St. Anthony Connects – The Week of December 19 – 23

St. Anthony this week

Monday, December 19

Office Hours Rec Link Mondays 9:00 – 3:00PM – please come in if you would like to register your child for sports in the community

The Grade 5-6 students working at St. Luke's Table

The Grade 5-6 students working at St. Luke’s Table

Tuesday, December 20

Goodlife – Ms Troccoli – 12:50

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Wednesday, December 21

Winter Solstice (Discovery Education)

9:00 am – School Assembly

Agenda:
1.Sports Presentation – highlights from this fall

Boys Volleyball

Girls Volleyball

Girls Gaelic Football

Boys Soccer
2. Wastefree Wednesday Winners

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3. Report of Waste Audit and Google Slide Presentation
4. Grade 6 (extended class) will be performing a (short) original song at the assembly too

Goodlife Gymnastics – Grade 3  – 2:00 PM

Thursday, December 22

Advent Liturgy – 1:00 pm – parents welcome

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Friday, December 23

Goodlife Fitness M Chartrand’s class – 2:20 PM

Last St. Anthony Superstars – 3:00 PM

The beginning of Christmas BreakMerry Christmas Everyone!!

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Teacher Notes for this Week

Kindergarten Blog for December 19-23, 2016
Our last blog post of 2016!  It is hard to believe that we have been in school for 4 months already!  
We hope to enjoy our last week together by creating wonderful Christmas crafts, attending a school-wide assembly on Wednesday and our Fourth Advent Liturgy on Thursday.  We are singing “Take a Walk to Christmas” in our classrooms and hope to sing for other classes too!
Our walk to the mailbox to mail our Santa letters was a huge success.  Santa even made a surprise visit the next day to let us know he got all of our letters!  What a great surprise!  We also took advantage of the great snow and the K1 group went snowshoeing!
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Over the holidays we encourage parents to work on the following skills. Play games for letter and sound recognition, as well as number recognition from 0 to 10 or higher. Count everyday objects to 20 in both English and French. Print their  first name starting with a capital letter followed by lowercase letters. We are pleased to say that all the children are able to recognize their names in print. 
We would like to wish all our families a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! The Kindergarten team feels truly blessed to be working with such wonderful and inquisitive children. 
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Grade One-two Ms Myers’ Class

Congratulations to all those Grade One and Two students who volunteered to say our morning prayer on the announcements last week. They did a super job! Our class will have a chance to prepare the prayer for daily announcements in the New Year. If your child has not yet volunteered, please encourage them to “take a risk” and try it out!  Opportunities such as this help build your child’s confidence.  The amazing snowfall this past week gave us a chance to begin our snowshoeing season in the school yard! The children were determined and proved very capable as they “hiked” around our school yard. Hopefully we will have more opportunities to use our school snowshoes to get fresh air and exercise this winter! In the coming week we will wrap up our math studies of data management as the students gather data from their classmates and share their findings by creating simple bar graphs.  The fourth week of Advent is upon us. We will focus on Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem and the birth of Jesus. Our last school liturgy will be held Thursday, December 22nd at 1:00 p.m. Parents are welcome to attend!  Thank you so much for encouraging your child to participate in our Advent outreach project in support of St. Luke’s table. Your generosity is very much appreciated.  As the holidays approach, kindly ensure that your child returns their homework, library book, and home reading books this week. I’d like to take this opportunity to wish all families a restful and joyous Christmas. Here’s to 2017 and all the learning and promise it holds for us! 

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Ms Moga’s Grade Two-Three Class

It’s a little hard to believe that our last week before Christmas break is here! The students have been working hard, learning, and enjoying their friends in Grade 2/3 the past 4 months. If I don’t see you in the school this week, please know I’m wishing you and your families a safe, peaceful, and very Merry Christmas!

Writing- The students wrapped up their animal reports last week. They turned out really great and they should all be proud of their hard work and the final product! This week we’ll focus on descriptive writing using our five-senses. We will be hard at work brainstorming adjectives to describe Christmas related things.

 Reading- We are continuing to work on our Visualizing skills. This week, we will read various Christmas-themed stories and practice sharing our visualizations. Students are learning to use the words “I’m picturing”, “I’m imagining”, and using their five senses to describe their visualizations.

Math- This week we will focus on subtraction strategies. We will subtract to find out how much is left (e.g. when spending money), as well as finding the difference (e.g. subtraction as comparing). We will continue with this unit in January.

Science- The students enjoyed learning about position of objects and people. They discovered many new adjectives related to position. This week, we will do an experiment to look at how different objects move.

Religion- Welcome to the fourth week of Advent! Last week we learned about the joy that Jesus brings. This week we will read about and discuss Jesus’ birth in the stable.  

Art- We will be making a few ornaments and crafts to take home for Christmas.

Have a great week!

Ms. Moga

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Ms Solymar’s Grade Three Class

With only two weeks till Christmas, the grade 3 students were like little elves helping Santa. We worked really hard this week working on graphing, descriptive writing, exploring what movement is, and so much more. The picture shows a sneak peak of a special treat we have been working on for next week. 
Next week we will be busy with Christmas activities, but I will also be sad to say goodbye to this wonderful group of students. I have learned so much from them and have been proud to call them my students (even only for a short while). Each one of these beautiful children have impacted who I am as a teacher and I will never forget them. 
Coming up this week:
Math – We will be finishing up graphing this week, looking at line graphs, bar graphs, and picture graphs. 
Language – Last week, the students each drew a Christmas picture and wrote a descriptive paragraph about it. We will be finishing these up and work on some letter writing!
Religion – This week represents the last week of Advent. We will review all we have learned about during the Advent season by playing a game called “Journey to Bethlehem”. 
Reminders for this week:
1. Pizza day on Friday
2. Homework calendar due on Friday
3. Come join us for the last liturgy followed by Christmas activities on Thursday afternoon
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Mrs. Rupnik’s Primary Language Class

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A great big thank-you to Ms. Bastien (Tyson’s mom) for being our Guest Reader last week and visiting our class to read us a story.  We really appreciate your time and support. We have another Guest Reader coming on Tuesday for our afternoon class.

Remember to return the December homework calendars signed on Wednesday, December 21, 2016.

 This week, we will deliver our special cards and ornaments to our friends of St. Anthony Catholic School.We will also have Christmas Scavenger Hunt in our school and look for different Advent/Christmas items like (poinsettia, stable, stars, etc.).

 Please take some time this week to read our December class newsletter. It also has a Christmas Scavenger Hunt you can try at home with your child.

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 Home Activities for the Holidays: Here are four little activities you can do with your child to ensure he/she is still learning over the holidays: 

  1. READ with your child every night.  
  1. Have your child WRITE thank-you notes to Santa Claus, grandparents, uncles/aunts, friends, neighbours, etc. for presents received during the holidays.
  1. Take a WALK with your child and look for signs of winter. TALK about what things you see, smell, hear, touch, and taste in the winter!  This will help them prepare for our new theme in January.
  1. PLAY games and have fun! (for example: card games, board games, Simon Says, I Spy, etc.).

On behalf of St. Anthony Catholic School, we wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas.  Classes resume again on Monday, January 9, 2017.

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This week students showed their creative talent in grade 3, 4, 5, and 6!

Grade 3: Many students enjoyed demonstrating their knowledge of the grammatical rules and common phrases introduced to them in class by creating their own comic strips. Students designed and created their own comic characters that engaged in French dialogue. By following a model on the board, students were encouraged to use common phrases they have learned in class or come up with their own following the grammatical rules they have been practicing. Students showed passion for their work and an understanding of how to use French in basic conversation between their characters. Extraordinaire!

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Next week

French Language: Students will continue to finish their comic strips and play in class games to help practice the phonics sounds of o (rose), eau (eau), au (jaune) et on (non).

Grade 4/5: Many students enjoyed demonstrating their knowledge of the grammatical rules and common phrases introduced to them in class by creating their own comic strips. Students designed and created their own comic characters that engaged in French dialogue. By following a model on the board, students were encouraged to use common phrases they have learned in class or come up with their own following the grammatical rules they have been practicing. Students showed passion for their work and an understanding of how to use French in basic conversation between their characters. During social studies, students had fun creating ancient civilization symbols such as the Egyptian pyramids and mummies to help them explore the differences between civilizations in a tangible and visual way. Students also had the chance to work in partners and comment on each other’s work in French. C’est vraiment bien!

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Next Week

French Language: Students will continue to finish their comic strips and play in class games to help practice the phonics sounds of o (rose), eau (eau), au (jaune) et on (non).

Social Studies:  Students will continue to examine significant differences between the ancient civilizations that they have been studying in class.  

Music: Students will continue practicing singing the song “L’oiseau et l’enfant”, and work on the dynamics and pitch of their voice.  

Grade 5/6: Many students enjoyed demonstrating their knowledge of the grammatical rules and common phrases introduced to them in class by creating their own comic strips. Students designed and created their own comic characters that engaged in French dialogue. By following a model on the board, students were encouraged to use common phrases they have learned in class or come up with their own following the grammatical rules they have been practicing. Students showed passion for their work and an understanding of how to use French in basic conversation between their characters. Ça avance bien!

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Next week

French Language: Students will continue to finish their comic strips and play in class games to help practice the phonics sounds of o (rose), eau (eau), au (jaune) et on (non).

Social Studies: Students will continue to work on writing 3 consequences and 3 benefits in their journals about the stories of first encounters between First Nations and Europeans, and explain how these and other stories have helped to shape Canada.   

Music: Students will continue practicing singing the song “L’oiseau et l’enfant”, and work on the dynamics and pitch of their voice.  

Dec. 19 – Dec. 23

Mrs. Troccoli’s Grade 4/5 Team News

You can feel the excitement in the air as we begin our last week of Advent and journey towards the blessed day of Christmas, to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ!  We will continue to focus on the beauty of the season and be reminded that we too can be the “Good News” as is evidenced by all the items that our team has brought in to help those in need who visit St. Luke’s Table. Students can continue to bring items in before they will be delivered at the the end of the week.

 

In Language, the students will continue to research the Christmas customs in other countries and share their findings with their classmates. We will also read Christmas stories that offer reminders of the beauty and true meaning of this special time of the year.

 

In math, the students will write a survey question based on the Advent season and use their question to survey their classmates.  They will be required to organize their results on a bar graph and record conclusions based on the results of their survey. It will be fun to learn more about the preferences of our teammates.

 

The grade 4/5 extended students have been working hard while preparing a short Christmas play in drama to present to other classes in the school. We are looking forward to taking our show on the road.  

 

I will be collecting the chromebooks this week to leave at school over the Christmas break. This will allow the students to disconnect and spend more quality time with family and friends.  I hope this will also give the students an opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors and all the snow that comes with living in this great country of Canada!

I want to wish you and your families a blessed holiday season.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

Have a great week!

Together Everyone Achieves More!

Grade Five-Six Mrs. Colaiacovo’s Class News

He is coming! We celebrate the final week of advent and look forward to the birth of our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Please feel free to join in the final liturgy in the gym on Thursday, December 22 at 1:00.

 

The grade ⅚ class traveled to St. Luke’s kitchen last Wednesday morning to assist in preparations for their Christmas feast. I was so proud of their strong work ethic and the enthusiasm they put into all the tasks that they were assigned. It was especially moving, I thought, when they broke into spontaneous carol-singing as they worked. Well done boys and girls, you truly are Super Stars!!  

 

Our last week of school for the 2016 calendar year will see the grade ⅚ class finishing our data management unit in math. The students will be performing their Christmas-themed reader’s theatre productions on Tuesday morning to a few very special audience members. Our space science unit will continue, with the (volunteer) assistance of Mr. Bannan.

I wish all of you a blessed Christmas and a safe and happy New Year!

He is coming! We celebrate the final week of advent and look forward to the birth of our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Please feel free to join in the final liturgy in the gym on Thursday, December 22 at 1:00.

The grade ⅚ class traveled to St. Luke’s kitchen last Wednesday morning to assist in preparations for their Christmas feast. I was so proud of their strong work ethic and the enthusiasm they put into all the tasks that they were assigned. It was especially moving, I thought, when they broke into spontaneous carol-singing as they worked. Well done boys and girls, you truly are Super Stars!!  

Our last week of school for the 2016 calendar year will see the grade ⅚ class finishing our data management unit in math. The students will be performing their Christmas-themed reader’s theatre productions on Tuesday morning to a few very special audience members. Our space science unit will continue, with the (volunteer) assistance of Mr. Bannan.

I wish all of you a blessed Christmas and a safe and happy New Year!

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St. Anthony Connects – The week of December 12 – 16

Special note to parents

Please do not park in the bus loading zone on Booth – this is causing lots of trouble for our vans who drop off and pick students up at the end of the day.  We will be putting up pylons on Monday to block the area.  If this does not work we will have to ticket cars in this area.

Thank-you for your cooperation

Mr. McGuire

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St. Anthony This Week

Monday, December 12

Office Hours Rec Link Mondays 9:00 – 3:00PM

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9:00 to 10:00 – Group 1 (50 Kids)
Kindergarten (46 students)
46 Students
10:30 to 11:30 – Group 2 (50 Kids)
Grade ⅘ Troccoli (23)
Grade ⅚ Colaiacovo (26)
49 Students

 

Tuesday, December 13

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Guest Reader Session in Mrs. Rupnik’s class AM- 9:30 Tyson’s mom and 1:15 Aiden’s dad

Goodlife – Ms Troccoli -12:50

Wednesday, December 14

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Grade 5/6 to St Luke’s Table

Goodlife Gymnastics – Grade 3 2:00 pm

Somerset West Community Open House – 4:00 PM

 

Thursday, December 15

Papa Jack popcorn 

Advent Liturgy  Week 3 – 9:15 am – all parents welcome

Friday, December 16

Pizza Day

Goodlife Fitness M Chartrand’s class

St. Anthony Super Stars

Teacher Notes for this week

Kindergarten News for December 12-16, 2016

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There will be many opportunities to join the Kindergarten Groups this week at St Anthony School to take part in some fun adventures such as a field trip, an Advent liturgy, a neighbourhood walk to the mailbox to mail our Santa letters and Reading Buddies!

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What a great week!  There is much excitement as we wait in joyful hope during the Advent season.  We are singing songs, participating in class discussions and sharing our great ideas as we begin to understand The Christmas Story.  Our students are very engaged during our weekly Advent liturgies.  They sing “Stay Awake, Be Ready!”  and “Light the Advent Candle”.  They know it is a special time when we listen to the gospel and the prayers.  Please join us this week on Thursday December 15th, 2016 at 9:15 for our Third Week of Advent Liturgy in the gym.

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The Kinders attended our second Advent liturgy with the whole school on Thursday. This time some of the kinders got to participate by standing beside their older brother or sister as they read a prayer. Another student got to light the Advent candles.

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Monday we will visit Starr Gymnastics for the last time.  Our students absolutely loved this experience and we were so lucky to go three times!  A special thank you to all of our parent volunteers!  The bus will leave at 8:40-8:45 am.  Please hop on the bus with us if you can! We will return by 10:20 am.

Tuesday we will get our jingle bells and musical instruments out as we march through the neighbourhood singing Christmas songs along the way.  We will stop at the mailbox on Rochester Street to put our letters in the mail to Santa.  We can’t wait to hear back from Santa this year!  Please join us if you can on Tuesday at 10:00am for our Santa letter walk!

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Wednesday K1 has Reading Buddies with the Grade 4/5 class at 10:30 am.  We are reading lots of Christmas stories.  K2 visits the Learning Commons on Wednesday morning too!

On Friday we will say goodbye to Ms. Jasmine (ECE from Algonquin) and Ms. Henry (student teacher from Ottawa U). Our Kindergarten students were blessed to have such wonderful educators in training and as staff we were so fortunate to have these educators be a part of our Kindergarten Team.  We wish them continued success in their educational journey.  Ms Henry will be back in February 2017!

Thank you Ms. Jasmine and Ms. Henry!

Ms Myers’ grade one-two class

This week the children completed some amazing artwork in the style of Piet Mondrian, one of the founders of modern art. They used primary colours and simple lines to create versions of Mondrian’s “Composition in Red, Blue, and Yellow.” Come by our “gallery” in the hallway and take a look!

