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Dear Families,
In anticipation of Halloween on Tuesday, students are feeling very excited and enthusiastic!  Check out all the kids who dressed up today in orange, purple, and black to show school spirit!  Well done boys and girls!  Some went above and beyond and even added unique accessories, hair dye, and googly glasses!  I'm already hearing about the unique costumes students will be wearing!  If you would like to send me a picture of your child in his or her costume, please do so via my e-mail: pgill@scdsb.on.ca and I can include it in next week's post!



Character Recognition & Spirit Assembly:
Today at our assembly, we celebrated this month’s character trait:  Cooperation.  Congratulations to Bailey and Abby for consistently demonstrating this trait in their thoughts, words, and actions!  You two are excellent models for 'WORKING TOGETHER TO GET THE JOB DONE!'  Check them out below as they cooperatively worked together on their water poster for their health assi…
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Dear Families,
First off, I would like to say thank you to all the students and their parents for taking the time to visit our Classroom Blog each week!  It is an opportunity to listen, learn, see, and celebrate what's happening in our Learning Community!  I'm encouraging you to continue to do so as your child is working extremely hard to improve his or her achievement academically, socially and behaviourally to put in their personal best to help them REACH FOR THE TOP!

Math: This week, we spent time learning about collecting, displaying, and explaining data (information) gathered from a survey question.  We as a class conducted a simple survey about right and left handed people in our class.  We gathered the data using a tally chart and then displayed it using a simple bar graph.  We are learning to include the important features of this type of graph, namely a title, scale, and labels on the x and y axis.  An important part of data collection is then being able to explain what…
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Dear Families,
Due to it being a "shortened" school week because of Thanksgiving Monday, the students and I were eager to get back to our learning and even complete work that we may have missed from the holiday.  I truly have a motivated group of children in my class which makes me feel so happy!!

Dairy Presentation:
Thank you Mrs. Opt'hoog for organizing a special presentation for our students in Grades K-6!  On Tuesday morning, Charlotte a dairy farmer came to our school to teach us about the importance and nutritional value of consuming milk on a daily basis.  She shared with us the different types of milk (E.g., soy, almond) that some people must consume due to a dairy allergy.  Here at Nottawa, we do have a few students who fall into this category so we must be contentious when we buy milk from the school milk program.  

Charlotte also taught us the important nutrients that milk provides and how milk helps specific parts of our body.  Students were intrigued from the b…
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Dear Families,
First off, I would like to say I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving long weekend with your loved ones!  In class, I look forward to hearing about your family's 'Thankful Stone' sharing experience.  Students were extremely excited to bring home their 'Thankful Bags' and share the contents inside with you!  I know many of you will cherish your child’s Thankful Letter.  I hope you enjoy reading it as much as your child enjoyed writing it this week.  As I conferenced with students to offer feedback, I was deeply touched by their thoughts, words, and actions in their heartfelt message to you!  Check us out below as we did a Thankful Stone sharing as a class family about all the things we're grateful for in our life!





Meet the Teacher Night: It was an absolute joy meeting and connecting with all the parents who were able to come meet me, see our classroom, and rejoice in all the wonderful new learning your child is partaking in thus far this school y…