September 16

Hi KA grown-ups,

We made it through the first full week of school! It’s hard to explain the growth I can already see from the class. They are becoming quite comfortable in their routines and are learning so much each day. Their independence and their stamina have already increased and I’m excited to see what next week brings.

Thank you for coming to Meet the Staff last night! One thing that I forgot to mention: Unless it’s something that spills, I always have student take any uneaten/partially eaten food home with them instead of throwing it in the garbage. This is a communication method. That way you will see if there is something that they don’t like or won’t eat, and it also allows to you notice any changes in eating habits in case that might indicate things like growth spurts or sickness.

Ms Ramsay (School Counselor) did a lesson in the class on Thursday to talk about feelings. She will come to the class for some more lessons in the coming weeks.

We practiced for the Fire Drill during the week and had our first school-wide Fire Drill on Friday. Everyone did a great job walking quickly and quietly.

In Math this week we started sorting by size, shape and color, and we began making and extending patterns. We’ve been working with AB, ABC, ABB, AAB and AABB patterns.

Sorting pattern blocks

In Fundations this week, we reviewed the letter T, and learned B and F. Click on the letter to take you to some songs to help support student learning.

We also went outside to collect leaves and sticks to use in our Science Center. Students used giant tweezers to hold their samples (fine motor practice) and looked at the materials under a magnifying glass to see all the details.

The Terry Fox Walk/Run will take place on Thursday, September 22nd with a rain date of Friday, September 23rd.  We will be hosting John Connolly for a brief presentation, as well as presentations from some of our leadership students prior to the run. Parents are welcomed to join us outside. Home & School will be providing popsicles for all the students after the run. The grade six leadership students have organized some theme days. If you are able to donate a Toonie ($2.00) for Terry please send in your money with your child’s homeroom teacher or pay on HotLunches (call office if you need assistance with this). All students are invited to take part whether you pay or not. Let enjoy some school spirit.

  • Tuesday, September 20th- Jersey day **Please remember this is picture day for Grades K-4
  • Wednesday, September 21st- Pattern day (dress up in different patterns)
  • Thursday, September 22nd- Inside out day
  • Friday, September 23rd- Pajama day

Kits for Kindness Free Snack Bags

Kits for Kindness is a program that provides a free weekly bags of snack foods to be sent home in a child’s backpack each week to help support food security.

If you would like for your child to receive a weekly free bag of snacks, please reach out to your child’s classroom teacher and their name will be added to our school list. If you have previously received these bags you will continue to be on our list.

Next Week in KA

Monday, September 19 – NO CLASSES

Tuesday, September 20, Day 3 – Music, Jersey Day & Picture Day!

Wednesday, September 21, Day 4 – Phys. Ed. & Pattern Day

Thursday, September 22, Day 5 – Music & Inside Out Day

Friday, September 23, Day 6 – Phys. Ed. & PJ Day

Have a great weekend,

Lisa 🙂

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