Spelling this week

Hello everyone,

Well, today is another day off school and it doesn’t look good for tomorrow either.  I just wanted to give you an update on spelling for this week.  I was going to have the test for list # 19 ( grade one) and # 22  ( grade two)  today.  However, because of all the storm days we have had I will give the test this Friday instead.   We will not start list #20 (Gr. one) or # 23 (Gr. two) this week.

Please keep reading each night from the Hand Book for Reading and your reader.

 

Hopefully we will be back in school tomorrow! 🙂

March 31st – April 4th

Hello everyone,

I hope you all stayed safe and in out of the storm the last couple of days.  What a storm it was!   Hopefully spring is on it’s way very soon! 🙂

Spelling and Homework folders:

Because of all the days off we have had this week we will have our spelling test on Monday for last this week’s lists.  A new list will be assigned for the week of March 31st – April 4th.  That test will be on Friday of  next week.   You will notice in your child’s homework folder I have included all of the spelling lists until the end of the year.  One list will be assigned each week as usual.

Also in your child’s homework folder you will find all the math facts that they need to know until the end of the year.  Grade one is currently up to the 10 addition family and 9 subtraction family.  Grade two is currently up tot he 14 addition family and 13 subtraction family.  Grade two has also been introduced to the concept of multiplication.  They should be studying the 1 and 2 times tables.  They will learn up to the 5 times tables by the end of the year.

 

This week’s tests:

Grade One:

Monday March 31st — Spelling Test list # 19

Thursday April 3rd — Phonics test

Friday April 4th — Spelling test list # 20

Grade Two:

Monday March 31st — Spelling Test List # 22

Thursday April 3rd — Phonics test

Friday April 4th — Spelling test list # 23

 

In Class White boards:

I have created a white board for each student which we use for a number of activities throughout the day.  I had supplied a dry erase marker with each one, however, I am noticing now that most of the markers are running dry.  We use the almost everyday in class.  In order to keep everyone supplies with a working marker I am asking that each student bring in one package of dry erase markers (4 pk).  I will distribute one marker to each student and have a supply so they can be replaced when they start to dry up.  You can get a package of 4 (multicoloured) at the dollar store for $2.00 which work quite well.

 

Important Dates coming up:

April 9th — Report cards

April 10th — Parent teacher interviews 6:00 – 9:00 pm

April 11th — Parent teacher interviews 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

April 15th – 17th — Elementary CAT’s — Grade one and two will be writing these tests.  More information to follow.

 

Here are a few pictures from winter carnival week which took place before March break.

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Winter Carnival Week March 10th – 14th

Hello Parents,

This is a fun and exciting week coming up.  It’s our Winter Carnival.  Every Day this week there is a dress up theme.  See below for details for each day.

Monday March 10th –    Pajama Day — Wear your favorite pajamas to school (but don’t forget to wake up)!  Bring your teddy bear or other favorite stuffed toy and have a photo taken to commemorate the day.

Tuesday March 11th-      Disney Character Day–  Have you got a costume?  Great.  Are you a creative mind who can make one?  Great.  If not, join in the day by wearing a t-shirt or sweat-shirt, or carrying something with a Disney character motif.  .

Wednesday March 12th- First Day of Grace Christian School — In 1978, kindergarten classes began at Grace Christian School with elementary classes added in 1980.  Celebrate the early years of GCS by dressing up in the styles of the 1970′s and 80′s.  Old yearbooks will be on display.

Thursday March 13th –   Create Your Own Fad Day  —  Calling all trend-setters!  Create your own unique style for the day.  Usually wear one pony-tail?  What about five pony-tails?  Like to collect pins?  How about covering your shirt with them?  Two different coloured shoes?  Why not!  Display your creativity and let your personality shine.

Friday March 14th –      Backwards Day — Wear you shirt and pants backward for the day.  We will be doing things in class a little backwards this day as well.  In the afternoon Kindergarten- grade 2 will be going skating.

