A holiday post from us would not be complete without a booklist. Here’s the best of what we’re reading to the Kindergarten for Hallowe’en.
- Franklin’s Hallowe’en (Paulette Bourgeois and Brenda Clark)
- The Fierce Yellow Pumpkin (Margaret Wise Brown and Richard Egielski)
- Harriet’s Hallowe’en Candy (Nancy Carlson)
- Ten Little Beasties (Rebecca Emberley and Ed Emberley)
- Seed, Sprout, Pumpkin, Pie (Jill Esbaum)
- A Day at the Pumpkin Patch (Megan Faulkner and Adam Krawesky)
- The Pumpkin Book (Gail Gibbons)
- It’s Pumpkin Time (Zoe Hall and Sheri Halpern)
- The Littlest Pumpkin (R.A. Herman and Betina Ogden)
- Little Goblins Ten (Pamela Jane and Jane Manning)
- The Biggest Pumpkin Ever (Steven Kroll)
- From Seed to Pumpkin (Wendy Pfeffer and James Graham Hale)
- 10 Trick-or-Treaters (Janet Schulman and Linda Davick)
- Big Pumpkin (Erica Silverman and S.D. Schindler)
- One Spooky Night (Kate Stone)
- Too Many Pumpkins (Linda White and Megan Lloyd)
- The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything (Linda Williams and Megan Lloyd)
- The Pumpkin Blanket (Deborah Turney Zagwyn)
With everything that’s been going on for Hallowe’en, we did not work on our next letter, “F.” We will be back to working on the alphabet next week.
Both of our classrooms had the protective film on our windows replaced this week. It helps to reduce the light and glare off of our whiteboards which can make it difficult to see when the sun is shining really brightly.
We sent home the November homework calendar. Please bring back October’s homework calendar next week for a sticker.
We had a really fun and exciting time at our Hallowe’en Centres party on Wednesday! First of all, we must say a big “thank you so very much” to the parent volunteers who helped to make this special event possible. The children had a truly enjoyable morning making their bat craft and decorating their spider cupcakes, creating a Hallowe’en Math pattern, sculpting with play dough and drawing in their Hallowe’en colouring books.
The Kindergarten led the way through our school hallways as we led the Primary students in our costume parade. Thank you so much for helping your child to prepare for our fun day! The children all looked so wonderful.
During our Assembly, we sang Hallowe’en songs and reviewed the safety rules for trick-or-treating:
- Light your way-make sure you can be seen.
- Let’s talk about the route-be certain you know where you are going.
- Don’t touch that-if you don’t know what it is, back away.
- Follow the rules of the road-walk on the sidewalk and wear reflectors if necessary.
- Don’t run-walk carefully so you don’t trip on your costume.
- Get home safely, stay together-being safe is the most important part of the Hallowe’en night!
Well, Hallowe’en celebrations are finished at school for another year. We wish everyone a safe and happy Hallowe’en!
Upcoming Next Week:
Library Day for Division 15 is Monday, and Library Day for Division 16 is Tuesday.
We’re looking forward to seeing our Grade 7 Buddies next week and getting started on our Peace Doves and other art projects for Remembrance Day.
Dates and Reminders:
Wednesday, November 11 is Remembrance Day. School is not in session.