Wednesday, 18 September 2019

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Typing skills are useful especially as students begin to use technology for learning more in each grade.  LGMS has a subscription to TypingPal which is a great BrainSmart activity to develop these skills.  It can be used at home (from a Chromebook that your child is signed in to, or from a laptop if your child is signed into the Chrome web browser).

If you are interested in using it, here are the instructions on How to Access TypingPal

Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Week of Sept.16

I apologize for getting this post out late - with our staff meeting after school yesterday I did not get finished before the publish deadline that forwards these updates to your email.

Monday you should have seen the first spelling assignment come home.  As well as studying the words, students have a short brain assignment which is explained right on their white assignment page.  It looks like this:
and is due first thing Friday morning when we have our quiz.  Please help to support your child to do all of the steps in the assignment, as well as to study those words they don't yet know.

Tuesday: fire drill
Friday:   Pizza orders are due and spelling is due.   1:00 Terry Fox Run

Volunteering this year:  To ensure a safe environment for all of our students here at LGMS all volunteers are required to have a free criminal record check completed and on file at the school.  These checks expire after one year so September is a great time to complete them so that they are good for the whole school year.  If you plan to join us for any activities or trips this year, please pick up a criminal records check form at the front office, or go to our school webpage to print off a copy to complete.  Please get yours done as soon as possible, often just before a field trip is too late since the RCMP require processing time to get these done.


Monday, 9 September 2019

Week of September 9th

Update - though we did have a student with a severe nut allergy expected in our classroom, that student has since moved so sending small amounts of nuts to school is ok but please talk to your child about being careful. Nut products shouldn't go outside at recess and students that eat them in our classroom are asked to spray their desk and wash their hands with soap afterwards to help keep all of our students safe.

There will be no homework yet this week, but  you'll probably hear at home about a few pre-tests that we'll be completing this week.  These are tests that we use in school before teaching the subject matter to get an idea of overall strengths and areas for improvement.

Today students did a spelling pretest that helps me to determine a spelling group for them to start in that should be challenging without being too difficult.  Students (and parents) are encouraged to talk to me about these groups since they can change throughout the year.

Finally - a very important note.    Thursday from  6:30 - 7:30  we have our LGMS open house.  Please come with your child to have the opportunity to explore our classroom and learning so far, and to have a chance to meet me and ask any questions.

I'm looking forward to seeing everyone!

Friday, 6 September 2019

Thursday afternoon was perfect for introducing our first Science unit - Weather Watch. 
Here are a few pictures of our class outside observing and sketching weather components like clouds and evidence of sun and wind.