Monthly Archives: May 2016

Pizza day tomorrow 

Hello division 17!

Just a reminder that tomorrow is pizza day. 

And don’t forget Friday is Ander’sun’ day. Should be a fun day.

See you,

Mme Rode 


Check out our art

Hello division 17!

Have you seen our latest art project! These are floating spheres….an optical illusion. 

Have a great weekend. Next Friday is Ander’sun’day, aka sports day. Please think sun for us!

See you Monday.

Mme Rode 

Parent/grand-parent appreciation

Hello Division 17,

This Friday before school will be the parent/grandparent appreciation coffee/tea and goodies.  If you have helped out at the school or with the class please drop by the library and enjoy some treats when you come to school on Friday. We, the staff at Anderson, really appreciate all the efforts that parents/grandparents contribute to make our school great.  So a BIG thank you to you all!

See you,

Mme Rode

May newsletter

May Newsletter


Dear Parents,

Here is what we will be studying in the month of May.



ien, tion, c dur c=k, c doux c=s

We are also focusing on the verbs VOULOIR and POUVOIR in the present tense.

As our focus continues to be enhancing our French vocabulary, we are continuing to learn French expressions. Some of them will turn up in the dictée sentences or the m.o.


French Language Arts

We are continuing to read our French novel Lili entre en scène. In this novel, the students are learning more challenging French vocabulary, learning literary elements of a story and developing our inferring skills.

For French writing, the students are continuing to work on their creative writing fictional stories.


English Language Arts

The students are working on the final chapters of Flat Stanley. Thank you to everyone who sent the Flat People back to school! It is so exciting getting mail to the classroom! If you haven’t already done this activity yet, you still have time. The flat people aren’t due back till Friday May 13!

The students are also starting on a poetry unit. If you have a chance, share a poem that you remember reading and enjoying when you were a child. Check out Shel Silverstein poems, he has written some very silly and funny poems.



The students have started on a Geometry unit. In this unit, students are expected to know and identify 2 D shapes and 3 D solids. It is always good to ask your child to identify any 2D shapes and 3D solids in there everyday world.



This month, students are continuing to learn about matter and energy. They are currently investigating buoyancy! This can be lots of fun (and also very messy!)


Important Dates for May

*****May 17***** Early Dismissal 2 pm!!!!

Tuesday May 17- Class photo day

Wednesday May 18- Pizza Day

Monday May 23- Victoria Day –No School


For more up to date information keep checking back on the blog!

Have a great month!


Field Trip Tomorrow

Hello Division 17,

Thank you to the parents who were able to shift their schedules to come with us tomorrow.  Again my apologies for this last minute request.


Here is the copy of the letter I will be sending home today in your child’s agenda.

Please remember that we have our field trip to the Museum of Anthropology tomorrow! Please send a snack, lunch and water bottle with your child. Litter-less lunches are preferred as we will be eating in a First Nations longhouse and we would like to keep the place clean!

As we will have time to explore please dress appropriately for the weather, as parts of our field trip may take place outside.

Finally, please arrive at school before 8:40am tomorrow morning. We are on a tight schedule. If you arrive after 8:45am, we may be forced to leave without you.

Thank you,

Mme Walliser, Mme Carruthers, Mme Rode

Museum field trip

Hello Division 17,

Tomorrow we will be going to the UBC Museum of Anthropology.  I realize this is very last minute but are there any parents who would be able to volunteer to come and help supervise on this trip?  If you are able to volunteer, please let me know today.

Thank you,

Mme Rode