Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Tuesday, April 16th

Hi everyone,

A super short week this week. Today we were experimenting with dissolving and mixing solids in water. We all had fun!

Students start again on Wednesday, April 24th. See you all then and have a great Easter!

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Thursday, April 11th

Good afternoon parents,

This week students were busy in math class making 3D shapes and counting the number of faces, sides, and vertices. In science we started our new unit, 'What's the matter?' Students will learn and investigate the different properties of matter.

In ELA, we started our new chapter book, Junie B. Jones. Thank you all again for your financial support! And in social studies, this week's hero of history is Abraham Lincoln. We learned how he worked to free the slaves in America.


  • We received the ITBS results back today. If I have already met with you this week, I put the results in your child's assignment book. Otherwise, I will give them to you in person during our PTC meetings. If you have any questions about the results please get in touch.
That's all from me. Enjoy the rest of the week and have a fantastic weekend!

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Wednesday, April 3rd

Hello everyone,

This week is super short, so we had to cram in as much learning as we could!

Students worked on their word sorts, spelling and reading during ELA classes. In math we began our unit on 3D shapes. After identifying the shapes and their sides and vertices, students made them using sticks and sticky tac.

In science we finished up unit 8 on objects in the sky. Students will have a science test on Tuesday. They will take their books home with them. Please see Google Classroom for details.

Finally, in social studies we kicked off our final unit of the year, Heroes of History. Each week students will learn about a different important person of history. This week, we learned about Harriet Tubman.


  • I sent home a letter requesting money for a book we will study this quarter. Please send it the money by Monday, if you haven't already. And, once again, thank you for your support!
  • Next week (4/8-4/12) is Parent-Teacher week. I look forward to meeting with you all.
  • DISK will be closed for the Easter Break from 4/17-4/23.

Have a fantastic weekend!

P.S. The video editing is finished. Thank you very much to Ms. Valde, the ICT teacher for her help. Here are grade 1 students' country presentations - enjoy!

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Thursday, March 28th

Good afternoon!

This week students have been doing their ITBS testing. They showed good focus and concentration all week!

Tomorrow is our DISK Spectacular Sport Science Day. I hope you can all join us for a fun day of activities - see you then!

Friday, March 22, 2019

Friday, March 22nd

Good afternoon everyone,

Our field trip was very fun (and tiring)! Students really enjoyed the exhibits and it was great to get them out and about for the day.

On Tuesday, students gave their presentations for social studies using the school smart board. These videos are still being edited, so I will share them with you all next week.

We spent this week doing practice ITBS tests before next weeks full tests. These tests do not affect student grades, and I have emphasized to students not to worry about them!

Have a great weekend!


  • Spectacular Sport Science Day is next Friday, March 29th - please join us!
  • Please fill-out and send back the Parent Teacher Conference form by Monday.
  • Next week students will be doing ITBS tests.
  • April 4th and 5th are school holidays.