What a wonderful time we had back at school last week! I was impressed to see our students eager to try and participate during our ice-skating field trip. We will enjoy another skating time with the K2 class next week.
- Look around our classroom and bulletin boards for winter themed art created by Kindergarten artists! We are reading many winter stories and thinking about how people live during these cold winter months.
- Students must be equipped with cold weather clothing. We go outside even when it is raining! Please ensure your child has extra clothing if s/he gets very wet while playing outside. Water proof jackets with hoods are essential to playing outside comfortably in the wet weather. Boots are helpful!
- There are a few chores and tasks that require an extra set of hands or two. If you’re able to help out, let me know and I’ll get you working 🙂 Thank you!
- In math, students will begin to consider bigger numbers. We will be constructing numbers from smaller numbers. I will teach the students to create arrangements of items that are easily and quickly recognizable without needing to count.
- In Bible, students are learning about the lives of Jacob and Esau and how God is in control of our lives details, even when we’re impatient and want to follow our own ways.
- Keep up the great home reading! I’m regularly checking many students’ folders. I may send notes home to give you tips and pointers. If you don’t find a note, then keep doing what you’re doing. Also, please remember to bring back books as soon as your child is comfortable with it. Return books back to its proper location. Borrowing books that your child has already read before is also good practice!
- Pray that students will be eager and enthused to learn about God’s world and how to get along with each other while learning as a group. This can be a challenging task for this age group, but with practice, they will gain the skills necessary to participate and contribute positively to the community.
- Pray that families will get back into a good rhythm and routine after the Christmas Holiday.
Great Field Trip!
Thank you God for the sunshine during our field trip. And thank you to parents/grandparents who made this excursion possible for our students. We had a great time exploring the farm, learning about vegetables and animals, and picking a pumpkin! Please send me any great photos you may have captured. Here are a few that I got:
- We will be finishing up our study of Noah this week. Students will be reflecting on how God keeps His promises to His people.
- Last week, students completed a class book illustrating what it was like inside Noah’s Ark. Feel free to read the book during Noisy Reading! The book truly celebrates how each student is different and unique. I took several pictures of their “giraffe” drawings, each one representing another perspective of God’s creation.
- Students have been learning about the pumpkin plant’s life cycle. In addition, today we discussed how sin has affected creation as our pumpkin was very mouldy and rotten.
- How are you doing with the pumpkin home project? Here is the beginning of our pumpkin measurement. The orange string is the class pumpkin. You can email me any project photos as soon as you take them. Thanks!
Literacy Night for Kindergarten
- Come to school this Thursday, October 26th at 7-8PM to hear about Kindergarten Literacy. Learn about what we do to support literacy development, our home reading program, and how you can support your child’s developing reading skills. This is an adults only event. Hope to see you there!
Home volunteers needed
- If you’d like to complete some volunteer time at home, this may be the job for you! I’m looking for a few families to make play dough on a regular basis for our classroom. Each batch you make and donate will be equivalent to an hour of volunteer time as you will be contributing your time and resources. Email me if you’re interested in helping our class! Thank you for your willingness.
- Parent/teacher conference sign-ups will be available soon. Ensure you sign up for a time to meet with me. To make our conference together most efficient, consider the questions you’d like to explore regarding your child’s transition into kindergarten. Think about your child’s social development (friends, pro-social behaviour, choices, etc.), emotional development (reactions/responses, moods, coping strategies, etc.) and academic/classroom progress (behaviours, attention & participation, abilities, etc.) Try your best to be punctual as the meeting isn’t long (only 15 minutes) and we need to be efficient with our time together.
- Pray for continued good health and hygiene as the weather cools and the sniffles are upon us. Remind your children to use soap regularly. Have them practice hygienic coughing and sneezing practices (i.e. coughing and sneezing into their arms and elbows).
- Pray for upcoming parent-teacher conferences. May He give us insight and wisdom to educate and teach students for His glory!