Happy March!

We spent much of February focusing on the health of our Whole Being. This means our body, mind, heart and spirit.  To develop healthy practices for our bodies we talked about what kind of food is healthy for our body. This included planning and making a snack of “healthy ice cream!” 


We also had some visitors come in to teach us some jump rope tricks to get our hearts beating! Around Valentines we focused on making our hearts happy and healthy, and how when we treat others with kindness, it fills our heart. We discussed how we can connect to our spirit by spending time with our families, smudging and connecting with the land.

And of course we are always helping our mind grow through daily learning challenges.



In March we will be starting to explore other communities in Canada and compare how these communities are similar and different to our own.

Some important dates for March are:

March 11: Expanding The Circle Transition Evening

March 21: Parent Teacher Conferences 4 P.M-  7 P.M

March 22: Parent Teacher Conferences 9:00 Am – 12:00 P.M

March 25- April 5th – Spring Break

If you have any questions or would like to sign up for parent teacher conferences please contact the front office.

Let’s all keep our fingers crossed for warmer weather!

Much Love,

Kaitlyn 



Oki!

We spent the month of January exploring water! We may have come home a little wet a few days as this was a hands-on exploration! We looked at how water mixes with different materials and water in its different states. The preschoolers let us borrow their water table so we could explore items that float and sink. The water table also became a wonderful place to tell stories about the ocean and pirates!



We also created medicine wheels to show the water cycle. We now know how precious water is and that we must take care of it and not waste it.

In February, we are focusing on healthy hearts and bodies! This means talking about what we can do to take care of our bodies including proper nutrition and exercise. We will also be talking about how to take care of our hearts and our friends hearts.

A reminder that there is no school on February 14, 15 and 18. And we will be having our Valentine’s day celebration on February 13th.

I hope everyone is staying warm!!

Much love,

Ms. Kaitlyn 



Hello Everyone!

Happy Holiday Season to you and your family! We are excited to start our Christmas celebrations here at Niitsitapi. We will be practicing our song for the Christmas concert on a daily basis now, and I’m sure many of you will be hearing it at home as well. Throughout December we are also going to focus on the Winter Solstice. We will be talking about what the Winter Solstice is, how it affects us, and how people would have celebrated the Winter Solstice in the past.

We had a great time learning about and celebrating Metis culture in November. This included some jigging, learning about the Metis sash and flag, trying our very own dot art flowers and exploring the different Metis symbols around the school.



Parent Teacher conferences are coming up on December 13th and 14th.  Please call the front office to book a time. Some other important dates to keep in mind are:

Friday, December 7 – Non-Instructional Day

Tuesday, December 11 - Ronald McDonald Care Mobile

Wednesday, December 12 – Reading Rally

Thursday, December 13 and Friday, December 14 – Parent Teacher Conference

Wednesday, Dec 19th– Pajama Day

Thursday December 20th – Christmas Celebration

Friday December 21st – Last day of classes for Winter Break

Thursday, January 10th- School Resumes

As always please feel free to call, e-mail or stop in if you have any questions or concerns.

Much love,

Ms. Kaitlyn 



Tanishi Families!

I hope everyone had a safe and happy halloween! I loved seeing everyones costumes!

We finished up the month of October talking about our schools. We drew maps of the school and talked about how different people in our school have different responsibilities.  Before halloween we spent our time talking about spiders! We learned a lot of interesting facts about spiders. We also learned how we can find information about spiders and asked a lot of interesting questions.


In November we will be focusing on a few different things. It is National Metis month! So we will be learning about some important parts of Metis culture including dance, music, art and symbols.  If your family is Metis and you  have any stories you would like to share about being Metis please feel free to contact me! We are also going to move on from talking about our school to talking about our community. We will be learning about what is special about Calgary and the communities we come from. We will also talk about how our communities looked in the  past and what is different about them today.

Our remembrance day service is on November 6, so for the first week of November we will be talking about the meaning of this day and making  wreath to place during our ceremony.

And of course we continue to have target math and literacy groups focusing on fundamental skills such as letter sounds and number fluency.


If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to call me or send an e-mail. Happy November!

Much love,

Ms. Kaitlyn 




Oki!

Hello Families! Welcome to October. We welcomed the start of this month by recognizing Orange Shirt Day. Many of us wore Orange Shirts to remember that Every Child Matters and that each of us are special. Through out last week we talked about what makes each of us special and we made our own mini orange shirts to display.

This also ties in nicely with what we’ve been talking about for Social Studies. We’ve been focusing on “Belonging.” We began by talking about our homes and our families, and came up with some great describing words of how we feel when we are at home. Last week we started talking about belonging to our classroom and each of us got to design our perfect classroom and what we would put in it! There was a lot of Robots and a few Unicorns J We will be moving on to belonging to our school and to our community next.



