I want to thank all my students and their families for this amazing year we have had together. Your children are amazing people and it was an absolute joy to be their teacher. I will miss spending my days with each and every one of them.
To my little darlings, I wish you all continued success in grade three and throughout your educational journey. Remember to always do your best and enjoy yourself!
Have a safe and fun summer!
Love Mrs. Smith
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June already! Where does the time go?
This week we have our Jump Rope for Heart event on Thursday June 5th. Please make sure everyone has proper footwear and attire. We usually have this event outdoors.
Friday June 6th GrandBay Primary will be planting our marigolds.
On Sunday June 8th our PALS organizers host a Port Community Days family fun day at the Cruise Ship terminal in Saint John. It’s a fun day with lots of activities for the kids. Check out the City of Saint John website for more details.
On Monday June 9th the grade 2 classes will be walking up to Inglewood School to visit the grade 3’s at 11am. Lunch will be provided this day. They order pizza and refreshments for everyone.
Year end is quickly approaching and there are many activities going on at school.
Therefore, I will make weekly posts to keep you up to date.
Week of May 26- May 30
This will be the last week for reading and writing homework.
Spelling tests are completed for the school year. Your students spelling test notebook will be sent home for you to keep.
May26-May 28 (Mon-Wed): Provincial Literacy Assessment will continue. Research shows students perform best if they are well rested and have a good breakfast. Attendance is important these days.
May 27 (Tuesday): Fundy Solid Waste will be visiting the Grade 2’s and hosting a puppet show.
May 29 (Thursday): Blue Homework folders, nightly homework reading books, and library books are due in today. This is the end of homework for the school year as well as library visits. Only zip lock bags will be sent back and forth each day. Important notices are sent home the last month of school so please remember to send the zip lock in each morning. Thank you.
May 30 (Friday): Grade 2 field trip to St. Andrews Huntsman Aquarium.
Students are allowed to bring reading material, small toy or an electronic device to use on the bus as it is a long drive. Please review with your child the importance of looking after it as will be the students responsibility. All students are to have sunscreen on before they arrive to school that day, wearing sneakers (no flip flops allowed) and have plenty of food and water for the day. Please dress appropriately for the weather. Field trip is rain or shine.
May 31 (Saturday): Inglewood school has a car entered in the Soap Box Derby at Lily Lake on Saturday. It is a fun event for families with lots of activities at the park. Check out the Rockwood Park website for details.
April Showers Bring May Flowers
Everyone is excited to see the snow melting and the sun shining!
Charlie’s Reading Club Update
Last week we had our first visit with Charlie for the reading club. Charlie will visit our school most Tuesdays and everyone will get a chance to read to him. We have a schedule posted in the classroom and the students were very excited to see when they will read with him.
Important Dates for May and June
May 1- Thursday: NO SCHOOL – Teacher Professional Development and AGM
May 2- Friday: NO SCHOOL– Teacher Professional Development
May 15- Thursday: Kick off for Jump Rope for Heart
May 19- Monday: NO SCHOOL – Victoria Day
May 30- Friday: Last day for hot lunches
May 30 – Friday: Class year end field trip. Details to follow.
June 6- Friday: Jump Rope for Heart Event
June 17- Tuesday: School Wide At Your Best Fun Day Event (Rain Date June 18) Details to follow.
June 20- Friday: Last day of school for students
You will see a change in your child’s homework starting in May. Instead of the weekly math sheets we will be having a Paragraph of the Week writing assignment. It will be sent home on Monday and returned on Friday as usual and students will continue to read each evening as well. Everything will be clearly explained on the handout.
Do you know how to play cribbage? We are looking at having a math enrichment program for our classroom. We are hoping to have volunteers visit our classroom for 45 minutes one afternoon a week for a couple weeks. Cribbage is a fun way for students to practice their counting skills. If you or maybe a grandparent knows how to play cribbage and is able to volunteer your time we would love to hear from you!
Spring has arrived!
Thank you to everyone who came to Parent Teacher. We appreciate your patience as the weather caused some rescheduling.
Here are the important dates for April:
April 17th – Thursday- No School: Teachers have professional development meetings.
April 18th – Friday- No School: Good Friday
April 21st – Monday – No School: Easter Monday
We hope everyone had a fun March break. We are looking forward to a rewarding academically challenging spring. We have some fun events planned this month.
March Important Dates
Mar. 10- Monday – First day back from March break.
