Thursday, November 1, 2012

Thank you!

 
 
 
 
With my last day of teaching approach tomorrow I just wanted to say a few thank yous.
 
 
A huge thank you to my wonderful students for making the first two months of school so enjoyable!  You are a great batch of kids and I will miss you! Keep working hard and being the amazing kids that I know you can be!
 
 
Thank you parents for all your support throughout these first months of school!  You have amazing kids!
 
 
Have a great rest of the year.  I will be sure to pop in for visits to see how all the kids are doing!
 
Love, Mrs. Barker

Monday, October 29, 2012

News for Mrs. Barker

 
 
Dear Parents:
 
 
A letter is coming home with your child today with some important information.
 
 
It is hard for me not to be sad at the moment as my last teaching day will be this Friday (November 2).
 
 
I have had an absolute fabulous time with your child over the last few months.
 
Please know that I will still be doing your child's report card.
 
 
As hard as it is for me to leave...it is now time for me to focus on the arrival of my first child.
 
 
I look forward to popping in throughout the year to see how the kids are doing.  I will definitely bring "baby" by for a visit.
 
Mrs. Brenda Ridder will be taking over teaching for me as of Monday, Nov. 5!
Please come in to meet her at time that works for you.
 
Thanks helping make the first few months of school such a great time!
 
 
Mrs. Barker
 


HALLOWEEN PARTY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.


Halloween party is on Wednesday afternoon.  The kids must bring their costume to school to get dressed up at NOON.  They MAY NOT wear their costume in the morning.  Kids may not bring any WEAPON type materials to school for their costume (guns, swords, knives..etc).
 
Kids will be having snacks and playing board games in the afternoon. 
If your child has a board game to bring to play please send it to school on WED!

Spelling This Week

Spelling This Week:

Stingrays:
bag
tag
rag
sag
big
digs
wig
pigs
flags


Lizards:
seem
feel
peel
feed
seen
been
each
read
please
clean


Hawks:
street
freeze
cheering
teeth
speech
east
treat
plead
teacher
reason


Sharks:
speech
between
pioneer
screech
disagree
eastern
dreary
treason
season
greasy


Leopards:
esteem
referee
employee
underneath
beneath
realize
reality
league
incomplete
stampede

To Do:
1) Backwards Time
2) Vowels vs Consonants
3) Word Search

DUE THURSDAY!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Challenge Question - Oct 24

 
 
 
WRITE 10 "ODD" NUMBERS.

Book Fair Money for Tomorrow


 
We are going to the book fair tomorrow morning.
 
If your child is wanting to bring money for the book fair they need to make sure it is in a wallet or ziploc bag (labelled with their name).
 
Please do not send lose money as I would hate for it to get lost!
 
We will also be going to the book fair on Friday for those who just want to "window shop" tomorrow!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Challenge Question - Oct 23

 
 
THINK ABOUT WHAT A QUADRILATERAL IS (how many sides does it have)!!!
 
 
 
CAN YOU DRAW ME 2 DIFFERENT QUADRILATERALS?
 
 
GOOD LUCK!

BOOK FAIR THURS AND FRI

 
 
 
 
BOOK FAIR IS HAPPENING AT MMH ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY THIS WEEK.
 
 
WE WILL BE GOING TO CHECK IT OUT IN THE MORNING EACH DAY!

Hot lunch TOMORROW!

HOT LUNCH TOMORROW
 
 
It is pizza day tomorrow! 
 
Please remember that you are only supplied PIZZA!  You need to bring the rest of your lunch (juice, snacks and anything else you want to eat).

Spelling Lists

Here are this weeks spelling lists:

Stingrays:
may
say
tray
way
lay
hay
pay
ray
today



Lizards:
wait
rainy
plane
wave
always
gray
pay
brave
trade
play


Hawks:
afraid
remain
saint
again
flake
plate
taste
pathway
sway
tray


Sharks:
sustain
complain
again
waist
waste
disgrace
locate
holiday
yesterday
highway


Leopards:
restrain
proclaim
complaint
exclaim
erase
demonstrate
indicate
evade
portray
Tuesday

Thursday, October 18, 2012

FEED THE BUG FOOD DRIVE


Next week we are running the "FEED THE BUG" food drive.
 
