Wednesday, May 9th – Roland Bibeau
At 1:15 PM, Roland Bibeau will be performing in French for students in grades 1-6
Friday, May 11th – Open House/Art Gallery
St. Anne will be having an Open House on Friday from 8:45 AM – 10:00 AM. Families are invited to spend the morning learning about all the wonderful things that are happening in our classroom right now. There will also be an Art Gallery displayed in the gym. We are looking forward to seeing you on Friday!
Kingdom Club Announcement:
“During the week of May 14th - 18th, St. Anne will be supporting the Pyjama Patrol by asking families to donate a pair of pyjamas for children who may not own any. If you would like to participate, please bring or send in a new pair of children-sized pyjamas, OR a donation can be made through School Cash Online. Then have your child wear pajamas to school on Tuesday, May 15th for a “thank you” Pyjama Day! We look forward to seeing everyone participating in this event and helping this project!”
Wishing you all a wonderful week!
We have welcomed a few new additions to our classroom. Our little chicks arrived two weeks ago and we can’t wait for them to hatch. In the meantime, we are learning about new life and chick development. Ask your child what they have learned so far!
We have concluded our unit on money and time. We know how to tell time to the hour and half hour. We understand the difference between the minute and hour hand and know how to read these hands to figure out what time it is. Please continue to have your child review time to the hour and half hour, as well as days, weeks, months and reading a calendar. We are now learning about linear measurement, area, weight and capacity. Check out our Twitter account for pictures!
The grade 1 reading expectation for the end of the year is Level 15. Please continue to have your child read on a daily basis. We work on reading and writing every day, practicing to refine our already developed skills and learn new ones. We have finished learning all of our WWW for the year! However, continuing to review these words regularly is very helpful to your child’s reading and writing development.
We have finished our Animal Research Projects! We took our research very seriously and put our reading and writing skills to the test. I am very proud of all the hard work and collaboration that went into these projects. I will be sending your child's research home for you to see. Please ask your child to share their wonderful knowledge… they really do know a lot!
Over the past few weeks we have been learning about money. We have been...
Language: We have been…
We are concluding our unit on Energy :)
Thank you for your ongoing support! :)
Our school is having a BAKE SALE for students in grades 1-6!!!
All money raised goes to the Ryan’s Well Foundation. It takes place Thursday March 29, 2018. Tickets for yummy treats can be purchased using cash online. All items are a dollar and there is a maximum of two treats per person. All items are nut free.
Thank you for helping support our cause!!
Science: We are investigating…
- Energy sources
- Energy chains
- Energy conservation
Our Scientist in School workshop was SO MUCH FUN! Ask your child about all the experiments we did.
Math: We are exploring…
Language: We have been hard at work learning about…
- Silent E
- Descriptive writing
We are learning about Lent
White Elephant Sale: Thursday, March 8th and Friday, March 9th in the morning
"Mme Sarah's grade 4 class needs your help! We are raising money for Nature Canada. Nature Canada is a national nature conservation organization. Our goal is to donate money to help protect animals and protect our lands here in Canada. We are organizing a white elephant sale to raise seed money. This seed money will be used to develop and sell products to raise money for Nature Canada. Please help us!”
- Keep reading on a daily basis and practicing the WWW’s
- St. Anne School Showcase is Friday, March 9th starting at 1:00 PM. Families are welcome!
- White Elephant Sale is Thursday, March 8th and Friday, March 9th in the morning
- Daylight savings begins on March 11th (Spring ahead!)
- March Break: Monday, March 12th – Friday, March 16th. Enjoy the break! :)
Math: Number Sense
1. Please continue to read with your child and review WWW's as often as possible
2. We will be celebrating Valentine's Day on Wednesday, February 14th. If your child would like to send in cards, please have them send in for the whole group. We have 20 friends in our classroom. Also, please only have you child write their name on the card, this will make distributing the cards much easier.
