- Lara showed us her new purse, Valletta had a bag of horses, Mason told us about his knitting and Setty likes her stuffed Tweety Bird.
- 4 children still have outstanding library books. Please return them Monday.
- Monday, June 15, we have a Summer Reading presentation from the public library.
- The Big Little Science Centre will join us at BEST the afternoon of Tuesday, June 16, to make bubbles.
- There is a possible lock down drill on Wednesday, June 17.
- We will see many of you at Isobelle Lake on Thursday, June 18, for an all-day excursion. Remember to send a hat, sweater, water, and extra lunch in a backpack and apply sunscreen and bug repellant before school. (The bugs will be bad.)
- Friday, June 19, is Primary Sports Day for the entire morning and the Talent Showcase is in the afternoon. You are most welcome to come to both/either.
- Because Friday is booked solid, Dads & Donuts will be Monday, June 22, from 8:20-8:55ish. We will follow the same format as with Moms & Muffins.
- We will watch Mrs. Sauka's class experiment with Coke and Mentos outside on the afternoon of Tuesday, June 23.
- Our school items will be coming home Wednesday, June 24, so expect a bag/folder.
- Thursday, June 25, is our very last day of classes. We will have an assembly with the BEST Jump team at 9:00 and a second, end-of-year, awards assembly at 11:00ish. You are welcome to join us. Dismissal is at 12:00. If you are leaving for holidays early, please let me know so I can get your child's things together.
I was picking blue playdough out from under my fingernails last night and thinking about how it never fails to amaze me how the children constantly come up with new ways to use the same old toys. They have had access to the same activities during morning and afternoon Free Choice time since September and no one has yet to complain. The way they use the objects and the sophistication of their play has changed but the items they are using has not. The blankets and pillows are used constantly for the kitchen centre, during quiet reading, as well as to make forts and as capes and veils. The large building blocks are used to make housing structures, animal pens, towers and castles and lately the large pipes have been slid onto arms for 'Iron Man' armor. Even toys that don't lend themselves to being more than they are, like the Tiny Dolls and Animal Barn, are still in demand but the stories being created are more complex, richer and involve more dialogue than when the children started kindergarten. So even when I am tired of looking at the same old activities day in and day out, that doesn't necessarily mean Team Awesome is ready to throw in the towel.
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