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# May/ June | Swimming and Sports Day!

Oki, Tansi, Hello everyone!

We have had a busy month staying very active and learning some new games.  In PE, we finished off our basketball unit and did some gymnastics activities.  A lot of our gymnastics activities are through our obstacle course that is updated weekly.  Children practiced somersaults, log rolls, using the narrow balance beam, jumping down safely, and various other activities. This has been ongoing all year. We were also very fortunate to also have swimming lessons!  Children from Kindergarten - Grade 3 were able to participate in swim lesson grouped to ability levels.  Children learned how to be safe in the water, basic swim strokes, how to tread water, and jump in the deep end! They especially loved the water slides and climbing walls on the last day.  As we move into June, we are moving gym class outdoors and learning how to play kickball.

We are also having a hip hop residency come in for National Indigenous Week to teach routines for all children from EDC to Grade 3.  Sound Kreations were here last year and we are very lucky to have them back this year!  Zam is fantastic and is doing a great job teaching the kids some new hip hop moves. Just like last year, each class will put on a performance for the whole school.  Families are more than welcome to attend!  The performance will be: Thursday June 20 at 2:20pm.

We have also had Decidedly Jazz here every Friday during PE times to teach the children various dance routines to jazz music. Children from Kindergarten to Grade 3 are having a lot of fun participating in different routines.

In math groups, we have been learning about 3D and 2D shapes and how to determine various attributes including vertices, faces, and edges.  We had a lot of fun making 3-D shapes using nets which children coloured, cut out, and then folded/ glued together.  We are currently learning about fractions; how fractions are parts that make up a whole, where are fractions are used, and what fractions look like.

Please let me know if you have any questions. Also, make sure children come to school with sunscreen and a hat if possible as we will be outside next week for PE.

Important Dates:

June 20: Sound Kreations Hip Hop Performance at 2:20

June 28: Transition Ceremony 11-12

June 28: Last day of classes

June 29: PD day

Have a great day!

# April | Spring is Almost Here!

Oki, Tansi, Hello everyone,

Welcome back from Spring Break!

We have been settling back into learning very quickly with lots to do.  In PE, we have started our basketball unit.  We are learning how to dribble the ball and take a shot at the basket.  It is very exciting when we are able to get the ball in the hoop!  This week, we started focusing on basketball games and learning basic rules of play.  We are learning how to safely get the ball from another player without touching them, how to pass to another team member, and also to only take 5 steps with the ball (so children all get a turn with the basketball).

We are also grateful to have Mr. Andrew of Boost Athletics continue to come during lunch time every Wednesday to play soccer with students.  As we move into May, we look forward to gymnastics and swimming.

All children will have the opportunity to participate in swimming lessons with swimming instructors once a day from May 27 - May 31.  Swimming forms will go home in the next couple of weeks.  There will be no cost to families.  In order to go, swimming field trip forms and swimming ability forms MUST be returned before lessons begin so children can be grouped accordingly. Students will need to bring a swimsuit and towel each day.  All information will be listed on the field trip forms, including your child's swim time.

In Grade 3 math groups, we continued working with subtraction after the break.  We learned how to borrow one ten from the tens column and bring it to the ones column and then rewrite the number. We used unifix cubes and ones/tens charts to help us visualize how we take a ten and break it into ones.  We are now beginning work with multiplication and are learning how to make arrays to represent multiplication sentences.

Important Dates:

May 17: PD Day (NO SCHOOL)

May 20: Victoria Day (NO SCHOOL)

May 27-31: School-wide swimming lessons

Have a great day!

# March | Soccer, Soccer, Soccer!

Oki, Tansi, Hello everyone,

I hope everyone finds this message well.  We have had a busy month in March!  As we look forward to spring break, we have been fine-tuning our soccer skills; learning how to pass the ball and stop it, how to kick the ball using the inside of our feet, and of course, play games!  Even though we have been working hard on our skills, we just love chasing the soccer ball from one end of the gym to the other when playing against another team!

We have also been very fortunate to have a soccer residency; Andrew of Boost Athletics has spent all week teaching students from EDC to Grade 3 some soccer tricks and skills.  Students have enjoyed learning how to balance the soccer ball in various animal poses (eg. on the nose as a seal and between your neck and head like a camel), how to do some cool tricks (using our feet, head, and thighs to keep the ball off the ground), and playing some more games!  We are very grateful he could help teach us and we will continue to look forward to him coming every Wednesday during recess to play soccer with us.

Grade 3 math groups have been working on adding (2-digit no regrouping and regrouping), mental math skills (doubles, +1, +0), rounding to the nearest 10, and odd/even numbers. Our small group has enjoyed learning these concepts through various activities including games and buddy work.  We will be carrying on with subtraction coming up.  You are more than welcome to book in time with me during conferences if your child has math with me; I would be happy to chat with you about your child's progress.

Important Dates:

Book Fair: March 18-22

Parent/ Teacher Conferences: March 21 (4:30-7:00) and March 22 (9:00-12:00)

Spring Break: March 23 - April 7

PD Day: April 22 (NO SCHOOL)

Have a great spring break!

