Welcome to Mrs. Martel's Grade One Page

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

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Looking For

We are planning out our next Learning Centers and we are hoping to start a "Drama/Dress Up" Center. If there are any families out there with dress up clothes that they do not need for Halloween we would love to borrow them at school. Please label them so we can return them at the end of the month (or whenever the center gets changed out).

Thanks for the help!

Oh Don't Forget! Picture Day is THURSDAY!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Week of September 29th

You would be so proud!!

Last week we had a mass practice and we had our first school mass. Our class was wonderful! They were very respectful, prayerful and excellent listeners for both events! Well done!

A few notes about this week:
Monday, September 29th - Mrs. Martel is away.
Thursday, October 2nd - Picture Day
Friday, October 3rd - Homework is Due!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Homework and Book Orders

Just a reminder that regular homework is coming home on Tuesday! Please make sure your homework is returned to school on Friday.

Scholastic book orders are also coming home. If you wish to order books please return the order to school by Friday.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

RAZ Kids and Dreambox

We are very excited to have access to RAZ Kids and coming on Monday September 15th we will also have access to Dreambox (for math).

Each student went home with the login information for RAZ Kids last week and on Monday you will find the login information for Dreambox Learning. Please feel free to login and play the learning games at home.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Amazing First Week

We finished a wonderful first week of Grade One with one of my favourite stories by Robert Munsch - Purple, Green and Yellow

We worked really hard on learning new routines and learning all the wonderful things about grade one. Some students have been asking about homework, but we will not start homework until after the Open House evening on September 18th. Hope to see you all there!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Terrific Thursday

Another terrific day at school. We learned about playstructure safety and then we went outside to give it a try. Some of the activities on the playstructure are a little bit too big for us yet. But we will grow into them! We also read this funny story:

Do you think teachers sleep at school?

We also used the app Tellagami to record our thinking about sorting. The students were asked to sort objects into two groups and then use the app to record their sorting rule. Here was one of my examples: 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

What a Great First Day!

It was a great first day!! Our class always has French at the very beginning of everyday with Mr. Donaldson. Then we have Mrs. Martel (me) for the rest of the day. Today we read -

It is a silly story about how the teacher was really nervous on her first day of school! We also spent time doing some SMART Board activities and checking out things in the classroom. We also sent home our "First Day Selfies" hopefully a photo landed in your mailbox.

Thanks for a great first day!! Here are a few photos of the classroom!