SJA Mission:

St. Jude's Academy aims to teach students through planning, inquiry, instruction and assessment in order to prepare students to be conscientious world citizens.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

We are back! Happy Wednesday!

Thank you again to everyone who attended the Christmas concert, it was a great success!

Inquiry into Language
The SK's practiced the sound and formation of the letter Yy. The students brainstormed names and words that begin with the letter Yy.  They also worked on printing short Y words and a sentence in their Journals and used play dough the create the letter Yy.  Here is the Jolly Phonics Yy song:letter Y song

Gym
Ms. Yustin was back today and they continued their gross motor activities focused on yoga and gymnastics.

French
Mlle. Hou taught the students Christmas themed vocabulary in French.  Her is the link to her website: http://mllehousja.blogspot.ca/

UOI
We continued our Space unit and watched Space Dog's with both SK classes and had a sharing circle about what we observed.

Daily 5
The SK's were engaged in Literacy Centers today, with books and puzzles.

Math
The students continued our new Math unit on Addition.  The students took turns working on addition equations on the board and worked with partners with a Christmas themed activity sheet.

Reminders:
-Ugly Christmas Sweater Day: Monday, December 17th.
-Addition math test: Wednesday, December 19th.
-Bake Sale: Wednesday, December 19th.
-December spelling test & Casual day (red, green & white): Thursday, December 20th.
-Christmas Holiday begins on Friday, December 21st.
 practicing for the Christmas concert!

 Santa came to visit our school yesterday after the Christmas concert!
 The students did an amazing job!
 practicing our printing skills with the letter Yy
 adding on the board



Thursday, December 6, 2018

Busy, busy Thursday!

The schedule for today was a little different, due to parent/teacher interviews for all Specialist Teachers, but we still learned a lot and had a lot of fun!
We started our day with practicing our printing skills with the letter Ww in our printing booklets and had each student print and sound out a short word on the board.  They also worked with partners to complete a word search.  For Math, we continued our Addition unit and worked on completing missing numbers from single digit number equations and finding the total.  The students worked with partners and used manipulatives to help them count.  We ended our day listening to a read a loud about the planet Saturn and were engaged with an art activity making our own planet Saturn using pipe cleaners, paper and pastel crayons.

Reminders:
-Parent & Teacher interviews take place on Thursday, December 6th.  It is not mandatory.
-Primary Christmas concert is on Tuesday, December 11th at 6:30 pm, there is also an afternoon concert at 1:30 pm.
-Bake Sale & Casual Day: Wednesday, December 19th.
-Christmas Holiday begins on Friday, December 21st.

 printing and sounding out short words that with the letter Ww






 solving addition questions



Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Wonderful Wednesday!

Inquiry into Language
The SK's practiced the sound and formation of the letter Ww. The students brainstormed names and words that begin with the letter Ww.  They also worked on printing short w words and a sentence in their Journals and used play dough the create the letter Ww.  Here is the Jolly Phonics Ww song:Letter Ww song

Gym
Ms. Yustin was back today and they continued their gross motor activities focused on yoga and gymnastics.

French
Mlle. Hou taught the students the five senses vocabulary in French.  Her is the link to her website: http://mllehousja.blogspot.ca/

UOI
We continued our Space unit and focused our learning about the planet Jupiter. The students listened to a read aloud about Jupiter and worked on an art activity using construction paper and pastel colours.

Daily 5
The SK's were engaged in Literacy Centers today, with books and puzzles.

Math
The students continued our new Math unit on Addition.  The students took turns working on addition equations on the board and worked with partners in their math books.

Reminders:
-Parent & Teacher interviews take place on Thursday, December 6th.  It is not mandatory.
-Primary Christmas concert is on Tuesday, December 11th at 6:30 pm, there is also an afternoon concert at 1:30 pm.
-Bake Sale & Casual Day: Wednesday, December 19th.
-Christmas Holiday begins on Friday, December 21st.

 Smarties addition yesterday



 printing the letter Ww
 making the letter Ww with playdough
 waiting for our turn to practice for the Christmas concert! They are excited, only 6 days left!!!


Tuesday, December 4, 2018

The sun came for Tuesday!

Inquiry into Language
The SK's practiced the sound and formation of the letter Vv. The students each had a turn printing the upper and lower case letter Vv on the board.  They also practiced on their printing skills in the printing booklets and worked with a partner with an activity sheet.  Here is the Jolly Phonics Vv song:Letter Vv song

Gym
Ms. Yustin was back today and they continued their gross motor activities focused on yoga and gymnastics.

French
Mlle. Hou taught the students the five senses vocabulary in French.  Her is the link to her website: http://mllehousja.blogspot.ca/

UOI
We continued our Space unit and focused our learning about the planet Mars. The students listened to a read aloud about Mars and worked on an art activity using red construction paper, orange tissue paper and glue.

Daily 5
The SK's were engaged in Literacy Centers today, with books and puzzles.

Math
The students continued our Addition unit.  We reviewed what we learned yesterday about the different ways to show our understanding and worked on single digit addition equations using Smarties chocolate as manipulatives.

Reminders:
-Parent & Teacher interviews take place on Thursday, December 6th.  It is not mandatory.
-Primary Christmas concert is on Tuesday, December 11th at 6:30 pm, there is also an afternoon concert at 1:30 pm.
-Bake Sale & Casual Day: Wednesday, December 19th.
-Christmas Holiday begins on Friday, December 21st.

 The weather boys for today!
 printing the letter Vv





practicing for the Christmas concert!

MARS!!!




Monday, December 3, 2018

Happy Monday!

We are beginning a new Math unit, Addition!

Letters of the week:
Vv & Ww

Words of the week:
van
visit
vet
wall
wind
watch

Show & Share:
Savera
Elijah
Noah
Marco

Inquiry into Language
The SK's practiced the sound and formation of the letter Vv. The students brainstormed names and words that begin with the letter Vv.  They also worked on printing short v words and a sentence in their Journals.  Here is the Jolly Phonics Vv song:Letter Vv song

Gym
Ms. Yustin was a way today, instead we were engaged with dancing activities in class.

French
Mlle. Hou taught the students the five senses vocabulary in French.  Her is the link to her website: http://mllehousja.blogspot.ca/

UOI
We continued our Space unit and focused our learning about the planet Earth. The students listened to a read aloud about Earth and worked on an art activity using q-tips and paint.

Daily 5
The SK's were engaged in Literacy Centers today, with books and puzzles.

Math
The students started their new Math unit on Addition.  We first shared our ideas and what we already know about Addition and reviewed a chart that showed us the different ways we can show our understand.  The SK's worked together on the carpet to answer simple single digit equations using manipulative and worked with partners in their Math books.

Reminders: 
-Parent & Teacher interview's will take place on Thursday, December 6th.  It is not mandatory, if you have any questions or concerns about report cards please do not hesitate to ask.
 A juice box for the letter Jj
 We learned more about Hanukkah today!
 practicng for the Christmas concert

 the judges for the concert
 practicing our printing skills with the letter Vv
 working together on adding