Bible: We are continuing to learn about Jacob’s story. Last week, we watched a short video about how Jacob ran off to Haran to escape from Esau. We discovered that throughout Jacob’s story, many people made bad choices (Jacob, Esau, Isaac, Rebecca, Laban, etc.) but God could still use them in His great rescue plan. We also learned that we can choose to follow God’s plan for our own lives and God always cares for us.
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.
Community: is our theme this month. We will learn that a community is where we live, work, and play. We will begin by a neighbourhood walk to see what makes up a neighbourhood and start thinking about places in our community. Please take a picture of your child with a building in our community (e.g. school, skating rink, house, restaurant, library, church, etc.) and email to me by Monday. Thank you for those who have already done so!
Small cardboard boxes: Please bring a small box for your child by Wednesday. We will use the boxes to make 3D community buildings. If you are available on Wednesday morning to help us wrap these boxes, please email me! Thank you!
Skating: Our first skating field trip will be on Tuesday, January 23rd. Please meet at Minoru Arenas at 9:15AM. DO NOT COME TO SCHOOL BEFOREHAND. We will skate from 9:30 to 10:30AM. Skates and Helmets are provided. Parents are welcome to join us on the ice. After skating, please provide snacks to your child and drive him/her back to school for the rest of the school day.
Jackets, backpacks and water bottles: As we move into the second term, it is good practice for students to develop more independence. A good way to foster independence is to give a child age appropriate tasks. When your child comes to school in the morning, they can do the morning jobs on their own – change their shoes, hang up their jackets and backpacks, put their water bottles on their table, put rest cloths/library books into bins, etc. This encourages them to take responsibility for their own belongings, to think about what they need to do next, to think about joining the group plan to get ready for school, and to become faster at daily tasks such as un/zipping jackets and putting shoes on/off. It may be more convenient and faster to do these things for them, but when we give them time to figure it out on their own, we are valuing their development and their attempts at independence. I encourage you to find ways to grant independence to your child at home!
Jan. 23 & 30 (Tuesday) – Skating field trips at 9:15AM
Feb. 2 (Friday) – Canucks Jersey/ wear blue and green day