We love outdoor education!

Yesterday we had a wonderful time outside. Students painted the snow, explored the forts created by the older students and played cooperatively on the rocks. Please remember to send extra mitts if possible. We were pretty wet by the end of the day yesterday!

   

It’s Conference Week!

We are looking forward to meeting with you all this week. We will be sharing a slideshow with you highlighting your child’s first couple months at school.

In math, students are learning how to graph a group of items. Key terms we are learning include: column, row, labels, more than, most, least and total number.

Science is amazing with Mrs. Teeter! She always comes ready with fun filled buckets! Today students were exploring nocturnal animals.

Last week, students were challenged to create a rocket ship out of building materials in class.

 

So much learning going on!

We focus each day on building our letter, sound and sight word knowledge. We do this through doing a variety of letter and sight word activities. It is so wonderful how quickly children learn at this age. At home, enjoy going through the letter or sight word rings with your child. Celebrate each time they add a new word or letter to their memory!

In math, students have enjoyed playing number bingo and are now beginning to learn about collecting data and graphing it!

The colder weather has arrived!

Hello Nottawa families! A couple things to remember….

  1. With the colder weather students will need all the gear to stay warm outside. We will still be spending extra time outside anytime we can. We really value our outdoor play and try to make it happen as much as possible.
  2. One way you can help us is to practice with your child putting on all these clothes. Mittens should go on last so they can work on zipping their own zippers. 🙂
  3. Please make sure to sign up for a conference in a couple weeks. We are very excited to share your child’s progress with you!

In math we are working hard on forming our numbers. It is amazing how quickly students learn to do this! We are so proud of you.

We took time to explore rainbows a bit yesterday. We wanted to add some cheery to our walls to help with the upcoming darker days outside. Can’t wait to see how these turn out today.

Halloween is right around the corner!

Tomorrow will be our first treat day! As noted at the start of the year we are planning the treats this year to keep everyone safe. Tomorrow students will be making their own treats, they are pictures below! We will be using bananas, dairy and gluten free pretzels, raisins and dairy and gluten free chocolate chips. We think they are pretty cute.

Remember to wear you purple, orange and black!!

New November calendar has been posted on the website.

We love our funny face pumpkins! These pumpkins helped us practice our scissor skills!

In Math, students are learning about ordinal numbers. Here they are doing pumpkin and ghost drawings by following steps using the terms first, second, third and so on.

We are having so much fun creating Halloween scenes using some fabulous crafts that were donated!

Check out Starfall

In class today we started doing our iPad rotations. We have access to 5 iPads that we can use at anytime! It’s so great. Today, students were exploring and discovering a great learning site called Starfall. If you get a chance at home, search it up and check it out. It’s great for learning letters and beginning reading skills.

Purposeful play time seems to always involve some structure building. It is so cool to see what students come up with. Here are two awesome creations from today.

What a great week!

 

With Year 2 students we are starting to get busy writing! Great job stretching your bubble gum.

Yoga in the gym was so much fun and relaxing.

New Lego toys delivered! So much fun creating and building.

On Friday, we had time to meet up with some grade 6 friends to do some nature rubbings and have some free play time!

Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend.