Archive forSeptember, 2014

For the parents…

I came across this video that a friend shared on facebook and wanted to pass it on to you, the parents! Spending quality, focused time reading with your child not only benefits their language and literacy skills, but also builds those deep bonds between you and your child through giving them the greatest gift you […]

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Sept/Oct Newsletter

Please read through each section of the newsletter as there is valuable and helpful information! Just one correction to be aware of: it says that School Fees are due on Sept. 12. Well that happens to be today, and that also happens to be incorrect. I believe fees are due in early October, but I […]

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Blog Menu Update!

I often am asked by parents how to best help their child when it comes to reading. The main thing is to sit and read with your child…. no matter how busy you are or how many times you have read the same book! Under the Menu option: Help at Home, check out the newly […]

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Let’s meet our communities…

Today we looked at pictures from 3 different communities. The students brainstormed their observations, wonders/questions, and their guesses on where each place was. They had some great thoughts! I haven’t spilled the beans yet on what the communities, but I’m curious if anyone has anymore ideas/wonders/observations that they would like to add. All of the […]

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Sept. 11/14

1) If you are interested, Mom’s Pantry form is due September 18 2) Please complete and return all the first day forms and the envelopes as soon as possible. Please make sure that all sections are completed and any necessary signatures included so we don’t have to send them back! Thanks! 3) This didn’t make […]

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Patterns

Today we talked about patterns that we see, experience, know in our lives. We brainstormed all of our ideas together in a mindmap –> Red indicates the ideas we first had & Green indicates the patterns we saw in our Pattern Hunt around the school. I took a picture and am just waiting to receive […]

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September 4/14

1) Please fill out all the First Day forms and return in the envelope by Monday, September 8. 2) Mom’s Pantry form 3) Have a conversation with your child about what their name means and where it came from. Please leave a comment on the “What does your name mean?” blog post and we will […]

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What does your name mean?

Today we read a book called “The Name Jar” about a little girl from Korea who had a different name than kids in America (or Canada) have. The kids in the story learned that her name had a special meaning and was specially chosen just for her! For homework tonight, the students in 2P are […]

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We’re back!!

Welcome to a new school year at Ralph McCall! Thank you to those who came in to say hi on Friday at the Open House. It was great to meet some of the students and the families supporting them. I am so excited to kick off another year of Grade 2, but this time in […]

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