Goodbye to the Students and Parents of Plainsview!

Well Grade 1/2 parents and students, I think this is going to be goodbye! We are REALLY hoping that Ms. Leflar will have all the paperwork needed to start the new year off with you.

What can I even say? It has been a WONDERFUL 4 months. I love my job, I love your kids, and I am so thankful for the time I have got to spend with them. I know they will have an awesome rest of the year, and that they will love Ms. Leflar.

Thank you for all the kind words, cards, gifts and wishes as I head into mat leave in January. It’s an exciting time, and I will be sure to send Ms. Leflar a picture of the baby once it is born so the kids can meet the newest little Maley.

I will be available over the holidays (through Seesaw) if you have any questions for Ms. Leflar or any last things you need to touch base with me on before January 4th. As soon as Ms. L has all the computer stuff up and running, she will be messaging you to let you know the plan for the first week back.

Just a couple house keeping items… I will be doing all of the first term report cards. So basically the marks that are in there right now will likely be what shows up on the Term 1 report card. Ms. L will be beginning to assess and mark different things in January, however we think it’s best if those marks just go onto Term 2’s report card.

Snow globes- Unfortunately the green dye from the trees is staining the snow globe’s water green! Feel free to dump it and re-add clear water if you need to! All it is is water, sparkles, some fake snow and a bit of glycerin. Sorry about that! This was my first time making them! Hopefully they will last and it can be a nice memory of our time “in Narnia.”

HAVE A SAFE AND MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE! I am sending everyone all my love and best wishes! Here’s to 2021 being better than 2020!!

Friday, December 18, 2020

We made it!!! Way to go!

Friday is going to be a very chill day. Feel free to watch one of the kid’s documentaries that I sent out at some point today. Join the caroling/dance part Google Meet at 10:30 (I sent the link through Seesaw), finish any videos/assignments that you didn’t get to this week. Technically today is “early dismissal” at 2:30! I’m not sure what THAT is supposed to look like with remote learning!

Have a great Christmas break! I will miss everyone in the new year!


Pick of the Litter- dog movie

National Parks Adventure- About nature and America’s natural parks.

Expedition China- footage of rare animals

Growing Up Wild- baby wildlife (some peril)

Amazon Prime

A LEGO Brickumentary- a look at the appeal of LEGO toys

Antarctica A Year on Ice- What it’s like to live in Antarctica


Wonders of the Sea

Best Ocean Life

Life of Rare Panda

*Ms. Preece’s read aloud for today

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Good work everyone! You are doing a great job at remote learning! Please remember not to stress yourself out, and only do what you can!

Math Carpet Time- Feel free to watch the recorded video and follow along with our math routine! If you want to send me a picture of the work you’ve done, you can!

Morning worksheet- Snow much fun. Figure out what the base ten number is and write it! Say it out loud to make sure you aren’t getting the tens and ones backwards!

ELA Carpet Time- Feel free to do this in the morning or the afternoon. Follow along with the video

ELA worksheet- Your child is going to finish the picture of the snowball fight and then write me a story or a few sentences about what is happening!

Thursday afternoon:

Ms. Hendry will be posting a Seesaw assignment the students can work on.

Caroling dance party at 1:30 PM. The link is in the Seesaw inbox! Your child’s Google username and password is The password is Student1

*Ms. Preece’s read aloud is here

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Everyone is doing so great! I love seeing what you are working on at home, and as always, please do not feel pressured to get it all done or to get it perfect! Everyone is trying their best!

Wednesday’s plan

Wednesday morning- Watch the morning math routine video. Follow along and send me anything that you would like to show your learning.

Wednesday morning math worksheet

ELA carpet time video- As always, feel free to do this in the morning or afternoon!

Wednesday afternoon- Check your last Tuesday email for your scheduled time for a Google Meet. It will be the same as Monday’s! These little meetings are only 15 minutes, and they are just to do a bit of guided reading with me and a couple of friends!

ELA afternoon worksheet- It’s a writing worksheet! I would like your child to finish the snowman picture and then write a few sentences about it! (Grade 2s should be able to write 9 sentences by the end of the year, and grade 1s should be able to write 6! We aren’t quite there yet- but just so you know our goals!)

*If you would like to listen to Mrs. Preece’s read aloud, it is here!

I’m proud of everyone and how hard they are working! Keep it up!

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Thank you everyone for your understanding and patience! What a day! Trying to get all this online learning figured out!

A couple notes: I found out that even though I made the Google Meet “open” and not private, you still apparently needed a gmail address to get in. I’m sorry for anyone who was hindered because of this! I have now sent anyone who couldn’t get in their child’s Google account info. That way you should be able to sign in on Wednesday with your child’s account if you want!


