Monday, November 30, 2009

Christmas Problem Solving


I have found this great problem solving site for any students and parents who are interested in a challenge. Your goal is to try and light up all the lights on the Christmas tree. It has left me frustrated. Good luck.

Lise Fellbam

Hat Day


As can be seen in the picture above, there was quite the assortment of hats in 2F last Friday as students participated in the "Hat Day" put on by our Student Parliament.

The GNPS can drive is off to a great start as well. If students reach the goal of collecting 1,600 cans, Mr. Edmondson & Mrs. Major have agreed to allow themselves to be taped to the gym wall. When I left the school today we were already at 1,538 cans, so needless to say I think our administration can expect to be taped up.

Thanks again for your support.

Lise Fellbaum

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Rainbow Fireworks


We have been having great fun conducting science experiments during our "Solids & Liquids" unit. This is our first attempt at video taping so some of the voices are not clear. This experiment is called Rainbow Fireworks and it is one of our favourites so far.


Lise Fellbaum

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Raz Kids at School


2F students were able to use "Raz Kids" at school with the laptops. Everyone was excited to share their "Raz Rocket Room" purchases with each other. Students that have not accessed the program at home as of yet were able to check it out at school and those familiar with the program were very helpful assistants.

Thanks for your continued support.

Lise Fellbaum

Curious George Visits 2F


2F students were surprised to open the door and find Curioug George standing with Mrs. Woodruff. Curious George was visiting the students attending the GNPS Scholastic Book Fair and stopped by our classroom to say hello.

Thanks so much for your support of the Book Fair . Our school library will be able to purchase over $2000 in new books. 2F students are excited to see what Mrs. Woodruff purchases for our library.

Lise Fellbaum

Monday, November 16, 2009

Parent Teacher Interviews


Just a reminder to call the office and book an appointment if you are interested in coming in to discuss your child's progress thus far. Interviews will be held Thursday, November 19th from 4-6:30 and the morning of Friday, November 20th.

I am looking forward to sharing all of our hard work with you.

First term report cards will be sent home on December 15th.

Lise Fellbaum

McDonalds Fundraising Night

Just a reminder about the GNPS Parent Council Fundraiser at McDonalds in Essex tomorrow evening. Please be sure to present your coupon to the cashier in order for GNPS to be credited for your purchase.

Thanks for your support.

Lise Fellbaum

Raz Kids


I am very excited to share an online, interactive reading program with you called Raz Kids. I would like to extend a special thanks to the GNPS Parent Council as I was able to use their generous donation for each classroom to purchase additional literacy resources towards the cost of this subscription:}

Your child has a log in page taped inside their agenda with their personal information and log in instructions. With this program students have an opportunity to listen to a story read to them. Then they should attempt to read the story independently. When finished there is a quiz they can try. There is also an additional incentive program called the Raz Rocket Room where students can use accumulated points from reading to decorate their virtual rooms.

Students are welcome to use this program in conjunction with our Take Home Reading program and can record these titles in their duotangs as well. Please let me know if you should have any problems with this program so that I may report them promptly to the website administrator.

It is my hope that this program will further promote your child's interest and enthusiasm in reading.

Lise Fellbaum

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Math Facts

We have been busy working on a variety of strategies to assist us in committing our number facts to 20 to memory. Knowing your doubles facts is one of these strategies.
ICT games has some fun games to practise these facts. Click on the link below.

ICT Games

One of my favourite number sense games is called Give the Dog A Bone. This link is also provided. I told students to challenge their parents and see if they can find the numbers faster than their parents can......

Give the Dog A Bone

Have fun!

Lise Fellbaum

Monday, November 9, 2009

Remembrance Day Assembly

Just a reminder that the Remembrance Day Assembly will begin at 10:35 in the gym tomorrow. Mackenzie and Jacob will be presenting our class wreath & Mac will be reading a post card that 2F students wrote to the veterans. If you are able to attend please enter through the gym doors.

Mac, this is the letter so you can rehearse tonight.

Dear War Veterans,
We're writing this message to thank you. You fought for all of us. We can't imagine what you went through. You have helped our country called Canada.

Lise Fellbaum

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Word Study Practice

This looks like a fun site to practice our word study words.

Spelling City

Have fun practicing your spelling words

Click on the "student" tab in top right hand corner. Students should be able to manipulate program without having to register.
Click on Find A List tab
Make sure teacher tab is highlighted. Enter "lise fellbaum" and then click on our link.
Hopefully our list will come up and students can play with the words and test their spelling skills.

Lise Fellbaum

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Yellow Hat Club


You've heard about the "Red Hat Society." Well take a peek at the new "Yellow Hat Club!" Thanks to the knitting talents and generosity of Mrs. Hazel Casey from Leamington, each 2F student now has a warm and cozy yellow hat to keep them extra warm this winter. We will most certainly be polishing up our letter writing skills when we send her a great big thanks.

Lise Fellbaum

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Operation Christmas Child


Just a gentle reminder about the "Operation Christmas Child" program 2F students are participating in. Please remember that participation in this project is voluntary. We have two shoeboxes to fill; one for an eight year old boy and one for an eight year old girl. Suggestions for items include small school supplies, small toys, hygiene items such as combs, toothbrushes, washclothes, hair accessories, and toy jewellery. Due to regulations items such as toothpaste, liquids like shampoo and glue, food items, breakable items & used items should not be included.

Items need to be collected by Thursday, November 12th.

Thanks for considering this worthwhile project and together, we hope to send the holiday spirit of Canadian school children to other children around the world.

Lise Fellbaum

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

I Know An Old Lady.......

Dear Families,

One of our areas of focus during our literacy block has been reviewing the necessary steps involved in an oral retelling of a piece of literature. Initially we used pattern stories to assist us in this process and one of our favourites was using the book "There was an Old Lady..." Please take the time to listen to your child share their retelling with you, complete with a visual organizer for the sequence.

Thanks for your continued support

Lise Fellbaum