Week three of Advent is already upon us.  We have been focusing on a different part of the Christmas story each week.  The children continue to enjoy adding a piece to our Advent calendar each day and are experiencing the joy of giving each time they deliver a card to someone in our school community.  In the coming week we will read the story of the Legend of the Poinsettia. It is a Mexican folktale that emphasizes the importance of giving from the heart. Remember to ask your child about it!  In math we will continue to focus on collecting data. The children will have opportunities to generate questions for their classmates and practice using a tally mark system to organize the data they collect.  In reading we are working on a decoding strategy called “Guess the Covered Word.” It encourages students to cross check initial letter sounds with what makes sense when they get “stuck” on a word. Ask your child to tell you about our “Guess the Covered Word” activity. This week our class will be leading the Morning Announcements. If your child has been asked to say a prayer, please have them practice reading it aloud to you in preparation. Mrs. Mullins, our home reading volunteer, will return to the class this Wednesday. Please ensure your child returns their Home Reading book this week. It sounds like very cold weather is headed our way this week…please ensure your child comes to school warmly dressed and prepared for the brisk air!

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Ms Moga’s Grade two-three class

Writing- The students are almost finished their descriptive reports on animals! Once, finished, the students will have a chance to present their reports to our class to share their learning.

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Reading- We began discussing visualizing last week! Many of the students realized they already use this strategy when reading. We will continue to read texts and practice describing the visualizations in our heads.


Math- We began our unit on addition and subtraction. This week we will investigate various strategies for adding (e.g. use doubles facts to find larger sums, bridge to 10 to solve addition problems).


Science- The grade 2s started the new unit on Movement. We brainstormed ways that many objects can move. We discovered that objects and people need a force (push or pull) in order to move. Next week, we will continue to discuss movement, as well as position.

Have a great week!
Ms. Moga

Mrs. Rupnik’s Primary Language Class

We have been talking about how preparing for Christmas is much more than buying and receiving gifts. It’s thinking about how we can be more like Christ and then doing something about it.  To help prepare for this festive season, the children have worked on various Advent activities from participating in Advent liturgies, learning songs like Away in the Manger and donating toiletries for St. Luke’s Table.

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This week, we will write letters and cards to special friends of St. Anthony Catholic School (for example: Father Felix, our van drivers, etc.). We will also complete a sequencing activity about the Nativity story. Then we will retell the story using our own words.

We have completed the descriptive writing assignment called “The Best Part of Me”. Have a look at some samples. They are so creative!

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Please return the Retelling Journal to school on Monday, December 12, 2016.

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Ms Solymar’s Grade three class

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December is flying by! The grade 3 students had another busy week working and preparing for the birth of our Saviour. Elfie has been very mischievous, hiding all over our classroom, but she helps us to remember to be kind to each other especially during the season of Advent. I am also very proud of the work that the grade 3’s have done in their French class with Mr. Girard. Their play was unbelievable and I know they worked really hard on it.
Coming up this week:
Math – This week we will be looking at the different types of graphs and how we can use them to demonstrate information.
Language – We will be exploring how there are “pebble” words and “rock” words and how we can use them to describe Christmas events!
Religion – This week marks the third week of Advent so we will continue on our exploration of the Advent season.
Reminders for the week:
1. Popcorn day on Thursday
2. Third Advent Liturgy on Thursday at 9 am

 

M. Chartrand Classes

This week in Mr. Chartrand’s classes, we started a robotics program brought to us

by Mr. McGuire and Lockheed Martin. We built 3 simple machines last Tuesday and

we will be building the VEX IQ robot this Tuesday. If all goes well we will be

participating in a competition. Here are a few pictures:

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ROBOTICS​ (Science: Pulleys and Gears – Simple

Machines)

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Phonics

We have begun the sounds “é” and “è”. There are phonemic songs to learn:

É, é È,è

Émilie Éléphant étudie à l’école Ève Escargot, Ève Escargot

Étudie à l’école, étudie à l’école dit è, ê, ë, dit ei, ais, est

Émilie Éléphant étudie à l’école Elle pêche dans la rivière

Toute la journée Elle pêche dans la rivière

(tune: wheels on the bus) è, ê, ë, ait, et, es

WORD WALL WORDS

Students that are being reinforced at home are doing a great job recognizing all

the sounds and the word wall words. The word wall words this week are: métro,

fusée, pourquoi, travailler, donner​.​ ​If you have a chance, I have setup

links to activities on Quizlet on SEESAW.

READING

We are reading “Un éléphant, ça trompe” and “Ève la petite chèvre” while the

grade 2’s will read “Bébé est entêté” and learn the more difficult “è” sounds.

We are also reading “L’hiver” book on Raz-Kids and the song “Jouez au hockey”

 

En écriture, ​we have started “how to make a snowman” and “describing how to get

dressed for recess”.

En sciences sociales​, We are focussing our week on the Mexican and Chinese

culture, clothing, arts and crafts, food, shelter, games, etc… In the New Year, the

grade 2’s will be creating a project on the country of their choice and compare it

to Canada

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En Science​, Les Roches et les Minéraux and Les Poulies et

Engrenages through VEX IQ Robots have started. Our guided trip to

the museum of nature will be Thursday, January 19th. We have

learned about the rock cycle and how to identify minerals.

En Français​:

Our words this week are: ​arrière, à peu près, planète, poussière,

derrière, colère​.​ We have begun a new unit on “Au travail”​. The thematic

vocabulary includes: travail, profession, une carrière and different professions.

We will be focussing on “er” verbs au présent, le verbe “être” and “faire”. We will

also study adjectives that describe these professions such as sociable, créatif,

sérieux, coopératif, etc..

On oral: ​We our practicing interviewing classmates: Qu’est-ce que tu aimes

faire? We are will be playing role games: taking the role of a profession. They will

also have to create interview questions for a famous person of their choice and

then post them on Twitter.

In writing​, they will finish writing about what they would like to be when they grow

up with what traits and skills they need to attain their goal. We are also writing

Christmas cards.

En Dance​, students have now picked 2 songs for their creative Dance. Here are

the groups: Group 1 Aiden, Sophia D et Ayoub

Group 2 Sa Say, Arianne, Rin Dik

Group 3 Mandresy, Leandro Sophia N.

Group 4 Deborah, Zemhiret, Hannah

The Dance Smash is available on YouTube and on SeeSaw for them to create the

dance moves. They must choose 5 moves from each poster.

En musique​, The piano apps are on the Ipads and we are ready to learn the tune

“Ode to Joy”.

I’ve also started to teach and coach badminton after school on Tuesday’s and

Thursday’s. I have 18 students who are getting ready for our tournament in early

January.

Merci,

M. Chartrand

M Girard’s French Classes

2/3e Français oral : une prière pour le temps de l’Avent, vocabulaire du temps des fêtes, chansons de Noël

Lecture : «Dépêche-toi» avec deux «Prouve-le»

Écriture : Père Noël et la petite cheminée (parties 1 et 2)

3e Français oral : une prière pour le temps de l’Avent, vocabulaire du temps des fêtes

Lecture : chansons de Noël

 5/6e Immersion

Français oral : vocabulaire du temps des fêtes, un conte du moyen âge

Lecture : étude du texte de la chanson «Le roi d’à l’envers» de Marie-Claire et Richard Séguin

Français écrit : dictée décembre (71 mots)

Etudes Sociales : la ligne de temps du moyen-âge (fin)  

Sciences : la question finale (re : la démonstration de Rachel et Kaia)

Santé : les substances nocives (fin)

Éducation Physique : badminton (jeu en double)

Nixon’s Extended French Class

This week students presented their work and enjoyed group games in grades 3, 4, 5, and 6!

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Grade 3: Students had fun playing classroom games to show their knowledge of when a word is masculine or feminine. With an understanding of the French definite articles, le et la, students had to identify which words from a list of vocabulary should be identified using le and which should be identified using la. Students were presented with a list of basic rules that explained when to use le et la before a noun, and a list of words that corresponded to those rules. Everyone had fun and students worked well in teams to help each other. Bien pensé!

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Next week

French Language: Students will play in class games to help practice the rules related to using (de, du, des, un, et une), and begin to write sentences using these articles in Christmas related themes.

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Grade 4/5: Students had fun playing classroom games to show their knowledge of when a word is masculine or feminine. With an understanding of the French definite articles, le et la, students had to identify which words from a list of vocabulary should be identified using le and which should be identified using la. Students were presented with a list of basic rules that explained when to use le et la before a noun, and a list of words that corresponded to those rules. Everyone had fun and students worked well in teams to help each other. During social studies, students enjoyed presenting and listening to the presentations of other classmates on ancient civilizations. Students also had the chance to ask questions to the presenters, and comment on the posters that each student helped to make. C’est vraiment bien!

Next Week

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French Language: Students will play in class games to help them practice the rules related to using (de, du, des, un, et une), and begin to write sentences using these articles in Christmas related themes.

Social Studies:  Students will explain and examine significant differences between the ancient civilizations that they have been studying in class.

Music: Students will continue practicing singing the song “L’oiseau et l’enfant”, and work on the dynamics and pitch of their voice.  

Grade 5/6: Students had fun playing classroom games to show their knowledge of when a word is masculine or feminine. With an understanding of the French definite articles, le et la, students had to identify which words from a list of vocabulary should be identified using le and which should be identified using la. Students were presented with a list of basic rules that explained when to use le et la before a noun, and a list of words that corresponded to those rules. Everyone had fun and students worked well in teams to help each other. For social studies, students began to examine the conflict and collaboration encountered by Jacques Cartier and First Nations during Cartier’s voyages. For music, students continued to practice singing the song “L’oiseau et l’enfant”. Continuez à bien travailler!

Next week:

French Language: Students will play in class games to help them practice the rules related to using (de, du, des, un, et une), and begin to write sentences using these articles in Christmas related themes.

Social Studies: Students will write 3 consequences and 3 benefits in their journals about the stories of first encounters between First Nations and Europeans, and explain how these and other stories have helped to shape Canada.   

Music: Students will continue practicing singing the song “L’oiseau et l’enfant”, and work on the dynamics and pitch of their voice.  

Dec. 12- Dec. 16

Mrs. Troccoli’s Grade 4/5 Team News

The third week of Advent is upon us with all its joy and anticipation.  The students have been summarizing an article on the significance of this important time of the year and all the symbols that go with this liturgical season where we wait to celebrate the birth of Jesus.  Ask your child all the interesting information we have discovered through our readings.

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The students will visit Starr Gymnastics once again on Monday morning.  They are to be reminded to dress comfortably to be able to participate in all the fun physical activities they will be engaged in.

In Language, the students are enjoying our Book Study “Hana’s Suitcase”.  Ask your child about the events that unfolded in Hana’s life during World War II.  The students will also be writing an explanatory story about how people celebrate Christmas in another country.  It will be interesting to learn about how the customs differ from how people celebrate this holiday in Canada.

In math, we will begin our next strand, Data Management.  Students will learn various ways to collect and organize data.  They will make pictographs and bar graphs.  The goals for your child are to learn to gather and organize information appropriately; to read and interpret tables, charts, and graphs correctly; and to understand and be able to explain how people use data.

Our next science unit is Rocks and Minerals.  The students will learn about the different types of rocks and minerals and how they are important to our Earth.

The homework duotang will be sent home on  Monday and must be returned on Friday completed with care and attention to detail.

The students continue to bring in items in support of St. Luke’s table. Thank you!!!  The Grade 4/5 team certainly is an example of “Good News”!

Have a great week!

Together Everyone Achieves More!

Mrs. Colaiacovo’s Grade five-six class

Whoa! We are keeping a frantic pace, but enjoying every minute of learning and fun in grade 5/6!

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         The students presented their December book talks this week and I enjoyed their creativity and their insights. I am building a reading list for my Christmas holidays, based on their recommendations! We were lucky to have Mr. Moleski (a Board technology expert) visit the class on Wednesday morning to work with the students on a mini research project for  Advent on their ChromeBooks.

         We began the data management strand in math and students have been revisiting the concepts of mean, median, mode and range; constructing bar graphs and pictographs; and collecting and interpreting data. Next week we will continue to examine and graph data as it relates directly to us here at Saint Anthony.

The grade 6 students have been working hard on the Earth and Space strand of science. Ask your child to tell you their mnemonic device they are using to remember the order of the planets in our galaxy! The students will have a mid-unit quiz on Tuesday to check in on what they have learned thus far.

We have also been working on the special grade 6 rendition of a popular Christmas song and invite parents to attend our big premiere at the monthly school assembly on Wednesday, December 21.

We enjoyed the second Advent celebration as we gathered as a school community this past Thursday and I hope that parents will join us next Thursday, December 15 at 9:15 a.m for our next liturgy.

On Monday during second block we will be attending our second and final Starr Gymnastics session with the grade 4/5 class. On Wednesday morning, we will be walking to St. Luke’s Table to assist in preparations for their Christmas meal. Please continue to support this community organization by sending in personal care items. Help us fill our Advent train!

Please continue to check in with your child to ensure that he/she is staying up to date with work assignments.

Our Go Girls Group pose for their group picture.

Our Go Girls Group pose for their group picture.

Green Club News November and December 2016

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The Green Club continues to do work around the school to promote a green way of life. We are working on energy conservation and minimizing waste. Students continue to lead monthly assemblies for   Wastefree Wednesdays. We also welcomed Roberta LeBlanc, an Ontario Dairy Educator, to St. Anthony Catholic School. All the students learned how we get our milk and milk products from the ‘farm to the table’. They even made and tasted their own butter. Late November, our post-Halloween Pumpkin bird feeders attracted some birds for us. Thanks Ms. Myers for capturing these birds on your camera! We also had our first Waste Audit for the school year. Students worked with Green Club staff members to gather garbage, recycling, and compost materials for a 24 period. We then weighed the clear plastic garbage bags and filled in the worksheets for our Ontario EcoSchools application. Finally the students assessed the data and communicated results to the whole school community during an assembly. They even created a Google Slide presentation with reminders and reduction strategies. Keep on going!

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Hatch prepares students (ages 7- 17) for the 21st century by teaching how to write computer code using JavaScript in a fun and engaging way. Hatch has built a proprietary educational platform that is designed around the principles of self-paced and mastery-based learning to encourage children to challenge themselves and build their own digital portfolio from their library of 600  projects including Minecraft, Star Wars, Games, Art, Design Apps and much more!

Hatch after school and lunch time programs are 8 to 12 weeks in length, and your preference of start dates & times are available for the winter of 2017. After school programs cost $21 per hour per student, and lunchtime programs are pro-rated at $16 for a 45-minute session.

 In order for students to obtain as much hands-on coaching as possible, we strive to provide 1 instructor for each 6 students. As such, we can run a program for as few as 6 students, although most schools have over 15 students participate. Our programs are HST exempt due to a positive ruling from the government who believes in the educational value of Hatch programs.

Registration for January classes starts soon – we will be running a lunch-time program.  Subsidies are available

Christmas Activities in the next two weeks:

Ms Rupnik’s Class

We will continue to write  letters and cards to friends of St. Anthony Catholic School (i.e., Father Felix, Mr. Bob, Mrs. Kealey, Mrs. Dorothy, our neighbouring K classes, etc.) that we started today. 
We will decorate ornaments for these special people and deliver them…. 
We will continue with our Advent story as we light the candles weekly on our Advent wreath. 
Also we will do a school walk-about for our Christmas Scavenger Hunt (a follow up activity will be send home too)… 
We will learn our 2 Christmas songs: Away in the Manger and I’m a little Santa…. with actions! 
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Tues Dec 13 Santa Letters…walk to the mailbox, we will have jingle bells and musical instruments and fun hats to wear as we walk and sing through the neighbourhood until we reach the mailbox on Rochester Street.  Notes will go home asking for parents to join us too!!  
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Wednesday December 14 Reading buddies with K1 and grade 4/5 reading Christmas stories…
Thursday Dec 15 Advent Liturgy at 9:15 JK/SK students with their older sibling will do various readings, (note and reading to parents going home on Monday)
We are making special ornaments but they are gifts for the parents!  We are planning a few things the last week but will confirm with the Team and then we will send you an update!
Grade 6 Ms Colaiacovo’s class
The grade 6 (extended class) will be performing a (short) original song at the assembly on the 21st.
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St. Anthony Connects – The week of December 5 – 12

KP 2 St. Anthony Superstars for this week!! Great work everyone!!

KP 2 St. Anthony Superstars for this week!! Great work everyone!!

