Friday, June 15, 2018

A Few Things

Hey Everyone!  Just a few things for the upcoming busy week!

Monday is our trip to Fort Whoop Up.  We will be taking the bus and leaving the school at 12:30pm.  Parts of this trip are outside so dress for the weather please!

Wednesday is our trip to Helen Schuler.  We will be taking the bus and it will be leaving the school at 9:30am.  The entire trip is outside and we go rain or shine.  Dress for the weather please!

ENCORE PERFORMANCE!!
The Grade Ones will be doing performing their bird songs once again this Thursday at our Spirit Assembly.  All are welcome!  It starts at 12:45pm

Thursday is also Beachwear Day!

You'll also notice a few of your child's items beginning to trickle home soon.  It's easier to send things a little at a time.  Any left over pencils, gluesticks etc. will be divided up between those students that brought supplies. 
If your child will be leaving for the summer early, please let me know ASAP.
If your child will not be returning to MMH in the fall please let me know ASAP.

Here's to a great week!

Friday, June 1, 2018

Birds of Prey and Bird Expo!

Happy Friday!

Well... we are officially bird experts, or more formally, Junior Ornithologists!

The Grade Ones would like to invite families to a special event to celebrate the end of this wonderful project.

On Thursday, June 7 at 2:15pm there will be a singing performance by our grade one students of two birds songs in our school gym. (They're SUPER cute!) Immediately following the performance parents and families are invited to join their child in his or her classroom to see our bird projects and be taught many wonderful things by our bird experts. 

We hope you can make it!

(Grandparents and extended family members are also welcome!!)

Our Birds of Prey trip was a very soggy, very great success!  Here are just a few highlights!




Friday, May 4, 2018

Upcoming Important Dates

Hello Wonderful Families!
The next two months are going to be very busy ones for our classroom!  While details may change slightly, I’m going to try and give you as much information now as I can regarding upcoming events and trips from now until the end of June.  If there are changes I will be sure to let you know ASAP.

Next week is going to be VERY exciting. A few weeks ago you were emailed from the school the upcoming schedule for our MMH Birthday celebration.  Parents are invited to take part in any of the weeks activities if they wish. Here is some extra info you may need to know…

Monday May 7 – Staff Learning Day. No school for students

Tuesday May 8 – Assembly at 10:30am. Past staff members will be in attendance as we honour the family members of Mike Mountain Horse.
Outdoor picture at 1:00pm. Teachers will be handing out yellow t-shirts to all students to wear. Staff and parents are asked to wear navy blue. If you’d like to be in this photo, we would love to have you!! Please come.

Wednesday May 9 – A variety of activities are taking place all day.  There will still be more information to come as details arise.  I will keep you posted.

Thursday May 10 – Dress 80s! (I can’t wait to see this).
Assembly from 8:45-9:45am to launch our all day Dance-a-Thon.   A very special surprise will also be revealed!
Grade 1s go in the gym to bust a move at from 10:45am-11:15am.  Parents and siblings welcome!
MMH Birthday Gala from 6:00-8:00. Come as a family to do some crafts, watch old cartoons, dance, and eat a cupcake.

Friday May 11- Hot Lunch Order Deadline

Monday May 21- Victoria Day NO SCHOOL

Tuesday May 22- Hot Lunch

Thursday May 24- Wear Blue and Yellow/Gold Day!  Assembly at 10:20am

Thursday May 31 – Fieldtrip to Birds of Prey in Coaldale
This is such an exciting opportunity for our students as a wrap up to our “What Makes a Bird a Bird” PBL project.  Our school budget is going to cover busing and part of the admission costs but it is still a very costly venture.  We are asking families for a bit of assistance to please help us make this happen.  Each student is asked to pay $5.50 towards their admission to the center.  We are also in need of volunteers for this trip, but are asking that volunteers help out by covering their $6.75 admission cost.  These can be paid via School Cash online beginning this Thursday and will remain open until May 22.  Thanks so much!
If you are planning to accompany us on this trip please indicate that at the end of this form and return it to school.  Thanks!

Tuesday June 5- FREE Hot Lunch!

Monday June 18- Fieldtrip to Fort Whoop Up
We will be taking a bus on this trip but I do require a few parent volunteers to come along.  We will be leaving MMH at 12:30pm and will be at the center from 12:50-2:20pm.  If you are planning to accompany us on this trip please indicate that at the end of this form and return it to school.  Thanks!

Wednesday June 20- Fieldtrip to Helen Schuler Nature Center
We will be taking a bus on this trip but I do require a few parent volunteers to come along.  We will be leaving MMH at 9:10am and will be at the center from 9:30-11:00am.  If you are planning to accompany us on this trip please indicate that at the end of this form and return it to school.  Thanks!

