Happy New Year to all:
I hope this letter finds everyone enjoying the beginning of a New Year! It will be a cold one to get back to, but, that will pass.
I look forward to see all the families again. As well, I should say a very warm Thank You to all for the many cards and gifts we received. Also a special Thank You to the parents for dropping off our Saskatoon Food Bank Donations to Sobey's on 8th Street on Wednesday December 21st.
This month we will be focusing on family and the cold weather and how it affects some animals. Please dress your child for the weather as they are excited to be outdoors. Hopefully, it will warm up soon, we have some snowmen to make!!
A reminder to please let me know if you need to pick your child up early at the end of the day to help avoid a scramble, we will then be sure to have your child ready to go.
Monday, January 9, 2017 1st Clean Up Night
Friday, January 27, 2017 No School
Monday, January 30th Open House 6:30pm-8pm
Monday, January 30th Open House 6:30pm-8pm
Welcome to February,
We had a great January!! It is fantastic to see how much the preschool classes are growing. The kids have made a big leap in learning the letters in their names and spelling their own names. Great work helping at home families. Please continue practising with child safe scissors, as well.
We plan to do some sledding this month, once the weather cooperates. I will send out an email to remind everyone when those days are near for us to sled. We will be learning about animals who live in the cold and what Hibernation means. We will continue to work on letters and enjoy the Valentine theme. We will be having a Valentine Party for each class. I am sending out a class list so you can help your children get their Valentines ready! Parents are welcome to bring or drop off treats for the party. More info to follow regarding the parties.
Monday February 13 Valentine Party
Tuesday February 14 Valentine Party
Monday February 20 Family Day NO SCHOOL
Tuesday Feb 21-24 February Break NO SCHOOL
Monday February 27 SCHOOL RESUMES
We are also working on a new field trip for early March. Details asap.
Welcome to March,
We are starting off with a lot of good energy in the classroom. The kids seem happy to be back to routine. Spring is starting to feel like a possibility!!
We will have a busy month learning some new letters, along with talking more about Hibernation and expect a lot of excitement with our own Bear cave in the classroom.
Our Kitchen will be phasing out the Birthday theme and going with a Pizzeria and Spaghetti and Meatball theme. We will also be having fun with maybe being able to catch a Leprechaun in our Leprechaun trap?? As well, as finding Shamrocks's and maybe a Pot of Gold!!
I am going to introduce a Show and Tell Day. I will make a calendar for parents so that you know when it is your child's show and tell. When it is your child's day, you will be asked to send something that your child would like to show the class. It can be something special or a toy or book. The idea is to teach language skills and build self esteem and confidence through a postive motivating interaction with their classmates. I will have your child stand in front of the class and tell us about their show and tell. Then we will have 3 questions from classmates. This is to help them learn the meaning of what a question is specifically. I will send out info once I have the calendar ready to go.
Friday March 10, 2017 NO SCHOOL/PD PLANNING DAY
Friday March 31, 2017 NO SCHOOL/PARENT TEACHER INTERVIEWS (WILDWOOD)
So glad to report it is finally Spring!
First of all to families that are returning next year, I would ask you get your registration forms filled out (you will need a new one) and your $35 registration fee in to hold your spot. You do not need to pay your $1 membership fee again. We are filling up very quickly for September and in order to save your spot we need your form ASAP.
I would like to say a very BIG THANK YOU for the donation to our classroom of a brand new paint easel, which we will be using this month!! The kids love to paint and we have never had an actual paint easel, so this is exciting, even for me!! Thank you so much for your incredible generosity.
Another Thank you, to all of our amazing families for another great Clean Up night!! Classroom looks and feels great! We have a fantastic group of families and I cannot thank you enough, for all you do, to help our classroom and together your children.
Our Show and Tell is going fantastic!! The kids are really into this part of our day and I already see leaps and bounds in learning what a question is and telling us about their show and tell. It is a great motivator in learning oral language, building vocabulary and self expression. It is also a wonderful home to school connection for so many children. Please remember to check our calendar for your child's day. It is located on the wall across from our lockers.
We do not have a lot of classes in April due to the Spring break. Although we are planning themes of Bunnies, eggs, baby animals in spring, rhyming and Earth Day. Our kitchen will transform from a Spaghetti & Meatballs/Pizza theme to a Spring Tea Time theme.
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:
FRIDAY APRIL 14 NO SCHOOL GOOD FRIDAY
MONDAY-FRIDAY APRIL 17-21 NO SCHOOL SPRING BREAK