Mar. 11- Tuesday Morning – Field Trip – Our field trip that was postponed from February will be today. Thanks to the GrandBay Primary PALS sponsor we will be going to Rockwood Park for a field trip! Students will be making a bird feeder, playing games and climbing the indoor rock wall. This event is rain or shine. Each student will be bringing their bookbag to hold their sneakers and recess snack. Please pack a drink and easy snack for your child that day. We will be back at the school by lunch time. Any parent that would like to join us are invited. Contact the school secretary to submit your name. Thank you to those who have already volunteered. We appreciate your time.
Mar. 14- Friday night – Home & School Movie at Inglewood school.
Mar. 17-Mar. 21 – Wellness Week. Our class will be having wellness week! We have a fun activity planned each day for the students to enjoy. Some of the activities planned are fruit and vegetable trays, relaxation meditation, snow sculptures, smoothies, salad day, introduction to yoga, and yogurt parfaits! This will be a very enjoyable week for the students and provide some great writing inspiration!
Mar. 21 – Friday night- Spring Fling Dance at RVMS hosted by the PSSC. Information to follow.
Mar. 24 – Monday – Report Cards go home.
Mar. 26- Wednesday evening – Parent Teacher Meetings. There will be a Scholastic Book Fair during all Parent Teacher Meetings this week at Inglewood School. Everyone welcome attend.
Mar. 28- Friday – NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS – Teachers have professional development meetings in the morning and Parent Teacher meetings in the afternoon.
Note: This time of year makes for very wet mittens at recess and lunch. Please pack an extra pair for your child in their book bag. Often they do not have time to dry between recess and lunch. Thanks!
January was a very successful month and everyone is settled back into our routines and working hard. We have a lot of fun activities in the month of February.
Feb. 3- Monday – Mrs. Smith will start working Monday and Tuesdays while Ms. Rickett Nadeau will be Thursday and Fridays. We will continue to alternate Wednesdays.
Feb. 13 – Thursday – 100 Day. GrandBay Primary will be celebrating the 100 days we have been in school this year. Students will take part in a multiage whole school activity. It is always a day the students look forward to and is a lot of fun.
Feb. 14- Friday Morning – Field Trip – Thanks to the GrandBay Primary PALS sponsor we will be going to Rockwood Park for a field trip! Students will be making a bird feeder, playing games and climbing the indoor rock wall. This event is rain or shine. Each student will be bringing their bookbag to hold their sneakers and recess snack. Please pack a drink and easy snack for your child that day. We will be back at the school by lunch time. Permission slips will be sent home tomorrow with your child’s homework.
Feb. 14 – Friday Afternoon – Valentine’s Day Party. After our field trip in the morning students will have the afternoon to have a little Valentine’s Day party. A class list will be sent home with names for Valentines. If parents would like to send in a treat for the party please remember we have a peanut allergy in the classroom.
Feb. 17 – Monday – NO SCHOOL. Teachers have professional development meetings all day.
Tomorrow the Spelling Test notebooks will be sent home for parents to see how your child has been doing. Please initial your child’s tests and return ASAP. We will have our Week 21 spelling test this Friday so it is important all test books are returned. Thank you.
Note: These marks are not reflected on the report card however, these words make up a huge portion of the books they read and use in their writing. Therefore, we cannot stress the importance these words play in your child’s reading and writing success.
We had a great week back at school! It was great to see all our friends and everyone is starting off the new year working hard and doing their best work. 🙂
Just a reminder about the homework routine:
Everyday the ziplock bag is sent back and forth between home and school.
The blue homework folder is sent home on Mondays with new homework sheets and new books to read. This blue folder and contents are returned on Friday.
Everyone did a great job on their spelling test last week and they were very pleased with their marks.
Starting this month, the spelling test notebooks will be sent home at the end of each month for parents to see. Note: These marks are not reflected on the home report, however, they play a key role in a students reading and writing success.
This week our spelling test is on week #18 words. It is on the same page that came home last week. If misplaced a copy can be sent home. Just send a note in your child’s ziplock bag.
We have begun our geometry unit in Math and will continue to explore 3D shapes this week.
The next fews months are a crucial time in the school year where we see huge growth in students. Routines and procedures are in place and students are putting their new skills into practice. Please continue to read with your child each night. We hope everyone is enjoying the Raz Kids website.
Happy New Year!