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Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Math activities, reminders and updates


Good evening parents:

Here are some fun games and activities for helping with telling time:

Extra practice with telling time:

http://mrnussbaum.com/clockworks/

Some extra practice with elapsed time (this can be a tricky concept!) :

http://www.softschools.com/time/clock_games/elapsed_time_games/

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/time/mathman_time_elapsed.htm


Reminders:

Grade one market:



March Break Camp:

March Break Camp registration forms were sent home back in October. We have had many students sign up since then and especially the last few days. If you are interested in registering your child for our amazing March Break camp, please send in the completed  registration form, along with the $20 one-time non-refundable deposit in order to secure your child's spot (this could be paid in cash or through fresh books). This year there are two options to choose from the first being lunch and two snacks provided or the second being send your own packed lunch and a discounted camp rate! We also have daily rates available. Please contact Ms. Smith bsmith@stjudesacademy.com for more details. 

Hot Lunch program:

The system is now open to order Hot Lunch for February. Lunch orders are due Friday, January 26th, 2018. After this date, our system closes and is unable to open for February ordering.  Please make sure your child is under the correct grade. http://mydigitalmailroom.com/sja  All payments are due on Friday, February 9th, 2018.

This month's special is Vegetable Stir Fry with Jasmine Rice that will be available every Friday!

Re-registration:

We value your loyalty and commitment to our school community and would love to continue our partnership by offering priority enrollment for our current SJA families.
We kindly ask that you take a moment to review your financial statement and complete the information in the package and make any necessary changes to your place of residence, employment, email changes or any medical information that the administration should be aware of.
Please be aware that in order to secure your child’s enrolment, it is imperative that you submit your re-enrollment package and fees no later than February 12, 2018 at 4:00pm. After this date, all available grade-level spaces will be open to our families on waitlists who will then have the opportunity to secure any vacant positions.

After care:

 After care invoices have all been sent out via freshbooks. Payments can be made online and are due January 29th.

Jump Rope for Heart:

St. Jude’s Academy is please to be holding a Heart and Stroke Foundation Jump Rope for Heart event on Tuesday, February 20th, 2018. All money raised will support the Heart and Stroke Foundation in their mission to promote children’s health and fund vital heart and stroke research.

Jump Rope for Heart encourages kids to get active by skipping rope while they collect pledges for heart disease and stroke research. They also learn the importance of living a healthy lifestyle and giving back to their community. This year marks Jump Rope for Heart’s 36th Anniversary and the Heart and Stroke Foundation is striving to get 1 million kids jumping in close to 4,000 schools across Canada. Let’s be part of it!

We need your help to reach out School fundraising goal of $1000.00.

Please help support your child’s fundraising efforts by registering them online at JumpRopeForHeart.ca and send out donations request emails to friends, family, and colleagues. Online fundraising is the quickest way to reach all of your contacts and online donors receive and automatic tax receipt.

Please visit JumpRopeForHeart.ca and start fundraising today!

Each student has brought home pledge envelopes if you prefer to collect donations in-person. Please ensure that their pledge envelope is returned on the day of their school’s Jump Event Day.

Have a wonderful evening! 

Tuesday January 16 2018

Tremendous Tuesday!!

We began the day working on our speeches for the oral competition.

Next we had French and then Gym.

After first recess and lunch we did a new set of follow me cards related to time. Today we were able to get them done in 8 minutes and 57 seconds. Each day we will try to improve this time. Next we practiced elapsed time as a group. Ms. Jaskolka gave us various scenarios and we needed to figure out the answer:

If recess begins at 10:10 and ends at 10:25 how low was recess? 15 minutes
If recess began at 10:10 and ends at 10:45 how low was recess? 35 minutes
If we were extra lucky and recess began at 10:10 and ended at 11:05 how long was recess? 55 minutes
If you began piano lessons at 4:45 and it ended at 5:10 how low were your piano lessons? 25 minutes
If you began swimming lessons at 5:30 and it ended at 6:45 how long were your swimming lessons? One hour and fifteen minutes.
If you began basketball practice at 7:15 and it lasted for 45 minutes, what time did your basketball practice end? 8 o’clock.

We then worked on similar scenarios in partners and groups.

Extra practice with telling time:

http://mrnussbaum.com/clockworks/

Some extra practice with elapsed time:

http://www.softschools.com/time/clock_games/elapsed_time_games/

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/time/mathman_time_elapsed.htm

http://www.primarygames.com/math/roboclock3/

After second recess and lunch we continued working on our speeches.

At the end of the day Bryce shared his enthusiasm entry about Julia!











Homework:
1.     Read for 20 minutes
2.     Math Sheet

3.     Grade 1 Grocery store on Thursday

Monday, 15 January 2018

Monday January 15, 2018

Marvelous Monday!

