Apple Week

Please remember to send an apple to school on Monday, November 20th for apple activities.  You will need to attach a piece of masking tape (with your child’s name) on the apple.  Thank you.

Planting a Promise

Today our class planted daffodil bulbs in one of the containers near the playground.  The bulbs were given to us by the BC Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation.  I cut opened one of the bulbs so the students could see what it looked like inside.  There was a lot of discussion and comments.  We talked about how the bulbs were going to be a promise for the spring and why we need to plant them in the fall.  Please ask your child what we had to do to prepare the container for planting.

Ice Skating Reminder

Our first ice skating session is this Friday, Nov. 3, from 1:00 to 3:00.  The students are very excited! Thank you to all the parents who volunteered to drive.  We have just enough seats for every child.  A notice will be going home to the parent volunteer drivers early this week.  Please have your child dress for ice skating.  Your child should wear long pants, long socks (to prevent rubbing from the skates), gloves or mitts, and a warm jacket.  They should also bring a hockey or skate helmet, their booster seat, and ice skates (if not renting).  There are extra skate helmets at the rink if you don’t have one.  Please try to put all items (except booster) in a bag.  It makes it easier to transport. I would appreciate any parents who would like to skate to join us on the rink.  Having extra adults on the ice is very helpful and FUN!  

Walkathon

Our walkathon is on Monday, October 30th at 1:00.  Our class would appreciate and love to have some parents join us on our walk.  If you would like to walk with us, please send me an email or write a note in your child’s planner, and meet in the classroom at 1:00.  Thank you.  We will be walking, rain or shine, so please have your child dress for the weather.  Raincoats with hoods, boots, and umbrellas are helpful if it rains.  Please send the donation envelopes back to school by Friday, October 27th.   I would like to thank everyone for their donations and support.  

A “Bootiful” Halloween

Halloween is fast approaching and we have been creating art projects, reading stories and learning about story elements. When you read with your child, ask about the story’s characters, setting, problems and solutions.  On October 31st, students may wear their costumes to school if they wish.  They must come to school already dressed in their costumes.  Please keep any “weapons” safe at home.  There is a Halloween assembly in the morning.  A note will be sent home soon with those students who are providing treats for the Halloween party.  

Patterns!

The students identified, copied, extended and created patterns with 1, 2, 3 or more elements/attributes using objects and on paper.  They learned to identify the pattern core and type, and discovered there are patterns all around us.  When you are out for a walk, ask your child to find patterns in nature.

I Like Me!

Our class continues to work together to create a positive, happy and kind classroom environment.  “Have You Filled a Bucket Today?” and “I Like Me!” are two wonderful books we shared in our class, and refer to often.  After reading “I Like Me”,  the students did a self-portrait and wrote down something they CAN do that makes them feel proud and happy.  Please ask your child about it, and feel free to drop by and see the self-portraits and writing.

 

Sun Dials

As part of our  Science program, the students have been learning, discussing and sharing information about seasonal changes, and patterns and cycles in the sky.   Ask your child about the “special markings” on the cardboard sun dial brought home today.

Terry Fox Walk

The Terry Fox walk is on Friday, September 29 at 1:00. There will be a brief assembly in the gym before we leave for the walk. Please have your child dress for the weather. We are walking rain or shine. If you can walk along with us please let me know, and meet us in the classroom at 1:00. Hope to see you there!