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February 1 - update from school newsletter
As a staff, we have decided that we would like to try something new as a way to give back to our community! We have decided to make early dismissal days, which are always the first Wednesday of every month, Loonies4Lamont. Participation is certainly optional where students can bring a loonie donation in exchange for wearing a hat or bringing a stuffie for the day. This month the proceeds will go directly to the Lamont County Food Bank. Staff will also be joining in by donating a loonie to wear jeans for the day. Our first Loonies4Lamont will be on Wednesday, February 6.
Thursday, February 14 is our annual Winter Carnival, from 1:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Please come and join your child for an afternoon of fun and games! The games are $.25 each to play, your child will need change to take part in the games. We are looking for volunteers, donations of raffle prizes, and donations for the purchase of cakes for our very popular Cake Walk. If you are able to volunteer or make a donation, please return the pink form or contact your child’s teacher. We look forward to seeing you there.
What We Are Learning
We are continuing to work on rhyming, making predictions and answering questions to stories we listen to in class. While reading stories to your child at home, you can ask your child questions such as “Who are the characters? What is the setting? What happened first?”. In February, we will look closely at the letters G, F, N, and W.
In Math, we continue to work on patterns and making them more complex by given the core 3 elements (eg. AAB). For example, frog frog rabbit (core), frog frog rabbit, frog frog rabbit. Also, we continue to practice counting and recognizing sets at a glance.
Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences are on Monday, February 4 from 5-8pm. I will be joining Mrs. Petrushko that evening. Be sure to sign up to come in! If you are unable to attend and wish to see me and/or Mrs. Petrusko, please don't hesitate to contact us to set up a time on another day.
On Thursday, February 14 the students who wish to share Valentines with their classmates will be able to do so this day. A class list with first names will be sent home if your child would like to give their classmates cards.
The Winter Carnival is also on Thursday, February 14. If you wish to join us for the fun, please let me know and I can give you further details.
Monday, February 4 – Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences with Miss Egbert
Wednesday, February 6 – Early out 2:08pm
Thursday, February 7 and Friday, February 8 – Teacher’s Convention – no school
Thursday, February 14 – Valentine’s Day and Winter Carnival. Wear red, white, or pink.
Friday, February 15 – PD Day. No school.
Monday, February 18 – Family Day. No school.
Wednesday, February 27 – Pink Shirt Day
What We Are Learning
Our class is working hard on number recognition, and on recognizing a set of numbers at a glance- without having to count each individual part of the set. We will be using Power of Ten cards to play games. This will be very exciting to see the students learn the rules and to see how they are learning to subitize, or recognize a set at a glance.
We will continue to work on letter recognition. Please continue to talk about the letters in your child’s name, in the stories you read to them, on labels, and other places in their environment.
We have begun working on recognizing words that rhyme. Rhyming is an important component to reading readiness. For example, it helps them break words down into familiar parts. This month we will be looking at the letters B, L, J, and E.
Please remember to send your child with proper winter gear every day, as we do continue to play outside. A hat, mittens/gloves, warm coat, and snow pants are a must!
Our theme this month is Space. We will do various literacy and numeracy activities that relate to Space.
If you ever have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact me. You can call me at the school 780-895-2269 or email me at email@example.com
You can follow our class on Twitter to see what we are up to! Find our class at @MissEsKinders
Monday, January 7– Classes resume
Wednesday, January 9 – Early out 2:08pm
Christmas concert details
On Thursday, December 13 we are having our Christmas concert at Lamont High School. Please have your child arrive at the high school for 6pm. The concert will start at 6:30pm. It will be a great evening and the students are excited to show you their songs! When the show is over please meet us in our designated classroom, so your child can get their belongings and say goodbye to their teacher. We all look forward to seeing you on Thursday evening!
What We Are Learning
December is going to fly by! This month our theme is Christmas. Through the month, we will be reading Christmas stories, have Christmas themed centres, and completing various Christmas crafts and activities. We are learning the letters H, K, and B this month.
In Math, we will be working on counting and recognizing numbers from 0-10. Also, we will also be focusing on recognizing at a glance sets from 1-5. We will continue to make patterns. The students will be looking for and creating patterns that have a core of 2 or 3 elements that repeat. For example are: triangle, square,(the core) triangle, square, triangle, square…
During Read Alouds, we will be focussing on being able to answer questions about the stories, retelling, and making predictions. When you are reading with your child at home, ask them question throughout the story and at the end. For example, “who was in the story?”, “where were they?”, “what do you think will happen next?” etc.
As we continue to learn the letters of the alphabet, please support your child at home by talking about letters. Have them look for a certain letter when reading their library books, identify letters on various labels, sing the alphabet song, etc. I have attached other ideas for you.
On Thursday, December 13 we have our Christmas concert at 6:30pm. Further details will be sent home as the day gets closer.
Wednesday, December 5 – Report Cards issued, Early Out
Thursday, December 13 – Christmas concert 6:30pm
Tuesday, December 18 – No Hot Lunch (Hot Lunches are on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday this week)
December 22 – January 6 – Winter Break
See you Monday, January 7, 2019!
What We are Learning
Our themes for the month of October will be Fall, Thanksgiving, and Halloween. We have many fun activities centered on these themes.
We will continue to work on sorting and number recognition. To help us learn, we have been playing various number games in our classroom. You can assist your child by pointing out numbers you see around the home, the grocery store, or restaurant.
On Friday, October 19 we are going to Safety City in Edmonton. You will receive a permission form in your child’s agenda very soon. Please ensure your child is dressed for the weather as we are outside for a long time.
On Wednesday, October 31 we will have our classroom Halloween celebration. Please have your child bring their costume to school. We will have several activity stations and would like some parent volunteers. Keep an eye out for more information to come!
Your children have done such a great job settling into a brand new classroom and are continuing to adjust to the classroom routines. I have been really enjoying getting to know them!
You can see what we are doing in class by following our class Twitter account! The name is @MissEsKinders
If you haven’t had the chance to download the Remind app, please do so to join our class. As there are many times things come up last minute, this is a quick way for me to let families know of events, changes in activities, and other reminders. Once you download the app visit the following link to join our class: https://www.remind.com/join/missaegb
Wed., October 3 – PD day, no school
Fri., October 5 – PD day, no school
Mon., October 8 – Thanksgiving, no school
Friday, October 19 – Field trip to Safety City, all Kindergarten students come today
Wed., October 24 – Parent Teacher interviews, 5-8pm
Thurs., October 25 – Parent Teacher interviews, 4- 7pm, Picture Day
Wed., October 31 – Halloween – bring your costume!
A warm welcome to Lamont Elementary Kindergarten! We are looking forward to working with you to make this year one that will leave your children with the attitude that learning is exciting and that school is the next best place to home. We hope to provide an environment that is both stimulating and comfortable; one where your child is treated with respect and where he/she is expected to treat others with respect; a place that encourages your child to think, to discover, to care, to laugh.
Over the course of the school year, I will post newsletters and other important information here to keep you up to date with what is happening in Kindergarten.
I look forward to seeing you all!