Thursday, September 5, 2019

Bell Work

Math- Students did some math problem solving today!


French- Ms. Murdoch

Arts Ed- Students learned all about Growth Mindset.

Students have some Spelling bingo homework.


Carpet Time- Students learned a new app called Word Wizard today. It spells and sounds out words for you!

Daily 5- Mrs. Papp and Mrs. Maley taught the kids all about Good Fit Books today. They even had some funny sized shoes as well!


Ms. Parker taught the kids a gym game today called Sharks and Minnows.

Quiet Time/Twitter- I read The Book With No Pictures Today by BJ Novak. It’s one of my favourites. The kids loved it. If you need a birthday/Christmas present idea, get your child this book. You won’t regret it!

Twitter- We have a class Twitter account- @mrsmaleysclass We will be posting different updates from the class on here as well. We try to keep parents well informed. There will be SeeSaw, the blog, Twitter, and the Take Home Folder. Don’t feel like you NEED to be a part of all of these, but we do want you to have every opportunity to know what’s going on!

Clean Up

Home Time

*Next Tuesday is an SCC meeting at 6:30. All parents are welcome!

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Bell Work

Students talked about Take Home Folders again. Somebody’s newsletters fell out of their take home folder yesterday, so if someone happens to be missing the introductory letters, please let us know. We have it at school.

Dojo- Students learned about Class Dojo today. It’s a rewards/point system. The kids seemed really into it!


Library- Ms. Preece showed the students how to take out books today. They got one book to take home. They will always have library on Day 2’s.


Arts Ed- Ms. Hendry

Play Centres- Students had play centres today. It’s a time at the beginning of the year to be a kid, and just play! There are different learning connections with each centre, but you can ask what your child played today! That’s also where the stamp came from! The kids get a clean up stamp when they clean up their centre.


Phys Ed- The students had their first Phys Ed period today. We played a bank robbers game.

Talking Circle- Ms. Parker is our “star of the week” this week. She shared with us about herself, and the kids were allowed to ask 3 questions!

Home Time

*Please return all forms if you haven’t already!

First Day of School! Tuesday, September 3, 2019

We had a great first day of school today. Your child has 3 teachers! Mrs. Ausmus teaches in the morning, Mrs. Maley teaches in the afternoon, and Ms. Parker is our intern who will be with us until the end of December.

The daily blog post will just say what we did today, if there’s any homework, and anything to be looking forward to.

Supplies- Students found their desk, took out supplies, and played with their playdough while the teachers got the supplies sorted.

Pod tour- Students learned where the other classes were, and where the bathrooms were etc.

Rules- Mrs. Ausmus and Ms. Parker went over the rules and the students practiced acting them out.


Assembly- The school had a quick assembly where they could meet the new staff and interns in the school.

Math- Students did a math activity that had to do with guessing the teacher’s age, kids, pets etc.


Carpet Time- Students learned that in our class, we use a lot of technology. We have classroom iPads 1:1 that the students use every day. We talked today about how the iPads are tools, not rewards etc. We also discussed how I expect them to be used. Today they learned how to play Hangman on an app called Doodle Buddy/ HD Draw and Tell.

Classroom Tour- We looked around the classroom and learned about the different areas of the class. Students learned about the “Self Regulation” area today, which is an area they can use if they are ever feeling, sad, angry, overwhelmed, happy, tired etc. It’s an area to regulate themselves so that they can come back and join the class in learning. It is NOT a time out area. It is always a choice area.


Quiet Time- I read the book called My New Teacher and Me

Classroom Jobs- We have a list of classroom jobs that the students could apply for. They learned how to use Seesaw, and they recorded themselves applying for the job they wanted. Once we get all the student information back, I will make sure all parents have access to their child’s Seesaw account so you can see their videos and the work they do in class.

Clean Up

Home Time

Overall it was a great day! Can’t wait to see them tomorrow again.

*Please fill out all forms that went home in the child’s take home folder today. There should have been two forms that need to be returned on the right hand side of the folder, and a package of information on the left hand side of the folder that can stay at home.

**Song of the week:

Spelling words of the week:

Sight Words       Bonus words

A                school

And                friends

Away                hello

Big                 play

Blue                meet

Welcome Grade 1/2

Hello Parents!

We are back at school and getting excited to see all the new students! We will be sending home a welcome package. Please look this over and fill out the forms that need to come back. We can’t wait to see all the kids! We have an intern this year named Ms. Parker. We are excited for you to meet her!

Mrs. Ausmus, Mrs. Maley and Ms. Parker