In Science we’ve been talking about the changes we see in the Fall. We discussed how many things change in the fall such as the weather, the plants and the animals.  One thing that remains the same is Grandfather Rock. We took a walk outside and thought about what the Fall looks like to a Rock ,as it gets to watch all the beautiful changes around it. We then spent time creating fall trees from Grandfather rocks perspective.




As fall is often a time of celebrating with food, we spent some time learning about how Buffalo were hunted at Head Smashed in Buffalo Jump, and how the Buffalo provided everything from food to shelter. We then talked about where we get out food now and had an opportunity to try some fall foods such as cranberries and turnips!

We will be spending some time in October talking about things that are “ Hot and Cold.” We will of course also spend sometime celebrating Halloween, a much anticipated day!

If you have any questions or concerns please send me an e-mail or give me a call. I hope you all enjoy your fall break from October 8-12, and we’ll see you back at school on the 15!

Much Love,

 

Ms. Kaitlyn 



Oki!

Happy start of school! I hope everyone had a fantastic summer and is ready for school again!

My name is Kaitlyn Love. I’ve been at Niitsitapi Learning Centre for two and half years. Last year I was the teacher in the EDC room but this year I get to teach Grade 1 and 2 and I am so looking forward to it! I’d also like to introduce Chelsea Mitchell as our Educational Assistant. Chelsea has also been at Niitsitapi for 2 years.

We start the year off focusing on our routine. Everyday the children have a grab and go breakfast that they eat in the classroom with their friends. We then have time to our centers. We then start the morning off with Calendar and head into math. Patterns have been our focus so far, and we are seeing them everywhere! We then spend sometime focusing on literacy. Because we are a grade 1 and 2 class this means looking at letters and letter sounds as well as site words. We also use our journals to document the books we read and important things in our lives with both pictures and words.

After lunch we have been focusing on our colours unit for Science. We have been mixing different primary colours to see what colours they make.  We will be continuing with this for the next few weeks, seeing what happens when mix black and white with other colours.

I am looking forward to getting to know your children and your families. If you have any questions, concerns please don’t hesitate to send me an e-mail or give me a call!!

Much love,

Kaitlyn Love 


Ms. Kaitlyn

Happy March!

We spent much of February focusing on the health of our Whole Being. This means our body, mind, heart and spirit.  To develop healthy practices for our bodies we talked about what kind of food is healthy for our body. This included planning and making a snack of “healthy ice cream!” 


We also had some visitors come in to teach us some jump rope tricks to get our hearts beating! Around Valentines we focused on making our hearts happy and healthy, and how when we treat others with kindness, it fills our heart. We discussed how we can connect to our spirit by spending time with our families, smudging and connecting with the land.

And of course we are always helping our mind grow through daily learning challenges.



In March we will be starting to explore other communities in Canada and compare how these communities are similar and different to our own.

Some important dates for March are:

March 11: Expanding The Circle Transition Evening

March 21: Parent Teacher Conferences 4 P.M-  7 P.M

March 22: Parent Teacher Conferences 9:00 Am – 12:00 P.M

March 25- April 5th – Spring Break

If you have any questions or would like to sign up for parent teacher conferences please contact the front office.

Let’s all keep our fingers crossed for warmer weather!

Much Love,

Kaitlyn 



Oki!

We spent the month of January exploring water! We may have come home a little wet a few days as this was a hands-on exploration! We looked at how water mixes with different materials and water in its different states. The preschoolers let us borrow their water table so we could explore items that float and sink. The water table also became a wonderful place to tell stories about the ocean and pirates!



We also created medicine wheels to show the water cycle. We now know how precious water is and that we must take care of it and not waste it.

In February, we are focusing on healthy hearts and bodies! This means talking about what we can do to take care of our bodies including proper nutrition and exercise. We will also be talking about how to take care of our hearts and our friends hearts.

A reminder that there is no school on February 14, 15 and 18. And we will be having our Valentine’s day celebration on February 13th.

I hope everyone is staying warm!!

Much love,

Ms. Kaitlyn 



Hello Everyone!

Happy Holiday Season to you and your family! We are excited to start our Christmas celebrations here at Niitsitapi. We will be practicing our song for the Christmas concert on a daily basis now, and I’m sure many of you will be hearing it at home as well. Throughout December we are also going to focus on the Winter Solstice. We will be talking about what the Winter Solstice is, how it affects us, and how people would have celebrated the Winter Solstice in the past.

