School Interviews

School interviews will be held on Thursday,  March 14, and Tuesday, March 19.

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Fun in the Snow

We took full advantage of the nice weather today and spent some time in the fresh air. We had such a fun time building structures with the snow.

Important Dates

 

Monday, March 4th– March Scholastic book orders are due

Friday, March 8th– Term 2 Learning Summaries go home

Monday, March 11th– PD / Prep Time (No school for students.)

Thursday, March 14th– Grade 1-5 conferences

  • Scholastic Book Fair 3:30 – 7:00 pm

Friday, March 15th – St. Patrick’s Day school spirit day

Tuesday, March 19th– Grade 1-5 conferences

  • Scholastic Book Fair 3:30 – 7:00 pm

Wednesday, March 20th – Hot Lunch

Thursday, March 21 – World Down Syndrome Day

Friday, March 22– No school For students

Tuesday, March 26th– Grade 3 Field trip to Garden Experience

Friday, March 29th – Beach school spirit day

Pink Shirt Day and Pink Bracelets

Bullying is a major problem in our schools, workplaces, homes, and online. Over the month of February, and throughout the year, Pink Shirt Day aims to raise awareness of these issues, as well as raise funds to support programs that foster children’s healthy self-esteem. Warman Elementary will be selling Pink Shirt Day bracelets at the school office for $2.00 each. On February 27, 2019, we encourage everyone to practice kindness and wear pink to symbolize that you do not tolerate bullying.

Valentine’s Day

We will celebrate Valentine’s Day by giving everyone in the class a card.  We will be making a mailbag or box of some kind at school and the students will deliver their Valentine’s Day cards on Thursday, February 14th. If students would prefer to make cards rather than buy them, I will provide materials they can use. The students have already made a class list so no one is missed.

Skating Fun!

We had a great time skating on Thursday! We are excited for our next skating adventure on February 28th.

Upcoming Dates in February

Thursday, February 7 – Fortunately The Milk Wind up 6:30-7:30

Wednesday, February 13 – Hot Lunch

Thursday, February 14 – Valentine’s Day: wear red, pink, or white

Monday, February 18 – Family Day (no classes)

Tuesday, February 19 to 22 – February Break (No Classes)

Monday, February 25 – Classes resume

Wednesday, February 27 – Pink Shirt Day

Thursday, February 28 – Grade 3 skating in afternoon

Addition and Subtraction Unit Update

Here is a quick overview of what we have been practicing so far in our Addition and Subtraction unit.  We have been reviewing some of these strategies and other number facts since the beginning of the year, but now addition and subtraction will be our main focus for a while. The best way for you to see how your child is doing with these concepts is to have a conversation about them and do a few practice examples together.  Thanks for reading this post.  There will be more to come in the future as we work our way toward building multiple strategies for solving 2 and 3 digit addition and subtraction problems.

1. Doubles and Near-Doubles Addition Facts:   We spent quite a bit of time practicing our doubles facts as a class and individually.  We focus on doubles because they are often easy to learn and can be a helpful mental math strategy for solving other addition facts that are close to the double. Students practiced solving “near doubles” equations and explaining the strategy as clearly as they can.

Example: (students are asked to show that they can use both of the possible doubles to solve each problem)
6+8=?
I know 6+6=12
6+8 is 2 more.
So, 6+8=14

or

I know 8+8=16
6+8 is 2 less.
So, 6+8=14

2. Making 10:
Example: To solve 6+8  we may think: Take 2 from the 6, leaving 4.  Add 2 to the 8 to make 10, then add the 4 to get 14.

Or, use an adding a 10 fact like the example below.

We know 10+6=16.
8+6 is 2 less.
So, 8+6=14

or

I can regroup my numbers.
I take 2 from the 6, leaving 4.
I added 2 to the 8 to make 10.

 

 

 

 

 

so, 10+4 = 14

We have also been practicing our addition facts that make 10.

3. Related Addition and Subtraction Facts (Fact Families):
Example: If we know 7+6=13 we also know 6+7=13, 13-6=7, 13-7=6.  Using “fact family” knowledge is often most useful for students to solve subtraction equations by thinking of the related addition fact.