- Don't forget to send library books back for exchange by Tuesday.
- Report cards went home with your child today. Keep the report but please sign and return the brown envelope so it can be used for the next reporting period. Please contact me if you have any questions.
- Monday, Dec. 2 is an N.I. day so Team Awesome gets a long weekend to rest up for the last big push to winter holidays.
- The BEST PAC will run a Christmas store on Thursday, Dec. 5 and Friday, Dec. 6. Check out the posters around the school and the notices that went home.
- December Family Projects are due Thursday, Dec. 5 or when they are finished.
- Friday, Dec. 6 is a Fresh Air Friday. Please dress your child for playing at the river.
- Items for our class sponsored PAC Raffle Basket are due Friday, Dec. 13. Our class basket theme is Chocolate.
- Skating permission forms for January went home this week and are due back by Dec. 13. Please join us at MacArthur Arena on Thursday, Jan. 9 and 16.
- January hot lunch orders went home this week and are due to the office by Monday, Dec. 16.
- The PAC is hosting a hot dog lunch on Friday, Jan. 10. Orders are due to the office by Friday, Dec. 20.
- Christmas gift idea? We have scheduled two skating sessions the first two Thursdays of January. If your child does not have skates they are welcome to borrow them from the school but the sizes might be off and they are a kijillion years old so not terribly warm or comfortable. This is a good time to start looking in secondhand shops for something suitable as the school books skating time for all classes every year.
- If you have not already, please send a set of over-the-head earphones in a labelled ziplock bag for your child's iPad use.
- The November sight words are: Dad, at, and, do, from, go, he, she, stop. 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.
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I've been thinking that if the trade-off for a mediocre summer is a long, mild, lovely fall I'll take it. While I heard many complaints about the cooler, cloudy weather over the summer months, I have yet to hear any about the autumn weather. You have to admit it has been gorgeous! And as far as I am concerned it could stay exactly like it is until next spring and we could skip all the frost and snow and slush and ice and mud and boots and snow gear and all that jazz. Realistically, I know that's not going to happen so I'm going to enjoy the last of this weather while its still here and pine for spring.
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.
Your Kids Should Make Their Own Lunches Starting in Third Grade, This Doctor Says Teaching your kids to make their own lunch helps develop planning and problem-solving skills.
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!
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