Good afternoon, The classroom was buzzing this week! The kids were extremely productive in reading, writing, and math. They have worked independently and collaboratively in small groups to accomplish different tasks. This week the readers were introduced to their reading notebooks. They will use these notebooks as...

It was a wonderful first week of school with all the Primary 1 and Grade 1 kids. They all did a fantastic job transitioning back into the school routine. This week the kids learned that they are all readers. We talked about how there are three...

Good afternoon, The kids have been working on poetry for the past 2 weeks. Each day they are introduced to a new poem which they read with rhythm. They read poems called "Stung" and "Spring Celebration" and did some activities that went along with them. They really...

Good afternoon, During reading, the kids have been focusing on being avid readers. They have been practicing their reading with both fiction and nonfiction books. They continue to have reading playdates. They love to play school, where one partner is a teacher and the other is...

Good afternoon, The kids set reading goals for themselves this week. Many of them want to be able to read more challenging books with trickier words. We have been focusing on their goals during small group work. The kids have learned about "reading playdates", which is...

Good afternoon, Another fun and productive week in P1! Just a reminder that next Friday, March 16 is the date for Student-Led Conferences.There are still many times available. If you are unable to find a time that suits your schedule, please let me know. In reading, we...

Thank you to those who were able to join us for the reading and writing celebration. The kids had a wonderful time showing off their work. On Monday, the kids went to a presentation by John Coy our visiting author. They enjoyed listening to some...

Good afternoon, The kids were excited to start their new after-school activities, share about their mini-break, and get back to their regular class routines. The kids were invited to and went to a high school robotic presentation. As Grade 2 finished up a non-fiction reading unit,...

Good afternoon, It was a fun week with lots of learning, even though it was short. On Tuesday, with PS/PK, the kids learned about and celebrated Chinese New Year with crafts and a story. On Wednesday, with PS/PK, the kids learned about and celebrated Valentine's day. In...

Good afternoon, The kids started their week by reading with their Grade 3 buddies. Everyone had a great time! In reading, the kids have been focusing on being careful by asking the following questions: 1. Does it make sense? 2. Does it sound right? 3. Does it look right? These questions...