This week’s Tests:

Grade One:

Friday — Spelling test  ( I have attached a link to this week’s spelling list, for those who would like to get a start on studying them over the weekend.List18)

Grade Two:

Wednesday — Phonics test

Friday — Math test

Friday — Spelling Test # 21  ( I have attached a link to this week’s spelling list, for those who would like to get a start on studying them over the weekend. List21)

My grade one and two’s are very enthusiastic this year when it comes to our Bible time.  It’s great to see that they are so excited to learn about the things of God.  Each class we sing, read a story from the bible and pray.  The last day of school each week we will have an extended prayer time where each child has a chance to give any prayer requests they may have.   The students are very willing to share and are  thoughtful when it comes to praying for each other.  Then each student who wants to pray will get a chance to pray. This has been a great time during our class as we get to pray for each other and see how those prayers are answered.   Students are quick to ask for pray for family members who are sick or for parents who are travelling.  In particular we had been praying for Eva’s Nanny who had been in the hospital.    During our prayer time one day another student told Eva that he had been praying for her Nanny at home the night before 🙂 Students were able to see answered pray when Eva reported that her Nanny is now feeling much better and was able to go home from the hospital.   I love watching these student grow in faith in God.

I love that the students will sing the worship songs that we do in class throughout the day.  Yesterday our class was working very hard, grade two was writing a test and grade one was working on their seatwork.  The class was quiet except for one little boy who was singing while he worked “My God is so Big, so strong and so mighty.”  It was so  nice to hear.  I pray that what they will come to understand what they are singing and learning about.

One of their favourite songs is “It is Written.”  It talks about the word of God and how we should hide it in our hearts.  Last class we talked about how part of what hide it in our hearts means is to memorize the scripture.  In bible class the last couple of weeks we have been learning Prov. 3:5-6.  ” Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not learn on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and he will make straight your path.” This week we will start memorizing a new scripture verse.   Luke 2:52 to go along with our stories about Jesus when he was a boy.

 

I will leave you with a few pictures.

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Frankie was such a big help to Anson!

Frankie was such a big help to Anson!

 

 

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Friday Skating update

Hi everyone,

We will be going skating at Simmons arena on Friday at 1:00.  This week there will be an area of the ice that will be for those who want to play hockey.  A couple of parents are willing to supervise this.  Thank you very much to those parents!  If your child is interested in this and has a hockey stick, please sent it with them on Friday.

If your child is not skating they must be picked up at the school by 12:00.  All students must have a helmet to be on the ice. Please remember that STUDENTS MUST BE PICKED UP AT THE RINK NO LATER THAN 2:45.  If your child is attending after school care, please let us know.  We will arrange to have your child transported back to the school.

 

 

 

March 3rd – 7th

Hello Parents,

Last week we celebrated our 100th day of school.  I will start off with a few pictures of Friday’s events.  We made 100th day hats, and did a lot of activities with the number 100.

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The week’s tests:

Grade one:

Thursday — Phonics test

Friday — Spelling test # 17

Friday — Math test

 

Grade two:

Wednesday — Phonics test

Friday — Math Test

Friday — Spelling Test # 20

 

Skating:

This Friday we will be going skating again at Simmons arena.  Students will be leaving the school at 1:00.  Students are to be picked up at the rink no later than 2:45.Students must have a helmet to be on the ice.  Any students who are not skating must be picked up by 12:00.

Winter Carnival Schedule: March 10-14th

This year’s winter carnival will take place the week of March 10th – 14th. This year’s winter carnival events will be as follows:

 Show your school spirit and join in the fun by participating in our theme days!

 Monday March 10th –    Pajama Day 

                   Wear your favorite pajamas to school (but don’t forget to wake up)!  Bring your teddy bear or other favorite stuffed toy and have a photo taken to commemorate the day.

Tuesday March 11th-      Disney Character Day

                        Have you got a costume?  Great.  Are you a creative mind who can make one?  Great.  If not, join in the day by wearing a t-shirt or sweat-shirt, or carrying something with a Disney character motif.  .

Wednesday March 12th- First Day of Grace Christian School

                             In 1978, kindergarten classes began at Grace Christian School with elementary classes added in 1980.  Celebrate the early years of GCS by dressing up in the styles of the 1970’s and 80’s.  Old yearbooks will be on display.

Thursday March 13th –   Create Your Own Fad Day

                    Calling all trend-setters!  Create your own unique style for the day.  Usually wear one pony-tail?  What about five pony-tails?  Like to collect pins?  How about covering your shirt with them?  Two different coloured shoes?  Why not!  Display your creativity and let your personality shine.

Friday March 14th –      Backwards Day

Wear you shirt and pants backward for the day.  We will be doing things in class a little backwards this day as well.  In the afternoon Kindergarten- grade 2 will be going skating.

 

There is a lot coming up in the next few weeks.  Stay tuned in and keep updated on all the upcoming events.