Websites & Links
We have opened a new page on the website. It provides links to websites and educational videos suitable for Kindergarten students. We have used many of them in class... so please click and enjoy!
Eggs & Eyed Eggs
The big news this week is the arrival of our salmon eggs. It marks the continuation of the Classroom Incubation Program. We are giving the eggs times to adjust to the classroom environment before we open them up to viewing. While you wait, you can find out more about our work by clicking on the link.
Chinese New Year - February 9
You may have noticed we have started our celebration of Chinese New Year. We are learning lots and preparing for our main celebration on February 9th. We are planning a Chinese feast for lunch and need some help to organize this event. We are planning a dragon parade for the afternoon and everyone is welcome to attend.
Valentine Card Exchange - February 15
We will celebrate Valentines Day between February 9th and 15th. It crosses over with Chinese New Year but such is the craziness of February. The giving and receiving of Valentines is a significant event in Kindergarten. We will exchange valentines on Monday, February 15th. If your child wants to bring valentines, you can help make it a successful experience by preparing a valentine for everyone in the class. You can get a list of names from the classroom slideshow on the Our Class & Playdates page. This page is password protected. Please contact Mr. Adams if you need the password.
Ready, Set, Learn - February 17
Ready, Set, Learn is scheduled for February 17th from 10:30 - 12:00. This early learning initiative is hosted by each elementary school. Ready, Set, Learn is intended to facilitate partnerships between schools and local community agencies for families of three year olds to begin to build positive connections with their neighbourhood school and community support agencies. Please pass this information on to any neighbour who may have a three year old and who does not already have a student attending Vic West School.
100th Day of School - February 26
The Kindergarten classes will celebrate the 100th day of school on February 26th. We count it as the mid-way point in the school year and it is a fun day.
As part of the festivities students will collect, count, and place 100 small objects. A collection bag will be sent home closer to the day. Students will use their collections in some fun-filled learning activities after which they will be returned to the students to bring home. All of the objects should be the same and it is important the collection bag close securely over the 100 objects, so please help your child count and choose 100 objects small enough to fit in the bag. Some ideas include:
There are other activites we will complete during the day; if you'd like to help out let Mr. Adams know. Thanks for helping make our 100th Day of School Celebration a success!