Highlights from this week

This week we have been talking about sink and float, and why somethings sink to the bottom and other things float up to the top. I is fun watching the kids talk about what they think will happen with the items.

 I will be gone until Tuesday I have a training PD in Amsterdam, Ms. Derhyll and Mrs. Lawerence will be in my classroom.

Ellie loved the hummus and vegetables today for Tasty Treats.

TASTY TREATS- The children got to try homemade hummus and vegetables, the recipe was sent home with the children on Wednesday.

Please check your child’s folder. There is lots of information for parents in there. I letter came home about the end of the year and Ramadan.

OUR NEW UNIT- HOW THE WORLD WORKS– After the spring holiday we dove right to our new PYP unit. In this unit we are exploring WATER and learning that water is always changing and is part of our lives. We will inquire into the properties of water, the uses of water and why it is important.  This is the final PYP unit of the year and is sure to be full of splashing fun!

May 2nd Our first swim day.

Jackson Pollack day– will be April 29th– please have the children wear old clothes so they can get them dirty with paint.

RAMADAN HOURS– Pre-K and KG1 hours of school during Ramadan are from 8:00- 12:45. Ramadan will most likely begin around May 16.

 

Highlights from this week.

How the world works- An inquiry into the natural world and its laws; the interaction between the natural world (physical and biological) and human societies; how humans use their understanding of scientific principles; the impact of scientific and technological advances on society and on the environment. Water is ever changing and part of our lives.

SPRING HAS SPRUNG– Everyone is delighted to be back with one another and though some seem sleepy and adjusting to the schedule, they all loved being together. The room is full of laughter and chatter, as they are so verbal and willing to share! Some highlights this week were- making a diamond shape kite and flying them outside.

Sink or float?

SINK OR FLOAT EXPERIMENTATION- Next week we will explore which items sink or float in water.  For SHOW AND TELL, please have your child bring in a waterproof item to test. All show and tell for this coming week will go in  the water.

STUDENT LED CONFERENCES April 25th-26th– We are pleased to announce that student-led conferences are scheduled for April 25th and 26th.This is not a time for you to engage in an individual parent-teacher conference. The time is for your child to share their successes and goals in moving forward for the remainder of the school year. During your conference time, there will be other students sharing their portfolios with their parents. There may be stations or centers set up in the class for parents and students to participate in as well.

Student-Led Conferences will be held on  the 25th/26th April. The school will be sending out information about how to sign up for your child’s session.

  • A swimming note went home this week. We will be starting swimming the last week of April. Our swimming day is on Wednesday.  If your child needs practise independently getting dressed and undressed, please focus on that skill with your chid over the next few weeks.
  • Yellow class T-Shirt on Sunday’s for Free Flow Free Inquiry.
  • Second Trimester reports were posted on Synergetic this week. If you are unsure of your login, please contact the IT help desk at school located in the foyer.

The elementary library and Bookworm book fair partnering to bring you a book fair April 22-25th! It will be located in the elementary-side lobby, and will be open every day until 4:15, with extra hours until 6:00 pm on Wednesday April 26 to accommodate visitors for the student-led conferences.

Purple Day April 30th

 

Highlights from this week.

Highlights from this week:

FEELINGS- This week we focused on the feeling “angry.” We learned that although everyone feels angry at times, we need to control this feeling and not hurt anyone or ourselves. We read, acted out, and talked about telling someone how we feel and what we can do to feel better.

Reeds Angry Face- What makes me mad- “When my sister hits me I feel angry”.

Hope everyone had a wonderful Mother’s Days.

Spring Break: March 22nd – April 7th

 

SWIMMING TIME –We are excited to announce that Pre-K classes will begin swimming in our small UAS pool after spring break!

Our first day of swimming will be Wednesday May 2nd 10:15 – 10:45am and we will swim EVERY WEDNESDAY at this time.

Please have your child wear their swim suit to school so we have more time to get things done before swimming. It will be necessary to have them wear only 2 piece suits for easy toileting. Please do not have your child wear a 1piece body suit or girl’s 1-piece swim suit. They must bring a swim cap. They are available for purchase in the school uniform shop but they can wear any kind.

They can wear their uniform or just any t-shirt and shorts over their suits on the day of swimming. They should also wear sandals, flip flops or crocs for the day as well. Please bring a separate waterproof bag with a towel, swim cap, and underwear to change into after swimming. LABEL ALL CLOTHING AND CAPS PLEASE.

The pool is only a few feet deep and they will be closely supervised, so it is not necessary to send in water wings or floating toys.

