Monthly Archives: March 2014

April Newsletter

lundi le 31 mars 2014

Chers parents,
I hope that every one of you had an enjoyable and relaxing Spring Break!

Les nouvelles de la division 20:
French Language Arts & Fine Art: During the two weeks of March before the Spring Break, the students mainly worked on a variety of ‘ Le Carnaval de Québec’ themed activities. We had a great time learning about one considerable aspect of our Canadian heritage, singing, and dancing. A huge thank you to the participation of Division 20 along with our big buddies of Division 16 during our Carnaval Assembly! Thank you to the parents who were present at our assembly to welcome ‘Le Bonhomme du Carnaval’ and share the wonderful ambiance with the whole Anderson family!
In writing, students practiced writing on different topics and worked together to proofread their work for conventions using the POMMES Strategy.
Math: We have started unit 5: Mental Mathematic Strategies.
Themes: In our ‘Water, Air, and Soil’ Science unit, we have learned and conducted some investigations about air. In our Social Studies unit, we have worked on saying ‘Good Bye’ to our unit on Canada.
Chers amis (es) of Division 20, Bravo to you all!

This is what we will be doing in the month of April.

Dictée Sounds: ai, ei, ien, tion, C dur.
French Language Arts: In reading, we will be focusing on Expanding Vocabulary (Élargir son vocabulaire). In writing, we will be working on using a bank of vocabulary words and using the primary dictionary to extend thinking.

Math: We will continue working on unit 5. We will apply one important mental math strategy by using double digit addition and subtraction.
Themes: In our ‘Water, Air, and Soil’ Science unit, we will move on to learn about Soil. In our Social Studies unit, we will start our new unit about ‘La Cartographie’ (Mapping). We will learn how to interpret simple maps using cardinal directions, symbols, and simple legends.
Important dates to remember:
• Hot Food Day: Wednesday April 2 at 12:00 pm
• Early Dismissal: Wednesday April 16 at 2:00 pm
• Good Friday: Friday April 18 (School closed)
• Easter Monday: Monday April 21(School closed)

Important reminders: Please check:
• Anderson School website/calendar for daily, weekly and monthly school events
• Your child’s agenda for daily reminders

The following items are posted in our classroom blog:
• Term 3 Overview (April- June 2014)
• Dictée for the month of April
• Mots-theme (Mapping)

Have a great month!
Mme Atallah

 

Chanson – Carnaval de Québec

Par : Pierrette Roy

 À Québec ça commence royalement

Par le grand et joyeux déploiement

Des tambours, des trompettes, des brillants

Que l’ont voit dans les vrais couronnements

 

Carnaval, Mardis Gras, Carnaval       (Refrain)

À Anderson, c’est tout un festival

Carnaval, Mardi Gras, Carnaval

Chantons tous le joyeux Carnaval

 

En l’honneur du Bonhomme Carnaval

Chacun fait des tas de choses peu banal

C’est ainsi que des femmes pour un bal

Vieux corset à baleine nous déballe

 

Carnaval, Mardis Gras, Carnaval       (Refrain)

À Anderson, c’est tout un festival

Carnaval, Mardi Gras, Carnaval

Chantons tous le joyeux Carnaval

 

À Québec, grande soirée nous donnons

Dans les rues en parade nous marchons

Travestie dans les clubs nous dansons

Fête de nuit sur les murs nous voyant

 

Carnaval, Mardis Gras, Carnaval       (Refrain)

À Anderson, c’est tout un festival

Carnaval, Mardi Gras, Carnaval

Chantons tous le joyeux Carnaval

 

Championnat ou gala de mardis gras

En plein air nous prenons nos ébats

Et voyons de partout le Canada

À courir pour chanter gai l’on la

 

Carnaval, Mardis Gras, Carnaval       (Refrain)

À Anderson, c’est tout un festival

Carnaval, Mardi Gras, Carnaval

Chantons tous le joyeux Carnaval

March Newsletter

lundi le 3 mars 2014

Chers parents,

Les nouvelles de la division 20:

During the month of February, the students enjoyed working on the following activities:

In French Language Arts, while reading a variety of stories, students made and shared their connections.

In Math, we worked on the unit of Measurement. Students had fun while learning about measurement using non-standard units to estimate, measure, and record the length, height, perimeter and weight of an object.

In Science, we have explored different characteristics of water. Students enjoyed working on their ‘Le cycle d’eau’ (Water Cycle) hands-on projects.

In Social Studies, students have worked hard doing some research about Canadian animals. Each student has chosen an animal to draw and learn about different characteristics such as; appearance, habitat, food, predators, and other interesting facts.

In Art, we explored Valentine’s activities for Valentine’s Day. Also, students of both divisions 19 and 20 sang a variety of classroom repertoires and practiced French folklore dance.

On our Pink Shirt Day, there was a raise of awareness about the importance of demonstrating social responsibility at all times. Students of Division 20 have participated in a Pink Day message to create a culture of care in our school using both our hearts and our hands.

Chers amis (es) of Division 20, Bravo to all of you!

Finally, I would like to thank all the parents and students who have showed up to the Parent Teacher Conferences. It was a great pleasure for me to meet with all of you.

This is what we will be doing in the month of March.

Dictée Sounds: eil, ail.

French Language Arts: We will focus on the theme of ‘Le Carnaval de Quebec,’ our Canadian heritage. In writing, students continue to practice writing on different topics and proofread their work for conventions.

Art: We will be practicing singing and dancing to ‘La chanson du Carnaval de Québec’.

Math: We will be wrapping up our unit of Measurement. We will be starting unit 5 to learn about Mental Mathematic Strategies. We will apply one important mental math strategy by using double digit addition and subtraction.

Themes:

In our ‘Water, Air and Soil’ Science unit, we will continue our unit by moving on to learn about air.

In our Social Studies unit, we are working towards finishing our unit on Canada. The next unit will be Mapping. We will learn to interpret simple maps using cardinal directions, symbols, and simple legends.

Important dates to remember:

Hot Food Day: March 5

Spring Break from March 17 to March 30, 2014

Important reminders: Please check:

  • Anderson School website/calendar for daily, weekly and monthly school events
  • Your child’s agenda for daily reminders

The following items are posted in our classroom blog:

  • Dictée for the month of March
  • La Chanson du Carnaval de Québec
  • Useful links

Have a nice Spring Break!

Mme Atallah