Mr Eby And Mrs Boyd's JK/SK Class
Happy St. Patrick's Day
This month the students get a much needed break. Remember it's a great time to take a rest and snuggle up with a good book together. First term reports went home last month. If you have not sent back the parental/guardian portion please do so ASAP. For some students, it was their first report cards. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact us at the school. There are no formal meetings after this report, but we are always available to discuss a child's progress or parental concerns.
March 3rd is beach Day. Wear sunglasses, a hat, bright colours, and maybe bring a towel. We will still be going outside. So if you wear shorts or a t-shirt please wear something warm underneath.
Ash Wednesday is this month and it will start our conversations about Easter. Although the kindergarten religion program is aimed at children their age, they may have questions. It is a great idea to discuss the Easter story at home and answer any questions they have about Jesus, death and resurrection.
Mrs Boyd and Mr Eby
Our school has challenged our students to bring items from their house that they no longer need to school. This can be books, clothes, or toys (no stuffies please). We will then donate them to people in need at the end of lent.
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.
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Mon and Thurs Pizza Day
Wed Hot Dog day
Reading folder sent back to school every Tuesday
Library day Mondays
Milk Available everyday $1
(as supplies are available)
February 28 Pancake Tuesday
March 1st Ash Wednesday
March 3 Beach Day
March 9 Scholastic Due.
March 13-17 March break
March 17 St. Patrick's Day
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.
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!
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?
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?
WRITE THE ROOM
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?