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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!!


September 6, 2011

September 6, 2011

First day back after the long weekend. The students had their first French class this morning with the new french teacher, Elle Chernick. They seemed to really like her, which is a relief as some of the students don't like change too much.

Grade 2 math we created extended movement patterns. I must say that this has been my happiest teaching experience so far. All of the students were so engaged and created these awesome movement routines to the Lazy Song, and then they wrote them down and performed them. They were amazing and I was SO proud! That is true learning right there!

Th students in my class are now done their literacy assessments so I was able to go in on the long weekend and pick out levelled books (according to their reading level) for their book boxes. Each student now has 10 books in their book boxes that I hand picked according to their reading level.

During literacy time today we talked about what "Read to Self" looked like and had some of the Grade twos demonstrate it for the Grade ones. We also talked about reading stamina - what it means and why it's important. Then we did a read to self for 10 mintues and they worked on their reading stamina. Over time, we will increase this by two minute intervals until they hit 20 minutes.

September 1 and 2, 2011

August 31, 2011


- Grade 1s and 2s started their math classes. I teach the Grade 2 math and we began talking about patterns, which is our first unit of the semester. We created number stories and found patters around the room.

- We did a review of finger phonics and since some of the students are new to it, I took a group aside to start with the basics. They learn so quickly!

- Many of the Grade 1s are reading already and because they have not been formally assessed for their reading levels yet, they have not received any books in their book boxes. I took students aside one by one and we choose some levelled reading books of mine to go in their book boxes.

- The Grade 2s did their first journal entry "This summer I..."

- 2 indoor recesses because of the rain

- They had their first arts ed class with Mrs. McGillvary, the new Vice Prinicipal

Great day!

Handout List

The following is a list of all the hand outs sent home with students. I make sure each student has received the handouts and tell the students that they must be responsible to get them from their mail pocket to the hands of their caregivers. Each day I make sure the students' mail pockets are empty, but students can misplace them, so please let me know if you have missed any or require any more information about them.

Student Hand Out List

Release Form - August 30, 2011: Filled out and signed

Aquatic Program - August 31, 2011: Filled out and signed + $10

Blog Address, August 31, 2011: Information

Welcome Letter to Parents/Caregivers, August 31, 2011: Information

Emergency Report: September 1, 2011: Sign and Date

Open House Invitation, September 2, 2011: Information


Welcome! Tansi!

On this webpage you will find up to date blogs about what our class is currently working on.

You will also find all the documents that I have created and sent home with the students, in the event that they've been misplaced.

I will not be adding documents that have been provided by the office to be sent home.

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Let the school year begin!

Miss YeeSmile

Monday, January 10, 2011

Monday, Monday... And today, we will begin working on our performance for the Assembly at the end of January.  We will be performing Michael Jackson's Man In the Mirror using sign language.  The video is the chorus to the song.  Please use this video to practice...

Happy New Year!

It has been a while...I am so sorry.  I haven't heard any complaints so I am not certain that anyone has missed my daily updates.  I need to keep it up-to-date so everyone is more apt to check it out!  This is my goal!

Today is Day 2!  And, as promised, we will be working on some brain fitness and having some fun too.


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