Saturday, September 29, 2012

It has been a wonderful week in Room 159.  The children and I discussed Terry Fox and all of his accomplishments in preparation for our Terry Fox Walk.  We brainstormed the classes' ideas and they included: Terry got sick, he went to the doctor, he ran very far, he collected money for the doctors, he loved to play sports, especially basketball, he had a fake leg, he has a statue, police officers followed him and he has his picture on a loonie.  A  big thank you to everyone who walked with us on Thursday.  I appreciated all your help as we walked to support this great cause.  Thank you to all the families who have donated to the Terry Fox Charity.  We will be collecting pledges at school and online until after Thanksgiving weekend.  Please see me if you need additional pledge sheets.
We practised making the number 3 this week and also introduced patterning activities.  On Monday, we will begin our Snuggle Up and Read program.  Small books will be sent home in your child's mailbag on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.  Please enjoy sharing these books with your child.  Your child must return the book and his/her mailbag in order to receive a new book.  Please provide your child the opportunity to put his/her mailbag into his/her backpack as independently as possible as this is an important Kindergarten skill.
We will be discussing being thankful this week in anticipation of Thanksgiving.  Thursday, October 4 is pajama day.  We have earned this special day by raising over 10,000 for the Terry Fox Charity.  There is no school, Monday, October 8.  Enjoy this long weekend with your friends and family.

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