Thursday, 28 June 2018

Newsletter #39

June 28th Edition of
The K/1 Class News


Happy summer everyone! Here are the highlights of our last week.

On Monday we played tail tag in the gym and worked on our last letter in printing practice. We sung a butterfly song and had big centres. In the afternoon we walked down to Drummond Park for our end of the year picnic! There was beach exploration, parachute, popsicles, face painting, and fun! Thanks to all the parent volunteers and families who joined. The kids did really well walking down with their buddies.

Tuesday was our trip to Victoria! We had a fun and full day. We were surprised to have the Salish Raven ferry boat. On the way to town we stopped at a park in Sydney for a short play and then went to the museum. The kids loved checking out the exhibits. We then went IMAX for a movie about Egypt and then returned to the museum to complete our tour. We ended up skipping the petting zoo in order to explore more of the museum. THANK YOU to the parents who came to help. You really stepped it up and were great leaders for your group. It made the day much easier having you all there.

On Wednesday, we had our last “free choice” in the gym and then wrote about our summer plans in our journals. After recess we had a special treat of watching “The Gruffalo” movie. In the afternoon the kids cleaned up the class and got ready for our last day.

Thursday was our last day of school for the year! We attended the grade 5 goodbye ceremony and then had our own goodbye celebration. Thanks to all of the families who made it out for this. It meant a lot to the kids.

Important dates to remember:
September 4th School starts

We hope you have a wonderful summer, whatever it is that you do. Thanks for a great year!

Ara and Klare
avanriel@sd64.bc.ca
kyakabuski@sd64.bc.ca
Pictures from our trip to the museum.







  







      

  



Friday, 22 June 2018

Newsletter #38

June 21st Edition of
The K/1 Class News

Hi everyone, only one more week to go!

On Monday someone from the library came to talk about the summer programming they are setting up. Later we completed our dragonfly art and heard a story of the 4 harmonious brothers. For last snack we decided to take advantage of the beautiful day and had a picnic outside under the big cedar tree. After that we played in the forest and did face painting.

Tuesday we released our butterflies! It was a fun experience for all, even if some were sad to say goodbye. We also did our usual journals, gym, math and more.

On Wednesday, we read, “The Gruffalo” and then hunted for Gruffalo characters. We also created sun art and completed Self-Assessments. Later we watched Ms. K’s class perform the play, “Eagle Boy” a First Nations legend about forgiveness. It was very well done and the class loved it.

On Thursday we worked on vowel sounds in words, had music and Whole School Meeting and visited the bog. We played some forest games and explored nature.

Just a reminder that on Monday we walk from the school to Drummond Park. We will be leaving the school at 12:40pm and would appreciate extra help with the walk. Everyone is welcome to come and join this year-end picnic tradition. The kids will be catching the bus back to the school for the usual bus runs. If you are attending the picnic you can obviously bring your child home with you from the park.

Then on Tuesday, we will meet at 7:30am at the Fulford ferry terminal for our full day field trip. Please try to be there on time so we have time to get the kids into their groups and get organized.

On Thursday, the last day of school, you are invited to join the class for slideshow highlighting our year. We will start the slideshow at 11am. Following the slideshow we will have a completion ceremony and then say goodbye! It is our hope that everyone can be there for this special completion of our year.

Important dates to remember:
June 25th End of year picnic at Drummond Park.
June 26th Trip to the Museum and Petting Zoo in Victoria (permission slip to come.)
June 28th End of the year slideshow and celebration at 11am, everyone welcome! Early Dismissal at 11:30am.

Have a nice weekend,
Ara and Klare
avanriel@sd64.bc.ca
kyakabuski@sd64.bc.ca
 Releasing the butterflies!






      

  


Thursday, 14 June 2018

Newsletter #37

June 14th Edition of
The K/1 Class News

Hi everyone, here are the highlights of our busy week!

