The highlight on our Valentine’s Day was having our Friendship Fruit Salad together. Thank you for your generosity in sharing fruits, yogurts, and utensils! Our staff also enjoyed the kindie’s fruit salad during snack time. Thank you!
We spent time with our Grade 4 buddies and together we created a structure using candies and marshmallows.
Bible: We enjoy hearing the story of Joseph and how God was able to take all the bad things that happened in Joseph’s life and turned them into something good. We are also talking about how God worked for the good in Joseph’s life.
Numeracy & Literacy: We have been learning how to measure and compare different items in the classroom. We tried to sound out the items and wrote down the beginning sound. We also explored numbers and thought of different combinations to make up a number. For example, 8 can be made up of 4 and 4 or 3 and 5. This activity will solidify their understanding of numbers.
We read some books and watched videos to learn more about Indigenous People. We enjoyed creating our very special Inuksuk. You may want to ask your child what that means.
Job talk: A chance for you to shine! If you would like to share with our class about what you do at work or in our community, please email me! A short 10 minute chat with some pictures or props is a wonderful way for our class to see how parents contribute in our community. Last week, a parent (also a police officer) came in and shared what he did at work. We had a chance to explore inside a police car as well.
Student-Led Conferences: are on Thursday, Feb. 27th. place make sure you sign-up for one half-hour time slot for you and your child. Next week, we will be practicing all the different things they wish to show you. It is their time to shine as the “teacher” and you as the “student”! Please note, there is NO SCHOOL on this day.
February Good and Faithful helper theme: Community helpers, Friendship, Family, something they made. I have posted the February calendar on this blog. Please check out the important info.
Float project: I hope you are enjoying the family fun time involved in creating your child’s “When I grow up…” parade float. Students love letting their creative energies flow and decorating their float to their heart’s content. This is a good time to chat with your child about what they would like to be in the future. Floats are due on Tuesday, Feb. 18th. Park close together so there’s enough room for all the floats.
Home Reading: A tip for reading: when your child comes across an unknown word, have them sound out each letter and then try to say the sounds together. Ask them to “stretch out the sounds” and mimic pulling your hands apart. We have been practicing pulling sounds apart to learn how to sound out words of spelling! They have been doing very well in class. At this stage, I am not looking for perfect spelling. I pray that we will continue to learn and grow in this area! The sight words for this month are: that, is, can, my, yes
Feb. 17th – Family Day (NO SCHOOL)
Feb. 18th – Home project due
Feb. 21st – Scholastics due
Feb. 25th – Kindie parade
Feb. 27th – NO SCHOOL (Student-led conferences)
Have a wonderful long weekend! See you all next Tuesday.