Thursday, January 28, 2016

How full is your bucket?

We read this book today. It gave us some great examples of how we could fill - or dip - into other people's buckets. We also talked about some examples of what we hear that can help fill buckets. (i.e. compliments, funny jokes, manners.....)

Things to note for next month.....
The following notes were sent home in your child's red communication folder today.

February is....I Love To Read Month
Dear Families,

In February, Stevenson School and schools all across Manitoba, will be celebrating “I LOVE TO READ” month.  We have special activities planned to highlight the need for strong literacy skills and to demonstrate that reading is fun! Remember to cuddle up and read every night at home too!

FEB 1-ASSEMBLY - We are kicking off I Love to Read month with some fun stories at our 9:00 a.m. assembly. Our Kindergarten classes and some special guests will be singing and performing “Dinosaur Roar” by Paul and Henrietta Strickland.  The Grade 4/5 Orff Club will be reading and playing “Catalina Magdalena Hoopensteiner Wallendiner Hogan Logan Bogan Was Her Name” by Tedd Arnold.  The whole school will be singing a rap about burgers and books.  We will also have a representative from Boston pizza here to present a cheque to our school for all of the home reading we have been doing.  Families are welcome to join us.

FEB 2-WEAR A WORD DAY - Students can wear clothing with words or write a word on paper and tape it on their clothing.

FEB 4- FAMILY READ-IN NIGHTFamilies are invited to come join staff in the library for some reading, snacks, prizes and fun! Perhaps a special guest may show up…

FEB 12-Valentine’s celebrations

FEB 22-24- BOOK SWAP- Beginning on Monday Feb. 22 students are encouraged to bring in gently used books and we will give everyone a chance to trade them for other books on Wed. Feb. 24. The more books you bring the more books you get!

Feb 25- PJ DAY- Students can wear their pajamas and bring a favorite book to school because we are going to snuggle up and read. (Leave teddies and blankets at home.)


January 28, 2016

Dear Parents/Guardians,

On February 3, Stevenson School will be participating in a “Global School Play Day”. This will be a day for unstructured, student-initiated play. Students will still come to school for a regular length of school day. On this day, students may bring items they wish to play with. This is to be a day to promote active and imaginative play. You decide what items you are willing to have your child bring to school such as board games, dolls, Lego, blocks, trucks, cars, racetracks, playing cards, empty cardboard boxes, markers, jigsaw puzzles, social games (charades, Pictionary, etc.) The only restrictions: They must bring toys that do NOT require batteries or electricity. No devices. Help your child choose a few toys to bring to school to share. Students will also be free to use play items provided by the school. Students are familiar with what kinds of toys, games, and activities we have.
Please go to the Global School Play Day website for more information: . Research shows that we learn more deeply when we are playing. Feel free to share this with your family, friends, and work places. Challenge other adults to try this challenge too. The more we play, the better we become. We are never too old to play.
You are welcome to join us for part of the day or the whole day if you can. Please contact your child’s teacher to find out how you can help. Follow along with us on Twitter and Instagram that day using #GSPD. Our address is @stevensonelem.

Play is the Way,
Stevenson Staff


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