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December 5-9 December 4, 2016

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Our break is getting closer, but still lots of learning to happen between now and then! Here’s what’s up for this week:

Since last week was a bit unexpected with the storm day, we will be doing the letter U this week as well as the letter V. Our sight words will remain the same: it, is. We will also keep Dan the Flying Man as our big book for the week.

In math we will continue to explore with patterns and we will expand that into our science area as well.

Upcoming Dates to Remember:

-December 15: bowling in the morning. More information on this to come out later in the week.

-December 22: Last day of classes for 2016. School will resume on January 4th. We will be having a class party on the 22nd, and I am pretty sure there are some plans to make those last four days of school a little extra special.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, let me know!

Mrs .Marshall

 

Nov. 28-Dec. 1 November 28, 2016

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Hey Parents!

I just realized I didn’t get the blog updated last week, sorry for that! Here’s what is going on in KD this week:

Letters for the week are L and U

Sight words are is, it

Our big book is Dan the Flying Man

We will continue talking about transportation and maps.

In math we will be investigating patterns even further.

Now that winter weather is here, I just want to remind you to dress your child appropriately for the weather. It may be helpful to send in an extra pair of mitts as well as socks. We had some wet feet today!

Also remember- Friday is a Professional Development day, so there will be no school.

Keep an eye on the blog page as I hope to be uploading some pictures throughout the week!

As always, if you have any questions, please let me know!

Mrs. Marshall

 

November 14-20 November 15, 2016

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Sorry for the late update parents! I wanted to touch base with the kids yesterday before I did an update, but then I didn’t get to this. Here goes:

This week we will talk and learn and do:

-Patterns

-Maps

-Transportation

-Writing

-Letters N, M

-Sight words: Go, To

Please remember there is no school on Friday due to Parent/Teacher interviews. I look forward to seeing everyone. Report Cards will go home on Wednesday, so if you have any questions about them, we will have a  chance to discuss them when we meet.

Other than that, it’s a fairly typical week!

Mrs. Marshall

 

November 7-11 November 6, 2016

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This coming week will be a different one, I hope you will bear with us! Just a reminder that there will be school Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday this week. No school on Wednesday as the teachers in the Charlottetown Rural family of schools (that’s us) have a Professional Development Day, and no school on Friday in honour of Remembrance Day.

On Monday, Parent Teacher interview slips will be sent home. If the time scheduled does not suit, please let me know and we can work out a time that will. As a side note, Learning Reports will go home the day before Interviews.

Now to this coming week! We will be reading books about Canada, Remembrance Day, and Peace. Our letter will be the letter R and we will be reviewing all of the sight words covered so far this term: see, can, the, and, do.

In Math we will begin a study of patterns.

Early closure forms were sent home last week. If you have not returned it, please do so as soon as possible. When schools have to close unexpectedly during the day we need to have that information.

Have a great week!

Mrs. Marshall

 

October 31-Nov 4 October 31, 2016

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We survived our first Halloween at school! The kids did great, they were actually pretty mellow. I offered to let them wear their costumes longer and they were all pretty indifferent to the matter. Don’t worry though, we didn’t have too much sugar! Thanks to Liam, Peyton, Braydon and Bryce’s moms for providing our treats today! And a special thanks to Enula’s mother for the October play dough and Peyton’s mother for the November play dough!

 

We had a brief introduction to some pre-reading and writing, and we should all have brought a book home called I See Halloween.

We spoke about the importance of pointing at the words we read, and we stretched the word pumpkin out and wrote down the sounds we hear. Both are important skills that will be needed as the kindergarten year progresses.

For the rest of the week, here’s what’s planned:

Learning the sight word Do, the letters P and B

Our book is: See What I Can Do (it’s a book that utilizes the sight words we’ve learned so far- a great way to reinforce our sight words as well as show the importance in our reading).

We have been obsessed with maps lately, so I will be adding some fun mapping activities to our centres as well. In Math we will finish up our look at numbers to 5. Next week we will begin looking at patterns.

 

As always, if you have any questions, let me know!

Mrs. Marshall

 

Changing Colors October 25, 2016

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Dear Moms and Dads,

We made a slide show about our book this week called Changing Colors. First we made signs that told what color the leaves were. Then some of us held up the signs and some of us held the colored leaves. Then we acted out the story by throwing the leaves into a pile. At the end we all jumped in. Mrs. Marshall took our pictures while we did this and put it on a slide show. We wanted to share that slide show with you!

Enjoy!

changing-colors

 

October 24-26 October 24, 2016

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Reminder that this is a short week, only Monday-Wednesday due to the PEITF fall conference on Thursday and Friday. Even though it’s short, we have good stuff to do:

Book: Changing Colours

Letter: D

Sight words can, see, the, and

Math: numbers to 5

Special Notes:

Parent/Teacher interviews are coming up. Please be looking for the form in your child’s homework bag. If the time assigned doesn’t work for you and your family, please let me know as soon as possible and we can change it.

WIFI: our school will be switching over to WIFI around the time of Parent/Teacher interviews. Because of the transition, we will not have access to technology/internet on one of those days. More information will follow.

Halloween: We will be having our Halloween Party during the second part of our morning (10:45-12:15). Please send your child’s costume with them and we will change right after recess. We will change back to our regular clothes just before the second recess. We have Phys. Ed. in the afternoon that day.

Pictures from last week:

A giant water beetle came to visit last week. We let him go far away from the school!

We spent a lot of time exploring pumpkins. We learned that they float and that they have up to 200 seeds inside of them! We painted with the “meat” of the pumpkin.

We took notes of what we learned on Friday. F is for Feet and E is for Egg. We built bridges and we made masks. In November we will begin a unit based on the works of Mo Willems.

 

20160803_164014.jpg This picture was taken this summer when the Cubs beat the Marlins at Wrigley. #FlyTheW

In case you missed it, the Chicago Cubs are playing in the World Series for the first time in 71 years. Yes, there were tears shed at my house on Saturday night!!!

Have a great week! Tuesday is Game 1!

Mrs. Marshall