Monday, December 5

Office Hours Rec Link Mondays 9:00 – 3:00PM

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Starr Gymnastics

Monday, December 5th
9:00 to 10:00 – Group 1 (50 Kids)
Grade 3 Solymar (16 students)
10:30 to 11:30 – Group 2 (50 Kids)
Kindergarten (46 students)
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Tuesday, December 6

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Goodlife – Ms Troccoli – 12:50

Wednesday, December 7

Wastefree Wednesdays

Rosary Visit Schedule

JK 8:30-8:50
SK 8:50-9:10
grade 1/2 12:15-12:40
grade 2/3 12:45-1:15
grade 3 9:15-9:45
grade 4/5 10:00-10:40
grade 5 10:40-11:15

Goodlife Gymnastics – Grade 3 – 2:00 PM

Thursday, December 8

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Advent Week 2 – 1:00 PM

Parent Council Meeting – 6:30 PM

Friday, December 9

Pizza Day

Goodlife Fitness M Chartrand’s class – 2:20 PM

St. Anthony SuperStars – 3:00 PM

Teacher Notes for this Week

Kindergarten News for December 5-9, 2016

We are very excited to plan many great events for our Kinders. They are embracing all of our initiatives and as educators we are delighted to see how all of our efforts are so very much appreciated. A special thank you to our parent community for supporting us too!!

The Kinders were so reflective and attentive during the school’s first magical Advent celebration on Thursday. We look forward to attending the second celebration next Thursday

Thank you to all the parents who have sent in their donations of toiletries for St. Luke’s Table. Whatever small donation you can make is much appreciated.

On Friday they all had fun on their walk in the neighbourhood and they loved discovering where their stuffed animals were hibernating in the school yard. Of course, the delicious hot chocolate with marshmallows was enjoyed by all after coming in from the cold. Thank you for sending in a little stuffed animal to hibernate. Thank you to Ms. Ekich for joining us on our hibernation walk!

On Monday morning both classes will be going to Starr Gymnastics. Please make sure your child wears comfortable clothing.

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Ms Myers’ Grade One-Two Class

It’s been a busy start to our Advent season in Grade 1/2! We have a special “Advent Calendar” in our class. Each day we are remembering people in our community during our morning prayer. If your name appears on our Advent calendar, expect to receive a special card to let you know that we have kept you in our prayers! We also participated in our first school-wide Advent liturgy. Our readers did a great job preparing for this celebration. During our second week of Advent together we will explore the story of the Annunciation. Thank you for all the donations we have received in support of St. Luke’s Table. Your generosity is most appreciated.

In math we will begin our unit on data management. We will focus on  collecting data (information) and sharing the information using graphs. A new December homework calendar and newsletter was sent home last week. A reminder that copies of these items can be found on our school website.  Have a great week! 

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Ms Moga’s Grade Two-Three Class

Homework Update: the students received their December homework calendars. Monday’s and Wednesday’s homework involves our weekly Word Wall Words; the students will be given time each Monday to copy them into their agendas. The weekend homework asks your child to do Raz Kids and Mathletics. Passwords were sent home again on Friday in case they were misplaced. I recommend 15 minutes of each program on both Saturday and Sunday. If you do not have access to technology, continuing to read each day is just fine.

Writing- The students have been working hard on researching their animals. They are ready to take their information from their graphic organizers and write their good copies.

Reading- Our next reading strategy is Visualization. This is when the reader creates a picture in his/her mind as they read. This helps the reader have a better understanding of the story. We will read some great fiction texts to help us learn about and practice this strategy.


Math- We will wrap up our unit on Data Management (graphing), and begin Addition and Subtraction. At this time of year, our focus is on addition and subtraction with 1-digit numbers, using various strategies (e.g. mental math, doubles, and fact families).

Science- We will begin our next science unit on Movement! This week we will describe positions of objects and different ways objects move (e.g.  turning, spinning, swinging, bouncing).

Religion- We are continuing our Advent journey. The students are enjoying our Advent calendar that reveals a little bit of the Christmas story each day!


Gym- We are working on throwing and catching. The students have practiced different ways to throw (overhand and underhand), as well as proper catching techniques. They have enjoyed playing games such as Dodgeball and “Sink the Ship” to reinforce these skills.

Have a great week!
Ms. Moga

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Mrs. Rupnik’s Primary Language Class

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A great big thank-you to Emy Nguyen (a junior student) and Ms. Lindsey Barr (author  of “Plant a Garden of Kindness”) for being our Guest Readers last week. Have a look at our pictures!

This upcoming week, we will work on vocabulary related to Advent and Christmas in oral and written form. We will focus on a book titled “There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Bell”. This book tells the story of a lady who swallows different Christmas items. Our lessons and tasks will include sequencing and retelling the story from memory. The Retelling Journal arrives home on Friday for homework. Be sure to sit with your child and listen to him/her retell this story. Then write the story in your child’s own words. Return the Retelling Journal to school on Monday, December 12, 2016.  

We will also continue our work on descriptive writing. This week we will create graphic organizers to describe ourselves.  We will then transfer the specific details from the graphic organizers to paragraphs and create a new class bulletin board titled “The Best Part of Me”.

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St. Anthony EDP Newsletter

December 2016

Before & After School

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Our school yard has a new gazebo area.  The children have enjoyed the new structure, and it will definitely help them cool down during the summer program.  Also, a new play structure will be set up in the yard soon.  I think we will have a blast in our new school yard all year round.

We made finger print poppies and a poppy wreath to commemorate Remembrance Day. We also spent time with a guest speaker who works for the Canadian Armed Forces.  The children learned a lot about Canada’s role in peacekeeping. 

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Homemade Slime

One of the children’s favourite activities during EDP time is slime.  It is easy and simple to make at home.  You need:   

·      1 tbsp of Metamucil with Psyllium (generic fiber supplement will also work as long as it contains psyllium)

  • 1 cup of water
  • Food coloring

 Instructions

  • In a large microwaveable bowl combine 1 tablespoon of Metamucil or similar with 1 cup of water and stir well.  You can also add a few drops of food coloring for rich coloring.   
  • Stir the ingredients until everything is dissolved.
  • Then place the bowl in the microwave and heat on high until you start to see bubbles (roughly 2 minutes).  Continue to microwave the bubbling slime for one minute.  Then stop the microwave and stir.
  • Once stirred microwave again for two more minutes.
  •  Remove the bowl from the microwave and allow it to cool.  At this point the slime will still be liquid, but it will thicken as it cools.  Once it is completely cool it will be ready for play!
  • Be sure to check that the center of the slime is cool before giving it to kids.

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Christmas Break (January 3 – January 6)

If there is enough interest, EDP will be open January 3 – 6, from 7 am to 6 pm.  Should the program run these days, the activities plan will be posted on the EDP parent bulletin board.                                                                                                                                                     (NOTE:  The last day of online registration for Christmas Break is December 9th)

New staff member

We have a new staff member for school aged children (Gr 2-Gr 6) in the afternoon.  Heather Mullan will be in Room 27 as of December 5th.  

Reminders

We spend a lot of time outside after school.  Please ensure that your children are dressed appropriately for the weather. 

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Sent to be the Good News – Kinders deliver goods for st. Luke’s Supper Table

M Girard’s French Classes

2/3e Français oral : répétition en sous-groupe des quatre scènes de la pièce «Dans les nuages», avant-première et présentation de la pièce/évaluation

Lecture : choix individuels avec questions de compréhension

Écriture : étude des structures écrites pour répondre à des questions (Qui ?, Quand ? Où ? Quoi ? Pourquoi ?)

3e Théâtre : répétition en sous-groupe des quatre scènes de la pièce «Dans les nuages», avant-première et présentation de la pièce/évaluation

 5/6e Immersion

Etudes Sociales : la ligne de temps du moyen-âge (enquête)  

Sciences :la portance et les 4 forces du vol

Santé : les substances nocives (partage des résultats de l’enquête)

 

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This week in Mr. Chartrand’s classes, we started playing badminton in the gym.  The tournament is the second weekend in January so we have 5 weeks to get ready. Here are a few pictures:

 

Badminton

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Phonics

En français, I will test the students on the sound “eu”.  We have begun the sounds “é” and “è”.  There are phonemic songs to learn: 

É, é                                                 È,è

Émilie Éléphant étudie à l’école                    Ève Escargot, Ève Escargot

Étudie à l’école, étudie à l’école                   dit è, ê, ë, dit ei, ais, est

Émilie Éléphant étudie à l’école                    Elle pêche dans la rivière

Toute la journée                                        Elle pêche dans la rivière

(tune: wheels on the bus)                            è, ê, ë, ait, et, es

 

READING

The grade 1’s will read “Un éléphant, ça trompe” and “Ève la petite chèvre” while the grade 2’s will read “Bébé est entêté” and learn the more difficult “è” sounds.

We are also reading “L’hiver” book on Raz-Kids and the song “Jouez au hockey”

 

 

WORD WALL WORDS

Students that are being reinforced at home are doing a great job recognizing all the sounds and the word wall words. The word wall words this week are: nez, déjeuner, épaule, tomber, étoile.  If you have a chance, I have setup links to activities on Quizlet on SEESAW.

 

En écriture, we our continuing to practice writing avec les verbes en “er”:  aimer, aider, jouer, tomber, travailler and the verb “être”.  I have setup activities on the Ipads to practice the verbs.  They will also write about “how to make a snowman” and “describing how to get dressed for recess”.

 

En sciences sociales, the grades 1’s are continuing to focus on what services and buildings are in neighbourhood and Ottawa while the grade 2’s are comparing Canada with other countries in the world.  We have finished studying Northern Canada and are now focussing on Mexican culture, clothing, arts and crafts, food, shelter, games, etc…

 

I have sent home High-Frequency Word Book and Guided reading books.  Please continue to practice reading these books with your child.  Here is a reminder of the two books that your child is reading at school and should have at home.

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4ième/5ième année (Immersion)

 

En Science,  our next science unit will begin in a week or two:  Les Roches et les Minéraux. Our guided trip to the museum of nature will be Thursday, January 19th.  I  will begin our unit on the rock cycle this week.

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En Français

Students will be using the Green Screen app Do ink on Monday to film their play.  We will hopefully have time left over for some MakerSpace time.

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Our week 2 dictée will be Friday as usual.  The words are: échelle, déjeuner, épaule, équipe, début, décider.  La dictée this week was the best so far.  Continue helping your child with their vocabulary words.

We have begun a new unit on “Au travail”.  The thematic vocabulary includes:  travail, profession, une carrière and different professions.  We will be focussing on “er” verbs au présent, le verbe “être” and “faire”.  We will also study adjectives that describe these professions such as sociable, créatif, sérieux, coopératif, etc..

 

On oral:  We our practicing interviewing classmates:  Qu’est-ce que tu aimes faire?  We are will be playing role games:  taking the role of a profession.  They will also have to create interview questions for a famous person of their choice and then post them on Twitter.

 

In writing, they will finish writing about what they would like to be when they grow up with what traits and skills they need to attain their goal.  I have also put work on Quizlet to practice spelling their words and to work on writing sentences.  Here are some of the links:

 

Voici les quizlet pour cette semaine
https://quizlet.com/171594162/week-1-december-word-wall-words-flash-cards/
https://quizlet.com/171597280/week-2-mur-de-mots-decembre-flash-cards/
https://quizlet.com/171597948/week-3-mur-de-mots-decembre-flash-cards/
https://quizlet.com/171598795/week-4-mur-de-mot-decembre-flash-cards/
https://quizlet.com/171630503/le-son-eu-flash-cards/
https://quizlet.com/171667694/les-phrases-avec-les-mots-de-mur-semaine-1-decembre-2016-flash-cards/

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Le verbe être
https://quizlet.com/82576403/le-verbe-etre-flash-cards/
Le verbe chanter (er)
https://quizlet.com/66200110/le-verbe-chanter-flash-cards/
Le verbe travailler (er)
https://quizlet.com/97028385/verbs-travailler-flash-cards/

 

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Students are using Seesaw to do some of their work.  All of their work will eventually be on the class website.  My blog will also be on-line.  Here is the link: https://blog.seesaw.me/mrdchartrand

 

En Arts, We completed our monochromatic 3d picture of Albert Einstein. 

 

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En Dance, students have now picked 2 songs for their creative Dance.  Here are the groups:        Group 1  Aiden, Sophia D et Ayoub

Group 2  Sa Say, Arianne, Rin Dik          

Group 3  Mandresy, Leandro Sophia N.    

Group 4  Deborah, Zemhiret, Hannah  

 

They have chosen one fast song and slow song which I have clipped back to back.

 

En musique,  I will start teaching them the piano.  We will begin by learning the notes and then teach them “Ode to Joy”.

 

Merci,

M Chartrand

 

 Ms Solymar’s grade 3 Class

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This week was the first week of Advent. The grade 3 students worked hard to show love and respect to each other in preparation for the birth of Jesus. We also made an advent wreath together using cut outs of our hands to symbolize our community in the classroom. 
We were lucky this week to get to go to Star Gymnastics on Monday. The students had so much fun and got some great exercise. We are all looking forward to getting to go back tomorrow morning!
The grade 3 students had two visitors in our class this week. The first is a small elf (named Elfie) who will stay with us until Christmas to make sure that we are all behaving. She is a very silly elf and does different things everyday. Make sure to ask your child what she got up to each day! 
Our second visitor was Constable Callaghan from the Ottawa Police Service. The students got to talk and ask questions about what it is like to be a police officer. They also discussed safety at home, school, and at the park and talked about emergencies and what to do in situations. 
Coming up this week:
Math – We will start looking at surveys and collecting primary data. This includes asking the right questions and how we can demonstrate this data. 
Science – It is time to start looking at what forces can do and the different forces that can pull or push. 
Language – We will continue on with our descriptive writing of food and move towards describing other objects. 
Religion – This week we will celebrate the second week of Advent, so we will discuss how we can prepare for the coming of Christ. We will also attend the Advent mass on Thursday and put the flame on our second candle. 
Art – Check out our winter art outside of our classroom! 
Reminders for the week:
1. Star Gymnastics tomorrow (wear comfortable clothing!)
2. Spelling Check-In on Friday 

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Dec. 5 – Dec. 9

Mrs. Troccoli’s Grade 4/5 Team News

The first full week of December brings with it lots of anticipation, excitement and joy as we journey closer to Christmas!  The students need to be reminded that as we prepare to celebrate Jesus’s Birthday we must continue to remain focussed and diligent in the effort we bring to all our schoolwork.

The students enjoyed our first visit to Starr Gymnastics where they were put through a variety of centres. They had to use different body parts and coordination which got their hearts pumping and lungs working hard, however it brought lots of smiles to the students’ faces.

In math, the students completed a variety of patterning inquiries where they were asked to organize their information on a t-chart.  We continue to focus on ways to organize our thinking and demonstrate our understanding through pictures, numbers and words. Students will have the opportunity to share their understanding of patterning with a unit test later in the week. Students should always be looking for patterns in their environment to see the relationship between what we learn in class and how it is used in the world around them.

In language, the students presented their second Book Talk.  It was great to see how excited the students were to present their book to their peers.  The students spoke clearly and demonstrated greater confidence sharing the information they had practiced. The variety of books that were read was also encouraging.  Well done!

The students were also given a reading comprehension where they were asked to demonstrate their understanding of a story they had read.  Many struggle with summarizing the story.  This is a skill we have been working on with the help of Mr. Moleski.  The students have been introduced to new tools available on the read and write app on their chromebooks that can help with summarizing.  Ask your child to show you their summary about the interesting frog we read about.

Thank you to all the families that have already sent in items for our Advent project in support of St. Luke’s table. It is all “Good News”!

Have a great week!

Together Everyone Achieves More!

M. Nixon’s Extended French Class

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This week students were very engaged in grades 3, 4, 5, and 6!

Grade 3: Students worked hard on a variety of in class activities related to conjugation of the

verb faire (to do) and began to use this verb in several different sentence structures by writing

sentences using this verb. They also reviewed the verbs, aller (to go), avoir (to have), and also

être (to be) by writing out their conjugations in a spelling game on their Chromebooks. Students

also enjoyed working in teams to practice using the verb faire orally to improve their

pronunciation by recording and listening to their voices on their Chromebooks. Sensationnel!

Next week

French Language: Students will play in class games to help them practice rules related to

identifying when to use (le and la) in front of certain vocabulary endings.

