October Newsletter 2005
Rama Central P.S., Rm. 104
We are very pleased
at how quickly the children have adjusted to the new school year and to the
Thank you for your
support of the agenda. Its continued
use will form part of your child’s grade for
One of the most effective ways you can help your child to become literate is to share books with him/her regularly (every night is ideal). Library book exchange is on Wednesdays. Some students are returning their classroom-to-home reading bags frequently, but forgetting to exchange their books. Mrs. Canfield (Educational Assistant) and I will be renewing our efforts to ensure that students remember to do so. Grade One students should be exchanging their classroom books almost every day; the frequency for Grade Two students depends upon the length of books chosen (i.e. “chapter books” may take several nights to read).
Most students have
completed all the weekly homework assignments to date. However, a few students (and their parents)
have not chosen to make homework a priority.
Developing a good attitude and good habits, regarding homework, is
extremely important for four reasons:
homework reinforces the learning we are doing in class; homework
provides you with insights into what your child is studying, at a given time;
homework will become an increasingly important learning tool, as your child
progresses through Elementary and Secondary (and Post-Secondary) education;
homework habits are reflected in the
Literacy Program” is in full swing. It
has many interrelated component parts:
guided reading, shared reading, independent reading, guided writing,
modeled writing, independent writing (which includes personal journal
writing), spelling, phonics and printing.
In Math, we have completed our first patterning unit. We are now involved with units entitled
Exploring Number (Grade One) and Number to 50 (Grade 2). In Science, we are examining the
characteristics and needs of living things.
Grade One students from our room are joining Mrs. Hartley and her
Grade One class, for Science. I am
If your child plans to purchase milk, hot dogs, pizza or ice cream, please have him/her store the money in his/her lunch bag, so it doesn’t go astray and is readily available when needed. Pizza is $1.75 per slice this year (the price quoted in School Newsletter #1 was an error).
Please don’t hesitate to contact me, if you have any questions or concerns.