We had a lot of Hallowe’en fun this week with our Kindergarten children!
We worked hard to keep our activities and crafts in line with COVID-19 restrictions. The children have been diligently washing their hands before, during and after Centre time. We were pleased that during Art, and for crafts, all children can use individual paintbrushes and pastels. And our classroom parents really supported us in providing special Hallowe’en snacks for their own children in the afternoon. It was a lot of organisation for our parents on Friday (costumes, regular snack and lunch, special snack, library books) and we thank everyone so much for their efforts. We will get through this together as we are all in it together.
We finished our cute spooky bats which the children brought home with them for the weekend.
We painted beautiful jack-o-lanterns, inspired by Patti Palmer and her amazing website for teachers and parents, Deep Space Sparkle.
We tried a new craft this year, project Candy Corn, which was great fun, using cut tissue squares (developing good fine motor skills as the children had to separate the squares and glue them on individually) and a candy corn template. We topped the candy corn with Sparkle Mod Podge and crystal glitter for a beautiful finish (more glitter = more fun).
The children dressed up in their best Hallowe’en costumes (oh so cute!) and everyone brought their own special snack for a treat while we watched “Room on the Broom,” from the book Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson. Did you know that “Room on the Broom” won an International Emmy Award in 2013 for Kids: Animation? This movie is recommended for children 3-7 years old. It is absolutely delightful, voiced by a stellar British cast.
The excitement of Hallowe’en is always followed by a more sombre time, as we prepare for Remembrance Day at school. Our focus will be on peace, and what peace means for each of us on a personal level. We will also talk about the poppy and its significance, and what it means to be a Canadian.
Upcoming Events and Reminders
Please return your October Homework Calendar. November Homework Calendars were sent home last week.
Monday, November 3: Photo Retakes – please advise your teacher if your child is having a photo retake so we do not miss anyone.
Wednesday, November 11: Remembrance Day: school is not in session