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Prefixes and Suffixes – ‘pre-‘ and ‘-er’

After spending a lot of time on spelling rules, we are now starting to take our writing a to a new level, leading us to breaking down words to understand what they mean and where they come from. Words are so interesting when you really stop and look at them! Today we started this off […]

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Wants and Needs

Over the next little bit, we are going to start really looking at the wants and needs of both individuals as well as communities. Over the weekend, talk with your parents about what is a need? What is a want? Or the challenge, what does it mean to value something? Challenge: What are some needs for you and your […]

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Parent Volunteer Help!!

As Rocky View just introduced a new emailing system (don’t worry… still the same email!), I seem to have lost my 2Plett parent email group. I needed to send an email out, so in the meantime until I can recreate a new parent email group, I will just have to settle with the blog! I […]

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Community Conversations

On Thursday during our Professional Learning day, I went to a session to learn about literacy. Miriam Trehearne, the speaker, mentioned something very interesting: no matter if someone can’t read or write, everyone has oral language or can communicate in some way. However, in our world and communities right now in an age of texting, […]

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Parts of a Community

Over the next little while, we are going to start to look at how communities are organized, as well as comparing communities today with communities of the past. Here is our start up brainstorming conversation…. and this is ALL the kids ideas of what they know is part of a community! My kids are so […]

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Silly Starters

Cassie chose to do Silly Starters in Work on Writing today, and these are just a couple that she came up with. I personally found them HILARIOUS so we thought we would share it for fun on the blog!

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International Women’s Day

Today we talked about International Womens’ Day, since we missed talking about it yesterday! We have learned before that in some countries around the world, there are many young girls who are not allowed to go to school. A little while ago, we heard from a lady on We Day who told us about a […]

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Types of Boats

We have started learning about boats and buoyancy and had a great time exploring through the inquiry centres last week with Ms. Boyd’s class. Today we talked about digital citizenship and responsibility when using the internet as we are going to begin learning how to research topics online. These are 4 areas that parents should […]

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Float Your Boat!!

Yesterday we explored floating, buoyancy, density, loads, shapes, floaters, and sinkers in centres with Ms. Boyd’s class! Shout out to Mrs. Seabrook for staying late to help us out! We learned lots and had so much fun learning. Today, we took what we learned and entered the challenge to see who could make the best boat that […]

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March/April Newsletter

Please read all the details and updates in the March/April Newsletter to be up-to-date of all the happenings at Ralph McCall!

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