February 26th – March 1st, 2024

Reminders:

This week we are working on:

  •  The letter ‘Rr‘. We know lots of words, like: rouge, rose, rectangle, robot, recyclage, raisins, robinet, renard roux, raton laveur, rhinocéros,  Idéllo class code: 5F5423
  • We continue to explore different strategies for solving addition and subtraction problems below 20. We have used our fingers, counters and ten frames. Watch: 16-3=, 9-4=, 8+7=, 10+4=
  • We continue to discuss human needs and health. Students have been sharing their favourite healthy foods, their favourite physical activities and their hobbies and interests. 

Homework: 10 – 15 minutes of French literacy every day with an adult.

  • Thursday continues to be library and classroom book exchange day. Please pack the duotang and all books. Click to read along with the titles below or click the hyperlinks above to work on listening in French. 

February 20th – 23rd, 2024

Reminders:

  • Friday the 23rd is PAC pancake breakfast & pyjama day!
    • Please no slippers or blankets. Students may bring a stuffed animal.

This week we are working on:

  •  The letter ‘Yy‘. This letter has two sounds and we know lots of words, like: yogourt, yo-yo, yoga, pyjama, crayon, cylindre, cygne, pays, nettoyer, gymnase and finally the outlier that does not say its sound les yeux! Idéllo class code: 5F5423
  • We’ll be discussing the basic needs of humans and our daily routines this week and next. We’ll talk about food and hydration, hygiene, shelter, love and belonging, hobbies and physical activities. 
  • Every day we read, write, speak and solve maths problems in French. Students are starting to speak more and more French – bravo les amis!

Homework: 10 – 15 minutes of French literacy every day with an adult.

  • Thursday continues to be library and classroom book exchange day. Please pack the duotang and all books. Click to read along with the titles below or click the hyperlinks above to work on listening in French. 

 

 

February 12th – 16th, 2024

Reminders:

  • No school Monday Feb 19th Family Day
  • Field trip to South Sahali Feb 16th – dress for the weather and sign permission slip

This week we are working on:

  • The letter sound ‘Qq‘. We know lots of words like: question, qui, quand, quatre, quoi, quel, qu’est-ce que, quille. Idéllo class code: 5F5423
  • This month we are having lots of conversations about families, love and caring behaviours, friendship, positive affirmations, and what makes us unique. 
  • Wednesday is Valentine’s Day. We will be exchanging cards and enjoying some themed activities.  
  • Thursday we will be recognizing 100 days of school. We’ll spend the whole day working with this number. No need to send anything to school. 
  • Friday we take the bus to South Sahali to enjoy some Carnaval activities. We will return by lunchtime. Please ensure your child is dressed for the weather, has a water bottle and a snack that could be packed in a pocket to take along with us.

Homework: 10 – 15 minutes of French literacy every day with an adult.

  • Thursday continues to be library and classroom book exchange day. Please pack the duotang and all books. Click to read along with the titles below. 

February 5th – 9th, 2024

Reminders:

  • No school Monday Feb 19th Family Day
  • Field trip to South Sahali Feb 16th – dress for the weather and sign permission slip

This week we are working on:

  • The letter sound ‘Pp‘. We know lots of words with this sound:, patine, petit, petite, plein, pizza, patate, papa, plumes, peur, printemps, peinture, perdu, poisson et pieuvre, poilu. Idéllo class code: 5F5423
  • In reading we are working on composed sounds, like: ch‘, ‘ou‘, ‘eau‘, ‘oi‘.
  • We are wrapping up our wild Canadian animal unit this week. Students have loved sharing their knowledge of local animals and writing les devinettes. 
  • In maths, we continue to work on solving addition and subtraction facts under 20. Right now we are using physical counters like tokens, cubes or rocks to help us add and subtract. 

Homework: 10 – 15 minutes of French literacy every day with an adult.

  • Thursday continues to be library and classroom book exchange day. Please pack the duotang and all books. Click to read along with the titles below. 

January 29 – February 1st, 2024

Reminders:

  • No school for students Friday Feb 2nd
  • Field trip to South Sahali Feb 16th – sign & return permission slip
  • Complete and return the Unplug and Play form for a chance to win a prize
  • No school Feb 19th Family Day

This week we are working on:

Homework: 10 minutes of daily French literacy with an adult

  • Thursday we will add new games to the homework duotang. We will visit the library to exchange books and chose new classroom reading books to work on at home.  

January 22nd – 26th, 2024

Reminders:

  • No school for students Friday February 2nd

This week we are working on:

  • The letter ‘Gg‘. This letter has two sounds and it is a challenge for many students to print. We know the words: gants, glace, gauche, gris, grizzly, genou, girafe. Idéllo class code: 5F5423
  • In science, we’ll be learning all about hibernation this week. Check out this video from our very own BC Wildlife Park.
  • This week is Unplug and Play! A log sheet was sent home Friday the 19th. Help your child complete it and return it to school at the end of the week. Mme Bossio, our school librarian, will be drawing for prizes next week. 
    • Tuesday – carry a poem in your pocket
    • Wednesday – wear a shirt with words
    • Thursday – dress as your favourite book character (no masks)

Homework: 10 mins daily French literacy, one-on-one with an adult.

  • Thursday continues to be our homework check-in and library day. Help your child remember their home reading duotang, journal and classroom books. Keep these materials dry by packing them in the library bag along with library books for Mme Bossio. 

