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Mr Eby and Mrs Boyd's Class


Mr Eby And Mrs Boyd's JK/SK Class


Thank You for a Wonderful Year!

       Well another year has come and gone. It went by quicker than any of us expected. We are very proud of our students and wanted to thank the parents for all their support. We realize how important your children are, and how privileged we are to share this brief time in their lives with you. This summer remember to read regularly, but also remember to have lots of fun and wonder. They grow up too fast. We will miss our grade one friends, but they will be in good hands. Our new SK’s are excited to help out with the little ones next year. Having supportive parents makes our job easier and a lot more fun. Thank you so very much!

                              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.

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/ Out for remainder of 2016/2017 school year)

May 29 Last Pizza Day
June 1st Celebration of Learning (you are invited!!!) 2:15pm
June 2nd PA Day (no school for kids)
June 9th Teddy Bear Picnic-bring a stuffy and a beach towel. We will have lunch outside.
June 12th Last day for library (please look around for lost books)
June 13th Scholastic due
June 16th Snuggle up and Read (Your invited) 2:15pm
June 23 Unbirthday (let us celebrate all our summer birthdays)
June 28th  Outdoor Fun (Bring change of clothes and towel
June 29th Camp Day (and the last day of school) wear red and white.
June 30th 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

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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