Welcome to Miss Stewart’s Grade one-Two class!
Another exciting school year is starting and I would like to extend a warm welcome to all my students and their families. This newsletter will be use throughout the year to inform students and parents on what is going on in our classroom. I am very excited to be working with your child this year.
5 - 1st Day Back to School
7 – Feather Assembly (9:00am)
7 - Meet the Teacher (5:30-7:00pm)
19 – Picture Day
21 - Walk-a-thon
28 - Walk-a-thon
29 – Orange Shirt Day
Dress for the Weather
Please ensure that your child is dressed for the weather. This may include a coat, rain boots, snow suits, winter boots, toque, mittens or scarves, Please label items as they are easily misplaced.
Thank you for your cooperation!
Please consider packing a healthy morning snack for your child. This can include fruits, vegetables, yogurt, cheese, etc. Students will be given time in the afternoon for a snack if they would like one. Students may eat treats during afternoon snack.
Please be aware that there is no microwave in our classroom. Please send either a cold lunch with your child or a hot lunch in a thermos.
Read Every Day (R.E.D)
Students will receive a R.E.D. folder that contains a reading log and a leveled reader. Students are expected to read 10-15 minutes each night to promote and practice fluency and comprehension skills. Please fill out the reading log and return it to school daily.Reading strategies and sample comprehension questions and are included in the folder. Please help your child use these strategies and questions to increase their reading skills and comprehension.If you find that a book is too difficult for your child, please return it and I will gladly help your child find another book better suited to their reading level.
Agendas will be an important tool of communication between home and school. Please sign and check your child’s agenda each evening for messages and notes from school. I will check each agenda every morning for messages and notes from home.Also, if your child rides the bus, please let me know if there is a change to regular transportation by including a note your child’s agenda.
Regular attendance is essential to ensuring your child’s success at school. If your child can not attend school, please contact the office at (780-723 3397)) so no phone call needs to be made to confirm their absence.
Students will receive homework if they do not complete the work in class. Homework is to be returned to school the next day unless otherwise stated. Students will also receive homework projects throughout the year - these will be accompanied by notes describing the assignment.
Each week, students will receive spelling words to learn. Students will be given some time in class to practice and study these words, however, the majority of the studying is expected to be done at home. Spelling test will occur on Tuesdays and new spelling words will be assigned on Wednesdays.
Scholastic Book Orders
Each month, I will be sending home Scholastic book order catalogues. If you are looking for books to build a home library for your child, there are many options included in these catalogues to suit your child’s interests and reading needs. Books purchased through the Scholastic book orders help earn points that are used to purchase books and educational resources for the classroom. There will be a date stamped on the front of the package indicating when book orders are due in school. Cash, cheque (made payable to Scholastic Canada) and online credit card payments are accepted. Please be mindful of the due date as I submit the order on the due date in order to receive your child’s book as quickly as possible.
Spelling City: https://www.spellingcity.com/stewartsarah/
Epic: https://www.getepic.com/sign-in-student Classroom code: LGE-2947
PBS Kids: http://pbskids.org/
The Magic School Bus: http://www.scholastic.com/magicschoolbus/
Brain Pop: https://www.brainpop.com/free-stuff/
Highlights for Kids: https://www.highlightskids.com/
National Geographic Kids: http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/
Fun Brain: https://www.funbrain.com/
Teacher contact information
Miss Sarah Stewart
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