Happy 100’s day!

Happy 100’s day! Due to all the snow days this year 100’s day was really late this year! We had fun writing about all aspects of 100. We also made 100 day pic collages. Take a peek at the weebly to see everyones collection.

Peek at the Week-Feb 24th


Spelling words of the week-right, look, think, also, around.

Math- we are continuing with unit 6. This unit deals with addition, learning double digit subtraction and beginning to explore arrays. This unit is very challenging for students. This week I will introduce double digit subtraction with re-grouping .

Opinion writing begins tomorrow! Please make sure your child has detailed notes of their restaurant or movie. Your child will not be able to complete this without their notes.

We are writing and publishing a hard cover book about our best day ever. These books can be purchased for 19.95. Forms were sent home last week and are due back by March 3rd at the latest. Even if you are not purchasing a book please send form back saying no thanks. That way I won’t miss anyone.

Bus money for our field trip to the play is due. Please send in 3.00 for your student. •100’s day if school is on Tuesday. Make sure to send in 100 collection in gallon size bag. We will be creating a project on the iPad with it.

Early release day on Tuesday feb 25th student will be released at 1:30

I will be out Fri 28th thru Tues Mar 4th. Mr.Sleziak will be the sub for those days. I am available via e-mail and I will be in contact with Mr. Sleziak while I’m gone. 

Measuring Matters

Today we started our new science unit on measuring. We read a cute book called Measuring Penny. A little girl measures her dog in all different ways for a class project. In small groups we traced one of our bodies. We are going to use non-standard and standard to measure different parts of ourself.


Peek at the Week


Spelling words of the week-man, too, any, day, same. The skill for the week is compound words.

Science-we are staring a new science unit this week. Measurement matters. We will be learning all the different ways we can measure things.

Math- will be reviewing Mon. & Tues. With test planned for Wed. At the end of the week we will start unit 6. This unit deals with addition, learning double digit subtraction and beginning to explore arrays. This unit is very challenging for students.

Valentine party is Friday afternoon. We will be making personal pizzas, a cookie and pass out valentines. If you would like to send in a treat for their bag we have 23 kids in class.

Here is a list of students:

  • Anyel
  • Ty’Shaun
  • Adrianna
  • Emma
  • Julius
  • Giuliana
  • Christian
  • Donovan
  • Will
  • Zoe
  • Adriana
  • Alyssa
  • Trevor
  • Jaxon
  • Jacob
  • Jazmine
  • Ariana
  • Justin
  • Claire
  • Addison
  • Eve
  • Nelson
  • Bradley
  • Oh yeah and me too-Mrs. Laidlaw!

Student council is selling candy bars that can be sent to your student or other students. Forms went home last week… If you need another one please email me.

Mid winter break is next week Monday Feb. 17th and Tues. Feb. 18th. 


Today we worked on similes. We are learning that similes are a great tool to revise our writing. We used the iPad cart to work in a new app called Story Kit. Here are a few examples of what was created. For everyones simile please click on the weekly link to the right and look under the educational resources section.

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Peek at the Week Feb 3rd


Spelling words of the week-good, new, write, our, me . This weeks skill is homophones again- knowing the difference between those 2 sets of words if difficult. We are up to 14 spelling words per test 5 new words and 9 past words. Please make sure to practice past words-they will reappear!

Science-thanks to everyone that volunteered to send in items for our cookie islands. The children got to put any landform they wanted on the cookie. We took pictures of the cookie and created labels using an iPad app. Take a peek at our creations on the Weebly.

Math-unit 5 finishes up this week. We will begin reviewing the following Mon and Tues. with the test planned for Wed Feb 12th.

Reading-in whole group and guided groups we are starting to work on non-fiction books. We are learning about the different text features these books have and how they help us navigate through the book to find the information we are looking for.

Writing-we started a revision unit when we came back after break. This unit is a lot like the craft unit we just finished. Students continue to revise and look at their writings to make them better. One of the lessons we worked on was adding similes to our writing. Similes often have quite a few adjectives-the new grammar skill we are practicing with the Sentence of the Week.

Early release day Thursday Feb 6th students will be released at 1:30.