Our vegetable soup making has had to be cancelled. I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused- we will try to find another date to schedule this event.
Dear Parents,Thank-you to those of you checking our class blog regularly (lattaslibrettos.weebly.com) . I am trying to post information on this each week. I do understand some families do not have access to a computer so I will continue to send home newsletters once in a while as well. (This is the newsletter I will be sending home on Monday)
Our classroom learning is progressing well!
Mrs. J. Latta
Thank-you for your lovely Valentine's cards and treats last week. I think the children all had a wonderful day of kindness and friendship in our class.
Extra Clothes Needed: Students are coming in wet after lunch from the snow. They will often want to change into dry clothes and take off their wet socks. Please send dry clothes with your child so he/she can have something warm and dry to put on. I do feel sorry for them to be in bare feet because their sock feet are wet and yucky.
This week in our class:
We are getting ready for Read Around the Planet (Feb 28) next week. I have asked the children to bring a colourful winter scarf and a mittens for our piece. We will also present Kooky Kookaburra from our choir repertoire for this video conference.
Wednesday: Our new student teachers will be coming to visit. After spring break we will be having 2 new student teachers come and spend two full weeks in our class. One candidate is a drama specialist!!!! They will be teaching a few science and math lessons. This week they will be coming just to meet our students and see what our class is like.
Thursday: Is our gymnastics morning. Thank-you to our many drivers that have volunteered. We will be leaving @ 8:45 am. All students are required to have a booster seat for this field trip. I will not be allowing students to travel in anyone's vehicle without it. Please also ensure your child comes dressed in comfortable gym clothes. Blue jeans are not allowed.
Thursday afternoon Ms. Boyer will be coming into our class to do a special First Nations project with our class on the Medicine Wheel.
Friday: Remember Friday is our district wide Inservice Day. There will not be school for our students on this day.
Next Friday (Mar.2) I would like to have students make Vegetable soup in our class. This is a concluding activity to our "Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds" unit in HACE. Students will be asked to bring in a small contribution of vegetable that we can put into our soup. I am wondering if there might be a parent available for the morning to help with this activity. Students will be chopping their own vegetables. Please let me know if you'd like to come in and join us on this morning.
Well, we are now officially halfway through February. It was wonderful to see the sunshine this weekend and it made me wonder if winter is already over? Where has the school year gone. Is spring already here?
This week I will be sending home a little communication report with your child to let you know how he/she is progressing in class.
A detailed letter/permission slip regarding High Country Music Festival (Mar.7) is coming home on Monday. The cost is covered however students will need to wear certain colours for this event. Thanks in advance for your help with this!
Tuesday is Valentine's Day. Students are asked to wear red, pink or hearts on this special day. A class list was sent home during the first week of February. We do have 20 children in our class and I would ask if you are sending Valentine's Day cards, to please send one for each child. We will be having a special time during the afternoon to look at our cards and have a few treats. If you would like to send food on this day, I would ask that you keep in mind our student with a nut allergy as well the wheat allergy. Thanks so much!
Thursday we will be going to Young People Concert in the morning. We will be seeing a group called "Goh Ballet." Due to this, our library day will be rescheduled to Friday this week.
I am still waiting for a few more gymnastics permission slips to come in. It looks like we do now have enough drivers. Thank-you so much! I will send home a list of drivers as soon as it is finalized. Remember we will be going next week (Feb. 23 and Mar.8.) Students must have their booster seats to be able to go with a driver. This is each parent's responsibility, not the drivers.
Thank-you for checking our blog! I hope you are finding this a useful tool to keep families informed :)
This week we are continuing our studies as stated last week. In Math we have started subtraction with borrowing as part of our money unit (counting cents and making change). Some students are finding this difficult. Any extra practice you can do at home will be of great benefit to your child. It improves confidence at school when we work on it! Thanks in advance for this.
This week, we will be making a little valentine's craft for our valentine's cards next week. I'm certain students will love this!
I am continuing to collect permission slips for gymnastics and so far am needing more drivers for about 10 more students. I will post a list of drivers as soon as I have permission slips returned. If you are able to drive and did not check off the box on the permission slip, please let me know as soon as possible. I've posted the dates and times for our upcoming events below.
Feb. 16- YPC concert @Sagebrush- 10:30 am
Feb. 23- Gymnastics w/ Ellingsen's class- 8:45-10:15 am
Feb. 28- Read Around the Planet- Videoconferencing-11 am
Mar. 1- Skating w/ Erichuk's class- 1-2:30 pm
Mar. 7- High Country Music Festival- Primary Choir-9-12 pm
Mar.8- Gymnastics- 8:45- 10:15 am
Mar. 15- Skating-1:00-2:30 pm