Grade 4/5: Students worked hard on a variety of in class activities related to conjugation of the

verb faire (to do) and began to use this verb in several different sentence structures by writing

sentences using this verb. They also reviewed the verbs, aller (to go), avoir (to have), and also

être (to be) by writing out their conjugations in a spelling game on their Chromebooks. Students

also enjoyed working in teams to practice using the verb faire orally to improve their

pronunciation by recording and listening to their voices on their Chromebooks. During social

studies, students examined and wrote several differences between modern Canadian society and

the ancient civilisation they chose to study for their posters. For music, students continued to

practice singing the song “L’oiseau et l’enfant” C’est mieux!

Next Week

French Language: Students will play in class games to help them practice rules related to

identifying when to use (le and la) in front of certain vocabulary endings.

Social Studies: Students will prepare and present their social studies projects and posters to the

class.

Music: Students will continue practicing singing the song “L’oiseau et l’enfant”
and begin to work on varying the dynamics of their voice.

Grade 5/6: Students worked hard on a variety of in class activities related to conjugation of the

verb faire (to do) and began to use this verb in several different sentence structures by writing

sentences using this verb. They also reviewed the verbs, aller (to go), avoir (to have), and also

être (to be) by writing out their conjugations in a spelling game on their Chromebooks. Students

also enjoyed working in teams to practice using the verb faire orally to improve their

pronunciation by recording and listening to their voices on their Chromebooks. For social

studies, students began researching and examining societal events that helped shape modern

Canadian society. For music, students continued to practice singing the song est vraiment bien!

Next week:

French Language: Students will play in class games to help them practice rules related to

identifying when to use (le and la) in front of certain vocabulary endings.

Social Studies: Students will examine the significance of conflict in Canada’s history, and

describe some of the consequences from first encounters between Europeans and First Nations.

Music: Students will continue practicing singing the song “L’oiseau et l’enfant” and begin to

work on varying the dynamics of their voice.

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Ms Colaiacovo’s Grade five-six class

Yet another busy week lies ahead and we look forward to moving ahead with our learning and activities. The grade ⅚ class must be, without a doubt, the fittest class in the school!  Last Monday morning we went with Mrs Troccoli’s ⅘ class to Starr Gymnastics and the students bounced, rolled and swung their way through an hour of challenging courses in the gym.  

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On Wednesday the grade 6 students participated in their final session and “graduation” at the Y Kids Academy program. The students have benefited from both the healthy eating instruction and the physical activity components of this special program. Once again, we were complemented by YMCA patrons on how respectful and enthusiastic the children are. The students should feel proud that they represented St Anthony School in this way, I sure am!! The students will continue to reap the benefits as they were awarded a one-year membership to use the facilities at the YM/YWCA and will hopefully be inspired to adopt a healthy lifestyle mentality for life.   

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We were moved by the beautiful music, prayers and symbolism as we celebrated the first week of Advent with the rest of the school community last Thursday. I encourage you to join us, if you can, for the next liturgy on Thursday, December 9 at 1:00 in the gym.

We look forward, in the coming week, to enjoying the December book talk presentations by the grade ⅚ students. Hopefully, your child has practiced for you and asked for feedback from you. We begin data management in math with “real-life” surveys and data collection. Our grade 6 afternoon group continues to explore space….okay, not literally, but from the classroom! We are putting the finishing touches on the Christmas drama presentation and will continue rehearsing this week.

As always, please support your child’s learning by encouraging good work habits by getting homework done promptly, by keeping appropriate bedtime routines, and by arriving to school on time.

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St. Anthony Connects – the week of November 28 – December 2

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Ottawa Public Health is currently mailing notices to families if a student in the household has incomplete immunization records.  If you receive such a notice, in order to prevent a future suspension from school for non-compliance with the Immunization of School Pupils Act, please note that it is a parent/guardian responsibility to ensure that Ottawa Public Health receives the required immunization information.  You may contact them at:  Website: Update your child’s records online   Telephone: 613-580-6744   Toll free number: 1-866-426-8885   E-mail: immunization@ottawa.ca

St. Anthony This week

Monday, November 28

Rec LINK Office Hours

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Nahima Mohamed,
Family Coordinator
OCH Foundation for Healthy Communities
Office: (613) 422-1555
Mobile: (613) 857- 5677
Fax: (613) 422-4556
Email: recLINKcoordinator@OCHFoundation.ca
Dalhousie Community Centre
755 Somerset Street West, 3rd Floor, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 6R1

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Monday, November 28th
9:00 to 10:00 – Group 1 (50 Kids)
Grade 3 Ms Solymar  (16 students)
16 Students
10:30 to 11:30 – Group 2 (50 Kids)
Grade ⅘ Troccoli (23)
Grade ⅚ Colaiacovo (26)
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Tuesday, November 29

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Lunch Lady in today order here

Goodlife – Ms Troccoli 12:50 – 1:50

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Wednesday, November 30

Wastefree Wednesdays

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Y Kids Academy – Final session

Guest Reader Session in Mrs.Rupnik’s class- AM- Grade 4 student at 9:30 and 12:15-12:30 Ms. Lindsey Barr

Goodlife Gymnastics – Grade 3 Ms Solymar

 

Thursday, December 1

Papa Jack popcorn

Our 5/6 class will be selling Papa Jack popcorn every 2nd Thursday until the end of the year. $1.00 per bag.

Advent Celebration – 9:15

Friday, December 2

Pizza Day today!

Goodlife Fitness M Chartrand’s class

St. Anthony Super Stars

Kindergarten News

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All the students learned so much from the dairy presentation. The workshop was very engaging as they got to touch what cows eat, sort foods into the four food groups, and even get to make and taste their own butter.
In French, we are continuing with learning the parts of the body through songs and various learning activities. This week we will continue to practise using the sentence structure ‘Je mange’ (I eat). Some of the SK students wrote the sentence in their journals and sounded out the spelling of French food words.

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In Math, we are continuing to measure objects and structures in the classroom. On Friday, K1 made play dough and helped with measuring out the quantities of flour, salt, and cream of tartar.

Please continue working with your child on letter and sound recognition. If they know all the letter sounds they can begin to sound out words and start to read some sight words such as I, am, see, look, in, and it.   We continually work on printing names, first and last names or first letter of their name, recognizing that each child is at a different stage.  This one-on-one activity is providing each child with the opportunity to see growth and accomplishment everyday!  They are very proud of their name books! (And so are we.)
Advent began on Sunday and every week the Kindergarten students will take part in the school’s Advent liturgy on Thursdays.  We look forward to this special time of year in Catholic Education where we prepare in our hearts for the birth of Jesus.  Please look for a purple note on Monday that explains our Advent Outreach Project this year.

This Friday, we will have a special Winter Hibernation Day for all kindergarten students.  We will be going on a hibernation walk in the community in search of the perfect place to hibernate our stuffed bears.  We read “Time to Sleep” and “A Little Bit of Winter” to get ready.  We will continue to read stories about changing season, what we do to get ready for winter and what animals hibernate!  Watch for a note coming home in the mailbags on Monday!  Please join us if you can!
Thanks for returning the Starr Gymnastics permission form.  We look forward to two more visits on December 5 and December 12.  So many great things happening at St Anthony School.

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Grade One-Two Ms Myers’ Class

This week we will focus on the season of Advent. The children have prepared our classroom prayer table with the symbols of this Church season. We will discuss how Advent is a time for preparing our hearts for the coming of Baby Jesus. We do this through acts of kindness and thinking of others. Each day in our classroom we will pray for friends and families within our St. Anthony school community. Our first school-wide Advent celebration will take place on Thursday at 9:15 a.m.  Families are welcome to attend.  Our school Advent outreach project will be in support of St. Luke’s Table. We will be collecting items such as Kleenex, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, bar soap, and various other personal care products. A list will be sent home with your child. Thank you, in advance, for considering a contribution to our Advent project.  In math we will finish up our unit on patterning and move on with data management. In science we continue to inquire about seasonal changes and the impact these changes have on living things. We were lucky to spot some winter birds feeding at the pumpkin feeders in our schoolyard!  This sparked some discussion about living things that migrate and those that make adaptations to stay year round.  Please look for a December newsletter and homework calendar that will be sent home in your child’s agenda in the coming days.  Check out this website for some simple ways you can celebrate Advent as a family! http://bit.ly/2fA0UlU Have a great first week of Advent!

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Ms Moga’s Grade two-three class

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It’s hard to believe that it will be December on Thursday! Last week, the students enjoyed our second visit to Starr Gymnastics and playing outside after our first significant snowfall.  

Writing-  We are continuing our unit on descriptive writing. Last week, we researched information on Polar Bears and organized our facts together. This week, the students will research their chosen animals and fill out their own organizer.

Reading- We explored several features of nonfiction text and discussed how they help readers determine what is important (or what the author wants us to remember). The students looked through nonfiction books to find examples of each feature. We will do this again this week with the remaining features.


Math- We began our unit on Data Management. Students gathered data and made pictographs and bar graphs. We will continue making bar graphs this week and conduct surveys and graph the results.


Science- We will be wrapping up our unit on animals. The students descriptive writing animal report will act as their final assignment for this unit.


Religion- Advent begins today! Our focus for the next month will be preparing our hearts and minds for Christmas.


Art- We discussed perspective and different techniques to show background and foreground when drawing. We will finish these pictures this week.

Have a great week!
Ms. Moga

Mrs. Rupnik’s Language Class

 

Our student desks have been rearranged and reorganized.  The students are now seating in pairs. Ask your child about his/her partner. This desk configuration has created more space for whole class teaching in front of the SMARTBOARD. My hope is also to maximize student interactions and give them the opportunity to practise ‘caring and sharing’ with their partners (our Social Language focus).  

 

We will continue to work on descriptive writing. The students have really enjoyed the game ‘Guess What/Guess Who’. Here is a brief description of our game. AR had a picture of balloons taped on the back of his chair. He has not yet seen the picture. The students provide clues about the picture and AR tries to guess the unknown object in the picture. Here are the clues:

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AB- “You can get it from a clown.”

CT- “It floats in the air.”

KG-G- “It’s for a birthday party!”

KV- “It can bounce and I can kick with my foot.”

FB-B- “I can play it and fly it.”

 

This is a simple oral language activity you can try at home. Cut out a photograph from a magazine and have your child use words to describe the object in the photograph.

Remember to keep making connections when reading with your child at home. This will help reinforce what we are learning in our class. 

Please take some time this week to read our November class newsletter. New December homework calendars will be sent home on Thursday, December 1, 2016.

 The snow season has arrived! Please ensure your child has an inexpensive pair of shoes that could be left at St. Anthony Catholic School. The shoes should be shoes he/she can put on easily on their own (i.e. without laces if your child is unable to tie his/her shoes yet).  Please be sure to write your child’s name in the shoes clearly.  

M Girard’s French Classes

2/3e Français oral : lecture à voix haute des scripts, répétition en sous-groupe des quatre scènes de la pièce «Dans les nuages», premières mises en scène (déplacements)

Lecture : choix individuels avec questions de compréhension

Écriture : étude des structures écrites pour répondre à des questions (Qui ?, Quand ? Où ? Quoi ? Pourquoi ?)

3e Théâtre : lecture à voix haute des scripts, répétition en sous-groupe des quatre scènes de la pièce «Dans les nuages», premières mises en scène (déplacements)

 5/6e Immersion

Français lecture : le royaume ; test-maison de compréhension (à remettre le mercredi 30 novembre)

Etudes Sociales : la ligne de temps du moyen-âge (enquête)  

Musique : flûte à bec; les 3 parties de la suite folklorique en sol majeur et évaluation

Sciences : rédaction d’un rapport de laboratoire (suite)

Santé : les substances nocives

The 3 swimming monitors were impressed with the thank you card our students made. Rachel presented it (of course).

Ms Solymar’s Grade 3 Class

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Here is my blog post for the week. I hope you are having a good weekend!
The highlight of this week was that the Grade 3’s won the Caught you Caring! I am so proud of them all and they deserved the trophy this week!
This week we also got to experience a presentation by Ontario Dairy Farmers and after learning how milk is processed, we got to make and eat our own butter. 
Coming up this week:
Math – This week we are going to start looking at different types of graphs and how we can gather data and show it using graphs and tables. 
Language – Now that we know how to write a good paragraph, we are going to start expanding our writing by using descriptive words. 
Religion – It is officially the Christmas season, so this week we will start talking about Advent. 
Reminders for the week:
1. Star Gymnastics Monday Morning (wear comfortable cloths and socks)
2. Popcorn Day on Thursday
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Mr. Nixon’s Extended French Class

This week students progressed well in grades 3, 4, 5, and 6!

Grade 3: Students had fun playing matching verb online games to review their knowledge of the verbs aller (to go), avoir (to have), and also être (to be). Students also began to use these verbs to write short sentences with pictures to demonstrate their understanding of each verb in different contexts. As an additional challenge, students worked in teams of four to put their knowledge of these verbs together to compete with other groups in digital class games. Superbe travail!

Next week:

 

French Language: Students will work on a variety of in class activities related to conjugation of the verb faire (to do) and begin to use this verb in proper sentence structures.

 

Grade 4/5: Students enjoyed playing a recall online verb game to assess their knowledge of the verbs aller (to go), avoir (to have), and also être (to be). Students also began to use these verbs to write short sentences with pictures to demonstrate their understanding of each verb in different contexts. As an additional challenge, students worked in teams of four to put their knowledge of these verbs together to compete with other groups in digital class games. During social studies, students showed passion and engagement in completing their research on ancient civilizations. Students, finished their drafts, edited, and published their findings in their digital portfolios.  In addition, students began to create beautifully detailed posters to display their research in the hallways. For music, students worked on duration to better understand the time intervals when singing the song “L’oiseau et l’enfant”. Très impressionnés!

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Next Week:

 

French Language: Students will work on a variety of in class activities related to conjugation of the verb faire (to do) and begin to use this verb in proper sentence structures.

 

Social Studies:  Students will examine and research differences between modern Canadian society and the ancient civilisation they chose to study for their posters. 

 

Music: Students will continue practicing the lyrics of the song “L’oiseau et l’enfant”, and begin to work on improving their pitch.

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Grade 5/6: Students enjoyed playing online verb games to review their knowledge of the verbs aller (to go), avoir (to have), and also être (to be). Students also began to use these verbs to write short sentences with pictures to demonstrate their understanding of each verb in different contexts. As an added challenge, students worked in teams of four to put their knowledge of these verbs together to compete with other groups in digital class games. For social studies, students continued to research Canada’s diverse population, and created digital word clouds that displayed a variety of Canada’s religions, ethnicities, and cultures. For music, students worked on duration to better understand the time intervals when singing the song “L’oiseau et l’enfant”. Bravo!

 

Additionally, students made a giant thank you card for the wonderful lifeguards that helped to improve their swimming skills on Fridays at the pool. This card in was put together in collaboration with Mr. Girard’s class, and presented to the lifeguards on the last swimming day this week as a means for students to show their appreciation.

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Next week:

French Language: Students will work on a variety of in class activities related to conjugation of the verb faire (to do) and begin to use this verb in proper sentence structures.

Social Studies:  Students will research and examine how to determine the importance of various geographical and societal events in Canadian society.

Music: Students will continue practicing the lyrics of the song “L’oiseau et l’enfant”, and begin to work on improving their pitch.

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Nov. 28 – Dec. 2

Mrs. Troccoli’s Grade 4/5 Team News

December is in sight! With it comes Advent and all the joys and anticipation it brings as we prepare for the Birth of Jesus. We will be observing Advent through our school weekly Advent celebrations as well as in class activities.  

We will begin the week with our first visit to Starr Gymnastics.  The students will be enjoying using a variety of apparatus in a safe gym environment with qualified gymnastics instructors.

Mr. Moleski continues with his visit our class on Wednesday with a focus on summarizing.  We are using Teaching Kids News to read current articles and using the read and write app to help summarize what we are reading.

In Math we have started using Number Talks to reinforce a variety of mental math strategies to calculate addition and subtraction equations. Ask your child about the ‘friendly number’ and the ‘open number line’ strategies. Very exciting!

In Language I look forward to hearing the students present their second Book Talk. I expect to see a greater comfort level in the presentations which represents greater preparation. The summary should be brief, but clearly  explained, to give their peers a sneak peak into their book. The students have had the outline and rubric in their homework book for almost a month now so the expectations are very clear.

We will also be starting a novel study with the book, Hana’s Suitcase.  We will have discussions and the students will be responding to the story by answering questions based on what they have heard.  Ask your child to tell you about the events in this true story of a little girl named Hana who lived in Europe during the time of the Second World War.

