February 28, 2016

Digital Wall

We have begun our in math on collecting and managing data. We launched the focus with a Padlet to discuss what we already know and some things we are wondering about. When we start a new focus in math we build a math wall to help with our understanding of common words around that topic. Students brainstorm words and then they are responsible for becoming an expert on that word. Usually, they create a poster using paper and markers. For this focus, we tried to go digitally and create online posters with QR codes to Youtube videos. Often students use the word wall to help them when they are unsure of a word or concept.

February 25, 2016

Our Padlet

Today we launch a new focus in math. We are focusing on managing and collecting data. Check out some things we already know and some wonderings we have about collecting and managing data!

February 21, 2016

This week's Homework!

Week of Feb 22-26, 2016
This week students will be working on pages 78-79 "Exploring Time and Distance."Once you have completed these worksheets, please fill out the survey found here to tell me how are you finding this homework. Please continue with your reading RAZ kids and making connections while you read.

February 13, 2016

100th day of School!

We have had a VERY busy week, you would think it was Christmas! This past Tuesday, we celebrated Shrove Tuesday. A big thank you to all the parent volunteers who came out and cooked pancakes for the WHOLE school. It was greatly appreciated by all staff and students. The following day, we marked Ash Wednesday with a school liturgy. This marks the beginning of Lent in which we entered the 40 day challenge. What will you give up over the course of 40 days? Watch the quick video below for a quick understanding of what the beginning of Lent signifies:

This past week, academically we completed our focus on identifying triangles (ie., acute, right, obtuse, scalene, isosceles, equilateral) and classifying them according to angle and side properties. Students participated in a number of centre rotation that focused on this learning goal. Students are encouraged to continue practising using a protractor to draw angles and measure angles. Students received feedback on their math assessment this week, please ask them how they did, and areas they need to improve on.

February is Black History month. Students have begun to read stories and learn about inspirational African Americans that have changed life for many with their fight for civil rights. Ask your child about Henry Box Wood and the underground railroad. We are currently watching a movie on Rosa Parks. Students are making connections to what they are reading and watching. 

We ended the week with a Valentine's Dance! Many students boogied their way into the weekend. Big thank you to Mrs Adams and Mrs Farrell who organized the dance. As well lolligrams were a huge success, we sold over 6000 lolligrams. A big thank you to Mrs. Gillam and Mrs. Johnson for organizing all of those lolligrams. There was ALOT of candy yesterday!  We finished the week with report cards being distributed. This year I have chosen to book my interviews online. I have tweeted out the form, as well, I have posted the form here on my blog, please scroll down to other posts in case you do not see it. 

I wish everyone a HAPPY FAMILY DAY and great weekend!
Ms Porcari

February 11, 2016

Report Cards Tomorrow

Report cards will be coming home tomorrow. Please check the note attached if you are interested in booking an interview time. I will be booking my interview times online this year. You can start scheduling interview times this coming Friday, February 12. Interviews will be held on the evening of Wednesday February 17th.

Thank you
A. Porcari

February 8, 2016


Week of Feb 8-12, 2016
This week students will be working on pages 76-77 "Measuring Time."Once you have completed these worksheets, please fill out the survey found here to tell me how are you finding this homework. Please continue with your reading RAZ kids and making connections while you read.

February 3, 2016

Lolligram Sale

An annual event at STB is the sale of Lolligrams for Valentine's Day. 

We will be selling LOLLIGRAMS in each classroom on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (February 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th). Children can purchase a small card with a heart shaped lollipop attached to send to their friends, brothers, sisters, etc. in their classroom or in another classroom here at school.

LOLLIGRAMS cost 25 cents each. They will be delivered to each classroom on Friday morning...February 12th! In many cases, the children send Lolligrams instead of Valentines.  For children in the primary grades, it would be helpful if they came to school with a list of the people they want to buy Lolligrams for and the morning classroom that each child is in.

All proceeds will go to Breast Cancer Research.

Thank you
Mrs. Gillan
Mrs. Johnson