February 13-17


We have a busy week ahead of us. Here are some of the highlights!

Sight words in English: every, more, once, same, upon, heard

Our word family is -ock (sock, dock, etc).

Today is 100 Day! We will be doing activities related to 100 today!

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. We will be focusing on friendship and things and people we love. We will have the chance to share Valentine’s Day cards or warm fuzzies at the end of the day and students will bring their bag home. On Friday, students wrote down a list with their classmates names to use if they needed them!

Wednesday (weather permitting) is Winter Carnival. If you are able to help our from 1:00 until the end of the day 3:20 with hot chocolate, it would be much appreciated. We are looking for one more volunteer. Please dress warmly this day as we will be outside the entire third block.

Book Orders are due on Friday February 17th.

This coming Monday, February 20th is Family Day. There is no school. Enjoy time together!

Have an amazing week!

Yours in Learning,

K. Sbarra


Bonjour! Information for Skating


Wow. Where did the month of January go. I cannot believe that we are already almost in the month of February.

Thank you to those that have sent back in skating forms. Please return them as soon as you are able! As well, if you are able to volunteer, please let me know. Please let me know if you can go on the ice -skates are required. We require a 1:8 ratio of parents and teachers to students on the ice. Thank you very much! Once I confirm who can volunteer, I will communicate this. I would like to do this by Wednesday if possible.

Thank you! Wishing everyone an amazing week.

Important Dates:

-Wednesday is library day

-Thursday is a PA day

-Friday-skating in the afternoon


January 23-27


I hope that you had a wonderful weekend.

We have a busy week ahead of us. Here are some of the highlights to come!

Sight Words: this, always, find, done, don’t, cute.

Our word family is -ink (pink, drink, think) and our blend is sk (skin, skunk).

Our French sound is ette. We now have 24 sounds that we have learned!

Today we have a Dairy Education Presentation.

We will be completing our safety posters as well as continuing to work on how to writing!

Here is the information regarding the Elmira Chicken Fundraiser.

Have an amazing week!

Yours in learning,

K. Sbarra

Our week!


Here is a recap of our week!

We have continued our how to writing. In addition, we have been working on predicting and visualizing through read alouds.

In math, we have been working on probability, balancing expressions, and creating number patterns and concrete patterns that grow and shrink! See some of our discoveries below!

We started creating safety posters for a culminating project for all of our hard word in health! After, we will be moving on to healthy eating.

I will be submitting the book order after school on Monday. If you are interested, please make sure to send in the order form with your child!

Next week:

Monday-Dairy Education Presentation

Wednesday-Library Day

Friday-Spirit Day. Be proud of Canada. Celebrate our diversity. Wear Red and White to help celebrate Canada.

Have an amazing weekend!

Yours in learning,

K. Sbarra













What a great week!

Wow! We had a week full of learning.

Here are some highlights:

We began to create our first how to piece of writing after creating one together!

In math, we worked on using our probability words like always, sometimes, never, likely and unlikely and created a funny story about our life. We also worked as a group to describe the probability of different events from a picture.

Today, a few math games were sent home. We have been also learning about doubles and near doubles. Have fun playing!

In health, we are just about to start the rough drafts for our posters about safety. After, we are going to be continuing with healthy eating!

In French, we are continuing with our winter vocabulary and have begun to discuss winter sports.

In your child’s home bag, there is a January book order due on the 20th for those interested. As well, there is a fundraiser for our school.

Have an amazing weekend!

Yours in learning,

K. Sbarra



As we begin to get back in the routine, I wanted to touch base with our amazing families we have at Bedford. If you are interested in continuing to volunteer, please let me know what works best for you. As well, if you would like to begin, please let me know and we can figure out what will work best!

Volunteers do need to have a recent police check on file with the school.

Thank you for your help with our learning and your dedication!

K. Sbarra

Bienvenue en 2017! Welcome back!

Welcome back!

I hope that you all had a wonderful winter break and a great holiday season with your families and friends.

Here are some things to start us off in 2017…

Our word wall words are: them, your, you’re, along, could, bring, bottom.

Our word family is ab (crab) and our blend is ‘dr’.

This week, we will start our new writing form: procedural and how to writing.

In math we will be exploring and discovering probability-how likely is an event as well as continuing our focus on number sense and numeration through mental math and word problems!

We will be spending the month of January wrapping up our explorations of Our Changing Roles and Responsibilities for Grade 1 and Changing Family and Community Traditions.

Important Dates:

Wednesday January 11th: Library Day

Have an amazing day!

Yours in learning,

K. Sbarra


Our exploration of My Blueprint

Today, we explored My Blueprint. AMDSB is using this as a tool with our students to start a digital portfolio! It was a really neat exploration.

Here are the steps we took!

  1. We learned how to log onto a chrome book.
  2. We learned how to access Google Chrome.
  3. We learned how to type a URL address.
  4. We learned how to navigate the webpage: My Blueprint.
  5. We typed in our username and password.
  6. We picked our avatar and created one or more boxes.

In your child’s home bag, you will find a half page of paper. On this paper is your child’s email to their Google Ed account. As well, there is their password and another number (OEN) which they will need to logon. Please keep this information in a safe place.

Here are your steps to access it at home:

  1. Access the link: Here is the link to the website: https://www.myblueprint.ca/all-about-me-portfolio

2. Type in the username. The username is amdsb.

3. Type in the password. They will need that half sheet of paper. The password is the 9 digit number in the 3rd line.

If your child was absent today, please let us explore this next week and then I will send home the necessary information for you to access it.

Have a wonderful weekend. Stay warm! I cannot believe how fast time has gone. There are only 5 days left of school. Wow! This coming week, we have a special art activity in which we are about to partake.

Thanks! Yours in learning,

K. Sbarra