A Seasonal Craft:

We are taking some time to create a snow globe craft. They will decorate our classroom nicely for some of the winter months. We will make sure we post a picture of the artists completed creations when they are done.

Questioning During Reading Experiences:

We are currently focusing on the the skill of asking good questions before, during and after we read to help encourage deep thinking and comprehension.

“When readers learn to question while reading:

  • they are learning the power of asking as well as answering questions.
  • they are encouraged to be curious readers.
  • they learn that asking questions can lead them to a greater understanding of the text.
  • they learn the difference between quick questions and deep-thinking questions.
  • they learn that not all questions have answers, and often these unanswered questions will help to get at the heart of the story better than those that can be answered.

          Adrienne Gear; Reading Power

Prodigy Math

Last week I sent each student home with a note explaining prodigy math. The note included a user name and password to access the games. Hopefully all of these notes made it home. If you don’t have one, I can print them again. I put a link on this blog for those who use prodigy math at home. I hope that helps make things even easier. Have a great week!

Subway Lunch:

Hot Lunch November 21

November’s Hot Lunch will be provided by

Subway Nov. 21 & 22
Your School Community Council has organized monthly hot
lunch days through Healthy Hunger. Profits from this
initiative go into Council fundraising projects like the
recent picnic tables installed on the playground.
The dates of our hot lunches are November 21, December
12, January 23, February 13, March 20, April 17, May 15,
and then sometime in June (all WEDNESDAYS for GR. 1-5
& KA -with KB Kindergarten classes being offered hot
lunch on Thursdays).
If you already have an account please proceed to the
Health Hunger website (www.healthyhunger.ca) and log into
your account. At the end of the school year Healthy
Hunger always erases your child(ren) from your account so
you will be prompted to add your child(ren) and which
grade/teacher they are with this year. Please ensure that
you select the city/town as Warman and the school as
Warman Elementary School. Once you have added your
child(ren) you are then able to place your order. If you
are new and have not created an account, please proceed to
the Healthy Hunger website and click the green Learn more
button under Parents and then signup a free account.
• Once you are in your account you will notice that
we have set up most of the hot lunch dates for
the year. If you would like to proceed and order
all of your lunches available to date you can.
You can also come back into your account at any
time and order or make changes to your orders.
• Nutritional Guide available upon request
If you have any questions about the lunch, please contact
Denaye Merz at dmerz@sasktel.net. You can also call
Healthy Hunger if you have any questions about the site at

Important Dates In November:

Monday, Nov. 5 – Last day for online school clothing orders

Wedensday, Nov. 7 —Remembrance Day Assembly (staff and students only)

Thursday, Nov. 8 – No classes for students

Friday, Nov. 9 – No classes for students

Monday, Nov. 12 – Remembrance Day (no classes)

Wednesday, Nov. 21 – SCC Hot Lunch

Friday, November 23 – Grade 1-5 learning summaries go home


Numbers to 1000:

We began a new math unit on numbers to 1000.  In this unit, students will:

  • Show a 3-digit number in a number of different ways, using concrete materials, pictures, words and numbers
  • Compare and order 2-digit and 3-digit numbers.
  • Skip count by 5s, 10s and 100s forward and backward to 1000.
  • Skip count by 3s, 4s and 25s forward and backward to 1000.
  • Estimate how many items are in a large collection by comparing it to a known quantity.

As a side note, we have also been practicing our addition facts since the beginning of the year. We are practicing them using several strategies to help make sure that the students have a good chance of experiencing success at making these small mental calculations when faced with more difficult math problems.


Here are a few things to keep in mind for Halloween on Wednesday.

If you choose to dress up:

  • Bring your costume so you can dress up after lunch.
  • No Weapons
  • Not too scary
  • School appropriate

I look forward to seeing your costumes!

Digital Citizenship:

Our new unit of study in health covers many aspects of personal safety. Learning to be safe or, “net-smart” when accessing the internet is one of the main topics we will be covering. Yesterday, we began learning the four main rules that will guide many of our discussions and projects.  The students brought home an internet safety rule pledge form to share with you. I have asked the students to sign it at the bottom to show that they are committed to the rules and using the internet safely. Please take the time to review the rules with them and sign it so that I know you have seen it. Once you have had a change to discuss it with your child please send it back to school. We will use it for future projects and store it with our other NetSmartz activities.