If you have some no perishable food items please send them in. 

If you were to bring in one food item each week think of how much food we would have to give people in need.
 
 
 
:)

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Learning about ear damage!



LEARNING ABOUT HOW TO KEEP OUR EARS SAFE!


Today we learned how ear damage cannot be reversed!!

Thank you to the special gal for being my helper!  Every time she did some "pretend scenario" that I set up that hurt her ears/hearing she had to pick up a back pack to carry.  She never got to put a backpack down.


LESSON HERE....
HEARING DAMAGE TO EARS CANNOT EVER BE FULLY REVERSED!

Challenge Question - Oct 16



How many Halloween words can you list?

My Hard Workers!


BUSY MATH LEARNER!  GREAT JOB BUDDY!






SOME HARD WORKING, FOCUSED GIRLS!



Monday, October 15, 2012

HOT LUNCH

HOT LUNCH ORDERS DUE TOMORROW.


PIZZA HOT LUNCH IS COMING UP.  PLEASE SEND IN YOUR ORDER TOMORROW.

Please Note:
Hot lunch is a little different this year.  There will only be the "hot" item for sale.  There will be no milk, juice, chips or cookies sold this year. 
Your child will need to bring the other items for their lunch on hot lunch day. So they will need a juice box and any other snacks they want to have with the pizza. :)

Math Patterns Test THURSDAY


WE ARE DONE OUR UNIT ON "PATTERNS"!

WE WILL BE HAVING OUR UNIT TEST ON THURSDAY THIS WEEK.


NOTE:
 A review sheet is coming home for your child to practice at home. They will see questions like this on the test. Please have them work on their review sheet for 10 minutes each night to make sure that they know their stuff.


This review sheet does not need to come back to school. It is a study guide. Remember that these are the types of questions they will see on Thursday!



Sunday, October 14, 2012


IMPORTANT:


There is no school this week on:

Thursday afternoon and Friday.

(There is school THURSDAY MORNING until lunch)


This is due to professional learning days Thursday afternoon and Friday morning.

Spelling words for this week.

Here are this weeks spelling words:


Stingrays:
cut
nut
hut
but
gut
bug
mug
dug
mutt


Lizards:
until
uncle
dust
summer
Sunday
upset
lunch
much
rust
bump



Hawks:
ugly
number
much
butter
bathtub
rusty
study
unless
unable
under

Sharks:
August
hundred
understand
butterfly
jungle
lunches
plus
umbrella
bunches
until


Leopard:
products
difficult
public
autumn
column
supply
husband
culture
budget
distrust


Spelling test Thursday.

Tic Tac Toe to do List.
1) Hidden Picture (Halloween Theme)
2) Spelling boarder
3) Flash card maker

Friday, October 5, 2012

October Newsletter Link

OCTOBER NEWSLETTER LINK





SPELLING


THERE WILL BE NO SPELLING NEXT WEEK  BECAUSE IT IS A SHORT WEEK!

NO SCHOOL!



THERE IS NO SCHOOL MONDAY - THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY.


THERE IS NO SCHOOL TUESDAY - PROFESSIONAL LEARNING DAY FOR TEACHERS.


BACK TO SCHOOL ON WEDNESDAY!

Magazine Sale Ending SOON!


LAST DAY TO BRING IN MAGAZINE ORDERS IS ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10!!

So if you are getting orders over the Thanksgiving weekend make sure they come to school first thing on Wednesday!

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Spelling this week

Here are the spelling words for this week:

Stingrays:
pet
met
set
get
jet
lot
pot
got
trot


Lizards:
cannot
chop
cotton
from
hopped
rocky
soft
softly
frost
flock

Hawks:
gallop
body
problem
doctor
across
Monday
front
forgot
block
lesson


Sharks:
poplar
wonder
October
another
coffee
cotton
bottle
toxic
bronze
method


Leopards:
October
concern
clockwise
convert
octagon
volume
abolish
consumer
impossible
riot

TIC TAC TOE TO DO: 
1) FANCY PRINTING
2) WORD PYRAMID
3) HORIZONTAL VS VERTICAL

SPELLING DUE THURSDAY!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Challenge Question - Sept 27


Write down 10 VERBS for Mrs. Barker.

