Welcome to Mrs. Martel's Grade One Page

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

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Events at School This Week

There are few exciting things happening at school this week!

Monday, June 10th - Assembly about waste

Tuesday, June 11th - Jump Rope For Heart at 11:30 a.m. Wear good shoes and be ready to skip!

Also if you wish to order a St. Gabriel Yearbook - please return this order form before June 17th. The cost is $20.

LOST and FOUND - Currently we have a few items that have been left in the classroom. Please let me know if anything belongs to you.

Thank you to all the wonderful volunteers who enjoyed our field trip in the rain! Your help and good spirits were much appreciated!

In the Indian River

Looking For Things

Looking for Things

What Did We Catch?

On our hike in the woods.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Field Trip

We are off to the Mill of Kintail on Thursday Rain or Shine!
Here are few things to pack:

-your homework!
-rubber boots (wear running shoes)
-rain coat
-your lunch
-bug spray and or sunscreen if you wish
-extra socks and a change of clothes (just in case you get wet!)

*nets are not needed as the Mill of Kintail has lots of nets for us to use.
*remember to reschedule your lunch if you order lunch lady.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Freezie Time And Jump Rope For Heart

The Grade Six Classes are fundraising for their "Leaving" ceremony. They are selling medium sized freezies for $1 on the following days:
May 24
May 29
June 5
June 12
June 19

If you wish to purchase a freezie treat for second nutrition break, please send in $1 each day you wish to purchase one.

Thank you for supporting the grade sixes!

Jump Rope For Heart

Please remember that your pledge donations are due on Friday May 24th. Some students have chosen to create a webspace through the Jump Rope for Heart Website to keep track of their donations. You can do this by clicking on JRFH and then select "Fundraising". Good luck and keep collecting those pledges.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

What a Great Day!

Right in the middle of creating this big mess in math...

It started to hail...

Then we went back to learning about area, length and measurement concepts.

We love these kind of days!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Living Things

We are beginning our new unit of study in science about Living Things. We used the app popplet and the smartboard to brainstorm our learning goals and things we would like to focus on for this unit. Check out our thinking!
Our Learning Goals

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Excitement This Week

Things are happening this week at St. Gabriel!
Monday - we had a tennis lesson
Wednesday is our last DOUBLE LUNCH DAY of the year
Thursday is Sens Day (first game of the playoffs)
Friday is Bring a Special Toy to school for our descriptive writing activity!

Next week is Catholic Education Week! Lots more activities to come!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Earth Week

Earth Week at St.Gabriel

Follow our activities on twitter at #earthdayOCSB

Happy Earth Week Everyone! Here is a brief summary of the events that are happening at school and in our class this week:

Monday - Lights Out Canada - Wear BLACK and turn the lights out for one hour. More info can be found here - http://lightsoutcanada.tpweb.ca/
-Mr. Knickers golf is coming to visit the primary classes (we are 1st block)

Tuesday - Litterless Lunch/Tupperware Tuesday - please send a litter free lunch

Wednesday - Walk to School Day & Spring Clean the Capital (Clean the yard)
-Book Fair at 9:15 to 9:40 am. Feel free to accompany the class if you would like to help us choose books to purchase.

Thursday - Wear Blue and bring a reusable water bottle in support of water awareness.

Friday - P.D.Day

*In addition we are still collecting used ink cartridges, Canadian Tire Money and now we are collecting gently used or new shoes for "Soles4Souls". 

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Highlights From Our Geometry Focus

Here are some of our best ways to show our learning about Geometry! 

First We Played

Then we Made our Learning Goals.

Created Anchor Charts.
Here is one example.

We Made Center Activities Together Which Included "I can" Statements to Stay Focused.

Then We Played Again!
We showed our learning & thinking many different ways!

Labeling Real World Objects
On iPad & iPod Apps
On Whiteboards
We sorted by attributes
We even used Play Dough
Apps like Skitch
We Made Pictures

Smart Board Activities & Websites
Working on iPods Apps

Play Dough Shapes for our e-Portfolios
                                          Built Towers and Conferenced with the Teacher About Them

We used video to capture our explanations.

We made Tellagami Videos on the iPod/iPads - Link

When we knew our learning goals we signed up (on the learning goal) and showed what we know using anyway we can: apps, video, building, drawing, talking, labeling, making, etc.

Geometry is FUN!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Monday, April 8, 2013

World Women's Hockey Championship

What a great trip! Thank you very much to our parent volunteers for coming with us to see Germany vs Switzerland in the World Women's Hockey Championship! That was fun! Germany won!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

World Championships Tomorrow

Are you excited?? We are off to the 5th Place Game Tomorrow! Wear St. Gabriel Colours (Purple and Grey) but we are cheering for Germany!

Let's Go Germany!!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Are You Ready for Music Monday

Music Monday is Coming!

Check out the Website below and learn more about Music Monday across schools in Canada. What a treat this year - the song is a collaboration from The Barenaked Ladies and Chris Hadfield! Awesome!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Tomorrow is Games Day

Don't forget to bring in a board game to play and to wear your beach clothes for the first day of Spring! This is what we will be doing in math!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Spring Has Sprung At St. Gabriel

Although we are expecting snow this week - it is our Spring Fun Week at St. Gabriel!

Monday, March 18th - Hat Day (wear your favourite hat!) - Door Decorating Begins
Tuesday, March 19th - Backwards Day
Wednesday, March 20th - Beach and Games Day (Bring in a game to play in the classroom)
Thursday, March 21st - Purple Day! Show your school spirit!
Friday, March 22nd - PJ and Movie Day - please donate a loonie or a toonie in support of our     Lenten Project.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Blogging This Week

We look forward to reading posts from our friends in our quad blogging group! Thanks for all the comments so far!

Sunday, January 20, 2013


Since the Ottawa Senators are BACK - St. Gabriel's is having a wear your jersey day on Monday, January 21st!

Please check the calendar on the side for other important dates and events that are happening at school.

We have some wonderful bloggers in grade one! If you go into your KidBlog account you now have access to several other classes in North America. They would love you to comment on their blogs. And as always, feel free to comment on blogs from our own class too! Keep up the good work! Happy blogging!

Monday, January 7, 2013

Back to Regular Routine

Regular Homework is coming home tonight. Please make sure to make the corrections in our weekly poem and practice your word wall words.