It was a short week but we managed to get some work done!
We will be focusing on living things on the next section of our unit. Please look for seeds in any fruits you will be consuming and send it for us to investigate. If your child brings fruit for snack, please leave the seeds in. Any parents who are expert gardeners, do let us know!
We will try to do some growing at school. In the interest of reusing, please send in a container your child can use for planting. Remember to add holes for drainage.
Dr Dog came for a visit. We learned how to take care of dogs and what to do if we want to pet a dog: first ask if we can pet someone’s dog, let the dog smell the back of our hand, , be gentle then say thank you.
We talked about what makes a good class pet and why Ms Sandra decided on fish and shrimp. Ms Holtet shared her experience with her dog and Ms Sandra’s turtle. Please send us photos of your pets and ask your child to tell us how they take care of it. These will be shared with the friends in the class.
Mr G (Vice Principal Mr Grantham) brought his friends: Hank, the fox and Stan, the turtle to tell his story about how they went to the pond and found a lot of garbage. They then put up a sign and the next time people cleaned up the picnic area when they left. It was also a story about friendship and apologizing when needed. Garbage goes in the trash bin. We can recycle things: paper, plastic, cans.
We used some manipulatives to practice weighing and counting.
We look forward to the Student Led Learning Reviews next Thursday and Friday. Your child will take responsibility and lead you around the different centres in the classroom and school. This will give you a small glimpse of how your child spends his/ her time at school and demonstrate his/ her skills. The child is prepared to “be the teacher”, we will not be parent- teacher conferencing at SLLRs.
Important Dates to Remember
April 24- Share something that starts with the Xx sound
April 27 and 28- Student Led Learning Reviews (1 hour time slot only), no regular classes
May 1- Labour Day, no school
May 3- Buddha’s Birthday, no school
May 8- Share something that starts with the Yy sound
May 15- Share something that starts with the Zz sound
June 2- End of Year Party (parents welcome, details TBC)
June 5- Pre Reception Spotlight 8am and 12pm, refreshments to follow
June 8- last day of school for students