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This will be our class website for the year so please be sure to add this to your favourites! Don't forget to check this site throughout the year with your child. Our monthly newsletters will be posted below.


Ms. Rogerson's RAZ reading is up! Please click on the parrot below for a wonderful free reading resource to use with your child at home. The class name is under - Rogerson - You will find your child's name. Their reading level has already been set up. You will have to set a password with your child. Should you have any questions or concerns please let me know.

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Dear Parent/Guardians,

       As unpredictable weather is upon us proper clothing for school becomes of utmost importance. Students are outside for an extended period of time daily and therefore should come dressed with a jacket, outdoor pants, boots, a hat and waterproof mitts.

Please note the following:

Wednesday February 8th – Pizza Day

Friday February 10th – 100’s Day

Tuesday February 14th – Valentines Day

Wednesday February 15th Flag Day

Friday February 17th – Report Cards home

Monday February 20th – Family Day No School

Tuesday February 28th – Shrove Tuesday

Wednesday March 1st – First Day of Lent

March 13-17th – March Break 

If your child is going home with someone that is NOT on the contact information we have at the office, please write a note in your child’s agenda stating who is picking them up and that they have your permission. Otherwise we will not release your child at the end of the day.

This month we will be working on the following:

Language

Students are encouraged to read nightly at home and are welcome to borrow books from school to take each night to do so. Also use of RAZ reading nightly is also encouraged.

Our current writing form focus has been Procedural writing. Each class did a shared Procedural writing on Making a Pizza. The students learned that their writing needs a Title, Goal, List of Materials Needed and a List of the Steps. Next we will be working on an Information Report in conjunction with our Science units.

Mathematics – Gr. 1-2

Our next Math focus is Probability (likely, unlikely, possible, impossible)

Students have also been continuing to work on problem solving that is open ended, meaning that there are many answers. (E.g., The gym has 20 balls. Some could be red, some could be yellow and some could be blue. How many of each colour could there be?) When completing these tasks students are able to use any math tool of their choice to aid them in this (e.g., 100s chart, blocks, number line)

Science – Our Current Science Units are as follows

Gr.1 – Understanding Earth and Space Systems – Daily and Seasonal Changes

Gr.2 – Understanding Life Systems – Growth and Changes In Animals

The Arts

This term our arts focus is Drama and Dance.

Physical Education/ Health

Gr.1&2 – Personal Safety and Injury Prevention (Outdoors and Indoors)

In Phys-ed we have been working on the ability to stop safely and in control with the awareness of people and equipment around them in games such as Pizza (1). Also, demonstrating the ability to jump, hop and land safely in control taking off from one foot or from two feet through group practice on their own gym square (2).

Religion/Fully Alive

We will be beginning our Lenten journey leading up to Easter. The grade 2’s have begun their journey to 1st Communion and Reconciliation

 As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the teacher at 613-828-5158.

Your Partners in Education,                                                                                                Ms. Gillis and Ms. Rogerson

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Dear Parent/Guardians,

       As the weather begins to change proper clothing for school becomes of utmost importance. Students are outside for an extended period of time daily and therefore should come dressed with a jacket, hats and mitts as necessary.

Please note the following:

The school Terry Fox Run is Thursday September 29th. The school is now collecting donations.

Friday October 7, 2016 is a P.D Day, there is no school.

Monday October 10, 2016 is Thanksgiving Day, there is no school.

Picture day is Monday October 24, 2016.

A note on homework: Each night there is one math and language section to complete. Please read nightly with your child as this is essential in the development of their reading. When reading, have your child answer comprehension stories as well as re-tell what has happened in the story. In the coming weeks your child will have access to an online reading program called RAZ kids.  

If your child is going home with someone that is NOT on their emergency contact information sheet we have at the office, please write a note in your child’s agenda stating who is picking them up and that they have your permission. Otherwise we will not release your child at the end of the day.

This month we will be working on the following:

Language

Students are encouraged to read nightly at home and are welcome to borrow books from school to take each night to do so.

Each week there are weekly words. These are written every Monday in their agendas. We use these words throughout the week to better familiarize ourselves with them. We use them in sentences and practise their spelling. We have also been focusing on writing sentences that begin with a capital letter, end with a period, have proper spacing between words and are written neatly. In reading, we have been selecting good fit books at our own reading level as well as working on checking for understanding by answering various comprehension questions from the text such as setting. When students are answering these questions orally in a whole group setting we are working on speaking using full sentences. We also do a weekly poem for poetry and students have to identify the sight words within the weekly poem. Our first reading strategy focus is Making Connections.

