Monday, 1 May 2017


Wow, I can't believe that we are already into the last two months of grade 1!  We have been having so much fun learning together.  Please follow us on Instagram @mmestonge to see some of the great things that we are doing.

In case you didn't hear, we have tadpoles!!  We currently have 22 tadpoles in our classroom.  They started as three egg clusters which added up to be near 1000 eggs.  Once they hatched, we separated them so multiple classrooms could take part in learning about the life cycle.  Every day we take time to observe them, feed them (boiled lettuce...yum!) and make sure they have clean water to swim in.  They are growing very very fast! Our Instagram is full of pictures of them so be sure to check it out!

I recently emailed our May calendar and newsletter. There are also copies available on our blog if needed.  If you have any questions, please let me know.


Mme Nadine St-Onge

Wednesday, 5 April 2017


It is so hard to believe that it is April already! We have a lot of great things going on this month so please check out our April Newsletter and Calendar.  As always, thank you for your support and please let me know if you have any questions.


Mme Nadine St-Onge

Friday, 17 March 2017

A HUGE thank you to all our room 5 families that came out to our open house. We had a great time showing you around our classroom and sharing some of the ways that we learn.

Just a reminder that next week is spirit week! Here is a break down of the dress up days:

  • Monday, March 20th 
  • Lazy Monday!/ Lundi au lit
  • Wear your pyjamas.
  • Tuesday, March 21st 
  • Backwards Tuesday!/Mardi à l'inverse
  • Wear your clothes backwards.
  • Wednesday, March 22nd 
  • Wacky Wednesday!/Mercredi-zarre
  • Wear your crazy clothes and crazy hair.
  • Thursday, March 23rd 
  • Sports & Blue Jay Day!/JEU-di: la journée des Geais Bleus et de sports!
  • Wear blue or your favourite jersey/ sporty gear.
  • Friday, March 24th 
  • Freaky Friday!
  • Students dress as a teacher/adult and teachers dress as a student!

  • Please let me know if you have any questions. Merci!

    Mme Nadine St-Onge

    Friday, 10 February 2017

    Hello Room 5 Families,

    We have so many fun and exciting things coming up over the next couple of weeks that I wanted to send out a reminder.

    Tuesday, February 14th is Valentines Day

    It is completely optional for families to send valentines to school. If you do choose to do so, I just ask that you send one for each of the students in our class as we will be exchanging valentines in the afternoon. Earlier this week I sent home a list of student names for you to use. If you are sending a treat as part of your valentine please make sure it is peanut free so all of our class can enjoy.

    Tuesday, February 21st is 100 Day!

    We will have a fun morning celebrating our 100th day of school with the other grade 1 classes.  Students are encouraged to dress like they are 100 years old! 

    Festival du Voyageur

    We have a lot of great activities and dress up days happening. Here is a break down:

    Friday, February 17th
    • Wear a tuque
    • Festival activities all afternoon, inside and outside (weather permitting) 

    Tuesday, February 21st 
    • Wear a tuque and a ceinture fléchée
    This is also 100 day so students can either dress for 100 day in the morning and festival in the afternoon, or simply one or the other.
    • We have a concert in the afternoon in the gym

    Wednesday, February 22nd
    • Wear a tuque, ceinture fléchée and a plaid shirt

    Thursday, February 23rd 
    • Dress like a voyageur! Wear a tuque, ceinture fléchée, plaid shirt and a beard!
    • Parent Council Festival Hot Lunch (Pre-Ordered)


    Mme Nadine St-Onge

    Tuesday, 24 January 2017

    Hello Room 5 Families,

    It is hard to believe that we are nearing the end of January! We have been working very hard and are having a lot of fun in room 5!

    Here are a few of the things we have been working on over the last week:

    -       journal writing in English and French
    -       learning new ways to help us practice our sight words in English
    -       winter Math centers that are focused on collaborative play, addition  up to 20, number line  order, and making ten.
    -       learning about different materials in Science

    Please continue to read every night with your child.  I have recently completed a round of assessments to make sure students are reading at their instructional levels.  Home reading books are switched at the start of every week so please be sure to send the books back after the weekend. Raz-kids has also been updated to reflect the current reading levels so visit the site often as an additional support for your child. 

    Thanks for your support,

    Mme Nadine St-Onge

    Thursday, 12 January 2017

    Hello Room 5 Families!

    We have been having a great week getting to know each other, setting up some new routines and working away at further developing our skills in all of our subjects. It has been a lot of fun! Here are just some of the things we did this week:

    - developed our classroom beliefs
    - introduced our new winter math centres which focus on measurement, number representation, addition and subtraction, and graphing.
    - had reading buddies with some grade 5 friends
    -worked on reading
    -Learned some new French winter vocabulary

    Earlier this evening I emailed out our classroom newsletter, if by chance you did not receive it please let me know. You can also see a copy of it under the newsletter tab up above.

    Have a great weekend and stay warm!

    ❤ Mme St-Onge

    Monday, 30 November 2015


    Happy December Room 5!

    I have uploaded our December Calendar and Newsletter to the blog.  Please be sure to check them out and let me know if you have any questions!

    Mme Nadine St-Onge