- Don't forget to send library books back for exchange on Thursday. Just take them out of the special library book bag and drop them (with the bag) into the labelled container inside our classroom door.
- Because we were at the river all day Thursday, our usual library day, I managed to arrange a quick book exchange at the last minute on Wednesday as Mrs. LeFlufy is not here on Fridays. Unfortunately, many of the children had not returned their books and missed out. I apologize for the inconvenience. We should have our regular exchange next week.
- Monday, Oct. 16 our Family Projects are due. Please send them whenever they are finished. Have fun!
- Wednesday, Oct. 18 is an early dismissal time of 12:30 due to parent/teacher interviews. We will have an Open House in kindergarten. More information has been posted..
- Thursday, Oct. 19 is our first lock down drill.
- Friday, Oct. 20 is a non-instructional day and Team Awesome will stay home.
- We started our Take Home Book program this week after struggling to find a good time during the day to exchange books. As your child finishes with the book, drop the whole bag in the clear bin beside the door to exchange for a new one. We will try and trade books most days but sometimes things pop up and we are not able to.
- Please have Team Awesome read any little paper books that come home (approximately 1 per week) multiple times for fluency practice. Thank you.
- October sight words are: am, to, my, for, was, is. Please feel free to practice them at home. We will practice them regularly in class.
- BEST monthly newsletter can be found HERE.
- Please do not send toys or Pokemon cards from home to school.
- BEST PAC would like to host a Christmas Craft Fair on Sunday, Nov. 12 and is looking for parents who would like to rent a table. Register at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Amanda at 778-220-0113 for more information.
- It is quickly becoming 'zipped up coat' season and a large number of the children need help. Please practice with them at home.
- In case you missed it, here is CFJC-TVs article on our River's Day yesterday.
When I walk to school in the mornings, and more and more often during the return walk home in the afternoons as well, there is a decided nip to the air. I have begun donning gloves and wishing for a hat on my morning journeys. A sign that summer has definitely left and fall is here to stay. We took a 'Signs of Fall' walk with Mrs. Farber's Friends this week and the various shades of yellow, brown and red leaves were beautiful and had the children chattering excitedly and collecting handfuls to take home. Remember that fall feeling of it not being summer any more and not yet quite winter? Of being on the cusp of all the exciting things that happen during the colder season? The feeling of anticipation? It's the time of year children begin jumping into leaf pile after leaf pile while adults look on wistfully. Although it may seem less socially acceptable to jump in leaves as an adult, I fully support the notion. Step aside kids. Step aside.
Mrs. Bowden &