HIGHLIGHTS FROM LAST WEEK:
- TNRD Summer Reading Program presentation (you can register for free at the Public Library)
- Reading sight words (words you cannot sound out phonetically) from the Level 2 “Tricky Hat”
- Acting out and guessing jobs in the community using mime (no words used)
- Watching a short DVD from the “Timon & Pumba’s Safety Smarts” series
- Reflecting on our Term 1 self portrait, giving feedback, then creating another self-portrait for our scrapbooks (WOW, how the kids art skills have grown)
- Hearing an incredible group of musical students from Lloyd George Elem.
- Completing our beautiful class quilt! Thanks to the wonderful mothers who helped with this project. It could’ve have been done without you :D
WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK:
We have FUN DAY at Brock Pool this Monday. THANK YOU to those families that volunteered to swim, bring snacks, drinks, blankets, toys, etc. to the park - and a big thank you to PAC for supplying the freezies! For those adults who are swimming with us, we will be leaving the school after recess (around 10:30am). Please meet us in the classroom where I will assign 2-3 children to each adult swimmer. We will then walk to Brock Pool all together. PLEASE REMEMBER TO READ THE FUN DAY NOTICE THAT WAS SENT HOME LAST WEEK. (I’ve summed up the info. at the bottom of this post just in case you’ve misplaced the notice).
This week will be all about wrapping up the year and seeing how much the kids have learned and grown! In Phonics, we will hopefully have time to play a game about the “H Brothers” (Charlie - who loves choo-choo trains, Theo - who is impolite and sticks his tongue out “th”, Shawn -who loves quiet and says “sh”, Whit - who loves music and always whistles, Phil- who loves to talk on the phone).
In Printing, we may have time to finish 1 or 2 more sentence pages. If not, the kids can go back and practice on the last empty pages over the summer :). We will also make our last ever Class Book about “The Best Part of Kindergarten”.
In Socials/Career Education, we will continue with our community and safety theme. In particular, this week we will review water/beach, sun and pedestrian safety.
THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE:
Monday - Primary Fun Day @ Brock Pool (leaving school at 10:30am. Swimming from 11-12pm).
***Read last week’s notice about what to bring ***
Tuesday - GOODBYE KINDERGARTEN CELEBRATION @ 1:40pm in our classroom.
- Parents are invited to celebrate the end of the school year with the Kindergartens by looking at photos, scrapbooks and more. The kids will be doing a dance and sharing some of their phonetic knowledge too :)
- At the end of the sharing, families can take home scrapbooks and workbooks (so there is less to collect on the last day of school!)
- NOTE: If possible, please make other arrangements for younger siblings, as it will already be quite crowded with each of our 18 Kindergartens having 1 or 2 adults attend
Thursday – Last day of school for students!
- Year-end assembly in gym @ 10:30am (school-wide, parents are welcome to attend)
- Early dismissal at 12:00pm
- Report cards sent home
Friday - Happy Summer Holidays!
REMINDERS/HOW PARENTS CAN HELP:
- Please remember to return all library books as they are now overdue
- Please send an extra cloth or plastic grocery bag this week so students can bring home any clothing, shoes, etc.
- Check the LOST AND FOUND shelf in hall near library – all unclaimed items will be donated to charity on Thurs.
Here's to a wonderful last week together!
- Ms. Gartrell
FUN DAY AT BROCK POOL - MONDAY, JUNE 25: leaving school around 10:30am to walk to pool
Please ensure your child is prepared for the weather, including waterproof sunscreen, hat, change of clothes, snacks and a water bottle. Please send your child to school in his/her bathing suit with clothes over top (with sunscreen on) .This will leave more time for swimming and be easier for adult supervision in change rooms. Also remember to send a towel and plastic bag for wet items. If you would like your child to wear a life jacket from home, please send it with your child (clearly label it), as this will likely be quicker with such a large group sorting out pool’s lifejackets.
When parents arrive to school (at 10:25am), we will get into small groups of 3 students to each adult supervisor. These groups will be only for the swimming portion of the day (11-12pm). After we swim, we will have our lunches/treats and playtime. Some kids may want to forgo changing after swimming and leave their bathing suit on to air-dry while we play/eat on the grass. We will have time to change once we arrive back at school as well. If you are wanting your child to change be sure to pack dry clothes and a bag for his/her wet bathing suit.