Email about fire alarm today:

Dear Parent(s) and Guardian(s), 

This is to inform you that we experienced an unexpected fire alarm this morning in the building. SJA staff did an amazing job evacuating the students safely and in a timely fashion from the building. Students were outside for ten minutes waiting in line while we followed proper protocol to ensure every child was accounted for. At this time, we then made our way over to Meadowvale rinks to have shelter from the cold. Once the fire department gave the go ahead we returned back to the building. There is no need for alarm or concern the building and students are safe and secure.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me, Mrs. Smith at bsmith@stjudesacademy.com or Mrs. Hocevar at hhocevar@stjudesacademy.com.

We began the day writing in our agendas and then working on our lesson fifteen spelling words.

Then we had French and Gym. During Gym we had our fire alarm.

After first recess and lunch we had Music.

Then we reviewed how to tell time using an analog clock and how we can write the time in different ways: 1:15 is also quarter past 1. 12:45 is also 45 minutes after 12 and quarter to 1. We then worked in partners to write the time using a digital clock.

Then we had an assembly about Jump Rope for Heart. Jump Rope for Heart is a fundraising and physical activity program based around skipping. It teaches school-aged children how to keep fit and healthy, all while having fun and raising vital funds for heart disease research and education. We are fundraising money for this incredible organization!




More information:

Dear Parent/Guardian:

St. Jude’s Academy is please to be holding a Heart and Stroke Foundation Jump Rope for Heart event on Tuesday, February 20th, 2018. All money raised will support the Heart and Stroke Foundation in their mission to promote children’s health and fund vital heart and stroke research.

Jump Rope for Heart encourages kids to get active by skipping rope while they collect pledges for heart disease and stroke research. They also learn the importance of living a healthy lifestyle and giving back to their community. This year marks Jump Rope for Heart’s 36th Anniversary and the Heart and Stroke Foundation is striving to get 1 million kids jumping in close to 4,000 schools across Canada. Let’s be part of it!

We need your help to reach out School fundraising goal of $1000.00.

Please help support your child’s fundraising efforts by registering them online at JumpRopeForHeart.ca and send out donations request emails to friends, family, and colleagues. Online fundraising is the quickest way to reach all of your contacts and online donors receive and automatic tax receipt.

Please visit JumpRopeForHeart.ca and start fundraising today!

Each student will be bringing home pledge envelopes if you prefer to collect donations in-person. Please ensure that their pledge envelope is returned on the day of their school’s Jump Event Day.

Thank you in advance for your support,

St. Jude’s Academy Staff

After second recess and lunch we began our new novel study: Horrible Harry and the Holidaze! We immediately noticed the connections between this novel study and Song Lee in Room 2B. We realized that our first novel study took place when the students were in grade 2 and now they are in grade 3! Next, we made predictions based on the cover and the title of the story. We are getting so much better at making relevant predictions!! Then we read the first chapter. We found out that the students in Room 3B will be celebrating five different winter holidays and we will get to explore them along with Ms. Mackle’s class!!!

Next Emily shared her enthusiastic entry on her grandpa!!! Check it out!!







Then we continued sharing what he did over holidays.

Stay warm and safe! See you all tomorrow!

Homework:

1.    Read for 20 minutes
2.     Spelling pg. 61-64
3.     Cursive pg. 56-57

4.     Grade 1 Grocery Story on Thursday

Friday, 12 January 2018

Friday January 12, 2018

Fantastic Friday!!!

First we sang 'Happy Birthday' to Lizzie!!!!




Then we had a conversation about our oral competition. We spoke about the expectations regarding our speeches. We will be doing a speech about a story of our chose. For Monday, students are being asked to have picked a book and have the plan/brainstorm ready for Monday (this was sent home Wednesday and another copy was sent home today.

We then practiced the ‘drawing what we can see’ technique. Ms. Jaskolka showed us how to do this using a Kleenex box and then we did the same thing.  Each table group had one Kleenex box and we need to draw it from our perspective and only what we could see. Next, we began sketching our cultural artifact. We took our role as an artist very seriously today!
























Then we had Gym.

After first recess and lunch we dove into telling time for Math. We looked at a clock and practiced telling time as a class using an analog clock. We also practiced telling time where we could move the hour hand and minute hand on our own. Next we worked on some fun telling time activities!!

Following second recess and lunch we practiced telling time in two and three different ways!!! For example: 1:15 can also be quarter past 1; 12:45 is also forty five minutes past 12 and quarter to 1. Students were told they could use the following picture to help with their homework:



Nyla then shared her enthusiasm entry on her grandpa!!!






 Here is Vaibhav's entry from yesterday:


Action Star:
Arya is our action star!!! She brought in a guitar from Mexico and a blue Santa hat because Santa dresses in blue in Mexico. Check it out!!










Isabella also shared a souvenir from Cuba, a snake!




Then we continued working on sketching our cultural artifact.

Stay safe and have a wonderful weekend!!!

Homework:

1.     Read for 20 minutes
2.     Speech brainstorm done for Monday
3.     Math test signed

4.     Math time package