Mathematics

Gr.1/2 - The students have been working on Patterning. They have been learning and practising to create and extend patterns using one attribute (gr.1) and two attributes (gr.2). They have also been creating number patterns.

We have been reviewing math tools (manipulatives) within the class that can help us with our math this year such as 10 frames, 100s charts and blocks. The students will continue to work on group problem solving activities.

Science

Gr.1 – Understanding Structures and Mechanisms - Materials, Objects, and Everyday

           Structures.

Gr.2 – Understanding Structures and Mechanisms – Movement

The Arts

This term our arts focus is Visual Art and Music.

Physical Education/ Health

Gr.1 – The Senses. Canada’s Food Guide/Food Groups

Gr. 2 – Review of the Senses, Canada’s Food Guide- Healthy Growth Food Choices

In Phys-ed we have been working on gym safety and co-operative games that include various locomotion and travelling skills.

Religion/Fully Alive

Gr.1 – I am a Child of God, Creation is a gift from God and Each One is Special.

Gr.2 – I am a Child of God, God Knows My Name and we are all Different and Alike.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the teacher at 613-828-5158.

Your Partners in Education,                                                                                                Ms. Gillis and Ms. Rogerson 

        

Dear Parent/Guardians,

       As the weather begins to change proper clothing for school becomes of utmost importance. Students are outside for an extended period of time daily and therefore should come dressed with a jacket, snowpants, a hat and waterproof mitts as necessary.

Please note the following:

The Remembrance Day Prayer Service is Friday November 11th at 10:45. All are welcome to attend. Poppies will be for sale on Friday morning before the ceremony any donation is appreciated.

Picture re-take day is Wednesday November 16.

Friday November 18th is a P.D Day. There is no school for students.

There will be a Christmas sale for the students on Wednesday December 14th as well as a Christmas concert on Wednesday December 21st, times TBD.  

A note on homework: Each night there is one math section and weekly sight word sentences to complete (gr.1 – 1 sentence per word, gr.2 – 2 sentences per word). The homework sheets are labelled Monday- Friday and are due back to school each Friday. Please have your child attempt the sentence writing independently.

If your child is going home with someone that is NOT on the contact information we have at the office, please write a note in your child’s agenda stating who is picking them up and that they have your permission. Otherwise we will not release your child at the end of the day.

This month we will be working on the following:

Language

Students are encouraged to read nightly at home and are welcome to borrow books from school to take each night to do so.

Our first writing form focus is Descriptive Writing. Students will be creating their own creature by drawing a picture, filling out a graphic organizer about their creature and then writing about it. We will be focusing on using Adjectives (describing words) to help us with this.

Our next reading form focus is Visualization. This is where students make a picture in their minds of what they are hearing read.

In Phonics we have been focusing on word families (e.g., at, ap, ab), blends and vowels and using these strategies to help us when we are sounding out the spelling of an unknown word.

In Oral Communication we are continuing to focus on speaking using full sentences.

Mathematics – Gr. 1-2

In Math we are beginning Measurement. Grade 1& 2 will be focusing on measuring various objects using non-standard measurement tools (e.g., cubes, marshmallows). Grade 2 will also be measuring with standard measurement tools (e.g., ruler).

Students have also been working on Number Sense counting (by 1’s, 2’s, 5’s, 10’s to 100) and problem solving that is open ended, meaning that there are many answers. (e.g., Ms. Rogerson has 15 chocolate bars. Some are red some are blue and some are green. How many of each could she have?)

Science

Gr.1 – Understanding Matter and Energy – Energy In Our Lives

Gr.2 – Understanding Matter and Energy – Properties of Liquids and Solids.

The Arts

This term our arts focus is Visual Art and Music.

Physical Education/ Health

Gr.1 – Personal Hygiene

Gr. 2 – Personal Hygiene/Dental Hygiene

In Phys-ed we have been working on gym safety and co-operative games that include locomotion and travelling.

Religion/Fully Alive

Gr.1&2 – This month we will be beginning our Advent Journey leading up to Christmas.

We have been learning about different feelings we all have as well as different families. We have learned and discussed biblical stories such as Creation and the Good Samaritan.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the teacher at 613-828-5158.

Your Partners in Education,                                                                                                Ms. Gillis and Ms. Rogerson