It is in a covered area but we may do water activities beforehand outside, so please apply sunscreen before they come to school.

Please read and discuss the following rules with your child.

  • Walking feet only-No running
  • Use #2 voice (table talk)
  • Wear swimming caps
  • Sit and slip into pool
  • Gentle play only

They must listen and follow the rules during swim time to participate. If you have questions, please email me.

We can’t wait for the fun to begin!

  • Spring break begins! No school until April 8th!

I wish your family a blessed spring holiday!

 

 

Highlights from this week.

Highlights from this week:

FEELINGS- This week we focused on the feeling “scared.” We learned that sometimes fear keeps us safe from dangerous things. Sometimes we are afraid when we don’t need to be. We discussed what we can do when we are scared- tell someone and talk about it.

FEELINGS MONSTERS– We made feelings monsters by choosing our own paint color, cutting them out alone, adding face parts, and describing how their monsters were feeling. They are learning that their words can be written on paper or in the computer and printed out. Literacy learning is all around!

Buddy Project- Our 4th grade buddies did a great project on different animals. They presented them to us and taught us about many different animals. We then picked out books about the animals and they read them to us. It was a lot of fun learning from the big kids. 

On Thursday we did learning in outdoor centers – which is unfortunately coming to an end as the weather is starting to change. The children have enjoyed participating in many of the different activities, where they get to choose who they worked with in their small groups.

Next Week:

SUNDAY- Open inquiry -Please wear your yellow shirts.

 GREEN DAY- On Monday March 19th please have your child wear something green and bring in a green show and tell.

MOTHER’S DAY is coming next week and the children have been preparing some surprises for our wonderful moms!

  • Thursday – School dismissal is at 11:45am – The carpark gets very full, very quickly as the whole school finishes at the time on this day.

SWIMMING TIME –We are excited to announce that Pre-K classes will begin swimming in our small UAS pool after spring break!

Our first day of swimming will be Wednesday May 2nd 10:15 – 10:45am and we will swim EVERY WEDNESDAY at this time.

Please have your child wear their swim suit to school so we have more time to get things done before swimming. It will be necessary to have them wear only 2 piece suits for easy toileting. Please do not have your child wear a 1piece body suit or girl’s 1-piece swim suit. They must bring a swim cap. They are available for purchase in the school uniform shop but they can wear any kind.

They can wear their uniform or just any t-shirt and shorts over their suits on the day of swimming. They should also wear sandals, flip flops or crocs for the day as well. Please bring a separate waterproof bag with a towel, swim cap, and underwear to change into after swimming. LABEL ALL CLOTHING AND CAPS PLEASE.

The pool is only a few feet deep and they will be closely supervised, so it is not necessary to send in water wings or floating toys.

It is in a covered area but we may do water activities beforehand outside, so please apply sunscreen before they come to school.

Please read and discuss the following rules with your child.

  • Walking feet only-No running
  • Use #2 voice (table talk)
  • Wear swimming caps
  • Sit and slip into pool
  • Gentle play only

They must listen and follow the rules during swim time to participate. If you have questions, please email me.

We can’t wait for the fun to begin!

  • Spring break begins! No school until April 8th!

I wish your family a blessed spring holiday!

 

Highlight from this week

THANK YOU  I really can’t thank you all enough for the love and generosity you have shown all year and all the birthday wishes you sent me.  Also thank you to all my parents for there understanding while I was gone the past 2 weeks. It was a really fun week returning to the kids. I missed them all and it is nice to e back.

LOVING LITERACY WEEK– Pre-K’s love of books and reading has increased even more this week as we spent time reading in different places We participated in many literacy activities, from reading in the jungle and at the beach to having mystery readers come in to read a story.  A HUGE thank-you to the parents for coming in as a mystery reader or for A Date with Dad reading.  The children loved having parents in the classroom and encouraging literacy together.  Lots of pictures on the Flickr account!

Next week: 

BRING A PLASTIC BOTTLE- For this unit, we will be making “Emotion Bottles” with each child. For this activity please send in a clear, clean, smaller sized bottle with the label removed this week.  See the photo of this fun activity. 

 

Continue to have your child wear their YELLOW class t-shirt on Sundays for Free Flow.

We will be preparing and getting ready for our Mother’s Day gifts that will come home on March 21st.

Feelings-This next week we will be focused on the feeling “scared.” We will learned that sometimes fear keeps us safe from dangerous things. Sometimes we are afraid when we don’t need to be. We will discussed what we can do when we are scared- tell someone and talk about it.

Green Day will be March 19th

March 23rd- April 7th – Spring Break