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.

Friday, September 20, 2019

Fantastic Friday!

We started our morning with Reading Buddies with the grade 4's and our show & share presentations.  The students did a great job presenting items from home that began with the letters of the week (T & P).

Language
We combined our unit of inquiry with Language today, the students practiced their writing skills while completing an activity sheet about how to make butter.  The students had to list the materials we were using and the steps to make the butter.

Unit of Inquiry
The students had so much fun making our own butter today!  We discussed the materials we needed, the steps to make it and where the milk we were using came from.  Each student had the opportunity to shake a jar filled with heavy cream.  We also talked about how using force (shaking) can help turn the liquid (milk) into a solid (butter).  The SK's enjoyed tasting the butter they made with goldfish crackers.

Math
The SK's continued working on ten frames and were 20 frames.  The students used manipulatvies and worked on an activity sheet to show their understanding.

Gym
Please see Ms. V's teacher blog.

French
Please see Ms. Hou's teacher blog.


Music
Please see Ms. Mc.Millan's teacher blog.


Reminders:


  • Fall Fundraiser!  Only students that have contributed to the Fall Fundraiser may participate:
  • September 23-Pajama Day
  • September 24-Popcorn Day
  • September 25-Ice Cream Sandwich Day
  • September 26-Wacky Thursday 
  • September 27-Casual Day & Dance Party (students may bring in extra change to purchase snacks)
  • September 24 and 25 - Bake Sale by Haag & Padovan – Peanut & Nut-Free Products only!
  • Wednesday, September 25 - Casual Day
  • Monday, September 30
    • Orange Shirt Day
    • September spelling test















Thursday, September 19, 2019

Thankful Thursday!

The Welcome BBQ is today from 4 to 5:30 pm!  I have sent home the tickets that you will need to bring with you to receive your food.

Language
The students reviewed the formation and sound of the letter P.  The students practiced printing upper and lower case letter P and circled short P words with an activity sheet.  We enjoyed exploring a search and find game using P word picture cards.  Each of the students had the opportunity to find a card hidden in the classroom and practiced spelling the word.

Unit of Inquiry
The students enjoyed role playing and acting out the process of cow to milk products.  The students also worked on a matching activity sheet.

Math
The SK's continued working on ten frames and were introduced to 20 frames.  The students used manipulatvies and worked on an activity sheet to show their understanding.

Gym
Please see Ms. V's teacher blog.

French
Please see Ms. Hou's teacher blog

Reminders:

  • Fall Fundraiser!  Only students that have contributed to the Fall Fundraiser may participate:
  • September 23-Pajama Day
  • September 24-Popcorn Day
  • September 25-Ice Cream Sandwich Day
  • September 26-Wacky Thursday 
  • September 27-Casual Day & Dance Party (students may bring in extra change to purchase snacks)
  • September 24 and 25 - Bake Sale by Haag & Padovan – Peanut & Nut-Free Products only!
  • Wednesday, September 25 - Casual Day
  • Monday, September 30
    • Orange Shirt Day
    • September spelling test










Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Wonderful Wednesday!

Language
The students practiced the formation and sound of the letter P.  The students practiced printing upper and lower case letter P and short words that begin with the letter P in their printing books.  We also enjoyed an eye spy game, finding pictures in our large Jolly Phonics book, that begins with the letter P.  The students also worked on their journal writing skills and had to make a grocery list in their Journals.

Unit of Inquiry
The students listened to a read a loud titled Farm Animals (National Geographic).  In a sharing circle, the students discussed the different resources we get from cows and worked on a matching activity sheet.

Math
The SK's worked on the value of 0 to 10 with ten frames.  We played a game that challenged the students to fill out each of their own ten frames using wipe boards and markers, I wrote a number on the board and they had to show me using their manipulatives.  They students also showed their understanding with an activity sheet.

Gym
Please see Ms. V's teacher blog.

French
Please see Ms. Hou's teacher blog.

Music
Please see Ms. Mc.Millan's teacher blog.

Reminders:
  • Thursday, September 19 - Welcome BBQ from 4-5:30 pm
  • Fall Fundraiser!  Only students that have contributed to the Fall Fundraiser may participate:
  • September 23-Pajama Day
  • September 24-Popcorn Day
  • September 25-Ice Cream Sandwich Day
  • September 26-Wacky Thursday 
  • September 27-Casual Day & Dance Party (students may bring in extra change to purchase snacks)
  • September 24 and 25 - Bake Sale by Haag & Padovan – Peanut & Nut-Free Products only!
  • Wednesday, September 25 - Casual Day
  • Monday, September 30
    • Orange Shirt Day
    • September spelling test



















Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Tremendous Tuesday!

It's good to be back!  I have sent home the Fall Fundraiser forms, they are to be returned tomorrow (accepting cash only!)

Letters of the week:
T & P

Words of the week:
top
ten
tiger
pan
pop
party

Show & Share for Friday, September 20th:
Eric
Aaryan S
Harfateh
Julia

Language
The students reviewed the formation and sound of the letter T.  The students practiced printing upper and lower case letter T and circled short T words with an activity sheet.  We enjoyed exploring a search and find game using T word picture cards.  Each of the students had the opportunity to find a card hidden in the classroom and practiced spelling the word.

Unit of Inquiry
The students enjoyed making pancakes today with Ms. Bannon's class!  We took turns mixing the ingredients together and had fun eating the pancakes!  We reviewed as a class, the steps from grain to pancake.

Math
The SK's reviewed 5 and 10 frames, using manipulatives in groups and showing their understanding with an activity sheet.

Gym
Please see Ms. V's teacher blog.

French
Please see Ms. Hou's teacher blog

Reminders:
  • Thursday, September 19 - Welcome BBQ from 4-5:30 pm
  • Fall Fundraiser!  Only students that have contributed to the Fall Fundraiser may participate:
  • September 23-Pajama Day
  • September 24-Popcorn Day
  • September 25-Ice Cream Sandwich Day
  • September 26-Wacky Thursday 
  • September 27-Casual Day & Dance Party (students may bring in extra change to purchase snacks)
  • September 24 and 25 - Bake Sale by Haag & Padovan – Peanut & Nut-Free Products only!
  • Wednesday, September 25 - Casual Day
  • Monday, September 30
    • Orange Shirt Day
    • September spelling test