Miss Lauren

# February | Jump Rope For Heart

Hello everyone,

February is a very busy month at the NLC from having wonderful student nurses at our school and learning about healthy foods, to Valentine's Day and the Jelly Bean Dance.  We are also very excited to be running Jump Rope For Heart.  This year it will be running from February 25 - 28.  We are very fortunate to have Ms. Ilona, an ECP in Mr. Ivan's room, bring her son in who is a professional jump roper on Monday Feb 25!  He will be giving each gym class a quick demonstration and then he will be teaching the kids some fun games and jump rope skills.  For the remainder of the week, I will be continuing to do jump rope activities in gym class.  Embedded in these activities are discussions on how we can keep our hearts healthy, what the heart does in our body and how we can listen to it, and the importance of exercise.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the school.

Thank you!

Lauren

# January |  Stay Warm Everyone!

## Oki, Tansi, Hello!

I hope everyone has had a great month and is adjusting well into the new year.  Some of you may remember me as Ms. Lauren from EDC where I spent a year working with all the lovely little children in Ms. Jocelyn's class while she was away on maternity leave.  I am very excited to be now teaching PE four days a week, leading a grade 3 math group, and spending time in Kindergarten.  I feel very lucky to have the opportunity to meet all the other children around the school and get to know them.

In gym, we have been doing badminton for most of January.  We have been learning basic skills that include ready stance, how to hold the racquet using a forehand grip, and how to hold the birdie.  Children enjoyed learning how to bounce the birdie on their racquet and see how many times they could hit it in a row!  We also practiced learning how to rally with  partner; children learned how to serve the birdie to their partner and hit it back and forth.  It was very exciting when we were able to successfully hit the birdie back to our partner!

Towards the end of the month, we also started some games and learned about two main objectives of badminton: to keep the birdie off the ground and to get it over the net.  We learned where to stand on the court and how to work together with our teammates to successfully get the birdie back over the net.

As we move into February, we will be focusing on some team-building games, learning some dances for our Valentines' Day dance (Feb. 13), and doing some Jump Rope for Heart Activities.  We will also be continuing our school-wide Iinii Challenge to help us improve our health and fitness!  We have been working so hard doing our Mountain Climbers every day.

Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.

Lauren

Important Dates:

February 13 - Valentine's Day Dance 2:20-2:50 (wear red and pink all day!)

February 14/15 - NO SCHOOL (Teachers' Convention)

February 18 - NO SCHOOL (Family Day)

# May/ June | Swimming and Sports Day!

Oki, Tansi, Hello everyone!

We have had a busy month staying very active and learning some new games.  In PE, we finished off our basketball unit and did some gymnastics activities.  A lot of our gymnastics activities are through our obstacle course that is updated weekly.  Children practiced somersaults, log rolls, using the narrow balance beam, jumping down safely, and various other activities. This has been ongoing all year. We were also very fortunate to also have swimming lessons!  Children from Kindergarten - Grade 3 were able to participate in swim lesson grouped to ability levels.  Children learned how to be safe in the water, basic swim strokes, how to tread water, and jump in the deep end! They especially loved the water slides and climbing walls on the last day.  As we move into June, we are moving gym class outdoors and learning how to play kickball.

We are also having a hip hop residency come in for National Indigenous Week to teach routines for all children from EDC to Grade 3.  Sound Kreations were here last year and we are very lucky to have them back this year!  Zam is fantastic and is doing a great job teaching the kids some new hip hop moves. Just like last year, each class will put on a performance for the whole school.  Families are more than welcome to attend!  The performance will be: Thursday June 20 at 2:20pm.

We have also had Decidedly Jazz here every Friday during PE times to teach the children various dance routines to jazz music. Children from Kindergarten to Grade 3 are having a lot of fun participating in different routines.

In math groups, we have been learning about 3D and 2D shapes and how to determine various attributes including vertices, faces, and edges.  We had a lot of fun making 3-D shapes using nets which children coloured, cut out, and then folded/ glued together.  We are currently learning about fractions; how fractions are parts that make up a whole, where are fractions are used, and what fractions look like.

Please let me know if you have any questions. Also, make sure children come to school with sunscreen and a hat if possible as we will be outside next week for PE.

Important Dates:

June 20: Sound Kreations Hip Hop Performance at 2:20

June 28: Transition Ceremony 11-12

June 28: Last day of classes

June 29: PD day

Have a great day!

# April | Spring is Almost Here!

Oki, Tansi, Hello everyone,

Welcome back from Spring Break!

We have been settling back into learning very quickly with lots to do.  In PE, we have started our basketball unit.  We are learning how to dribble the ball and take a shot at the basket.  It is very exciting when we are able to get the ball in the hoop!  This week, we started focusing on basketball games and learning basic rules of play.  We are learning how to safely get the ball from another player without touching them, how to pass to another team member, and also to only take 5 steps with the ball (so children all get a turn with the basketball).

