Mrs. Harper | Kindergarten


Hello Families,

It was lovely meeting this many of you over the past couple days for conferences. If you were not able to sign up for conferences, I will be reaching out to you over the next week to make sure you are up to date with your child’s learning.

Here are some highlights from this week:

·      We learned how to make a paper snowflake

·      We learned about the letter G

·      We completed our exploration of less and more

Questions you could ask at home for reinforcement:

·      What is the action for letter G?

·      Ask more or less questions. Example: Do you have more toys or more books? Do you have less socks or less underwear?

·      Can you give me an example of an AB pattern? (green, blue, green, blue, green, blue…)


Some stories we read this week:


A few things we plan on doing next week:

·      We will be working on the letters O and U

·      We will start exploring shapes (circles, squares, rectangles, and triangles)

·      We will start exploring our sense of touch  

·      We will be learning about the community helper “baker”

Important Dates to remember:

·      November 21 – 28, 2022= Scholastic is having a Black Friday sale online here, there are some great deals. Our class code is RC136497 if you wanted to order anything online.

·      Wednesday November 30, 2022 = Library Day

·      Thursday December 15, 2022 = Winter Wonderland of Giving (6:00 – 7:30pm)

  • Kindergarten will be making and writing cards for the troops and veterans. If you have any blank cards, Christmas stickers, craft paper, or fun pens you are able to donate to this project we would greatly appreciate it. You can use this link to sign up, or just bring it in. Thank you so much! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0a45a9aa29a3f58-woodbine

·      Friday December 23, 2022 = NO CLASSES Winter Break beings!!!

·      Monday January 9, 2022 = Classes resume

·      Star Students

  • Monday = Kaled & Eric
  • Tuesday = Hallie & Nikki
  • Wednesday = Elden & Theo
  • Thursday = Alice & Isaiah
  • Friday = Amelia

MORNING KINDERGARTEN

Monday November 28, 2022

Kaled

Tuesday November 29, 2022

Hallie

Wednesday November 30, 2022

Elden

Thursday December 1, 2022

Alice

Friday December 2, 2022

Amelia

Monday December 5, 2022

Cadence

Tuesday December 6, 2022

Eman

Wednesday December 7, 2022

Abby

Thursday December 8, 2022

Benoit

Monday December 12, 2022

Kaled

Tuesday December 13, 2022

Hailey J.

Wednesday December 14, 2022

Niya

Thursday December 15, 2022

Maeve

Friday December 16, 2022

Maggie

Monday December 19, 2022

Nellia

Tuesday December 20, 2022

Riley

Wednesday December 21, 2022

Hailey M.

Thursday December 22, 2022

Henry

Monday January 9, 2022

Body

Tuesday January 10, 2022

Olivia

Wednesday January 11, 2022

Levi

Thursday January 12, 2022

Esmae

Monday January 16, 2022

Harper

Tuesday January 17, 2022

Jafar

Wednesday January 18, 2022

Qamar

 

AFTERNOON KINDERGARTEN

Monday November 28, 2022

Eric

Tuesday November 29, 2022

Nikki

Wednesday November 30, 2022

Theo

Thursday December 1, 2022

Isaiah

Monday December 5, 2022

Hailey

Tuesday December 6, 2022

Lian

Wednesday December 7, 2022

Riley

Thursday December 8, 2022

Lucas

Friday December 9, 2022

Kingston

Monday December 12, 2022

Evie

Tuesday December 13, 2022

Chip

Wednesday December 14, 2022

Henry

Thursday December 15, 2022

Myra

Monday December 19, 2022

Kenna

Tuesday December 20, 2022

Aaron

Wednesday December 21, 2022

Jessica

Thursday December 22, 2022

Sophia

Monday January 9, 2022

Vincent

Tuesday January 10, 2022

Lunetta

Wednesday January 11, 2022

Sawyer

Thursday January 12, 2022

MaryAnn

Friday Januray 13, 2022

Marcus

Monday January 16, 2022

Amyrah

Tuesday January 17, 2022

William

Wednesday January 18, 2022

Ena

 

 


 


Hello Families, 

 If you haven't do so yet, please make sure to sign up for a time to meet for Parent Teacher Conferences. Thursday Conferences will be done in person, and Friday conferences will be done online. Please let me know if you have any questions. 

