Mme Lockerbie Notes

Bienvenue en 2e année!


Posted: September 16, 2016

Each Friday, students have a spelling test on the words studied in class during "Word Work". Presently, they are working on sight words.  Students practice their 6 words in class through daily hands-on activities. They do not have to study the words at home.  If you would like to go over our spelling words with your child at home, you may do so.

*** The 6 spelling words are included on the students' reading sheet. The words are written in the square box with a star in the corner.

Posted: September 12, 2016

As you know,  homework has started this week.  Please check your child's homework folder for his/her monthly homework calendar.  If you have any questions about the homework, please do not hesitate to call or email me. I will be happy to answer your questions.

Posted: September 9, 2016

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: 

Comment t'appelles-tu? Je m’appelle Tyler.

Comment ça va? Ca va bien.

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.

En quelle année est-tu?  Je suis en 3e année.

We are working on our colours, 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 Monday! Please check the calendar in their homework folder for more information. Bravo mes amis!  Keep up the great work! :-)

Mme Lockerbie :)

Dear Students,

     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 Tuesday!  

Mme Lockerbie :)


Posted: May 24, 2016

This week we will continue to learn about structures and materials! We discussed strong building materials such as " briques, métal and béton." We also discussed materials that are weaker such as "bois and verre." Students will learn how important it is to have a solid foundation when building a structure. In math, we talked about the measurement of time ( seconds, minutes and hours). We are also learning how to use a ruler and measure objects in centimeters or meters.  


Posted: May 9, 2016

This week, we started a science unit on Structures and Materials. We will learn about structures, materials used in structures, the differents parts of building and who is involved in making structures. As a final project, we will create our own structure.

Posted: April 11, 2016

This week, we continue to work on our Social Studies unit about 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 on a daily basis.  In math, we started 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 class webpage.

Posted: March 21, 2016

In Social Studeies, we are learning about our province.  We will talk about our cities, natural resources, transportation and jobs in New Brunswick. In writing, students will work 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.  Have a great week!Mme Lockerbie :)

Posted: February 16, 2016

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. 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.

Posted: February 4, 2016

We are starting a mathematics unit on addition and subtraction. Your child will develop strategies for adding and subtracting whole numbers by using addition charts, mental math, estimation, Base Ten Blocks, place-value mats, and pencil and paper. In this unit, your child will: • Recall basic addition and subtraction facts • Identify and apply relationships between addition and subtraction • Add and subtract 2-digit numbers • Use mental math to add and subtract • Estimate sums and differences • Add and subtract 3-digit numbers We will continue to have a weekly quiz to practice math facts and mental math strategies. The ability to use a variety of strategies to add and subtract leads to the development of a strong sense of number.Here are some suggestions for activities you can do with your child: • Play Store with your child. Price some of the items in your home in cents (for example, the cup of noodles costs 149 cents and the baguette costs 35 cents). You are the Shopper and your child is the Cashier. Have your child add the cost of the items you buy. • Roll a number cube 4 times. Use the numbers rolled to make two 2-digit numbers. Have your child subtract the lesser number from the greater number. Repeat the activity. This time, roll the number cube 6 times and make two 3-digit numbers.

Posted: January 5, 2016

Bonjour Parents, I would like to wish you all the very best for the New Year! I enjoyed seeing my students today and hearing about their holiday! In Language Arts, we will be working 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). We will also have Show & Tell (Montre et raconte) this week. All students can present a special object, picture etc. to their classmates on Thursday or Friday! This will be done en français, of course!In math, we will continue to work on  Representing Numbers to 1000.

Posted: November 9, 2015

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 this week or next week.  Please listen to your child read their book to you.  Enjoy!     Starting this week, students will read a leveled book seen during a Guided Reading session. They will read their books for 2 nights instead of reading new books each night. I encourage rereading books to increase accuracy and fluency each time the book is read. Each Monday and Wednesday, I will send home one leveled book seen during a Guided Reading session.Happy reading!      In math, we will complete our Patterns unit. The students will have an end of the unit test on Friday. Have a great week!

Posted: November 8, 2015

We will be having a Pizza Party on Thursday, November 12th as our class won the pizza party for the fall fundraiser.  If your child doesn’t like pizza, please send a lunch that doesn’t have to be microwaved as we will be eating in our classroom.  Your child will need to bring a recess snack and a drink. Thanks

Posted: October 15, 2015

These next few weeks in French, we will be talking about animals. 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 ( 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 7, 2015

We will be starting a mathematics unit on increasing and decreasing patterns. Recognizing and analyzing patterns is an important part of mathematical thinking. Patterning concepts lead to work with algebra in higher grades. In this unit, your child will:  • Identify, extend, create, and compare increasing patterns. • Identify, extend, create, and compare decreasing patterns. • Find pattern rules. • Display number patterns on hundred charts. • Use patterns to solve problems. Patterns can be found all around us. Encourage your child to look for patterns around the home and talk about them. Here are some suggestions for activities you can do at home: • Look for patterns in your family’s activities as marked on a calendar at home. What activities do you do daily? Twice a week? Every week? • Use small objects like buttons or coins to make patterns that grow or shrink. Encourage your child to describe and extend the patterns. • Count collections of nickels and dimes by 5s and by 10s. Count pennies by 2s.     *** We will continue to work on numbers from 0-100 in order to be better prepared for our 2nd unit: Numeration. We will also work on Bar Graphs and Pictographs.  Mme Lockerbie