Whole School Halloween Blog
LBS is planning low-key Halloween activities on Thursday October 29.
If children are planning to dress up at school, please discuss plans with them for:
a costume that is comfortable to wear all day: able to sit down, move around easily and complete school tasks throughout the day,
regular sanitizing and hand-washing, as usual,
using an AHS face mask, costumes with attached masks or other “Halloween masks” are not to be worn and are not suitable for preventing the spread of airborne droplets,
school-appropriate themes (no gore, weapons and so on),
no shared food to be brought to school.
Children are not required to wear costumes and may choose to wear orange and black. If your family does not participate in Halloween, there will be alternate tasks and activities provided.
Students will be looking at examples/non-examples of costumes in their classrooms. Based on the weather, we may hold a costume parade outside. Students are asked to maintain physical distancing during this outdoor event. We will send an invitation via text to families if an outdoor parade will occur. Families will be invited to view the parade from outside the edges of our school field.
October 30 is a CBE system-wide non-instructional day. Please mark your calendars, as this is a ‘No School’ day.
As you noticed this week in the mornings, we have begun soft entry. The children are asked to come in as soon as they arrive, remove their boots and then head to the classroom to engage in morning play with their table groups.
Your child came home with a package of photo proofs- Oct. 14 (PM K's) and Oct. 15 (AM K's) Deadline for ordering is Oct. 23. If you missed Picture Day retakes will be on November 3. If you wish to have retakes, please send in your photo package on retake day.
This week we focused on the letter Mm. Ask your child what the action and sound is for the letter Mm. (hint-magic mop)
We continued to work on AB patterns using two colors today. The children chose two colors to create their own patterns in their workbooks. The also learned that the part of the pattern that repeats is called the 'core'. Ask your child about their pattern.
We reviewed what each of us is thankful for and then illustrated our thoughts in our Journals. Ask your child what they drew!
October 23-PM Kinders attend and photo orders due
October 29-Halloween at school
November 3-photo retake day
This week we focused on the letter Uu this week and read Uncle Upton's story about being an upside down umpire! We learned the action for the letter Uu, point at the sky and say 'uh'. Ask your child what words we brainstormed that start with Uu.
Our inspiration for art this week came from the story The Leaf Man. (which can be found online if you wish to see it and listen to a read aloud) The children were able to take the leaves they were given and create a drawing of what they thought their leaf could be using their imagination.
This week we read Thankful for Thanksgiving. We then each shared, in front of our peers, what we were thankful for. Please ask your child what they said and continue the discussion as we will be revisiting what we are each thankful for next week to complete a journal entry!
Everyone is keenly aware of the changes we have all had to make in our lives due to COVID-19. At school, we have been discussing how celebrations and events can continue in ways that fit within our current protocols. We recognize that many children and families love to share their creative talents through costumes and make up for Halloween. This year, we will include time to recognize Halloween in a low-key way:
Children are not required to wear costumes or may choose to wear orange and black. If your family does not participate in Halloween, there will be alternate tasks and activities provided.
Watch for more details in our classroom blog over the next few weeks.
October 16-AM Kinders attend
October 23-PM Kinders attend
October 29-Halloween at school
A reminder that the all school staff and students are required to do the Covid health assessment each day before they come to school (link below). Please share this assessment with any caregivers that look after your children as well.
This week we focused on the letter "0" and the 'ah' sound. We introduced the story of Ollie Ostrich. The students were given a lesson on how to write the letter O using sand paper letters. We practiced writing the letter O in our workbooks and drew pictures of things that started with the letter O. We put special emphasis on "O" words that started with the 'ah' sound such as Ostrich, Octagon, Olive, Orange and Octopus. On October 1 the students were excited when they realized that October starts with the 'ah' sound as well! Ask your child what Ollie Ostrich's action is for the letter 'O" (hint says 'say ah")
On Orange Shirt Day we talked about how children matter. We had a discussion and students were given the opportunity to share why they matter.
Thank you for sending in leaves. We did some crayon rubbings and practiced using the crayons lightly and keeping the paper still to make a good leaf print!
We will be starting to do work on our EYE (Early Years Evaluation) Assessments this week. Here is a letter that explains more about the program.
October 9 Non-Instructional Day-No School
October 12 Thanksgiving Day-No School
Julie Kawchuk and Michelle Romanko
Please click on the link above and look for the Kindergarten Video
This week we focused on the letter "P". We introduced the Story of Polly Panda and demonstrated how to write the letter P by showing the students the sand paper letters as a large group. Students were each given their own workbook to practice the letter in. Once finished, they were able to draw pictures of things that start with the letter "P". Ask your child what Polly Panda's action is for the letter 'P'. (hint-painting)
We have been learning how to sort materials into groups by size, shape, color and texture. We also used these materials to create AB repeating patterns. Ask your child what kind of pattern they made.
In Gym, we focused on our locomotor skills. Practicing movements such as jumping, hopping, galloping, skipping, etc. We also enjoyed the Terry Fox Run outside by walking around the entire field!
Orange shirt day September 30
Orange Shirt Day (September 30th) is a day when we honour the Indigenous children who were sent away to residential schools in Canada. All students are invited to wear an orange shirt on September 30 to recognize this day.
Please send different varieties of leaves to school with your child on Monday September 28. We will be using these leaves for art, sorting, and patterning.
Picture day is Tuesday September 29. Students will be having individual pictures taken, no class photo will be taken at this time.
September 30-Orange Shirt Day
October 2- PM Kinders Attend
Michelle Romanko and Julie Kawchuk