Happy Halloween

Last week students connected their learning from the pumpkin patch to our explorations with them at the park. We learned that pumpkins float! We also discovered so many different shapes, sizes and colours of fungi! Nature is amazing!

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The week ahead: Oct. 30-Nov. 3

  • Monday – at the park. Our last day at this park so we will roast a marshmallow and collect garbage. No need to send anything special.
  • Tuesday – at FLE. Student can wear a costume (leave masks and toy weapons at home) and bring their item for the shared food. Best to pack a small snack and main lunch item as well. We will be having fun Halloween themed activities and join our K buddies for a short movie called “Room on the Broom”. Parents are welcome to come to the gym for the costume parade around 8:45AM.
  • Wednesday – at FLE.
  • Thursday – at FLE. Library book exchange. Fun lunch and Photo Retakes.
  • Friday – at FLE. Community walk to look for patterns around us.

 

Pumpkin time

We had a wonderful day at the Pumpkin Patch! Thank you to all the parents who drove and stayed to help and enjoy the special day.

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Students have been practicing letter identification, sounds and formation.

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This week our theme is pumpkin explorations! We are so grateful to the Borland family for donating pumpkins for us to use at the park!

The week ahead: October 23-27

Student-led Conferences October 25-26

This week we are excited to welcome parents and guardians to our classroom for conferences. I have switched the meetings to be “Student-Led” instead of “Parent-Teacher” conferences. This means your child will need to attend to show you about their learning and play. This change aligns us with the other K classrooms in our school. If you have not yet registered for a time slot, or need to make a change, please sign up at fle.parentteacherconferences.net

  • Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 23-24 – at the park. Pumpkin activities.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 25 – at FLE. Early dismissal at 1:08 for conferences. Sign up for class Halloween party food.
  • Thursday, Oct. 26 – at FLE. Library book exchange. Early dismissal at 1:08 for conferences. Sign up for class Halloween party food.
  • Friday, Oct. 27 – at FLE. Going on a ghost hunt! (We’ll be tallying up all the spooky decorations we see around the neighbourhood)

Looking ahead:

  • Monday, Oct. 30 – at the park. Last day at Williams Park. We’ll roast marshmallows provided by teachers!
  • Tuesday, Oct. 31 – at FLE for Halloween fun. I will not be signing up our class for the Haunted House. Interested students could maybe tag along with a big buddy class. Students are encouraged to wear a fun costume but leave masks and toy weapons at home.  We will be asking parents to sign up for a food item to bring for a class party.

 

 

 

 

Back to Rainy Weather

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The week ahead: October 16-19

October is “Sock-tober” at FLE. We collect new socks for Gateway of Hope shelter.

Drivers, be sure to finalize all paperwork for Volunteer Driving. Thank you!

  • Monday – At the park. Please send a small cup or bowl and a spoon for apple sauce. We will also be going on a Story Walk.
  • Tuesday – At the park.  Mushroom hunting and crafting.
  • Wednesday – At FLE.
  • Thursday – At FLE. Pumpkin Patch field trip! Drivers, meet at the classroom at 8:50 AM.  Bring a labeled bag and boots. Earthquake drill and library in the afternoon.
  • Friday – no school for students. Professional Development Day.

 

Leaves

The colours of fall are starting to pop! I hope everyone enjoyed the beautiful weather this Thanksgiving weekend. The Veggie soup turned out delicious and almost everyone enjoyed it! I consider it a win because many wanted seconds!

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The week ahead: October 10-13

For the next five weeks, our class will be joined by Rachaelle Lowden, a UFV Teacher Candidate who is doing her practicum with us. I am sure the students will benefit from Ms. Lowden’s participation.

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Tuesday – At the park. We’ll be learning about leaves and getting creative with them.

  • Wednesday – At the school.
  • Thursday – At the school. Library book exchange. Hats spirit day – students can wear a hat all day if they want to!

*Field trip forms and payment is due Thursday. Please remember to indicate on the form if you can help drive and how many students your car can fit. I will inform the drivers on Friday so they can be sure to complete the Volunteer Driver process in time. Thank you for your help!

