Welcome to Mrs. Martel's Grade One Page

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

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!