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Archive for June, 2019

Peek at the LAST WEEK

It is very hard to believe that the last week of school is here! Below is some information to be aware of through this last week:

*Corn Seed – last week at the Corn Maze, the kids each planted their own ornamental corn seed (if they participated in the seed planting activity). This is a real corn seed, but it supposedly grows the multicoloured kernel style ornamental corn that you can use for decoration. Just so you are aware that it is a real seed that can grow!

*If you have not already done so, please return any missing library books AND both the blue Home Reading Duotang WITH the home reading book ASAP. A friendly reminder email was sent out last week to those who still need to hand in their library book.

*Students will be bringing home their work from this past year on Wednesday this week (I think I previously said Tuesday). Please be sure to send a sturdy, reusable bag (preferable not a plastic grocery bag as they tend to be too small and rip easily from the sharp corners of the books) by Wednesday for your child to bring home their work.

*Wednesday we are having a year end pizza party in kindergarten! If you would like to send other food/snacks for your child you are welcome to.

*Thursday is the last day of school! Report cards will be sent home in your child’s backpack.

*Wednesday June 26 – Activity Day at 12:15 PM – kindergarten students are welcome to attend, however parents/guardians must stay with them the whole time and can not just drop them off unsupervised.

Calgary Corn Maze

Tomorrow is our last field trip and we are all very excited!

It looks like tomorrow is going to be hot and gorgeous, so please make sure your child is properly prepared for tomorrow.
– apply sunscreen BEFORE school
– hat and/or sunglasses
– proper footwear (socks and shoes are a good idea)
– snacks AND lunch
– water bottle
– please do not send money for special snacks from the food booths
– light jacket or sweater just in case

Peek at the Last Couple Weeks

Calgary Corn Maze – Wednesday June 12
– drop off is at the regular time at the kindergarten doors (as per usual)
– pick up is at 2:30 PM at the kindergarten doors. We will wait with any kids who can’t be picked up until 2:45 when school is normally done. Please make any necessary arrangements for your child as needed (daycare, dayhome, etc).
please be sure to check the weather so your child is dressed appropriately for the weather as we will likely be outside for most of the day: layers, jackets/sweaters, hats, proper shoes (in case of mud, rain, puddles, etc.), sunscreen (applied at home before coming to school).
– please send a good lunch AND snacks for your child as we will be at the Corn Maze all day.
– please send a water bottle for your child.

**Please send a large reusable bag on MONDAY, JUNE 17 for your child’s school things to bring home.

Transition Morning – Wednesday June 19
– every class in the school gets to rotate through each of the classes of their next grade. Our kinder kids will have the opportunity to meet the other Grade 1 teachers, get a sneak peak at the things they’ll get to do next year, and have a look at the Grade 1 classrooms.

Pizza Party – Wednesday June 19
– as a special treat for the kiddos, we will have a pizza party to celebrate our final days in Kindergarten together!

Last Day of School – Thursday June 20
– report cards will be sent home with your child.

Activity Day – Wednesday June 26
12:15 – 2:15 PM
– Even though kindergarten is technically finished, students are still welcome to join in on the fun at Activity Day at Ralph McCall!
– If your child would like to participate in Activity Day, please be aware that a parent/caregiver must stay with them the whole time. They can not be dropped off.

Call for Playdough!

Hey everyone! I am hoping to use playdough for a couple activities over the next couple weeks, but the stuff we currently have is in its final days. We could use maybe 3 new recipes of playdough, so if you are able to help, please leave a comment below! I do have a great recipe to use as well (see below).

1 cup flour
2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 cup water (or a little more)
1/2 cup salt
1 Tbsp oil
food colour

Cook and stir over medium heat continuously until it forms a ball. Knead on floured counter until elastic and smooth. Keep in a plastic container with lid. Will last a long time.

Peek at the Week

SHAPES
Earlier this year, the kids learned about 2D or “flat” shapes. Today we started looking at 3D or “fat” shapes. We did a hunt around our classroom for some 3D shapes, then went on a walk around the school to find even more! The kids challenge today is to find some 3D shapes at home to share with the class tomorrow. Please leave a comment below with some of the items you found together and what the 3D shape is! 

FIELD TRIP
Field trip forms and payment (online please!) is due this Wednesday, June 5th. The field trip to the Calgary Corn Maze is next Wednesday, June 12.

BOOK ORDERS
Book order deadline is this Thursday, June 6. Check your child’s mailbag today for the book order.

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL  – Last day of school for kindergarten is Thursday, June 20th and Report Cards will be sent home then with your child.