Sunday, April 28, 2013

 It was wonderful to see the sun this week.  Keep your fingers crossed that Spring is finally here!  We had a busy week in Room 159.  I introduced the children to 3 dimensional shapes including the sphere, the cone, the cylinder, the pyramid the cube and the prism.  We have been matching shapes, exploring the "faces" of the shapes and looking for examples of 3 dimensional shapes in our environment.  Watch for our new poem about 3D shapes in your child's poetry book next week.
Thank you to everyone who attended the Sharing Assembly on Thursday.  The May Sharing Assembly will be Tuesday, May 28.
We cleaned up the school yard on Monday, April 22 to celebrate Earth Day.  The children had fun wearing their plastic gloves and exploring for garbage.  The class also completed a writing activity on Monday regarding what his/her hand can do to help the Earth.  The children are being very independent writers.
The children learned about Vincent van Gogh with the artist, Janeen Brownrigg on Thursday.  She explained how van Gogh painted with dashes and swirls and used lots of paint in his paintings to create motion and texture.  It was a wonderful day of art provided by Parent Council.  Thanks so much!  Please be patient as the paintings will be sent home at a later date.  For additional information regarding art classes visit www.lelloartschool&
As we begin a new cycle on the leader chart, the children will be discussing their birthdates.  Thank you so much for all your assistance helping your child learn his/her phone number and address.  I sent home the May calendar on Friday.  Please let me know if you did not receive the May calendar.  I am looking forward to hearing about your child's favourite animal.
Springfest is quickly approaching on Saturday, May 4.  I will continue to collect donations for the afternoon Silent Auction box until Wednesday.  Thank you to everyone who has contributed.  Please see the right side of the blog for the contents of the box.
This is a busy time for fundraising and collections at school.  A reminder that all collections are voluntary and annonymous.  

Information regarding Tombola Leaf Campaign for Springfest:
The Tombola Leaf Campaign is one of LKS's most popular events.  Last year, this campaign raised $8,000 in donations to the school!  Students are encouraged to bring in cash or cheque donations that will be pooled each day for each classroom.  Each class will receive a Tombola "Leaf" for every $5.00 raised. The leaves are proudly displayed on classroom doors.  The classes with the most Tombola Leaves will WIN prizes.  (The Tombola Committee will assess each class's success on a pro rata basis so that classes with fewer students are not disadvantaged from being eligible to win.)  

This Campaign continues next week: Apr 29-May 3.  Buy 1, 5 or 10 leaves! Simply send your cash or cheque (payable to "LKS & Parent Council") in an envelope marked "Tombola Leaves" with your child to their classroom.  Thank you for your support!!!

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