We had a great time skating together last week. I was so proud to see students trying hard and encouraging each other on the ice. If you have any great photos of our field trip, please email them to me. Thanks! Our next field trip will be a school bus field trip in April to celebrate the return of Spring. More details will be provided as we get closer to the date.
Winter Fun: We read a variety of fiction and non-fiction books about winter, and we had fun playing in the snow outside. We constructed “structures” with snow and compared our heights with them. We self-assessed on our collaborative effort by drawing a picture and colouring a bear after the activity.
Bible: We are learning about Jacob and Esau and their struggles with birthright and blessing. Students will learn about some bad choices Jacob made when he chose to do things his own way instead of following God’s plan. We will continue with Jacob’s story to see God’s faithfulness in how He was with Jacob and watched over him wherever he went. We have been learning a new song called “God will never stop loving me” by Karyn Henley. Your child can teach your the actions.
Literacy: We have continued with our table stations to learn about letter names and sounds. The sight words for this month: is, she, was, look, go
Kindness Jar: We have started a new behaviour management system at our class. The K1 students have been working hard to fill up the “Kindness” jar with gems by doing things that show love and care to others (help clean up, listen to others, work nicely together, saying kind words/encourage others…) Once we reach our goal of 10 unifix cubes, we will enjoy our extra play time. We have reached 3 unifix cubes already. Well done, K1’s! Please talk about why it is important to show kindness to others with your child at home.
Winter activity photos: Please send me your winter activity photos if you have not already. Thank you!
Dance Week: happening next week. Please wear comfortable, appropriate shoes, and clothing each day between January 20-24.
Extra clothes: If your child has brought home soiled clothing, please replace the used items in his/her extra clothing box. Students go outside when it is wet – a hooded, waterproof jacket helps your child make the most of his/her time. Fresh air and active bodies help students focus and regulate in the classroom.
K Vision and Hearing screening: has been rescheduled to January 30th, Thursday.
-For health as there is illness going around that is quite lengthy.
-For students to have soft/teachable hearts this term. They are willing to show love and care to each other.