Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Afternoon Concert

The kids did a great job at our afternoon concert today!  The evening concert is tomorrow at 6PM. 
Students are asked to meet at the classroom at 5:30.  See you all then!

  We managed to fit in SHARING TIME today!

P.S.  I came across this other blog post that had some great ideas for gifts for children..... titled.....

"10 (Non-Tech) Holiday Gift Ideas to Promote Kids’ Language, Learning"   It had some great ideas so I thought I would share it.  Check it out by clicking here!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Star of the Week

Our "Star of the Week" shared his poster and photos with us. We read his favourite story book Bear's New Friend. 
Some kids played this game today. Skills included.....Identifying colours, counting, reading numbers, language skills, turn taking, patience, and having fun!
Only one person remembered to bring something for Sharing today. Theme: Bring something that starts with a /n/ sound, as in "November".  Look for a new sharing schedule at the end of the week.


Monday, November 28, 2016

Concert Practice

The concert is this week... and we are practicing on the stage now!!

It was GREAT to see so many parents at the OPEN HOUSE this past Thursday. It is nice for kids to see their parents come celebrate their learning and show interest in what your children are learning at school.

With the rain last night, and the snow this morning, our playground is very wet and messy!! 
I am sending home everyone's extra clothes bag, to be refilled. Please make sure your child's bag has extra..... socks, underwear, pants, and a shirt.... and return TOMORROW in the same ziplock bag. Also, please check your child's outerwear - as you may need to dry their snow pants, boots, and mitts/gloves.
The Winter Concert is this week. 

  • The first performance will be Wednesday at 1:30. Everyone is welcome to attend.
  • The second performance will be Thursday at 6:00 PM.  Everyone welcome to attend

K-3 students are asked to arrive at the classroom at 5:30 PM on Thursday   (Tip: Parents- you will want to get down to the gym and get a seat, as the gym tends to fill up quite quickly!)   K students and their families can leave after the K-3 performance is finished, or stay for the second part of the evening featuring the Grade 4-5 classes. Please note: The Kinders and I will meet parents back at our classroom immediately following the K-3 performances. Parents are to please come pick up your child at that time. (for safety reasons- due to the large number of people in the school this evening- your child will be waiting for you to come collect them - rather than wandering around looking for you). If you are staying for the next show, your child will sit with you.
If you have any further questions, please email or call the school. Thanks!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Open house TOMORROW

Your child would love to show you around our classroom. Come between 4:30 - 7:00 PM and celebrate what your child has been learning the past several weeks. These are student-led conference, but I will be able to chat with you as well.

Report Cards came home today. Check your child's red communication folder.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Mat Man

We practiced using curved lines and straight lines today to make Mat Man. It helps remind us to include all the main body parts when we draw people pictures!
"Look!  I made an X"
"I put some candles in my Maple Leaf cookie."
Sharing Time

Monday, November 21, 2016

Friday, November 18, 2016

Party Time!

   We opened a new centre today.... and it is called "The Birthday Party Centre". Why? Because everyone loves a party!!  Mrs. Mitchell (Speech Language Pathologist) and three Educational Assistants helped us learn about the various parts of the centre. The activities included: 

  • celebrating at the party 
  • making the invitations 
  • making a birthday card
  • making a cake or cupcake using play-doh, candles, and our imaginations
  • icing/decorating a real cupcake and eating it!!! 
Everyone rotated through all the activities. We practiced using our "birthday party" language/vocabulary,  manners, writing skills to make the invites & cards, fine-motor skills, etc. It was lots of fun! We had to use our imaginations to pretend it was a real birthday!  This new centre will be open for the next couple weeks. Come check it out at the Open House next Thursday!


One of our jobs today was to count the number of candles on the picture of the birthday cupcake, and use our cutting skills to cut out the corresponding numeral and then glue it onto the cupcake.