  • Friday – At the school. Community Walk on the leafy theme.

*I sent an email about permission to use children’s images on this website and sharing with Mr. K for the school newsletter. I received no feedback. Just wanted to check in again in case that email didn’t reach you all. Please let me know if you prefer your child to not be in online media.

Thankful

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Examples of our learning activities for Orange Shirt Day and Truth and Reconciliation. I hope everyone enjoyed the long weekend!

 

 

Reminders: If you have not yet paid for the LEAP school fee, or signed and returned the Student Verification forms  (in the brown envelope), please do so this week.

The week ahead: October 3-6

Tuesday – at the park. Apple activities.

Wednesday – At FLE. Field trip notices sent home. Let me know asap if you are available to drive and help supervise. Book fair in the library. We will not be visiting during school hours, but please feel free to take your child before or after school or during lunch break (11:35-12:08). 

Thursday – At FLE. Book fair in the library…no book exchanges this week. Making a Veggie Soup – please send one cup of chopped vegetable for your child to add in the soup, and a small bowl/cup and spoon to taste the soup.

Friday – No school for students. School Improvement Day. (LEAP teachers renewing first aid training)

Happy Thanksgiving! See you Tuesday at the park!

 

 

 

Hello Fall

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We started our outdoor days with beautiful weather and enjoyed time at the creek, using imagination to play kitchen, make art and dig for treasures. Students also practiced what to do in case they become separated from the group, or if they see a loose dog, a bear or other wildlife.

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The week ahead: September 25-29

  • Monday – at the school due to high wind forecast. We will likely be experiencing rainy, breezy conditions so please dress and pack accordingly. If the wind is considered dangerously strong, we will stay inside the school grounds away from tall trees and branches. If just a bit breezy, we will go for a walk to a community park.
  • Tuesday – at the park. The planned activities include a Storywalk and learning about the signs of the changing seasons.
  • Wednesday – at FLE
  • Thursday – at FLE. Library book exchange.
  • Friday – at FLE. Orange Shirt Day – students can wear orange if they can/would like to. We will have an assembly and then go out for a walk. I plan on reading a story appropriate for the age group about the reasons for wearing orange today. Our focus is how school should be a welcoming, safe place for all children because Every Child Matters!
  • Monday, Oct. 2 – No school. Truth and Reconciliation Day.

 

 

Learning Outside and Full Days!

Kindergarten students practiced walking safely on the sidewalks and crossing streets as a group. We also practiced ways to help nature by walking and picking up garbage. We even found a little tree frog!

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The week ahead: September 18-22

  • Monday & Tuesday – at the park. Please send a tall yogurt container to use for nature activities. It doesn’t need to be labeled.
  • Wednesday – at FLE. Please send the Student Information package back if you haven’t already.
  • Thursday – at FLE. Library book exchange. School Photo Day! LEAP info session 5:30 PM (for families who have not yet attended one and/or new registrations for 2024/25)
  • Friday – at FLE. Terry Fox assembly and Run. Students can donate a $2 (or more!)

Welcome to the Kindergarten class of 2023-2024!

We couldn’t ask for a better start to the year, with sunny warm temperatures and an enthusiastic bunch of new students.

It’s been a pleasure to meet all the families and get to know your children. I am so privileged to be their first school teacher and I will try my best to help them have a successful start. Of course, parents, you are the very first teachers of your children and I look forward to working together as a team.

Please remember to check this webpage weekly, or if you are ever wondering what is going on in the class!

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So far, we’ve been learning school routines and rules, classmates’ names and are now beginning a unit on Feelings & Emotions.

The week ahead: September 11-15

 

  • Mon-Wed – gradual entry schedule – snack only
  • Thursday – gradual entry schedule – snack and lunch. Meet the Teacher evening (I will not be attending)
  • Friday – last day of gradual entry schedule – snack and lunch. We will be joining in a school assembly and going on a short walk.
  • Monday, September 18 – ready or not, here we go! First full day outdoors at the park!

Check the calendar that I will send home for park locations, as I do not post locations on the website for privacy.