Week of November 11

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Posted by bchan | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on November 10, 2019

Student Life:

Spelling: Students will bring home new words on Wednesday, November 13. 

Spelling test on Tuesday, November 12

 

Library: Please help your child prepare their library bags for THURSDAY.

 

Bible Memory:

This verse is a prophecy of Jesus’ coming from the Old Testament.  What a way to prepare our students to think about the gift of Christ before the Christmas season!  God’s plans to reconnect us back to Him was established from the beginning of time.  We can see His wonderful hand in everything He does and in all the special ways He loves us.

For to us a child is born,
    to us a son is given,
    and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
    Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
    Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 9:6 NIV

We will recite the verse on: Thursday, November 21.

 

Parent Updates:

  • Please help your child collect 2 stories for our Oral Storytelling Unit
  • Help your child practice telling 1 story at home
  • The Oral Storytelling (Yellow Memory Sheet) is due on Friday, November 15

 

 

Up-N-Coming:

Monday, November 11 ———————- Remembrance Day  (NO SCHOOL)

Friday, November 15 ———————— Super Hero Day (DRESS UP!)

“Boom! Zap! Pow! Put on your capes, because November 15th is RCS Elementary Hero Day! Come dressed up as your favourite hero — a Bible hero, a comic book hero, or a community hero, the possibilities are endless. This is your chance to get creative and honour all the superheroes in our lives — both fictional and the real-life.”

Something To Try at Home – The Power of Naming

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Posted by bchan | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on November 10, 2019

Hello Parents,

All across Grade 2, students are learning how to identify their feelings and choose strategies to help self-regulate and return to the “ready to learn” zone. So I decided to blog a few strategies in the coming weeks that are being used at school and would be helpful for you to try at home.

As parents and guardians (I’d like to say this is me), we can assist our children in choosing the appropriate language to identify their feelings by first telling them what they are feeling.

For example, if your child is whining because a sibling is bothering him or her,  you can say, ‘I see you are irritated by what your sister/brother had done.”

Children can learn how to identify what they are feeling when they are taught what they are in the moments as they are experiencing it.

Research shows that naming feelings help:

+ lower the intensity of the emotion

+ connect our feelings with our thoughts

+ allow the child to take a step back and evaluate the size of their problem

So this week, as you are spending time with your child and you notice they are not using words (making whining sounds or using their bodies to hit or kick) you can help identify feelings with this phrase:

“I see you are feeling ___(emotion word)______”

Helping children feel unstuck from their feelings allows them to use their energy better to redirect their attention and make good choices.  I recognize most children may not use this new language right away, but over time, and with repetition, it can become an integral part of their emotional intelligence and problem-solving toolset.

FYI: Below are some vocabulary I have used in the classroom.

Frustrated – feeling distressed because they cannot change or achieve something
Disappointed – not getting what they expected
Helpless – unable to defend oneself or unable to act
Irritated – showing slightly angered or annoyed
Restless – unable to rest or relax because of anxiety or boredom
Unmotivated – not having interest or enthusiasm for something
Shock – sudden surprising or upsetting event

 

Love,

Ms. Chan

Remembrance Day

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Posted by bchan | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on November 7, 2019

Hello Parents,

This Friday, Chapel will be focusing on Remembrance Day. Each student will be given the opportunity to wear a poppy. These poppies are from the Royal Canadian Legion and a small donation is encouraged for the Legion that supplied RCS with these poppies. We encourage you to talk with your child about Remembrance Day and its significance. If you desire, please have your child bring a small coin donation for the poppies that they will be receiving on Friday. We look forward to supporting those that have sacrificed in a meaningful manner for our freedoms as we honour our veterans.

 

Please visit this page for more information: https://www.legion.ca/remembrance.

 

Week of November 4

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Posted by bchan | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on November 2, 2019

THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Thank you so much for your generous donations of BOOK FAIR books to our class!  The students are really enjoying the new additions!

Student Life:

Spelling: Students will bring home new words on Wednesday, November 6. 

Spelling test on Tuesday, November 5

 

Library: Please help your child prepare their library bags for Monday.

 

Bible Memory: 

Jesus replied, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul. Love him with all your mind. This is the first and most important commandment. And the second is like it. ‘Love your neighbor as you love yourself.” Matthew  22:37-39 NIrV

We will recite the verse on: Friday, November 8.

 

Parent Updates:

  • Parents are invited to come on the ice skating field trip on Tuesday, November 5. Please provide your own transportation to the site. We will be leaving RCS at 10:15 am and returning to school by 12:15 pm.
  • Please dress your child for the event: earmuffs, gloves, warm jackets, thick pants, etc.
  • We will be having snack and lunch at school.

Up-N-Coming:

Tuesday, November 4 ———————– Ice Skating Field Trip

Thursday, November 7 ——————— Photo Retakes

Monday, November 11 ———————- Remembrance Day  (NO SCHOOL)

 

Elementary Deeper Learning Parent Night

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Posted by bchan | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on November 2, 2019

We hope that you will join us on Thursday, November 7th at 7:00pm for our Elementary Deeper Learning Parent Night. This will be an important evening of learning and information that we encourage parents to attend.

We kindly request that you use this link to RSVP. We want to ensure that we have prepared sufficient materials for those in attendance.

Please note that there will be no childcare provided and that the evening is not suitable for children.

If you would like more information about the evening, you can watch this video.

 

We hope to see you there!