Important Dates to remember:

  • Wednesday November 23, 2022 = Library Day
  • Thursday November 24, 2022 = Parent Teacher Conferences (STUDENTS STILL COME TO SCHOOL)
  • Friday November 25, 2022 = Parent Teacher Conferences (No School)
  • December 15, 2022 = Woodbines Winter Wonderland of Giving 6:00 - 7:30pm
  • Star Students
    • We will continue star student next week! 


Hello Families,

Here are some highlights from this week:

  • We had a Remembrance Day Assembly (AM) and
  • We learned a poem about the poppy.
  • We learned about balance while playing a new balancing game.
  • We learned about M and D and the sounds they make.

Questions you could ask at home for reinforcement:

  •  Why do we wear a poppy?
  • How do we show courage?
  • What is the action for the sound “D”? (pretending to beat a drum)
  • Provide 2 amounts and ask “Which one has more?”

Some stories we read this week:

  • There was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow
  • Bear’s New Friend
  • Snow

A few things we plan on doing next week:

  •  We will be reviewing the letters that we have learned so far
  • We will continue our work comparing greater than and less than
  • We will work on the  

Important Dates to remember:

  • Monday November 14, 2022 = Picture Retake Day
  • Wednesday November 16, 2022 = Library Day
  • Thursday November 17, 2022 = Parent Council Meeting
  • Friday November 18, 2022 = PM Kindergarten attends
  • Friday November 18, 2022 = We will be having a lockdown practice
  • Thursday November 24, 2022 = Parent Teacher Conferences (STUDENTS STILL COME TO SCHOOL)
  • Friday November 25, 2022 = Parent Teacher Conferences (No School)
  • December 15, 2022 = Woodbines Winter Wonderland of Giving 6:00 - 7:30pm
  • Star Students
    • Monday = Olivia & Ena
    • Tuesday = Hallie & Aaron
    • Wednesday = Elden & Eric
    • Thursday = Alice & Nikki  
    • Friday = Theo (PM)







Friday November 4, 2022

Hello Families,

Now that the snow has started so do all the hats and mitts and scarves!!! Please make sure your child come with a hat and mittens/gloves every day that are labeled with their name. When there are 5 black mittens left in the coat room it is hard to know who they belong to. Although we do not have a scheduled recess as part of the kindergarten curriculum there are some days every so often when we will go outside to do learning so please make sure your kiddo is always prepared for the weather. 

Here are some highlights from this week:

·       Our Halloween party was a success! The students loved making both the skeleton and the ghost activities as well as our dance party and Room on the Broom movie. It was a great day and so nice to see all the pretty costumes!

·      We learned about the letter R and some words that start with R.

·      We played Alphabet Bingo

·      We reviewed numbers 1-5, how to write them, represent them, and count them.

 

Questions you could ask at home for reinforcement:

·      What is the Jolly Phonics action for the letter R? (shake your head like a dog pulling on a rag)

·      When playing Alphabet Bingo what do you do when all your letters have been called? (Yell BINGO!!!)

·      What will come next is the AB pattern blue, green, _____? (blue)

·      What day comes after Monday? (Use our days of the week song if you can’t remember.)

 

Some stories we read this week:

·      Bear Feels Sick

·      The Snowy Day

·      Sheep in a Jeep

 

A few things we plan on doing next week:

·      Remembrance Day activity

·      Phonemic Awareness of letters M & D

·      We will continue our work with Grandfather Teaching of Courage

·      We will explore “less than” and “greater than”

 

Important Dates to remember:

·       Wednesday November 9, 2022 = Library Day

·       Thursday November 10, 2022 = Remembrance Day Assembly at 10:30am

·       Friday November 11, 2022 = Remembrance Day (No School)

·       Monday November 14, 2022 = Picture Retake Day

·       Thursday November 24, 2022 = Parent Teacher Conferences (STUDENTS STILL COME TO SCHOOL)

·       Friday November 25, 2022 = Parent Teacher Conferences (No School)

·       Star Students

o   Monday = Harper & MaryAnn

o   Tuesday = Jafar & Marcus

o   Wednesday = Qamar & Amyrah

o   Thursday = Hailey J & William

 

 

 



Friday October 28, 2022

Hello Families,

Monday October 31st we will be having a class Halloween party where we will do some fun Halloween activities and crafts. Students are welcome to wear Halloween costumes on Monday. Please come already dressed in your Halloween costume as we have a lot of fun things planned and will not have time to go get dressed into costumes. We do ask that students keep all weapons, masks or large accessories at home and that costumes are school appropriate.

