November & December 2022
September and October have been busy and fun! We enjoyed a few walks to the inclusive playground at Sandy Beach while the weather was still warm, talked about Orange Shirt Day and participated regularly in drumming after lunch. We also enjoyed reading stories together using voice-output switches for students to participate and say parts of the story. Students are using the Go Talk app to make choices and comments. When asked what we are all thankful for, many students expressed "music therapy" and "friends". We learned that the month of October in Cree is called pinâskowipisim (pin-ask-oh-wee-pee-sim), which means "leaves falling moon". November is Iyikopiwipîsim (ee-oh-gee-pee-wee-pee-sim), which means “frost moon”. For our numeracy, we drew a class monster by having the kids tell the adults what to draw, picking from shapes and numbers! It was very funny!
We will be starting a daily question at circle time, and in November we hope to write cards to military veterans for Remembrance Day. We are continuing our “All About Me” unit and have enjoyed the book Same, Same but Different by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw. Families will be sent home some new homework about your house/community - stay tuned!