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Mr Eby and Mrs Boyd's Class


Mr Eby And Mrs Boyd's JK/SK Class

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Welcome Back Everyone!

Now it is time to take our first steps on our 2017-2018 Journey. A special welcome goes out to our new students and parents. We loved meeting our jk friends at our open house and look forward to getting to know you better. Students will be bringing their mailbags home on their first day. Please send these back to school everyday and check them every night. We place notes and children's important work they love to share with you inside. We also check them every day for notes and milk money. Remember to place any money in a bag and label what it is for.
Next week we will send home Scholastic Order forms. When you buy books for your child from scholastic they send our class free books. We look forward to seeing everyone at the school BBQ on September 28th. Lastly please remember to notify the office in writing if there are any changes to your child's dismissal routine. If you are picking them up early from school they need to be signed out at the office. Usually students are picked up at the gate at 3pm. It really helps the office if you can avoid signing them out after 2:30. The office can become very congested at the end of the day and it can sometimes take awhile to get a new kindergarten class ready for home.       
                              God Bless,

                                     Mr Eby and Mrs Boyd


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 www.Triplepontario.ca 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
Reading folder sent back to school every Tuesday
Library day Mondays
Milk Available everyday $1
(as supplies are available/first shipment still yet to arrive).

September 20th Scholastic due
September 27th Terry Fox Day
September 28th Meet the Teacher BBQ 4:30pm
September 29th PA DAY (No school for students)
Pizza Forms are due Sept 27th.

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

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

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?

Write Room


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