- Tuesdays are our library day so please send back books for exchange.
- Hot lunch orders for February are due to the office by Monday, Jan 27.
- Kindergarten registration for BEST for the 2020 school year opens on Jan 27th. This registration is not first come, first served. Check the BEST website for more information.
- Vision screening with the health nurse has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 29.
- PAC pizza day orders are due to the office by Friday, Jan. 31 with pizza delivery on Thursday, Feb. 6.
- BEST PAC is organizing a Family Movie Night fundraiser for Friday, Jan. 31.
- February Family Projects came home this week and are due Friday, Jan. 31 or whenever they are done. Have fun!
- The last week of January is Literacy Week at BEST and around our community. The Unplug & Play forms have been sent home and a schedule of events for BEST has been posted. We will be reading reading reading in a variety of fun ways!
- BEST is planning a book swap for literacy week. If your child has a book or two at home that they no longer read and would like to donate it for the book swap, send it next week and they can choose a new book to take home.
- The Valentine Cookie Gram sale deadline for orders has been extended to Feb. 6.
- Time is running out to get a yearbook for this year. They can be ordered at the office with end of June delivery.
- Don't forget to download any of the pictures or videos you love that I share with you via Google Photos onto your own devices so you will always have them.
- The January sight words are: be, big, can, it, little, me, on, us, with, we. Please feel free to practice them at home. We will practice them regularly in class.
- BEST monthly newsletter can be found here.
The struggle is real. Some of us have been having a difficult time settling back in after the long break. It seems one fire will be put out only for another one to immediately pop up to take its place- unkind words, unkind hands, tattling, silliness, very loud outside voices, constant interrupting, difficulty sharing, running inside our classroom and in the halls- in short, not being respectful nor responsible or safe. All things that sometimes pop up closer to April when we are getting tired of each other but not often this early. In an effort to pull Team Awesome together and make them feel like a team again we began to play the You/ Me game this week. They earn points for demonstrating expected behaviours as a group in our classroom and I earn points when they don't. Of course the object of the game is for them to win- when they collect the most points its a win for me as well- but they have to earn it. We will brainstorm and vote on an extra activity they would enjoy when (if?) they win. There are still a few kinks to work out but I am hoping it pulls the children together so they regain their kind feelings and respect towards everyone in our space and enjoy sharing our learning again.
Mrs. Bowden &