Week 3 Update

Monday was our fire inspection and we passed with flying colours. The students all exited the building quickly and safely. They were excited to see the firemen and fire truck.

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As we continue our IPC unit focusing on playing pretend, the students used the puppets they made last week to play some stories.

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They have also been using our magnet board to reenact some of the traditional tales we’ve been reading in this unit.

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Because this unit focuses on playing pretend and make-believe, we are going to have this term’s class trip be to the Dongrami Theatre. We will have a tour of the theatre backstage and get the opportunity to learn what goes into making a production and even try on some costumes on the stage themselves.  It will be a half-day trip and we will be back to the school by 12:30 for lunch.

Please sign the permission form by Monday 28 January. It can be found here.

We completed our Math Buddies unit on measurement last week and this week we began studying the numbers 10-19. The students have been practicing making sets of numbers using manipulatives and also wrote their first number sentences (a precursor to addition).

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In PE we tried a new activity: crab walk kicks. Students walked like crabs and tried to kick a ball into the net. We also did some balance activities with beanbags. We played Duck Duck Goose and also introduced a new game called What Time is it Mr. Wolf.

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During developmental play time, we have seen some evolution in the common stories that are played. Our airplane got seats and Superman got super vision.

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We began our kindness-focussed morning meetings and learned a chant that helps get us excited about being kind.

1, 2, 3, 4 Kindness counts, let’s show some more!

2, 6, 8, 10 Kindness counts, so count me in!

As promised, here is next week’s Kindness Morning Meeting plans. Week 2 giving compliments I hope these plans are helping you to reinforce our positive values at home.

Have a wonderful weekend and we’ll see you Monday!