Save the Date
School Council has secured the Deerfoot Inn and Casino for Thursday, October 26 andFriday, October 27 for our next Casino Fundraising event. Mark your calendars and watch for volunteer opportunities to be released in September 2017.
School Council thanks you for your support of their most recent fundraiser of Fidget Spinners!
Fidget spinners are coming home today! Please enjoy them and have fun with them. After a great weekend of spinning please remember to leave them at home.
Students have been working hard on word problems. Here are a few that we have challenged ourselves to solve:
1. 5 boys share 35 candies equally. How many candies does each boy get?
2. 24 children are put into equal groups. There are 4 children in each group. How many equal groups are there?
We have a math checklist that we have to look at while solving our problem:
- draw pictures
- use numbers
- use words
- use objects (beads, blocks, bead frame)
Ask me what I did to solve my problem!
Sports day is on June 26th from 8:45 - 11:00 am.
The theme is Canada 150.
There will be a number of stations set up outside in the school field. Some activities include pass the maple leaf, pin the tail on the grey wolf, beaver…beaver… moose and territory toss. Students may move about freely and participate in whichever stations they like. A healthy snack will be provided at 10:00, courtesy of the parent council (thank you!). As fun lunch is on June 22nd, please note there will be no fun lunch provided on this day - students must bring their own!
Students are asked to wear Canada’s colours or anything else that represents Canada to show their pride!
Remember: Sunscreen!! Water Bottle!! Running shoes!! Hats!! Sporty clothes!!
Active Living Committee
The kids have been working on a little something for their Dads. Keep it hidden until Sunday!
We have read half of the BFG. We took a break from the book and watched the movie with our buddy class We are now comparing the book and the movie. We are noticing a lot of differences already! We can't wait for the ending of the book to compare as there were some funny parts in the movie!
Students continue to work on math word problems. Here is our latest one! Ask me how I solved it:
You are a toy builder at the “Tip Top Toy Factory”. Mr. Wheelie comes to your toy factory with a box of 16 wheels. He wants you to build at least 1 bicycle and 1 tricycle, and then use the rest of the wheels to make more bicycles and tricycles. Can you make a plan for Mr. Wheelie to use all 16 wheels to make the them? If you have time, make more than one plan.
For this job:
- Use objects (such counters and popsicle sticks) to show your plan.
- Use pictures and numbers to record your plan on paper.
- Use counting in at least 2 ways to show that your plan will work.
- Have your plan checked by another toy builder before it is sent to Mr. Wheelie.
- Wheelie wants at least 1 bicycle and 1 tricycle.
Have a great Father's Day weekend!
We looked at First Nation artifacts and sketched in our visual journal and wrote wonders. Ask me what I sketched. Ask me what my wonder was.
We played Capture the Flag with Ms. Green's class. We worked on teamwork.
We are writing our Folktale. Ask me who my main character is.
We watched how people would catch and cook their food in the past.
In the book The BFG - Sophie was hiding in the cave. The BFG can only eat Snozzcumbers and not children.
In math we had a tricky word problem - We had to figure out how many books Susie read each day of the week. She read 2 on Monday and all together there were 35 books and she couldn't read more than 8 in one day.
The Grade 1s had an assembly about the Lions Club. It is a place where they collect stuff to give to people who don't have stuff that need it. We got Canada Flags and certificates. They also have dogs that help people that are blind.
Students have been working and reflecting on our latest inquiry question, “I wonder how changes over time have contributed to Canada’s identity?”
After our trip to Heritage Park students examined pictures of the past and researched, sketched, wrote about how change has occurred. We created a timeline in the classroom with important key dates and posted our questions and answers on the timeline to show when things were invented or brought to Alberta. We will continue to examining key dates in Alberta's history specifically.
Students continue to work on story writing. They have been listening to folktales about how an animal got its distinct characteristic. They drew and labeled different animals and are starting to write their own folktale.
We continue to work on addition and subtraction. We have started to work on word problems showing our thinking on paper and different ways to solve the problem. We have shared our answers so others can learn from our solutions!
We have been examining magnets and have been around the school and playground to see what is magnetic and what is not. Magnetic Mary taught us a lot during our in school field trip!
We finished our read aloud The Twits by Roald Dahl - it was one of our favorites. We have now started the BFG! Sophie has just been taken by the BFG and she is learning about all the people eating giants!
Please remember to dress for the weather, we do go outside in the morning and it can be chilly. Please wear running shoes as we have gym outside. Flip flops can be dangerous to run in. Remember sunscreen and bug spray as the mosquitos seem to be bad this year!
Tomorrow is library and all books are due back. If you could please help your child to find and return their book it would be greatly appreciated.
New words will be coming home today. The test will be on Friday!
If you are finding some of the words to be too easy please have them write them in sentences. I am finding that they are doing well on the tests but the correct spelling of some of the words are not being transferred into their daily spelling.
Welcome back and I hope everyone had a lovely winter break!
We will not have spelling words this week as it is a short week.
Please remember that we only have half a day on Friday Jan. 6.
We are starting to work on beginning, middle and endings of stories. We are talking about the setting and the characters. After you read with your child please ask them what happened in the beginning, middle and end that would be really helpful for when we start writing our own stories.
