It is hard to believe that we have finished one month of school already. The children have settled nicely into their new routine. Thank you to all the parents for taking the time to complete nightly homework and signing the agendas on a daily basis.
This week, the second grade students happily took home their second reader of the year, while the first grade students started homework for the first time. This afternoon, our class had a Top Apple Celebration. Over the past month, the students were united in their effort to remain Top Apples throughout three different benchmarks of the day (1st recess, 2nd recess, and the afternoon). We celebrated their hard work and effort today. At home, please continue to reinforce the neccessity of obeying right away while following directions.
Also, over the past month, we have been taking weekly trips to the computer lab to practice our math skills on www.mathletics.com . Each child has their own unique username and password for this program (stapled in the front of their agenda). This is a fantastic web site that strengthens math skills in many areas. Your child has access at any time and anywhere there is internet. This is a great way to spend useful computer time at home, as well as at school. At school, we have the web site bookmarked in our favorites for easy access. Please practice with your child so that he/she is familiar with how to log in properly.
As stated in my previous blog post today, there will be no school on Monday, October 1. Faculty and staff will be showing their love and support for Miss Bannister at her father’s funeral in Elgin, New Brunswick. Classes will resume on Tuesday, October 2 at 9am. If you are looking for something to fill the time on Monday, every child took home their readers and could benefit from 15 minutes of reading with an adult and Mathletics is always available.
Please read, print, and post in a prominent spot our October 1-5 weekly schedule.