Wow! What a special week we had celebrating a Canadian Hero. A visit from Terry's uncle, a 6km walk to and around Henderson Lake and raising approximately $4000.00 for cancer research. Thank you so much for all your support and a special thanks to those parents who were able to join us as supervisors. The kids did so great and loved the "high-fives" to students from the other West Side schools. Awesome.
We'd like to welcome Gracie North Peigan to our classroom! I've been so proud of the students in my class for being so warm and caring towards her, trying their best to show her the ropes. Way to go!
Please be aware that Gracie has an allergy to peanuts, pumpkin and sunflower seeds. We are encouraging students to be very NUT AWARE. If you do plan on sending peanut butter etc., please remind your child about not sharing, and about washing hands afterwards. Thanks so much.
Students who have submitted orders should have received a small prize today. They are also entered in to regular draws for other prizes for the remainder of the fundraiser.
Home reading will start very soon. There is a bit of a delay, (I thought we would be up and running today) as the Grade One classes are in the process of purchasing a licence to RAZ Kids, the online reading program. Once that is put in place, a note will be sent home explaining the program, as well as other options for home reading if you prefer. It's such an exciting program, my daughter LOVES it. It has added an extra element of motivation to complete home reading each night!
In the meantime, please continue to practice your weekly sight words and read each night at home. If you would like to borrow any home reading books of mine, please come and see me at any time and I'd love to lend you some!
Welcome Miss Crozon
We welcomed Miss Taylor Crozon to our classroom today! She comes to us from the University of Lethbridge and will be with us Monday and Wednesday mornings until Christmas. She is taking Education 2500 and will be taking on the role of observing, assisting and teaching small groups under my guidance. We are so happy to have her!
We are beginning to wrap up our Colors unit in Science. This Friday we will be extracting color from flowers, leaves etc to create a work of art! I will be providing flowers etc. for the project, but if you have some colorful ones in your flower beds at home that you'd like to cut and send in we would love it. :)
Our school collects pop tabs and donates them on a regular basis to the Alberta Children's Hospital. They are recycled and used to make wheelchairs. I have a container in my classroom where we keep them on display. Each month we take the container to an assembly and add them to the giant bin. If this is something you'd like to participate in, we would love it! Such a good lesson for students!
Show and Share
The Show and Share schedule has been completed and will be sent home tomorrow. Everyone is so excited!
October 2: Our first Character Education assembly and an introduction to our MMH Families!
October 3: The first of a series of lessons from Melanie, our MMH Occupational Therapist
October 14: THANKSGIVING NO SCHOOL
October 15: PD DAY NO SCHOOL
October 22: Picture Retake Day
October 24 & 25: PD DAYS NO SCHOOL
October 31: Halloween! Students are invited to wear costumes in the AFTERNOON. No weapons please!