On Monday the butterflies started hatching! The kids were so excited to check in throughout the day to see how may had emerged. We had gym outside and enjoyed a special performance by the SSIMS music band and choir - really great. We continue to work on printing and later we started a dragonfly craft. During our forest time, the kids made their own stories and performances.

Tuesday Rineke surprised us with fruitsicles as a thank you and to celebrate completing the Roots of Empathy program. It was a great experience for all of us. We later wrote about what we liked best about Roots of Empathy and then had reading practice before heading outside.

On Wednesday we combined math and art to make ladybug math addition equations. After recess everyone worked on our Father’s Day gift and had centres. In the afternoon we watched “The Wizard of Oz” play. What a great performance! The grade 2-3 and 4-5 classes obviously worked hard on this play and everyone loved it.

On Thursday morning we reflected on our year. The kids then wrote about their favourite memories thus far. Later in the afternoon, we welcomed Janet Hoag in to help run reading assessments with the kids. Janet is always a lot of fun.

Permission slips were sent home on Thursday for our trip to the museum and petting zoo coming up on June 26th. In order for this trip to take place, we need parent volunteers to come along. The cost of bus transportation, museum and petting zoo will be covered for the volunteers. The IMAX fee is not included, but this could also be a nice time for a little break for those wanting it. Please let us know if you are able to join us and we will take the first 4 volunteers.

Furthermore, if you are able to come and walk from the school to Drummond Park on the 25th, we will be leaving the school at 12:40pm and would appreciate the extra help. Everyone is welcome to come and join this year-end picnic tradition. The kids will be catching the bus back to the school for the usual bus runs. If you are attending the picnic you can obviously bring your child home with you from the park.

On June 28th, the last day of school, you are invited to join the class for slideshow highlighting our year. We will start the slideshow at 11am. Following the slideshow we will have a completion ceremony and then say goodbye! It is our hope that everyone can be there for this special completion of our year.

Important dates to remember:
June 25th End of year picnic at Drummond Park.
June 26th Trip to the Museum and Petting Zoo in Victoria (permission slip to come.)
June 28th End of the year slideshow and celebration at 11am, everyone welcome!

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

Video of a butterfly emerging from the chrysalis!

 Jude and Roscoe sneaking strawberries from our garden.

Forest play.



Woven cup.

All ready for Father's Day!

      

  


Thursday, 7 June 2018

Newsletter #36

June 7th Edition of
The K/1 Class News

Hi everyone, here are the highlights of our busy week!

On Monday morning, Quentin led outside games and told us a story about Eagle. We also practised our printing and attended the mural honouring ceremony. Later we visited the library - no more checking books out though. Outside we had a story, played "Owls and Mice" in the forest and celebrated Jude's birthday. 

Tuesday we had our last visit with baby Max in roots of empathy. It has been so fun watching him grow and change! Later we wrote about things we love in journals and enjoyed centres time. 

On Wednesday we had our trip to Duck Creek Park. What a fun day in nature! The class was divided into small groups, led by the Salt Spring Conservancy volunteers, and travelled through field and stream learning stations. It was a full and yet interesting trip. When we returned to the school we wrote about our experience.

On Thursday we made little books inspired by “Brown Bear, Brown Bear What do You See?”, went to Whole School Meeting and Music class. Later on we welcomed next years kindergarten students into the class for our kindergarten orientation. It was so nice to see how this year's students turn into the “big kids” and helped the little ones feel comfortable.

We are down to the final weeks of school for the year. Please keep track of the upcoming events.

Important dates to remember:
June 12th Last Roots of Empathy class.
June 13th Mr. L’s production of The Wizard of OZ.
June 25th End of year picnic at Drummond Park.
June 26th Trip to the Museum and Petting Zoo in Victoria (permission slip to come.)
June 28th End of the year slideshow and celebration at 11am, everyone welcome!

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

Photos from Duck Creek Park.


























      

  


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