The Wild Geese Times
We will also be taking part in a Primary Blogging Community where we will share our learning experiences, through blogging, with students from around the world.
I am a firm believer in experiential learning, and I believe that your child can learn a lot from family events and excursions. Something as simple as making grocery lists together and accompanying you to the grocery store, helps your child become aware of the foods required for healthy living, as well as beginning to recognize food costs, money quantities, and the value of a dollar.
Completing homework is a learning skill on the report card that needs to be developed and practiced. The actual homework itself will not be graded, however, this is the best way for you to see how your child understands the material being taught in the classroom. I do expect that students are reading either to a family member or independently every night and I will be sending a reading log home with you to be signed each night.
Language Homework: Students will be bringing home a reading folder, and leveled books several times a week. They should be reading independently or with a family member each night. Twice a week they must complete an activity of their choice from the list provided in their folder.Math homework: Math games and activities will be updated on the blog. Students are encouraged to play these games at home with their families to reinforce the skills they are learning in the classroom.
How Can I Help?
GYM: We have gym on days 2,4,6 and 10. Monday September 30th is a day 10, so that you can mark your calendar accordingly. Students need to have running shoes and a change of clothes to participate.
DONATIONS: Some parents have expressed an interest in wanting to purchase items for our class. I am so thankful to have such a generous group of parents! Here is a list of small items that would be consumed and greatly appreciated throughout the year:Kleenex, hand soap, paper towels, construction paper, masking tape, grade level books (in any language), markers, pencil crayons. I will update this section as the year progresses should you want to contribute. We are grateful for your generosity.
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A Few Reminders
Students are encouraged to bring a reusable water bottle to school every day to keep with them at their desks. It is important to stay hydrated especially if it stays warm outside during the first couple months of school. Please do not send any juice, pop, or Gatorade type drinks to avoid any messy spills.
On another note we want to remind families that we have several students and staff in the school with life-threatening allergies to peanuts, nuts and other foods. We ask that you help care for these individuals by choosing lunches and snacks for your child that are nut-free. Also in keeping with the spirit of the Healthy Eating in Schools policy, we ask that when celebrating birthdays families consider donating a book to the classroom library or giving small gifts such as a pencil or a sticker. Please no loot bags and sweets.