Posted: November 11, 2015
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge." - Albert Einstein
Posted: October 18, 2015
Here are a few things happening this week: * We have started Unit 2: Whole Numbers in Math and students are working very well. Please check with your child to see if you saw his/her Unit 1 Math test. They were sent home last week to be signed and returned. * Just a reminder that Reading Logs are due every Friday. Students are to read each night for 15 minutes and log each night. * Picture retakes are on Friday, Oct. 23rd.
Posted: October 12, 2015
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend. Here are a few reminders for this week: * We finished our first unit in Math and the end of unit test is ready to be sent home. Students can make the corrections and have it signed by an adult and returned back to me. We will now be starting Unit 2: Whole Numbers. * Students are to read for 15 minutes every night and pick an entry log on their grid and write about what it is asking. Each question should be answered in a complete sentence. * Scholastic Book orders will be sent home this week. * We will be doing Reflex Math at school and students can also do this at home. I will attach the weblink so students can work from home. Student passwords and information sheets will be sent home with students. ** Please kept the following dates in mind:- Wednesday, October 14th - Blue Jays day. Please come to school dressed in blue and white.- Friday, October 16th - FundScrip orders are due back- Thursday, October 22nd - Scholastic Book orders are due back- Friday, October 23rd - Picture Retake Day
Posted: October 6, 2015
Reminders for this week: * Students must read for 15 minutes each night. There will be no reading log this week due to it being a short week. * Math test on Wednesday, Oct. 7th. Students have been working on their review. * There is no school for students on Thursday, Oct. 8th and Friday, Oct. 9th, as well as, Monday, Oct. 12th. Enjoy your Thanksgiving! * Scholastic Book orders will be sent home with students on Wednesday, Oct. 7th. They are due back on Wednesday, Oct. 21st.
Posted: September 20, 2015
Here are a couple of things to keep in mind this week: * Reading Logs will begin this week as part of your child's nightly homework. Each night, students are asked to read for 15 minutes and complete a reading log activity listed in their duotang. I will collect these randomally to be marked so it is very important that your child complete their reading log on a regular basis. * Scholastic Book orders are due this Wednesday, September 23rd. Why Scholastic? Here are a few of the benefits from ordering through Scholastic: 1. It gets your children excited about reading and helps improve their confidence in reading independently. 2. Teachers earn FREE books and learning materials for their classrooms with Bonus Coupons! 3.It helps you partner with your child's teacher to encourage reading in the classroom and at home. 4. It offers an amazing selection of hot new fiction, award winners and classic titles every month- at the best prices anywhere! 5. Scholastic's 100% Satisfaction Guarantee ensures you will be happy with your purchases. If not, they offer a full refund. 6. It provides reading levels and book descriptions to help you match books to your child's reading needs, interests and abilities. * It's Picture Day on Thursday, September 24th so bring your best smile. * Our Fall Fair will be held on Friday, Septermber 25th. It's sure to be fun so come out and enjoy the evening. There will be some fun for everyone!
Posted: September 7, 2015
Welcome Back to School and to Grade 5! Another school year is upon us and we will learn so many new and exciting things this year. Can you believe that this is your last year of Elementary School?! Wow! I have had the opportunity to teach many of you when you were in Kindergarten and now I'm excited to teach you in your final year at Saint Andrew's. Here are a few things happening on the first day of school: * In the morning, between 8:00-8:15, students will gather outside on the playground until they are called by their teacher. Class lists will be posted on the wall outside. If it is raining, students in grade 3-5 will gather in the gym and students in grades 1-2 will gather in the cafeteria. Kindergarten students will go directly to their classroom. * The school cafeteria will be open for some delicious meals. Our outdoor play is from 11:30-12:00 and our lunch hour is from 12:00-12:30 (grades 4 &5). Please be aware that our school is peanut aware and we are asking that students not bring peanut butter or nuts of any kind to school as we have a couple of students will severe peanut/nut allergies. Thank you for your cooperation!
Posted: May 20, 2015
Our Kindergarten classes will be going to MacDonald Farm in Bartibog on Tuesday, June 9th. We will be arriving at the farm at 10:00. We will have a fun filled day and then, on the way back to school, we will stop at Goji's for a frozen yogurt treat. More information will be sent home.
Posted: May 20, 2015
Our Kindergarten classes will be walking to the Chatham Public Library on Friday, June 5th. We will be leaving the after morning recess to arrive at the Library at 10:30. More information will follow.
Posted: April 20, 2015
Here are a few things happening this week: * In Literacy, we will be working on the letter Y y. Yay! Some words that begin with this letter are yo-yo, yak, yellow, yawn, yard, yesterday, and yarn. Show and Tell will be on Thursday this week. * In Math, we will continue to work on Unit 3: Geometry and Measurement. * There is NO SCHOOL for all Kindergarten kids on Friday, April 24th due to the Teddy Bear Picnic.
Posted: April 13, 2015
Here a few things happening this week: * In Literacy, we will be working on the letter V v. Some words that begin with this letter are Vincent, vampire, voice, volume, volcano, violin, vulture, and velcro. Show and Tell will be on Friday so have fun hunting for something that begins with the /v/ sound. Remember that show and tell is part of the weekly homework. * In Math, we are beginning Unit 3: Geometry and Measurement. * On Monday, April 13, we will be attending the Music Festival at JMH. Our Kindergarten performance is at 9:30 in the theater.