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Math Assessment

In the last week, students demonstrated their understanding for outcomes involved in Math class.  They were given a rubric as feedback to share with their parents/guardians.  Below are links to videos to help students further understand some of the questions from this small exam.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Indeed, the best option to get a better understanding for the Math is to speak further with Mr. Urban.  This simply another option.

Homework Blog

Grade 8 Math:

- Assignment: Page 239-240 #6, 7, 9, 12-15

Social Studies

- Map booklet

Outcomes Achieved

Curious about which Math 2 outcomes we've achieved? Here is a list, updated as they are completed.


- Recognize at a glance arrangements of objects, dots and pictures at a glance

- Demonstrate understanding of repeting patterns with three to five elements by describing, representing patterns in alternate modes, extending and comparing

- Creating patterns using manipulatives, pictures, sounds and actions

- Demonstrate understanding of increasing patterns by describing, reproducing, extending


September 27, 2011

Today we had swimming lessons. We had a parent come along on the bus. I've heard of parents having a hard time managing five kids at a pool. Well, if you've ever tried to manage 25 kids after swimming, changing and getting them onto the bus - don't count on me remembering an extra body! Yes, that's right, I forgot the parent at the pool...

That's all I have to talk about today!

September 21, 2011

Easy day today!

Almost all the agendas are all coming back signed - it's fantastic! I really appreciate those of you who are doing this. It can be a chore, but it is great for the students to have that consistency in knowing what is expected of them at the end of the day and each morning. They are very excited when they get their sticker/stamp!

The Grade 2 math students finished cutting out and organizing their numbers from 1-100. What a tedious job, but they will only have to do it once and then we will be able to use them over and over while we do numeracy. Tomorrow the students will finish creating their number lines and getting the front cover of their unit ready. Then it will be time to begin our second unit already! Good job Grade 2s!

I got some absolutely fantastic large pictures for different units I'll be doing throughout the year. I laminated them and have been cutting them out tonight. I used four of them this morning for our discussion on germs and bacteria. One by one I flipped over these colourful and interesting microscopic shots of chloroplasts, bacteria, germs and phytoplankton. I stuck them to a large piece of flip chart paper and had the students ask or tell me something about the picture, then I copied it down on the paper. I also copied what I was hearing in the discussions between the students. I did not tell them what they were looking at until after. Then recorded all the questions and comments that arose from that. It was incredible to see what these little ones came up with. Inquiry at its finest! Some of the questions/comments were:

September 19, 2011

Whoa! What a day!

Today the students began their daily agenda. They will have a little sheet of paper which they will glue in the blank space, fill out the Word of the Day, then write a sentence using that word. Some of the Grade Ones or students with Diverse Needs will write the word 5 times instead of making a sentence. The agenda will go home every day and will need to be signed and brought back each morning. I created designed different paper to fit each students writing ability - some have larger spaces with one entry per page, others have smaller lines with more room for more entries (mainly grade twos). I also bought ziploc bags and put them in the back nicely so they don't stick out.

We started a new PWIM picture that I borrowed from Mrs. Stevely (thanks!). Our PWIM words are :

pumpkin, hay, eyes, girl, boots, green, jacket, boy, fall, scarecrow, orange

We will be coming up with more on our next PWIM day. I will be starting Diagnostic Numeracy Assessments with the Grade 2s tomorrow, so I will be pulling them out individually over the next two weeks. If you would like more information on what this assessment is, please email me!

Swimming starts tomorrow. Still looknig for parent/guardian volunteers to come with us - email me if you are interested!

Lots to do - looks like I'll be here all night!

Miss Yee

Email Addresses Needed!

Email addresses!! If you are reading this and you have an email address - please email it to me or write it in your child's agenda. My email is There are times when it is easier for me to write an email than to use the phone - also it helps me keep a paper trail of communication.

Miss Yee

September 15, 2011

Yesterday our class went on a field trip to Treaty Four. I would like to say a big congratulations to my class for winning the Game Show against SEVEN other schools! We were the youngest class there with the fewest number of students and we kicked butt!! Ask your child about it! It was a fun but very hectic day as some of the students had TOO much energy. Hopefully we will be able to get some parent/caregiver volunteers for swimming!

Reading Effects with Brenda Olliver started today. I am very excited to have the students that are just learning to read or struggling with reading to be working with Brenda in small groups. They will learn so much from her!

In Grade 2 math, we completed our pattern squares. The students were asked to make a different type of pattern in each square. It had to be an increasing, decreasing or repeating pattern. They could use shape patterns, picture patterns, number patterns, letter patterns or colour patterns, but they all had to be different. Having a review this morning, I could not believe how much the students have learned! I was very impressed!

After the last recess I went down to get the snack as the students were getting settled. I didn't tell the students to be quiet or get into their desks before I left, figuring I would just let them do their thing while I was busy. I came back and everyone was in their desks with their heads down and completely quiet. I walked into the room and my jaw dropped. I told them how impressed I was with them taking the initiative to do that. I even told the Vice Prinicipal while she when she came into our classroom!

MORE hand outs going home. Apologies for bombarding you with information and paper!

Book orders are coming soon!

September 11, 2011

Hello All,

Apologies for not posting the last couple days. It has been crazy busy!! I am currently at the school preparing for this upcoming week.

As you know, our school is down one teacher so the students are being shifted around the school. Mrs. Stevely will now be a Grade 3/4 instead of a Grade 2/3.

I will be taking Mrs. Stevely's Grade 2s in my room and Ms. Pelletier's and my students will be doing some switches. Those students who will be moving to Ms. Pelletier's class from my class have been informed. It will be a busy week for teachers trying to get back into routines with new students. I am attaching my daily schedule if you would like a copy so you can see what subjects your child has at which times.

I can't say how often I will be posting this week - I am going to be very busy!

Get those swimming and Treaty Four forms in - we don't want our children to miss out on wonderful adventures!!


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