Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences

A note was sent home last week with all students regarding conferences.
Parent/Student/Teacher conferences will be held at 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm on Tuesday, November 4, and Thursday November 6.

You can book conferences for the times that suit your family beginning on Tuesday, October 14. Students are asked to also attend the the conference. They last 15 minutes in length.

Bookings close at the end of the day on Tuesday, October 28.

To book a conference go to www.schoolinterviews.ca/code

You will need the access code 43BPX

If you require alternate arrangements, please contact me at the school or by email.

Keeping our Classroom Healthy

As the weather changes, colds and flus begin to happen in our busy classroom. To help keep us healthy and germ free I am looking for some donations of hand sanitizer or disinfecting wipes for our room. Please let me know if you are able to provide any for us. Thanks in advance for your donation!

Making Connections

This week in Reading Workshop, our class met Bob. I told them that Bob is a great reader because he uses his brain when he reads to help him to learn and grow as a reader. I then showed all the different ” reading powers” that Bob uses when he reads to help him. Our focus for the month of October will be to Make Connections when we read. Connections happen when you read and it reminds you of something that happened to you or to someone you know. A connection also happens if you are reading a book and it reminds you of another book you have read.
Together we read a book called Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst. I modelled how to use sticky notes to record my connections as I read the book out loud. At the end of the story each child was given their own sticky note to record their connections. We came to the conclusion that we have all had very bad days just like Alexander….as well as many other connections to the story.

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Happy Thanksgiving

I hope that everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving long weekend with their families full of wonderful weather, time spent with family and turkey!

Just a reminder that there is no school on Friday October 10 ( Teacher Prep day) and Monday October 13 (Thanksgiving).

Lifetouch picture orders are due October 15th.
Sub lunch order forms are due October 16th.

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Lifetouch Picture Codes

I found these picture codes online (Pinterest) and I used them to order pictures for my own 2 girls. I wanted to pass these along to parents as well. In order to use these codes you need to order the photos online. It is super easy to do….a deal is always a good thing!

10forany – 10% off
BONUS10 – 10% off
20for40 – 20% off a $40 order
10for40 – $10 off a $40 order

The Mouse and the Motorcycle

On Monday we finished reading the book The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary. It is a fantastic story about a boy, and a little mouse that he meets in a hotel. Ralph ( the mouse) is very adventurous, and the story is all about what happens when Ralph takes Keith’s (the boy) motorcycle for a spin. We loved the story and yesterday we were lucky enought to have a popcorn/movie party to view the movie. At the end of the movie we talked about the parts of the book that were the same, and different from the movie. Then we talked about our favourite parts….here are a few.

Raine- My favourite part was when he got to keep the motorcycle.

Holden- I liked when he (Ralph) was driving around in circles and he hit the door.

Selah- My favourite part was when Ralph almost got sucked up by the vacumn.

Kanyan- When Ralph was riding the motorcycle.

Logan- I liked the part where Ralph was mixed up with the laundry.

Ava- When the guy with the dog made a really weird face when he saw Ralph in the ambulance.

William- I liked when Ralph got the aspirin.

Izzy- It was funny when Ralph was getting sucked up by the vacumn.

 

It is an older, but very funny and cute movie. The kids tell me that it is on Netflix so check it out!

 

What is a gas?

Today we did a cool science experiment to help us understand what a gas is. This is a more difficult concept for grade 2 since most gases are invisible. Mrs. Tebay did an experiment to show us a gas. She mixed some “mysterious ingredients” in a pop bottle and then put a balloon over the top. To our amazement- the balloon filled up….with gas! We talked, drew, and wrote about our new learnings. A lot of the children wrote down the materials so that they could show their families this cool experiment. The materials are; baking soda, vinegar, a funnel, a pop bottle and a balloon. Pour some baking soda through the funnel into the pop bottle, add some vinegar and then quickly put the balloon on top. It was fun to see how excited the children were with this experiment. There are a lot of budding scientists in Grade 2 Tebay!!October 2 034