We packed a lot in this week, beginning with our painted pumpkins. Look! Aren’t these fun? We painted these last week, colour mixing a palette of yellow, orange and red. After cutting out the pumpkins, the children worked in small groups to add the facial features. Each jack-o-lantern is as special and unique as each of our children.
On Wednesday, we were off to the Ridgeview Halloween Parade and Assembly. After Mrs. Brady collected Grades 1-3, Kindergarten took over the lead of the Parade and led everyone through the Intermediate classrooms. We were greeted with waves and smiles as we all walked down the hallway. Thank you to all of our parents who were there to support us!
Somehow in between the Hallowe’en festivities, we were able to squeeze in some beautiful work on the letter F and made these sweet “f is for flower” crafts for your alphabet wall.
We do a lot of fine motor work in Kindergarten. We’re printing, cutting, pasting, drawing and colouring almost every day. We’re manipulating small pieces in Math Treasure Boxes, building with Lego and Playmobil and gluing on googly eyes and beads. The children are getting stronger and more capable as the weeks go on. So we thought it might be a fun challenge to make these little owls.
Using pattern templates, the children cut out every single piece and glued it on to create these little birds. Haven’t they done a marvelous job? Shapes of every size and kind, from ovals, circles to triangles were cut out and carefully pieced together. We were so proud of the children’s excellent listening and ability to focus on, and follow, teacher directions.
We had the perfect cap off to our week and saw our Grade 7 Big Buddies to make peace doves. We will be using these to decorate our classrooms and the gym for next week’s Remembrance Day Assembly for Ridgeview students. We are collecting money for the poppies which will be given out next Friday.
Upcoming Events and Reminders
Save the Date: Our Christmas Concert will take place on Thursday, December 13. We will have a matinee and an evening performance. There will be much more information to follow on our children’s costumes.
We’re starting our new theme for Sharing and Special Helper, “All About Me.” Please help your child to find three objects that tell something about him- or herself. It would also be so helpful if you make a few notes for your child about the significance of the objects and include that in the bag. We’re looking to see the children develop more confidence in speaking aloud, so you may want to practise a little bit at home.
October Homework calendars are due now.
We are continuing to collect non-perishable food for our sister school, Grandview Elementary in Vancouver.
We are also collecting Hallowe’en candy for our Christmas Cracker project. These candy gifts will be donated to a variety of charitable organisations.
Monday, November 5 is Library Book Exchange. Please bring your book back to school.
Friday, November 9 Scholastic Book orders are due.