Friday, 29 September 2017


What a great day! Students did amazing in our Pillars of Care assembly and then they ran for more than 45 minutes for our Terry Fox run! It was great to be out there as a whole school and to be part of Terry's Dream. Thank you to everyone who donated money. Our school goal is $1000 and our class was able to raise $40! Great Job!!!

I think the students chose great recipients for our first Pillars of Care assembly. Remind your child to continue to follow all 4 of the Pillars and they may be our next nominees and recipients!

This weekend I want each child to get outside and to find signs of Fall! Go for a walk together and talk about what signs there are of Fall! If you find some really cool leaves, please bring those in!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Terry Fox and Pillars of Care

Tomorrow we will have our annual Terry Fox Run and our monthly Pillars of Care assembly. The assembly will begin at 8:15am and go for about 45 minutes. We will start our run after the assembly. If your child is receiving a ribbon you would have been notified earlier this week with a note home.

We have talked a lot about Terry Fox this week. He had bone cancer and had to have his leg amputated. If you want to learn more about Terry and his Marathon of Hope go to to or donate to the cause please go

We were able to have Free Math Centre time and 10 minutes of Free time today. The students are learning to really follow directions and to be mindful of others learning time.

We made a letter N for a special project. We are mailing 25 of our letter N's to 25 other classrooms across Canada. In turn they are going to mail us their letter. We already have the letter I. We do need a little bit of help with the mailing of our letters. If you want to help and could send in a regular Canadian stamp that we could use that would be so helpful. Or you can send in $1 for the mailing. If you aren't able to help out at this time that's ok. We may ask students to put the letters in mailboxes for us. We may even have a mailman come into our classroom to get them. We are trying to decide what to do!

We hope to see you tomorrow for our run. Have a lovely evening!

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Today we learned about MONEY!!!!

Today we had a guest speaker! His name was Dey, like Day of the week!

He showed us all the coins and bills, except not the $100 bill. Mrs. Nelson will show us a picture of that tomorrow.

Dey taught us that we shouldn't just spend all our money, but that we should save and share it too. He left a handout for us that Mrs. Nelson will copy and send home with us later this week.

We worked on printing the letter Jj and we had Music this morning and PE this afternoon. We are gearing up for the Terry Fox Run on Friday. We will start it right after our Pillars of Care assembly. So about 9/9:30 start time. We will run for about 45 minutes. We know that Terry was very brave and courageous and we are too!
Talk with your child about who they are running for! Maybe someone you know has been affected by cancer. Discuss this with your child and we will discuss it at school too. Remember your Toonie for Terry!

If you want to volunteer with us, remember to shoot me an email.

Monday, 25 September 2017

We had a wonderful Monday back after a 3-day weekend! We had PE this morning and Music this afternoon. We also received mail from a small town 8 hours north of Calgary. Ask your child what was in the mail.

Today we learned the sound /ai/ Click the link to hear the song.

Friday September 29th is our annual Terry Fox Run. It will immediately follow our Pillars of Care assembly (approximately 9:30am). Everyone is welcome. We are collecting Toonies for Terry from Monday September 25th to Friday September 29th. You can also go to: to donate online. Please make sure your child is dressed for the weather and wearing appropriate shoes to run (running shoes). Thank you for your support.

Reading is a gift worth giving!

Beddington Heights is working in partnership with Calgary Reads and we are looking for "wee reads" volunteers. Are you are interested in getting Kindergarten and Grade 1 students excited about reading, and can commit to 30 minutes once a week? Please contact Ms. Cokar ( by Friday, September 29 and make a difference one book at a time!

Friday, 22 September 2017

This is a test!

Testing to see if this is published immediately!

Michelle Nelson
Grade 1 Teacher
Beddington Heights School

It is officially Fall at 2:02pm

Saying goodbye to Summer this morning and Hello to Fall this afternoon!

Thanks to everyone who came to Meet the Teacher Night! We hope you enjoyed some pizza and were able to be more informed about our school year. We are excited to grow and progress with your children this school year! Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions, comments or concerns!

Thank you also to everyone who showed willingness to Volunteer with our classroom! I truly appreciate all the help I receive in the class! I love this work, but any and all help is truly a blessing! If you would like to Volunteer once a week, once a month or once over the year, please email me and we will set it all up!

Have a wonderful weekend and play a board game or cozy up together and read a book together!

Monday, 18 September 2017

We had a great Monday today!