 

Here are some highlights from this week:

·      We recalled / retold the story of Room on the Broom and made a visual to help us remember it, in our visual journal

·      We practiced reading words with the sounds we know

·      We reviewed numbers 1-5

 

Questions you could ask at home for reinforcement:

·      What happened in the story Room on the Broom? (use the picture on the blog to help your child remember the order of events)

1.     Witch and cat start on the broom and then the witch drops her hat

2.     Dog find it and joins them on the broom, but the witch drops her bow

3.     Bird find the bow and joins them on the broom, but the witch drops her wand

4.     Frog find the wand and joins them on the broom

·      How do you sound out the word before reading it? (we put our arm out straight, we use our hand the “chop” our arm. The first sound goes on the elbow pit, the second sound mid forearm and last sound at the wrist. Then we blend it and say the word as we draw our hand across our arm)


Some stories we read this week:

·      Room on the Broom

·      The Night Before Halloween

·      The Littlest Ghost

 

A few things we plan on doing next week:

·       Monday will be our Halloween party, during the party we will be watching the movie of the story we’ve been working on “Room on the Broom” Feel free to send a special treat for your kiddo to eat during the movie (popcorn or chips type thing) if you would like.

·      We will be learning the phonemes and grapheme of R and M

·      We will start talking about “more” and what that means

·      We will introduce our new Grandfather Teaching for the Month of November

 

Important Dates to remember:

·       Monday October 31, 2022 = Halloween Party (Wear your costume!)

·       Wednesday November 2, 2022 = Library Day

·       Friday November 4, 2022 = AM Kindergarten Attending

·       Friday November 11, 2022 = Remembrance Day (No School)

·       Star Students

o   Monday = Henry & Sophia

o   Tuesday = Body & Vincent

o   Wednesday = Olivia & Lunetta

o   Thursday = Levi & Sawyer

o   Friday = Esmae (AM)




Friday October 21, 2022

Hello Families,

Monday October 31st we will be having a class Halloween party where we will do some fun Halloween activities and crafts. In preparation for this, if you are able to donate some cotton balls, q-tips or a pumpkin it would be much appreciated. If you would like to send a treat that day (completely not necessary but some people had asked about it so I wanted to address it for everyone) We have 24 students in AM and 25 students in PM and items must be individually wrapped. Please keep in mind no nuts allowed. Students are welcome to wear their Halloween costume, We do ask that students keep all weapons or large accessories at home and that costumes are school appropriate.

Here is a message from School Council:

Halloween Dance: The Halloween Dance is returning Thursday Oct. 27th from 6 to 8pm.  Buy tickets online for $4 each until Tuesday Oct. 25th.  Remaining tickets will be sold at the door for $5 (cash only)

Buy tickets here:  https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/woodbine-elementary-halloween-dance-tickets-443851691357

We also still need a number of volunteers to help make this fun event run smoothly.  Please consider signing up for a half hour volunteer role if you are attending.  We could not have these amazing events without help from parents!

Sign up to volunteer here:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409054EABA82DA0FF2-woodbine1

Gift Card Donations: The Woodbine School Council is asking for donations of grocery gift cards to help support families in our school community.  Any denomination is appreciated and can make a big difference. 

It is requested that, if possible, the gift cards be purchased for Superstore or Loblaws as these stores have other items such as clothing and can be used to meet more basic needs than simply food. 

There will be a drop off box for these gift cards at the Halloween dance, or they can be dropped off at the school office at any point.  Please indicate the value on the gift card.

