Welcome to Mrs. Martel's Grade One Page

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

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Park Trip Cancelled


Due to the poor weather expected on Wednesday October 28, we are rescheduling our walk to the park for next Wednesday, November 4th. Let's hope the weather is much better!

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Happy Halloween Week

In support of the United Way, we are having a spirit week at school! Students are invited to donate $2 to participate in these special days.


  • Tuesday - Sports/Jersey Day
  • Wednesday - Crazy Hat/ Crazy Hair Day(also our park visit day)
  • Thursday - PJ Day (Pumpkin Day!)
  • Friday - Orange and Black Day for Grades 1-6

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Global Read Aloud - It's Not Fair

Sometimes when students are away or out of the classroom I will record the story, lesson, etc. Here is our story today! We had lots of text to self connections. You can see our connections on our padlet this week at http://padlet.com/marcie_martel/itsnotfair


Monday, October 12, 2015

Events This Week

We would like to welcome our new student teacher from Nipissing University - Brenda Heto
She will be with us all week and then again later in the Spring for another placement.

Don't forget - Picture Day is Friday!

There is no regular homework this week! Just snuggle books and some finishing up!


Sunday, October 4, 2015

The Global Read Aloud

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This week we are beginning our six week adventure of the Global Read Aloud! Our focus this year are the books by Amy Krouse Rosenthal (Author Study):

Week 1:  We start with Chopsticks
Week 2:  Week 2 is all about Duck! Rabbit!
Week 3:  Then on to It’s Not Fair!
Week 4:  Week 4 will focus on the trials of being an Exclamation Mark
Week 5:  I love that we end week 5 with The OK Book
Week 6:  Our choice - I'm undecided at the moment.
Please find more information here:

GRA - Information for Parents