December Newsletter

Dec. 2nd, 2018

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December is here and the snow and cold has arrived. Thank you for sending snow pants, mitts and hats so we can go outside as much as we are able to. I continue to appreciate names in all of these items. The lost and found continues to grow so please take a look if you are missing items.

Academics
Your children continue to be busy learning about our reading “Super Powers!” – Pointer Power, Reread Power, Snap Word Power and Partner Power! I continue to introduce new snap words each week. I have almost completed the second testing round for these words – I will send a copy home this week so you can see your child’s progress. Thank you for continuing to read at home every night. Please let me know if the books are changing enough, too many, too few, or any other questions.

We are writing a great piece on Christmas and will read it like our Recess Writing on SeeSaw.

In Math, we continue to focus on numbers, patterns, beginning addition and sorting.

In Social Studies, our “Showing We Care” Bag has begun and we have had some great examples of things we do to show we care for ourselves, our family, our school and community.

In Science, we are finishing off our Bear unit by building a Triarama of a Bear habitat. We will make sure we have all the things a bear needs.

Important Notices

We will be starting skating in January. Please return the note I sent home last week and let me know if you are available to come and help tie up and untie skates (We will need quite a bit of help with this).

**If you have any games, puzzles, toys, books that you would like to donate to our school (as you clean things before or after Christmas) we would greatly appreciate them.

December Dates to Remember (Please remember to check our Google Calendar also)

 

December 6th – Library Day!
December 13th – Library Day!

December 12th – Grade 2 and 3 Concert – 1:30pm and 6:30pm (Your grade one children are not in this one but we will watch in the afternoon – We do the Spring Concert!)

December 14th – Half Day – PD in afternoon

December 17th – Caroling in the Gym – 2:15pm (You are all welcome to join us during any of the caroling times)

December 18th – Caroling in the Gym – 9:15am

December 19th – Caroling in the Gym – 1:15pm (Special performance at this one!)

December 20th – Caroling in the Gym – 11:15am

December 21st – Caroling in the Gym – 10:40am

– First Day of Winter!

– Half Day!

January 7th – Classes Resume

If I don’t see you before the break, please have a wonderful holiday and enjoy your time with family and friends. I will be heading off to Vancouver Island to visit my family for the first time since my girls were born (16 years ago!).

Sincerely,

Terri Williamson

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