September 6, 2012
Welcome to a new and exciting school year! This past weeks has been used to organize ourselves and learn classroom procedures, work habits, and new skills, etc. Now that students are a little more settled and organized, it is time to provide you with some information about our class.
AGENDA -The agenda is one of the most important items that will serve as a communication tool between the classroom and parents. It is to be signed by parents every time it is sent home and is meant to keep you informed in regards to your child’s homework assignments or any other communication from the classroom/school.
HOMEWORK -Effective this week homework has been assigned to your child. We will have a weekly French spelling test every Friday. Your child has been provided with a French spelling text for the year. The French spelling test is not just a spelling test but will also be used to learn about grammar and syllables, etc. Please have them practice the words during the week. Our first dictée will begin on Friday, September 14and thereafter every Friday.
From time to time, I will be sending some work that has not been completed in class so that your child has an opportunity to stay on track. For your information, a homework website is set and running. You can get to the site at the following address:
SCHOLASIC ORDER- Please ensure that you make the cheque payable to Scholastic every time you order. I will not be accepting any cash. The orders will be collected on Mondays after the flyers have been sent home on Thursday.
LIBRARY- The class goes to the Library on Day 1.
ITEMS FOR THE CLASSROOM
To help organize your child, here are some suggestions of materials that would be helpful:
- HB pencils – send a couple
- Erasers – send a couple
- A box of coloured markers
- A box of coloured pencils (crayons)
- A SOFT zippered pencil case
- A good quality pencil sharpener with a lid
- A box of Kleenex
- Glue sticks (we will use many glue sticks throughout the year) – sent one
- A junior French dictionary, for example: Le Robert Junior for home (Scholastics $25.95) – See Club de Lecture that will be sent next week.
- A verb book, likethe Bescherelle, L’art de conjuguer, dictionnaire de 12 000 verbes (Scholastics $16.95) – Dito
- Indoor shoes if you have not already sent them to school.
These last two items can be purchased through Scholastics on the September order or
they can be purchased atFrench educational Supply Company located at 2775 Dundas Street West and at The World's Largest Book Store just North of Dundas Street off of Yonge Street. Chapters may carry them too.
It is strongly recommended that your child read in French and watch some French TV, like TFO (the French TVO), an educational channel. Your child should also practise math tables (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division), and cursive writing.
If you have any questions, please get in touch with me. I am looking forward to an excellent year. Finally, I invite you to attend our Curriculum Night” on September 24th. I am looking forward to meeting you soon!
Mme N. Jetha, B.Ed. M.Ed.
Enseignante de la 3ièmeannée