Thursday, 26 April 2018

Newsletter #30

April 26thEdition of
The K/1 Class News

Hello sunshine! Everyone has enjoyed the beautiful weather this week. Please remember to send your child to school with sunscreen on and a hat if you feel they need it. We are loving the sun and being outdoors.

This week on Monday we practiced printing and had library as usual. We also finished making flower puppets and celebrated Earth Day by doing school-wide centres activities. What a beautiful day and way to celebrate our Earth.

Tuesday we worked in our journals, had baby Max visit in Roots of Empathy and learned more about word sounds in our Oral Language Groups. In the afternoon Ms. Klare helped the class make seed balls and we played in the forest.

On Wednesday the kids practiced different ways to make 10 and 20 and then were thrilled to make maps that led to a hidden treasure! Later we learned about, and hunted for, local edible plants and made tea from our harvest. We had an outdoor tea party at the end of the day and everyone enjoyed trying the delicious concoction.  

Thursday was another beautiful day and we practiced writing sight words, had journals and Music. Later we had our second Nature Art lesson and enjoyed playing in the sunny forest.

As the end of the year approaches, there will be many events and changes to the regular schedule. Please be sure to check the blog and the school calendar to ensure you are aware of upcoming fieldtrips or happenings. It's a very busy, yet fun time of year.

Important dates to remember:
May 1 Spring Showcase 1pm.
May 3 SIMS act comes to Fulford
May 11 PAC Garage Sale and Craft Market
May 21 No School
May 24 Class and school photos
May 25 Jump Rope for Heart
May 25 School in session

Have a nice weekend,
Ara and Klare
avanriel@sd64.bc.ca
kyakabuski@sd64.bc.ca

Flower puppet fun!

Making seed balls.
 Watering our garden.

Ready for our treasure hunt!
 Everyone made a map.
 Searching for clues.
 They found the buried treasure!

















What is in the box?
Gold! (Or what's left of it!)



Our harvest tea party.


Playing a sight word game.


      

  


Friday, 20 April 2018

Newsletter #29

April 19th Edition of
The K/1 Class News


Hello again.
The kids had another fun week, aside from the sickness going around. We hope that everyone is well soon and that this is the last of it! Bring on warmer weather.

On Monday we practiced front rolls in the gym, worked on printing and went to the library. Later we painted our flower puppets and collected sticks for our stems during forest play.

Tuesday we worked in our journals, had Roots of Empathy and played a pirate game in the gym. We worked on identifying the ending sound of words in our Oral Language groups.

On Wednesday Mrs. Freeman taught the class so Mrs. Van Riel could attend and present at an Early Literacy in-service for early primary teachers. It sounds like the class had a great day. They worked on different ways to make the number “6”, practiced reading and wrote in their journals.  

Thursday we practiced identifying the beginning sound in words, had free choice in gym and went to Whole School Meeting. In the afternoon we welcomed Lisa Lipsett in to start an ongoing nature art project with the class. We will participate in this wonderful program once a week for the next six weeks.

Next week we will be welcoming a new student, Jamie, into our class!

Important dates to remember:
April 24 FUEL Math night 5:30pm
May 1 Spring Showcase
May 3 SIMS act comes to Fulford
May 11 PAC Garage Sale and Craft Market
May 21 No School
May 24 Class and school photos
May 25 Jump Rope for Heart
May 25 School in session

Have a nice weekend,
Ara and Klare
avanriel@sd64.bc.ca
kyakabuski@sd64.bc.ca

Some of the kids playing with a castle centres activity.




 Starting out Nature Art with Lisa.
 Playing tour guide and tourist (leading a "blind" partner to feel a texture).


 Roscoe drawing what he feels. It works best with eyes closed!



 Show and share at the end of the class.
    


 



Thursday, 12 April 2018

Newsletter #28

April 12th Edition of
The K/1 Class News


Hello families, here are a few highlights from our week.

On Monday the class enjoyed using ribbons during gymnastics, went to the library and practiced blending colours in art. Later we walked to the bog and listened for birds and frogs and played camouflage.

Tuesday Baby Max came to visit and showed off his growth. The kids always love it when he comes. Later we worked in our journals and rotated through literacy stations. In the afternoon we made nature sun catchers in the outdoor classroom.  

On Wednesday we played a pirate themed number game focusing on recognizing if a number is bigger or smaller than another (more or less). The kids loved it! Later we planted seeds in the garden and braved the wind and cold temperatures outside. We hope to watch our seedling grow into edible crops!

Thursday we worked on word families, went to Whole School Meeting and Music. Later we had Laura Keil join our class to do a clay workshop. Everyone had fun getting their hands dirty! We also started making a book on plants that grow around our forest and property. We learned a bit about some of the traditional First Nations uses of some of the plants.

Important dates to remember:
April 17 Choir performance at SIMS- 7:00pm
April 22 Earth Day
April 24 FUEL Math night- 5:30pm
May 1 Spring Showcase

Warmly,
Ara and Klare
avanriel@sd64.bc.ca
kyakabuski@sd64.bc.ca
 Forest play

Our nature sun catchers






 Building letters

Pirate math!

 Working with clay.






     

 



Friday, 6 April 2018

Newsletter #27

April 6th Edition of
The K/1 Class News


Hello families, we hope you all had a good break.

Tuesday was our first day back and everyone was happy to see each other. We started gymnastics skills in the gym, wrote about something we did over the holiday in our journals and started back up with our Oral Language groups. Later we talked about how birds make nests and tried making our own.

On Wednesday we started a pirate theme and played a math game looking at one more and one less than a number. We also had a lot of fun searching for “invisible” letters and numbers using paint.

Thursday we had free choice in the gym, went to Whole School Meeting and Music. Later we read another pirate book and make pirate self-portraits! They turned out great.

Friday was a school day and we ran on a Monday schedule. We practiced printing in the morning and in the afternoon we shared a traditional indigenous story of how the cedar tree (tree of life) came to be, and learned a bit about cedar and its uses. We will also made flowers.

On Thursday a notice about our upcoming Spring Showcase was sent home. This is an opportunity for your child to showcase their talents (be it on stage or through a creation they have made). The details are outlined in the notice but if you have any questions please ask.

Our beautiful new school mural is finished! Next time you are at the school you will see it on the outside of the building as you come in. Our class painted the top left panel. It looks great!

Important dates to remember:
FUEL Math night 5:30pm
May 1 Spring Showcase

Warmly,
Ara and Klare
avanriel@sd64.bc.ca
kyakabuski@sd64.bc.ca

Making birds nests! 


 Our bulbs we planted in the fall are blooming!

 Finding the mystery letters.






 Reading, writing and building a word!
     

 



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