Wednesday, January 18, 2017

English Read-A-Thon update...

The time has finally arrived for the English Read-a-Thon!  This is an exciting competition where each class competes as a team against the other English classes.  Every year the contest has been extremely close.

On Friday January 6 information was sent home about the English Read-a-thon.  Kelly has also gone over the information with the children during class. 

The reading contest began on Monday January 9.  Reading logs for each week go home every Monday.  Students read 20 minutes per school night and log their reading on their log sheet that parents sign each day.  Reading logs are due back to school the following Monday.   

This is a great opportunity to foster a love of reading and to establish the routine of reading in English 20 minutes daily, outside of school.   The Read-a-thon will last one month, but hopefully, this routine of reading will continue throughout the rest of the school year. 

Although reading to your child is special, it is nice to use this opportunity to have your child read independently or to you. 

The contest will last for one month.  The winning class will be announced during the week of February 6th along with the contest prize!

Here are the results as of today, Wednesday January 18th...very very close!

Keep reading and having fun, children!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Treasure Hunt

As we continued to work on plans and maps, the GS and CP participated to a treasure hunt! When they arrived in class, they discovered messages in a bottle.

The message was an old map of the classroom with three dots of color at certain places. By assembling them, they discovered a magic work to open the chest...
Bravo little pirates!!!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Jeux de vocabulaire...

The 2nd graders have been working on how to use a dictionary, the way it is organized and what information is to be found in it. Today, we played little games: find a word in the dictionary and tell the number of the page/look for the definition of a specific word, etc...

Everyone did a great job working as teams to find answers to the different questions!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Visit at the Visitor Information Center...

The 3rd graders went to the Visitor Information Center in Yarmouth today. This visit is part of their Sate of Maine unit.
They were welcomed by Marcel, Bill and Charlie at the Center.

Big Thanks to them and to our chaperones! What a fun visit it was!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017


Sometimes, you do not need words...Happiness is a panda puzzle. 

Monday, January 9, 2017

Galette des Rois...

This morning, our school celebrated "La Galette des Rois". Students of different grades got together and followed the tradition : the youngest student goes under the table and is the one choosing who will receive the piece of the galette that the teacher is holding. Then, everyone eats and someone might discover "la fève", which makes you "un roi" or "une reine".

The galettes were delicious! Merci Standard Baking Company!