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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!



March newsletter

Hello Division 19,

Please see below for the newsletter.  March calendar will follow in the next post.  Hope you had a lovely weekend.  It was so beautiful out today. My family and I went to Lily Point in Point Roberts for a walk.  If you ever have the chance and want to go on a beautiful walk you should check it out!  The lookout points are truly amazing, you look out south for miles and all you see is blue water.  On our walk, we saw tons of eagles and seals bobbing around the water.

See you tomorrow,

Mme Rode

Newsletter for March

Dear Parents,

This is what we will be doing for the month of March. There are only 12 instructional days in March so we will have to fit lots of work during those days!

Report cards will be going home this month. They will be handed out on March 13th. If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s report card, you can book an appointment with me after Spring Break. I hope you all have a wonderful break with your children!


gn, eil/eille, ail/aille

 French Writing:

We are finishing our instructional writing unit. The next project will involve writing instructions on how to be “me”. I can’t wait to read the creative ideas! In April, we will continue with non-fiction writing but we will move to another focus.


We are finishing up with our geometry unit. We have been looking at 2D shapes and 3D solids. See if your child can find some of these shapes/solids around your home. For our final activity in this chapter we will be building with solids. Please keep some interesting boxes and containters because we will be needing all sorts of solids for this activity. This will be happening after Spring Break. I will post information on the blog closer to this date.


We are continuing with our structures unit. We have been looking at different parts of buildings and how to make structures more stable. Please keep sending in paper towel rolls and toilet paper rolls. Thank you.

Important Dates for March

  • March 13- Report Cards go home
  • Spring Break- March 16-27
  • March 30- school re-opens

We will be doing a flash mob dance in the gym on March 13. The song is Waka Waka Africa by Shakira. We have been practicing the dance moves in class. Please have your child wear green to school that day. The whole school will be performing on the 13th! It should be very neat to watchJ.


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!





June calendar and newsletter

Dear Parents,

Here is the final calendar and final newsletter for the 2012-2013 school year.  They are both PDF files so they should be easy to open.

June Newsletter

June Calendar

This month we will be celebrating our June birthdays as well as our July and August birthdays.  If your child has a birthday in July or August, we have already chosen a in-class birthday for him/her.  Your child knows his/her in-class birthday, but if you would like to confirm with me, please pop in the classroom and I can show you the date.

Have a great day,

Mme Rode