Monday, November 29, 2010

so much happening--so little time ;)

New reading books!
Ok, so we have moved on from our reading rainbow! We will still be using it to send our spelling test practice worksheets back and forth as well as for the odd reading rainbow page.
I will be sending home books that follow what we are doing in class. We started using a program called Starfall ( During ELA we read a book, then we go online and play the games that go with the book and finally we watch a 2 min video of the topic (ex. Zac the Rat). To follow up we work on the corresponding section in our Starfall work book.
I will be sending home a Starfall book nightly (sometimes it will be another brand) but either way it will be a book . I’d like you to read over these books and send them back the next day. I will NOT send a new book until the other book has been returned. I do this because most of the books I send home have been purchased with my own money and I’d like to keep them as long as possible 
-Reminder our field trip is Dec. 1st! ALL students in grade 1 MUST stay for lunch that day.
-Dec. 3rd CTV is coming to film us singing The First Noel. Please make sure to dress nice for the cameras!
-If you did not make it to interviews PLEASE call me to reschedule. I will be contacting everyone (that didn’t make it) soon to set up a new date/time. 786-5510 (school phone number)
Ms. Heshka

Thursday, November 25, 2010

canteen reminder

Just a reminder that our grade 1 class can ONLY buy hot food from the canteen on Mondays. Milk can be bought everyday.


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Friday, November 19, 2010


The new spelling list is:







Our test will be on Thursday Nov. 25th as there is no school Friday.

The students spelling test is glued in their agenda! They did GREAT!!! It was awesome to see how well they did. THANK YOU for taking the time to study with your child!!

Don't forget Parent Teacher Interviews will be held Wed and Thurs night. You scheduled times will be sent home today in your child's report cards.

Have a great weekend!!!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Spelling fun!!

On Monday morning we will be starting our spelling program!!! Here is the rundown of how it will happen.
Every Friday we will write our new spelling words in our agenda (that way you have them for the weekend). I will also put them on the blog.
On Mondays, we will do a worksheet specifically on the new words. They will be kept in a duotang in the room.
The rest of the week we will be doing one or two reading rainbow pages that are a bit different format then we’re used to. Some of the words will be hard but that’s where you can help them out. The reading rainbow will continue to come back and forth each day. Some days you will not get a reading rainbow page but you will get a small book. The book will go with that day’s word. Whichever one I send home (the sheet or the book) is your reading homework for the night.
We will play games, read stories, and use technology to help us prepare for Friday morning tests! I want this to be fun so making study time at home fun is important! I am sending some practice ideas home as well to help you with some ideas on how to make spelling fun!!
If you have any questions feel free to pop in the room, call, email, or leave a comment on the blog!
Have a great long weekend!!
Ms. Heshka

Our first list is: