Mme Lockerbie Notes

Bienvenue en 2e année!


Posted: October 7, 2013

It is a short, but busy week! We will continue to work on our "Pet" theme.Many students brought in a picture of their pet or a favorite animal that s/he  likes. We enjoyed meeting so many "furry "friends.  We will complete our class book about "Pets" this week. We continue to review last week's oral structures such as :   J’ai un lapin.  Il s`appelle __.  Il a X ans.  Mon animal préféré est  …  .  Il s`appelle __.  Il est gros.   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),  The students continue to read new books independently and with a partner on a daily basis. The students are also progressing well with their cursive writing. Bravo! Here's to another fantastic week!

Posted: September 30, 2013

 Dear Parents,    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      

Posted: September 29, 2013

This week 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. 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 this week to end our study on pets.  I feel that the students will love this part of the curriculum!  Finally, we will work on Thanksgiving vocabulary and learn new songs.  We will have a busy, but fun week!  

Posted: September 22, 2013

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 the 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 18, 2013

Just a reminder that the students will have a quiz on numbers 0-30 on Friday.  Each Friday, they also have a spelling test on the words studied in class during Word Work. Presently, they are working on sight words. I do not send a spelling list home as the students practice their words in class through daily activities.  Each night, students will continue to read a book seen in class and read the "sound of the day" sheet.  They have seen and practiced all the vowels and are working on the "s " sound tonight. I'm very impressed with their reading so far! Wow!  They will also need to review the poem/song of the week and their math sheet of the week.  Keep up the great work boys and girls!  *** Remember... The students will have a monthly homework calendar that is placed in their daily folder at the beginning of each month.  Children are expected to complete their homework on a nightly basis. Mme Lockerbie

Posted: September 17, 2013

A September newsletter was sent home explaining what we will be 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 16, 2013

    I would like to inform you that I will be having a Parent Information session on Thursday, September 26th, 2013 at 6:00 pm in my classroom.  The purpose of this session will be to provide an overview of the program and student expectations.  I am sure many of you have questions about the French Immersion program and I want to provide you the opportunity to ask them. Looking forward to seeing you! Mme Lockerbie
In French Language Arts, we have reviewed the questions from last week and learned more questions/oral structures  such as : Quelle couleur sont tes cheveux?  Mes cheveux sont.... Quelle couleur sont tes yeux?  Mes yeux sont... 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 have also learned a few new songs, and continue to learn classroom vocabulary.   I would like to congratulate Ryan Johnson and Avery Scott as they have been selected to be our class representatives!  We know you will represent us well! Also, our very own Avery will be part of the 2013-2014 student council as our school secretary. We are very proud of you! Looking forward to another great week! Bravo les amis de Mme Lockerbie! J

Posted: September 9, 2013

A reminder that homework is starting 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.
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 Erica. 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 learned 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.  Bravo mes amis!  Continuez le beau travail! :-)                   

Posted: September 2, 2013

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 tomorrow!   Mme Lockerbie J