Mme. Robichaud Notes

Let curiosity take the lead

Notes

Posted: November 5, 2021

109 recordings reviewed! My eyes are crossed! Please let students know to hear my comments on Je lis the next time they login. How? Go to "my recordings". The green triangle is to hear themselves and what they recorded. The double blue speech bubbles is my comment back to them. Unfortunately there is no way for them to respond again, but they can go back to their recording to hear/see what I'm talking about.

Posted: November 4, 2021

Is anyone else drained? If adults are feeling it, then surely the students are too. Today I'm trying to keep students away from the screens as much as possible. But, screens may be more helpful to some homes too. Your pick!

To note: I attached the wrong file to yesterday's email. Therefore, I've included the proper file for yesterday's and then Friday's attachment too. Sorry about that!

 

Repeat "playlist":

  • Bring back all paper copies when the time comes. 
  • Priority activities are the most important, followed by the daily exploratory activity, then the "other" awesome activities. 
  • Time is precious. Kids are kids. Do what you can with what you have. 
  • Links are on our class website. Mme. Robichaud | King Street Elementary (nbed.nb.ca) and login information is in the back of their agenda. 

Here's day 5 (Friday)

*ROCK & ROLL MATH (Friday's activity)* - See pdf. Go outside and gather a BIG pile of rocks. Rocks not popular around your home? Use small sticks/branches instead.

 

  • Count your rocks.
  • Then skip count! Grade 3: count by 3's and 5's. Grade 4's: count by 3's and 4's.
  • Place your rocks in order from largest/longest to smallest.
  • Place them end to end. Find an object that's approximately the same length.
  • Divide your rocks in two piles (half). Then divide then into four equal piles (fourths).
  • Create a pattern with your rocks. 
  • Make a creative design using only your rocks. A picture? A mandala? Your pick! Take a picture to share your design with me.
  • If each rock was worth 10 dollars, how much are your rocks worth? What about 10 cents?
*NINJA MATH (Thursday's activity)* - Please see the attached PDF for some fun Math problems. Don't forget the link at the bottom. Number Ninja - Multiples • ABCya! Grade 3's please concentrate on multiples of 2, 5 & 10. Grade 4: please concentrate on all except 12. 
 

 

*WORD WORK* – The page in their pack with "Prénom" at the top. It's a fill in the blank for them to complete. Please return this page to school.

*FRENCH READING* - Reading comprehension to bring back to school. There are four ladies standing. They read the description and figure out which one is which.

*Pepper magic* - Take a pie plate and fill the bottom with water. Shake some pepper on top of the water. It will float. Place a drop of dish detergent on the tip of a Q-tip and lightly touch the Q-tip/soap in the middle of the pie plate. What happens? Can you make the pepper run away?

 

OTHER WORK WE'VE DONE THIS WEEK THAT THEY COULD CONTINUE/START.....

LALILO – website for students to help with sound recognition and sentence composition. Use code XZBYHB. Only available during school hours. Lalilo | Interface élève 

FRENCH READING – Website “Je lis, je lis”. Only if they haven't recorded yet this week. Listen to a book, practice reading aloud and record the book (only if you haven't already). I can listen and send a voice note back on what to work on etc. Je lis, je lis, littératie ! ONLINE (rkpublishing.com) Click on the blue double speech bubble to hear my comments.ATH – Pick away at the Math pack in the Covid packs.

MATH - Splashlearn for 20ish minutes. They have an assignment waiting for them to complete. SplashLearn Student Sign In 

MATH – Most students have a zorbit login to work away at their own pace. Zorbit's Math Adventure (zorbitsmath.com) 

"COVID PACK" - Most pages have been "assigned" except for a book report, and a multiplication colour sheet.

 

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION – Check out Mr Williston’s page for his ideas on your gym class today. Mr. Williston & Ms. McFarlane (Phys. Ed.) | King Street Elementary (nbed.nb.ca) 
 
 
As always, if there's ever anything you need - reach out!

Posted: November 3, 2021

I feel like a record - do kids know what that is? So, let's point form it!

  • Bring back paper copies.
  • Priority activities are most important, followed by the daily exploratory activity, then the "other" awesome activities.
  • Time is precious. Kids are kids. Do what you can with what you have.
  • Links are on our class website. Mme. Robichaud | King Street Elementary (nbed.nb.ca) and login information is in the back of their agenda.

