September 13 was the first day of Kindergarten. It was a GREAT day! We read stories, played in the gym, visited the library, played outside, AND went on a Pete the Cat scavenger hunt around the school. I can already tell that we are going to have a very fun year together!
A few important things:
- Picture Day is on Friday, September 20. We switched the K day from the 19th to the 20th for this reason. Kindergarten is usually the first class to go, so we should still be looking good by then (I’m not speaking for myself!).
- There is a pizza sale every Friday at Hanley School. It is $3/slice. If K falls on a Friday, I will send an order form home earlier in the week.
- September Kindergarten dates: 13, 17, 20 (Picture Day), 23, 26 (Terry Fox Day), 30
- October Kindergarten dates: 2, 4, 8, 10, 16, 18, 22, 24, 28, 30, 31 (Halloween)
Our class motto is: Be Nice! So, if you start hearing this frequently in your homes, you’ll know why!
Enjoy the rest of your September! I know we will!
-The Kindergartens & Mrs. Martineau
The K/1 class has had an exciting month! Our medieval feast was awesome! Thank you to everyone for providing food. The students looked great all decked out as princesses and knights! The Grade 1s are writing stories based on pictures we take on nature walks. They try to listen to the sounds the letters make when writing words and are beginning to form proper sentences. The Kindergartens have been doing a variety of fine motor activities to begin the year. We have been practicing cutting with proper technique (no chicken arms, little cuts, and cutting away from ourselves). This month the Art Centre opens up during play time. We have had a giant cardboard castle in there that we have had many fun days with. I am excited to see what other creations the kids will come up with! In math the Grade 1s are focusing on representing numbers to 20 and the Ks are learning about sorting and patterns. I enjoyed seeing the families come out the tri-conferences! If these dates didn’t work for you, please contact me to set up an alternate time.