Thursday, February 16 is World Read Aloud Day, a special day that marks the importance of reading aloud and sharing stories.
A number of activities will be taking place at Prescott to celebrate. There will be special guests reading to each class, some in person and some via videoconference. Students will be sharing some of their favourite books with their classmates and buddies.
Everybody loves getting comfy with a good book, so Thursday will be Pajama Day! We will be creating forts to enjoy some special reading time to end our day with. Students are welcome to bring a small pillow, a flashlight and light blankets/sheets to build their fort with.
Rather than just being Youtube consumers, our students want to make a difference! They are excited to create signs and work collaboratively to help our community feel good and come together.
On Tuesday, February 14 we will celebrate Valentine’s Day in several ways:
Students are encouraged to wear their favorite red/pink clothing.
We will be passing out valentines earlier in the day. Students know that they can use our Class Blog roll on the right side of our blog to check that they have included everyone in the class.
To add some sweetness to our day, we will enjoy some yummy ice cream sundaes. I will supply ice cream, bowls and spoons. If you are able to contribute some sundae toppings (fruit, sauces, sprinkles, etc.) they would be greatly appreciated. It would be a good idea to send an extra drink or juice box in your child’s lunch that day as well.
Grade 3 and 4 classes will head out at approximately 2:00 pm and walk over to Jubilee Park. We will be waving our signs from the sidewalk west of the Park entrance. We would love to see you drive by!
I am so excited that Prescott is offering a ‘Power of Ten’ Parent Night with Trevor Calkins! I have had several opportunities in the past to work with Trevor Calkins, and no that any parents who can make it tonight will not be disappointed. You’ll leave thinking about Math in a whole new way, and much more equipped to help your child. We’d love to see you there.
When: Monday, February 6, 2017
Time:6:30 – 8:30pm
Where: Prescott Learning Centre – Collaboration Centre
Who: All Parents K-8 are encouraged to come and learn strategies to help your children develop number sense in Math.
What: This workshop will focus on recent brain research:
Why do students still need to know their basic facts?
What, if anything is different now than it was when most parents went to school?
Why are some of the methods for teaching basic facts and multidigit operations
changing (+, –, x, ÷)?
Are there any new ideas in learning how to do ‘long division’?
How can parents help at home (the three BIG ideas)?
What is the role of praise in developing mathematical ability?
How do games help?
What does this new word ‘subitize’ mean and why should I care?
We invite you all to come join us tomorrow evening at the Parent Council evening to hear about our Grade 3 playground design and building project. One student from each grade 3 classroom will be voted to represent the learning process that took place in order to complete the assignment and present our wishes for a Prescott Playground. We encourage you and their peers to come in support of the hard work all of our grade 3s have put into these projects.
All of the grade 3 students will be posting their completed projects and videos to their blogs by the end of this week so they can share their learning directly with you.
When:Thursday, February 2, 2017 @6:30 – 8:30pm
Where: Prescott Learning Centre’s Collaboration Centre
Who: All parents/guardians of Prescott Students
Why: To have an opportunity to co-create our learning culture….and there will be SNACKS!
On Wednesday afternoon (February 1), we will have the opportunity to participate in an afternoon of tech-free play to grow our creativity, collaboration and communication skills. As a huge supporter of technology for connection and learning, I am also an advocate for hands-on learning and communication away from screens. Using imagination and creativity to problem solve and build strong peer relationships is becoming scarce and incorporating moments like this is vital for child development.
GSPD is integral in student development and is being celebrated at schools globally. You can learn more about the benefits of unstructured play by visiting the official GSPD website: www.globalschoolplayday.com. I am inviting all of our students to bring in things like this to use:
Non-Violent Toys (no weapons)
Legos, blocks, cardboard boxes, etc.
Knitting, crocheting or similar items
Social games (Charades, Pictionary, etc.)
*no electronic devices, or anything requiring electricity*
We will be reflecting on what we learned following our activities and sharing as part of our health curriculum.
Does your child love to be active and try new things? If yes, sign them up for the Winter Try-Me-Try-Athlon! This is the first ever winter triathlon put on by PSD70. Equipment can be borrowed by the district, so be sure to let them know when you sign up what you require!
Below is the link for you to sign up your child for this amazing opportunity.
It’s so close now! As we get ready for our comfy PJ day tomorrow, we were hoping that a few parents would be able to volunteer to help make pancakes for our special brunch tomorrow. You would need to be at the school by 11 to start flipping those pancakes.
It is an exciting week for our students as we enter the final countdown. We will have a number of activities this week preparing for the season. Your child has been hard at work crafting some beautiful surprises for you. Please send 2 small gift bags/wrapping paper with your child by Wednesday so we can wrap these up to take home.
Class Party and Polar Express Afternoon – Friday Dec.23
It will be PJ day, so come wearing your comfiest jammies/clothes. We will be doing lots of fun crafts and activities on Friday morning and at lunch, the grade 1, 2 and 3 teachers will be cooking a pancake lunch for the kids. (Students may still bring a regular lunch and snacks.) Following our pancakes, students will be watching The Polar Express together in the gym and enjoying some hot chocolate with marshmallows and a candy cane.
We are looking for a kind parent(s) to donate some napkins, paper plates, utensils and cups. If you are able to help provide one of these items, we would greatly appreciate it. Please email me firstname.lastname@example.org