One Week Down

Well, the Kindies all survived their first week of full days!  I’m so proud of them all!  It takes a lot of energy in these first weeks to learn all the new rules and routines.  Your child may be coming home tired and/or emotional.   This is pretty common for the beginning of the school year and will get easier as the weeks go on.  We can do this!

So far in Part time Kindergarten we have been exploring the classroom play centres and have been introduced to our collection of Math tubs.  We have been learning about our classroom rules and are learning about our school community.  In the week ahead we will be working on our first phonograms (o, c, and a), learning their sounds and forming them on our whiteboards.  We will also be introducing numbers 1-5 with a variety of games and activities.  In Bible we will learn from the greatest teacher, Jesus, as we look at some of his great parables.

On Tuesday I will be sending home your child’s first memory verse in their home folder (“All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” – Romans 3:23).  Please review this verse with your child throughout the week.  They will be tested on it next week.  Having said that, I am looking for a parent who would be willing to volunteer 15 minutes each week to listen to the children say their verses.  Either Wednesday or Thursday mornings would work for us.  Please email me if you are interested.  Thanks!

On Tuesday you will also find a brown bag in your child’s home folder.  Please read the instructions attached to the bag and help your child find 3 items from home that are meaningful to him/her.  I am looking forward to seeing what everyone brings!

The children will be visiting Mrs. Britz in the library again this Wednesday afternoon.  Please be sure to send your child’s library book back to school on Wednesday morning in their Library bag and place it in the black crate outside of our classroom door.

I wanted to make parents aware that we do have a child with a peanut allergy in our Kindie classroom.  At this time we are not asking for the classroom to be peanut free but do require that if you are bringing in any treats for the children (eg. Birthdays, Valentine’s Day etc) that they be peanut free.  Thanks!