Remembrance Day: In Kindergarten, we teach Remembrance Day by focussing on poppies as a symbol that help us remember those who fought for us to have peace. We read some literature about peace and poppies. We also reflected on what Peace feels like after reading the book “What does Peace feel like?” By Vladimir Radunsky. There will be NO SCHOOL on Monday, November 11th.
In Literacy, We continue to work on the “Hand-writing without Tears”. We are concentrating on learning the uppercase letter names and sounds. The sight words that we are working on this month are: I, a, at, see, the (bonus word: and) You can reinforce your child’s sight word recognition by pointing it out and allowing him/her to read that particular sight word when you read books together, when you see it in the environment, play guessing games while you drive (e.g. I’m thinking of a sight word that only has 1 letter… etc.)
Bible: This month we will be going on a journey with Abraham. Students will learn that Abraham trusted God and was called God’s friend, and we can strive to do the same in our own life.
Numeracy: In math, students are becoming more creative with their patterns. Recognizing and working with patterns become the basis of understanding more complex concepts and mathematic operations. It helps people to develop generalizations and relationships to understand the world better.
Social/ Emotions: Our class has continued settling in nicely to school expectations and classroom routines. Please pray for all of our students to find and make good friends in our class. I hope they will learn to include one another, to be kind and encouraging and to form lasting friendships. It is lovely to see when a child voluntarily helps out someone else, by pushing their chairs in or helping zip up their jackets. It builds a great atmosphere of helpfulness and support for all our learners. We have started using “You first, I’ll wait” to demonstrate our love to others. Bible tells us “Treat others as you want them to treat you. This is what the Law and the Prophets are all about.” Matthew 7:12
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.
Good and Faithful Helper theme: our theme for November will be something home made or something to do with bears. Please encourage your child to choose something which is not related to toys but aligned to our theme. Help your child think of some clues to help us guess. For example, what shape is it, what is it used for, what letter/sound does it begin with.
Bear Sleepover: Bears, bears, bears!.. is our theme for November. Please have your child select a stuffed bear that can remain at school for the month of November. We will do activities with our bears throughout the month. Select a bear that is not a favourite i.e. required to sleep at night, as the stuffed bears will stay until November 30th. Thank you!
Teddy Bear Picnic: on Tuesday, November 26th we will be celebrating the end of our bear unit with a teddy bear picnic! This will be held at school, each student will bring a picnic food to share. It is for lunch food but if you feel like your child won’t be interested in the potluck items, feel free to send him/her a lunch that day as normal. Thank you!
- Excellent insight and time management as teachers prepare report cards.
- Continual deep learning as the students live and learn alongside one another