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!
Don't you love a spontaneous Friday dance party? So does Team Awesome!
Knowing positional words and terms like over, under, beside, in front of, behind, between, etc. is an important skill for children to have. Not only do they develop spatial awareness — where an object exists in space in relation to themselves — but by practicing this skill they are also learning the fundamentals of early math. Using words in connection with concrete objects and situations helps children develop vocabulary, a process that extends over the entire year. Modeling situations with emphasis on positional words also helps children learn the meanings of the words. Our lesson with Pete the Cat: The Wheels On The Bus was not only fun but accomplished all of these things.
Get cozy in your PJs for this year’s Santa Parade!
The Kamloops Central Business Improvement Association and Thompson Rivers University are excited to announce the return of the 42nd annual Santa Parade on Sunday, November 27, 2022.
This year’s theme is Pyjama Party. EVERYONE is invited to show up in their coziest PJs and join Kamloops’ biggest pyjama party! All participants will be illuminated for the evening parade and encouraged to be in pyjamas as well.
Executive Director Howie Reimer is enthusiastic about building on last year’s success.
“Kamloops loves this event and we want to make sure it’s a cherished time for families and all Kamloopsians. The Pyjama Party theme will add another fun element, and the lights at dusk make the event such a spectacle. We anticipate filling up fast, so register early. Thanks so much to TRU. This event couldn’t happen without their generous community support.”
Thompson Rivers University is thrilled to once again be the title sponsor for the event.
“The holiday season is so important to so many people. It’s a chance for all of us to get together with family and friends, and with each other as community neighbours. Events like the Santa Parade bring people together in celebration,” said Brian Daly, TRU’s Vice-President of University Relations. “All of us at TRU are excited to be part of this event, and we encourage everyone in Kamloops to take part — either as participants or spectators. Truly, there is something here for everyone.”
Time: Parade festivities will begin at 4:10 p.m. on Sunday, November 27th with a special “wake-up Santa,” followed by the parade at 4:30 p.m.
Location: Starting at 2nd Ave & St. Paul Street, down 2nd Avenue to Victoria Street and along Victoria Street ending at 6th Avenue
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 we did a quick lesson on mazes and labyrinths, drew our blueprints and then went outside so we could built our own mazes. Some were more successful than others but everyone had a great time using what was available and creating their own maze.
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