  

Here are some highlights from this week:

·      We reviewed our phonemes we have learned so far

·      We learned print numbers up to 5

·      We taste tested olives and pretzels to see what salty tastes like

·      We tasted honey to see what sweet tastes like

·      We made some fall art in our visual journals by ripping paper and using paint

 

Questions you could ask at home for reinforcement:

·      How did you create your fall tree? (We ripped the paper for the tree trunk and branches, then used the tip of the brushes to dab on the paper to make the leaves)

·      What is this word? (write out the word(s) sip, pan, tip, pat)

·      Can you draw me a picture of 1/2/3/4/5 apples? (any object works, hearts, circles, etc.)

 

A few things we plan on doing next week:

·      Review numbers 1-5

·      Work on story structure (beginning, middle, end)

·      I am unique

·      Grandfather 7 Teaching: Respect

 

Important Dates to remember:

·       Wednesday October 26, 2022 = Library Day

·       Thursday October 27, 2022 = School Council’s Halloween Dance 6:00-8:00pm

·       Friday October 28, 2022 = No School (Professional Development Day)

·       Monday October 31, 2022 = Halloween Party

·       Friday November 11, 2022 = Remembrance Day (No School)

·       Star Students

o   Monday =  Maggie & Myra

o   Tuesday =  Nellia & Kenna

o   Wednesday =  Riley (AM)

o   Thursday =  Hailey M. & Jessica

 


Friday October 14, 2022   


Hello Families,

Here are some highlights from this week:

·      We learned how to identify the digraph and say the phoneme for the letters N and C/K

·      We learned how to read a few words with the phonemes we now know

·      We learned to count out a certain number from a greater number. (Example count out 2 of the 10 bears)

·      We taste tested Seaweed to see what umami tastes like.

·      We started our Vet Clinic center and talked about the community helpers doctor, dentist and veterinarians

 

Here are a couple books we read this week:


 

Questions you could ask at home for reinforcement:

·      How do doctors/dentists/veterinarians help us?

·      What is this word? (write out the word(s) nap, cap, tap, tick, pack)

·      Can you write the numbers 1,2 and 3?

·      Can you sing your 5 Little Pumpkins song? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cm1qvX1ygOo

 

A few things we plan on doing next week:

·      Pumpkin Art

·      Digraph and Phoneme for E and H

·      The number 4 & 5

·      Grandfather 7 Teaching: Respect

 

Important Dates to remember:

·       Wednesday October 19, 2022 = Library Day

·       Thursday October 20, 2022 = Last Day for Scholastic orders if joining the group class order. (Online orders can be made anytime using code RC136497)

·       Friday October 21, 2022 = PM Class attending

·       Friday October 28, 2022 = No School (Professional Development Day)

·       Monday October 31, 2022 = Halloween Party (details coming next week)

·       Friday November 11, 2022 = Remembrance Day (No School)

·       Star Students

o   Monday = Kaled & Lucas

o   Tuesday = Kingston

o   Wednesday = Niya & Evie

o   Thursday = Maeve & Chip

o   Friday = Henry (PM)











Hello Families,

I hope you have all had a great start to your long weekend. I have sent home the October Scholastic Book Club flyers in the kids blue and green folders. Just a reminder that picture day is on Tuesday October 11th which is our first day back to school next week. I wanted to also let you know that due to some changes in our learning commons we will not be able to have library exchange for the rest of the month of October. Please send your books back on Wednesday as usual and we will return to checking out books the first week of November.  I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving! I am very grateful to get to be your child’s teacher and have the opportunity to learn from them and grow together.

Here are some highlights from this week:

·      We learned how to identify the digraph and say the phoneme for the letters I and P

·      We learned how to read a few words with the phonemes we now know

·      We practiced counting and identifying objects of the amount 1, 2, and 3

·      We taste tested lemons and vinegar to see what sour tastes like.

·      We talked about thanksgiving and what we are thankful for

 

Here are a couple books we read this week:

·      Leaf Trouble by Jonathan Emmett

·      Those Darn Squirrels  by Adam Rubin

 

Questions you could ask at home for reinforcement:

·      Can you show me your thankful turkey and tell me what you’re thankful for?

