Monthly Archives: April 2013

Help with the i-pads

Hello Division 19,

Today we will be using the i-pads so that we can listen to reading.  We will using the i-pads from 12:15-1:00.  It takes a long time to put the i-pads away and if I could have some extra hands that would be great.  It will just allow for the children to use the i-pads for a longer amount of time.  With one person it takes about 10 minutes to put them all away and that means 10 minutes less time the children can use them.  If you are able to help, sign in with the office and come down to the classroom.

Thanks again,

Mme Rode

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School Musical

Hello everyone,

Just to correct the confusion about the school musical.  Division 19 will be performing in both performances.  The first show will be in the afternoon and the second one will be at 6:30.  If you have a previous engagement and your child is not able to attend the evening performance, please do not worry.  It is not required for your child to be at the evening performance, but if he/she is able to that would be great we need the numbers for our group song with Mme Fuchs’ class.

Thanks again for all the birthday wishes.  It was a fun day!

See you Monday,

Mme Rode 

new page

Hello Division 19,

I have started a new page called i-pads.  I have created this page so that when we use the i-pads it is easier to find the links.  These links are already on the blog under for kids, but I wanted to make it easier for them (and for me too!) during our i-pad session.

We had our first i-pad lesson today.

The new page will be under construction for the week while I add more links to this page.

Have a great weekend,

Mme Rode

Growing Chefs

Hello Division 19,

Today was our first Growing Chefs lesson.  We met our team of chefs.  We have Chef Mike, Chef Sarah, Chef Chelsea and Chef Alina working with our class this year.

Today, we looked at different seeds and tried to guess what they will become.  Radish and lettuce were very different seeds but the peas and beans were very easy to guess.

Below is a video of us planting our garden.  The garden will be growing  our the back counter.

Growing Chefs.

See you,

Mme Rode

This week

Hello Division 19,

Here are some upcoming events for this week.  Tomorrow is our first Growing Chefs lesson.  We will be having a team of chefs join us from the Fairmont YVR restaurant.  We will be having our lessons every second Tuesday after recess.  Soon, we will have a garden growing on the back counter.  

Please remember that Wednesday is early dismissal 2 pm. Please arrange for someone to pick your child up at 2 that day.  

Please send a pair of ear buds for our ipad lesson on Friday.  Please send them in a labeled bag so that your child can store them in his/her desk.

Finally, we have started our geometry unit.  For the first part of the unit we will be focusing on 3D solids.  This week we will be learning the names for these solids in French.  We are also learning how to look for 3D solids in our world so it would be great if you could have your child hunt for these solids at home (ex. soup cans, blocks, balls, boxes, party hats, etc.)  

Thank you and don’t forget the school musical is coming on Monday April 22 (Earth Day!).

See you,

Mme Rode

Welcome back!

Hello Division 19,

Welcome back after Spring Break. I hope you had a great vacation with your child.  I certainly did!

Starting next week we will be using the i-pads in class.  We will be focusing on “Listening to Reading” a part of our reading program called the “Daily 5”.  For this to happen, your child will need to bring in a pair of ear buds (earphones) that he/she can store in his/her desk.  We will be starting next Friday, so please make sure your child has a pair at school before then.

Next Tuesday, we will be starting a program called “Growing Chefs”.  If you were part of my class last year, you are already familiar with the program.  Growing Chefs is an urban agriculture program that gets children involved in the growing and gardening process of food.  Chefs from local restaurants are paired with classrooms (like us) to give students hands-on and gardening experience.  For the next 3 1/2 months, a team of chefs will be visiting our classroom.  We will be planting a garden in the class and later on in the program we will be eating the food we have grown.

We are very fortunate to have had a generous donation and there will be no cost for this wonderful program this year.  A big thank you to our generous donor!

I am working on the newsletter and I will post it later today or tomorrow.

See you,

Mme Rode