Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy day to visit Team Awesome in our classroom last week. They were so excited to have you come and see what we have been up to in Kindergarten. And I was happy to hear that they all enjoy being here. Although they seem content and adjusted while they are in class and engaged in whatever we are learning, sometimes the stories told at home can be slightly different. You are more than welcome to ask your child to show you the 'latest and greatest' projects we are working on any time you pick them up at the end of the day and pull me aside for a quick chat without waiting for an interview if you have questions and concerns.
On Tueday we will have a discussion about what Team Awesome can expect on Wednesday, Oct. 31 and I had better share the details with you before you get a 5 year old's version (which I am sure would include tons of treats in their lunch and a new puppy each). The children are welcome to wear their costumes throughout the day (or not) but no weapons, masks or gore are allowed. Please note that if your child wears their costume all day it probably will not come home in the same shape it came to school in. Please label all costume pieces with names and refrain from sending little bits and pieces/accessories as they are difficult to keep track of and often end up lost. Various Halloween activities will take place throughout Wednesday, including a costume parade, Halloween safety review discussion, rotating stations in mixed K-3 groups between recess and lunch and a dance in the gym at the end of the afternoon. Fun fun fun!!
Please refrain from sending more than 1 Halloween treat to school each day with your child in November. They will be encouraged to eat their healthy food (ie sandwich) before having the treat at lunch.
Learning in Kindergarten is as much about social skills and working with others as it is about ABCS and 123s. Here are a few things you can do at home to support what we are learning in school.
Friday is our visit to the Sunset Farms pumpkin patch (towards the airport) and Team Awesome is very excited. We will be leaving on the bus as close to 9:30 as possible. The weather in the mornings has been damp and chilly so appropriate footwear as we will be exploring through wet long grass and leaves, as well as a heavier coat (with a tissue in the pocket), hat and mittens are suggested. Unfortunately, the farm has called and told us that there are very few large pumpkins and those that are left are rotting BUT there should be enough child-sized pumpkins so we can all choose one to bring back to school. The children must be able to carry their own pumpkin. We will explore the pumpkin patch and corn maze and ride on the tractor wagon and have a snack from our lunch kit before coming back to school by lunch. You are welcome to meet us there if you would like, or there is space on the bus if you are feeling brave. Unfortunately if you bring a preschooler there is a charge. There is also a cost if more than one pumpkin is taken by each child.
Sunset Valley Farms rules:
Pumpkin Patch Rules
Do not kick or throw pumpkins
Do not sit on pumpkins
No running in the pumpkin patch
No rough-play in the pumpkin patch
No smoking in the pumpkin patch
Do not roll pumpkins to your destination. Our pumpkins might look tough, but they are easily bruised and are no good once damaged!
Sorry, no dogs permitted on the property with the exception of service dogs.
Corn Maze Rules
Stay on the trails! No cutting through corn.
Do not touch, pick, or throw corn
No running in the maze
No smoking in the maze
Call for help if you get lost, someone will come lead you out.
Be courteous to others. Rude and disrespectful behaviour to our customers and/or staff will not be tolerated.
Sorry, no dogs permitted on the property with the exception of service dogs
Tractor-Trailer Ride Rules
Stay seated at all times
No smoking on the wagon
Keep hands and feet in wagon at all times
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