·      What is something that tastes sour? (lemons, vinegar, pickles, sour patch kids)

·      What is this word? (write out the word(s) sip, tip, pit, sat, tap)

·      How many are there? (show 1,2 or 3 items)

 

A few things we plan on doing next week:

·      Fall art activity

·      Community Helpers (Doctors, Dentists and Veterinarians)

·      Digraph and Phoneme for N and C/K

·      The number 4

 

Important Dates to remember:

·       Monday October 10, 2022 = NO SCHOOL (Thanksgiving)

·       Tuesday October 11, 2022 = Picture Day

·       Wednesday October 12, 2022 = Library books due

·       Star Students

o   Tuesday = Cadence & Hailey

o   Wednesday = Eman & Lian

o   Thursday = Abby & Riley

o   Friday = Benoit (AM)

 


 


Week of September 26-30, 2022

Hello Families,

We had so much fun this week doing our Terry Fox Run and having a sharing circle on Orange Shirt Day. We will be starting to learn about the sense of taste. Over the next few weeks we will be doing taste tests of different type of tastes we have. If you would not like your child to participate in any of these tastes please let me know and we can come up with a different option. I have tried to ensure that all items are suitable for all children in our class, please let me know if I have something on my list that is not suitable so I can ensure to change it.

Here is the plan:

  • Sweet
    • Red grapes
    • honey
  • Bitter
    • Broccoli
    • arugula
  • Salty
    • Gluten free pretzels
    • Green olives
  • Sour
    • Lemon
    • vinegar
  • Umami
    • Dried seaweed
    • Tomato

On Monday we will also be starting “Star Student of the Day” please see below for when your child is the Start Student. On their day they will get to be the line leader, the teacher’s special helper and they can bring an item to share with the class during our class meeting. This can be a favourite toy, a picture, a story, whatever they would like. Please be aware that sometimes things get damaged in backpacks and such so nothing valuable or extremely sentimental would probably be best. I am happy to put a picture on the smart board for the students to look at if they would like to share something that you are not comfortable actually bringing to school.  If your child is absent on their assigned day due to illness or other reasons, don’t worry, we can just add them to the bottom of the list. I will not start a new rotation until everyone has had a chance to be a Star Student.

Here are some highlights from this week:

  • We had our Terry Fox Run and documented in our Visual Journal by colouring a running shoe and saying who we were running for (someone we love and want to help in our life).
  • We learned about how every child matters and is important and we drew 3 things that matter and are important to us on an orange shirt and put into our visual journals.
  • We had our first sharing circle and despite getting rained on in the morning a little bit, they seemed to really enjoy it.
  • We did a wonderful job of matching numerals with the pictures of the same amount.

Here are a few books we read this week:

Questions you could ask at home for reinforcement:

  • Why do we run on Terry Fox Day? (To finish the run across Canada that Terry Fox was unable to finish.)
  • What do we need to be holding in order to speak in the sharing circle? (The talking stick)
  • What word can we now read with the phonemes we have learned so far? (sat)
  • What is the action for “t” (moving your head from side to side as if you’re watching a tennis match)
  • How do we show 3 with our fingers? (thumb, index finger and middle finger, NOT the index finger, middle finger and ring finger because in sign language that means “W”)
  • Why do we wear an orange shirt? (to remind us that every child matters)

A few things we plan on doing next week:

  • Learning about our sense of taste.
  • Learning about how to answer the question “How many?”
  • Letters of the Day “I” and “P”
  • 7 Grandfather Teaching of Respect

Important Dates to remember:

  • Friday September 30, 2022 = NO SCHOOL (National Day for Truth and Reconciliation)
  • Friday October 7, 2022 = NO SCHOOL
  • Monday October 10, 2022 = NO SCHOOL (Thanksgiving)
  • Tuesday October 11, 2022 = Picture Day

Here are some pictures from this week:




Star Student of the Day:

MORNING KINDERGARTEN

Monday October 3, 2022

Hallie

Tuesday October 4, 2022

Elden

Wednesday October 5, 2022

Alice

Thursday October 6, 2022

Amelia

Tuesday October 11, 2022

Cadence

Wednesday October 12, 2022

Eman

Thursday October 13, 2022

Abby

Friday October 14, 2022

Benoit

Monday October 17, 2022

Kaled

Wednesday October 19, 2022

Niya

Thursday October 20, 2022

Maeve

Monday October 24, 2022

Maggie

Tuesday October 25, 2022

Nellia

Wednesday October 26, 2022

Riley

Thursday October 27, 2022

Hailey M.

