Mme Lockerbie Notes

Bienvenue en 2e année!


Posted: September 11, 2014

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 jeudi le 11 septembre, 2014. 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 0-20. 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 Evan and Ivy as they have been selected to be our class representatives! We know you will represent us well!  Mme Lockerbie! J

Posted: September 11, 2014

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 7, 2014

I am so proud of my amazing students for completing their first week of school in French Immersion! We had a wonderful week! Last week, we learned the following oral structures:Quelle est la date aujourd’hui? Aujourd’hui, c’est le 8 septembre, 2013. Comment t'appelles-tu? Je m’appelle Felix.Quel âge as-tu? J’ai 8 ans.En quelle année es-tu? Je suis en 3 e année.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 19, 2014

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: June 11, 2014

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 began our last science unit on Plants and soil. Students will learn the parts of a plant and the life cycle of a plant. Don’t forget that we will be going to Kouchibouguac on Friday 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: May 25, 2014

    In Language Arts and Science, we will wrap up our unit on Structures and Material.  Students learned about buildings, building materials and foundations.  They also learned what we must do to build a solid and stable structure. Students will build their own stable structure tomorrow by using newspapers and masking tape. They have been looking forward to doing so!       In math, we will be completing our unit on Fractions. Students learned how to name, identify and represent equal parts.  They can also name fractions of a whole.  We will be starting our Multiplication and Division Unit at the end of this week.   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: April 24, 2014

Next 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.   In math we have commenced our unit on Measurement. This week, students learned how to use a ruler to measure in centimeters.  We also talked about length, width and height measured in cm and m. Next week, we will look at telling time and we will learn to measure the perimeter of areas in cm.            

Posted: March 30, 2014

We continue to learn about our province.  We will talk about natural resources, transportation, and jobs in New Brunswick. They also talked about special things in New Brunswick. In writing, students will complete a narrative 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.

Posted: March 19, 2014

 Please practice multiplication facts 0,1,2,and 3. There will be a quiz tomorrow.  Students will learn their multiplications facts up to 5x5 this year.                      

Posted: March 14, 2014

In French Language Arts, we continue to work on our Social Studies unit: My province. Students will review the cities in New Brunswick. We will also discuss ethnic groups and natural resources in NB.  Students completed a procedural writing piece and a St. Patrick’s narrative piece. We are now moving on to a  descriptive piece about their March Break activities. We continue to do the Daily 5 every day in order to improve their reading and writing skills. In Math, we are working on estimation and addition strategies and adding two and three digit numbers.  We are also learning to subtract by using base ten blocks.  We will be moving on to a Mesurement unit next week. 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!

Posted: February 17, 2014

Dear Home & School Executive and 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 10, 2014

In Lang. Arts, we continue to work on our Health unit and have begun discussing how to take care of ourselves by eating well, being clean, exercising and resting. We will also learn Valentine Vocabulary. These new words will help the students during oral, writing and reading activities! We will also be working on procedural writing. We will follow a recipe on Valentine's day and make something yummy to eat! Next week, students will independently write a procedural text by writing their own tasty recipe! In Math, we continue to use mental math strategies: doubles, doubles + 1, making 10 and adding 10s. We are also learning to use different estimating strategies to add two digit numbers.   

Posted: February 5, 2014

In French Language Arts, we have commenced a health unit. We are looking at the different food groups and what types of food go in each group. We are talking about 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 13, 2014

 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.