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In Science, the students did a wonderful job with their research projects on the Human Body.  We learned so much from each other about different diseases and how they affect our body.  We are certainly more aware of the need to take good care of our bodies by increasing the activities we do and watching what we put into our bodies.  The presentation by the Dairy Farmers reinforced the need to help keep our bodies healthy by drinking milk with all its wonderful nutrients.  We all need to get up and get moving!!

For the next few weeks we will be focussing on the Advent season and preparing for the birth of Christ.  Our Advent Outreach project is to support St. Luke’s Table.  A note will be sent home with each student explaining this wonderful project and how each one of us can help and “Be the Good News”!

Have a great week!

Together Everyone Achieves More!

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St. Anthony Connects – special announcement

Hello everyone

This is a special blog post to let you all know that as of December 23, I will be retiring from the school board and St. Anthony.  The new principal is Ms. Cindy Aldrich-Braddon.  I have spoken with Ms. Aldrich-Braddon, and she is very exciting to be coming to our school.

I visited all the classes today and told the kids about this change.  

I have truly enjoyed my time at St. Anthony School, it has certainly been the highlight of my 31 years of teaching.  There is no better way to go out than this.  I love what I do here at St. Anthony and I have learned so much.  This is a wonderful community to work in and we have amazing staff and students!

In the new year, I will be training to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro.  This has been a dream of mine and I will be raising money for Rec LINK, a group that does wonderful work for our community.  You can follow the climb to Kilimanjaro here.  I will try to document the climb so this can be shared with the students.

Thank-you for all your wonderful support over the past two and a half years, it has been a completely joyful experience!

 

Mr. Paul McGuire

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St. Anthony Connects – The week of November 21 – 25

St. Anthony This Week

Monday, November 21

Office Hours Rec Link Mondays 9:00 – 3:00PM

Nahima Mohamed,
Family Coordinator
OCH Foundation for Healthy Communities
Office: (613) 422-1555
Mobile: (613) 857- 5677
Fax: (613) 422-4556
Email: recLINKcoordinator@OCHFoundation.ca

Monday, November 21st Starr Gymnastics schedule

9:00 to 10:00 – Group 1 (50 Kids)  

Gr. ½ Myers (19 students)

Grades 1/2/3 Primary Language Class Teresa Rupnik (10 students)

29 Students

10:30 to 11:30- Group 2 (50 Kids)

Grade ⅔ Moga (17 students)

FDK2 class only (24 students)

 

Tuesday, November 22

Goodlife – Ms Troccoli 12:50 – 1:50

Wednesday, November 23

Y Kids Academy – 8:30

Switch duties because of Y Kids program- Teresa AM recess and Nora PM recess

FIRST School-wide Waste Audit for 2016-2017 

Notre Dame visit to school for grade 6 – 1:45

Goodlife Gymnastics – Grade 3 2:00 pm

Thursday, November 24

Dairy Presentations in the Learning Commons ALL DAY Schedule is below

Thursday, November 24, 2016
8:45-9:30 (29 students) 
PLC AM and Grade One/Two Class 
topic is “Dairy Farming”

10:05-10:50 (26 students) 
Grade 5/6 
topic “Dairy Goodness: Making the Most of Milk”

12:20-1:05 (17 students) 
Grade 2/3 
topic “From Moo to You: Processing”

1:15-2:00 (23 students) 
Kindergarten Classes 
topic “Dairy Farming”

Friday, November 25

Pizza Day

Swimming at Plant Bath grade 5/6 class – 1:00 PM

Goodlife Fitness M Chartrand’s class 2:20 – 2:55 pm

St. Anthony Superstars

 

Teacher Notes for this week

Kindergarten News for November 21-25, 2016

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Get ready for the snow!  The first snowfall is always a magical day in Kindergarten!   We love to watch out the window as the snow blankets our schoolyard and then we can not wait to get outside!  We plan to spend time outdoors enjoying the snow!  Please come prepared with warm boots, snow pants, waterproof mitts, hat and a warm coat.  We do have a clothing room upstairs with warm clothes if needed!  
In French, we will begin to look at the parts of the body. Some basic body parts in French are: la tête (head), les cheveux (hair), les yeux (eyes), la bouche (mouth), les bras (arms), les mains (hands), les pieds (feet), and les jambes (legs).  Je mange …. (I eat) will be the sentence structure of the week. 
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We planted fall bulbs (hyacinths) in both classes and we will review the life cycle of a plant as we watch the plants grow. 
Planting bulbs and watching them grow

Planting bulbs and watching them grow

Madame S. and Mrs. Turner will be taking the other Kindergarten class (K2) to Starr Gymnastics Monday morning. Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately in stretchy pants and a lose shirt as they will be jumping and moving on and through various gym equipment. 
We will also have Dairy Presentations for both groups, K1 on Thursday and K2 on Friday of this week.  We look forward to learning about dairy farming from a real dairy farmer!  Please feel free to join us for this presentation at 1:15-2:00.
We will be reading more stories about Hibernation as we get ready for our Hibernation Day next week…..stay tuned as we prepare our bear dens, with leaves, and various materials to make a nice cozy den for a long winter’s nap!  
In Math, we will start a new strategy called “Number Talks”.  We had a visit from our Math Consultant who kicked off the first successful lesson and we look forward to talking about numbers everyday in French and in English.  
K1 first field trip to Starr Gymnastics!  
Grade one-two news Ms Myers
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This week we continue our math unit on patterning. The “Wonderful Ones” will have opportunities to create, extend, represent, and record a variety of patterns and see how patterns help us make predictions and solve problems. We will discuss “attributes” of a pattern (things such as colour, shape, size, and design) and the “pattern core” (the part of the pattern that repeats).  In reading we will work on developing our understanding of a story by focusing on specific vocabulary.  At the end of the week, ask your child to tell you about our “WOW” words – those new words they have learned from our story Beware of the Bears!  In visual art we are exploring the element of colour. The children loved experimenting with the primary colours (yellow, blue, and red), to create the secondary colours (purple, orange, and green). We will continue to explore how artists use colour in their work. This Thursday we will participate in a presentation given by the Dairy Farmers of Ontario. We will learn about the different people and processes involved with getting milk from a cow to the supermarket. Monday is our second and final trip to Starr Gymnastics. Please ensure your child is dressed comfortably for the day.  A reminder that November homework is due this week. Have a great week!
Grade Two-Three Ms Moga
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We began our week with a fantastic visit to Starr Gymnastics on Monday! The students enjoyed balancing, climbing, jumping, and the rope swing. We are fortunate to have one more visit this Monday morning as well.

Writing-  This week I will model descriptive (informative) writing and we will write a shared descriptive piece as a class.

Reading- we will read Nonfiction text and learn how to use the various features (e.g. index, glossary, table of contents).


Math- we will make pictographs and interpret data on a calendar.


Science- we will explore and discuss how animals can be harmful to humans. We will also discuss ways in which humans impact the lives of animals.


Religion- We will read the story of The Prodigal Son and discuss forgiveness.


Art- We will discuss and begin to create a piece using different drawing techniques (e.g. foreground and background).

Have a great week!

Ms. Moga

Grade 3 Ms Solymar

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We had another great week in the Grade 3 classroom. It started off with a wonderful pizza party from our Friends for Life. In Math, we experienced our first number talks and in Science we made our very own paper windmills out of leaf rubbings from our school yard. In Gym we practiced how to bump, volley, and serve a volleyball and in Family Life we discussed the different feelings that we have and how we cannot be controlled by our feelings. 
Coming up this week:
Math – We will continue to work on patterns, especially creating our own number patterns that grow or shrink. 
Language – We are going to keep practicing our paragraph writing and look at using a ‘hamburger’ outline to help us. 
Science – What are the different types of forces? I think Bill Nye might be able to help us figure it out!
Family Life – I think it is important for us to continue looking at how our feelings can control us and impact others. We will be playing another fun game that discusses the different types of emotions. 
Art – With snow on its way this weekend, we will start looking at Christmas and winter crafts!
Reminders for this week:
1. Library books due on Wednesday
2. Scholastic book orders due on Friday, November 25
I am looking forward to the week ahead! See you all on Monday!

Mrs. Rupnik’s Class

This week in the Primary Language Class, we will continue our Social Language activities with Room 14, focusing on the theme of caring and sharing.

 

We will also begin to work on descriptive writing. This form of writing focuses on using details (adjectives) to describe events, people, or objects.   We will explore different oral language activities first like the game ‘Guess What’, which involves students secretly describing an object, as descriptively as possible, and then have other students try to guess the object.

 

What fun we had last Monday morning at our first Starr Gymnastic session. Students tried different equipment and explored different gymnastic movements while physically learning basic linguistic concepts like backwards/forwards, before/after, through/ between, behind, etc. We will return on Monday, November 21 for more fun and learning. Reminder: Students are encouraged to dress in comfortable clothing.

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On Thursday, November 24 and Friday November 25, we welcome Roberta LeBlanc, a dairy educator, to St. Anthony Catholic School. She will deliver interactive presentations to our students related to dairy farming, milk’s role in healthy living, etc.  Ask your child about the presentation. 

 

M. Nixon’s Extended French Class

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We had another fun week in grades 3, 4, 5, and 6!

Grade 3: Students loved singing and dancing to the “aller” (to go) and “avoir” (to have) verb songs in class in order to introduce them to how to conjugate these two verbs. We also created our own “assiettes des verbes” (verb plates) beginning with the verb “aller” as a craft project that students enjoyed making. These plates were also used as a tool for students to test each other’s knowledge of the verb conjugations in teams of 2 as part of in class and online digital verb games. Bon travail à tous et chacun!

Next week:

French Language: Students will work on in class activities related to the conjugation of the verb

aller (to go) and avoir (to have) and begin placing them within sentence structures.

Grade 4/5: Students loved singing the catchy French hymn’L’oiseau et l’enfant’. This song  follows a child whose desire to change the world is inspired by nature and imagination through the flight of a bird she sees in the sky.

We also created our own “assiettes des verbes” (verb plates) beginning with the verb “aller” as a craft project that students enjoyed. These plates later became a tool for students to test each other’s knowledge of the verb. Teams of 2-4 students participated in games to help recall their knowledge of how to use the verb in various sentence structures. For social studies, students began to conduct their own online research using suggested web links in class to describe daily life of “les civilisations anciennes” (ancient civilisations); in order to compare life in a past civilization to modern Canadian society. Super travail!

Next Week:

French Language: Students will work on in class activities related to the conjugation of the verb aller (to go) and avoir (to have) and apply them both within various sentence structures.

Social Studies: Students will continue their research on the subject of daily life in an ancient civilization, and finish writing and editing their findings to publish in their digital portfolios.

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Music: Students will continue practicing the lyrics of’L’oiseau et l’enfant’. Grade 5/6: Students loved singing the catchy French hymn ‘L’oiseau et l’enfant’. This song is a follows a child whose desire to change the world is inspired by nature and imagination through the flight of a bird she sees in the sky.

We also created our own “assiettes des verbes” (verb plates) beginning with the verb “aller” as a craft project that students enjoyed. These plates later became a tool for students to test each other’s knowledge of the verb. Teams of 2-4 students participated in games to help recall their knowledge of how to use the verb in various sentence structures. For social studies, students began to collect pictures and descriptions about the different ethnic, religious, and cultural communities found in Canada in order to create both a digital image and word collage of Canada’s diversity. Magnifique travail!

Next week:

French Language: Students will work on in class activities related to the conjugation of the verb aller (to go) and avoir (to have) and apply them both within various sentence structures.

Social Studies: Students will continue their research about Canada’s diverse communities, and finish creating their digital collages to publish in their digital portfolios.

Music: Students will continue practicing the lyrics of ‘oiseau et l’enfant’

M Chartrand Classes

This week in Mr. Chartrand’s classes, we went to Starr Gymnastics with the grade 1/2 class and at the Canadian Tire Centre with my 4/5 Immersion class to see the Ottawa 67’s and Peterborough Petes.  Both groups enjoyed their outings, here are a few pictures:

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We even met our former students now at Notre Dame.

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En français, we are finishing our work on the sound “eu”.  We will focus on the sounds “é” and “è” afterwards.  Students that are being reinforced at home are doing a great job recognizing all the sounds and the word wall words.  We are already at the week 4 words which are: nous, vous, cinq, quarante, carte.  

En écriture, we our practicing writing avec les verbes en ‘er”:  aimer, aider, jouer.

Ex.:  J’aime jouer au hockey.  J’aide maman.  Nous jouons au basketball.  Mr. Chartrand m’aide avec ma dictée. Etc….

En oral, the students are finishing their personal description about themselves with their home address, telephone number and birthdate.

En lecture, on continue à lire nos livres sur les modes de transportation et la comptine “Devine un peu”.

En sciences sociales, the grades 1’s are continuing to focus on what services and buildings are in neighbourhood and Ottawa while the grade 2’s are comparing Canada with other countries in the world.  We our learning about Northern Canada, in particular Nunavut and the effects of living in the Great White North.  We are learning about local Inuit culture, clothing, arts and crafts, food, shelter, etc…

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I have sent home High-Frequency Word Book and Guided reading books.  Please continue to practice reading these books with your child.  Here is a reminder of the two books that your child is reading at school and should have at home.

 

4ième/5ième année (Immersion)

En Science,  our next science unit will begin in a week or two:  Les Roches et les Minéraux.  I am planning a trip to the museum of nature to see their rock collections.  We will be beginning with the rock cycle.

En Sciences Sociales, we are finishing our unit on the Physical Regions of Canada.  Examples of work are on the ”Le Canada” board in the hallway outside my classroom.  We have finished “Vor visite le Canada”.  Kahoot was used as a formative assessment tool.  The students did very well.  Now the final summative task is at hand.

En Français,  Since our unit “Au Restaurant” is done.  Students will now use the Green Screen app Do ink.

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Our week 4 dictée will be Friday as usual.  The words are: fertile, conifères, feuillus, hydroélectricité, monnaie, marécages. La dictée this week was very well done.  Continue helping your child with their vocabulary words.  

In writing, they will be writing about what they would like to be when they grow up to supplement what they did in Mrs. Trocoli classroom.  We will also do a summative task about the live streaming of the Polar Bears in Churchill.

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Students have begun using Seesaw.  All of their work will eventually be on the class website.  My blog will also be on-line.  Here is the link: https://blog.seesaw.me/mrdchartrand

Here’s Deborah taking a picture of her art work.  She then wrote a caption followed by an oral description of her picture.

En Arts, Musique, Drame, Dance:, we will finally get to focus on the Arts.  We will draw a monochromatic 3d picture of Albert Einstein.   copy-of-blog-week-4-novembre-google-docs-clipular-8

En Dance, students have now picked a melody for their creative Dance.  

En musique,  I will start teaching them the piano.  Each student will be responsible to play 1 song from the play “Le Petit Prince”.

Merci,

Chartrand

 

M Girard’s French Classes

2/3e Français oral : présentation des personnages de la pièce «Dans les nuages», répétition des chansons de la pièce, téléfrançais 11

Lecture : «les avions» (Visages 2, p.48) et questions de compréhension

Écriture : étude des structures écrites pour répondre à des questions (Qui ?, Quand ? Où ? Quoi ? Pourquoi ?)

3e Théâtre : lecture et geste de la pièce d’introduction «Vive les oiseaux!», présentation des personnages de la pièce «Dans les nuages», répétition des chansons de la pièce.

 5/6e Immersion

Français oral : Je parle à l’écho (préparation à un match d’improvisation), audition d’un conte (Le chat botté)

Français lecture : le royaume p. 46 à 50 (conclusion) et test-maison de compréhension

Français écrit : dictées 5e et 6e (mardi 22 nov.)

Musique : flûte à bec; suite folklorique en sol majeur (3e partie)

Sciences : rédaction d’un rapport de laboratoire

Nov. 21 – Nov. 25th

Mrs. Troccoli’s Grade 4/5 Team News

The last full week of November! Wow! Let’s see how long this spring like weather can keep us company! Gotta love it!

The junior division enjoyed a great time at the Ottawa 67s hockey game! They were joined by 16,000 other students in cheering our team to victory against the Peterborough Pete’s hockey team. They also received some healthy tips as they watched the energy level the players needed to maintain as they competed at such a high level of sport.

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In math, the students have begun exploring patterns.  They have been creating growing, shrinking and repeating patterns.  They will be challenged to look for patterns in more difficult inquiries while organizing their thinking in T-charts. Students should be looking for patterns in their environment so that they realize it is not limited to working with patterns in the classroom.