Monday October 31, 2022

Henry

Tuesday November 1, 2022

Body

Wednesday November 2, 2022

Olivia

Thursday November 3, 2022

Levi

Friday November 4, 2022

Esmae

Monday November 7, 2022

Harper

Tuesday November 8, 2022

Jafar

Wednesday November 9, 2022

Qamar

Thursday November 10, 2022

Hailey J.

 

 

AFTERNOON KINDERGARTEN

Monday October 3, 2022

Eric

Tuesday October 4, 2022

Nikki

Wednesday October 5, 2022

Theo

Thursday October 6, 2022

Isaiah

Tuesday October 11, 2022

Hailey

Wednesday October 12, 2022

Lian

Thursday October 13, 2022

Riley

Monday October 17, 2022

Lucas

Tuesday October 18, 2022

Kingston

Wednesday October 19, 2022

Evie

Thursday October 20, 2022

Chip

Friday October 21, 2022

Henry

Monday October 24, 2022

Myra

Tuesday October 25, 2022

Kenna

Thursday October 27, 2022

Jessica

Monday October 31, 2022

Sophia

Tuesday November 1, 2022

Vincent

Wednesday November 2, 2022

Lunetta

Thursday November 3, 2022

Sawyer

Monday November 7, 2022

MaryAnn

Tuesday November 8, 2022

Marcus

Wednesday November 9, 2022

Amyrah

Thursday November 10, 2022

William

Monday November 14, 2022

Ena

Tuesday November 15, 2022

Aaron




Hello Families,

It was so lovely meeting with you all this week. I truly enjoy teaching your children and look forward to continuing to work together throughout the year to help your children have the most successful kindergarten year.

Here are some highlights from this week:

·      We started our letters of the week focusing on S and A. We learned their sound as well as how to print them.

·      We learned the difference between counting and just randomly saying numbers.

·      We learned the number 1 and 2 how they can be represented through numerals, objects and pictures.

·      We learned a new game in gym called “don’t throw your junk in my backyard”.

 Here are a few books we read this week:

Questions you could ask at home for reinforcement:

·      What is something that starts with the /s/ sound?

·      How do we get up to the playground? (We walk up the stairs, not the hill)

·      How do you play “Don’t throw your junk in my backyard”? (You try to throw all the balls into the other team’s “backyard”)

·      Where do you hear the /a/ sound in the word “bat”? (in the middle)

A few things we plan on doing next week:

·      We will start our letters of the week

  • Letter T says /t/
  •  Letter I says /i/ (short i)

·      We will also work on identifying the number 3 in picture, object and numeral form as well as counting to 3 in order.

Important Dates to remember:

·       Wednesday September 28, 2022 = Terry Fox Run and assembly (This will be in the afternoon; however, I will be doing a mini Terry Fox Run in the morning with the AM class) If you would like to donate, you can do so here: https://schools.terryfox.ca/6347/donate 

·       Wednesday September 28, 2022 = Library Day

·       Thursday September 29, 2022 = Orange Shirt Day

·       Thursday September 29, 2022 = Last day to bring Scholastic order if you’d like to be part of the group order. (There is no deadline if you wanted to order on your own online using our class code RC136497)

·       Friday September 30, 2022 = NO SCHOOL (National Day for Truth and Reconciliation)

·       Friday October 7, 2022 = NO SCHOOL

·       Monday October 10, 2022 = NO SCHOOL (Thanksgiving)

·       Tuesday October 11, 2022 = Picture Day


Week of September 12 - 16, 2022

Hello Families,

Today’s message is jam packed with information. I apologize in advanced for the length of it. I sent home Scholastic Book Club flyers. Our class code is RC136497 if you would like to order books online that will be shipped directly to your home. 

Here are some highlights from this week:

  • We opened another few centres this week (painting, blocks, I spy, magnets and stamping)
  • We learned how to wait without making messes
  • We learned how to use a whiteboard correctly
  • We learned about our 5 senses and focused on sight.
  • We had our first library day. We will have library every Wednesday. Please send books back on Tuesday or Wednesday so that your child may switch it for another book.

