Saturday, March 23, 2013

Welcome to Spring!  We have been discussing how the beginning of Spring is a mixture of weather and Mother Nature did not disappoint this week.  Hopefully we have seen the end of the snow flurries fro the year.
Both classes participated in Earth Hour on Friday in anticipation of the official Earth Hour on Saturday.  We turned off the lights for an hour to save electricity and help the planet.  A reminder that Earth Hour is Saturday from 8:30 to 9:30.  
LKS will be wearing PURPLE on Tuesday, March 26 for epilepsy awareness.  Show your support for people with epilepsy and increase public awareness of this disorder.
I will be sending home April calendars on Monday along with 2 booklets from the Ministry of Education.  They cover the subject areas of math, reading and writing.  Please take a minute to look through the books as they have many great ideas to use at home.  The last two pages of both booklets have a list of great websites for parents and children to visit. 
We will be having a Spring Party on Tuesday.  Thank you to all the classroom volunteers and the families who are donating food and drinks.  Our classroom parties are always special events and the children look forward to our activity centers.  Please check the March calendar from the Grade Parents for specific information.
As we are beginning a new cycle on the leader charts, the children will be discussing their phone numbers.  Please practise this information with your child in anticipation of his/her leader day.  I have enjoyed the "Mystery Objects" from the leaders in March.  I realize that not everyone had a chance to share mystery objects, so you may continue this activity into April if your child wishes, in addition to the "Good News" theme in April.  Please see me if you have any questions.
As this is a short week, please send sound review books and sight word books back to school by Wednesday to give me the opportunity to add the new information.
Enjoy the long weekend with your family and friends.

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