Room 104 News. Issue 6

January 8th, 2016

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Welcome back and Happy New Year

We hope everyone had an enjoyable winter break. This week we are continuing to work on goal setting and working on those goals. We have also been thinking about winter and reading winter books. The drama centre is still set up as a workshop and the children have been drawing plans of houses etc. before they begin to build.

Information and Reminders!

  • Scholastic orders were sent home on Friday, if you would like to order any books please send the order form and money to school by Monday, January 18th.
  • The fundraising Pizza Lunch is on Friday, January 15th, if your child would like pizza for lunch please send in the money and order form ASAP.
  • Library book exchange next week. Please make sure your library book is back by Monday so it can be exchanged for a new one.
  • Character Education assembly next Tuesday to acknowledge students who have consistently shown kindness and caring.
  • Poetry Folders come home every Friday, please have fun reading the poems/songs together. Make sure the folders come back to school in the mailbag on Monday so we can add the new page.
  • Many of the children have the same or very similar clothing and they do not always know which items belong to them. This is taking up a lot of our time and causing some upset feelings. Please, please help us out by making sure that all removable clothing has your child's name written on the inside label. Thank you.
  • PD day Friday, January 22nd. No school that day.

Show and Tell

For the month of January we are being detectives. On your child's special day they should choose something that can fit inside our Mystery Bag (a large brown paper bag). Think of some clues about the object and complete the form that we will send home. Then they will read the clues to the class and we will have 3 chances to guess what is in the bag.

Here are the special helpers for next week.


Monday: Darren

Tuesday: Sumayyah and Zhao

Wednesday: Anika and Jonathan

Thursday: George

Friday: Luxson and Sean

Winter Clothes and Spare Clothing

The weather has turned colder and winter is here. We will continue to spend time outside every day (unless the temperature goes below -21) so plesae make sure that your child has snowpants, gloves, hat etc. at school at all times.

Getting dressed and undressed takes quite a bit of time so it will really help us if your child is as independent as possible. Please talk to your child about putting their clothes on in the right order, some of them are trying to put snowpants on after their coats etc and this just does not work well :-).

A good order would be: 1. snowpants 2. coat 3. neck warmer and hat 4. boots 5. gloves/mittens.

This is also a good time to review the emergency clothes that are at school. Do they still fit and are they suitable for the season? Please make sure your child's spare clothes are in a sealed bag that is clearly labelled, large ziplocks bags work well.

Computer Corner

Now that the weather is colder it is more difficult to go out and get exercise. GoNoodle is a great site to visit on the computer to get your child up and moving in a healthy safe way. There are many different activities to choose from: some to work out, some to calm down and others that help with concentration and coordination. We visit this site almost every day and the children love it. Just click on the link below, create a login for you child and you are set to go.

http://www.gonoodle.com

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Contact Us

Sonia Callea: Teacher

Helen Le: ECE

Brian Chandrapal: EA

Mrs. Cariazo: Lunchroom Supervisor