January 15th – 19th, 2024

Reminders:

  • Dress for the weather.
  • Jan 25th – dress as your favourite book character

This week we are working on:

  • The letter sound ‘Ss‘. We know the words: sur, sous, soulier, soleil, sandwich, sauter, ski, serpent à sonnette. Click the links to explore this sound and work on oral comprehension.  Class code: 5F5423
  • We are doing lots of non-fiction writing about wild Canadian animals. We are listing physical characteristics, habitats, food source, actions and how our local animals make it through winter (adapt, migrate, hibernate). 
  • We are working our way through different strategies for solving addition and subtraction problems under 20. First, we are using our fingers.

Homework – les devoirs: 10 minutes (every day) of French literacy with an adult supporting the learning

  • Thursday continues to be our library and homework book exchange day. Thank you for helping your child pack their materials. 

January 8th – 12th, 2024

Reminders:

  • Send a pair of shoes back to school to stay in your child’s locker until Spring Break. These shoes will only be worn indoors. 
  • Please also send a small bag of emergency clothing to keep in your child’s locker in case they need to change. A pair of underwear, socks, pants and a shirt – write your child’s name on the bag.

This week we are working on:

  • Getting back into school routines, expectations, and speaking and listening in French. 
    • Set your child up for the school day: dress for the weather (ensure they can manage on their own), pack healthy foods they enjoy and can open themselves, pack a clean full water bottle, get a good nights sleep. 
  • We will discuss what we did over the two week break. This will give us the chance to practise speaking in the past tense. For example: je suis allé, j’ai joué, j’ai vu, j’ai visité, j’ai mangé, j’ai fait, j’ai donné, j’ai reçu. 
  • We continue to learn with the letter sound ‘Cc‘. We know: cougar, coyote, cygne, canard colvert, caribou, castor, cerf, chouette, chèvres.
  • In maths, we are starting our first addition and subtraction strategy – our fingers! We will be using our fingers to count and solve addition and subtraction problems under 10. 

Homework – les devoirs: 10 minutes (every day) of French literacy with an adult supporting the learning

  • Thursday continues to be our library and homework book exchange day. Thank you for helping your child pack their materials. 

 

December 18th – 22nd, 2023

Reminders:

  • Monday, Dec 18 – Tropical Day – break out your best beach wear
  • Tuesday, Dec 19 – Fancy /  Festive Day – to fit in with the concert
  • Wednesday, Dec 20 – PJ Day 
  • Thursday, Dec 21 – Matching Day – Find a group and dress the same. Match your socks, your sweaters, your hair, whatever works best for you!
  • Friday, Dec 22 – Ugly/Holiday/Festive/Winter Sweater Day

This week we are working on:

  • The letter ‘Cc‘. We will spend two weeks learning with this letter. We know lots of words with this sound: cadeau, couronne, cinq, cochon, coqcitrouille, cabane, compter.  There are also many common sight words with this letter such as: ce, ici, ça, cet, cette, comme, comment, chaque, combien.
  • Tuesday is the big day – our winter concert! We are very busy on Tuesday, basically singing all day…. into the night. Check your emails from the office for details and don’t lose your tickets! Doors open at 6:10pm for the evening performance. Students who are being dropped off can head down to their classroom to join their class. 
  • Wednesday is Winter Fun Day – thank you to the grade 6s who planned and will be leading this fun day for our students.
  • On Friday, we will empty our lockers and send everything home (inside shoes, back up clothing, everything!). Over the two week break, check that your child’s shoes still fit and refresh their bag of emergency clothing that will stay in their locker until Spring Break. 

Homework – les devoirs: 10 minutes (every day) of French literacy with an adult supporting the learning

  • Thursday we will visit the library for the last time this calendar year. Please help your child pack their library and classroom reading books so they can exchange them.
  • We’ll add the January tracking sheet to the duotang this week.

December 11th – 15th, 2023

Reminders:

  • Monday, Dec 18 – Tropical Day – break out your best beach wear
  • Tuesday, Dec 19 – Fancy /  Festive Day – to fit in with the concert
  • Wednesday, Dec 20 – PJ Day 
  • Thursday, Dec 21 – Matching Day – Find a group and dress the same. Match your socks, your sweaters, your hair, whatever works best for you!
  • Friday, Dec 22 – Ugly/Holiday/Festive/Winter Sweater Day

This week we are working on:

  • The letter sound ‘Kk‘. We know the words: Kamloops, koala, kangourou. We know very few words with this letter sound in French – it is not our first choice when spelling a word. 
  • Mme Jules will be leading a festive craft with us this week – we can’t wait! 
  • We get to watch the grade 6/7 band concert this Thursday! Our classrooms are across the hall from the music room so we have heard all their hard work leading up to the concert. It really is quite impressive. 
  • We continue to discuss the various ways our families celebrate this time of year. 
  • Students have been working hard with M Hogeveen in preparation for the concert next week. Students are encouraged to dress up on the 19th – please no hats or big headbands that could block the student behind them. Thank you!

Homework – les devoirs: 10 minutes (every day) of French literacy with an adult supporting the learning

  • Have you played some of the new games in the duotang? New songs were added as well!
  • Remember to pack the duotang, classroom books and library books for Thursday’s exchange. Merci!