Nov 27th-Dec1st

This is review week! We’ll review all the letters and sight words we have been working with since September.

Dress For The Weather                                                                                                                 The days are starting to get colder so please have your child as prepared as possible each day.  An extra sweater, a hat, mittens and even snow pants would be helpful since Kindergarten spends more of their time on the ground. Thanks in advance!

Review Week:

Letters- B/E/F/P/R/D/M/N

Sight words- like/the/can/see/the/go/to

Math- patterns and part part whole(PPW)

Dates to remember  

Christmas Families and Spirit Day Fundraiser – Our students will be involved in a spirit day fundraiser to support our Christmas families. We are asking parents who would like to do one cash donation to our Christmas Family Program to send their contributions to the school before December 15.

December 1 – Crazy Hair / Hat Day

December 8 – School Color Day (Red and White)

December 15 – Backwards Day

December 22 – Christmas Sweater Day

 

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Friday Nov. 24th- PJ Day

Friday is pyjama Day! That’s right you get to wear your pyjamas to school. This is fundraiser for Christmas Families. Our students will be involved in a spirit day fundraiser to support our Christmas families. We are asking parents who would like to do one cash donation to our Christmas Family Program to send their contributions to the school before December 15.

Stratford Elementary & Glen Stewart Primary Craft Fair

This weekend the Stratford Elementary & Glen Stewart Primary Home and School Associations will be hosting their annual Craft Fair. This is one of the major fundraisers for both schools. This year the fair will be taking place at Stratford Elementary on Friday November 24 from 4-9pm and on Saturday November 25 from 9am-4pm.

We have over 100 local vendors selling many unique items like jewelry, Christmas decorations, home decor items, toys, baked goods, knit items, etc. This is a great opportunity to get some Christmas shopping done or even treat yourself to something special. For a complete list of our vendors please check out the Stratford Elementary & Glen Stewart Primary Annual Craft Fair Facebook page.

This year we also have a very special visitor from the North Pole! Santa will be at the fair on Friday evening from 6-7pm. Take your camera and get a picture of your children with Santa (or yourself with Santa if you want).

The Stratford Elementary Glee Club will be performing from 2-3pm on Saturday and a children’s violin group will be performing from 11-12 on Saturday so come on over to hear some lovely musical entertainment.

The cost of admission is $3 per person with 12 and under free. Any questions about the event can be sent to sescraftfair@gmail.com. We hope to see you

Nov 20-24th

I enjoyed meeting you during the Parent Teacher Interviews! It was nice to actually sit down and chat with you. 🙂

I promised some parents I would post a few links to some of the learning songs we do in class!

Jolly Phonics song about the sounds of each letter-  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ei0iFs5uF6w

Letters start at the top- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=um096Twf3lQ or with children singing it– https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcAYnrh6fdw

This week in KB:

Sight word- GO

Letter- N

Math- #6 and part part whole activities (PPW)

What is Part Part Whole?                                                                                                              Part part whole relationships (PPW) involve seeing numbers as being made of two or more parts. Many researchers have said this is the major conceptual achievement of the early years. A strong understanding of PPW has been shown to increase understanding of subsequent work with place value, number concepts, and word problems.

After students learn to count, they need to work on part part whole relationships before beginning addition and subtraction. The Hands On Math program follows this order.

As in the other number relationships, students use counting as a scaffold to form their ideas about PPW. When students are exploring parts of a number, they need to work with one number in a variety of ways and with a variety of concrete materials. We also want to use a multisensory approach, which requires visualization and begins to move students away from relying on their counting skills.

 

Christmas Families and Spirit Day Fundraiser – Our students will be involved in a spirit day fundraiser to support our Christmas families. We are asking parents who would like to do one cash donation to our Christmas Family Program to send their contributions to the school before December 15.

Hers’s the list of Spirit Days!

November 24th-PJ Day

December 1st Crazy Hair/Hat day

December 8th Red, Green and White Day

December 15th Backwards Day /Bubble gum day (I will be giving them bubblegum to chew in class)

December 22nd Christmas/Winter Sweater Day! (no donations)

Update for Nov 14th-16th

Parent-Teacher Interviews are happening this week. I am looking forward to meeting with everyone! No school on Friday!

Book Fair will take place on Wednesday- Friday. If you would like your child to buy a book, send in the money and Miss Dalziel or myself will take him/her to the book fair.

This week in KB:

letter- M

Sight word- to

number-6

Update for Nov 6-10th

We survived Halloween!! 🙂

Last week we worked on reading and writing. In Reader’s Workshop we talked about pictures give us clues, private reading and partner reading. In our writing (book making) we worked on adding details to our pictures.

This week we will work on what partner reading looks like and we will practice it! We have 2 goals set up for writing this week. First, adding details and then assessing your work. Second, writing a beginning sound (first sound you hear) of a word.

The school will be participating in a Remembrance Day Assembly on Friday morning. It will be quick but it will focus on Canada and the freedom we have. We will be talking about Remembrance Day this week and preparing a wreath for our Remembrance Day assembly on Friday. Just a reminder that there is no school on Monday, November 13th in honour of this day.

Parent-teacher conference times will go home this week. I hope the times are convenient for you, but if not please do not hesitate to contact me to arrange a better time. (ldhogan@edu.pe.ca)

CLOTHING- Please make sure your child has appropriate clothing for outdoor playtime. I’m also asking parents to make sure you send extra clothes and a plastic bag in case of a bathroom accident.

Mrs. Chubb will be in on Friday as I have an appointment. Of course, Miss.Dalziel will be with the class too!!

This week in KB

letter: R

sight word- can

math- 1-5

 

Dates to Remember

November 8 – Picture retakes

November 13 – Remembrance Day/no school

Nov. 15 – Learning Reports sent home

Nov. 16 – Parent Teacher Interviews (evening & after school)

Nov. 17 – Parent Teacher Interviews/no School

Nov. 15-17 – Scholastic Book Fair