Ms. Kaitlyn

September

Oki Families,

 I hope everyone has been enjoying this wonderful weather. We have been enjoying spending sometime on the land looking for signs of the changing seasons. We’ve been collecting leaves to use in different ways in our classroom. We will continue to talk about fall and all the changes that it brings to Na’a and how we adapt to those changes.

We had a lot of exciting visitors to our school this month!

Ms. Shirley came to dance with us in our garden. And we had our first drumming session with Mr. Darcy  in the central gathering area. The students had so much fun at both these and are looking forward to our next visit.


We also had a visit from The Calgary Police Service, who brought a few of their vehicles for us to check out and helped handout our donated backpacks.

It was so beautiful seeing so many students dressed in their orange shirts on September 29th. They all listened so intently at our virtual assembly and showed such respect for the day

 

As we move forward in fall, we are getting excited for a very talked about holiday.. Halloween! We will be bringing some pumpkins into our classroom and doing some other Halloween activities when we return from fall break!

 

If you haven’t yet booked a parent teacher interview please e-mail me to set up a time.  I look forward to speaking with all of you.

 

Much love,

 

Kaitlyn



August 

Oki, Tanis, Hello

 

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! My name is Kaitlyn Love and I am excited to be your child’s kindergarten teacher this year. I began teaching at Niitsitapi in 2017, and I have just returned from a maternity leave. I grew up on a farm in southern Alberta where my parents still live. I moved to Calgary in 2016 after living in British Columbia for a few years. Calgary is where myself, my husband and my son call home. We love exploring the city and the surrounding area to see what it has to offer!

Full day Kindergarten is a big adjustment for many students (and adults J)  So we have spent the first few weeks getting to know our classroom, our routines and our new friends. We will continue to build our sense of community in our classroom as well as our school as we move into September.

 

At Niitsitapi we try to learn from the land, Na’ a and Natoosi as much as we can. As we get closer to fall we will be spending time looking for different signs of fall and discussing how animals and people prepare for the seasonal change.

 

What to Bring

Please send your child to school with:

·      A backpack

·      Pair of outdoor and indoor shoes

·      Water bottle

·      Mask

 

We continue to wear masks within our school as well as frequent hand washing and increase sanitizing measures to keep students and staff safe.

 

Please feel free to call or e-mail anytime you have questions, concerns or comments

 

Much Love,

 Ms. Kaitlyn

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