Mme Lockerbie Notes

Bienvenue en 2e année!

Notes

Posted: June 12, 2018

In Math, we completed our units on Fractions. Students learned how to name, identify and represent equal parts. They can also name fractions of a whole. We are now working on Geometry. Students are learning about polygons and 3D objects: pyramids, prisms and others (cone, sphere,cylinder). Students will describe these objects by determining how many faces, edges and vertices they have.  We began our last Science unit on Plants and Soil.

Don’t forget that we will be going to Kouchibouguac on Thursday for our end of the year field trip! Parents are welcome to join us at the Kouchibouguac Park.  We will be there around 9:45!

 

Posted: April 7, 2018

This week, we will be starting our Social Studies unit: New Brunswick.  We will talk about our cities, natural resources, transportation and jobs in New Brunswick. In Language Arts, we continue to work on the 6 +1 Writing Traits to develop more independant writing. We are presently focusing on Word Choice to make our stories more interesting to the reader. We continue to do the Daily 5 activities everyday.  We also review our French sounds, oral structures and cursive writing.  In math, we will begin our Multiplication and Division Unit.   Please  practice times tables with your child up to 5X5. Students can also practice by using the math websites that I posted on our website.

Have a great week! Looking forward to meeting you for Parent-Teacher interviews.

Dear Parents and Home & School Members,

Thank you for all the contributions and efforts you put forth in support of Staff Appreciation week. Last week was such a treat and it made us feel very appreciated!  We are so lucky to work at Gretna Green Elementary School where the children and their families are amazing! You are the best!

Posted: February 11, 2018

In French Language Arts, we have commenced a Health unit. We are learning about the importance of a healthy, active lifestyle. We are also looking at the different food groups and what types of food go in each group. We are talking about healthy, balanced meals.  We continue to work on "Winter" and "Valentine" vocabulary. We will work on narrative texts. We will focus on the Ideas and Convention writing traits. We will discuss what makes a good story (beginning, middle, end, details) and review the writing process (plan, write, revise, correct, edit, publish).  In Math, we keep continue to review basic math facts and some mental math strategies (doubles, near doubles, making ten). We are also working on rounding off numbers to the nearest tens and estimating sums.  

Have a great week!

Posted: December 11, 2017

 

It's almost Christmas!!!  Can you believe it? Time sure flies! In French Language Arts, students continue to review questions/oral structures from previous weeks and  they are also learning Christmas vocabulary.   Students will be writing a personal narrative story about Christmas.   I have great authors in my class!  In Math, we continue to work on representing numbers in different ways, skip counting, and ordering numbers to 1000. Please remember to practice addition facts each night and check out the addition games that I posted in the "Web " link.     

Mme Lockerbie

Posted: November 20, 2017

                                 In French this week, we will be discussing activities that we like to do with our families. Students will also talk about their favorite hobbies/pastime. Oral structures may include: Je joue ..              Je promène mon chien au parc.                  Je magasine au centre d’achats avec…      We completed our class book on " Nos animaux dometiques" ( Our Pets).  The students enjoyed writing about their pet and presenting their pet.  I made many copies of their book.  Your child will be bringing home the book next week.  Please listen to your child read their book to you.  Enjoy!  Students have been bringing home a levelled book seen during a Guided Reading session. They will read the same  book for 2 nights. I encourage rereading books to increase accuracy and fluency each time the book is read. Each Monday and Wednesday, I will send home one levelled book seen during a Guided Reading session. Happy reading!  

Posted: October 18, 2017

These next 2 weeks in French, we will  be discussing and describing pets that we have at home or pets that we would like to have. We will also describe our pets’ temperament. Your child is more than welcome to bring in a picture of their pet or a favorite animal that s/he likes. If you wish, you can send me an email with a pic attached ( monica.lockerbie@nbed.nb.ca(link sends e-mail)). They can share their picture with the class. Examples of oral structures that will be introduced this week :

J’ai un lapin. Il s`appelle __. Il a X ans. Je n’ai pas … Je veux avoir un ___ Mon animal préféré est … . Il s`appelle __. Il est gros. Il a X ans. Son corps est recouvert de ___ (poil, écaille, plumes). Mon ___ a de petites oreilles et les yeux __. Ses yeux sont ____, ses oreilles sont ___. Mon animal est ____ … (gentil, calme, excité, fidèle doux, heureux), We will make a class book about our animals next week to end our study on pets. I feel that the students will love this part of the curriculum! Finally, we will work on Halloween vocabulary and learn new songs. We will have a busy but fun few weeks!

