Hooo’s ready for the Christmas concert?

PXL_20231207_203508347Music teacher Mrs. Evans is always ready for a laugh. Even when preparing 300+ students for a concert!

The students’ ‘stained glass’ winter art projects look amazing!

One of our class teams won the Kindergarten division of the Principal’s Cup floor hockey tournament! Congratulations to all our great players and cheerers and a big thank you to the parent helpers! During the hockey games, teachers collaborated on creating materials for literacy activities. It’s ‘game on’ for learning letters and phonics!

The week ahead: December 11-15

A busy week ahead with learning about owls, being ‘waste-wise’, and Christmas concerts.

  • Monday – at FLE. Spotted Owl presentation. Northern Spotted Owl Breeding Program logo depicting an owl with another smaller owl inside it in brown.
  • Tuesday – at FLE. Concert Dress Rehearsal.
  • Wednesday – at FLE. Fun lunch and Holiday Spirit Wear day.
  • Thursday – at FLE. Please return all library books for winter hibernation. No book exchanges until January. Christmas concert 12:30 and 5:30 PM. We hope you can all attend!
  • Friday – at FLE. LEPS Waste Warriors Presentation.
  • Sunday – I hope to see some of you at the FLE night Giants Game

 

President’s Cup

This week we’ll begin Christmas crafts and activities. We also get to participate in the Principal’s Cup Floor Hockey tournament. It should be a lot of fun!

We are at the school each day until January now. In January we’ll return to the same park we’ve been at.

December 4 to 8

  • Monday – Principal’s cup. Report cards issued on MyEdBC.
  • Tuesday – Principal’s cup
  • Wednesday – Music, Fire Drill
  • Thursday – Library, Principal’s cup
  • Friday – Principal’s cup Final

Another sunny week in November!

I hoped to be recovered but I am still battling this bug. I hope to be back Tuesday as we had planned a marshmallow roast for the last park day until January.

Monday, Nov. 27 – at Fort Langley Elementary (K only)

Tuesday, Nov. 28 – hoping for the park! I will update by email.

Wednesday, Nov. 29 – at FLE

Thursday, Nov. 30 – at FLE

Friday, Dec. 1 – at FLE. Community Walk.

Salmon again

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Everyone enjoyed the hip hop dancing lessons, especially practicing their ‘stinky cheese face’.

The salmon program was rescheduled due to illness, so we look forward to more learning about them this week.

The week ahead: Nov. 20-24

  • Monday – At the school. A TOC will be there to teach since I am sick.
  • Tuesday – At the park.
  • Wednesday – At FLE. Lockdown drill.
  • Thursday – At FLE. Rainbow Day (we are all encouraged to wear colours of the rainbow). Fun lunch. Library.
  • Friday – At FLE. No walk due to Salmon Forest workshop with LEPS.

 

Salmon Spawning Time

I am so proud of my students’ respectful behaviour through the long assembly. A special recognition to Leon and Avery for placing our class wreath. Remembrance Day themes are a lot to process for young minds but important with all the conflicts that continue around the world today.

We sure had a lot of fun at Brae Island this week! I think we all will remember forever the close up experience with a huge chum salmon.

More learning and playing :

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  • Learning about bats with Danielle from BC Bats.
  • STEM play with sand and water.
  • All aboard the pretend boat!
  • Making 5 with nature materials.

The week ahead: Nov. 14-17

This week we begin a new round of sharing for ‘special helpers’. The theme is Family Traditions. When it is your child’s turn, they will bring home a reminder notice. Please help them prepare something to show and tell about a family tradition the next day – it could be Christmas-themed or something else. We will share on indoor and outdoor days. In the past, most students bring a drawing, small object, storybook, or photo to help them talk about their tradition. If you would like to join in to share food or anything else special and need a few days to plan ahead, please let me know and we will schedule a convenient day. We look forward to learning about each other’s culture and family traditions!

  • Monday – holiday
  • Tuesday – at the park. Salmon Forest program with Langley Environmental Partners Society. (cost included with the LEAP Academy Fee)
  • Wednesday – At FLE. Jess Dance (hip hop workshop)
  • Thursday – At FLE. Jess Dance and library book exchange.
  • Friday – At FLE. Community Walk to look for lichen and other natural gifts from the wind storm.

Peaceful week

PXL_20231103_160755407Students are completing their math unit on patterns and their eyes are finding patterns everywhere!

We had a fun, busy week with Halloween activities and our final day at the park with flashlight reading and roasting. I’ll miss the beautiful rocky creeks and the resident owl.

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The week ahead: November 6-10

This week, we begin learning about Remembrance Day. We’ll be reciting a poem at the assembly on Thursday. Leading up to this, students will be guided to reflect on what the poppy symbolizes and what peace means to them. We are also lucky to have a bat expert coming to teach us more about local bats!

  • Monday – at the new park.
  • Tuesday – at the park.
  • Wednesday – at FLE. Walk to the cenotaph with K classes.
  • Thursday – at FLE. Remembrance Day Assembly, Library, and Bat workshop.
  • Friday – no school for students (Design and Assessment/Report Card Prep Day)
  • Monday – Holiday for Remembrance Day

Have a wonderful long weekend! See you all Tuesday, Nov. 14

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

PXL_20231010_205920701 PXL_20231010_173649938Making ‘Wombat Stew’ and going on a leaf hunt were fun ways to learn in the rain last week. We’ll be finding more ways to enjoy the drizzly weather this week, like making and eating apple sauce and going on a mushroom hunt!

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.