Math Carpet Time- This will be posted tomorrow morning again. The students can follow along. If they want to send me a picture of what they’ve done, they can. But as always, no pressure!

Math worksheet- the students are going to tell me what number the tens and ones make.

ELA carpet time- You can do this in the morning or the afternoon. Watch the Youtube video and follow along for the mystery word.

ELA worksheet- Winter word search

Afternoon- Check Seesaw for Ms. Hendry’s assignment!

Please keep messaging if you have any questions, I am trying my best to respond in a timely manner. You guys are the best! Thanks for all your work!


Monday, December 14, 2020

This post is for what to do on Monday! I’m sending it out early so that you will have it ready for tomorrow!

Math Carpet Time- Please check Seesaw tomorrow morning for the Math carpet time videos. I need to record them at school, so I will have these posted by 9:15 at the latest.

After your child watches the video and follows along, they can work on their Monday AM math worksheet.

ELA Carpet Time- Feel free to do this in the morning or the afternoon. We normally do it in the afternoon, however I didn’t want to overload your afternoon because of the Google Meet, so it will be posted in the morning just in case.


Afternoon worksheet- unscramble the sight words.

Google Meet- I have sent each parent an email with the Google Meet link for the afternoon. Please check your last Thursday email for what time your Google Meet is at. If you can make it, great! Please ONLY come in right at your scheduled time, as Google Meet doesn’t have a waiting room, so you don’t want to interrupt the student’s group before your childs. Thanks!

Daily 5- Your child can read on Raz Kids, be read to on Epic, or read one of their home reading books!

That’s it for today!


Friday, December 11, 2020

Math Carpet Time- Callie was our helper today

Mail/Notes/Home Reading- Everyone got their remote learning package to take home today. I have everything separated into days, and then I also sent 5 home reading books home. I have told the kids that they should be mostly running themselves next week, and not needing a lot of parent help. I’m hoping to have the students working independently so parents don’t have to “home school.” Please know that you guys can do what you can, but that I don’t expect perfection! If you get stuff on the schedule done, great! If not, I COMPLETELY UNDERSTAND! I will be available for phone calls/Seesaw messages and emails next week as all staff are still working at the school.

Math Centres- We counted our jelly bean estimating centre today, and congrats to Bentley and Hannah who tied. There were 35 jelly  beans, and they both guessed 40.

Science- Since we had been talking about animals/humans and how they help each other, we had a special treat today! We got to Facetime with a vet and a vet tech to listen to how they have chosen careers that help animals. They actually assessed a real dog (named Bentley, which we thought was funny). They got to be inside an exam room and watch the vet do the whole check up! The kids were

very excited. They answered our questions too!

Classroom Clean Up- I tried to get all the kids to clean out their buckets, lockers and tables, so check their backpacks! Hopefully they have brought everything  home! We even went for a long and extended walk beside the lost and found to make sure nothing looked familiar!



ELA Carpet Time

Daily 5- Work on Writing- We sent the rest of our Book Creator books to Seesaw, so everyone should be able to read them now! They worked very hard on these! The book should have characters, setting, character traits, goals, problem and solution!

The children who were done worked on a Daily 5 centre.

Gifts- I gave out the student’s little Christmas gifts. Nothing big! But hopefully they are useful!

Ms. Hendry

Home Time

*I will try send a blog post out on Sunday so that you have a day plan ready to go on Monday morning.

Reminder that the Raz Kids login is: teacher username- dmaley

student password- bunny rabbit picture.

Epic! login – our class code is lqk1840 Your child can click the “read to me” section, or I’ve also added some of the “collections” of books into the child’s mailbox!

I also want to remind you that if your child finishes their work early, and you are looking for things for them to do, you can get them to work on their sight word flashcards (I sent those home in a paper package a couple weeks ago.) I’ve also sent you child appropriate documentaries in the email. Don’t feel bad if you need to use them!

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Math Carpet Time- Elizabeth was our helper today

Notes/Mail/Home Reading

Math Centres

Social- We looked at different Sk artists and their interpretations of winter landscapes. Today the students got to use oil pastels and make their own interpretations of winter landscapes.



ELA Carpet Time

Daily 5 Listen to Reading- Elizabeth picked a winter book for us to read.

Work on Writing- We continued to work on our Book Creator books. Those that were finished were sent to Seesaw! I told them you might be able to print them and keep a copy at home. They will be sent to the blog soon so that you can send family and friends to read their story.

Ms. Hendry

Home Time

*Tomorrow is PJ day, however there aren’t any stuffed animals/blankets/pillows allowed because of the virus. Just PJ’s!