September Newsletter

Mrs. Williamson’s Grade 3

September Newsletter

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! My name is Terri Williamson and I am excited to be your child’s grade three teacher. I am returning to grade three after many years in other teaching positions and am truly thrilled to be back!  I welcome your participation in our joint effort to make this year the best it can be for your child and all children in our class. The grade three year is busy due to each subject area demanding more complex understanding. Grade 3 is a cross-roads between “learning to read” and “reading to learn” . Students will be working cooperatively, in partners and teams, as well as more independently. Grade 3’s are up to the challenge of becoming the leaders of our school. As leaders, the students and I will work together to create a welcoming and safe classroom/school where each student contributes by putting their best effort forward to meet their learning goals. I am looking forward to beginning and continuing to get to know your lovely children and guiding them on their learning journeys.  

Sincerely,  

Terri Williamson

Email – theresa.williamson@crps.ca

Class Blog –  http://twilliamsonaz.edublogs.org/

Important information

  1. Allergies/Medical Concerns:

There are students in class with severe allergies to peanuts and tree nuts. Please do not send any items with these items. Also, if there are other allergies or medical issues that I am not aware of please let me know so that we can take the appropriate action.

  1. Classroom Communication/Newsletters:

Monthly Newsletters and weekly photos/posts will be on our Class Blog – I will subscribe all of you to the subscription list so whenever we put up a new post you will be emailed. The class calendar, links, and information are all posted on this site. If you have any questions please let me know. I will be talking about the blog at Open House.

  1. Student Month at a Glance Agendas:

Agendas support your child’s organizational skills and keep us all accountable for notes, reading each night, and communicating. Along with the agenda, students will bring a book home to read. Please out an initial in the date box on the calendar when they complete their homework.

  1. Indoor/Outdoor shoes

Students do need inside and outside shoes. The inside shoes should be good for gym and with non-marking soles.

  1. Water Bottles/Food

Please send your child with a water bottle. Water is important to keep our bodies and minds working well. Please only put water in your child’s water bottle. Juice or other drinks can be placed in their lunch kits for lunch. Milk and Pizza orders will be sent out in the next week or so – Milk will not begin until October.

  1. Homework

For the month of September we will be reading each week night for at least 20min. per day. In October I will add some math work as well as reading.

  1. Parent Participation

Parents are welcome to volunteer in the class at any time. We do require that you get a criminal check before doing so though – District Policy. If you would like to come in on a regular basis please let me know so that I can work with you to ensure you are volunteering in a capacity that suits you.

  1. Messages and Early Pick-up

If, during the school day, you need to give your child a message personally please sign in at the office first. If you are picking up your child early please stop in at the office and they will call your child down.  

Important Dates

Sept. 5th – First day of Regular Classes

Sept. 8th – Half Day for students (11:50 Dismissal)

Sept. 20th – Open House 6:30pm

Sept. 22nd – Half Day for students (11:50 Dismissal)

Sept. 25th – Geoscience Center Trip 9-11am

Sept. 28th – Terry Fox Run 11:15 Grade 3’s run – Afterward Family Picnic/Dance Party

In the first few weeks we will working together to create a welcoming, healthy learning community. I look forward to seeing you all at Open House on the 20th!  

Please contact me if you have any questions. 🙂

*** This will be the only paper copy of a Class Newsletter this year (unless you let me know you want a paper copy)**** Please see our class blog for new posts and next month’s Newsletter.

Happy Summer Everyone!

Enjoy the time with your families! I look forward to seeing you all in the hallways next year. Be sure to return your summer packages for a big hug and prize. You all know where my new Grade 3 Classroom is! Happy Summer.

Love, Mrs. Williamson 🙂

June Newsletter

Jun. 1st, 2017Bugs

Dear Parents,

Only 3 1/2 more weeks of Kindergarten! Where has the time gone? Wow! Your children have grown so much. I am so proud of all their learning!