Thursday June 21 – Beachwear Day
Assembly at 12:45pm

Tuesday June 26 – Division 1 Sports Day
I will require at LEAST two parent volunteers for this day.  You can volunteer for morning, afternoon or both.  More details to come!

Wednesday June 27 - Grade 1 Year End Picnic at the Rotary Picnic Shelter
This is an all day event!  Families are asked to join us over the lunch hour for a “bring your own picnic”!  More details to come.


Thursday June 28 – Last Day.  11:35am dismissal

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Hello Wonderful Families!
I am so hoping that March goes out like a lamb.  Our kiddos are in desperate need some outside play time.  Here are some important notes for the upcoming weeks!

Outdoor Footwear
Please be aware that the playground and field at MMH are a bit of a VERY WET disaster at the moment.  Even though the streets are dry and it seems as though running shoes should be ok, it's proving to be a major problem for many students at recess.  Please make every effort to be sure your child has indoor shoes and perhaps wears rain boots for the next few days if they are inclined to migrate towards the water.  Thanks so much!


Everyone Can Play Project Showcase
As mentioned in my previous post, we've been working super hard in grade one on a project where students were asked to design a toy, board game, art project, or musical instrument that will be engaging to someone who is visually impaired. It has been a super fun project and we are excited to show off what we have created! Please consider joining us for our Project Showcase on Wednesday, March 28  between 2:15pm and 3:00pm (this is come and go and you may take your child home with you after you have viewed the showcase). A big part of this project is centered around being able to verbally share our creations with an authentic audience, so it would be great if you are able to stop by! 

Originally we included Thursday morning in our showcase as well, but due to scheduling difficulties we have decided to only showcase on Wednesday during the last 45 minutes of the day.
If you are unable to attend at this time no worries!  Your child will be bringing their project home Thursday and will be able to give you a fantastic demonstration from the comfort of your living room.  

Mrs. Hartwick
Our beloved Mrs. Hartwick is having a birthday on Tuesday!  We are so excited to celebrate her! If your child would like to make her a card/picture etc., to bring to school Tuesday to help with our special day that would be wonderful!

Easter Party
Our Easter Party will take place on March 29 pm.  The following people are signed up to bring snacks:

Cheese and Cracks: Alexa
Fruit: ___________
Veggies and Dip: Gage
Cookies or Muffins: Gracie
Meat and Pickles: ___________
Napkins and Plates:  Gage
*If you'd like to put your name in one of the blanks please let me know!
angie.fallwell@lethsd.ab.ca

April 10 Boat Building
If you have any plastic (or other) materials that would be useful for building small boats, it would be great if you could send them to school on or before Tuesday, April 10. Thank you! (lids, containers etc

Important Upcoming Dates
Mar 27 - Hot Lunch
Mar 28 - Everyone Can Play Project Showcase
Mar 29 - Classroom Easter Party  (Due to a family issue I will be away Thursday afternoon.  Mrs. Rita Johnston will be in for me.  My class knows her very well and they are so excited to see her again!)
Mar 30 - Apr 8 - No School, Easter Break
Apr 9 - No School, Professional Learning Day
Apr 19 - Western Day
Apr 24 - Hot Lunch


Friday, March 9, 2018

March Updates

Hi There!
I apologize for it being so long since I've done a blog update!  March has is report card season and it's been crazy busy around our classroom!  Our PBL (click here for a link to explain PBL) project about creating toys for the visually impaired is going so well and has created engaged, organized chaos everywhere!

Here are some important update for the rest of March and into April!

Important school dates can be found here.
Click here for the most recent school newsletter.

We Are Lucky to Be a Family!
Thanks for taking the time to work on your "Lucky to be a Family" shamrocks.  The presentations so far have been fabulous!

Celebration of Learning
March 15  from 5:30-7:00pm is our Celebration of Learning at Mike Mountain Horse.  It is an optional COME AND GO event.  If you plan to attend, you can expect to spend about 20min. with your child in our classroom.  This is student led, and is their opportunity to show off some of the great things we have been up to.  I will be there of course if you have any questions or comments regarding the report card or your child's progress, but if you feel you require a private interview, please book one for Friday morning (16th) through the school website (instructions below).  If you have NOT already heard from me, I am not requesting an interview with you at this time.  Thanks!

Show and Share
I have to extend a big thanks to all the families for making Show and Share so great this month!  It has been such a wonderful opportunity for students to show of items from their parents jobs.  We've learned so much!  Just a few of the items we've seen are: hearing aids, teacher gear, specialized scissors and hair curler, contact lenses, a semi-truck, police gear, a broken cell phone... just to name a few!