Here are a few books we read this week:


Questions you could ask at home for reinforcement:

  • What markers are you allowed to use on a whiteboard? (a special dry erase marker or EXPO marker)
  • What are our 5 senses? (sight, smell, touch, taste, and hearing)
  • Where do we put our painting when we are all done? (On the drying rack)

A few things we plan on doing next week:

  • We will start our letters of the week
    • Letter S says /s/
    • Letter A says /a/ (short a)
  • We will also work on identifying the number 1 and 2 in picture, object and numeral form

Important Dates to remember:

  • Wednesday September 21, 2022 = Library Day (Please return your book to choose a new one!)
  • Thursday September 22, 2022 = Teacher Conferences (Students come to school today)
  • Friday September 23, 2022 =Teacher Conferences (NO SCHOOL)
  • Wednesday September 28, 2022 = Terry Fox Run and assembly (This will be in the afternoon; however, I will be doing a mini Terry Fox Run in the morning with the AM class)
  • Thursday September 29, 2022 = Orange Shirt Day
  • Friday September 30, 2022 = NO SCHOOL (National Day for Truth and Reconciliation)
  • Friday September 30, 2022 = Group Scholastic order will be placed.

Reminders:

  • Please remember our school is a nut free school. We have 5 students in Kindergarten with nut allergies. Please leave any nut snacks at home.
  • Please do not park in the bus zone, even during mid-day pick up as we have busses that come at different times of day.
  • Thank you to everyone that returned your Student Information Form, I am really enjoying reading them and getting to know your children a bit better. If you haven’t returned it yet, please do so as soon as you are able.
  • Parent Conferences will be held next week Thursday September 22nd from 9:00am- 8:00pm and Friday September 23rd from 8:00am – 12:00pm. Students will still be coming to school on Thursday. I will have a guest teacher in my classroom. Due to having two classes I require more time slots then the rest of the school to ensure I have enough time to visit all families.  You can sign up from conferences through the MyCBE portal. Here are instructions on how to book a session:
    • Log into the PowerSchool Parent Portal at MyCBE > myCBE Apps > my School Conferences
    • Click on “Book a new Conference now”
    •  Select your student
    • Select the correct conference
    • The default teacher will auto-populate – select a different one from the drop-down if needed
    • Choose how you will attend the conference – ONLINE or IN-PERSON
    • Select the date and time
    • Select the option to receive a reminder the day before the meeting.  Type in the cell phone number and cell phone provider
    •  Select BOOK CONFERENCE – Important – As this is a live environment, another user may have booked the same selected time already.  If this is the case, a message will display.  Refresh and book another time
    •  Once the booking is successful the booking dashboard will display a summary of your conference booking
    • You can log into the system at any time to view your bookings, re-schedule or cancel appointments etc.
      • If you booked an online conference an email confirmation will be sent to the legal guardian.  Save the e-mail and read the full instructions.   Note – the link to connect to your conference is “Join Microsoft Teams Meeting”.  
      • We ask that you arrive 5 minutes before your scheduled Teams Meeting and take the time to test your audio and video setting. 
      • This link will take you to the Help Pages should you require more detailed information on how to book your conference and how to join online. https://www.cbe.ab.ca/support/Pages/MyCBE-PowerSchool-School-Conferences.aspx
      • If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school at 403-777-8630.


Hello Families, 
I have sent home an information sheet to get to know your kiddos a bit better. Thank you in advance for taking the time to fill it out so I can better support your children in their learning journey. 

Here are some highlights from this week:

·      We learned how to hold scissors correctly and cut safely.

·      We learned how to use and take care of glue sticks

·      We learned how to hold a crayon using a correct pencil grip and strategies for staying inside in lines while colouring.

·      We had our first fire drill of the school year. Both classes rocked it!

·      We had our first Assembly (AM class).

