Individual Picture Day
Please remember individual student photos will be taken October 8th. Our class is scheduled second so there is a pretty good chance the squeaky clean individual you send to school will actually be reflected in the finished photograph. If you are sending your order through the school, please send it in on October 8th. You can also order online once you have seen the proofs.
Thanksgiving & Apple Turkeys
October 12th is Thanksgiving Day and school will be closed for the holiday. Over the next few days we will complete a few Thanksgiving Day activities. They'll come home at the end of the week. One of them is a book called "Turkeys Everywhere". It's a pattern book that the children will have practiced reading and will probably read to you from memory. This is an important stage in learning to read. It's about playing at reading while we learn to read and you need to be careful not to undermine the process. Please check this link on decoding words before you have your child read to you. Remember to keep it fun and light hearted!
On Friday, October 9th we'll be making apple turkeys in the afternoon. We are going to share the experience with the other kindergarten class and could use some help to make it work. If you'd like to volunteer, please meet Mr. Adams in the classroom at 12:00 so we can prepare for the activity.
Parent Teacher Interviews
I have opened a page on the website to assist with the scheduling of Parent/Teacher Interviews on October 21 and 22. Please remember students will be dismissed at 11:50. Interviews will begin at 12:15 and I encourage you to sign-up for a fifteen minute slot on one of the two days. Please click on the link Parent/Teacher Interviews for more details.
You may recall that earlier in the year you signed a permission slip allowing the development of an electronic portfolio for your child. Late next week I will send you an invitation to view your child's FreshGrade Portfolio. Please set up your account and take some time to look through your child's portfolio. We'll discuss it at the Parent/Teacher Interview.
FreshGrade Parent Evening
Please join Mr. Adams, Mr. Edwards and Ms. Prince at a FreshGrade Parent Evening on October 28th from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. The three of us are piloting the use of FreshGrade for reporting this year and we'd like to share information about it with you. We'll provide some background information about the impact this approach to reporting student progress can have on learning and teaching. You'll be able to ask questions and find out more about what you can do to help your child get the most out of school and learning.
A couple of parents have volunteered to drive for our fieldtrip to Goldstream to see the salmon run on Friday, November 13, 2015. But we are still looking for spaces for about 10 students. Please let Mr. Adams know if you can drive and begin the paperwork process ASAP. It's a great day! Invite your boss if you think it may help (Yes, a parent did this once and the guy actually volunteered to drive!) and thanks for your support.