Poems from the beginning of the year till today have gone home. Please practice reading for extra reading practice.
Students will be encouraged to write more this. As we work towards our writing goals please encourage your child to write at home, short stories or even journal entries. As we start back with spelling they can write little stories with the words and/or sentences. When reviewing the sentences with your child please make sure you talk to them about capitals and periods. Please make sure the spelling words are spelled correctly and if you have the extra time have a discussion around what sounds they hear in the other words and work towards spelling these correctly. Please do not make this a big deal as we want them to enjoy writing and not be worried about spelling all the time.
In math we reviewed our number of the day and students showed various ways to represent their numbers. We will finish up with patterning and measurement and start to work on our basic facts.
We will begin our blueprint designs for our habitats in the next few days. Encourage your child to talk about what they think their animal would need to have a good habitat and quality of life to help refresh their memories!
Happy Holidays LBS!
This Thursday, wear your ugly (or nice) holiday sweater to school to show your holiday & school spirit! Please make certain that your sweater is school appropriate. We cannot wait to see your sweaters!!!
There are no spelling words this week. Students will continue to work on vowel combinations and word families in class.
Thursday December 15 is Ugly Christmas Sweater Day!
Caroling: Wednesday December 14 at 12:45, Thursday at 8:30, Friday at 12:45
Fun Lunch: Friday December 16
Tomorrow there will be a Literacy Retreat in Room 9.
Students are invited to wear their pyjamas, and bring a blanket and stuffy (please keep them small enough to fit into a bag at the end of the day) to be comfortable for a variety of literacy activities throughout the day.
They are welcome to bring books, magazines, comics and other reading material from home to read, as well as any board games they may wish to teach their friends.
Tomorrow is also Subway Fun Lunch. Students will still need to bring a snack for the morning.
Students will be bringing home their home letter green journals for you to read and respond to today.
We continue to discuss Quality of Life and Habitats and we will be sorting the pictures we took at the zoo and recording questions they still need to know to ensure they build the best habitat for their animal.
Students continue to work on patterns and measuring.
Spelling and word sorts have been happening daily. Please practice the spelling word for the test on Friday.
If you are leaving early for holidays and/or returning late please email myself and the office so everyone is aware!
Tickets went home yesterday (Monday) with the oldest student in the school.
If you did not receive them please contact the office ASAP.
Student's names are on the tickets so if they are left in the hallway we are able to find the owners!
Zoo Photography Greeting Cards & Cellphone Recycling
In response to our Campus Calgary/Open Minds Zoo School experience, Students in Room 5 are selling Zoo Photography Greeting Cards. The money raised will be used to symbolically adopt several animals through the World Wildlife Fund.
The cards are made out of Mr. Ellie Pooh’s handmade recycled paper (30% elephant dung and 70% recycled paper made in Sri Lanka) that has been graciously donated by Calgary Zoo School.
During lunch hour everyday this week, Room 5 will be selling their Zoo Photography Greeting Cards. They cost $3.00 each, or you can buy 2 for $5.00. We were successful in raising just over $330 at conferences, meaning we can adopt 6 animals thus far. We still have lots of greeting cards to sell!
2 for $5, 1 for $3, the more you buy the less it will be!
Did you know gorillas are critically endangered because of habitat loss? In your cellphones is a metallic ore that is called coltan that is mined in gorilla habitats.
You can help by bringing in old cellphones so we can recycle them, then we don’t need to mine for the coltan in gorilla habitats. Please bring in your old cellphones to the students in Room 5.
Thank you for everyone who has returned their field trip forms. If you have not please do so on Monday as our trip is on Tuesday.
Students have been given the task:
You are a zoo habitat designer. You have been asked by the Calgary Zoo to design an improved habitat for an animal either currently living at the zoo, or a new habitat for an animal that you think should be included in one of the zoo Destinations. When designing the constructed habitat, you need to think about answering the big questions:
- How do habitats affect survival?
- How do habitats affect Quality of Life?
Students have been researching animals and examining what their natural habitats look like. They have been sketching habitats that they think would provide their animal with the best quality of life. We have been comparing their drawings to what Ivan's habitat would look like as we all agree his habitat would not provide a very good quality of life.
In math we have been working on measurement. We used the book Inch by Inch and used nonstandard forms of measurement to measure animals and insects that we drew.
We then read the book How Big is a Foot and made a bed for the queen. We traced our shoes and made a bed 6 shoes long and 6 shoes wide. We had a lot of different sized beds! We discussed why a foot is a form of measurement and it is important to use the same foot so everyone has the same bed!
We continue to work on daily writing, word sorts and spelling. Thank you for your continued support with our spelling program the children have been doing amazing!
Have a great long weekend!
Just a friendly reminder that since it is a short week we will be having our spelling test tomorrow!
Thanks for your support with the spelling program they did such a great job and I am hoping that it starts to transfer into their daily writing.
Field trip forms due ASAP and payment
Knitwit Fundraiser help support our school!
Send your orders in by November 28th for pre-Christmas delivery! Cash or cheque made payable to Lake Bonavista Improvement Society.
(Samples available to view in main office)
*Made of 100% New Zealand wool handmade in Nepal*
Field trip forms went home today!
Please sign and return ASAP.
Parent Volunteer Forms will go home tomorrow.