- Pop library books into the return bin by Tuesday morning.
- December Scholastic orders were due Friday, Nov. 30 so they will (hopefully- Canada Post has rotating strikes) be here before the holiday break. If you are placing an order that will be a gift, please let me know and I will deliver it right to you.
- Report cards came home with your child today. Please keep the report, sign the envelope and return it to me to be reused for the next reporting period. Of course if you have any questions or concerns, please come and see me.
- PAC has a pizza lunch on Friday, Dec. 7. Orders are due to the office by Monday, Dec. 3.
- Monday, Dec. 3 is an NI Day so Team Awesome will be staying home to rest up for our last big push before holidays.
- December Family Projects are due Tuesday, Dec. 4 or when they are finished.
- Items for our class sponsored PAC Raffle Basket are due Friday, Dec. 14. Our class basket theme is Baking.
- All library books are due Monday, Dec. 17.
- We have a Winter Concert dress rehearsal the afternoon of Wednesday, Dec. 19.
- Our Winter Concert is Thursday, Dec. 20 at 1:00 and 6:00. More info to come.
- Friday, Dec. 21 is PJ Day and we will be participating in multi-age Christmas activities and other festivities throughout the day.
- Please send a set of headphones for your child to use with our iPads.
- Our sight words for December are: but, friend, give, in, good, look, up, want, see. Please feel free to practice them at home. We will practice them regularly in class.
- Please practice zipping up coats and putting on gloves and mittens at home.
- BEST monthly newsletter can be found here.
- Thank you to Gavin and his family for the donations to our classroom library.
Salvation Army Food Drive
As we have in the past, BEST will be supporting the Salvation Army Food Drive. We will be accepting nonperishable food donations either in the decorated boxes at the office or in our classrooms. We will be collecting donations from Tuesday, Dec. 4 to Friday, Dec. 14. Thank you for your contributions.
Do Pumpkins Sink or Float?
The Annual Santa Claus Parade, presented by Thompson Rivers University (TRU), returns Saturday November 24th and Downtown Kamloops would like to invite you to join the biggest outdoor celebration of the winter season!
10:30AM - Wake-Up Santa 11:00AM - Parade
PARADE THEME: Retro Rockin' Christmas
ROUTE: Parade starts in Downtown Kamloops at 2nd Ave & St. Paul Street, runs down 2nd Avenue to Victoria Street and along Victoria Street ending at 6th Avenue.
**Please note: There are NO spectators allowed in the 600 block of Victoria Street, Santa stops at 6th Ave and turns left**
PARKING: Downtown Kamloops would like to encourage parade spectators to take public transit or carpool to the event. Downtown parkades (located on Seymour & Lansdowne Street) are free of charge on weekends.
Mazes & Labyrinths
After experiencing the corn maze on the pumpkin patch field trip, some of the children became fascinated by mazes. They wanted to draw them and solve them and talk about them. So Mrs. Farber and I did a quick lesson on mazes and labyrinths then took the children outside and they built their own mazes. Some were more successful than others but everyone had a great time using what was available and creating their own maze.
Letters To Santa
It's that time of year again! Canada Post would like to send your child a letter from Santa but they have to write to him first. According to Santa’s CPE (Chief Postal Elf), Holly T. Elf, there are three golden rules in sending a letter to Santa:
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What an awesome opportunity to write for real life, which enables the children to launch out and explore new opportunities for their emerging writing skills. So break out the special paper, the pens, pencils and markers and encourage your child to practice their literacy skills and write a letter to Santa soon! And how exciting to get a personalized letter back!
Mrs. Bowden &