 

Posted: October 3, 2017

 

This week in Math we will continue to work on patterns and our numbers, up to 60.There are several web links on my teacher page to practice the numbers in French. We will also learn how to take a survey using tally marks, and how do make a bar graph and picto-graph. For example, students will ask their friends: "Quelle est ta couleur préférée? "(What is your favourite colour?). Then, they will tally the answers and colour in the bar graph. In French literacy, we will continue to work on our first unit called "Je suis unique" (I'm unique). Students coontinue to learn vocabulary to describe themselves and their friends. They will also learn to express their preferences and dislikes. We continually review learned language structures, adding to the list weekly. Here are a few new oral structures for this week:

Qu’est-ce que tu aimes? (J’aime mon chien).

Qu’est-ce que tu aimes à l’école? (À l’école, j’aime la musique).

Qu’est-ce que tu n’aimes pas? (Je n’aime pas la pluie).

Qu’est-ce que tu adores?  (J’adore les souliers).

We will continue to learn a few new songs/ poems around this theme. Students will also continue to read thematic books with a partner on a daily basis. These books are sent home as homework each night. Have a great week everyone! Bonne semaine!

Posted: September 18, 2017

In French Language Arts, we have reviewed the questions from last week and learned more questions/oral structures such as :  Quelle est la date aujourd'hui? Aujourd'hui, c'est lundi le 18 septembre, 2017. Quelle couleur sont tes cheveux? Mes cheveux sont....  Quelle couleur sont tes yeux? Mes yeux sont...  In reading (lecture), we are working on the vowel sounds and we are reading simple books related to the school vocabulary seen in class.  These books will be sent home this week. ;) Students have been writing each day about themselves. In Math, we have been working on our numbers from 0-30. We are also comparing numbers ( 16 est plus grand que 10. 3 est plus petit que 12), We are also learning a few new songs and continue to learn classroom vocabulary.  

Mme Lockerbie

Posted: September 11, 2017

I am so proud of my amazing students for completing their first week of school in French Immersion! We had a wonderful week!  We learned the following oral structures:
 
Quelle est la date aujourd’hui? Aujourd’hui, c’est le 11 septembre, 2017. 
Comment t'appelles-tu? Je m’appelle Charlotte.
Quel âge  as-tu? J’ai 8 ans.
Quel temps fait-il aujourd'hui?  Il fait soleil. 
Es-tu une fille ou un garçon? Je suis une fille.
 
We are working on our colors, school vocabulary, the 7 days of the week and the 12 months of the year. We also worked hard on our numbers and number words from 0-20.   Homework starts today! Please check the calendar in their homework folder for more information. Bravo mes amis!  Keep up the great work! :-)

Posted: August 30, 2017

I am extremely happy to be your French Immersion teacher this year! I have been waiting all summer to meet you! I have so many things I want to share with you and I want to hear all about your summer vacation. I know we will have a fantastic year! See you soon!

Mme Lockerbie :)

Posted: April 11, 2017

In Social Studies, we are learning about our province. We will learn to locate our province on the map, talk about our cities, natural resources, transportation, jobs, climate and vegetation in New Brunswick. We are also learning Spring and Easter vocabulary.  In writing, students are working on a personal narrative writing piece. We continue to review writing and reading strategies on a daily basis. In Math, we continue to review estimation, mental math strategies and adding two and three digit numbers.  We are also working on subtracting 2 and 3 digit numbers.  

Happy Easter!

Mme Lockerbie :)

Posted: March 26, 2017

Our trip to the Maple Sugar Camp has been rescheduled to Tuesday, March 28th (weather permitting).

Posted: February 6, 2017

In French Language Arts, we have commenced a Health unit. We are learning about the importance of a healthy, active lifestyle. We are also looking at the different food groups and what types of food go in each group. We are talking about healthy, balanced meals and students will draw a balanced meal and present it to the class.  We continue to work on "Winter" vocabulary and we will work on narrative texts. We will focus on the Ideas and Convention writing traits. We will discuss what makes a good story (beginning, middle, end, details) and review the writing process (plan, write, revise, correct, edit, publish).  In Math, we keep reviewing our numbers from 0-1000. This week students continue to review basic math facts and some mental math strategies (doubles, near doubles, making ten). We are also working on rounding off numbers to the nearest tens and estimating sums.  We will have a math test on numbers to 1000 on Thursday.

Have a great week!

Mme Lockerbie

Posted: December 19, 2016

It's almost Christmas!!!  Can you believe it? Time sure flies! In French Language Arts, students continue to review questions/oral structures from previous weeks and  they are also learning Christmas vocabulary.   Also, students have been writing a personal narrative story about Christmas.   I have great authors in my class!  In Math, we continue to work on representing numbers in different ways, skip counting, and ordering numbers to 1000. Please remember to practice addition facts each night and check out the addition games that I posted in the "Web " link.     

Happy Holidays!

Mme Lockerbie

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