Mr Eby and Mrs Boyd's Class

Mr Eby And Mrs Boyd's JK/SK Class


Attention: As of this Friday Milk orders will be done for the year.

May the 4th Be With You

We have a very busy month ahead of us. We have started to really look at numbers in our class. The next time you go out point out some of the numbers you see to the kids.Talk about what number you see and what it is being used for. As the weather gets warm many students are wearing new clothes. Please make sure your child is ready for laces before sending them. When they get wet they untie a lot and with 30 students it takes a lot of our day tying up laces that can be better spent on literacy activities. If they cannot tie them themselves look at springy laces or stay with velcroe shoes. As always please label sweaters and hats as they do not stay on them for very long and they still forget what they brought each day.

On May 10th is our kindergarten open house at 6pm. If you know anybody who is considering St Noel for their student next year please pass on the date and time. On May 31st is our yearly celebration of learning. Our school tradition is to invite parents to the gym. Each class will perform and all the kindergartens will perform together. We then watch a slide show showing some of the fun things we have done this year. The celebration is inclusive to both year one and year two students. It will start at 9:45am. Doors will open at 9:30. Please mark it on your calander.

Mrs Boyd and Mr Eby

Notice: Milk is no longer available. Please send $1 in if you would like your child to have milk or chocolate milk for lunch. Please put it in a plastic bag in their mailbag as we do not check their lunches in the morning and milk is ordered at 9:30. Please label it with your childs name and if you would like them to have white or chocolate. Note Milk Orderes are done for 2017-2018

Sight Words
Here are a few activities you can do to help your child learn their sight words.

-use magnetic letters to spell on a cookie sheet.
-scavenger hunt for words in books, magazines and newspapers.
-print words with sidewalk chalk
-make words with sticker letters or coloured tape
-use dry erase markers and white boards to write them.
-trace them in glitter glue, play dough or wikki sticks.
-put craft sand or shaving cream on a plate and write them with your finger.
-jump, hop or clap each letter.
-write the words on sticky notes and hide them around the house. Play hide and go seek.

Urgent Notice!!

PLEASE PUT NAMES ON ALL SCHOOL ITEMS!!! This includes Tupperware and snack, sweatshirts, shoes and jackets. We had 3 tupperware containers and 8 sweaters that are going to the big lost and found this week. The kids cannot identify them. We realize that we are nagging a bit, but clothing is expensive and we feel bad when a sweater is left unclaimed. Often kids forget what they were wearing by the afternoon and many parents shop at the same stores (there is no way to tell the clothing apart). When winter comes it will be chaos if we don’t know what belongs to whom. Thanks for your understanding and your LABELLING.

Have Questions About Parenting?
Positive Parenting Program!
The website is a great resource for any questions or concerns that you may have. All families have challenges. Raising children is not an easy thing to do. Check out the website for some tips, questions and great resources for helping a parent or addressing topics that are difficult with your kids (i.e. death, divorce, drugs, bullying).

Important Dates

Wed Hot Dog day (all of May)
Reading folder sent back to school every Monday
Library day Tuesdays
Milk no longer available

May 14 Scholastic Due
May 21 Victoria Day No school
May 7-11 Catholic Education week
May 10 Information night for new Kindergarten students (2018-2019)
May 31 Celebration of Learning (9:45am)
June 15 Trip to Cineplex Collingwood (more details to follow)
June 1 (PA Day)No school for students

Centre Spotlight

Art Centre
Our class has created an open ended organic art centre. I am asking for any donations of items that the students could use to make art pieces. Ideal items are toilet paper rolls, masking tape, coloured paper, glitter, feathers, glue sticks, old wall paper, material, yarn, or anything else collecting dust that you do not need. Thanks

The Kinder Garden
We have built 3 gardens for our kindergarten classes. Students will take Science learning outside. We will learn about plants by planting seeds, growing plants, and harvesting veggies and flowers. Thank you to our community friends, Wasaga Beach Home Hardware, Joe Donato Construction, St. Noel Parent Council, and Owen Sign Craft for all their help.

Kinder Garden

Writing Centre

At our writing centre children are encouraged to explore writing. There are different markers, pencils, crayons, tools, and a variety of cool paper. We have decorated a window and always have a variety of seasonal words to help provoke their thinking. 


Moose Monday

Every Monday Mr. Moose visits our class. Moose is new to our school and is very shy. When students write a letter to Moose and put it in his mail box, he writes back. Students then bring the letter home to share with their families. Students experiment with writing and practise writing their names (How else could Moose return their letters?)

As the year goes by the letters become more personal as he answers their questions and shares new stories. Have you seen a Moose letter? Ask your child today!

Mr. Moose

Science Centre
Students love the Science Centre because its interactive and provides open ended opportunities to discover and explore. The science centre changes through the school year to reflect student interests, seasons, and class themes. Rotating the items in the centre keeps the children engaged and keeps the Science Centre new and fresh. There are always new items to explore using our senses. 

Items are labelled with words and pictures and sorted into bins that explain how the children are to use them. There is another bin that provides Science themed books that they can take and read. Whether it's smelling smell bottles, observing discovery bottles, playing with magnets, or feeling different textures kids love to visit the Science Centre.
Has your child been to the Science Centre lately? 

Science Centre

Drama/Imagination Centre
Throughout the year the Drama Centre changes. It becomes a Church, Santa's Workshop, Tim Hortons, A house, A Post Office and many other locations. Students enter to engage in dramatic play. Dramatic play is more than just fun. It is also educational.

Dramatic play remains an integral part of a child's education by allowing children to develop their skills in many different areas such as abstract thinking, literacy, math, co-operative play and spoken language.

What did you child pretend to be today?

Imagination Centre

Students have so much fun looking for words all over the classroom. We have a set of theme words and picture cards that we have hidden (often in plain sight). Students take a worksheet, pencil and clipboard and have to find each word. After they find each word they write it on the worksheet. When they have completed the worksheet they return to show the teacher.

Which words did they find today?

Write Room