Home Reading

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On Thursday I sent home a Home Readng sheet in your child’s folder.  Each time you read to your child (or your child reads to you) for 10 minutes have them colour one of the pictures.  At the end of the school year the can return it for a prize!

Spelling Words

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Since Spring Break the Kindies have been working on learning spelling words, five each week.  They are learning to say the word and then stretch it out to hear the beginning, middle, and ending sounds.  There are no tests given at the end of the week but we do hope that these words will become the basis of our reading repertoire.  We are taking a little break from the routine this week but next week’s words are: bag, beg, big, bog, and bug.

Here are a some photos of the kids building their words in fun ways during Centers:


Summer Uniform

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During the months of April, May, and June (as well as September and October) Highroad students may wear summer uniform pieces.  These include (for K-6) navy shorts (Neat Uniform brand only) and black, white, or brown sandals (must have a back strap). Please make sure there are no additional colours, patterns, lights, or animated pictures.  Socks are optional.  Having said that, it is a good idea to have an extra pair of socks in your child’s backpack for when they change into their gym shoes.

The Big Surprise

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Last week we learned a very big word…oviparous!  It is what we call animals that lay eggs.  We also knew that there was a surprise coming to our class on Thursday.  You may have already heard that we are now the proud owners of six cute little caterpillars!  It’s going to be fun to watch them grow and change in the days and weeks ahead.  Feel free to come into the classroom and see them!


June Dates

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Here are some dates to put on your calendar for next month…which will be here before we know it!

June 14 – noon dismissal

June 20 – Part Time and Full Time Kindergarten fieldtrip to Go Bananas

June 21 – K-3 Fun Day (noon dismissal)

June 22 – Kindie Grad



May Dates

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Can it really be May already?  This year is flying by!  Here are some important dates coming up this month:

Wednesday, May 3 – Jeans Day

Please purchase a button at the office for $5 if you would like your child to participate and wear jeans on Wednesday.  All proceeds go towards Children’s Hospital.  Otherwise, it will be a full dress uniform day.

Wednesday, May 17 – Super Hero Day

All K-3 students are invited to dress up as super heroes.  Feel free to get as creative as you’d like if you don’t already have a costume for your child.  Dollar store table cloths work well as capes in a pinch!

Monday, May 29 – Spring Sing (7 pm)

This is a K-12 event.  Mrs. Caswell has been working with our class to prepare a song to perform.  You may drop off your child in our classroom at 6:45 and then find a seat in the auditorium.  Feel free to invite friends and family members!

Wednesday, May 31 – Knight Day

Thursday, June 1 – 100 Day!

Details to follow but you may wish to start thinking about a costume.  We will be dressing as 100 year olds!