RE: Je lis, je lis website. Once student record themselves reading, I listen to it and always send a voice note back. To access it, click "my recordings". The green play button allows them to hear themselves read. The blue double dialogue speech bubbles will hear what I have to say. Click that, a screen will pop up and press play to hear my lovely voice! haha.

 

HERE'S DAY 84.... I MEAN 4 (THURSDAY)

WORD WORK – “Le mot du jour" in Covid Pack. Complete the remaining words. 

*FRENCH READING* – Website “Je lis, je lis”. Listen to a book, practice reading aloud and record the book (only if you haven't already - I'm swamped with 81 recordings to review! YAY!). I can listen and send a voice note back on what to work on etc. Je lis, je lis, littératie ! ONLINE (rkpublishing.com) Click on the blue double speech bubble to hear my comments.

LALILO – website for students to help with sound recognition and sentence composition. Use code XZBYHB. Only available during school hours. Lalilo | Interface élève 

MATH – Grade 4: work in your covid Math sheets (either pack) for 15-20 minutes. I would suggest lesson 3.4 PW13 #23-30. Grade 3 – complete the following questions from the pack (PW2 #1-14, PW6 #1-10, PW7 #1-8,16-19).  Please note: these are the same questions assigned on Monday, November 1st. They can continue completing questions in this pack as they (and you) feel fit.

*MATH* - Splashlearn for 20ish minutes. They have an assignment(s) waiting for them to complete. SplashLearn Student Sign In 

MATH – Most students have a zorbit login to work away at their own pace. Zorbit's Math Adventure (zorbitsmath.com) 

*NINJA MATH* - Please see the attached PDF for some fun Math problems. Don't forget the link at the bottom. Number Ninja - Multiples • ABCya! Grade 3's please concentrate on multiples of 2, 5 & 10. Grade 4: please concentrate on all except 12.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION – Check out Mr Williston’s page for his ideas on your gym class today. Mr. Williston & Ms. McFarlane (Phys. Ed.) | King Street Elementary (nbed.nb.ca) 

 

 

*SIDE NOTE: ANYONE ELSE INTERESTED IN THE HACKMATACK READING PROGRAM? I've dropped a few books off already if anyone else would like to join.

 

As always, shout out if there's anything I can do to help or if your child simply needs a little pick-me-up call from me.

Posted: November 2, 2021

Thank you to those who reached out over the past few days. Every family circumstance is different and I appreciate all of you making the best decisions for your family and being honest with me in what the decision & struggles have been. 

 

On with day 3 (Wednesday)!

As usual, most activities will remain similar from one day to the next including the priority activities and one exploratory activity which changes daily. All links are found on our class website. Mme. Robichaud | King Street Elementary (nbed.nb.ca) and login information is in the back of their agenda.

 

Please be reminded that any "paper" home learning is asked to be returned to me either via email (pictures/scans) or the hardcopy when we get back to school. Thank you! With the online websites, I already have access to their progress.

 

WORD WORK – “Le mot du jour" in Covid Pack. Complete nager, plage and sable

*FRENCH READING* – Website “Je lis, je lis”. Listen to a book, practice reading aloud and record the book. I can listen and send a voice note back on what to work on etc. Je lis, je lis, littératie ! ONLINE (rkpublishing.com) Click on the blue double speech bubble to hear my comments.

LALILO – website for students to help with sound recognition and sentence composition. Use code XZBYHB. Only available during school hours. Lalilo | Interface élève 

MATH – Grade 4: work in your covid Math sheets (either pack) for 15-20 minutes. I would suggest lesson 3.4 PW13 #23-30. Grade 3 – complete the following questions from the pack (PW2 #1-14, PW6 #1-10, PW7 #1-8,16-19).  Please note: these are the same questions assigned on Monday, November 1st. They are welcome to continue completing questions in this pack as they (and you) feel fit.

*MATH* - Splashlearn for 20ish minutes. They have an assignment waiting for them to complete. SplashLearn Student Sign In 

MATH – Most students have a zorbit login to work away at their own pace. Zorbit's Math Adventure (zorbitsmath.com) 

*MONEY MAKER* - Cash or debit? Counting money is a life skill that we sometimes take for granted in this debit/credit world. Students are no longer as money savvy as "when we were young". Let's change that!

