What a beautiful week! We all enjoyed the sunny
days and warm weather.
On Monday we continued to learn about the 'a team'
which includes the letters a, b, c, d, e, f, and g. We visited the library and
chose a new book. We also began the 'Friends' program. It is a program designed
to teach friendship skills and resilience to children aged 4 to 7. We also drew
family portraits and shared some of our favourite things to do, eat, and play.
On Tuesday we practiced balancing beanbags in the
gym, had our Oral Language groups and welcomed Quentin Harris back to the
class. Quentin taught the kids a traditional First Nations game, very fun!
Later in the afternoon we created patterns in nature.
Wednesday the kids practiced their math in a number
race game and we wrapped up our spider unit by creating a class book about why
we like spiders.
Thursday was pizza day! The class all enjoyed the
hot lunch. We also went to our Whole School Meeting where Franky, Emma, Jude
and Roscoe read their pages from the spider book to the school. Later our big
buddies came down to read counting books they had made to the class and we explored the swamp. The kids were thrilled to see that the swamp is still dry and they could run around the clearing.
will be having a Hallowe’en Party next Tuesday afternoon starting at 1:30pm and the
children are encouraged to come to school in their costume (please leave weapon
parts at home). If you would like to send along a healthy treat to share with
the class we will have a shared snack in the afternoon. Feel free to pop in!
November 1st will be PJ day! Come to school in your jammies.
November is a very busy month! Please take note of the upcoming events.
31 Halloween! Class party in the afternoon
1 PJ day
8 Fulford Remembrance Day Assembly
13 School closed for Remembrance Day Holiday (No school on the Friday!)
20 Photo retakes
Nov.21-23 Book Fair
29Early Dismissal for Student Led
Conferences (this is considered your child’s report card so it is important to
be available on this day. Sign up sheet to come).
Have a lovely weekend.
Ara and Kaz
firstname.lastname@example.org Quentin teaching the class a traditional First Nations game.
This week was another busy one! We welcomed Ms.
Klare into the class for her observation week. She will be back at the end of
the month to complete her practicum.
Monday the class visited the library, made monster
and pumpkin art and started learning about the “A Team” (the letters a, b, c,
d, e, f and g).
On Tuesday we worked on writing in our journals,
made spiders, and worked on counting numbers 0-10 in nature. We are working on
balancing in the gym.
Wednesday we played a rhyming game, started
exploring numbers with a ten frame and talked about seasonal changes. That
afternoon we braved the rain and went to the pumpkin patch at Bon Acres Farm.
It was wet but a lot of fun. Everyone seemed to enjoy the trip.
Thursday we had an Earthquake drill and went on a rhyming word hunt
around the room. The class went to music and we all enjoyed teaming up with our
big buddy class for centres time.
We still need a class rep. for communicating information to the class
parents. One of the main responsibilities will be to activate the phone chain
in case of a snow day. If you are willing to be this person please let us know.
We are having a pizza day coming up on Oct. 26. Order forms were sent
home this week. If your child would like a pizza lunch, please return the
form/$ by Monday.
24 Photo Day
26 Pizza Day
31 Halloween and class party in the afternoon.
On Tuesday we played a rhyming game, created spider
web art and hunted for spider webs in nature. We also continued learning about
story sequence in our oral language learning groups that afternoon.
Wednesday we learned about fire safety and had our
first fire drill. Everyone acted very responsibly. We also worked with numbers
and patterns in math, went on a lion hunt in P.E. and spent time with our
special tress in the forest.
On Thursday we wrote about our Halloween
experiences as part of a School Wide Write, practiced our balancing skills in
the gym, went to our Whole School Meeting and had Music class. Later, we went
up to our big buddy class (gr. 3-4) and they helped us make spider booklets.
Friday was a school day and PJ day! The kids always
enjoy coming to school in their cozy jammies. We had a fun day creating art, playing a math game, going to the library and playing in the gym.
On Wednesday, October 18th, we are
going on to Bon Acres farm and the pumpkin patch. We will be leaving the school at 12:45pm and
taking the school bus to and from the farm. Each child will get to pick out a
pumpkin to bring home! We will return to the school at the end of the day
(2:45pm). If your child is catching the bus home that day we may need to keep
the pumpkin at school to be picked up at a later time if they can't carry it. Please hand in the
$8/permission slip by Tuesday at the latest.
Next week we will be
welcoming Klare Yakabuski, a student teacher from Vancouver Island University,
in to the class. She will be helping teach in our class for November and part
of December as she completes her final practicum.
Here are the important dates again that
are coming up.
October 18- Field trip to the pumpkin patch.
October 19- PAC movie night
October 24- Picture day
Have a nice weekend.
Ara and Kaz
Some Firefighter inspired play!
Some of the kids drawing in their nature journals by their special trees.
Monday we made turkey hats, looked for the letter B in the morning message and
practiced making the letter B sound. Please ask your child to show you how to
make the letter B sound (with your hand under your chin). We also went to
the library. Please remember to return the books each week.
On Tuesday we started our oral language learning
groups. Olive Mann and Colleen Belliveau joined Kaz and I to run small group
workshops. This program will run every Tuesday. We also wrote in our journals
about what we were thankful for and learned some new games in the gym.
Wednesday we had fun cutting and peeling apples
for applesauce! Thanks to Julia, Caroline and Cynthia for coming in to help. On
Wednesday we also worked on counting apples and talked about why leaves change
colour in the fall.
Thursday was our Garden Harvest Lunch. What a
treat! It was so nice to gather as a school and enjoy the wonderful food each
class helped to make. A big thanks to all the parents and students who helped
make this happen. At our whole school meeting, Jude and Roscoe presented their
artwork to the school and we started a unit on spiders.
The kids have enjoyed sharing their special
items from home on their show and tell day. Next week they are encouraged to
bring something that begins with the letter ‘Cc’. Here is the list again:
Monday/Friday: Ava, Cruiz and David
Tuesday: Daynin, Eli, Elizabeth and Emma
Wednesday: Franky, Jude and Mina
Thursday: Oliver, Roscoe and Sylvio
still haven’t found a Class Rep for our class. If you would be willing to take
this on please let us know.
There are a number of important dates coming up for
you to mark down in your calendars.
October 9- Thanksgiving- schools closed
October 13- School in session and PJ day!
October 18- Fieldtrip to the pumpkin patch (Permission
slip will be sent home next week).
October 24- Picture day
Ara and Kaz
Here are some of the kids preparing the apple sauce!
Our collection of fall leaves. Notice the different colours.