In language, we have added “Work on Writing” to our daily 5 centres.  We have been focussing on proofreading their written work so that ideas are clear and editing to catch errors in grammar and spelling.  We continue to use the read and write app on our chromebooks to help with this focus. We continue with our guided reading groups.  Students are encouraged to be active readers and ask themselves questions while reading to help them understand the text.

Students should be practicing for their booktalk and using the rubric included in their homework book to guide them in preparing for their presentation starting the week of November the 28th.

The student’s work folders will be coming home on Monday with work and assessments the students have completed over the past month.  Please review the work with your child, sign and return it to school.  

We look forward to having Mr. Moleski back in our class on Wednesday to work on the skill of summarizing using the Read and Write app on the chromebooks.   

Have a great week!

Together Everyone Achieves More!

Mrs Colaiacovo’s Grade five-six news

Once again, grade 5/6  enjoyed a very busy and fun-filled week and we find ourselves almost at the end of November.How quickly time passes! During the past week the students worked to complete their Remembrance Day stories, wrote postcards to veterans and began journal entries about the Ottawa 67’s amazing victory over the Peterborough Petes that we were lucky enough to witness! Our new language focus in the coming week will be the December book talk assignment, for which the students will receive the outline on Monday.

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The students continue to learn about patterning from Mr. Bannan and will be moving into algebra this coming week. The biodiversity unit will wrap early in the week and we will begin the Space unit in grade 6 science.

The boys volleyball team worked as a cohesive unit at Thursday’s tournament and proudly came up with a second place finish! Our next sports tournaments will be in the new year, so we are afforded a bit of a break for now.

We are looking forward to another great week of learning!

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St. Anthony Connects – the week of November 14 – 18

Monday, November 14

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Office Hours Rec Link Mondays 9:00 – 3:00PM

 

 

Starr Gymnastics schedule

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Monday, November 14th

Starr Gymnastics Schedule:

9:00 to 10:00 – Group 1 (50 Kids)

Grades 1/2/3 Primary Language Class Teresa Rupnik (10 students)

Grade ½ Myers (19 students)

29 Students

10:30 to 11:30 – Group 2 (50 Kids)

Moga ⅔ (17 students)

FDK 1 class only (23 students)

Tuesday, November 15

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Goodlife – Ms Troccoli 12:50

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Wednesday, November 16

Y Kids Academy – Grade 6

Junior division to 67’s game

Our first School Wide Waste Audit for 2016-7

Goodlife Gymnastics – Grade 3 -2:00 pm

Thursday, November 17

Boys Volleyball Tournament – St. George Nora out

Pizza Day

Pap Jack Popcorn

Friday, November 18

PD Day – school closed

Teacher Notes for this week

Kindergarten News for November 14-17, 2016

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> It was a pleasure meeting many of the parents on Thursday for parent-teacher interviews. It is great to highlight the strengths of our students and we are very proud of their accomplishments to date.  We encourage on-going communication so please feel free to contact us by telephone or in person before or after school.

> We participated in a beautiful Remembrance Day Ceremony in the gym on Friday.  All of our students were so respectful, and really listened to the songs, prayers, videos and The Last Post.  Our students prepared for this ceremony by making wreaths and participating in class discussions about “why we are proud to live in Canada”.  We also used pictures to highlight the amazing work our peacekeepers do and focused on being a true hero!  Please ask your child “Why you are proud to live in Canada?”  It is amazing to see how they respond!!  (I feel safe, I love Canada, it is a great country, We have parks were just a few of our responses)
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> In French, the students have been learning the sounds of the alphabet for many weeks now. We sound out the letters in the ‘Star of the Day’s’ name every morning.  We encourage that when you work on letter recognition with your child that you focus on the sound the letter makes and words that produce the sound. They are very good at associating the name of a student whose name begins with that letter.
> The sentence starter this week will be ‘Je vois .,,’ (I see …). They can pick the name of a student in the class.

> We will begin a new theme this week on Hibernation.  We will read stories, learn songs and make our own bear cave!  It is a great topic to discuss how we get ready for winter, how the seasons change and what animals do to adapt to their environments.

> In mathematics, we will begin to measure objects in the classroom using non-standard units of measure such as our hands, feet, fingers, as well as cubes.

> K1 class will be going to Starr Gymnastics on Monday!!!  K2 will be going the following Monday, November 21st!  Thanks for returning all permission forms and for our many volunteers!

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Writing names of Superheros!!

Ms Myers’ Grade one-two class

As the “Wonderful Ones” marked Remembrance Day on November 11th, we took the opportunity to think carefully about how each of us can be an instrument of God’s peace. We read the story I Call My Hand Gentle  and the children came up with some great ideas of how they could use their hands in peaceful, positive ways.  We will continue to think about how we can create peace in our world as we  explore the story of the Good Samaritan. In math, we will focus on sorting objects into groups based on various attributes (i.e. the objects’ colour, size, shape, design, or use).  You can reinforce this concept at home by sorting items you have (e.g. toys, socks, kitchen objects) into 2 or 3 groups and asking your child to try to guess what rule you used to sort the objects. We will have our first visit to Starr Gymnastics this Monday morning. Please ensure your child is wearing comfortable clothing. Thank you to all parents who took the time to attend their child’s parent-teacher interview last week.   Your insight and feedback is invaluable. We look forward to a short but busy week! Friday, November 18 is a P. D. day – no school for students!  

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Grade two-three Ms Moga’s Class

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We had a busy week in Grade 2/3, finishing up with our Remembrance Day Ceremony on Friday. The students’ poppies turned out great and made for a beautiful class wreath.

This week, we have Starr Gymnastics on Monday. Please remember to have your child wear comfortable clothing that he/she can move around in. Friday is a PD Day.

Writing-  We will begin descriptive writing. In a couple weeks, this will connect with our final project for our animal unit in Science.

Reading- We will be reading non-fiction texts, and examining the features (e.g. subtitles, captions, glossary)/ This will help the students determine what is important when reading these kinds of texts.


Math- We will finish up our patterning unit with shrinking patterns. Our next unit is Data Management (collect, organize, and display data).


Science- This week we will learn about animal adaptations, as well as,  helpful and hurtful animals.

Religion- Our focus question this week is: “Why does God forgive us?” We will read and discuss the stories of Lazarus and Zacchaeus to help us answer this question.

Have a great week!
Ms. Moga

Grade 3 Ms Solymar

The grade three students worked really hard this week! We began our new unit on Math exploring patterns. We also started investigating force and movement in Science. We also enjoyed our session with Goodlife Fitness on Wednesday, celebrating Remembrance Day, and watching “Slumberland” at the National Art Centre. 
Coming up next week:
Math – We will continue investigating patterns by using skip counting and finishing our drawings of patterns that we see in nature. 
Science – In Science we are going to start looking at the different forces in nature and how they affect humans. 
Family Life – Last week, we started looking how our names have special meanings. This week, we will continue with this topic and look at how we are all unique and special to God. 
Friends for Life – We are coming to the end of our time with Friends for Life. We will finish our work with them on Monday and Tuesday we are going to celebrate all of our hard work with pizza party! 
Reminders for this week: 
1. Return library books on Wednesday.
2. Popcorn Day and Pizza Day on Thursday

3. Friday is a P.D. Day!

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M Girard’s French Classes this week

Français oral : chanson «dans les nuages», conversation «Otto Lilienthal et sa fiancée», téléfrançais 10

Lecture : «les deltaplanes» (Visages 2, p.47) et questions de compréhension

3e Études Sociales :fin de la première partie du thème : «travailler en Ontario» Théâtre : lecture et geste de la pièce d’introduction «Vive les oiseaux!»

 5/6e Immersion

Français lecture : le royaume p. 43 à 45 et compréhension

Musique : suite folklorique en sol majeur (2e partie)

Sciences : les élèves présentent six expériences scientifiques de leur choix. Rédaction d’un rapport de «lab»

Mr. Nixon’s French classes
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We had an eventful week in grades 3, 4, 5, and 6!

Grade 3: Students enjoyed learning vocabulary related to Le jour du Souvenir (Remembrance Day). We played individual, team and whole classroom digital games as a fun and interactive way to practice reading, writing, and pronunciation of important and frequently used vocabulary in French. In addition, students typed and wrote their own sentences using models provided in class. Bravo!  

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Next week: French Language: students will work on in class activities related to the conjugation of the verbs aller (to go) and avoir (to have).

Grade 4/5: Students had the privilege of watering newly planted trees at St. Anthony’s that will require regular watering every two weeks! Grade 4/5 also increased their understanding of French vocabulary by writing and playing games using words related to Le jour du Souvenir (Remembrance Day). In addition, students created a French class couronne (wreath) for the St. Anthony Remembrance Day ceremony. Excellent travail!

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Next week: French Language: students will work on in class activities related to the conjugation of the verbs aller (to go) and avoir (to have).

Social Studies:  Students will examine differences between Canadian society and societies of the past.

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Music: Students will practice singing the French song “L’oiseau et l’enfant”.

Grade 5/6: Students listened to a Remembrance Day story and enjoyed working in teams to play a variety of games to practice vocabulary related to Le jour du Souvenir (Remembrance Day). Students also practiced reading, writing and orally pronouncing their own sentences and paragraphs in French using models provided in class. Bien fait!

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Next week: French Language: students will work on in class activities related to the conjugation of the verbs aller (to go) and avoir (to have).

Social Studies:  Students will examine how different communities have contributed to the Canadian identity.

Music: Students will practice singing the French song “L’oiseau et l’enfant”.

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M Chartrand’s French Classes

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En français, we are currently studying the sound “eu”.  Students often have difficulty recognizing this sound in French.  We are reading the comptine “Devine un peu” and then we will focus on the sounds “é” and “è”.  We will be reviewing all the November word wall words this week:  deux, trois, quatre, dix, vingt, trente, fleur, église, souvenir, pays, Canada, dans, ici, aider, jouer.  

With Remembrance Day finished, the grades 1’s are focussing on what is happening in our neighbourhood and Ottawa, while the grade 2’s on comparing Canada with other countries in the world.

I have sent home High-Frequency Word Book and Guided reading books.  Please continue to practice reading these books with your child.  We read them at school on a daily basis.  We are focussing on modes of transportation this week.  Here are two books that your child is reading at school.

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4ième/5ième année (Immersion)

En Science, we have finished our unit on “Les Habitats”.  Here are examples of level 4 work posted in the class:  Une chaîne alimentaire and a unit test.

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Our next science unit will begin in two weeks:  Les Roches et les Minéraux.

En Sciences Sociales, we are finishing our unit on the Physical Regions of Canada.  Examples of work are on the ”Le Canada” board in the hallway outside my classroom.  We are finishing “Vor visite le Canada” story this week and we will have an online quiz (Kahoot and Quizlet) on Thursday.  

En Français, Our unit “Au Restaurant” is done.  Students did a great job presenting their skits with professional looking Menus.  Here are two examples:

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Our week 2 dictée will be Monday as Friday was Remembrance Day and we were at the Slumberland play in afternoon.  Week 3 words are:  bouclier, plaines, basses-terres, appalaches, cordillères, montagnes.  

Dictée – jeudi, le 17 novembre, 2016.

Vocabulaire de la semaine 1

avec le son “oi et ai” (62 mots)

Mots à étudier…

Bouclier         monnaie   feuillus lait parfaitement    framboises     plaines    Appalaches      basses-terres     conifères      fertiles     montagnes          éloignées

À mémoriser….

  1. Les _________________ sauvages sont trouvés dans les  _____________ et les ________- __________ du Saint-Laurent.
  1.  Les _____________ sont très _____________ d’Ottawa.
  1. Les ________________ poussent sur le _______________ Canadien.
  1. Les _______________ sont  __________________ plates avec des sols ______________.
  1. Il y a plusieurs ____________________ qui poussent dans les Appalaches.
  1.  La ____________ est nécessaire pour acheter du ____________.

Date de la dictée: jeudi le 17 novembre.

En Arts, Musique, Drame, Dance:, we will finally get to focus on the Arts.  We will draw a monochromatic 3d picture of Albert Einstein.  Students will pick a melody for their creative Dance and I will start teaching them the piano.  Each student will be responsible to play 1 song from the play “Le Petit Prince”.

Merci,

M Chartrand

Mrs. Rupnik’s Primary Language Class

A big thank-you to Ms. Patenaude, our Speech-Language Pathologist, for being our Guest Readers last week. I presented the class with a riddle containing new vocabulary (bride, groom, gown, bouquet, veil, tie, ceremony, reception) and together we tried to figure out who was coming. This is a great oral language activity because it involves developing new vocabulary, logic reasoning, exclusion, and listening to the main idea.  Please call or write me a note in the agenda if you are interested in being our Guest Reader. The more Guest Readers we have, the better! We love Guest Reader sessions.

Thank-you for coming to our scheduled Parent-Teacher Conferences at St. Anthony Catholic School last week. Research has shown over and over again that the most successful students have a high percentage of parent involvement.  

This week we will continue to work with the story “The Grasshopper and the Ant”. This story is a fairy tale about a grasshopper that spends all his time singing while the ant works hard to prepare for the cold  months ahead. Once the winter season arrives, the grasshopper finds himself hungry and cold while the ant has lots and lots of food to carry him throughout the cold winter.  The story ends with the ant inviting the grasshopper to his home and sharing his food and warm home.  This fairy tale story helps the students to learn about hard work and responsibility. We will make connections and ask questions based on content and illustrations.  

 

On Monday, November 14 and Monday, November 21,  the students in the morning class will be travelling by school bus to Starr Gymnastics.  The bus arrives at 8:40 am and returns to school by 10:20 am. Students are encouraged to dress in comfortable clothing.

A rhyming booklet will be sent on Thursday for homework. Please sit with your child and review the rhyming words in the booklet. Rhyming is important because it helps prepare children for early reading and it also helps to support oral language development.

Friday, November  18, 2016 is a PD Day and school will be closed.  Enjoy the long weekend with your family.

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Nov. 14 – Nov. 18

Mrs. Troccoli’s Grade 4/5 Team News

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The students participated in a wonderful school wide ceremony to commemorate Remembrance Day.  This related directly to the activities the students completed in the classroom. The Grade 4/5 team has an appreciation for how fortunate we are to live in such a peaceful and free country like Canada.

It was great to meet parents during interviews or speak with parents on the phone. Your continued support in your child’s education makes for greater gains in your child’s learning.

Thank you!!

Gatineau Park came to our classroom.  The program was called “Gatineau Park Animals Tell It Like It Is”.  A park naturalist led a role-playing activity where each student represented one of the animals found in Gatineau Park and speaks from that animal’s point of view.  Dynamic, structured conversations revealed the issues that affect the health of all Park animals, as well as the many ways in which they are linked together.  The aim of the activity was to convey the environmental values of conservation and protection of nature and wildlife. The students learned how human beings help to maintain a healthy, ecologically balanced habitat for all living beings.

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In Language, after a final edit, the students will publish their dream paragraphs.  The students will also be given the outline for their next booktalk.  Your child should be reading their chosen book so they can confidently talk about the book to their peers.

In Math, the students will be exploring patterns involving shapes and numbers.  Patterns are used in math to help solve problems.  Much of your child’s later number learning, such as multiplication, will be easier if he/she can recognize patterns. The goal will be for your child to recognize, extend, create, and describe shape patterns and number sequences.  

In science, the students created a healthy menu for a day.  The students are aware of the 4 food groups and the foods that help to keep their body systems healthy.  In keeping with a healthy lifestyle the junior division will be taking in a junior 67s hockey game on Wednesday.  It will be a fun event watching elite athletes compete in their chosen sport.  Go 67s!

A reminder that Friday is a PD day so there will be no school for the students.

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Have a great week!

Together Everyone Achieves More!

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St. Anthony Connects – The week of November 7 – 11

St. Anthony This week

Monday, November 7

Office Hours Rec Link Mondays 9:00 – 3:00PM 

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Tuesday, November 8

Lunch Lady in Today!

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Goodlife Fitness – Ms Troccoli – 12:50 PM

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Wednesday, November 9

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Y Kids Academy – Grade 6 8:30 AM

Goodlife Fitness – Grade 3 Ms Manzoli – 2:00 PM

Thursday, November 10

Girls Volleyball Tournament – Ms Myers going.  St. George School

Parent Teacher interviews 3:30 – 8:00 PM 

Friday, November 11

Remembrance Day Assembly – 10:30 – GYM

Swimming at Plant Bath grade 5/6 class

NAC Production Slumberland this Friday!

