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.
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!
Just to give you a heads up, there seems to be a lot of cases of pink eye going through the school - and our class - right now.
The symptoms are
Redness in one or both eyes.
Itchiness in one or both eyes.
A gritty feeling in one or both eyes.
A discharge in one or both eyes that forms a crust during the night that may prevent your eye or eyes from opening in the morning.
More tears than usual
How it spreads
Close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands
The air by coughing and sneezing
Touching an object or surface with germs on it, then touching your eyes before washing your hands
We are doing our best to wash our hands several times a day and encouraging the children to cough/sneeze into their elbows.
If your child is showing symptoms of pink eye, please let us know and keep them home so that it doesn't spread to others. Let's hope it passes through quickly.
The Kamloops Central Business Improvement Association and Thompson Rivers University are excited to announce the 43rd annual Santa Parade on Sunday, November 26, 2023.
This year’s theme is A World of Celebration! It's an ode to holiday celebrations from around the world and ties into TRU World’s 40th anniversary of international education.
Thompson Rivers University is thrilled to once again be the title sponsor for the event.
"Our vibrant community of international students, esteemed alumni, and dedicated staff and faculty have left a lasting mark on Kamloops and its global connections,” said Baihua Chadwick, TRU Vice-President International. "As we come together for the 43rd annual Santa Parade, let us embrace the spirit of A World of Celebration and show the richness of cultures that make our city shine.”
Can't make it to the parade? Catch the Downtown Kamloops Santa Parade Livestream, powered by Ninth Lab. Join your hosts Alexandra Eaket and Bryce Herman for an evening full of holiday spirit. The livestream will be broadcast on Downtown Kamloops’ Facebook Page and YouTube channel beginning at 4PM on November 26th. You will also be able to watch the livestream at the Paramount Theatre during the parade.
Time: Parade festivities will begin at 3:40 p.m. on Sunday, November 26th with a special “wake-up Santa,” followed by the parade at 4:00 p.m.
Location: Starting at 2nd Ave & St. Paul Street, down 2nd Avenue to Victoria Street and east along Victoria Street ending at 6th Avenue
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