3. Ash Wednesday is this Wednesday – School mass beings at 10:50 AM, all are welcome!
4. Thank you for returning our Class Journal promptly! We are still working on completely Entry #1. It’s turning out to be a great way to promote meaningful writing J
5. On Friday, February 16th, Ryan Hreljac (the founder of The Ryan’s Well Foundation) will be coming in to speak to Grade 1-6 students. Spirit Week will start the following week and money raised will be going to Ryan's Well Foundation. Donations will be accepted through cash online.
Spirit Week Themes:
Monday, February 19th: Family Day - NO SCHOOL
Tuesday, February 20th: Jersey Day + Scientist in the School
Wednesday, February 21st: Favourite Character Day
Thursday, February 22nd: Crazy Hat/Hair Day
Friday, February 23rd: Tacky Tourist Day
8. Our Scientist in school workshop is Tuesday, February 21st in the morning. We now have enough Parent Volunteers. Thank you for all of your support!
We loved reading the Advent Journals as a class. Students took a lot of pride in sharing and showing what they wrote at home. I will be sending home a new shared journal. Each student will have an opportunity to bring the journal home. We will decide on a new topic every few week, eventually creating something that we can look back on at the end of the year. Please send the journal back the next day, this will ensure that every child has an opportunity to write and share.
Health: We are learning about…
Thank you for your continued support. Our learning would not happen without you!
The month of December has been one filled with joy, learning, fun, and anticipation. We have been getting our hearts ready for the coming of Jesus by reading and talking about Advent. Mrs. St-Louis has been very kind in sharing her Advent book and calendar with us. Each day we read a story from the Advent book and read a message of kindness from the calendar. These messages inspire and encourage us to show others how much we truly care about them. We also took time to read our kindness angels and write notes to each other. Both the notes and angels are displayed on our classroom window to act as a reminder for us.
1. Our Christmas Concert is this Friday! The students have been working very hard over the past month and a half to prepare for this. We are so excited to show and share this special performance with you. The concert begins at 9:30 AM and our class will be preforming closer to the end. Please have your child wear any Christmas colours/hats.
2. Thank you for your generous donations since the beginning of the year. We truly appreciate your support in our learning journey. We are still collecting gently used towels/blankets to help care for our furry friends at the Ottawa Humane Society.
3. Please continue to review the WWW’s from this week and past. We are becoming WWW expects! This daily review is proving to be very beneficial to our reading and writing. I am very proud of how well we are doing :)
Wishing you and your families a happy, healthy, and memorable Christmas and New Year!
Warm holiday wishes,
The Christmas Season is finally here and we are so excited! Red and green are our new favorite colours and drawings of Christmas trees can be found on almost every piece of paper! We are talking about how Christmas is a time for giving and showing kindness. We are learning about Advent and taking time each day to think about those we love.
Physical Education: Soccer skills
Here are a few activities that you can play at home to help your child learn WWW's, everyday words and important math concepts. These activities can be played in both English and French!
Make words with small objects! Our students love to write with small stones or jewels (Dollar Store and Dollar Tree are great places to get these items cheap).
Which Word is Right? Write 3 spellings of the sight word, only 1 correct. Have your child erase the wrong words, leave the correct spelling!
Dry Erase Writing: Have your child write the word you call out on a dry erase board. Allow him/her to look at the word wall if needed to keep things positive. You could do this on the IPAD or computer or even a Boogie board.
Make words out of play dough or pipe cleaners
Rainbow Writing : Our students like using markers to write the words in different colours. You can even buy the paint for windows and they could write their WWW on their window in their room!
Search and Read: Put words on post it notes and hide them around the house. Have you child find the words and read them back to you!
Word Search: Here is a website that you can make your own word search. You can either print it out or have your child play it on the computer. Make a word search puzzle
Concentration or Matching Game: You can use this game for math concepts (numbers, shapes, patterns...) and language (French or English words). Put words or math concepts on index cards. You could make 2 sets and they have to match the same words or match the number word to the number, or shape to the shape word etc.
Play cards - Play using words or math concepts.