This Week at School

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

Please forgive me for not updating in the past few weeks. We certainly were busy. Ms. Hammond is back and will be here until the end of this week. She has begun to teach lessons in Art, Science and Writing. It is great to have her.

Curriculum Notes:

  • Science: Grade 3 students continue to learn about soils and grade 2 are learning properties of air and water.
  • Language: We have begun our daily 5 rotations. Students will have words each week. Half of the words focus on either a word family or grammar point, the other half are sight words. Please practise these words with your child each night. It doesn't just have to be pencil and paper tasks - write it in sand, soap in the bathtub, magnetic letters, make them out of playdoh!
  • STaRS reading program has begun. The form was sent home on Friday. The way it is run in our class is students make a choice from a bin (I ask them to choose from a certain bin that it at or near their level of reading. We call these "just right" books. These books help us to become a better reader. On the information sheet, there are some tips for how to help your child. I completely understand that this may not be done every night as there are extracurricular activities that take up time. However, reading each night is important. Please call if you have any questions about this program. If your child happens to choose a "papa bear" (too hard) book, feel free to read it to them and indicate on the record card that it was read to them. Modelling reading and reading strategies is important too!
  • Please note that Friday is a PA Day and there is no school.

Have a fabulous week!


What if Everybody did that 2018.MP4

What If Everbody Did That

Our class was working on a book together that we have finally published as a movie. It is based on the book "What if Everybody Did That?" by Ellen Javernick. We put a Saint Mary twist on the rules of the school in our version!