Monday, December 5, 2016

Gingerbread theme week

We had lots of fun last week learning with Gingerbread. We read many different versions of the Gingerbread Man. The kids participated in Math, ELA and Français activities and to celebrate a great week they decorated cookies on Friday.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Dancing with Book Characters

We had a blast this afternoon dressed up in costumes and dancing to many fun and high energy songs!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Problem solving

We have been working on some problem solving activities with Mme Page, a Math enhancement teacher. The students loved working with Tangrams and geometric shapes.

Remembrance Day

We celebrated Remembrance Day on Wednesday, November 9th.  The students made peace doves by ripping paper and they all wrote how they can be a good citizen.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Bus Ridership

Last week, we had bus ridership with bus driver Bob.  We reviewed how to act safely on the bus and what to do in case of an emergency.  We practiced sitting properly in the seats, how to safely get off the bus during an emergency and reviewed the bus rules (talking quietly, no eating, etc.)

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Avant, après et entre

We have been practicing our counting and figuring out what numbers come before, after and in between other numbers.

Gummy Bear Math

Last week the students had fun doing some Math with gummy bears. The kids sorted, counted and graphed their gummy bears.

Juggler Robin Chestnut

Tuesday morning, we were entertained by a spectacular juggler from Teulon, MB. The kids were filled with excitement as Mr. Chestnut balanced a shoe and a ladder, juggled and did tricks.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Terry Fox Run

The kids did a great job at the Terry Fox Run last week.  Thank you to everyone who sent in a Toonie for Terry!

Friday, September 16, 2016

Our classroom beliefs

This week we have reviewed many times and gone over why we have rules and what is expected of the students in the classroom. Once we agreed on rules that were good for our classroom, everyone signed their name on a crayon to show that they are going to follow our class beliefs.

We also read 'The Crayon Box That Talked' by Shane DeRolf. In this story the crayons all have to work together to create a beautiful picture, just like us at school. We need to all work together to have fun, be safe and learn.

Please review our classroom expectations with your child this weekend. What might this look like in the classroom? Is there anything they can try and do better?

Thursday, September 15, 2016

International Dot Day!

Today, we read The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds to celebrate International Dot day. Check out the videos page for the story, a song and an Art lesson.
The grade ones had fun creating their own dots and creating their own picture from a dot. The kids brought home their picture to share with you. The dot they created will be used in a school wide Art project (photo to come soon).

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Colour days!

The Kindergarten teachers would like to invite staff and students of ERB to participate in our colour theme beginning next Monday. Please read below for more info.

The grade 1's will also be reviewing and studying colours. Every day will be a different colour day. If and when possible, please help your child participate by having him/her wear clothing in the colour of the day. 

You are also encouraged to send your child a healthy snack that is the colour of the day. We know this is not possible if your child is a picky eater. Not a problem!  :)
Some examples include:
Red day: apple, strawberries
Yellow day: banana
Orange day: orange, cheese, carrots, etc.

Monday, September 19  rouge (red)
Tuesday, September 20  bleu (blue)
Wednesday, September 21  jaune (yellow)
Thursday, September 22  vert (green)
Friday, September 23  arc-en-ciel (rainbow) - Rainbow day is a special day where we celebrate that we know the names of the colours in French! Please have your child wear colourful clothes on this day.

Monday, September 26  brun (brown) **picture day** YOUR CHILD DOES NOT NEED TO DRESS IN BROWN :)

Tuesday, September 27  rose & violet (pink & purple)
Wednesday, September 28  gris (grey)
Thursday, September 29  noir & blanc (black & white)
Friday, September 30 orange (orange)

Bienvenue! Welcome!

I am looking forward to a great year and all of the fun things we will be doing!

Friday, May 13, 2016

Fun at the Children's Museum

The grade 1's had so much fun at the Children's Museum. The kids got to do lots of exploring and playing. We also reviewed French vocabulary while describing different objects.  The kids also made some good looking mosaics. Bravo!

Friday, May 6, 2016

C'est le printemps!

Here is a picture of our new Spring bulletin board in the classroom. The grade 1's were lucky enough to have the help of M. Sorokowski's grade 5's. After making all of the 'spring things', the grade 1's labelled the board. Next week we will be using these words to do some writing in French. C'est beau! Bravo!

Friday, April 15, 2016

TIA with Gaby

We explored many different genres of music, from Jazz to Rock and Roll to Blues, as well as different music across Canada. We grooved to the music and even made our own music. We could also make different sounds using different parts of our bodies and our voices. Music allows us to express our feelings too. What fun!

Friday, April 8, 2016

70 ou 90?

We have become very confident in our counting, but sometimes still have trouble with 70 and 90, en français. Thanks to Mme Bellefeuille's website and her helpful trick, we are remembering our 70's and 90's better now! We thought these posters are really cool too!

Les Doubles, les doubles +1 and Read to someone

This week we have been reviewing and practicing our doubles and continuing to work on doubles plus one (near doubles). We love practicing in centres!

We have been doing a great job of Read to Self, so this week we started to practice how to Read to Someone.  Reading is so much fun!

Friday, March 11, 2016

This week...

This week we practiced our double facts.  We are getting better! We played memory (mémoire), roule et couvre (or Double Trouble) and a doubles game on the iPads.

We also continued practicing many routines, like 'Read to self'. We are working at becoming better readers.

We started our unit on Characteristics of Objects and Materials (les caractéristiques des objets et matériaux). This week we cut objects out of flyers and sorted them by what they were made of. We found objects made of paper, wood, metal, plastic, rubber and glass.

Wow! What a great week!

Tuesday, March 8, 2016


Scholastic order forms are being sent home today. Orders will be due Monday, March 14th. This will allow me to place the order and receive the books hopefully before Spring Break.

If you wish to make a purchase, please return the completed forms to school along with a cheque (made out to Scholastic Canada Ltd.) or pay by the 'new' Parent Pay with credit card online (cash cannot be sent). Please send orders and payment prior to the deadline. If you are returning multiple forms, please ensure your child’s name is indicated on each form.

Here is more information about the Parent Pay:

Introductory Letter to Parents

Step-by-step Guide

Monday, February 29, 2016

We made it through the first day!

Today, we practiced classroom routines and reviewed classroom rules. We will continue to review classroom expectations over the next few weeks. I appreciate your support in building a strong relationship to support your child's growth throughout the remainder of the year. Please send in all Home Reading books by Wednesday. Check back here on Friday for our 'Weekly Challenge'. Have a great week!