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
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
Students dress as a teacher/adult and teachers dress as a student!
Please let me know if you have any questions. Merci!
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!
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
Here are a few of the things we have been working
on over the last week:
writing in English and French
new ways to help us practice our sight words in English
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.
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.
First off, we want to send A HUGE thank you to all of our parent volunteers last week with our Pumpkin Day and Halloween celebration. Neither day would have been possible without your help. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! Please check out our Instagram to see some pictures from the celebrations.
It is hard to believe that we are in our final week of October already. We have been so busy at school having fun learning! Hopefully you have been following our Instagram account (@mmestonge) to see some of the great things we have been doing.
This week we have a lot of great things on the go.
TIA - Our guest artist Mme Ardyth Johnson who is a physical theater performer and teacher will be with us for 3 - 1 hour lessons this week. You can find our some more information about her here. It's going to be so much fun!
Home Reading Program - This week we are starting our Home Reading Program. I am sending home information on Monday, October 26th. Here is a digital copy of the letter with some suggestions on how you can help support your child in their reading.
Pumpkin Day - Thursday morning we will be celebrating Pumpkin Day by exploring pumpkins through a variety of science centres.
Halloween Party - Friday afternoon we will be celebrating halloween!! Just a reminder that we will only be wearing costumes in the afternoon and we ask that no toy weapons come to school.
A huge thank you to all of our parent volunteers this week that are making our special days possible by giving us a much needed hand! Merci!!!