This Week in Our Room, November 16-20, 2015

FullSizeRender-7We had a super successful Popcorn Day!  Thank you so much for supporting the Grade 7 Grad Committee.

Here is a blog post we wrote last year about Popcorn Day and self-regulation.

Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Ridgeview Library!  We just found out this week at Library. This is a very fun event for students, and parents looking to get ahead on their Christmas shopping.  We sent home the Scholastic Brochure this week.  The brochure has the raffle ticket coupon on the back so pleasure encourage your child to fill it in and drop it in the raffle box when you visit the Book Fair.

The Book Fair begins Monday, November 30 and runs until Friday, December 4.  Times are before school, recess, lunch and after school.  An official schedule will be out soon.  Mrs. Kennedy, our Teacher-Librarian, is looking for parent volunteers to run the cash desk (and tidy up the books following each opening) so here is a great way to help and and be part of our school community!

Kindergarten students will have an opportunity to visit the Book Fair with their teachers on their Library Day.  However, any purchases by our students need to be made with their parents so please plan a day and time so your children will know when they get to look and possibly buy.

We had fresh carrots this week for a snack as our school is part of the BC Schools Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program.

As part of our Natural World studies in Science, we are learning about bears as part of our local animals in our area.  This week we also kicked off our Bears in Literature with the book, Corduroy by Don Freeman.  We will follow up with a booklist of our favourite Bear books in the coming weeks.  Mrs. Kennedy, our Teacher-Librarian, is also teaching us the meaning of the Bear according to the First People’s culture.

We have many children with stuffy noses, colds and coughs.  Please review with your children how to blow their nose (and washing hands promptly afterwards) and coughing into their elbow.  We’re trying very hard to manage the germ spread in our classes.  We have so many fun and exciting things upcoming we don’t want anyone to get sick.

Upcoming Events and Reminders

Wednesday, November 25:  Elmer the Safety Elephants visits the Kindergarten

Friday, November 27:  District Professional Day (school is not in session for students)

Monday, November 30-Friday, December 4:  Scholastic Book Fair in the Library

Wednesday, December 2:  Christmas Cracker Craft Event with our Buddies

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