Calendar

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Halloween

Happy Halloween! Have a safe night. Kindergarten Tuesday and Thursday next week. Remembrance Day program Thursday @ 11.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Early Childhood Education Council

As you know I was away last Friday at the ECEC conference in Saskatoon.  It was a fantastic conference and I came away with several new ideas to try in my class.  One highlight for me was attending 2 sessions by author/illustrator Barbara Reid.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Picture Retakes

Just a reminder that picture retakes are on Oct. 24.
We will also be retaking our class picture so that everyone (including Ms Schultz) can be in it.

October 9

Today we talked about Fire Safety for Fire Safety Week.  We also toured the school looking for fire extinguishers, fire hoses, exit signs, and fire alarms.  The children have been encouraged to find the smoke detectors in their homes and talk about fire safety with their family.  We discussed Stop Drop and Roll and a hand out came home today for you to practice with at home.  I am in the process of planning a trip to our local fire station this month as well.
Our class enjoyed our second session with our reading buddies.  Everyone enjoyed listening to stories from the library and the classroom.
We have now learned letter sounds for c, d, a, and g.  The letter g story also came home today.  In math the children have been working on showing what they know about numbers so that we know where everyone is and where we need to go with our learning.  By the end of Kindergarten children can:
Say the whole number sequence by 1s starting anywhere from 0 to 10 and from 10 to 0.
Recognize, at a glance, and name familiar arrangements of 1 to 5 objects, dots, or pictures.
Relate a numeral, 0 to 10, to its respective quantity.
Represent the partitioning of whole numbers (1 to 10) concretely and pictorially.
Compare quantities, 0 to 10, using one-to-one correspondence.

We also have new play dough that smells like pumpkin pie!

Friday is our Family Picnic!  I look forward to seeing those of you that can make it in!

Please remember that Kindergarten children come to school on Oct. 31 and do not come on Nov. 1.
Our Halloween activities include dressing up and a parade followed by a school sock hop in the gym.  even the teachers get into the fun and dress up!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

October Newsletter

October 1, 2013
Dear Parents and Guardians,
September has zoomed right by and October will be just as busy!

We will be wrapping up our work with apples and moving onto leaves and pumpkins.  If anyone has pumpkins they would like to donate to the class, they would be well used!

Today we made apple crisp and took it to the Seniors Center to share.  We also had our first period of Reading Buddies with the Grade 7/8 class.  Our buddies came to the class and read stories to a partner.  Everyone had a great time.  I will post some pictures on the blog soon!

Please note a date change on the October calendar.  There will be Kindergarten on October 31 so the class can participate in the Halloween parade and activities, and there will be NO Kindergarten November 1.

We have been working on patterns in Math and will be moving on to some work with Numbers up to 5.
We have also been exploring ladybugs in our sensory table.

Some essential and helpful skills that you can work on at home to build independence in your child include: doing and undoing zippers, buttons, snaps, and shoe laces, opening containers, using a microwave.  These are all things we do throughout the day in school.

Education Week is the third week of October.  There are many special events happening in the school during that time.  I hope to see you all at the Open House!

Again, if you have any questions or concerns, send me a note in the agenda, email: janel.schultz@gssd.ca, or call the school: 306-792-2080.

Ms Schultz

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