- A last reminder all library books are due back to the library ASAP.
- We will get the last few photos and videos to you as soon as possible next week. Please don't forget to download any you would like to save to your computer.
- Student materials will come home Monday, June 28. It will be a 'regular' day so please send snacks/ lunches/ backpacks as per usual.
- Tuesday, June 29 is our final day with an 11:30 dismissal. Please send a snack and a backpack to carry our last things (and report cards) home. Happy holidays!
- If your child will not be here Tuesday, June 29, make arrangements to pick up their report cards from the office by July 8.
- Scholastic digi-flyers for June can be found here.
- The BEST newsletter can be found here.
- Check out what Mrs. Phillips is doing with Team Awesome here.
- June sight words are: day, has, made, off, saw, they, them, went, name. If a word comes up repeatedly in our studies we will sometimes add it to our words for the month. Please feel free to practice them at home.
Goodness! It has been a week. We were at a loss to explain how we have needed to do so much reminding and chastising this last week of Kindergarten until I remembered an incident from our class trip to Isobel Lake quite a few years ago. One of my children was complaining about how heavy her pack was almost from the time we got off the bus. She complained and sniffled and begged me to carry it for her (relentless as only six year olds are) but I had my own things to carry. The others left as I cajoled her along. Finally we were so far behind that in desperation I took her pack. And was shocked at how heavy it was! What on earth could be in it that weighed so much?! I opened her pack and under the usual items found a very very large rock that weighed about 3 pounds. When asked, her reply was, "Oh! I found it when we got off the bus and wanted to take it home." She reluctantly agreed to leave it behind but was extremely happy and surprised with how light her bag was without it. Like the rock in the backpack, sometimes we shoulder burdens or emotions without even realizing how heavy they are until we let them go. And Team Awesome is packing a barrage of emotions this week as we contemplate the end of Kindergarten, uncertainty of grade one, excitement over summer and the ups and downs of doing so many new things that disrupt our schedule. We know they are apprehensive to give up the routine of our days in Kindergarten and are lugging around the anxiety that might cause and looking to us for reassurance in whatever form they can get. We hope to help them unload their emotional packs next week so they can leave us lighter and happier and looking forward to their next adventure.
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