Wednesday, December 3, 2014


Don't forget our field trip is tomorrow... Please dress your child nice and warm as we will be going on a wagon ride!!!

Thursday, October 9, 2014


Don't forget to send your washed and cut vegetable for our Thanksgiving Feast tomorrow!

Friday, September 12, 2014


9 days completed and we haven't slowed down one bit! Just a reminder that OPEN HOUSE is Tuesday Sept. 16th at 6:00pm. Mrs. Effa and myself would like to have a grade 1 parent meeting to go over some of the things we do in our classrooms and answer any questions you might have. This should take about 15-20 minutes and then you are free to go! :) We hope to see you all there! Picture day is Wed. Sept 17th...SMILE!!!

Friday, September 5, 2014


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

7 more sleeps till GRADE 1

I am excited to say that the count down is on!!! I have been busy getting things ready for the first day and that is only making me more excited!! Remember that you don't have to label your child's supplies. This should save you some time as marking on 24 pencils can be tedious! Enjoy your last week of holidays!!!

Sunday, June 22, 2014


Our week: Monday - Meet the Teacher!!! I am excited and sad all at the same time...I'm not ready to say "good bye" to 'my' kids!!! Tuesday - Splash Park (afternoon) Send a towel and bathing suit!! Wednesday - Awards Program (AM) and Talent Show (PM) Thursday - NO SCHOOL FOR KIDS Friday - Pick up report cards **I WILL NOT be here Friday!!! Mrs. Domres will be handing out 1H report cards.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Field trip

The field trip to Good Spirit Lake tomorrow is a GO...RAIN or SHINE!! Please dress appropriately (for weather). *No Flip Flops *Send a bigger healthy lunch *Bug Spray *Water Bottle Bus leave at 9:00am!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Pow wow learning trip!

Friday field trip to YRHS Pow Wow...The bus is leaving at 10:00am *Please put sunscreen and Bug spray on your child in the morning. *Please send your child to school with a lunch, extra healthy snack, water bottle, and a hat. *We will be eating out lunch 'picnic style' at Century Field *We will board the bus to return to school at 11:55. We will have an afternoon snack since we are eating a bit earlier. (Please send a snack for the pm)

Thursday, May 29, 2014

June 6th- Pow-wow!!! Please don't forget to return the field trip permission forms asap!!! We can't go on the trip without those forms returned!! And SPECIAL MEN...please don't forget to let me know if you will be attending the soccer game! We need numbers to be sure we have enough "treats"!!! June is super busy so don't hesitate to call with any questions you have. And don't forget to apply bug spray and sunscreen at home everyday!

Friday, May 16, 2014

Special Lady Tea

WOW are my kids lucky...All you ladies deserve MORE THAN one day to be celebrated!!!!
Check out our Facebook page for some new pics of our classroom! Search: GradeOne Heshka

Friday, May 2, 2014

We have a Facebook Page

Our classroom started a Facebook page!!! Please join us at Grade One Heshka

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


Don't forget to send 4 hard boiled eggs to school tomorrow so we decorate, decorate, decorate!!! And books orders are due too!!!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

We are so lucky to have so many different cultures in our classroom (and school). This is how Haeun spells her name in Korean!!

Friday, April 4, 2014


On Wednesday April 9th, Columbia School will be taking a stand against bullying by wearing pink shirts (or anything PINK!!!)

Monday, March 31, 2014


I am so sorry but on the calendar I wrote hat day as tomorrow...It is NOT!!! It is on WED. April 2nd If the children bring $2.00, they can wear a hat all day. The $2.00 is going towards families in our communities that need a helping hand. With the $2.00 donation, your child will receive a ticket to the student-teacher benefit hockey game which is on April 2nd as well!!!! If you cannot attend the game the ticket will still get you a free snack sized smoothie at McDonalds!!!

fun afternoon building castles!!

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Monday, March 24, 2014

Fairy Tale FUN!!

You will get a chance to see what we are doing when you come for Student Led Conferences! Fairy Tales are SOOOOO FUN!!!!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Watch for a new calendar full of exciting March 'happenings'!!!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Monday, January 20, 2014

Word Checks/Lists...

Just a reminder these words can be found on the blog if you scroll down (they are on the left side). So if you ever misplace or your child doesn't bring a list home...this is where you can find them!! Hope you all had a great weekend!!

Friday, January 10, 2014

one week down...

So, we all survived the first week back after the winter break! The first 3 days made me want to cry (tooooo coooolllldd!!!) but the last two days we were able to get outside and PLAY!!! Today we had an assembly where we were told something SUPER EXCITING (I will let them tell you the news)...I will give you a hint, it involves a book! If you have any questions fell free to ask. (And a heads can read ahead if need be)! :) Just keep the ending a secret! We starting our 2014 "Pay-it-Forward" lessons. You all got a card and paper to fill out how you and your child 'paid-it-forward'! This is such a powerful message to teach our youth...please help spread the message of how to PAY-IT-FORWARD! If you need more cards I have more and will send them home with your child! We have started a unit on BEARS...This is by far one of the students favourite! We will be learning about non-fiction vs fiction, beginning, middle and ends of a story, retelling, finding facts, and seeing all of the different ways we can learn about bears (magazines, technology, books, etc). SO FUN!!!! Enjoy the beautiful weather!!!