March 1: Conference Manager Opens today!
March 7: Report Cards come home!
March 10 Celebration of Learning night 5:30-7:00PM/ conference manager closes today
March 10-Hot Lunch Orders due-please use ONLY school cash online
March 11 No classes P/T interviews
March 21 Fieldtrip to Galt Museum @10:50
March 22: Hot Lunch day
March 24: Fancy Dress Up day!
March 25: Good Friday: no classes
|Pink Shirt Day sparkles!|
Feb 29-Mar 4 fly from going give had
March 7-10 has her him his
March 14-18 how just let know live
March 21-25 once may old of
|Our class has been all about Magic Tricks and Riddles lately! I think they must KNOW that fairy tales are coming soon and that every fairy tale has a magical element! This little guy started it all!|
Report cards will be coming home on Monday March 7. We are having a Celebration of Learning on Thursday March 10 from 5:30-7:00pm. This will be a drop in evening where your child can show what they know and update you on their latest projects and progress! Hope to see you there! Sign up using
Conference Mangager How To!
Step 1 – You can Pre-Register at https://mikemountain.schoolsoft.ca (DO NOT include “www” in the url) You can set up a Parent Account by following the link below. Click the REGISTER NOW button and complete the registration form. Your login credentials (email and password) will remain in the system to make it easy to access the Conference Manager in the future. If you pre-registered in November 2015, you do not need to do so again. Please note that in order to enhance functionality and security, the Conference Manager requires you to use Internet Explorer 7 (or above), Firefox 3 (or above) or Safari 4 (or above). If you are using an older browser, the Conference Manager will automatically prompt you to update your browser and provide you with a link. This is a one-time process and only takes a couple of minutes. In order to ensure that your email program does not block emails sent from the Conference Manager, we suggest adding email@example.com to your address book.
Step 2 – Conference Manager Opens to Parents – Tuesday, March 1 at 6:00 am. You can access the Parent Login Page using the link in the Confirmation Email. If you do not receive a Confirmation Email, you can login by going directly to https://mikemoutain.schoolsoft.ca.
Step 3 – Book your Time at the “Celebration of Learning/Parent Teacher Interview” Select the teachers of the classrooms you want to visit. You will see each teacher’s schedule. After booking your appointments you can print off your schedule. You will also receive an email containing the teacher name, time and location of the visit. You can log into the system at any time to view your bookings, print, cancel or re-schedule your “Celebration of Learning” time. You have the option of submitting comments or questions to the teacher as part of the booking process. If you do not have Internet access, you are welcome to contact the office and we will schedule your conferences on your behalf. If you have any questions or need assistance, please feel free to contact the school at 403-381-2211.
We are diving into our building unit in science and the kids are starting to use terms like materials, tools, and fasteners! Each project we build is designed to help the children choose materials wisely and understand that everything they make has a purpose and a function. This unit ties together nicely with our Fairytale unit as we will test our bridges to see if they can support the weight of the 3 Billy Goats Gruff and will see if our houses from the Three Little Pigs can withstand an earthquake or windstorm! The kids are encouraged to talk about their projects afterward and decide what materials worked best and what designs they would modify and try again. A huge thank you to everyone who has collected and sent building materials!
|Bought this book last summer in Montana! Can't wait to read it to the kids!|
We have so many things to do and learn this month and they all revolve around Fairytales. We are starting out with Rapunzel and Three Billy Goats and will be meeting The Three Little Pigs plus a few more over the next few weeks. The kids will be writing some fairytales of their own and our focus is making sure we have all story elements character, setting, problem and solution!
Once we finish Doubles Facts, our new unit in Math is Geometry which ties in nicely with our Science Building and LA Fairytales! One of the big ideas in the geometry unit is that 2D items are called shapes and 3D items are called objects. The kids learn to use geometrical language and to describe, sort, and compare both 2D shapes and 3D objects. And of course, we get to build by replicating a design that is given and by problem solving the best way to fit pieces together. And of course we continue to reinforce the basic skills of number operation and number sense every day during our morning calendar time.
We will be heading to the Galt Museum on Monday March 21 for the Blackfoot Peoples Voices Program which starts at 10:50. Busses are provided so parent drivers will not be requested, however if you would like to meet us their or ride on the bus with us to help supervise and join your child for the presentation please send me a quick email. :)
That's all folks! Thanks for reading all the way to the end! Hard copies coming home tomorrow! Also, a big thank you to all our reading volunteers, snack moms, and special day helpers! You are so appreciated!