We had a great time learning about and celebrating Metis culture in November. This included some jigging, learning about the Metis sash and flag, trying our very own dot art flowers and exploring the different Metis symbols around the school.



Parent Teacher conferences are coming up on December 13th and 14th.  Please call the front office to book a time. Some other important dates to keep in mind are:

Friday, December 7 – Non-Instructional Day

Tuesday, December 11 - Ronald McDonald Care Mobile

Wednesday, December 12 – Reading Rally

Thursday, December 13 and Friday, December 14 – Parent Teacher Conference

Wednesday, Dec 19th– Pajama Day

Thursday December 20th – Christmas Celebration

Friday December 21st – Last day of classes for Winter Break

Thursday, January 10th- School Resumes

As always please feel free to call, e-mail or stop in if you have any questions or concerns.

Much love,

Ms. Kaitlyn 



Tanishi Families!

I hope everyone had a safe and happy halloween! I loved seeing everyones costumes!

We finished up the month of October talking about our schools. We drew maps of the school and talked about how different people in our school have different responsibilities.  Before halloween we spent our time talking about spiders! We learned a lot of interesting facts about spiders. We also learned how we can find information about spiders and asked a lot of interesting questions.


In November we will be focusing on a few different things. It is National Metis month! So we will be learning about some important parts of Metis culture including dance, music, art and symbols.  If your family is Metis and you  have any stories you would like to share about being Metis please feel free to contact me! We are also going to move on from talking about our school to talking about our community. We will be learning about what is special about Calgary and the communities we come from. We will also talk about how our communities looked in the  past and what is different about them today.

Our remembrance day service is on November 6, so for the first week of November we will be talking about the meaning of this day and making  wreath to place during our ceremony.

And of course we continue to have target math and literacy groups focusing on fundamental skills such as letter sounds and number fluency.


If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to call me or send an e-mail. Happy November!

Much love,

Ms. Kaitlyn 




Oki!

Hello Families! Welcome to October. We welcomed the start of this month by recognizing Orange Shirt Day. Many of us wore Orange Shirts to remember that Every Child Matters and that each of us are special. Through out last week we talked about what makes each of us special and we made our own mini orange shirts to display.

This also ties in nicely with what we’ve been talking about for Social Studies. We’ve been focusing on “Belonging.” We began by talking about our homes and our families, and came up with some great describing words of how we feel when we are at home. Last week we started talking about belonging to our classroom and each of us got to design our perfect classroom and what we would put in it! There was a lot of Robots and a few Unicorns J We will be moving on to belonging to our school and to our community next.



In Science we’ve been talking about the changes we see in the Fall. We discussed how many things change in the fall such as the weather, the plants and the animals.  One thing that remains the same is Grandfather Rock. We took a walk outside and thought about what the Fall looks like to a Rock ,as it gets to watch all the beautiful changes around it. We then spent time creating fall trees from Grandfather rocks perspective.




As fall is often a time of celebrating with food, we spent some time learning about how Buffalo were hunted at Head Smashed in Buffalo Jump, and how the Buffalo provided everything from food to shelter. We then talked about where we get out food now and had an opportunity to try some fall foods such as cranberries and turnips!

We will be spending some time in October talking about things that are “ Hot and Cold.” We will of course also spend sometime celebrating Halloween, a much anticipated day!

If you have any questions or concerns please send me an e-mail or give me a call. I hope you all enjoy your fall break from October 8-12, and we’ll see you back at school on the 15!

Much Love,

 

Ms. Kaitlyn 



Oki!

Happy start of school! I hope everyone had a fantastic summer and is ready for school again!

My name is Kaitlyn Love. I’ve been at Niitsitapi Learning Centre for two and half years. Last year I was the teacher in the EDC room but this year I get to teach Grade 1 and 2 and I am so looking forward to it! I’d also like to introduce Chelsea Mitchell as our Educational Assistant. Chelsea has also been at Niitsitapi for 2 years.

We start the year off focusing on our routine. Everyday the children have a grab and go breakfast that they eat in the classroom with their friends. We then have time to our centers. We then start the morning off with Calendar and head into math. Patterns have been our focus so far, and we are seeing them everywhere! We then spend sometime focusing on literacy. Because we are a grade 1 and 2 class this means looking at letters and letter sounds as well as site words. We also use our journals to document the books we read and important things in our lives with both pictures and words.

After lunch we have been focusing on our colours unit for Science. We have been mixing different primary colours to see what colours they make.  We will be continuing with this for the next few weeks, seeing what happens when mix black and white with other colours.

I am looking forward to getting to know your children and your families. If you have any questions, concerns please don’t hesitate to send me an e-mail or give me a call!!

Much love,

Kaitlyn Love 


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