Last week was a very busy one in Kindergarten. We got a new projector for our Smartboard which saw us decamp to the Computer Lab for a day and a bit. We hope to go for another visit very soon; those Storybots are so much fun! We also helped four of our classmates move to a new Kindergarten class when the primary grades were reorganized to accommodate the growing population of students at our school. We miss them but do get to see them on the playground. Friday was the Terry Fox Run and we joined the school in a loud and exciting run, walk, skip, and jump around the school. The more I think about it... this much activity is pretty typical in Kindergarten and our children handled it all so very well. It's a great time to be in Kindergarten and I do feel so very fortunate to spend my days with this remarkable group of very intelligent, very kind, and extremely fun-loving group of little people. Once again, thank you for the privilege of being your child's teacher.
Orange Shirt Day - September 30
Some of classes at Victoria West Elementary will observe Orange Day on September 30. This day, and it's campaign of "Every Child Matters", is becoming an important event on the path to reconciliation as we honour the experiences of those who attended residential schools. The day grew out of the experience of Phyllis Webstad and while the history and legacy of Residential Schools may be too heavy to explain to very young children, we can focus on the messages of inclusion, acceptance, and the right to be heard. Kindergarten students are welcome to wear an orange shirt to school to mark the day.
Parent/Teacher Interviews - October 5 and 6
Students will be dismissed at lunch time on October 5th and 6th for Parent/Teacher Interviews. These short interviews will give us a chance to meet and to discuss how your child has settled into Kindergarten. We'll take quick look at FreshGrade which is the portfolio system I'll be using to report student progress this year. Please take a minute to book an interview time by clicking on Parent/Teacher Interviews and following the directions.