Easter Gifts??
Are you looking for a great gift from the E.B.?  Many of the students are running low on pencil crayons and wax crayons at this time of year.  New wax crayons will be their gift from me for Easter, but a new set of pencil crayons might also be wonderful!

Easter Party
Our Easter Party will take place on March 29 pm.  The following people are signed up to bring snacks:

Cheese and Cracks: Alexa
Fruit: ___________
Veggies and Dip: Gage
Cookies or Muffins: Gracie
Meat and Pickles: ___________
Napkins and Plates:  Gage
*If you'd like to put your name in one of the blanks please let me know!
angie.fallwell@lethsd.ab.ca

Everyone Can Play
We would love to show off our PBL projects!  If you would like to come and see your child's completed project and hear all they have learned about creating engaging activities for the visually impaired, please feel free to come by our classroom on:
Wed. March 28th between 2:15pm and 3:00pm
or 
Thurs. March 29th between 8:30am and 9:15am

Other Important Dates:
Mar 13 - Report Cards Go Home
Mar 15 - Celebration of Learning
Mar 16 - No School, Parent Teacher Interviews
Mar 22 - Career Dress Up Day
Mar 27 - Hot Lunch
Mar 29 - Classroom Easter Party
Mar 30 - Apr 8 - No School, Easter Break
Apr 9 - No School, Professional Learning Day
Apr 19 - Western Day
Apr 24 - Hot Lunch



Additional Information:
How to Book a Parent Teacher Interview
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Please see the information below regarding requests for classrooms placements for next year.
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Monday, January 29, 2018

February Updates!

Mrs. Fallwell’s Classroom Update

Hi There!  Our classroom has many exciting events / projects coming up! 

February 9th: PL DAY NO CLASSES

February 14th is Valentine’s Day!  We have a LOT going on! 

- Gardens Field Trip: 
We would love to go and spend some cheer to our neighborhood seniors home.  This trip will be dependent on parent drivers, so as of now it is a tentative trip.  We are looking for parent drivers to meet us at MMH at 10:20am and transport students to The Gardens.  Drivers will stay with us during the trip and we will return to the school by approximately 11:15am.  If this is something you are able to help out with, please send me an email or write a note in your child’s agenda ASAP.  The trip to The Gardens will include us singing songs, delivering crafts and reading to the residents. 

- Party Time: 
In the afternoon we will be celebrating with a special class snack.  The following families are signed up to bring snacks that day. 
Cheese and Crackers:  Alexa
Fruit:  ________ (if you’d be willing to sign up for this please let me know!)
Veggies and Dip: Gage
Cookies or Muffins: Gracie
Meat and Pickles:  ________   (if you’d be willing to sign up for this please let me know!)
Napkins and Plates: Gage

- Valentines
If your child would like to bring Valentines they are welcome to do so between Feb. 12th  and 14th. 
  
Here is our class list!

Lucy
Athena
Cohen
Gracie
Jessie
Fin
Ava
Everett
Bennett
Gage
Fatme
Eleanor
Eden
Denver
Alexa
Dane
Bella
Connor
Mrs. Hartwick
Mrs. Fallwell

February 15th   
Jersey Day:  Come dressed in your favourite team jersey!  There will also be a spirit assembly at 12:45pm.

February 16th
100 Day Celebration: 
Volunteers needed!  If you are able to help out with our 100 Day celebration (grades 1& 2 only) in the gym, please let me know ASAP.  I am in need of one or two volunteers that morning to help managed two very simple stations.  Very little instruction/help will be needed, you will simply be handing out supplies and tidying the area throughout the morning.  Thanks so much!

February 19-24th:  FAMILY WEEK HOLIDAY NO SCHOOL
February 27:  Hot Lunch
February 28:  Pink Shirt Day

February 28th
Field Trip to the Galt Museum:
Volunteers needed!  Our class will be visiting the museum from 9am-11am.  We are taking a bus, but I do need at least 2 parents to meet us there and stay for the trip to assist with supervision.  If you’d be interested, please let me know ASAP. 

March 15:  Celebration of Learning from 5:30-7:30pm. 
This is a come and go event, you can plan to spend approximately 15minutes in the classroom.  This is a chance for your child to show off to you!
March 16:  Interviews (no school)
If you are feeling the need for a private interview, they can be booked for this morning.  More information to come.

Sight Words: 

Two weeks ago many students received a list of sight words that required a bit of extra practice.  THANK YOU SO MUCH!  It is very obvious who is practicing and it is making a huge difference very quickly.  Even the students are noticing how things are getting easier during reading time!  Way to go!