We are also grateful to have Mr. Andrew of Boost Athletics continue to come during lunch time every Wednesday to play soccer with students.  As we move into May, we look forward to gymnastics and swimming.

All children will have the opportunity to participate in swimming lessons with swimming instructors once a day from May 27 - May 31.  Swimming forms will go home in the next couple of weeks.  There will be no cost to families.  In order to go, swimming field trip forms and swimming ability forms MUST be returned before lessons begin so children can be grouped accordingly. Students will need to bring a swimsuit and towel each day.  All information will be listed on the field trip forms, including your child's swim time.

In Grade 3 math groups, we continued working with subtraction after the break.  We learned how to borrow one ten from the tens column and bring it to the ones column and then rewrite the number. We used unifix cubes and ones/tens charts to help us visualize how we take a ten and break it into ones.  We are now beginning work with multiplication and are learning how to make arrays to represent multiplication sentences.

Important Dates:

May 17: PD Day (NO SCHOOL)

May 20: Victoria Day (NO SCHOOL)

May 27-31: School-wide swimming lessons

Have a great day!

# March | Soccer, Soccer, Soccer!

Oki, Tansi, Hello everyone,

I hope everyone finds this message well.  We have had a busy month in March!  As we look forward to spring break, we have been fine-tuning our soccer skills; learning how to pass the ball and stop it, how to kick the ball using the inside of our feet, and of course, play games!  Even though we have been working hard on our skills, we just love chasing the soccer ball from one end of the gym to the other when playing against another team!

We have also been very fortunate to have a soccer residency; Andrew of Boost Athletics has spent all week teaching students from EDC to Grade 3 some soccer tricks and skills.  Students have enjoyed learning how to balance the soccer ball in various animal poses (eg. on the nose as a seal and between your neck and head like a camel), how to do some cool tricks (using our feet, head, and thighs to keep the ball off the ground), and playing some more games!  We are very grateful he could help teach us and we will continue to look forward to him coming every Wednesday during recess to play soccer with us.

Grade 3 math groups have been working on adding (2-digit no regrouping and regrouping), mental math skills (doubles, +1, +0), rounding to the nearest 10, and odd/even numbers. Our small group has enjoyed learning these concepts through various activities including games and buddy work.  We will be carrying on with subtraction coming up.  You are more than welcome to book in time with me during conferences if your child has math with me; I would be happy to chat with you about your child's progress.

Important Dates:

Book Fair: March 18-22

Parent/ Teacher Conferences: March 21 (4:30-7:00) and March 22 (9:00-12:00)

Spring Break: March 23 - April 7

PD Day: April 22 (NO SCHOOL)

Have a great spring break!

Miss Lauren

# February | Jump Rope For Heart

Hello everyone,

February is a very busy month at the NLC from having wonderful student nurses at our school and learning about healthy foods, to Valentine's Day and the Jelly Bean Dance.  We are also very excited to be running Jump Rope For Heart.  This year it will be running from February 25 - 28.  We are very fortunate to have Ms. Ilona, an ECP in Mr. Ivan's room, bring her son in who is a professional jump roper on Monday Feb 25!  He will be giving each gym class a quick demonstration and then he will be teaching the kids some fun games and jump rope skills.  For the remainder of the week, I will be continuing to do jump rope activities in gym class.  Embedded in these activities are discussions on how we can keep our hearts healthy, what the heart does in our body and how we can listen to it, and the importance of exercise.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the school.

Thank you!

Lauren

# January |  Stay Warm Everyone!

## Oki, Tansi, Hello!

I hope everyone has had a great month and is adjusting well into the new year.  Some of you may remember me as Ms. Lauren from EDC where I spent a year working with all the lovely little children in Ms. Jocelyn's class while she was away on maternity leave.  I am very excited to be now teaching PE four days a week, leading a grade 3 math group, and spending time in Kindergarten.  I feel very lucky to have the opportunity to meet all the other children around the school and get to know them.

In gym, we have been doing badminton for most of January.  We have been learning basic skills that include ready stance, how to hold the racquet using a forehand grip, and how to hold the birdie.  Children enjoyed learning how to bounce the birdie on their racquet and see how many times they could hit it in a row!  We also practiced learning how to rally with  partner; children learned how to serve the birdie to their partner and hit it back and forth.  It was very exciting when we were able to successfully hit the birdie back to our partner!

Towards the end of the month, we also started some games and learned about two main objectives of badminton: to keep the birdie off the ground and to get it over the net.  We learned where to stand on the court and how to work together with our teammates to successfully get the birdie back over the net.

As we move into February, we will be focusing on some team-building games, learning some dances for our Valentines' Day dance (Feb. 13), and doing some Jump Rope for Heart Activities.  We will also be continuing our school-wide Iinii Challenge to help us improve our health and fitness!  We have been working so hard doing our Mountain Climbers every day.

Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.

Lauren

Important Dates:

February 13 - Valentine's Day Dance 2:20-2:50 (wear red and pink all day!)

February 14/15 - NO SCHOOL (Teachers' Convention)

February 18 - NO SCHOOL (Family Day)