 

  • Count out the money in your Piggy Bank. Remember to group coins in piles of $1 to help you count out your money. Skip count the remainder when even dollars can't be formed. If you don't have a piggy bank, check out the picture attached and count one of my daughter's Piggy Bank. Ssshhhh!
  • Make the following amounts using real money or drawing it out on paper. To note: in French the $ sign goes at the end of the amount and in English it goes at the beginning. Amounts to make: 75 cents, 95 cents, 1,40$ and 3,80$. Choose one amount and make it two different ways (ex. 25 cents could be one quarter, 5 nickels, or two dimes and a nickel - three different ways!).
  • Challenge questions:
    • If a cookie costs 75 cents and I have 4,00$. How many cookies can I buy? How much money would I have left?
    • I have 6,00$ and bought the main meal (5,50$). Colleen gave me 5 coins. Which coins did she give me as change?
    • I have 5,00$ and bought a treat (1,00$). Colleen gave me over 10 coins back. Which coins did she give me as change?

 

 

*OUTSIDE EXPLORATORY* - Make a balance obstacle course that's longer than two car lengths. Challenge a family member or neighbour (young or old) to complete it with you.

 

MUSIC – Check out Mrs Comeau’s page for her ideas on your music class today. Mrs. E. Comeau (Music) | King Street Elementary (nbed.nb.ca)

 

Posted: November 1, 2021

Here we go with day 2!

I am certain some of you are feeling overwhelmed by this whole situation. Be rest assured that we can only do what we can do. As you'll see, most activities will remain similar from one day to the next including the priority activities. One exploratory activity will change daily. I appreciate all the work each of you are doing inside and outside of your home. Please let me know if your child is unable to complete home learning - either by choice or by circumstance (if you haven't already)Thank you!

Again, all links are found on our class website. Mme. Robichaud | King Street Elementary (nbed.nb.ca) and login information is in the back of their agenda. I ask that any home-learning that is done during this time be sent back to school upon our return. Please snap some pictures of their favourite activities and send them to me!

 

WORD WORK – “Le mot du jour" in Covid Pack. Complete mer and vague

*FRENCH READING* – Website “Je lis, je lis”. Listen to a book, practice reading aloud and record the book. I can listen and send a voice note back on what to work on etc. Je lis, je lis, littératie ! ONLINE (rkpublishing.com) 

LALILO – website for students to help with sound recognition and sentence composition. Use code XZBYHB. Only available during school hours. Lalilo | Interface élève 

MATH – Grade 4: work in your covid Math sheets (either pack) for 15-20 minutes. I would suggest lesson 3.4 PW13 #23-30. Grade 3 – complete the following questions from the pack (PW2 #1-14, PW6 #1-10, PW7 #1-8,16-19).  Please note: these are the same questions assigned on Monday, November 1st.

*MATH* - Splashlearn for 20ish minutes. They have an assignment waiting for them to complete. SplashLearn Student Sign In 

MATH – Most students have a zorbit login to work away at their own pace. Zorbit's Math Adventure (zorbitsmath.com) 

*BANNOCK BAKER* - Bannock is a delicious bread that has been made for a long time in Canada. It is known as Iuskinikn in Mi'kmaq. I LOVED making this with my cousins from Manitoba every summer! We used to cook it over a campfire on a stick, but the stove works just as well! Here is the basic recipe. You can fancy it up by making into a pizza, adding raisins/chocolate chips, or topping it with Nutella or a piece of cheese!

 

  • In a large ziplock or a bowl, place 1 1/2 cups of flour, 1 TBSP of baking powder, 1/2 TBSP sugar & 1/4 tsp of salt.
  • Add 1/4 cup of margarine or butter and smoosh until it's crumbly.
  • Mix in a little less than 1/2 cup milk and mix. Make the dough soft but not too sticky.
  • Shape into balls and flatten to 1" thick. Place on a greased (or parchment paper lined) baking sheet.
  • Bake at 425'F for approximately 25 minutes or until lightly browned.

*OUTSIDE EXPLORATORY* - Walk around your house/neighbourhood chanting "25, 50, 75, 0". 

MUSIC – Check out Mrs Comeau’s page for her ideas on your music class today. Mrs. E. Comeau (Music) | King Street Elementary (nbed.nb.ca)

Posted: November 1, 2021

Here we go!

Sticking to a routine is best for the students but, we can only do what we can do! If you need anything at all, just reach out and I’m here to support you, your child or anyone helping your child through this home learning experience.

