Monthly Archives: February 2015

dictée correction

Hello Division 19,

Oops, there was a mistake in one of the sentences.  Please note the corrected sentence below. I will correct it on the dictée page.

Liste B

Agnès mange de tout, mais elle n’aime pas manger les champignons ni les oignons. Ça la rend grognonne.

Thank you and sorry for the confusion!

Mme Rode



Hello Division 19,

Right now in Math we are focusing on 2D shapes and 3D solids.  Please take a look at my “Les Maths” page for some geometry activities to practice at home.

See you,

Mme Rode

Breakfast club

Hello division 19,
Just a quick reminder that on Friday there will be another Anderson breakfast club.  Come to the gym at 8:15 and have some good food and see some friendly faces!
It has been so nice meeting all of you this week during the conferences. 
See you soon,
And keep bringing in the toilet paper rolls and paper towel rolls.
Mme Rode ☺

This week

Hello Division 19,

Here are some friendly reminders about what is happening this week….

  • Parent/Teacher conferences all week.  And please remember that on Wednesday there is early dismissal at 2 pm
  • Wednesday is Pink Shirt Day for Anti-bullying. Please wear pink to school today!
  • For our structures unit if you could please collect empty toilet paper rolls and empty paper towel rolls that would be great 🙂

That is all for now….

See you tomorrow!

Mme Rode

Cue Card Challenge

Hello Division 19,

Today we started our structures unit.  The challenge was to build a tower using 50 cue cards.  Students were allowed to cut or bend the cards but no tape or glue was allowed.

They discovered different strategies that were successful and some that did not work so well.  It took lots of thinking and team work to build the towers.  It was a bit frustrating because they kept falling over but in the end the buildings were amazing!

Click on the link below.  It is an animoto video.  This is part 2, the final product.  Stay tuned for part 1, the building…..

Cue Card Challenge.

Valentine’s Day and other information

Hello Division 19,

I hope you heard all about our High Tech High Touch science workshop today.  I heard that it was very exciting for the students.

As you are aware, this Saturday is Valentine’s Day.  On Friday, students who are interested, can pass out valentines to friends in the class.  Please note that if your child is to pass out cards or treats, please make sure that there is one for everyone in the class.  There are 22 students in the class.  If you need a class list, there is one posted on the blog under the Class Information page.  This page is password protected. If you have forgotten the password, I will have your child write it down tomorrow in his/her agenda.  If your child is going to pass out treats, please remember that all treats need to be nut free.

Candygrams: Mme Hayes’ class is selling candy grams for 1$ to donate money to a charity that builds wells in Africa.  If your child is interested in purchasing a candy gram, please send 1$ to school by tomorrow.  Tomorrow is the last day to purchase.

Subway: If your child is interested in participating in the Cold Lunch day (Subway) on February 18, please purchase online

Breakfast Club: This Friday is the next breakfast club at 8:15 in the gym!  See you there 🙂

Have a great evening!

Mme Rode

February Calendar and newsletter

Hello Division 19,

Here is the calendar for the month of February.  I have attached a PDF file to print off.  Also, I have attached the monthly newsletter.

A new song has been posted.  It is from Annie (It’s a hard knock life). It is under FOR KIDS (les chansons). Here is the link.  It is from the original Annie movie from 1982.

Have a great evening,

Mme Rode

Feb 2015

Mme Rode – calendar – Feb

Newsletter for February

(copy of Newsletter below)

French Language Arts

Grammar: adjectives (masculine and feminine accords), er verbs

Writing: we are focusing on non-fiction writing and learning strategies to make our writing more interesting to our readers, such as adding a hook, using questions, using adjectives and using more interesting vocabulary.

Reading: we are focusing on word attack to sound out unfamiliar words that have more than 2 syllables. Also, we will be working on adding expression to our oral reading.


We are finishing our unit on subtraction (double and triple digit). We have explored using a variety of strategies to complete number sentences. Please continue practicing at home with your child.

The next unit we will be working on is GEOMETRY. In this chapter children will be learning:

Grade 2:

  • sorting strategies (using 2 attributes) for 2D shapes and 3D solids
  • how to describe, identify, compare and construct 2D shapes and 3D solids
  • how to identify 2D shapes and 3D solids in the environment


Grade 3

  • how to describe 3D solids in terms of shapes of faces, number of edges and number of vertices
  • how to sort polygons according to number of sides
  • how to construct skeletons of 3D objects


We will be starting a unit focusing on structures. We will be having High Tech High Touch science visit the class next Wednesday. Please send $7 to cover the cost.

Social Studies

We are finishing up our unit of mapping. The students really enjoy reading maps. We are also trying to use compasses to move north, south, east and west.

Important Dates for February

  • Monday February 9- Family Day (no school)
  • Wednesday February 11- In class science workshop
  • Friday February 20- Professional Day
  • Feb 23-26- Parent/ Teacher conferences (Please return the form ASAP so I can organize a schedule)
  • Wednesday February 25- Early Dismissal 2pm

Don’t forget the French Book Fair that is happening this week after school!





L’amour est un cadeau and other information

Hello Division 19,

Here is the new song we were practicing in class today.  I will make a page for this song as well.

Also, here is some information for the upcoming week.

  • French book fair is happening all week before and after school
  • Hot Food Day is happening this Wednesday. It is for people who have already ordered online last week

The class newsletter for the month will be going out this week.  Stay tuned for any upcoming information by following the blog!

L’amour est un cadeau (link to Youtube)

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L’amour est un cadeau PDF version of the lyrics.

See you,

Mme Rode