Thursday, 18 January 2018

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Calendar - days of the week, months of the year, season, weather & a story

Music - students had fun making & decorating instruments with Ms. Hayward

Math- students worked together in pairs to make AB patterns based on the given template using snap cubes

Gym - Ms. Yustin

French - Mlle. Jessica

After second recess students had fun visiting the grocery store set up by the Grade 1's!

Have a great evening!
Ms. Bannon

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

*A note from Ms. Carter*

Dear Parent/Guardian:

St. Jude’s Academy is please to be holding a Heart and Stroke Foundation Jump Rope for Heart event on Tuesday, February 20th, 2018. All money raised will support the Heart and Stroke Foundation in their mission to promote children’s health and fund vital heart and stroke research.

Jump Rope for Heart encourages kids to get active by skipping rope while they collect pledges for heart disease and stroke research. They also learn the importance of living a healthy lifestyle and giving back to their community. This year marks Jump Rope for Heart’s 36th Anniversary and the Heart and Stroke Foundation is striving to get 1 million kids jumping in close to 4,000 schools across Canada. Let’s be part of it!

We need your help to reach out School fundraising goal of $1000.00.

Please help support your child’s fundraising efforts by registering them online at and send out donations request emails to friends, family, and colleagues. Online fundraising is the quickest way to reach all of your contacts and online donors receive and automatic tax receipt.

Please visit and start fundraising today!

Each student will be bringing home pledge envelopes if you prefer to collect donations in-person. Please ensure that their pledge envelope is returned on the day of their school’s Jump Event Day.

Thank you in advance for your support,

St. Jude’s Academy Staff

 *A note from Ms. Hayward*

I've had a few questions about the materials for our musical instruments project starting Thursday, January 18. 
Anything will work, really.  For example, I have set aside a few chickpea tins from dinner to bring in.  We will be putting things inside to make the noise and adding a top to cover.  Otherwise, any recyclable with a lid such as yogurt containers, plastic bottles, etc. will work.  We will be gluing decorations on.
Thank you.

Calendar - days of the week, months of the year, season, weather & a story (students also reviewed patterns and had to finish the ones I started)

Music - Ms. Hayward

Language - students reviewed the name, sound & formation of the letter Oo. Then they completed a worksheet.

Math - students had to walk around the room and count 10 frames from 11-20.

Gym - Ms. Yustin

French - Mlle. Jessica

UOI - students used a pattern from pieces of construction paper to highlight their first and last name.

Have a great evening,
Ms. Bannon

Monday, 15 January 2018

Monday, January 15, 2018

Calendar - days of the week, months of the year, season, weather & a story. Students also practiced writing the numbers 10-20 on the whiteboard

Language- students started the new letter of the week: Oo. After we came up with some words we watched a song and they added more to the list. Then they completed 2 pages in their Writing With Phonics workbook.

Then they copied the sentence, My favourite colour is........... from the board into their journals and after telling me what their favourite colour was they copied it from a post it note and finished the sentence. We introduced where to start writing (left hand side of the page), capital letters, finger spacing and ending the sentence with a period. They did a great job!

Math - students completed a penguin ten frame worksheet

Gym - Ms. Yustin 

French- Mlle. Jessica

UOI - students each got a turn to come up with an action pattern (snap, clap, snap, clap, etc) and the rest of the class had to follow. Then they used snap cubes to make a pattern and the rest of the class had to say what it was. 

*Fire Alarm*

Dear Parent(s) and Guardian(s), 

This email is to inform you that we experienced an unexpected fire alarm this morning in the building. SJA staff did an amazing job evacuating the students safely and in a timely fashion from the building. Students were outside for ten minutes waiting in line while we followed proper protocol to ensure every child was accounted for. At this time, we then made our way over to Meadowvale rinks to have shelter from the cold. Once the fire department gave the go ahead we returned back to the building. There is no need for alarm or concern the building and students are safe and secure.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me, Mrs. Smith at or Mrs. Hocevar at

*Grade 1 Market*

Have a great evening,
Ms. Bannon

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Calendar - days of the week, months of the year, season, weather & a story

Language- students started new letter of the week: Nn. We talked about words that begin with that sound and then they completed 2 pages in their Writing With Phonics workbook.

Art - students made hats and we taped them onto a string to hang in the classroom. 

Math - students matched numbers on trees to the correct ten frame on the ornaments. Then together as a class they put the numbers 1-20 in order. 

Gym - Ms. Youston

French - Mlle. Jessica

UOI - we walked around the school today and looked for patterns

Then they had some time for inquiry centres. 

Have a great evening!
Ms. Bannon

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Calendar - days of the week, months of the year, season, weather & a story. Then we talked about our winter breaks and students drew pictures about them.

Students used bingo daubers to fill in the outline of 2018.

Music - Ms. Hayward

Math - students reviewed how to interpret a graph by adding a sticker to their favourite winter activity and discussing the results after. 

Then they had to throw a stuffed animal onto paper plates numbered randomly to 10 and had to count up from the number they landed on. After, students were chosen to put the paper plates in order. 

UOI - students began a new unit of inquiry and we will be focusing on patterns. 

Have a great evening,
Ms. Bannon

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Congratulations Neel on receiving the communicators award this month!

Students enjoyed participating in our assembly this morning where they got to see police officers being pied in the face because of all the gifts that were brought in for the toy drive. 

Then we played a game where they had to throw the bells onto the paper plates and get as many points as they could for their team. 

In the afternoon we had fun eating popcorn and watching a movie. 

Then we took a class picture in all our reds and greens! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

See you in 2018!

Ms. Bannon

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Calendar- days of the week, months of the year, season, weather & a story

Language - students completed a write the room activity where they had to write Christmas words on a recording sheet that matched the pictures taped around the room

Art - students used green tissue paper and pom poms to decorate a Christmas tree

Math- students cut out the numbers 1-10 and glued them in order on the Christmas tree

Gym - Ms. J

French - Mlle. Jessica

In the afternoon we did a gingerbread scavenger hunt with Ms. Fisher's class. 

Have a great evening,
Ms. Bannon