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Success at the BFIS St Jordi Book Fair

Written by EmmaK. Posted in 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, ES Library, Library

Thank you so much to all the volunteers who helped to make our St. Jordi Used Book Sale the best ever! 

We raised an incredible





This would not have been possible without the tireless efforts of all the volunteers who donated books, helped to sort and box them, carry all those boxes to the fair and do an outstanding job of helping parents and students find just the right book. (Not to mention helping out with the tidy-up afterwards!)

It is a wonderful achievement and my gratitude goes out to all those who made it possible.  Your help and support is very much appreciated. 

All the money will now go to make our BFIS Libraries even better!

Thank you!

Miss Emma & Mr. Cevoli

Field Day 2017

Written by Kathleen Watt. Posted in 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Kindergarten

A huge thank you to Mr. John and Ms. Elena for organizing a wonderful and fun-filled Field Day! The weather was gorgeous and our students had a blast! We would also like to thank all of our parent volunteers for helping to ensure that we had the best Field Day yet. We wish you all a wonderful holiday and we look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, April 18th.

Realsitic Fiction in Grade 1

Written by EmmaK. Posted in 1st Grade, ES Library

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Henry and Mudge by Cynthia Rylant


In March, Grade 1 students are working on keepin’ it real with Realistic Fiction.

 Realistic Fiction are stories with made up characters that could actually happen in real life. Characters have problems and discover solutions that we could have in our lives.  Readers share the thinking and feelings of each character and develop empathy towards the situations in realistic fiction.  Students ask themselves, “What would I do if this was me?”

Here is a link to my presentation on Realistic Fiction with books that are available to check out in our Elementary Library.

Happy Reading!


Eureka Math Module 5: Addition and Subtraction to 1,000 with Word Problems to 100

Written by ValerieW. Posted in 2nd Grade

Dear Parents,

We are just starting Eureka Math Module 5, which is addition and subtraction within 1000, with word problems to 100.

In Module 5, students will continue to develop their conceptual understanding  of addition and subtraction  to numbers within 1,000, always  modeling with materials or drawings.  A huge focus is  strengthening and deepening the students’ conceptual understanding and fluency.

Students will:

  • relate 100 more and 100 less to addition and subtraction of 100
  • add and subtract multiples of 100
  • use simplifying strategies for addition and subtraction
  • use compensation to subtract from three-digit numbers
  • use written method which include number bonds, HTO charts,, arrow notation, open number lines, and tape diagrams.

Here are some great LearnZillion videos you can watch at home with your child:

Add or subtract a number within 1000 in parts:


Add within 1000 using expanded form


Subtract within 1000 using expanded form



 Adding by grouping tens into hundreds



Please don’t hesitate to ask us if you have any questions!

The Second Grade Team