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Welcome to the Grade 1/2 Busy Bee classroom blog!! We are so excited you have joined us in our learning journey! Ms. King is super excited about all the wonderful learners buzzing in our classroom!

You are welcome to comment and join in our learning conversations and share our blog with family and friends! We can’t wait to share what we are doing in our class with everyone!

Here we go!!

Fun Friday

What a week!! An ice day in April, a fantastic trip to Blyth to see ‘A Bunch of Munsch’ and finally some spring weather!!! We just had to enjoy our Friday!!

Here we are doing a little Just Dance after our 1/2 stroll outside in the sunshine!

And what an amazing lunch we had! Thank you to all the volunteers who coordinate and prepare this amazing meal! What a great community we live in to enjoy a meal together. These are my favourite kind of days!

This week we have been focusing on ecological footprint and starting to recognize what we can do to help take care of our Earth. Students really are starting to understand the little things they can do! Remember to ask them what their ideas are and how they want to celebrate Earth Day this Sunday!

Enjoy your weekend and bring on that Spring sunshine!!

Perimeter Math Challenge

Students were given the following challenge:


Using any measuring tool (we use non-standard measurement so anything that follows our measuring rules that we have posted before), students went about this challenge. These are some of the objects that were measured and showing the perimeter with our measuring tool:


From this, we learned:

  • perimeter is measuring all the way around the outside of an object
  • we really have to remember to use our measuring rules for accurate measuring
  • sometimes we have to rethink our measuring tool to something smaller or larger to help us reach our goal.

Bus Cancellation – Monday, April 16, 2018

Due to the icy road conditions, the buses have been cancelled today. Please stay safe!!

Monday, April 16, 2018 – Day 2


  • Planner Signed
  • Field Trip to Blyth Tomorrow – we are leaving right away as soon as the busses arrive in the morning. We will take one snack to eat and then be back to eat lunch when we return.


  • Shared Reading Book Due – please complete the home activity and return next school day
  • Snuggle Up & Read – remember to read and record your book on the reading log.
  • Sight Word (SW) Ring or Sound Card (SC) Ring – remember to practice the cards on the ring nightly when you read. Put a checkmark on the back if it is recognized automatically or left blank if not
  • Library Books Returned – please have books returned to be exchanged. Chapter books that are not quite done are welcome to be kept for a second week. We will set up a new library day this week.
  • Recount Writing – please work away on completing a piece of writing about your weekend and bring to school to submit tomorrow for additional smile points!

Math (optional):

  • IXL – please feel free (if you have internet access and a device) to complete some activities about money and measurement
  • Money Practice – students are working away on being able to count various money amounts. Please have them count various coin collections (knowing the coin name and value).
  • Addition Practice – students are working on adding numbers together (Grade 2 – 2 digit plus 2 digit numbers and Grade 1 – 2 digit plus 1 digit numbers).