What a blast!!

WE FOUND OUR GEOCACHING TREASURES!!!

GREAT JOB KIDS!

HUGE THANK YOU TO MY PARENT HELPERS FOR COMING ALONG WITH US!
YOUR HELP IS GREATLY APPRECIATED.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Challenge Question - Sept 25th




WHAT PART OF THE EAR IS RESPONSIBLE FOR CATCHING THE SOUND TO SEND THROUGH THE REST OF THE EAR???


_______________________

Geocaching Trip Thursday


We are going "geocaching" on Thursday afternoon from 1:25 - 3:00 pm!

Wish us luck finding our treasure.


Kids need to have on GOOD WALKING SHOES!!!

These kids know their stuff!!

Here are some of my smart cookies showcasing their knowledge of increasing patterns.






Great job kiddos! :)

Monday, September 24, 2012

Geocaching Trip Thursday!

Geocaching Adventure Thursday


Dear Parents:

We are learning about mapping and mapping skills in our Social Studies unit right now. We are headed out on a “geocaching adventure” on Thursday afternoon to teach kids about using a compass and coordinates to find a hidden item. We will be walking to our destination points in west Lethbridge that are located in areas that are in fairly close proximity to the school.

We are going to be leaving the school at 1:25 pm and we will be returning prior to 3:00 pm.

If you are available and would like to join us on this “geocaching adventure” please let us know. We would love to have the extra help.

Please let me know if you can join us.



Challenge Question - Sept 24


Create and draw two of your own INCREASING (growing) patterns.

You need to draw 5 frames of your pattern.



Sunday, September 23, 2012

Spelling Words for This Week

Here are the spelling words for this week:

Stingrays:
at
sat
cat
that
rat
it
bit
sit
flat

Lizards:
swim


dim

grim

little

wind

pick

illness

ticket

witch

which    

Hawks:
finger

written

wrist

quick

twinkle

unit

until

instead

invite

finish    

Sharks:
admit

submit

display

whistle

whiskers

whisper

impact

income

exist

shimmer    

 Leopards:
inflate

disagree

positive

important

unicorn

gingerbread

gymnastics

insurance

involved

image  
Spelling test on Thursday.  

TIC TAC TOE TO DO: a) Vowels b) Silly Sentences
c) Secret Agent Code  

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Challenge Question - Sept 20th


TIME FOR YOU TO TRY TO READ MRS. BARKER'S MIND....


WHY DO YOU THINK POLAR BEARS ARE MRS. BARKER'S FAVORITE ANIMAL??

Magazine Fundraiser Info


MAGAZINE FUNDRAISER INFORMATION IS COMING HOME WITH YOUR CHILD TODAY!!!

Parent Volunteers for Terry Fox Walk

Parents that are coming tomorrow for the Terry Fox Walk...please meet us at the classroom first thing in the morning because we will be leaving right after O' Canada and announcements!

Look forward to having you join us!



Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Spelling test tomorrow.

Spelling homework due tomorrow.

Terry Fox Walk

Reminder that the Terry Fox walk is this Friday.


HUGE THANK YOU TO THE PARENTS WHO HAVE VOLUNTEERED TO JOIN US!

:)

Challenge Question - Sept 19


Write a list of 10 nouns.


Hint: Remember that nouns are people, places and things.

BLOG PICTURE LETTER




BLOG PICTURE LETTER COMING HOME.

There is a letter coming home with your child regarding having their picture posted up on the class blog to showcase learning activities in the classroom.

Please read and return.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Terry Fox Walk

The TERRY FOX WALK is happening this Friday!

It is supposed to be a lovely day!

Come join us if you can!!

:)

Challenge Question - Sept 17


PATTERN TIME

Task:  Draw and color a pattern to match each one.

REMEMBER HOW MANY TIMES THE PATTERN NEEDS TO REPEAT!


