Friday, 18 December 2015

Saturday, 14 November 2015

Daily 5 in room 11

We are working hard at improving our reading skills.  We are becoming awesome readers!!!

Here are Dylan and Parker doing "read to someone."  Great work!

"Work on Writing" Students can choose many forms of writing such as stories, poems, letters,  lists etc.  Emily loves to write !

"Read to Rupert" is always a popular choice.  Rupert is enjoying listening to Jayce read him a story.

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Math fun!

We have been practicing graphing at school, and today we put our skills to good use! Everyone got to graph the contents of a small box of smarties with 2 colours - and then eat!


Monday, 26 October 2015

We have been singing!

A great way to learn a new language is through singing! Singing along helps students to learn new vocabulary, sentence structure, and practice proper pronunciation. The first song we have learned this year is L'automne est arrivé! Check it out and sing along at:

We have also started revisiting an old favourite - C'est l'halloween!

It's fall!

: )

Mme Dickens

Wednesday, 7 October 2015


As you may have heard, there have been some cases of lice in the school. Today the students read a book with Mme Dickens and we discussed ways to prevent spreading lice. Please be aware of this and encourage your child not to share anything that comes in contact with their heads!

: )

Mme Dickens

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Welcome to a new year!

Hello families! Welcome to a new year of school. We are off to a great start, getting to know one another and reviewing many concepts, getting ready for new learning! A calendar will be sent out soon with a lot of information about upcoming events for September, and we will also try to post relevant things on our blog to help you keep up to date.

Each year, in support of the kindergartens learning their colours in French, the school is invited to wear their colour of the day! This year, the schedule will be:

  • 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)
Your child is welcome to join in the fun by wearing these colours!

: )

Mme Dickens

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Rupert goes for a ride!

The students built transportation devices for Rupert today. There were all kinds of creative ideas, and boy did he travel in style!
Our intrepid test driver...
Testing the rides:

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

RB Picnic

Our annual school picnic will be this Thursday, June 11th. Hope to see you there! A note is coming home today with more information, but I wanted to let you know that the grade 2s are invited to the music room for a music open house from 6:00 - 6:15.

It's almost summer!

: )

Mme Dickens

Monday, 11 May 2015

En français, s'il vous plaît!

This afternoon we have started a points system to encourage the class to speak French. I am especially looking for students to speak French not only to their teachers, but to each other! We have only been at it for a few hours, but I am blown away by how much many students are able to put together to express themselves in French - Bravo!!

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Pokemon cards are great at home!

Hello families! Due to recent problems with Pokemon cards, we are now asking that Pokemon cards stay at home and do not return to school for the rest of the school year. Thank you for your support of this!

Meet our tadpoles!

We have had the opportunity to have some tadpoles (les têtards) join our class. We are observing them as they grow and change, and are learning about their life cycle. We are just starting to see the start of tiny legs on some of them.

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Go jets go!

Thursday was the jets playoff. Everybody is wearing jets gear to do daily 5.

Friday, 10 April 2015

  • Les 8 fantastiques, our school's environment and sustainability leadership group, has entered Canadian Geographic's Classroom Energy Diet Video Challenge! 

Please vote for our video that we created to promote youth energy awareness. You can vote every day, once a day, until April 24. We could win a prize of $2,500! 

To vote and watch our video, please visit

Thank you for your support!

Les 8 fantastiques 

  • École Robert Browning 
For any runners out there...

Thursday, 12 February 2015

100 Day!

This afternoon we celebrated the 100th day of school with lots of math activities around the number 100! 

We made crowns decorated with 100 things.

We counted 100 toys.

We put numbers in order both concretely and on the iPads.

We played games by rolling dice to add up to 100, and by finding numbers that were out of order.

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Hé ho!

We have been enjoying learning about voyageurs this week. We even got out to try snowshoeing!

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Thanks to our guest readers!

A big thank-you to our guest readers Mme Lisa, baby Nora and Mme Fio who came in to read with us during our last week of I Love To Read month.  We really enjoyed having them in our classroom.   We hope that they will come back and read to us again another time.

Mme Kirk and the class

Friday, 23 January 2015

Free concert?

We have just learned that Jacques Chenier, a fantastic bilingual children's performer (I have his CD in my car!) is going to be doing a concert at the St. James library. Here is the information if you are interested:

    The St. James- Assiniboia Public Library is pleased to be hosting a performance by Jake Chenier on Saturday February 14th at 2 p.m.
This program is free. Registration can be done in person at the library or by calling 204-986-3424.
  If possible, please include this information on the school division's event calendar, and pass it along to any schools that might be interested. 
  If you have any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to contact me. 
  Thank you so much for your time and attention.


Lori Sweeting
Assistant Branch Head
St. James-Assiniboia Public Library
Phone:  204-986-3424

Monday, 19 January 2015


Rupert is also enjoying I Love To Read Month!  


Rupert enjoying bath time!  He has a bath a couple of times a month with special tearless shampoo.  He likes being towel dried.  My daughter, Marissa, also brushes him most days.  He is a pampered pig! 


More Rupert info. to follow at a later date.

Mme Kirk