Academics : We are finishing off the year with the theme of “Bugs and Insects!” along with some “Birds and Mountain Animals”. Literacy groups and home reading will be completed next week. If you still have any reading books please send them in.  I will be doing final assessment pieces and finishing off projects with students over the next few weeks.

Dates to Remember!

*Please remember that Milk and Pizza are completed for the year. 

June 2nd – No School for Kindergarten – Professional Development Day

June 7th – Library Day

June 8th – Walk to the Public Library (Afternoon)

June 9th –  Book Orders Due (So I can get them back to you before the end of the year):)

June 13th – Senses Activities here in the Outdoor Reserve (We are not going to the Outdoor Learning Center – We will be doing the same activities here at school in our reserve).

June 14th – Last School Library Day – Please make sure all books are returned. I am hoping we can get these all back in as soon as possible. Any fines for missing books will be in your child’s report card.

June 16th – No School for Kindergarten – Professional Development Day

June 22nd – Policeman’s Creek – Bug Hunt (Morning)

June 27th – ** Last Day of Regular Classes

June 28th – Kindergarten Picnic 10 am – 12 noon. An adult must accompany your child on this day. Outside on the hill – Games will be set up and run by our grade 3 students as well as face painting (by the teachers!). Then we will all have a picnic (bring your own, plus a blanket) followed by a short presentation by our students.

Summer Holidays Begin!Summer

I’m sure I will be able to get to talk with you all before or at the end of the year picnic, but if not. Thank you for all of your support and hard work with your children this year. I am so proud of all the things they have accomplished. They are well on their way to be great members of our community. I look forward to seeing them around town this summer. 🙂 Mrs. W.

May Newsletter

 May 1st, 2016

Welcome Spring! The flowers are starting to show themselves (a little) and we are getting closer to the end of the school year. The students are excited and tired these days. It is harder to get my own daughters to bed on time but we all need to attempt to do so. They are much less agreeable when they are tired (myself included).
We start May with our Plant Theme.  We will be planting bean seedsand marigolds  and watching them grow. Our new Inquiry Question is  – What is a seed? and do all plants have seeds? Then we will also explore the Jungle near the end of the month. Our final themes will be Insects and Bugs and the End of the Year.

Literacy
Several students continue to work with me on letters and sounds. Other students who have consistently been bringing back books have continued to exchange books each week. I will be bumping some of them up to the next reading levels if they are ready for it. We will continue to work on the Letters – printing, sounds and journal writing as well as segmenting words into sounds and our Kindergarten sight words.

Numeracy
Sorting, patterns, numbers 1-10 and the many ways to make them are continued with these new themes.

Dates to remember;

Mental Health Week May 1 – 5th

Tuesday, May 2nd – Take 5 from 8:00-8:25am.

Wednesday, May 3rd : Hats on for Mental Health!, Library Day! Please return books – we have many overdue.

Friday, May 5th: Family Lunch and Dance Party. Afternoon Assembly.

Wednesday, May 10th: Gr1&2 Spring Concert – We will watch at 1:30pm but it also is being performed at 6:30pm  Library and Pizza Day!

Friday, May 12th: Book Orders Due

Sunday, May 14th – Mother’s Day

Wednesday, May 17th: Trip to Banff Museum and Whyte Museum (AM),  Library Day!

Friday, May 19th: No School for Kindergarten

Monday, May 22nd: Victoria Day – no school

Wednesday, May 24th: Library and Pizza Day!

Thursday, May 25th: Elizabeth Rummel School 25th Anniversary Assembly 1:30.

Wednesday, May 31st: Library Day.

June Field Trips to Look forward toJun. 8th Walk to the Public Library , Jun. 13th – Outdoor Learning Center, Jun. 22nd Policeman’s Creek Bug Hunt, Jun.27th – Last Day of Kindergarten/Summer Games in the afternoon, Jun.28th – Morning Picnic/Celebration with parents!(10am-12pm) No regular classes.

🙂 Mrs. Williamson