Mme Lockerbie Notes

Bienvenue en 2e année!


Posted: September 28, 2015

Happy Monday!  This week in Math we will continue to work on our numbers, up to 50. There are several web links on my teacher page to 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 are learning vocabulary to describe the five senses and the parts of the body. 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 à l’école? (À l’école, j’aime la musique).Qu’est-ce que tu aimes? (J’aime mon chien).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. Have a great week everyone! Bonne semaine!

Posted: September 21, 2015

In French Language Arts, we have reviewed the questions from last week and are learning more questions/oral structures such as :  Quelle est la date aujourd'hui? Aujourd'hui, c'est jeudi le 21 septembre, 2015. 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 as homework next week. ;)Students have been writing each day about themselves. In Math, we have been working on our numbers from 0-40. We are also comparing numbers ( 16 est plus grand que 10. 3 est plus petit que 12), We have also learned a few new songs and continue to learn classroom vocabulary.  I would like to congratulate Maggie as she has been selected to be our class representative! I would also like to congratulate Lorynn G. She will be the new secretary for our student council!  I know these girls will do a fantastic job in their new roles! Mme Lockerbie! 

Posted: September 17, 2015

A September newsletter has been sent home explaining what we are working on this month in Literacy and in Math. I will continue to send home a monthly newsletter in order to keep you informed throughout the year. If you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to call me or email me. :)

Posted: September 17, 2015

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 17, 2015

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 words in class through daily activities. If you would like to go over our spelling words with your child at home, you may do so. I will include the weekly lists of words in our monthly homework calendar starting in October.

Posted: September 11, 2015

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, 2015. Comment t'appelles-tu? Je m’appelle Daniel.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 Monday! Please check the calendar in their homework folder for more information. Bravo mes amis!  Keep up the great work! :-)

Posted: May 20, 2015

In Math, we finished up our multiplication and division unit and 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.   Please continue to review math facts in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.  We will be completing our Structures et Materiaux unit this week.  As a final project in this unit, students will build a structure with their group.  I'm looking forward to seeing my architects at work!  Next week, we will begin our final science unit on Plants and Soil. 

Posted: April 26, 2015

This week, we will begin 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. 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.  We continue to work on our Multiplication and Division Unit.   Please continue to 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 27, 2015

I will provide time in class for students to work on their Science fair projects Tuesday and Wednesday., if needed. Please make sure to send in all material needed. Students can also practice presenting their projects on these days. The School Science Fair is on April 2nd.

Posted: March 22, 2015

In Social Studeies, we continue to learn 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 mental math, estimation and addition  strategies and adding two and three digit numbers.  We are also working on subtracting 2 and 3 digit numbers.  Just a reminder that report cards go out Monday! I’m so proud of all of my students! I look forward to meeting with you this week! Have a great week!Mme Lockerbie :)

Posted: February 13, 2015

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 1, 2015

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 have reviewed basic math facts and some mental math strategies (doubles, near doubles, making ten). We continue to work on word problems and addition /subtraction with 2 and 3 digit numbers.

Posted: January 19, 2015

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 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 7, 2015

Bonjour Parents,   I would like to wish you all the very best for the New Year! I enjoyed seeing my students this week and hearing about their holiday!   In Language, 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: December 14, 2014

There will be no homework this week!  I wish all of you a "Safe and Happy Holiday!"