I fully understand some students will be able to complete more than others. I’ve placed a * on the learning activities that are priority. Hope this helps! All links are found on our class website. Mme. Robichaud | King Street Elementary (nbed.nb.ca) and login information in the back of their agenda.

 

WORD WORK – “Le mot du jour" in Covid Pack. Complete chaud and soleil.

*FRENCH READING* – Website “Je lis, je lis”. Listen to the book, practice reading aloud and record the book. I can listen and send a voice note back on what to work on etc. Je lis, je lis, littératie ! ONLINE (rkpublishing.com)

LALILO – website for students to help with sound recognition and sentence composition. Use code XZBYHB. Only available during school hours. Lalilo | Interface élève

MATH – Grade 4: work in your covid Math sheets (either pack) for 15-20 minutes. I would suggest lesson 3.4 PW13 #23-30. Grade 3 – complete the following questions from the pack (PW2 #1-14, PW6 #1-10, PW7 #1-8,16-19).

*MATH* - Splashlearn for 20ish minutes. They have an assignment waiting for them to complete. SplashLearn Student Sign In

MATH – Most students have a zorbit login to work away at their own pace. Zorbit's Math Adventure (zorbitsmath.com)

*CANDY MATH* - For this students will need their Trick or Treating candy (what’s left! Haha). Sort your candy in groups with all the cheesies in a pile, plain chips in a pile, candy bars according to flavour etc. Solve the following problems. Send me a picture of you with your fingers showing the question number next to your answer :

·        Question #1: Which type of treat is the least popular?

·        Question #2: Which type of treat is the most popular?

·        Question #3: Which two treats can be combined together to give you the total of the most popular treat? Closest to the total is also acceptable if you can’t find the exact number.

·        Question #4: Pick your favourite treat.

o   Grade 3’s – Start at 100, count by two’s for each favourite treat you have. Write down the final number you said then take your picture.

o   Grade 4’s – Start at 1200, count by three’s for each favourite treat you have. Write down the final number you said then take your picture.

·        Question #5: Take 5 small candy bars and place them in a line. Find another object in your home that is approximately 5 small candy bars long.

 

*OUTSIDE EXPLORATORY* - Go outside and write the word “le 1 novembre”. Use any means you’d like – chalk, sticks, foggy window etc. Take a picture and send it my way.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION – Check out Mr Williston’s page for his ideas on your gym class today. Mr. Williston & Ms. McFarlane (Phys. Ed.) | King Street Elementary (nbed.nb.ca)

 

 

Have fun. I can’t wait to see your pictures!

Posted: October 27, 2021

Please remind students to dress warmly. The wind is chilly and some students are coming inside looking pretty cold.
 
TOMORROW (Thursday Oct 28th) we will be going for a walk downtown to look at the pumpkins and completing a follow-up activity in class. Extra warm clothes and extra masks are encouraged.
 
We are still in search of 2L milk cartons if you or anyone you know has extra.

Posted: October 25, 2021

Hi Folks,
Students are loving working with the few clipboards I have for the class. If you have any kicking around at home that you'd like to donate, or one specifically for your child, please send them in.
 
Friday is the soccer jamboree for a few students in our class AND our Halloween party. We will be having it during soccer's "off time" for everyone to be able to join with their costume.  Also, a quick clarification on the party - treats are allowed to be passed out but must be pre-packaged/store bought. No homemade delicious goods.
 
All for now!

Posted: October 22, 2021

Happy Friday!
We've been working hard at our literacy skills and some students are ready to move up in their reading levels. You will receive a message in your child's agenda if this happens. By November, our goal is for grade 3 students to be at level F or higher and grade 4 students to be at level J or higher.
 
Our class will be going skating on November 25th for those that have volunteered and submitted their proof of vaccinations.
 
We have two online learning platforms for our class - splashlearn and lalilo. If there's downtime at home, please have your child log on. Their login info is glued in their agenda.  Some students will also be receiving "Zorbit" starting on Monday.
 
Other reminders for next week:
MON - Sports Swag Day & gym
TUES- Twin Day & library day
WED - Retro Day & cross-country jerseys to be returned
THURS - Halloween Colours & gym
FRI- Bring costume to school & soccer jamboree for those in soccer (schedule sent home today) & gym

Posted: October 21, 2021

Return date for picture order forms has been extended to Friday, October 29. Retakes will be on Wednesday, November 3.

Posted: October 18, 2021

Hi folks!
We are back in the swing of things. I'll be sending home some new photocopies to replenish the covid packs. Better to have more than less! Please keep an eye. If there are any sheets completed during the home-learning days, please send them in.
 
