Friday, 30 September 2016

Friday, September 30th

This morning in Math, we had our quiz on place value and comparing and ordering numbers.  Once these are graded, I will be sending both quizzes home to be signed.

During Religion, we looked at what it means to be part of a community and an online community.  Students really knew the difference between the two!

In Language, we continued using our fix-up strategies as we read.  The students were practicing stopping and checking for understanding as they read.  

Homework
Usually, there will be no homework on the weekend, unless for important assignments that need extra time.

Have a nice weekend!

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Wednesday, September 28th

Happy birthday, Annie!

Today in Math, we continued to practice comparing and ordering numbers.  We also looked at how to write numbers in between two sets of numbers (ex: give a number in between 
5 490 and 5 990).

In Religion, we looked at a clipping of the Parable of the Good Samaritan.  Students had to reflect what makes a good citizen and a responsible digital citizen.  

During Language, I introduced the "Fix-up Strategies".  I modelled to students that good readers check often to see if they are understanding a text they are reading.  As we continue on with this short unit, I will post these strategies on the blog.

Homework:
-reading log
-Math: practice sheet due tomorrow (please circle any question that your child had a lot of difficulty with)

Reminder:
-To pay the student activity fee of $30 by Friday.

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Tuesday, September 27th

Good afternoon!
I was away at a workshop this morning.  Students were busy with their counting skills as they reviewed and learned how to count in various ways (ex: by 10s, by 100s, by 25s, etc...)

In Religion, there was a readaloud about a bully.  Students had a discussion and a reflection piece about what makes a bully and what is a bully online.  This lesson is part of the Samaritans of the Digital Road.

Homework:
-reading log
-Math: practice sheet due tomorrow

Reminder:
-Please pay the student activity fee by Friday if you haven't done so already.  Thank you!

Monday, 26 September 2016

Monday, September 26th

Our learning goal in Math today was to compare and order numbers.  A few strategies to help them at home is to read numbers from left to right and to line them up one under the other (this way, they can compare the numbers easier).  There will be another quiz later this week.

Homework:
-reading log
-Raz Kids (students are asked to try and access Raz Kids from home.  Please see the link under Ms.Boudrias recommended sites)
-Math: practice sheet due by Wednesday

Reminders:
-Student activity fees are due by Friday.

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Thursday, September 22nd

Welcome!

Today, we continued to problem solve using base ten blocks.  Last week, the students created number riddles.  It was great to see students so engaged today as they were trying to figure out these riddles written by their fellow classmates!

In Religion, we did a reflection piece about the video "One Day".  Students practiced their thoughts and reactions to what they saw and wrote it down.  

In Language, we looked more closely at sentence writing, namely a subject and predicate.  I am glad that we are taking the time to explicitly look at the various conventions in writing (e.g., grammar, capitalization, etc...) as this will help students to edit their own work.

Homework:
-reading logs are due tomorrow
-Math: students now have their user id and passwords.  
 I assigned some place value practice (12 questions)

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Wednesday, September 21st

Good afternoon!
Today in Math, we had our quiz on writing out numbers in words and in expanded form.  We continued our problem solving strategies relating to place value.  Students had questions such as:
What number would make 6 thousands, 11 hundreds, 9 tens, and 0 ones?

During Language, I gave students their passwords to log on to their Gmail or Google Docs for school and at home.  The best way for students to access this is by going to Google.
Once there, they are to click the little icon in the top right corner (a 9 squared box).  However, we were having internet connection problems during this valuable time!  Hopefully, we will be able to do this again soon.

I also started to give out their user id and passwords for Math Prodigy.  This is an online math tool that students can use for practice at home.  I usually assign some practice and can access their progress.  I will also obtain access for students to use Dreambox, another Math tool, and RazKids, a reading tool, in the near future.

Homework:
-reading log

The following picture is from our picnic outside as a class today.  It was a beautiful day to have a picnic!



Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Tuesday, September 20th

Happy birthday, Martina!

Today in Math, we did some problem solving involving place value.  Students are becoming more familiar with the place value of whole numbers up to 10 000.  

In Religion, we started our unit "Samaritans on the Digital Road" - how to be a responsible citizen online.  We had a discussion about what a citizen is and what a digital citizen is.

During Language, we continued to look at the conventions of writing, ex: capitalization, common and proper nouns, and spelling strategies. 

Homework:
-Reading log
-Quiz tomorrow on writing out numbers up to 1 000 and writing numbers in expanded form.

Monday, 19 September 2016

Monday, September 19th

Welcome!

Today, we continued to explore the place value of numbers.  Students are learning how to represent numbers in words, standard, expanded and with base ten blocks.  We will be having a short quiz on Wednesday.  The quiz will be on writing out numbers in words, ex: 420 - four hundred twenty.  I will also include how to write numbers in expanded form.  