 


Here are a few books we read this week: 


Questions you could ask at home for reinforcement:

·      Where does your elbow go when you’re cutting? (Stuck to your side)

·      What happens if we forget to put the lid back onto the glue stick? (It will dry out)

·      Where do we walk to if there is a fire drill? (The hill beside our school)

 

A few things we plan on doing next week:

·      Practicing painting

·      Practicing using a white board

·      Learning about the five senses

·      Practicing to write your name

 

Important Dates to remember:

·       Friday September 16, 2022 = Afternoon Kindergarten is attending

·       Friday September 23, 2022 = NO SCHOOL (PD Day)

·       Friday September 30, 2022 = NO SCHOOL (National Day for Truth and Reconciliation)


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Hello Families, We had a wonderful start to our kindergarten year this week. It was so nice to meet you all and get to know your children a bit better.

Here are some of the things we learned this week:

-       How to enter the class room and where to but our back pack and shoes.

-       Where we sit for story time (we read “The Night Before Kindergarten” by Natasha Wing and “On the First Day of Kindergarten” by Tish Rabe.

-       How we use our snack table, and what to do if the table is full.

-       Where centers are and a few special rules at some centers.

-       Where we go to gym and music.

-       Where the washrooms and water fountains are in the school.

 

  


Questions you could ask at home to reinforce what we learned:

-       How many children are allowed at each center? (6)

-       What do you do if there is no room at the snack table? (Put your lunch pail in the basket and return to your activity until there is a spot.)

-       What is our principals name? (Mrs. Fraser)

Next week we will learn about more centers we can play at. We will work on some fine motor skills such as pencil grip and using scissors. We will practice identifying our names. We will have our first full gym class and music class.

Important Dates to Remember:

-       Monday September 5, 2022 = NO SCHOOL (Labour Day)

-       Friday September 9, 2022 = Morning Kindergarten is attending

-       Friday September 16, 2022 = Afternoon Kindergarten is attending

-       Friday September 23, 2022 = NO SCHOOL (PD Day)

-       Friday September 30, 2022 = NO SCHOOL (National Day for Truth and Reconciliation)

 
I hope you all have a wonderful long weekend, and we will see you on Tuesday!

Thanks so much, Mrs. Caroline Harper


Dear Parents and Students, 

Welcome back to Kindergarten!  I hope you have enjoyed your summer, and are ready for an amazing year of learning together.  As we begin Kindergarten at Woodbine School, I look forward to getting to know all new students and families.  I look forward to working with you in continuing to create a supportive, positive, high-yield learning community. 

My name is Mrs. Caroline Harper and I will be your child’s teacher this year. Our classroom is located in room 1 and 2.  Our designated door for dropping off and picking up your child will be at the front doors, please refer to the map. 


In order to communicate with you on a daily basis, I have a blog that can be accessed from the Woodbine School website.  Each week I will post our weeks activities as well as important reminders, such as dates to remember and pictures of all the fun we are having. Our school website is: https://school.cbe.ab.ca/school/Woodbine/Pages/default.aspx . If you wish to contact me about your child directly or if you have any questions or concerns my email is cmharper@cbe.ab.ca. 

Our first day of school is Thursday, September 1st, 2022.  We will be doing a staggered entry for Kindergarten on Thursday and Friday, please refer to the chart below to see when your child has been assigned to attend.  


Starting Tuesday September 6th we will begin the regular schedule of Monday - Thursday AM Class: 8:58-11:46, and the PM Class: 12:54-3:40. On Friday classes will alternate (see attached calendar) and attend 8:58 – 12:50. Please notify me as to how/who your child goes home with.  Your child will be dismissed outside the front doors once they have identified that they see their adult who is picking them up.  2022-2023-Woodbine-Traditional-Calendar.pdf 

You are welcome to walk your child to class on the first day, but keep in mind we would like the students to be in their classrooms with their teacher as soon as possible to make the first day of classes smooth as possible. 

When picking up students during the day, you are required to check them out through the office where they will call them from class, or have them ready if pre-arranged.  Our school calendar for the year will also be attached to this letter.  

Please bring a pair of “indoor shoes” that will be left at school. Please keep an extra change of clothes in a zip-lock bag in your child’s back pack in case of accidents. We will not have a designated “snack time” during our day, however will have a snack table for children to go to when they require a snack. Please pack enough snacks for your child’s typical appetite. Learning takes a lot of energy and requires healthy fuel to make that energy. Please try to pack healthy snakes as well as a water bottle, ensuring to avoid peanuts as it is an allergy issue.  

Sincerely, 

Mrs. Caroline Harper 


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