Sunday, 30 April 2017

May Newsletter and Spelling Lists

Here are some of the important dates to remember for May and a little sneak peek into June! We have a lot of fun celebrations and fieldtrips planned so thank you in advance to everyone who volunteers both in our classroom and driving on fieldtrips! A hard copy of this is also coming home soon, please check packs! :)

Some of the other news in our classroom for May is that we are starting to learn to cursive write and are embarking on a poetry unit in Language Arts! We are wrapping up multiplication and diving into division followed by Geometry and Fractions!  This month we will be learning a lot about the Ukraine as we continue our Amazing Race and fieldtrip to the Troyanda to watch Ukrainian Dancers. A HUGE HUGE thanks to all the volunteers who came out to help with the Pysanky egg creation! The kids did an amazing job and I was very grateful to have so many willing participants my first time ever making Ukranian Eggs! In Science we are learning more about Life Cycles and will be doing some Animal Research projects as well as creating an A to Z animal adjective/alliteration book as a gift to our preschool book buddies!

One of our big projects school wide this month is the Canada 150 celebration. The grade 3's will be displaying some work in a gallery walk on May 31st at 1:15. Please send The Family Tree homework project to school on Monday May 1st as it is part of this project.  The gallery walk is a drop in, casual type event for you to come and see what we've been working on. Hope you can stop by! Please have your child wear red on June 1st for the outdoor school photo and Canada day cake! yum!

If you would like to volunteer for our Science WOW! stations on May 23 (8:30-11:45) please Dojo me!

Also, if you can drive to Feel the Beat on May 24 (leaving at 9:30am) that would be much appreciated! Just send me a quick message.  Thanks again!

Thursday, 6 April 2017

April News

I'm hoping everyone received the Newsletter that went home on April 3rd but just in case it went missing here's an update for April! We have had a crazy busy month so far! Here's a few of the things we've been up to....
1. hatched baby chicks and started our Life Cycles Science Unit/Chick City tomorrow!

2. created Easter bunny houses with the preschool

3. started our multiplication unit

4. learned to draw a baby chick and give feedback to friends in Art

5. Launched our Amazing Race PBL for Social Studies

6. Started Badminton in gym

7. Finished building 5 kinds of bridges: truss, beam, arch, suspension, and  cantilever

8. Continuing with Morning Math & Literacy Stations where our focus is contractions, homonyms, suffixes, vocabulary/comprehension sort,  greater than>less than and sum fluency

9. Writers Workshop focus on changing boring words like walked into exciting words like sauntered or paced

And there are more things on the horizon....

1. April 12th swimming fieldtrip...Please contact me if you are able to drive for our fieldtrip swimming next week on Wednesday April 12th leaving the school at 9:45. I'll need enough drivers for 26 kiddos!

2. Our Easter party is April 13th , thanks to those who have already replied to send items. So far, plates and napkins, veggie dip, carrots and celery, broccoli and cauliflower and 12 juice boxes are covered, but we are in need of everything else.

3. April 13th Don't forget to dress fancy for our spirit assembly at 2:00pm

4. April 26 Ukrainian Eggs! I am excited and terrified at the prospect of 26 students and open flames! Please contact me if you are brave enough to join us 10:15-11:45

Whew! Thanks for reading to the end! Have a good night!