Students are working hard on sentence work. Putting words together with other words to make a sentence. One student explained that, "making sentences is like when you're talking, only you're writing it down."

Tomorrow is Picture Day! Don't forget your Sunglasses! We are looking bright into our future!

If you still have your child's Mathletics or RazKids information from last year, please feel free to continue working on that at home. Students should do no more than 20-30 minutes of work each night. Their brains are working hard at school too! 

Instead, you can play a board game with them, play outside, or cook or bake something together! This fun time also helps children's brains to continue to develop.

See you tomorrow with your Sunnies!!! (p.s. I asked students who brought them in today to leave them on their desk for tomorrow!)

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Sunnies for Picture Day

On Tuesday we will have individual and class pictures! Room 4 thought that wearing sunglasses for a funny picture would be fun.

If you could please send sunglasses with your child that would be lovely. If you have an extra pair you'd like to share that would be greatly appreciated. We will hopefully have some for everyone!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Blog Errors

I'm sorry in advance if you have signed up to receive the blog by email and you are getting it at a random time. I am trying to fix this problem for the whole school. In the meantime, check back at: each day for updates. I will probably publish a blog 2-3 times a week, if not more!

Today we worked on 3 more letter sounds and sang songs to go with each one. Then we came up with different words for each letter, E, H & R. Students then practiced their printing of each upper and lowercase letter and then wrote sentences. Everyone did really great work today!

School is out at 12 tomorrow and every Friday!!!!

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Pancake Breakfast TOMORROW!!!

Starting at 7:15 am and going until 8am, the Parent Council will be hosting a Pancake Breakfast at Beddington Heights School.

Beddington Heights Students will receive a FREE breakfast and other family members will get a breakfast for $3. Each breakfast will consist of 3 pancakes, syrup and a juice box.

There will be no supervision for your child until 7:45am so please stay with your child until then.

In Room 4 today we discussed our final Pillar of Care: Care for Place! Room 4 has some pretty amazing ideas. One idea was to not waste food or drinks, because it took resources from our earth to make it and to make their containers and if we just throw it away we are wasting our earth!!!! My mind is blown by some of the discussions we have had here in Room 4!

Students are continuing to work on daily routines and expectations. Students should be able to sit and listen to a lesson and then do an activity quietly. Working on this at home will help your child in the classroom setting also. Now, we don't always sit and listen to lessons, students are directing the classroom as much as I can let them. I want this to be THEIR class and have them direct our learning.

See you tomorrow at the breakfast!

Monday, 11 September 2017

A wonderful day!

It was a wonderful day today in Room 4.

We worked on another Pillar of Care: Care for Self! These kids have such great ideas! I'm blown away by some of their answers.

We brainstormed a bunch of words and then used those words to create sentences or word lists.

We wrote our numbers from 1-100! This helps Mrs. Nelson know where we are at with some of our Number Sense.

We had PE this afternoon with Mr. Sadowsky. He will teach us on Day 1 (this week we have 2 of them). We are learning his whistle commands while playing a variety of games.

A bunch of students still need to bring in their Meet the Teacher form and their Digital Citizenship form. These forms are very important and help me out so very much. If the Digital one (orange) isn't signed and returned, the student will not be able to go on iPads or computers this year.

Have a great evening!

Friday, 8 September 2017

What a GREAT First Week!

It has been a fabulous first week in Room 4!

We are learning lots about our Pillars of Care. We worked on Care for Learning and Care for Others! Students have come up with some fabulous ideas!

We met with our Grade 6 Reading Buddies today! They are a great bunch and we are excited to read and do other learning activities with them this year.

We have played some name games this week too! This helps us to remember everyone's name! (It's great for me :)

During our Writing time, I have noticed that may students have pretty good writing. I love it! They have great ideas for lovely sentences and have shown that they know how to work hard.

A lot of forms came home this week. Please help your child remember that these forms need to be handed in. We did a whole class search today and found a bunch. THANK YOU for getting those forms in!

Have a lovely weekend and we will see you for our first full week of school on Monday!

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Welcome to Room 4

Today was a busy, tiring, exciting and whirlwind of a day. We learned so much and still have so much to learn. I hope to see you all back tomorrow :)

We talked about lots of rules and expectations. We took a school tour and practiced certain skills. We even had a short dance party!

This week we will have PE in the morning at 8:30.

After-school time seemed to go smoothly with everyone knowing where they needed to go.

Thanks for making today a great day Room 5!

Have a great evening and get lots of sleep!