The performance is 55 minutes long and starts at 12 :45 pm.

Slumberland is a breathtaking film-like musical journey into the world of dreams where anything is possible. Inspired by children’s imaginations and experiences, two talented musicians and a filmmaker light up the night where everything is different, funny, and unexpected. This theatrical student matinee experience is sure to inspire fascinating discussions with your students around sleep, night, imagination, and our dreams.

Goodlife Fitness M Chartrand’s class 2:20PM

Teacher Notes for this Week

Kindergarten News for November 7-11

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We had an interesting fun-filled week in Kindergarten!  Starting our week with Halloween set the tone for many great things to happen!  The students enjoyed wearing their costumes and parading through the entire school, stopping in each classroom.  We listened to some fun Halloween songs, we ate oranges and raisins as a healthy orange and black snack!  The students decorated an orange slice and used raisins to make a face!
We have been busy writing our names and practicing some sight words in SK.  We are retelling our stories of “Polar Bear, Polar Bear What Do You Hear” and “Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See” using story props of the animals.  We made self-portraits, had a visit from Ms. Lucy from the Rosary Program, played with slime, and had many gym visits.  Check out the photos for the highlights of the week!!
This week we will prepare our students for the Remembrance Day Ceremony on Friday in the gym.  We will listen to stories about peace, we will make a wreath to share at the ceremony and use photos of peacekeepers to understand why this is such an important day in the lives of all Canadians.  We will have poppies available for each child to wear on Friday.

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We look forward to our Parent-Teacher Interviews being held in Room 7 and Room 9 on Thursday, November 10, 2016 from 3:00pm – 8:00pm.  Thank you for returning the interview sheet that confirms your 10 minute interview!  Have a great week!!
The Kindergarten Team!

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Before & After school Program

We had a very busy month in October.  The children actively participated in all of the indoor and outdoor activities.  It was great to see the children engaged and having fun with nature.  Hopefully, we can enjoy it as long as possible. 

We made a beautiful ‘Thankful Tree’ on the wall outside room 27.  We realized we have so much to be thankful for.   We should appreciate what we have all the time, and not only during Thanksgiving.

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Halloween

For Halloween, the children made a Halloween poster and a Q-tip skeleton.  All the children participated in making a paper mache pumpkin, too.  We had a Halloween party on October 31st

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November 18th  PD Day

Our full day runs from 7 am to 6 pm in room 27.  This PD day, we will have a Physical Activities Day.  We will play a few sports as well as learn about the rules of the games throughout the day. 

 

Reminders

  • We spend a lot of time outside after school. Please ensure that your child(ren) is(are) dressed appropriately for the  
  • The children started to create a webbing chart for activity ideas they would like to do during the EDP hours.

 

 

Grade One-Two News Ms Myers

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The “Wonderful Ones” and “Terrific Twos” enjoyed their Halloween fun last Monday. We took the opportunity to create a class book based on one of our favourite Halloween stories. The children also put their estimating skills to the test trying to figure out how many candy corn treats were in our estimating jar! In the coming week our language work will include practicing strategies that good readers use when they encounter words they don’t know. In math, we will work on sorting and patterning. This Friday morning, November 11th, we will observe Remembrance Day as a school community. In the afternoon we look forward to seeing a matinee performance of “Slumberland,” sponsored by the NAC. Permission forms for this trip will go home on Monday. Please return the form as promptly as possible. Thank you to all those families who have returned their child’s report card envelope along with the signed portion of the progress report.  Our interviews will take place on Thursday, November 10th. I will send home a note confirming our meeting time on Tuesday.  If you are unable to keep your scheduled time, please don’t hesitate to contact me to make other arrangements. Looking forward to another busy week with the “Wonderful Ones” and “Terrific Twos!”

 Ms Moga’s GradeTwo-three class news

Date: November 7-11

Reminders: Thursday evening- Parent/Teacher Interviews

Friday– Remembrance Day & Slumberland Performance

Writing-  This week, we’re discussing the features of a poster, which is part of the media literacy curriculum. Students will create their own Remembrance Day posters to be displayed around the school for Veterans Week leading up to Remembrance Day on Friday.

Reading- We continue to make connections to our class read-alouds. This week we will focus on text-to-world connections. This is when something we read reminds of us of something going on in the world. I have chosen some books that touch on environmental issues as I think this is a topic that most of the students are aware of and will be able to connect to.
Math- We are continuing our patterning unit. This week we will focus on extending growing patterns as well as using a pattern table or chart to help organize information to make growing patterns.
Science- This week we will discuss metamorphosis.
Religion- We will begin learning about the seven sacraments.
Art- We will make poppies to decorate the gym for our Remembrance Day assembly.

Have a great week!
Ms. Moga

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Mrs. Rupnik’s Primary Language Class

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This upcoming week, we will focus on a new ‘thinkmark’ called connections. Students will read and make connections to better understand stories. An example of a text-to-self connection might be, “This story reminds me of a friend that I play with on the weekend. She is kind and nice to me.”  Parent-teacher interviews will take place on Thursday, November 10th. The interview is very important in that it allows us to review your child’s progress and talk about next steps. Please continue to support your child at home with the November homework calendar. When you support your children’s homework routine, you help them do better at school.

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M Girard’s French Classes

2/3e Français oral : en deltaplane (jumeler des images avec un texte enregistré), téléfrançais 9

Lecture : «Nous retournons sur la terre (Apollo 11)»(repérage et mots-clés)

Français écrit : «En orbite» (identifier les continents)

3e Études Sociales : phrases «agricoles» à démêler , différencier communautés urbaine et rurale (plan et légende), vidéo «l’Ontario 1» (les régions), le tourisme dans les grandes villes de l’Ontario

5/6e Immersion

Français Oral : 4 poèmes à présenter (mardi, 8 novembre)

Français lecture : le royaume p.39 à 42 et compréhension

Études Sociales : le château-fort

Musique : suite folklorique en sol majeur (1ere partie)

Sciences : liste du matériel requis pour une expérience scientifique (volume Eurêka !)

Ms Troccoli’s Grade Four-Five Class

Nov. 7 – Nov. 11

Mrs. Troccoli’s Grade 4/5 Team News

The Grade 4/5 Team continues to work together to reach new heights!

November is off to a wonderful start and the wonderful weather has given everyone an extra jump in their step!
In Math we continue working with larger numbers to solve real life inquiries using addition and subtraction calculations.  We have also been using money amounts in our calculations.  Have your child practice these concepts by calculating the cost of items you buy when shopping or the change you will receive after you pay. The students will be tested on these concepts on Monday.  Students should also continue to practice their multiplication facts which will help in all strands of the math curriculum.

In Language Arts, the students had our first visit of the year from Mr. Moleski.  He taught them all the tools available with the read and write app.  The students used Read and Write to practice summarizing an article from the Teaching Kids News website.  Ask your child about the unique frog they read about. This week we will focus on Remembrance Day. The students will have opportunities to read, write and create using this important day as our focus.

I look forward to meeting with parents during our interview evening of November 10 at your scheduled time. The students are reminded to continue to be diligent in completing work to the best of their ability – only their best will do!

We continue to strengthen our team as we learn together!

Have a great week!

Together Everyone Achieves More!

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Our Caring grade 4/5 team won the caught you caring superstars back in October.
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Our Team enjoys reading with our kindergarten buddies. 
Ms Colaiacovo’s Grade five-six class

 

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With our week starting off on a Halloween sugar high, the grade 5/6 class continued a busy week of activities and learning. The students worked hard on completing assignments and tests in math and also continued the writing process for their Halloween stories. Grade 6 students researched information about invasive species in the Canadian context and we delighted to watch the final few monologue performances in drama.
The grade 6 students attended their third Y-Kids session and I am very proud to relay that other patrons at the YMCA commented on how polite and respectful our students are when they are there!   Inline image 2   
We welcome Mr. Bannan back to the class full-time for his six-week practicum experience period. The students and I are excited to have him with us for an extended period of time and look forward to benefitting from his expertise.
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Please refer to the Grade 5/6 November newsletter on the school website, or in your son or daughter’s Gmail drive, for dates of important events and activities in the coming month. 

Green Club News October 2016


The Green Club has continued to work hard this month. We have visited classrooms once every week to check if lights or Smartboard monitors have been left on when there is nobody in the classroom. This helps conserve energy in our school. We also continue with our weekly waste audits. We check compost bins, black recycle bins, and garbage cans for contamination. We indicate contamination with a “sad face” card or no contamination with a “happy face” card on the individual classroom pocket charts. If there was no contamination, a ‘Reducing Waste’ sign is posted on the door. This helps everyone to reduce waste.  


This month we also started our student-led assemblies for Wastefree Wednesdays. As you may already know, school lunches and snacks are a major source of waste and our landfills are reaching capacity. Helping children to pack a wastefree lunch or snack is just one way to learn to reduce, reuse, and recycle.  Wastefree Wednesdays encourage students to use recyclable/reusable containers in their lunches and snacks.  Once a month, each class has a draw and one student per class receives a small prize at our assembly for his/her environmental efforts.  Please help your child to pack wastefree lunches and snacks.

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Andrew Harvey, our Evergreen School Ground Design Consultant, spent 2 mornings working with Junior Green Club members to prepare our school grounds for the changing season. They mulched three new trees by the parking lot, one in the wooded area, and the Butter Nut tree by Willow Street. They also raked leaves from the new grass area, from the raised planter, as well as the paths through the wooded areas. Throughout the month of November, these students will continue to water the newly planted trees with Mr. Nixon and Mr. McGuire.

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We ended the month with making some pumpkin bird feeders- the perfect activity for all those post trick-or-treat pumpkins. A big thanks to Mrs. Draper for those extra mini-pumpkins! What a great way to get more use out of our harvest Halloween pumpkins!!! Hopefully these pumpkin bird feeders will attract little birds for us!

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St. Anthony Connects The Week of October 31 – November 4

St. Anthony This week

Monday, October 31

Halloween!!

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Rec Link helps children participate in recreation activities in our community Meet them at St. Anthony every Monday http://www.reclink.ca/ 9:00 – 3:00PM – Nahima Mohamed, Family Coordinator will be here all day Monday

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Tuesday, November 1

Lunch Lady deliver lunches to St. Anthony every Tuesday – sign up on-line

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Andrew Harvey visits St. Anthony School to work with selected Junior Green Club Students preparing our school grounds for winter

Wednesday, November 2

Y Kids Academy for Grade 6

Wastefree Wednesday

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Rosary schedule 2016-2017
every 1st Wednesday of the month

JK 8:30-8:50
SK 8:50-9:10
grade 1/2 12:15-12:40
grade 2/3 12:45-1:15
grade 3 9:15-9:45
grade 4/5 10:00-10:40
grade 5 10:40-11:15

 

Thursday, November 3

Progress Reports going home today

Friday, November 4

Pizza Day

Swimming at Plant Bath grade 5/6 class

St. Anthony Superstars

Our winners from last week - FDK 1

Our winners from last week – FDK 1

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Teacher Notes for the week

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Kindergarten News for October 31-November 4
Happy Halloween.  We wish all of our students a happy and safe Halloween!  We are having so much fun counting spiders, bats, pumpkins, and cats.  We have enjoyed having many real pumpkins in the room.  We are comparing, decorating, touching, weighing and asking many questions about pumpkins!  A great inquiry is happening on this subject!  We can not wait to carve many pumpkins on Monday!  
Counting and Number Recognition

Counting and Number Recognition

We enjoyed the story “Monster needs a Costume”.  We are making connections to this story using our own ideas!  Many students raise their hands to share their ideas and connections.  We encourage everyone to have an opportunity to speak in front of the whole class!  Students are learning to stay on topic and to share relevant ideas about their own personal connections to a story.  At home, you can say…”This Story reminds me of…..”  Or “I have a connection..”  When reading a bedtime story.  
A haunted house!

A haunted house!

In math, the students created their own Halloween patterns with stickers. They are also being introduced to the concept of weight by comparing the weight of a classmate to that of a large pumpkin. Some students measured their weight in a scale. 
In French, they are learning about the four food groups and what foods are in each group. This is part of the Healthy Eating curriculum. 
Please remember to send your child with a Halloween costume for our Halloween parade Monday morning.
Your child might request to include Halloween candy in their lunches. We ask that parents only include one treat in their lunch kits. 
Thank you for sending your child to school ready for the weather.  Hats, mitts, splash pants/snow pants and warm boots are needed as we spend 40 minutes at lunch and approx 20 minutes at the end of the day outside!!  
Congratulations to K1 class!  They are the St Anthony Superstars this week!  We love caring for others and hope it continues all year.  Our new theme is “I have Ideas” for November and December.  
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Ms Myers’ Grade One – Two class

Our trip to Valley View Farm was a great success!  The children enjoyed the feeding all the animals, finding their way through the corn maze, and choosing a pumpkin to take home. It was a great afternoon to enjoy the crisp autumn air!  Thank you to all those parents who were able to join us for this outing. We read a lot of pumpkin stories before going on our trip. Each one seemed to end with characters enjoying a pumpkin treat…so we felt we needed to do the same!  We made some delicious pumpkin muffins! The children enjoyed reading the recipe, measuring out all the ingredients, and stirring them altogether! The muffins were superb!   In the coming week there will be a few items to look for in your child’s backpack. A new homework calendar and November newsletter will go home early in the week (a reminder that copies of these items are also posted on the school website), as well, your child’s Progress Report will be sent home on Thursday.  As Remembrance Day approaches we will be talking about the importance of peace…in our classroom, our school community, and the world. In math we are working on the concepts of “more” and “less” (sometimes referred to as “greater than,” “less than”). At home have your child use their estimating skills to guess a number of objects (less than 100) and then count them out, checking to see if their estimate was more or less than the actual number. These kinds of activities help build your child’s understanding of quantity. Have a great week!

 

 

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Mrs. Rupnik’s Primary Language Class

We will begin the Halloween week with new word wall words and drawing faces on naturally sweet but low in sugar fruit to create Clementine Pumpkins. Please take some time to read our class newsletter and the food pamphlet called ‘Facts on Snacks’ I will send home on Monday. This pamphlet can help you plan healthy snacks for school. Keep in mind that our school supports wastefree snacks and lunches. The children will also finish sequencing pictures of the pumpkin life cycle and writing about Halloween using their five senses.  The new homework calendars will be sent home on Tuesday, November 1, 2016.

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Note: On Monday, October 31,students may wear appropriate Halloween costumes to school. Students can also decide to dress in black and orange. Have a happy and safe Halloween!

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Ms Moga’s Grade two-three class

What a great week in Grade 2/3 ! The students enjoyed our trip to Valleyview Farms; I think getting to take a pumpkin home was the overall favourite part of their trip. If you’re in the school, keep an eye on our bulletin board which will feature their recount writing about our trip to the farm.

Reading- We’re continuing to make connections while we read. Students will begin making text-to-text connections between two stories read-aloud in class. Making these types of connections helps students better understand what they have read, and also make predictions.

Math- We will continue our patterning unit. Students will learn about sorting by two attributes, as well as about growing patterns.

Science- We will investigate and explore Fish and Amphibians this week.

Religion- We are still working on our Digital Samaritan Unit. I am hoping to finish this unit by starting a “Good News” blog to be written by the students. I will provide more information about this as it gets started.

Have a great week!
Ms. Moga

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News from Mrs Manzoli’s Grade 3 class

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We begin this week with Halloween activities.  Monday will be filled with activities surrounding Halloween.  We will carve pumpkins, play Halloween games and share some treats.  Don’t forget to wear your costumes.  In order to stay safe please do not bring in any masks or accessories that might get in the way.   On Tuesday we participate in our last Friends for Life, we have truly learned so much from this program.  A huge thank you goes out to Kimberly and Leslie.

On Wednesday we begin our day with the praying of the rosary.  What a wonderful way to celebrate all saints day and all souls day (Nov. 1 & 2) .  We also have the pleasure to begin a new fitness program from Good Life Fitness.  On Thursday please be advised that progress reports will be coming home with the students. Parents will be contacted if your child is experiencing difficulty.  Out Papa Jack returns on Thursday.  Popcorn will be sold at 1$ a bag.  On Friday is again our pizza day.

