Thursday, September 29, 2016

Thursday, Sept. 28


Coupon Book Orders are due

QSP magazine order going home today

I am not feeling well and the students will have Mrs. Inkster tomorrow as our guest teacher.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Wednesday, September 28

Puzzle Piece is due for Mrs. Pearson tomorrow

Weekly Review due Friday

Order your Munch a Lunch

Monday, September 26, 2016

Monday, September 26

I hope everyone had a wonderful long weekend!

Weekly Review Due: Friday, September 30

Library Wednesday

Music is Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday YOU NEED YOUR RECORDER!!!!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Thursday, September 22

No School tomorrow :(((((

If your weekly review is NOT RETURNED by Monday YOU WILL BE STAYING AT LUNCH TO COMPLETE IT!!!!!

Recorders are needed for Mon. - Wed. & Fri.

French ABC's practice

Order Munch-A-Lunch if you want

Me in #'s in due Monday

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Wednesday, September 21

Terry Fox Run tomorrow

Weekly Review Tomorrow

Next Recorder is Monday

No school on Friday

Monday, September 19, 2016

Monday, September 19

Good Evening,

Students will have brought home a Weekly Review. Please read the directions. I want to reiterate that this is meant to be challenging but doable! Meaning if your child is crying or it's a huge struggle to get them to do it please talk to me so we can determine best how to meet the learning needs of your child. The Weekly Review will always go home on Mondays and is due at the end of the week. This week's review is due Thursday, Sept. 22 as September 23 is a Pro-D Day.

Our school Terry Fox Run is on Thursday at 11:30am and if possible please bring in a toonie for Terry. If students do not return their permission slips they will have to run within the school grounds. The intermediate students run down Dallas Drive to Todd Hill Crescent. All the way to soccer fields, then on the path at the soccer fields back to the school.

School Supply & other forms are due

I am still collecting the "Getting to Know You Form" if you have not yet filled it out, I would greatly appreciate it.

Students have began recorder and they will need to bring their recorders for Wednesday.

We are stressing students having a GROWTH mindset in learning rather than a fixed mindset. We will be talking about this all year long. Click on the Star Wars link to watch the following video which demonstrates this concept: Star Wars

Friday, September 16, 2016

Friday, Sept. 16

We survived week 2!!!

Headphones (must) & mouse (if wanted)
Get to Know You Form

Verification forms are due and school supplies

Terry Fox form - next Thursday is the run

HOMEWORK! All About Me Poster - due Monday
Locker & Name Tag - due Monday

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Tuesday, September 12


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It is a pleasure to be teaching your child. Please read the newsletter I sent home today. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to email me or call the school 250-573-3261 or drop by Room 205 (Mr. Conroy's old room).

In your package was a Get to Know You, your homework as one student mentioned! This informal form allows me to get to know you, your child, your routines and your expectations a little better prior to our interviews in October.

School newsletters were also sent home.

Any school forms and school supply forms have also been sent home. As well as the Terry Fox Run permission slip as the intermediate students do run off of the school grounds for this.

Ice Cream sales are happening tomorrow, $2.00 per cone.

Students will be filling out agendas at the end of the day and my expectation is they will be initialled  by you as this ensures you know what's happening in our class. The agendas also allow for communication between us as I know you may not always be able to come to the school. Students also received a binder which will allow them to take home any forms or homework and their agenda can snap right into it! Just makes it so you don't end up with a whole bunch of crumpled up papers!

We do have some classroom pets; a guinea pig named Bacon, a hamster named Rosalita Hammy Oreo Ross Jr. and some fish.

I am very excited to be part of the Technology Cohort for SD#73. What this means is Ms. Saemerow and myself have 30 chromebooks and 7 iPads to use throughout the year with our class! This is amazing! I do need students to bring in headphones and if they would like a mouse (some students do not like to use the trackpad). I am also looking into setting up Fresh Grade which is an outline portfolio therefore you will be able to see what is happening in our class!

I am also a Technology/Inquiry Coordinator for our school which is why Mrs.Pearson is in the classroom on Monday & Tuesday from 11:15-2:30 & Thursday from 8:30-11:15. She will be teaching French, SS, Math and PE. Mrs. Pearson is a PE specialist and fluent in French! I am excited to start using our green screen in the classroom.

A big shift in thinking this year in our classroom is one from a Fixed Mindset "Luke & Darth Vader" to one that is a Growth Mindset "Yoda". Ask your child to explain this to you.

Bonne nuit,

Mrs. Ross