Monday, 1 December 2014

December Newsletter

Chers parents,

It is hard to believe it is already December!

Thank you to you all for making a point to come to the activity conferences.  The children were so proud to have you there and to share with you what we have been learning.  It was wonderful to see such a great turn-out.  It is encouraging to know that my students have such good support at home.

We have been working on our Pow-Wow poster.  We have been learning about Canada and First Nations’ culture.  Today we started our circle booklets and the kids came up with such great examples of circles in nature: trees (rings in the trunks), flowers (centers), sun, moon, the Earth, planets, fruits and the life cycle of grass.  We will hopefully be able to do a page each day in our booklets. 

In math we will continue to work in our math workbooks and in math centers as well.

For your child’s special day he or she is welcome to bring an object, photo or drawing from a family tradition you might have.  It can be a tradition around a special holiday but it does not have to be. 

I need to remind everyone to ensure that children are dressed appropriately for the weather.   Although there will be indoor recesses when it is called for, we want to ensure that students are prepared to go outside.  Please spend time at home teaching your child how to zip his or her coat, ski pants and put on boots and mittens.  While it may be quick to do your child’s outdoor clothing for them at home, their independence is crucial at school.  Fostering independence at home reaps great benefits!  I have recess supervision and our EA is only available after recess.  We have many students.  I assist the children as much as possible but teaching them to do this is a great help for everyone and they become quite proud of their skills.  Thanks for your help with this!

Please remember Thursdays is our day to exchange.  The students enjoy getting new books.



Mme Jennifer Wallace

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