Tomorrow, Tuesday Oct 19th, we are planning to do a few activities outside. Please have your child wear RUBBER BOOTS as we will be walking around through the woods etc. An extra pair of clothes or splashpants may be an idea too (especially socks). Feel free to pack their sneakers for outside recess.
 
As always, if you have any questions or concerns - please let me know!

Posted: October 15, 2021

Hope you're doing well and able to pick away a bit (or a lot) on the home-learning front. As always, do what you can. I feel like there was lots to work with over the past few days. Here is what I'd like students to focus on today....
  • MATH
  • FRENCH LITERACY
  • SCIENCE
    • Place 1 cup of milk in a sandwich baggie with 1/4 cup of sugar and a splash of vanilla (or a squirt of chocolate syrup). Seal the baggie. Place the baggie inside a large freezer baggie. Cover the bag with ice cubes and sprinkle the ice-cubes with salt. Put a pair of mitts on and shake the bag for a good 10 minutes. The sugar and milk will turn into ice-cream. Next, send me a picture of you eating your delicious icecream! Enjoy!
  • ENGLISH LITERACY
    • Complete the "spelling" pages in the covid pack. Bring back to school (finished or unfinished) as we will be going over this in class.
  • OUTDOOR PLAY
    • Find a bug and sketch it in your agenda on today's date.

Hoping to see everyone in class really soon!

Posted: October 14, 2021

King Street Elementary Remembrance Day Program 2021

We are collecting photos of family members who served or who are currently serving in the military. We will be having a slideshow presentation as part of our 2021 “Virtual” Remembrance Day Program. This slide show will be uploaded on our KSE school website

NOTE – If an older sibling has submitted a photo in the past, they will not need to resubmit. Please update family photo if they have a brother or sister that now attends KSE.

Please e-mail the photo of the veteran to, Emily.comeau@nbed.nb.ca

 

Please complete the form below and return back by October28,2021

 

Name of student(s) - ____________________________

Classroom teacher - _____________________________

Name of veteran/active military personnel:____________

Relationship to student(s) - _______________________

Important information: example – WWI, WWII

____________________________________________

Posted: October 12, 2021

Here is the work students are to complete over the next THREE days:
  • MATH
  • FRENCH LITERACY
  • SCIENCE
    • Place three ice cubes on a plate. One ice cube will remain plain, sprinkle salt on the second ice cube and sprinkle sugar on the third. Predict which ice cube will melt first. Why do you think this? Observe the ice cubes as they melt. Which melted first? Last?
  • ENGLISH LITERACY
    • Call someone over the age of 60 (they love to hear from people they love). Tell them a description of one person that sat at the dinner table with you on the weekend.
      • Grade 3's are to concentrate on the physical traits of the person.
      • Grade 4’s are to concentrate on personality traits and how the person was feeling. If you do a great job with your description, they should be able to guess who you are describing!
    • Go to Storyline Online - Home and choose a story to listen to or read for 15 minutes yourself.
  • OUTDOOR PLAY
    • "Create" the following numbers like in the example given (see attachment examples). Make your own code if necessary.
      • Grade 3 numbers: 784, 263, and number 400 two different ways (use lots of 10 of 10's to create 100 or 10 of 1's to create 10 etc).
      • Grade 4 numbers: 3567, 2941 and number 5000 two different ways (use lots of 10's to create 100's etc).
    • Write your reading level words for 15 minutes (see attachment) using items from outside. If you're reading at level H+, use level H. Example of what to use: side walk chalk, stick, write in sand, use pebbles or mud. Nature is endless. Please no vandalism or killing nature!
For those who have already been self-isolating, please hold on to your customized packages and bring them back to school when we return.
 
Feel free to reach out should you require any help. Can't wait to see everyone soon! Stay healthy and strong.​ This was also emailed to our class email group. If you did not receive it, please let me know (maggie.robichaud@nbed.nb.ca)
 

AND a belated BONNE FETE to Leah last week and an upcoming BONNE FETE to Caitlin!

Posted: October 7, 2021

Lalilo is a French Literacy program for students. Find the link below. Our school code is XZBYHB. There is no password. First students were do an assessment to see where their needs are, then they'll be placed in appropriate exercises.

Lalilo | Online Phonics program for Distance Learning Choose login and "student in school"

Pages