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June 25-27 June 25, 2018

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Last three days of school!! How exciting!

Here’s what’s going on:

On Monday we will have an “arts and crafts day”. Lots of supplies will be out, and it will be a time to let our creating juices flow!

Tuesday is Pajama Day!

Wednesday (the last day of classes):

-Report cards go home this day. We cannot send them any earlier, so if you will not be here that day, please let me know so we can rearrange the report card delivery.

-Lots of work (and other things) from the year will go home! Pay special attention to the writing portfolio- you’ll be amazed at the progress!

-Lunch is provided on Wednesday! We will be having Papa John’s Pizza for lunch in our class, so please don’t worry about a lunch that day!

If you have any questions, please send me an email!

Ms. Marshall

 

 

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A few little things June 14, 2018

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Hello Parents!

Just a few things for these last few days (Can you believe it? DAYS!) of school:

Remember the field trip next Thursday (Friday is the rain date).

On  the last day of school we will be having a pizza party for lunch. If you were planning to order that day- Don’t! And don’t pack a lunch! What a better way to end the year than with some Pizza, right?

I am sure there will be other notes between now and the last day, so keep an eye out.

Have a great weekend,

Ms. Marshall

 

June 4-8 June 4, 2018

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It’s the first week of June, the beginning of the end! It’s a fun time of year! Last week we finished up looking into 3D shapes. To finish the unit we built a fort with boxes and other 3D objects. Also, if your child told you you were drinking out of a cylinder, that might be my fault, hahaha!

wp-1528073377971..jpgFor the rest of the year we will be working on measurement. We will incorporate this into a mapping unit as well. In literacy we will be firming up the concepts we’ve been working on this year including sight words, letter sounds, and reading strategies. We will also be doing some assessing in both reading and for Fundations.

You may have received a notice about paying school fees. If this is a mistake, please let me know. If not, and you want to pay the fee, please let me know and send the money in ASAP. Otherwise you will be getting a supply list from the school and you will be responsible for buying your child’s supplies for next year.

Glen Stewart Primary School will be hosting a Bike to School Day on the morning of June 7th with a rain date scheduled for June 8th.  We are encouraging the students and families of our community to celebrate this day of active transportation by either biking from the Stratford Town Hall or from home.  Students and families who would like to participate in this day are to meet at the trail that borders Shakespeare Drive slightly before the Stratford Town Hall by 7:45 a.m.   The planned departure time will be at 7:55 a.m.  We are asking parent(s) and/or guardians to accompany their child or children in Kindergarten and Grade 1 on this ride. Grade 2 and 3 students are free to bike without their parent(s) and/or guardian(s) but we encourage everyone in our school community to participate.  Upon arrival students will line up in their grades along the trail with our Grade 3 students taking the lead, followed by our Grade 2’s, Grade 1’s and Kindergarten students. We will also have some volunteers to help chaperone the students on their ride to the school as well.  The Town of Stratford will be providing mini-muffins at the end of the ride in the school gymnasium for those who have participated.  We are also looking for a couple of parent volunteers to help with this day.  If you are interested please contact Chris Meuse at cpmeuse@edu.pe.ca. For cancellation information please check the school Physical Education Blog the morning of the event at glenstewartpe.wordpress.com 

June 21- Field Trip to Kings Castle

June 27- Last day of Kindergarten!!!! Report cards will go home this day. If your child will not be here this day, arrangements can be made to have the report card mailed home. Please do let me know if your child won’t be here so I will know to send their things home early.

Have a great week!

Ms. Marshall

 

May 28, 2018

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Greeting Parents! Today we counted down how many more “Kindergarten days” there were. 22. Twenty-Two. Can you believe it? Only 22 more days! It’s incredible how the time has flown, and how much your children have grown this year. I am so proud to be able to call them “My Kids.” Thank you for that opportunity.

This week in KD we will be observing the plants that we’ve planted, to see how they grow. We will be reading books about seeds, and gardens, and growing things. We will finish up our unit on 3D shapes. Here’s a link to our new favourite song on 3D Shapes:

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I’m sure you’ll be grateful for that one hehehehe!

We will also continue with our reading, our writing, and our Fundations. I just want to reiterate that five minutes a night can make such a huge difference in the way your child retains the information they receive from the day, and to know that both home and school care about what they’re learning can make such a powerful impact!

