May Learning Update

Here is what we are up to in 2 “O”….

Math…Addition and Subtraction to 100.   Wow have these kids blown me away with how much they remember from our addition and subtraction to 20 unit.  They are using many strategies already to help them find the sums of single and two digit numbers.


Writer’s Workshop:  We are finishing up our poetry unit by writing poems and are using juicy words in the process.

Reader’s Workshop:  We are practicing determining importance while reading non-fiction text to find the answers to our questions during our weekly explore time as well as continuing to make tracks of our thinking during reader’s workshop on our sticky notes.

Buddy Reading…

Every morning we find our buddy that we are matched up with for the month and re-read them our green bag book.  We use this time to build our fluency which we are becoming amazing at!  There is not a “robot reader” to be found:)

Science…We have explored oil spills and created Oobleck in our liquids and solids unit and will start our last unit on air and water in the next few weeks.

Social…Next up on our list is to examine what Dalmeny looked like in the past and compare it to how it looks now.

Phys Ed…We are becoming basketball superstars!

Thanks for reading:)

Ms. O

May Events

Good Morning:)

Here are some important dates to note…

May 4th…Star Wars/Space Dress-up Day

May 12th….Mother’s Day Poetry Coffee House 2:00pm (please let me know if you are able to attend)

May 19th….No School (Teacher Prep)

May 22nd…No School (Victoria Day)

May 25th…Family Appreciation BBQ (more details to come)

Learning Update to follow…

Learning Update!

Here is what we are up to in 2 “O”…

Math…finishing up our measurement unit and will begin addition and subtraction to 100 after spring break.

Reader’s Workshop…determining importance and non-fiction text features through research.  Thinking while we read…tying all of our comprehension strategies together.

Writer’s Workshop…editing our piece of writing that we are the most proud of for that month and creating a good copy.  Adding juicy words and details.  Using proper mechanics and spelling.

Exploring…liquids and solids investigations followed by looking into the history of Dalmeny.

Genious Hour…we pick a topic once a week and spend 2 periods working on our topic. First we explain why we chose that topic. Next we activate our schema and write down what we already know about our topic.  Then we think of at least 3 questions that we want to find out.  After that we read to find those important answers or infer what the answers might be.  Finally, we write our new learning into a complete paragraph.  Our next step will be to present our paragraph in front of our class.  We have been enjoying taking our learning into the library on Thursday afternoons!

Health…is a constant discussion in our class about “filling buckets’, being safe and healthy inside and outside of our classroom.

Thank you for reading:)

2 “O”

April Events

Good Morning!

Here are some important dates to note for April…

12…Rafiki Bracelet order forms and money due. (Note with information and the order form came home yesterday.  Please let me know if you did not receive it).

13…Hat/Easter Bonnet Day

14…Last day of school before spring break

19…Eira’s Birthday

24…First day back to school after spring break

25…Hunter’s Birthday

That’s all for now!

Ms. O

Away today and tomorrow:(

Good morning!

I am already away tomorrow for the last day of my professional development course that I have been taking over this past school year and now I have to be away today too.  My daycare and my grandma backup are both down with the flu.  I am so disappointed because of course this means that I will miss the Spring Fling dress rehearsal this morning too and I am so sad to have to miss seeing our classmates perform.  Please tell the kids that I will miss them, but these things happen and I am counting on them to help out our guest teacher and make them feel welcome and special.

Thank you for your understanding!

Ms. O



2 O info for March

Hello everyone!

Sorry for the delay!  Here are some dates to note for the rest of the month…

March 10…hot lunch and Fun Friday (the kids have filled another party chain, so we will be enjoying a morning of different games and activities. We will be watching “Storks” in the afternoon and the kids are invited to bring a dry snack to go along with it.

March 17th…Dress in green for St. Patrick’s Day…Progress Reports go home.

March 22 and 23rd…P/S/T interviews..(by request).  Please let me know if you would like to attend and I will be in touch with those that I would like to see shortly.

March 24th…Prep Day.

March 27th…No School…Day in Lieu.

Enjoy your evening and stay warm!

Ms. O

Welcome Back

Hi everyone!

Just like that holidays are over and we are back at it tomorrow.  Please remember to send skates and helmets for tomorrow afternoon.  We will be at the rink from 1:05ish to 1:45ish.

As you know…I sent home the kids’ binders before the break.  If you could send them back empty tomorrow I would greatly appreciate it.  I want to try a portfolio style binder that will come home monthly with work samples.  My hope is that this will help you to see how your child is doing on a regular basis.

Looking forward to seeing those little faces tomorrow!!!

Ms. O

Monday Events…

Our skating time on Monday will be at 1:45 instead of 1.

It will also be day 1 of our SCC fundraiser “Kidnap My Teacher”. Please clean out your loose change and send as many nickels as you have!!! The winning class at the end of the week will celebrate with a party, while their poor teacher will be “kidnapped” for an hour…so sad:)

Dress in your superhero best on Monday to gain points for your house league team!

Have a wonderful weekend:)


Names for valentine’s

Hi everyone!

Here are the first names of everyone in our class for valentine cards if you wish to send them…

Gretta, Caira, Jaxon, Dylan, Evian, Gabriel, Kael, Hunter, Liam, Preston, Colby, Luke, Violet, Ara, Piper, Addisyn, Brooklyn, Marcus, Eira, Ryder

Enjoy your evening:)

Ms. O