- Azaan is proud of his Spiderman hat, Jacqueline loves her robot puppy, Gideon showed us his backpack and Abigail had a stuffed kitten.
- Don't forget to jump your clocks ahead an hour on Saturday night or Sunday morning.
- I will be asking you to send 1 or 2 small boxes, tubes etc. with your child on Monday, Mar. 14 so we can build leprechaun traps. In previous years the pesky little guy has made fools of us all by eluding our traps so hopefully this is the year we catch him and get rich!
- Tuesday, Mar. 15, we will be reading with Mrs. Weber's class in the afternoon.
- Wednesday, Mar. 17, we have a presentation from the City of Kamloops with Mrs. Farber's class.
- Thursday, Mar. 17 is St. Patrick's Day and students often wear green. We will be working on some activities Thursday and Friday.
- Report cards will go home on Thursday, Mar. 17, rather than the previously scheduled Friday, Mar. 18. Please sign the envelope and return it to me for the final report in June.
- We have rescheduled this week's Fresh Air Friday to next Friday, Mar. 18 as Mrs. Farber was away today.
- Spring Break begins Saturday, Mar. 19 and the children return to school on TUESDAY, April 5. Unfortunately there will be a substitute on that day. :-(
- The Week In Photos will be light this week as I forgot my camera at home two days.
- A few of the Buddy Bag dates/names got switched around for this weekend.
- My black polar fleece light coat is still missing. It has a stand up collar, full front zip and a pocket on either side. I think it is a Polar Tech brand in women's Medium (small?). It fell off the back of my chair while the children were getting ready to go at the end of the day last week and someone went home with it. If you see it, please return it as it is a favourite (and it gets cold in here!).
- There are a few winter items still hanging about on top of our hallway shelves that likely won't be needed again this year. Please have a look and take home any items that belong to your child. The Lost & Found is also bulging at the seams so glance in there too.
This is the time of year the kindergarteners begin to feel "too big for their britches", as my dad would say. We are more than half way through the year and staring down the barrel of grade one, which we have begun to discuss a bit to help lessen the anxiety the change sometimes causes. They are feeling comfortable in the classroom and around the school and have become used to encountering new and sometimes tough situations and dealing with them successfully on their own. In fact, they are being encouraged to try and deal with things on their own before asking for help. They have become very independent throughout most of the course of the day and are ready to take on the world- and all the adults in it. As bits of these types of behaviours are showing up in the classroom (as it does most years in the spring), you might have noticed some of it at home: their voices are a little louder, they are a bit more demanding or give a bit more attitude when answering a request. They are slower to do as they are asked, they are asking more questions about why they are required to do things or more prone to pouting and being slightly disagreeable or whiny. In their confidence and burgeoning independence they are testing boundaries and looking for guidance, even if that's not what it sounds or feels like sometimes. Think of it as an early practice session for their teenage years- yay!
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