Reminders:

  • Library book return on Wednesday
  • November Homework will be handed out this week
  • Dress warmly for the weather

M Girard’s French classes

2/3e Français oral : le bingo de la citrouille (les chiffres 1 à 100), revision des attributs des aviateurs/aviatrices

Lecture : «Le voyage d’Apollo 11»

3e Études Sociales : Qu’est-ce qu’une communauté urbaine? , différencier communautés urbaine et rurale (plan et légende), vidéo «l’Ontario 1» (les régions)

5/6e Immersion

Français Oral : 4 poèmes à préparer (prononciation/expression)

Français lecture : le royaume p.35 à 38

Français écrit : dictées à préparer; 5e  passé composé et 6e concordance des temps des verbes au passé composé et à l’imparfait (66 mots)

Études Sociales : le château-fort

Musique : révision des doigtés à la flûte à bec

Sciences : choix d’une expérience scientifique (volume Eurêka !)

Oct. 31 – Nov. 4

Mrs. Troccoli’s Grade 4/5 Team News

Happy Halloween!! It’s scary that it is already the last day of October!! I look forward to seeing all the creative costumes being worn by our team…should make for an interesting and exciting day.  We will use the Halloween theme to complete a variety of activities in math and language.

Every student presented their Booktalk last week.  It was our first talk of the year and the students stepped up and put forth a solid effort. It was wonderful to hear about all the great books the students are reading and how happy they were to share their joy of reading with their classmates. As we look ahead to our next Booktalk we will focus on getting more creative with our presentations, speaking with greater confidence and choosing the most important parts of the book, while making connections to enhance the presentations.  Look for the rubric coming home in your child’s homework duotang Monday. Please sign and have your child return the duotang with the completed homework to school by Friday.

In math, we continue to work with addition and subtraction using larger numbers.  We are also solving problems involving decimals and using money inquiries to help make real life connections.  We spent quality time practicing subtraction across zeros.  Many students find this skill quite challenging. Please have your child practice these skills as they are extremely important across all strands of the curriculum. For homework this week students are required to complete the addition and subtraction activities on Mathletics by Friday.

In, Language we will work to publish our Dream paragraphs.  We are learning to revise our writing to help make our ideas clearer and more interesting.  As well, we are editing our writing to make sure we have capital letters, proper punctuation in the right places and correct spelling. This will be helped with the use of the read and write app on the Chromebook.

We will welcome Mr. Moleski into our class on Wednesday. He comes from the board and will work with us to help us use all the tools on our Chromebook which will also enhance our writing.

The students look forward to reading with their kinder buddies every Wednesday.  Too cute!!

In Science, we had Gord Hunter from Destination Imagination join us to challenge our students. They worked cooperatively to complete 3-minute challenges. It was exciting to watch them work as a team to find success. 

The grade 4/5 Team were the proud winners of the superstars trophy for “Caught you Caring” the week of October 17th! Way to go Team!!

Have a great week!

Together Everyone Achieves More

Mrs. S. Troccoli

Congratulations to Mrs Colaiacovo's class for raising $350.00 to assist hurricane victims in Haiti!

Congratulations to Mrs Colaiacovo’s class for raising $350.00 to assist hurricane victims in Haiti!

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St. Anthony Connects – The week of October 24 – 28

Our latest team videos!

St. Anthony this week

Monday, October 24

 

Office Hours Reclink – 9:00 – 5:00 PM Mondays

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Nahima Mohamed,

Family Coordinator

OCH Foundation for Healthy Communities

Photo Retake Day

Grade 5/6 Bake Sale

Superstars Assembly – 2:15

Tuesday, October 25

Valleyview Farm Gr. 1,2 field trip

Wednesday, October 26

y-kidsY Kids Academy

Wastefree Wednesdays

Thursday, October 27

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Halloween Party 

HALLOWEEN PARTY! (Oct. 27, from 4pm to 5pm)

Dear Parents and Caregivers

On Thursday, October 27, we are hosting our annual Halloween party at St. Anthony Catholic School.  It will be hosted by the School Council and begins at 4:00pm.  Your child MUST be accompanied by a parent.  Your child will leave the school at 3:00 pm, as usual, and return with you at 4:00pm.  If your child attends the extended program, you can pick up your child at the program at 4:00pm and bring them to the party.

Children are invited to wear their Halloween costume to the party as there will be a costume parade.  The admission is $2.00 per adult and $1.00 per child.  This cost will help pay for the pumpkins and treats.

Please do not send any money to your child’s teacher.  It will be collected at the gym entrance.

See you Thursday!

Friday, October 28

Pizza Day

Swimming at Plant Bath grade 5/6 class

St. Anthony Superstars

 

Teacher Notes for this week

Kindergarten News for October 24-28, 2016

We are ready for a great week of learning in Kindergarten.  We have created new learning centers for patterning using natural materials.  Students are enjoying using leaves, sticks and rocks to create patterns.  They also love our Halloween patterning centers and are using pumpkins, bats, cats and ghosts.  We also started signing in everyday by writing our names.  We will be reading many Halloween stories this week and singing some Pumpkin songs!  

In Math, the students will be counting Halloween items to ten and work on number recognition to 10. With the items they have counted, they will be making a witch’s brew. 
In French, the students are sorting fruits and vegetables. This week they will be introduced to the sentence Je mange …. (I eat …) and asked to finish the sentence with a fruit or vegetable.
The Kindergarten students are invited to wear their costumes to school on MondayOctober 31.  The students will have the opportunity to tour the school in their costumes in the morning. Please refrain from sending any toy guns/swords to school. If needed, please send a change of clothing as the students will most likely want to wear their normal clothes for the remainder of the day.

Monday is Photo Retake Day.  Please let us know if you would like a retake done.  We will also have an Assembly for our new Catholic Graduate Expectation called “I have ideas”. We will be celebrating our waste-free Winners and our school sport teams!
Thursday we will have a Halloween Party at 4:00pm.  Our parent council will be putting on this great event.  All families welcome!  

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Ms Myers Grade 1-2 class

The season of autumn has provided us with many learning opportunities!  In science we have been inquiring about seasonal changes and the impact they have on living things. We read the story Possum’s Harvest Moon. Ask your child to tell you about this wonderful story – and some of the great “WOW” words they learned such as “harvest” and “snug!” On Monday we will work with Mrs. Manzoli’s Grade 3 class to present our next Catholic Graduate Expectation to the school – “I Have Ideas.” We will be considering things like: I have thoughts and opinions that matter; I share my ideas and respect those of others; I use my ideas to bring about positive change the way Jesus would want me to. On Tuesday we look forward to our trip to Valley View Farm! We hope to see pumpkins growing in the fields, visit some of the farm animals, and go for a wagon ride. Please ensure your child is dressed for the weather and has a healthy lunch packed for the day. It would be great if school t-shirts could be worn on this day. The Halloween party, hosted by St. Anthony’s Parent Council, will be held on Thursday, Oct. 27th in the gym from4:00-5:00 p.m. Parents must accompany their children to this event.  A reminder that October monthly homework is due back to school on Wednesday! We are looking forward to another busy week in Grade 1/2!

Ms Moga grade 2-3 class

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Reminders: Tuesday Oct. 25– Field trip to Valleyview Farm
         Friday Oct. 28– Pizza Day

Positive Notes- you may notice a coloured piece of paper in your child’s agenda- these are my way of communicating something positive I noticed in class. Look for them every now and then and ask your child why he/she received it!

Writing-  The students have finished their Terry Fox Walk recounts. They will write one more recount this week about our trip to Valleyview Farm.

Reading- The students enjoyed sharing their text-to-self connections throughout our read-alouds. They made fantastic connections that demonstrated their understanding of the story and not just surface connections or coincidences. We will continue to practice making and discussing text-to-self connections this week.
Math- We wrapped up our Money unit by playing games that had the students counting coins and showing money amounts with different coins. I strongly encourage you to practice counting money with your child at home- it is a tricky skill to master. We will touch upon it again during our Addition and Subtraction unit. This week, we will move onto our Patterning unit.Science- The students enjoyed learning about insects. Ask your child about the identifying characteristics of an insect! This week, we will investigate reptiles.

Religion- We will continue with the Digital Samaritan Unit.  We will discuss being part of an online community.

Have a great week!

Ms. Moga

Mrs. Rupnik’s Primary Language Class

This week, I will begin showing the children how ‘think-marks’ work.  ‘Think-marks’ involves stopping while reading and thinking about the story on a deeper level. Students will learn to use post-it notes to record their thinking when reading.  This allows us to talk about our thinking and to better understand the stories we read.

Remember to give your child chances to reread (listen to) the same story many times at home. This is the key to successful reading. To enhance comprehension, here are some questions you can ask your child.

  • What is the title of the book?

  • What do you think will happen next?

  • What is the problem in the book?

  • What do you want to learn?

  • When you were reading this part, what were you picturing in your head?

  • Describe the setting of the story.

  • Describe how a character changed throughout the book.

  • Tell about a part that you liked or disliked and tell why.

  • Does this book remind you of other books?

Our grade three graduates of the swim to survive program - congratulations everyone!!

Our grade three graduates of the swim to survive program – congratulations everyone!!

M. Chartrand Classes

Our grade 4/5 visit to the Canadian Museum of History was a complete success.  Progress reports will be going home next week.  The Parents have planned a great Halloween Party at 4:00 on Thursday, October 27th.  All are welcome!!!

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En français:

Lecture / Reading:  We are continuing to work on the sound “i” and “ch”.  We are reading the comptine “Mimi la souris” et “La Chouette blanche”.  Please continue to practice the word wall words at home.  If you need an extra copy, please let me know.  The words this week are:

regarde (look)   jour (day)    chaud (hot)  école (school)    j’aime (I like/love)

With a focus on Autumn and Halloween, the class is reading “l’Halloween de Maria” and the grade 2’s are also reading “Les animaux du Canada”.  

 

Writing:   We are beginning to write sentences this week with the verbs:  J’ai and J’aime.

Ex.:  J’aime ma famille.  J’aime l’école.  J’aime les animaux.

        J’ai 1 frère et une soeur.  J’ai un chien.

We have been also learning some Halloween thematic vocabulary such as:  socière, fantôme, bonbon, maison hantée, chat noir, etc… and we have also talked about which costume they will be wearing.  This week, we will describe our Halloween costumes.

Oral:   Students will continue to be presenting themselves in front of the class.  Some students can already answer all of these questions:  Comment t’appelles-tu?  Es-tu un garçon ou une fille?  Quel âge as-tu?  Quand est ta fête?  Où habites-tu?  Quel est ton numéro de téléphone?  Décris ta famille.  They will also describe their Halloween costumes.

 

In social studies, we are continuing to work on mapping concepts.  We will talk about Canadian symbols, animals and our flag.  Then we will focus on different countries in the world.

 

4ième/5ièmeannée (français Immersion)

In French, our word wall words are:

au moins          ainsi           plein de                 attendre     aller           repas

We are continuing to focus on the sound “in,im,ain,ein,aim” this week.  Please continue practicing using these words at home.  The word wall words are a great success.  We use them as much as possible in our daily conversations and all students are understanding their meaning.  We are finishing our “Au Restaurant” unit this week.  The skits/plays are due this Friday.  Some groups are finished a week early and have begun to memorize their lines and are beginning to collect and organize props.

In writing:

With all the activities last week, we did not have the time to work on the  explanatory writing about their favorite restaurant.  Students will pick a restaurant and explain why it is their favorite place to eat.

In Reading:

We will go to the library on Monday.  We will read our books, “Les Animaux, Les Animaux” in our reading groups.   Books will be given to each group to practice at home and at school.

4/5th grade (Science)

En Science,  students have created beautiful food chains.  Now they will study the role of each animal in the food chain.  We have watched a video:  weloveanimals.me/released-14-wolves-park-no-one-prepared-unbelievable-nature11/.  We have studied an example of a trophic cascade in Yellowstone natural park.  Now we will study them in their food chains.  We will focus on Behavioural and Physical changes of animals in different habitats.  Our unit test is next Thursday.  I will have a study guide ready by Friday on their Google Drive and a hard copy sent home.

 

4/5th grade (Sciences Sociales)

En Social Studies, the focus has changed to the physiographic regions, biomes and ecosystems of Canada.  We will finish our passports this week and now discuss each regions and its ressources.

Thanks,

M. Chartrand

M. Girard French Classes

2/3e Lecture : «Le fantôme de l’Halloween»

Études Sociales : Qu’est-ce qu’une communauté urbaine ?, situer 11 villes ontariennes sur la carte de la province, plan de ville et légende

3e Études Sociales : Qu’est-ce qu’une communauté agricole ? , phrases à compléter (feuille 11), situer la péninsule du Niagara sur une carte, vidéo «l’agriculture en Ontario 1»  

5/6e Immersion

Français Oral : 4 poèmes à préparer (prononciation/expression)

Français lecture : le royaume p.30 à 34, choix d’une expérience scientifique (suite)

Français écrit : dictées 5e et 6e (mardi, 25 octobre)

Études Sociales : les étapes pour devenir chevalier (suite)

Danse : présentation de la tâche finale (pièce  «Fanfare for the Common Man» -Aaron Copeland) et évaluation

Sciences : les propriétés de l’air chaud (Eurêka p.11 et feuillet 3)

Education Physique : test final sur les techniques de marathon (Fun 2 Run)

Students went shopping during math inquiry...

Students went shopping during math inquiry…

Oct. 24 – Oct. 28

Mrs. Troccoli’s Grade 4/5 Team News

We are starting the week with photo retake day and a bake sale organized by the grade 5/6 class to raise money in support of the devastating Hurricane that hit Haiti. Have your child bring in money to enjoy a treat while they support a  great cause.

Students went shopping during math inquiry...

Students went shopping during math inquiry…

The junior division enjoyed a wonderful field trip to the Museum of Nature.  We all learned lots about the Native Americans and the lives they lived. We participated in hands on workshops that included items from the first inhabitants of Canada.   

 

In Language, the students have completed posters and slide presentations about Digital Citizenship.  As well, they are crafting a paragraph about their dream for their future.  We are working to write a good paragraph with a topic sentence, details and a strong conclusion.  The students are using the read and write app on their chromebooks to help edit their final draft before printing.

 

In math, the students used a variety of addition strategies to solve problems with larger numbers.  The students also worked cooperatively to solve an inquiry that required them to go shopping with a given amount of money, using store flyers, to determine the total cost and the change they would receive in return. Have your child help estimate and calculate the cost of items you buy when you go shopping.

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In science, my students have been learning about the human body. They are currently creating a healthy menu for a day while incorporating the 4 food groups.

 

Monday we will begin presenting our book talks.  The students have had plenty of time to prepare. We are looking forward to hearing all about  the great books the students have been reading.

 

Our Goodlife fitness instructor, Stacy,  will be back on Tuesday for another active gym class. Students are reminded to bring their library books back to school on Wednesdays.

Thank you for your continued support. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to send a note in your child’s “Reminder” book or contact me at the school.

Have a great week!

Together Everyone Achieves More

Mrs. S. Troccoli

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Mrs Colaiacovo’s grade 5-6 news

The grade 5/6 class, in an effort to mobilize the OCSB new spiritual theme, “Sent to be the good news”, will be hosting a bake sale on Monday, October 24, 2016. The students have decided that this will be an effective way to reach out in solidarity to the global community and more specifically, to the relief fund for the people of Haiti as they recover from the devastation caused by hurricane Matthew.

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Grade 5/6 continues with our busy schedule of curricular and extracurricular activities. We were able to finish the book talk presentations this week and I was very impressed with the enthusiasm and creativity of many of the students’ delivery. Students also worked to finish up their Digital Citizenship presentations and I look forward to seeing those in the coming week. All of us enjoyed the visit to the Canadian Museum of History on Tuesday. Mrs. Troccoli and I both remarked that we, too,  learned a lot during the workshops were provided to our classes!

The girls and boys Gaelic football teams both performed with passion and sportsmanship and represented our school in a big way on Wednesday in the lovely, warm sunshine and on Thursday in the rain! The grade 6 girls began their Go Girls group on Thursday and by all accounts, everyone is enjoying this opportunity.

We begin the week with our bake sale on Monday morning to raise funds for the Haitian Hurricane Matthew relief fund. Thanks, in advance, for your contributions to this effort. This week we will also continue with the YKids Academy and students are reminded to bring their workbooks and YKids t-shirts with them.

Students arriving late to school are not only disrupting their own learning, but of the entire class. Students and parents are reminded of the importance of consistent and timely attendance at school, as most prepare to move on to the intermediate panel next year.

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