Welcome to Mrs. Martel's Grade One Page

We are at St. Stephen School in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Tickled Pink Green For Growth

Check it out! Are you Tickled Pink? Do you have a Green For Growth?

December Newsletter

The December Newsletter went home today. If you did not receive your copy, please let me know! Thanks, Mrs. Martel

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Pete the Cat

Here are the links to one of our favourite books - Pete the Cat.

Follow the youtube link to watch and listen to Mr. Eric read his colourful and fun book!

Hat Day

Wear your crazy or regular hats on Thursday! Also wear your Pay It Forward T-Shirt!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Wear Pink on Friday

In support of Bully Free Week, students are asked to wear pink on Friday. For further information and resources about bullying please check out the sites listed below.

Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre

Stop Bullying Now

BBC No Bullying Site

Bullying Awareness Week

PrevNet Bully Prevention

Why we wear PINK!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Wear Your T-Shirt Tomorrow

Tomorrow we are having an assembly to discuss our results of the Terry Fox Run. Please wear your Pay It Forward t-shirt!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving Weekend! The weather was amazing!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Homework this week!

Hello Everyone! Due to the short week, our homework is due to school on Thursday! Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Thursday, September 30, 2010


Homework is due tomorrow! Don't forget! Congratulations on a great job during the Terry Fox Run! You were great!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


Just a little reminder that tomorrow is picture re-take day. If you would like re-takes, please send a note into school.
It is also the Terry Fox Run tomorrow! Please be dressed and ready to run! Let's support cancer research!

Book orders are due on Thursday and if you have not done so, please return your website permission forms!


Sunday, September 26, 2010

Terry Fox Run This Week

Thursday will be a busy day at school! We will have the Terry Fox Run (rain or shine!) and we have picture re-takes. If you want to have your picture taken again, please come prepared. Happy last week of September!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Week Three

It is hard to believe that it is the 3rd week of school already. It is another busy week. We are getting excited for our two fundraisers that are currently under way. One is the magazine drive for the school and the other is The Terry Fox Run! Wednesday night is also program night. I hope to see and meet many parents there. Enjoy the week everyone!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

First Day

What a wonderful first day! Everyone found the hooks, their desks and I think they all really enjoyed recess! I'm looking forward to really great year! Thanks for a great day everyone!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Ready, Set, Go!

Wow! It was a busy week, but the classroom is ready! When I left on Friday, I am expecting 19 students. I can't wait! The room is clean, pencils sharpened and I cleaned out some of my piles and piles of paper! I have a few crafty things left to do at home, but otherwise I feel ready. That means I need to get my daughter ready to go to school too! She is going into senior kindergarten at another school. I think she finally understands that she is not 'done' school. After junior kindergarten, she thought she didn't have to go to school anymore! Hahaha...let's just hope the bus picks her up on Tuesday! Happy Labour Day!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Beginning to Prepare

The countdown is on. I find myself trying to sort through the many boxes of things I brought home in June. As I go through things, I realize that I have been teaching Grade One for a long time (6 years I think). I am excited to meet my new students. I can`t wait to make the classroom fun, exciting and different! For now let`s hope I can organize this blog so that is makes sense and hopefully it is helpful to parents. Enjoy the last weeks of vacation!