Aug 12 2017

Welcome to Miss Boyd’s Kindergarten Blog!

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Welcome to Miss Boyd’s Kindergarten Blog!

Check out the tabs for Literacy tips, Occupational Therapy tips, volunteer signups, videos, pictures, and more!

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Aug 17 2017

2017- 2018 School Calendar

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2017- 2018 Important Dates

 

http://mccall.rockyview.ab.ca/full-calendar

 

September

Sept 1- Open House

Sept 5- Split entry for Kindergarten

Sept 6- First full Day of Kindergarten

 

October

Oct 3- Picture Day

Oct 6-10 – No School

Oct 20- No Kindergarten (Interviews)

Oct 25 & 26- 4-7pm- Interviews

Oct 27- No Kindergarten

Oct 30- 6:30pm – Family Carnival

 

November

Nov 2- Picture Retakes & Class Photos

Nov 13- No School

 

December

Dec 8- Report Cards Sent Home

Dec 25- Jan 5- No School

 

January

Jan 8- Classes Resume

 

February

Feb 19-26- No School

Feb 27- Classes Resume

 

March

Mar 12- No School

Mar 27 & 28- 4-7pm – Interviews

Mar 28- Report Cards Home

Mar 30-April 9- No School

 

April

Apr 10- Classes Resume

Apr 30- May 10- Inline Skating (More info TBA)

 

May

May 4- No Kindergarten

May 18-May 21- No School

May 22- Classes Resume

 

June

June 21- Kindergarten Report Cards Sent Home

June 21- Last day of Morning Kindergarten

June 22- Last day of Afternoon Kindergarten

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Mar 07 2017

STAR WORDS

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We have been and will continue to focus on these top high frequency words in class! Feel free to have your children find these words in their books at home, make the words out of playdough or find other creative activities to help your child learn these words.

  • a
  • and
  • he
  • I
  • in
  • is
  • it
  • of
  • that
  • the
  • to
  • was

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Feb 06 2017

Healthy Snacks!

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We have been focusing on healthy food and snacks which help our brains focus in class. Your support for this will be greatly appreciated.  Many students already come with great snacks.  We encourage you to send fruits, vegetables, non-sugary food such as goldfish or crackers, cheese, or a small sandwich.  Many of the granola bars that are advertised as great snacks are in fact more like a candy bar.  In class, we encourage the students to eat their healthy, “brain food” first and save any candy for later or for after school.

The very best drink your child can have is water. It is best to send your child with a full water bottle to school because we do not have a sink in our classroom.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Miss Boyd

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Jan 20 2017

Zones of Regulation

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In our class we are learning about the “Zones of Regulation”, a program which works on developing self regulation skills.  Self regulation skills are considered to be an important foundation to children’s success in school.  Our RVS occupational therapist, Janet Gibb, is working with us in the classroom.

This program talks about recognizing and managing feelings, learning how to be alert and ready to learn, and how to use different tools (calming tools, thinking tools and sensory support tools) to help us get there.

Please find an attached hand out which explains some of the information that is being presented.  If you would like further information, please contact myself or Janet at jgibb@rockyview.ab.ca.

Sincerely,

Alysha Boyd

Kindergarten Teacher

 

Zones

 

 

 

 

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Jan 17 2017

Activity Ideas for Home Reading Books

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A Handbook to Support Your Childs Reading

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Nov 18 2016

Early Literacy Ideas

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Here is a great post from our Early Literacy Teacher, Miss I, on how to encourage a love of reading in young children!

There are tips on…

  • how to read a story to your child.
  • the best books to read before the age of 8.
  • questions to ask your child while you read together.
  • games to play while reading.

https://readingtipsforhome.wordpress.com/2016/03/26/oral-language/

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Nov 18 2016

Alphabet Workout

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Follow this link to watch the Alphabet workout by Jack Hartmann!

The kids love this song! Their bodies and brains work together to form each letter of the alphabet.

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Nov 17 2016

Learning Shapes

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We have watched this video a few times to help us learn important qualities about each shape!

 

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Oct 25 2016

Scissor Skills

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Here is a great link full of ideas to help kids build their fine motor strength by using scissors!

http://www.sugaraunts.com/2015/10/creative-scissor-skills-activities-for-kids.html

Some new ideas might be to have your child practice cutting some of the items listed below.

  • Paper Plates
  • Paint Chips
  • Cotton Balls
  • Playdough
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Straws
  • Felt
  • Sponges
  • Cardboard tubes

Remember, thumbs always face the sun!

Have fun 🙂

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