This Week in Our Room:  April 11-15, 2016

We finished our badminton sessions this week.  What a wonderful time we had, learning about the equipment, throws, and the body language needed when playing with a partner.  Thank you so much to Coach Anna Rice, for making our first formal experience with badminton such a successful one.  Coach Anna left us with some important words of wisdom as we wound up our day:  “In sports, it’s not about being the best; it’s about doing your best.”  We’re excited to think we may have sparked some future Olympians!

The countdown is on, as we finished the letter “X” this week.  We will be working hard to finish up “Y” in our three day week next week, and then “Z” by the end of April.

FullSizeRender-11We’ve got some surprises planned as we started working on our Mother’s Day project!

We will be sending home an information letter and an overview regarding “Let’s Talk About Touching,” our school district’s program for personal safety for Kindergarten in the next week.  We will be teaching this program during class for our students.

We sent home the school supply order form for Grade One on Friday.  Please complete the form and return it to your teacher; or you may choose to order your child’s school supplies online at the website listed on your form.

We’ve also been learning to use an interesting math app for the ipad, DragonBox, with our Grade 7 Buddies.  Rather than using the abstract symbols of numbers, the program aims to develop a child’s number sense with little characters called “Nooms,” which represent quantities and can be manipulated.

Thank you to everyone who donated Tombola bags for our school’s Mayfair, Saturday, May 7.  The organizers are collecting books for the Book Stall, and you can also donate bottles of wine for the Wine Raffle.  It’s going to be a very exciting event with rides, crafts, games and stalls for shopping.  We know your children will love attending an old-fashioned fair!

Upcoming Events and Reminders

We will have a very short school week as we are in session for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday only.  Thursday, April 21, is a Curriculum Instruction Day and Friday, April 22, is Reading Break.  School is not in session for both of those days.  

Library Book Exchange will be Monday, April 18th for Division 15 and Wednesday, April 20th for Division 16.


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