This week we had a visit from Father Schroff.
We prepared questions to ask and discussed All Saints Day and the meaning of Halloween
On Tuesday, students participated in a pumpkin investigation.
We estimated and counted the amount of seeds, discussed the characteristics and made predictions whether it would sink or float.
Halloween was so much fun!
Students had a great time at the dance-a-thon and enjoyed participating in Halloween games and activities.
We've been busy the past couple of weeks with many exciting activities.
Last week we had our Thanksgiving Mass at St. Catherine's church. We also had a presentation on fire safety, and bus safety. The students participated well in all activities and showed respect to our school guests.
We have also continued to participate in the Global Read Aloud with Mrs. Michea's Grade 1 class.
Last week we read the book Wild Berries by Julie Flett. The students reflected on their favourite family traditions and discussed activities they enjoy doing with their grandparents.
This week, we read the book You Hold Me Up by Monique Gray Smith. Students reflected on what it mean's to 'hold you up'. We discussed ways we can hold each other up at home and at school.
In Math, we've started working on patterning.
We've been discussing changing attributes and working on labeling different patterns (ex: AB, ABBA). The students are having a lot of fun identifying different patterns around the classroom as well as making their own creative patterns with different manipulatives.
In health, we discussed germs and the importance of hand washing.
We got to explore proper hand wash techniques with the Glitter Bug from Ottawa Public Health.
In art, we explored warm and cool colours.
The students did a fantastic job on their leaf artwork.
This week, we started the Global Read Aloud with Mrs. Michea's class. We connected with students from London, Ontario, and students at St. Anne's school in Kanata, Ontario. The focus book of the week was, 'My Heart Fills with Happiness' by Monique Gray. After reading the book, students discussed and reflected on things that fill their heart with happiness.
Next week, we will reconnect with our schools to share our thoughts and feelings.
In math, we have continued our number talk discussions during our morning calendar routine.
We have also continued working on place value. This week we focused on expanded form and the value of each digit.
In art, students starting exploring warm and cool colours using pastels.
Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend.
This week the students participated in Orange Shirt Day. We wear orange shirts to honour the children who survived Residential Schools.
It is an opportunity for us to reflect and act on the importance of showing kindness to others.
Every Child Matters
Our class is scheduled to visit the library every Wednesday morning. Please bring your library books back each Wednesday.
Students may only sign books out if they bring back both their French and English book from the previous week.
We had a great time exploring the Metcalfe Fair today
Thank you so much to our parent volunteers
Enjoy your weekend
Our thoughts and prayers are with the many families that have been impacted by Friday's storm.
Based on consultation with city of Ottawa emergency preparedness staff, all OCSB schools and sites will be closed on Monday September 24th as staff work to restore power at many sites.
Take the time to be with family <3
It was great to meet so many parents at our Open House on Thursday. Thank you for taking the time to come in and see your child's classroom.
This week, students were introduced to procedural texts in language. We have been looking at and discussing procedural texts, as well as getting familiar with the language used.
In math, we have continued working on place value activities. We have been discussing the value of numbers, even and odd and counting by 2's, 5's and 10's
In art, we completed the activity, 'Take a Line for a Walk', Our artwork will be submitted to the Metcalfe Fair and displayed in their art gallery.
In religion, the students have been focusing on 'The Good Samaritan'. Our focus has been, being safe online and creating a positive digital footprint
In gym, we have been playing co-operative games. Students were introduced to, 'Rock, Paper, Scissor Baseball' and also really enjoyed, 'Pac Man Tag'
I am continuing to figure out what your child already knows and what their needs are so I can best help them on their learning journey.
Welcome to our classroom blog
We've had a fantastic start to the beginning of our school year in grade one and two. I am really enjoying getting to know your child.
Over the past few weeks, we have been developing routines and learning to work together to help create a welcoming and safe environment in our classroom.
The children have enjoyed sharing their 'All About Me Bags' (Grade 1) and their 'Mystery Bags' (Grade 2). Thank you for helping your child with this task.
In math we have been working on calendar activities. We are learning/ reviewing the days of the week, months of the year and how many days we've been in school so far. We are counting and showing numbers using ten frames, pictures, words, tallies and place value charts.