Monday, 4 June 2012

Happy Monday!

Hello everyone,

Here are a few reminders and upcoming events:

-Please arrive by 8:45 am SHARP. Bus leaves at 9 AM SHARP. 
-Please pack the following:
1) Disposable lunch AND water bottle
3) Weather-appropriate clothing: sunglasses, hat, rain coat, etc

June 6: ARTS NIGHT. Please drop your child off in our classroom at 6:45 sharp. After they are done performing, they may immediately go to their parents to watch the rest of the show! PLEASE DRESS YOUR CHILD IN BLUE JEANS AND A WHITE T SHIRT!

June 13: Convocation: Awards ceremony and graduation night for ALL CLASSES (JKA to Grade 8). Please dress your child in dressy clothing for this night. Convocation starts at 7 pm in the main gym. Please arrive by 6:45 sharp!

June 13: CASUAL DAY!

June 15: LAST DAY OF SCHOOL:  This day is a HALF DAY. Please pick your child up by 11:30. After that is after school care. 


Miss H.

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Wonderful Wednesday!

Good afternoon everyone,

We began the day with circle time and discussed what we did the night before. We also talked about our upcoming trip to the zoo next week and how excited we all are to go!

Following this, we worked on some "colour by numbers" worksheets in order to better our numeracy skills and knowledge. After these worksheets, we went to the gym to practice our song for the upcoming Arts Night (Wednesday, June 6 at 7 PM in the main gym). We practiced until lunch time!

After our yummy pizza lunch, we had gym and then came back to the classroom to practice a little more. Following this, we had french class and then second lunch. After second lunch, we finished the day with centre activities, which included weaving, file folder activities, free drawing and playing with rescue heroes.

A few reminders, which can also be found in your child's agenda:

-Casual Day is tomorrow
-The trip to the zoo is next Tuesday. If you are volunteering and driving, please DO NOT forget to purchase a parking pass ($10 incl. tax) when we get there. You WILL NEED this pass to exit the zoo!
-Also please dress your child in his/her gym uniform for our field trip!!!!
-Arts Night is next Wednesday on June 6 at 7 pm. A reminder to please dress your child in the following costume:

           1) Blue jeans (NO patterns/embroidery please)
           2) Plain white t-shirt

Thanks and have a great night!

Miss H.

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

The Day of the Science Fair!

Good afternoon everyone, 

We began the day with circle time. After this, we reviewed what we learned about density, using our science experiment as an example. As a class, we went over our hypothesis, materials, procedure and  conclusion. We did this until lunch, which began a little earlier today because of the science fair. 

After lunch, we worked on a few letters worksheets and also on some worksheets that worked on our fine motor skills. We had another lunch and then French class. After French, we went to present our science project in front of parents, students and judges. This went very well. We also got to see all the different experiments conducted by other students. 

When we finished, we came back to the classroom, had story time and silent reading until home time. 

A reminder that ALL FIELD TRIP FORMS/MONEY (including parent volunteer money - $15) are DUE by THIS FRIDAY!!!!

Have a wonderful night!!

Miss H. 

Tuesday, 22 May 2012


Good afternoon everyone,

After a long weekend, we began the day with circle time and then got into language. We went over the letter Yy, which we learned last week. Following that, we went over other letters, which include W and X. 

After snack time, we had story time and then went to the gym and practiced on the stage for Arts Night (June 6). We did this until lunch time. 

Following lunch, we went over our experiment for the science fair tomorrow and then had French and Music class. After second lunch, we had centers.

Volunteers for our field trip to the Toronto Zoo on June 5 are the following:

Mr. Shaefer, Mrs. Karia and Mrs. Al Attar

A few reminders for the upcoming week:

-SJA Annual Science Fair is tomorrow. I have sent home individual written parts for a few students to present during our science fair. Please help your child to study his/her part if he/she is given one. Those who have not been given a written part are presenting some pictures taken during our experiments. Parents may come to see the Science Fair (in the main gym) BETWEEN 2 pm and 3 pm. 
-Track and Field Day is this Friday from 1 to 3 pm. Please dress your child in his/her gym full uniform for this event. Also put lots of sunblock lotion BEFORE the start of school. Please provide your child with water bottle, hat and/or sunglasses if possible

Happy International Travel Day!

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Happy International Travel Day!

Good afternoon everyone,

First of all, I'd like to thank everyone for bringing in a food item for our special day. Everything tasted amazing and the food selection was so diverse. Although it was a first for many students to try foods of different cultures, they enjoyed it very much.

We began the day with language and worked on the letter Yy.

Following this, we began International Travel Day. Our first activity was our travel to Hawaii. There, we made grass skirts. They turned out great!

Next, we travelled to Italy and made some yummy looking pasta necklaces!

Following lunch, we experienced yummy foods from different countries. For example, gatia and sev from India, Spanish Empanadas, shrimp and pork dumplings from China, spinach fritatta from Brazil, ham and egg sushi from Korea, vegetable samosas from Pakistan, and cheese pizza from Italy.

Everything was sooo yummy!

After this, we had French and Music class.

Following second lunch, we travelled to Brazil to play soccer. Following this, we came back inside and decorated our own flags from Kenya... where Miss H. was born and resided for half her life!

Again, thank you all for making this day happen... we couldn't have done it without each of you!

Have a great long weekend :)

A reminder: Toronto Zoo field trip forms/money are due NEXT Friday!

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Hello everyone,

We began the day with circle time. Following this, we did our experiment two more times, each time with different quantities of water and oil. We also drew diagrams based on our observations of each test.

After this, we had snack time followed by Language. We learned the letter Yy.

We sang a new Jolly Phonics song and then did two worksheets on the letter Yy. Following this was lunch when we had a Pizza lunch. After lunch, we had gym class and practiced our song for Arts Night.

To end the day, we had centers.

A reminder that tomorrow is International Travel Day. Don't forget to bring in a food item!!!! :)

Miss H.