I hope everyone had a great start to the new year.
There are a few things that you should know about. First, the school newsletter is found online. Second, sports club starts Thursday, January 17th at 3:05-4:05. If your child is interested in attending they should have their form in by Monday, January 14. Cooking club is available for the grade 3 students. It starts Tuesday, January 15th after school. Finally, there is a school council meeting Wednesday, January 16th at 6:00. Child care is provided.
PLEASE TAKE TIME TO READ YOUR CHILD’S LATEST BLOG AND MAKE A COMMENT!
It has been a while since I blogged !!!! Time is flying too fast. Hopefully everyone received their child’s report card either online or a hard copy was sent home as requested. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding your child’s progress.
We are collecting items for the food hampers. If you are able to donate a non- perishable item it would be greatly appreciated. Family fun night is next Thursday, December 20 at 5:30-7:30. The following is also happening next week:
Monday- Ugly Sweater Day
Tuesday- Festive Socks and Holiday Hats
Wednesday- Whoville Hair Day
Thursday- Fancy Christmas Outfit
Friday- PJ Day, bring a stuffed animal and slippers if you wish. We will have a movie in the afternoon, If you wish to provide a snack/treat to munch please feel free to do so. Email me to let me know please so that I get an idea as to what to expect.
Thank you to all the Dads, Carson’s Grandpa and my husband who came to help tie skates on Monday. Our next day to skate is Monday, January 7…first day back from the holidays! If you are able to help, we will be at the rink at 12:15. Please email me to let me know.
Have a very Merry Christmas!
We are preparing for our first skating day at Play Parkland on December 10th. Please let us know if your child needs skates and/or a helmet and what size they require. We can outfit them with helmets and skates that the school has in stock. If you are able to help tie skates that day, we sure would appreciate it. It would require you to be at the tri-leisure around 12:15.
Please remember that this Monday, November 26 the students are swimming and going to Aerials.
Friday is our Remembrance Day ceremony at 10:45. All parents are welcome. We are asking all the kids to wear red that day if possible. We are going to take an aerial picture of the students who will be arranged to create a poppy . If your child does not have a read shirt, we will ask that they wear something black. Thank you.
Tomorrow is our Halloween party which begins after lunch. Students are to bring their costume in a bag to change into after they eat. There will be a school wide parade in the gym starting at about 1:15. All parents are welcome. After the parade we will go back to the room to engage in different party centers. At 2:30 we will snack on treats, clean up and call it a day!! Happy Halloween!!
I really enjoyed meeting with parents at the student-led conferences last week. If you did not have a chance to book an appointment with me, please email me and we can arrange a time after school or talk about your child’s progress over the phone.
This week, some students are preparing a speech and making posters as they candidate for a position in the government. Some students are running for class MP, Deputy PM or Prime Minister. If your child is running for any positions, please help them prepare and practise a speech. Speeches for MP will be read in front of the class on Friday. Speeches for Deputy PM and PM will be read in front of the school in the gym Friday, Nov. 2.
Today we learned a new strategy for subtraction. The students need to know their “friendly numbers”- the two numbers that add to ten:
1+9, 2+8, 3+7, 4+6, 5+5
15-8= think to yourself “what is the friendly number for 8?” It is 2. Add 2 to the 5 = 7
14-9= The friendly number for 9 is 1. 1+4=5 therefore 14-9=5
Student led conferences are being held this Tuesday and Thursday. If you have not booked a time, either go on line or call the office.
You have booked a 15 minute conference with myself where we will be able to discuss your child’s progress in private. Your child can lead you through the centers either after or before your appointed conference time. It will take approximately 30 minutes to go through the centers. Our meeting will be held in our classroom and the centers will be set up in the gym. The Book Fair will also be going on in the library! I look forward to meeting with you this week.
Please remember that Monday is Play Parkland. We will be swimming and then play a game on the field at the Tri- Leisure. Nest Tuesday and Thursday are Student Led Conferences. Please book a time on line or phone the office for an appointment. Have a great weekend!!
Tomorrow is library, please have your child return their books. We are wrapping up the SS unit on mapping. Ask your child what a good map should have. Grade 4 students are learning the difference between a dump and a landfill. The grade 3 students have started their research on how different animals hear.
Please read the class newsletter that came home in your child’s agenda or you can go to the tab on this website that says “Class Monthly Newsletter.”