If you haven’t paid for next years student fees, I would like to encourage you to do so. $40 may seem like a lot of money to pay upfront, but please believe me when I tell you it is a deal! If you don’t have the fee paid by May 31, then you will be responsible for your child’s school supplies in September.

Our field trip is scheduled for June 21, with a rain date of June 22. Kings Castle is a fun day for us all- lots of space to run around, things to climb on, and a walk by the river.

Before closing I’d like to share one more picture with you. Today, I asked the students what they’ve learned in Kindergarten. This is what they had to say:

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There’s some pretty profound things in there. We have some deep thinkers coming out of KD.

 

Ms. Marshall

 

 

May 21-25 May 21, 2018

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Last full of May?? Say What??? I can’t believe it. Nine months of the school year are almost finished, one left to go. It’s amazing to see the growth in your children this year.

We just finished up a study of Octopuses, and we learned so much. We created a bulletin board to share our information with the school, including the song we wrote and the book we wrote about our favourite Octopus facts. It was a fun unit of study for all of us! I wanted to shares some pictures:

 

 

This week we will begin learning about dirt and growing things. We will continue to work on our sight words, reading and writing, and will continue with our 3D shapes. We will certainly not be bored!

Special Notes:

There will be no KINDERGARTEN this Friday as it is the day next years children come to visit. Please note that every other grade does have school that day, only Kindergarten is exempt.

Also, it was pointed out the on the Glen Stewart Newsletter our field trip was scheduled for the 12 of June. This is incorrect. Our trip to Kings Castle will be JUNE 21.

And, finally, if you have not paid your $40 school fee for next year, please do so ASAP.

I think that’s it for the week!

Ms. Marshall

 

 

May 14-20 May 15, 2018

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Hello Parents! I hope everyone is enjoying the sunshine, weren’t we lucky to get such a beautiful weekend? Here’s what’s coming up in KD:

We have been researching Octopuses last week and this. It has been a very interesting activity for us, and we will be writing up a “report” about them, and perhaps, create a song as well. Ask your child something about octopuses, I am sure they can tell you more than a few things!

We are beginning our unit on 3D shapes. This is such a fun unit, it’s probably one of my favourites.

We have introduced all of our sight words for the year. Please keep in mind that we still need to work on these, and any work at home is bonus for your child. This also includes printing/Fundations work. I realize it is a crazy time of year, but I have noticed a big jump in those students who do extra work at home. Five minutes a night does make a difference!

Reading is going well. I have done a simple assessment and I find most of us are right where we need to be. We will continue to work on reading and writing as the year winds down.

Just a few extra notes:

Supply fees are due by May 31. If you do not have this fee paid by this date, you will be responsible to purchase your child’s school supplies. As a parent and a teacher I will say that the $40 fee is actually a very good deal, so I want to encourage you to pay this fee on time. You can pay this either on line or send the money in with your child (I will send home a receipt). If there is an issue you need to discuss personally, please let me know.

-We are getting ready for our end of the year field trip to Kings Castle. If you are interested in joining us you will need a criminal background check on file with the school. I would encourage you to get this as soon as possible. We have a form at the school that can be sent home. Please let me know if you are interested.

Thanks everyone! Looking forward to another exciting week in KD!

Ms. Marshall

 

April 30-May 4 April 27, 2018

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Hi Parents,

Just a few things for this upcoming week.

Please return any unused tickets for the Spring Concert by Monday, and please let me know if you need more for either showing!

I have sent home the list of sight words we have/will be covering this year. I am finding some of us need a bit more practice with both sight words and printing. If you could spend just 5 minutes a night going over these two things, I know it would make a huge improvement in your child’s reading and writing. Thank you!

Remember the Spring Concert is Tuesday!!! They don’t need to wear anything special, but we are singing songs about fish in the sea and wearing fish-type headbands.

There will be no school on Friday as that is our PEITF Annual General Meeting.

If you have been wondering about guided reading, I have stopped sending home books. I find once the time changes and the weather begins to warm up, it becomes more difficult for families to add this in, and books stop coming back to school on time. We are still practicing our reading in the classroom.

Have a great weekend!

Ms. Marshall