The links to the right of the screen are there for students to practice with.  Our current unit is under Number Sense.

Homework:
-reading log
-writing out numbers/expanded form quiz on Wednesday

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Wednesday, September 14th

Good afternoon!
This morning, we continued to explore the place value of whole numbers up to 10 000.  Students also practiced writing numbers in words up to 1 000.  We will be having a short quiz on writing numbers up to 1 000 next week on Wed. September 21st.  The following chart helped students to write numbers this morning and they may use it as a study tool:
In Language, I wanted to spend the time on developing growth mindsets.  We read "The Most Magnificent Thing".  This story led way to a good discussion about perseverance and having a growth mindset towards our work.  

Homework:
-reading log
-Writing numbers quiz next week.  Also, if you want to practice your place value, please check the links under Number Sense to the right of the screen.

Reminder:
-Tomorrow is Meet the Teacher night, from 6-7pm.  This is a great chance to meet in person.  However, if you would like to discuss about any concerns or pertinent information that I should know about, you can give me a call at the school as we will have more time for discussion.  Hope to see you tomorrow evening!

6:00 pm: a quick presentation will begin in the gym
6:20 pm: parents will proceed to the classrooms

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Tuesday, September 13th

Hi everyone,
I would like to share the information for the pizza and milk orders.  The following information was passed on to me:

Pizza - Wednesdays
Sept 21- Jan 25 (17 weeks)
Cheese or Pepperoni - $2.25 slice (total for 17 weeks $38.25)
Gluten free Cheese - $2.50 slice (total for 17 weeks $42.50)

Orders are due by this Friday, Sept 16.

Milk - Oct 3-Dec 23 (57 days)
White or Chocolate - $0.75 each (total for 57 days $42.75)
They have to order for all days and can only have either white or chocolate. No switching from day to day. Sealtest is the provider.

 Please mark down the dates if you do place an order.  This will help to remember when either the pizza or milk will terminate.

Homework:
-Reading log

Reminders:
-Scholastic book orders are due Friday.
-Meet the Teacher night is this Thursday, between 6-7pm.  Parents are asked to proceed to the gym for 6pm for a brief presentation.  From 6:20-7pm, parents may visit their child's classroom.

Monday, 12 September 2016

Monday, September 12th

Welcome!  Today, I would like to give information about the reading logs that went home today.  Each week, the reading logs will be given out on Mondays and are to be returned Friday mornings.  Please encourage your child to read for at least 20 minutes a night.  They are also asked to do a written summary about what they read.  If it's a story, they can write what happened.  Chapter books are welcomed, even if it takes all week or so to complete.  If it's a non-fiction information book, students are asked to write about what they've learned.

If, for whatever personal reason, your child may not be able to do their reading log, please leave a note in the box provided for that day.  I appreciate it!

The following is an example of a completed reading log:

Reminder:
-Scholastic book orders are due by Friday.

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Thursday, September 8th

Good afternoon!

We have been busy settling into routines in the classroom.  More specifically, I am having students focus on their learning skills.  Today, students were placed in groups to discuss what each learning skill looks like in the classroom, i.e., responsibility is about doing my homework on a consistent basis.

We are also thinking about our social and academic goals this year to make it a good year in school.  You will get to see these goals on Meet the Teacher night next week.

Homework:
There is no homework this week.  It will begin next week

Reminders:
Scholastic book orders went home today.  I will place an order next week by Friday, September 16th.

Meet the Teacher night is next week on Thursday, September 11th between 6-7.  It will begin in the gym with a quick introduction by Mr.Rogers.  Hope to see you then!

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

September 6th, 2016

Welcome parents!

It is with great pleasure to introduce you to my blog!  You will be updated on a consistent basis of what's happening in the classroom.  I also included many links to math and language practice that students can use to study for a test or to practice their reading and writing skills.  For my afternoon students that I teach science to, I have included a little box at the top right to inform parents of upcoming projects or assignments.

As mentioned in the letter sent home today, the following are supplies that students should try to get organized with by the end of the week:


  • pencil case
  • wipe off markers (for small whiteboards)
  • extra sharpened pencils (label with student name)
  • pencil crayons
  • pencil sharpener with lid
  • calculator
  • 2 boxes of kleenex
  • headphones (optional for Chrome book use)
  • Indoor pair of shoes (preferably gym shoes)
It was great to meet many of the parents today.  I hope to meet more parents at our Meet the Teacher night on Thursday, September 15th.

I like to keep the communication open.  You can always reach me at school by leaving a message and I will call back at my earliest convenience.  You may also leave a note in the agenda book.  Note:  I made a mistake in the letter sent home today.  I included the wrong phone number for school.  It should say 613-591-3256.

Have a great day!
Ms.Boudrias