Draw and color these patterns:

ABBCD pattern

ABCC pattern

ABCDDE pattern

Spelling This Week.

Here are the spelling lists for this week:

Stingrays:
in
pin
win
thin
on
pond
fun
run
spin

Lizards:
end
left
help
send
belt
fence
sell
shell
next
yet


Hawks:
better
enjoy
tenth
women
pencil
whenever
whatever
myself
gravel
shovel


Sharks:
else
basket
angel
elephant
happen
hundred
twelve
twenty
everywhere
travel

Leopards:
welcome
sweater
leather
feather
weather
example
inventor
debt
prevent
event

Tic Tac Toe slots to do this week: word search, word pyramid and vowels vs consonants!

SPELLING HOMEWORK IS DUE THURSDAY!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Parent Helpers for Terry Fox Walk

PARENT HELPERS NEEDED...


Next Friday (Sept. 21) we are doing our annual Terry Fox walk around NICHOLAS SHERAN PARK.


I would love to have parents come assist with this activity.

We will be leaving the school first thing in the morning after announcements and O Canada.  We will be walking all the way to Nicholas Sheran Park, around the lake and then back to MMH.

I will be sending home a letter to ask for parent volunteers tomorrow.


THANKS FOR TAKING THE TIME TO BE A PART OF WHAT WE DO AT MMH!!

Challenge Question - Sept 12


Mrs. Barker took her students on a field trip to the beach.

They found 5 turtles, 6 birds15 sea shells, 2 crabs, 4 rocks and 6 crabs.


HOW MANY ANIMALS DID MRS. BARKER'S CLASS FIND?


TO DO: Picture, Number sentence, Written Sentence
SPELLING HOMEWORK IS DUE BACK TOMORROW!!!!!



Monday, September 10, 2012

Challenge Question - Sept 10th




Mrs. Barker has 213 books on her bookshelf. 

She buys 45 new books to put on her bookshelf.

How many books does Mrs. Barker have on her bookshelf altogether now?


To Do: Number Sentence, Written Sentence

Parent Note





To the parents of Mrs. Barker’s grade three class,

Our friend Kieran, who uses his iPod touch as his words, would like to have all of his classmates photos imported into it so that he can address them directly when speaking to them. If you are not okay with this, please let Mrs. Barker know by Wednesday, September 12th. We will be using digital images of the school pictures taken last week, and will label them with first names only.

Thank you!

Spelling Words This Week.

Here are the spelling words for this week.

Please see the sticker inside your child's yellow folder for the list they are working on.

Stingrays:
an
can
man
ran
fan
ten
hen
pen
*land



Lizards:
camp


bath

back

clap

glad

ask

damp

crab

flat

mast    

Hawks:
half

cabin

jacket

thank

above

stamp

flash

grant

baskets

gallop    

Sharks:
afternoon

began

tackle

manners

camel

cramp

blast

master

mammal

calves    

Leopards:
wrap

appear

cheetah

detach

transport

transit

accept

manual

January

ambulance  


The kids have only learned three spelling activities off the TIC TAC TOE BOARD. Spelling activities for TIC TAC TOE to do this week: RAINBOW, HIDDEN WORDS AND ALPHABETICAL ORDER.   Spelling homework due THURSDAY.  Test THURSDAY.  

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Challenge Question - Sept 5



Mrs. Barker needs your help solving a mystery math question to find the "secret" number.




Mrs. Barker found a secret note with a math code on it.


Here is the code:



13 + 3 + 5 + 4 - 2 - 7 - 5 + 10 + 10 = _________

Agenda Fee

Please remember to send in $10.00 for the "agenda fee".

Thank you.


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Meet the Teacher


Thursday night is meet the teacher night.

Things will get started in the gym with an introduction of staff from 5:30 - 5:45

5:45 - 7:00 Meet teachers in classroom.

This is complete "come and go" event!

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE.

Challenge Question - September 4th

Hey there crazy kiddos. Here is your challenge question for today.

Have fun.

List 10 words that rhyme with "make".



To get your secret reward tomorrow for your hard work at home you must bring your answers to Mrs. Barker on a piece of paper with your name.