Forgetful Mr. Cox

I believe I forgot to put my “Please Sign and Return” stamp on a few of the reading assessments and subtraction learning samples that I recently sent home. Please sign and return them when you are done with them.



SCC Hot Lunch:

The following is information for the upcoming SCC hot lunch on Wednesday, March 14.

Kindergarten A and Grade 1-4 Baba’s Homestyle Perogies Lunch on
Wednesday, March 14th!!

We are going to be placing the orders through Healthy Hunger again for this hot lunch. Please proceed to the Health Hunger website ( and enter your account to place your order. If you are new and have not created an account click the green Learn more button under Parents and then signup a free account.

Cost varies based on what is ordered for the student. At the end of your order there will be an additional processing fee.
If you mistakenly order for a student that is NOT in Kindergarten A or Grades 1-4, your order will be deleted (and your money refunded). Late orders cannot be accepted after March 9th. Nutritional Guide available upon request.

If you have any questions about the lunch, please contact Denaye Merz at You can also call Healthy Hunger if you have any questions about the site at 1-800-818-6260.

All proceeds will be going to the SCC Initiatives

Reading Assessment:

Today I am sending home a reading assessment sample for you to see. It is an example of what the students can do when reading a grade level text independently. They were given a short story and encouraged to read it twice. Once they were finished reading it they handed the story page in and answered the 10 comprehension questions. I usually ask for good complete sentences, but I am not picky about that when I mark these ones. I find that these short independent reading assessment activities are usually a pretty accurate reflection of the level of understanding students are able to communicate when given grade level material to work with. Please have a look at the assessment page and sign it before you send it back. Feel free to write any questions or comments you may have on the paper or in your child’s planner.


Helping students become good editors of their written work is often quite challenging. Over the last couple days we have had several very focused lessons with the goal of becoming effective editors. First, I used a student writing sample and modeled the editing process. Next, they worked with a partner to edit a different sample. Once they were done working with their partners I modeled editing they same sample they used. The students were very engaged and loved pointing out anything I missed. Finally, they worked on editing their own piece of writing and began writing final copy. I was very happy with how they worked together and took the lessons seriously. I think we did some good learning and it will make a difference in the quality of their work. I often find that a few students who were able to attain a Meeting (3)  for their writing in the first term end up with an Approaching (2) in the second term. This is usually because they are not using capitals and punctuation consistently enough to meet the criteria for a mark of Meeting at this time of the year.  I am hopeful that the many editing focused lessons we have completed has helped. I am working hard to try and send home another writing sample for you to see before progress reports go home. It is tough to work on the reports and provide feedback on student work at the same time, but I will do my best! My goal is for you to read the progress report and feel like you don’t need it because you knew everything on it already. I hope I am getting close to this goal, but if I am not please don’t hesitate to ask questions.


Important Dates:

Sorry, I had to re-post this. I accidentally deleted it. Oops!

Wednesday, Feb 28 – Pink Shirt Day


Monday, March 12 – No classes for students

Friday, March 16 – Grade 1-4 Learning Summaries go home

Tuesday, March 20 – Garden Experience Field Trip at Prairieland Park, Saskatoon

Thursday, March 22 – Grade 1-4 Student Led Activity Conferences

Thursday, March 22 – One-day-only Book Fair

Tuesday, March 27 – Grade 1-4 Invitational/Requested Interviews

Thursday, March 29 to Monday, April 6 – Easter Break

Monday, April 9 – Students return to school

Spelling List for Feb. 12th-16th

The spelling rule this week is when a root word ends in y preceded by a consonant, they y is changed to i, unless the ending begins with an i. The last two words in the list are from our most commonly misspelled word list.

  1. baby
  2. babies
  3. fly
  4. flies
  5. happy
  6. happiness
  7. pretty
  8. prettiest
  9. pay
  10. paid
  11. bought
  12. heard

Pink Shirt Day:

Bullying is a major problem in our schools, workplaces, homes, and online. Over the month of February, and throughout the year, Pink Shirt Day aims to raise awareness of these issues, as well as raise funds to support programs that foster children’s healthy self-esteem. Warman Elementary will be selling Pink Shirt Day bracelets at the school office for $2.00 each. On February 28, 2018, we encourage everyone to practice kindness and wear pink to symbolize that you do not tolerate bullying.