Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Today I liked playing outside because I liked playing with my friends. I liked playing games with them.  I also am excited to run for Terry Fox outside. #100HappyDays - Olivia

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Cookie Monster makes me happy because I like Sesame Street and Cookie Monster is really, really funny. I also like cookies. I love cookie monster. - Delonn #100HappyDays

Monday, 28 September 2015

Today library made my happy because it was quiet. - Taylor #100HappyDays

Friday, 25 September 2015

Friday, September 25th, 2015

Students worked hard this week on their first art project. Those who were not finished the good copy nor their "d" and "g" cursive letter worksheets were asked to finish it at home for Monday. Students will need crayons and a sharpie marker to outline and colour in their work. If you do not have either at home, please let me know before Monday and we can make other arrangements for the homework. Gym clothes were also sent home to be washed this week. Please send them back for gym class on Monday. A friendly reminder that Monday is Picture Day, please be sure to send in your child's picture forms if you have not already done so.

Possible discussion topics for the week: 100 Happy Days challenge, Reading Buddies, Name Art, and Skip counting.

Have a great weekend!
Mme. Buchanan

I chose recess because I had a lot of fun with my friends. #100HappyDays - Samantha

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Reading made me happy because its nice to take a break. #100happydays

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

I felt like having les amis lecteurs because I got to read to other people. It was a good thing to have in my day. - Alexander #100happydays

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

The class felt that having éducation physique first period was a great way to start our day. #100HappyDays
#100HappyDays Challenge

For the next one hundred days, we will be participating in the 100HappyDays Challenge. Everyday, a different student will have the opportunity to take a picture of something that made their day and post it to the blog. While one student is posting to the blog, the rest of the class will have a chance to write about what made them happy on that day and add the memory to their "Memory Jar". The purpose of the challenge is for participants to take time to appreciate the small things that can brighten our day. I have posted the link bellow if you are interested in learning more about the challenge.

Friday, 18 September 2015

Friday, September 18th, 2015

We have had a very successful first full week back at school! Students have been making an awesome effort to speak in French and to contribute to our classroom rules and routines. Some possible topics for discussion this week are "Multiple Intelligences" or our different "smarts", our classroom beliefs, memory jars, "Good Fit" books, and cursive writing. 

Home work has been written in their agenda. Gym clothes will be sent home next weekend. 

Have a great weekend!
Mme. Buchanan

Scholastic update

Now parents can pay online by credit card!

Parent Pay is the NEW quick, easy online way for parents to pay for their Reading Club orders.

Using Parent Pay is as easy as 1-2-3!
  1. Parents visit to complete the payment for their Reading Club order, then submit their order form to their child's teacher.
  2. Teachers place class orders as usual and when they're ready to submit, the parent payments are already there waiting to be applied.
  3. Books arrive in the classroom and Bonus Coupons are deposited in the teacher's Bonus Bank, just like always!

Tuesday, 15 September 2015


Colour days are coming up again! To help our kindergarteners learn their colours, please take the time out to dress up on the colour themed days. ** Students will also write a reminder in their agenda the day before!

  • Monday, September 21 – rouge (red)
  • Tuesday, September 22 – bleu (blue)
  • Wednesday, September 23 – jaune (yellow)
  • Thursday, September 24 – vert (green)
  • Friday, September 25 – orange (orange)

  • Monday, September 28 – brun (brown) **picture day** 
  • Tuesday, September, 29 – rose & violet (pink & purple)
  • Wednesday, September 30 – gris (grey)
  • Thursday, October 1 – noir & blanc (black & white)
  • Friday, October 2 – arc-en-ciel (rainbow)

Class Dojo

This year, students will be participating in "Class Dojo", an interactive classroom management website. Today I sent students home with a letter including their individual log-in information. The letter will direct you as to how to sign up to monitor your child's classroom behaviour either on the website or by downloading the free up.

When you have successfully signed up, please sign and return the lower half of the letter to me by Friday, September 18th.

Please let me know if you have any questions or are having any difficulties signing up!

Thank you,
Mme. Buchanan 
Spelling Survey

Please take a moment to fill out the quick survey regarding your preferences for Spelling and Dictée this year!

Thank you!
Mme. Buchanan

Friday, 11 September 2015

Our First Day Back
We had an awesome first day back at École Robert Browning! Students were very engaged and were making an awesome effort to speak in French! Some key discussion points that you could ask your child about tonight would be: Autograph Bingo, Sammy the Worm, and Origami Yoda. 

Homework is written in their Agenda. Please sign to acknowledge that it has been read. School supplies that need to be brought in for next week include: 1 Kleenex box, 2 ziplock bags, 1 pair of headphones (in a labelled ziplock bag), running shoes, and gym clothes.

I hope you have a great weekend!
Mme. Buchanan

Thursday, 10 September 2015


I hope you all have had a wonderful, relaxing summer with your families! It was great to meet with you and your child on Wednesday and Thursday. School will start at it's normal time tomorrow, 9:04 is the first bell. I will be outside at the rear entrance to meet the students before the bell to help them find their lines and answer any additional questions you may have about the first day!