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Home of the Stingers!

May 2016 What's The Buzz?

Dear Parent/Guardian:

It is certainly nice to finally see some Spring weather as we enter May. It felt like a very long winter. With Spring and May comes many sporting opportunities. Stinger Road racers have been preparing for the LCVI Road Race on May 4th, 2016. Our Junior Basketball teams headed to Kingston on Monday, May 2nd, 2016. A big thanks to all our coaches!!

Our new Kindergarten students will have an opportunity to visit the school during Discover Kindergarten in Limestone on Thursday, May 19

from 6:00-7:00.

The development of good character continues at our school. During the month of May we will be practicing ‘cooperation’. Students who demonstrate this trait over and above the norm will be recognized at our June assembly. Please remember to check out all the details on our website or follow us on Twitter at @TPCS_LDSB and Remind (text the message @mrsdesbi to 613 777 6975).

With the arrival of warm, sunny days, students are reminded to review our school’s dress code. All hats, hoods and head coverings should be removed while inside the school. Please dress appropriately for school and the weather. Bring hats, covering for arms and shoulders and wear sun screen, daily. Parents/guardians are asked to spend a few minutes and review sun safety with their child(ren) and the need to protect their skin from UVB/UVA rays. Students should pack extra drinks.

Sunscreen: Aerosol sprays are not allowed at school. Please apply sunscreen before arriving at school. If students need to reapply sunscreen during the day, they are asked to refrain from doing so in their classrooms. Thank you.


MAY calendar of events:

May 5th – Healthy Eating Information Evening organized by Parent Council (6-7:30PM)

May 9th – Big Kid production present “Hansel and Gretel” (please send a 2$ contribution)

May 6th – Pyjama Day!

May 10th – Character Assembly at 8:15AM (we will recognize Conscientiousness for April and will present Cooperation for May)

May 11th – Parent Council meeting (6PM)

May 13th – Wacky Colors Day!

May 19th – Discover Kindergarten in Limestone (6-7PM)

May 20th – PA Day (no school for students!)

May 23rd – Victoria Day (no school!)

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the school.

Sincerely,

Mr. D. Allison, Principal Ms Christine Desbiens, Vice-Principal

Homework

Important Dates

Our Class Projects from the Students' perspectives!

Our Learning Goals

Writing


We completed our letter writing unit and our Flat Stanleys are on their way to their destination through the mail. As each Stanley returns, the owner will create a poster or a google slide presentation to share the adventure Stanley went on.


We will begin our Poetry Unit this week and explore all different styles of poetry! We will read poetry, listen to poems, create original poetry to share with friends and family!!


Reading


Students will continue to explore Nonfiction texts! We will use the text features to research information from these texts! Text features include: table of contents, index, glossary, captions, headings, maps, labels, charts, graphs, headings, etc!


Math


Our Telling Time Unit can be quite tricky when students are working with the terms quarter after, half past, and quarter til as well as a.m. and p.m. With that being said, students had the chance to look back over their chapter test on Friday. I circled problems they missed and gave them the opportunity to correct their mistakes. In addition, I gave an additional assessment today over Time to see if there were still any students needing some additional support with this skill. I will be pulling students who need this extra support throughout the week in small groups so they head to 3rd grade as Time Masters!


We will also start our Measurement Unit this week and explore feet and inches! Students will use rulers and play dough to get a hands on sense of how long inches are. We will also be going on a scavenger hunt throughout the school using real tape measurers to explore inches and feet.


Science


We had our first butterfly emerge today during math. There was much excitement in our room and we so enjoyed watching the butterfly come out of its chrysalis. This week we will research and create a model of any life cycle students choose.


Please send in a baby picture of your child any time this week. We will use this to show the human life cycle. Students will get to guess who is who from the baby pictures!!

*This can be in email form or a picture from home. I will make sure to send this picture back home after we are done with this project.