For those parents who were able to join us on our pumpkin field trip, we would like to say thank you. These sorts of things can't happen without the extra help. And for those that weren't able to come this time, don't worry- we will have other field trips this year and we would love to have you.
Team Awesome enjoyed playing host to you during our Open House. They practiced what to say and do and took their role as host very seriously. Thank you for joining us. If you have any questions, concerns or something you would like to see me about please don't hesitate to call, email or pull me aside for a quick chat.
At the Open house this week I posted some question suggestions for you to initiate conversations with your child while they were showing you our classroom. But school conversations often happen at home so I am going to also post them here as a jumping off point for those conversations outside of our classroom. I'm sure you will think of many others. Ask your child:
What is easy/ hard about school?
What do you like/ dislike about school?
What are you proud of?
What are you still working on?
Which book bin is your favourite? Why?
Which centre is your favourite? Why?
How are you respectful/ responsible/ safe at school?
Can you tell me more about _____?
Tell me about your friends.
Tell me about your classroom jobs.
On Monday or Tuesday we will have a discussion about what Team Awesome can expect on Thursday, 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 Thursday, 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.
We have begun to use our iPads as a tool during literacy centres this week. At this time only two children have brought in headphones. I do have extras but they are cheap earbuds for adults and are uncomfortable for the children to use (and who wants to share something other people have put in their ears?). I am also reluctant for the children to share headphones due to the possibility of lice. A set of over-the-head earphones from the dollar store, in a labelled plastic ziplock bag, for your child's use would be appreciated.
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