100th Day Celebrations: Friday, February 28th - We will be celebrating, as a kindergarten division, our 100th day of school and have planned activities in the gym. We are aware that the 100th day of school has passed, but we are trying to have a monthly celebration where all of our kindergarten students can gather and celebrate together. At the end of each month, we are trying to organize something special for our students. We ask that you have your child dress up as a 100 year old person (e.g. baby powder can be used for grey hair, glasses, suspenders, dress, beads, etc.). Thank you f
Interviews: March 3rd & March 5th - 3:30p.m until 5:15p.m. - If you have not scheduled an appointment, we provided one for you. Please look in your child's sac de communication. If this time is not convenient, please feel free to contact us via email and we will schedule a time that works for all of us. Merci !
Winter Fun Day - March 6th in the morning - We would like to invite you to a fun morning of tobogganing and playing with your child and their friends in the snow. We will start at 8:45 a.m. and finish around 10:25 a.m. (depending on the weather). Please bring toboggans if you have them. We feel that it is so important to have parents participate in some of our school activities! Please let us know if you are able to come and if you are able to help out with an activity.
Have an awesome night!
It was business as usual in our class with only a few children not present. We will not let a bus cancellation stop us from having a fun-filled day. We tried some new activities today: making coloured circles using a turntable, spinning tops and table hockey with Ello.
Please remember to email your request for a junior kindergarten interview time slot. If your child is in senior kindergarten and you wish to have an interview, we would be happy to arrange a time for you as well. Our interviews will take place on Monday, March 3rd and Wednesday, March 5th from 3:30 p.m until 5:15 p.m. If you have not emailed us with a preferred time, we will assign a time that we think will work for you. If this time is not convenient, please reply via email and we will make other arrangements. Merci !
Important Note from the Office:
Please remember the importance of following the school procedures regarding dropping off and picking up your child. It is so important to start good habits with your child and to arrive to school on time. :) School starts at 8:50 a.m. and attendance is taken promptly. We have many students arriving late on a daily basis and this creates a lot of work for teachers and Mme Manni, our office administrator, as she has to call every contact (until she reaches someone) for each child that is marked absent at FAH.
If your child is late, please ensure that you do go directly to the office with your child and have your child sign in. Mme Manni will buzz the classroom, letting us know that your child has arrived. Please allow your child to walk down to the classroom and be greeted by the teacher. Parents are asked to remain at the office for late drop off and early or unexpected pick up. We thank you so much for respecting our concern for the safety of all of our students at FAH.
Lastly, at the end of the day, we ask that you wait outside, at the back kindergarten door entrance for student pick up. There are over 375 students in our hallways waiting for a bus, so it is quite congested at the end of the day. Our school day ends at 3:10 p.m. and it is important that parents/caregivers are present at this time for pick up. If for some reason you will be late or an alternative person is picking up your child, please notify the school and ensure that this person has proper identification. Again, we want to ensure that we are letting your child go with the right person. Thank you so much for your understanding and helping Mme Manni's day run much more smoothly. Merci !
Our classroom bucket is quite full and we would like to thank you so much for your support! We will be collecting new and packaged bathroom items until February 28th. We will be donating these items to a local charity.
We are still very excited about the Olympic Games! Go Canada Go!
We wish you a relaxing and fun-filled weekend!
Mme McMillan's group started with a fun morning of tobogganing and then honed in on their math and culinary talents and made some delicious muffins. They mashed bananas, measured and mixed together flour, sugar, and other ingredients, placed them in muffin tins ready to cook, and licked the bowls clean! Delicious!
Mme Tipler's group started inside. While some children continued to create more pages for their sea creature books and practicing their French reading skills, others solved puzzles, and worked on vowel-consonant blends. We solved our class, "Qui suis-je ?" riddle: I have a head like a horse. My tail is shaped like the letter "j". I am not a mammal. Who am I? We then took our turn surfing down the snowy hill.
Mme Thatcher ended the day with math centres, where the children worked with 2d shapes, 3d snap shapes, puzzles, and a castle logic game.
Go Canada Go! We are having a blast counting medals and discussing the successful Canadian Olympians!
We had another awesome day! Have a great night!
Thank you for helping your child with their Valentine's cards. They had a great day delivering and exploring their Valentine's cards, as well as continuing their never-ending acts of kindness. Bravo, les amis ! It was a very exciting day! The fruit salad was a great success too! Thank you to those families who participated with the donation of fruit. It was such a nice treat to end the day with.
We will be preparing a vegetable soup soon and would appreciate the donation of vegetables and broth (chicken or vegetable). We will let you know closer to the date when these items will be needed.
We continue to fill our classroom bucket with bathroom items for a local charity. Items can be sent in up until the end of February.
The children are still very excited about the Olympic events and have been closely monitoring the medals Canada has earned. Go Canada Go!
Have a great night!
The children have been very intrigued by the Olympics. They have watched a few competitions and have especially enjoyed the luge and mogul events. What interested them the most about luge was the funky goggles and aerodynamic suits. Today they watched one award ceremony and were able to hear O'Canada sung in a different setting. What a great way to show our patriotism to Canada and to cheer our own olympians. Go Canada Go!
Before the games began, the children reviewed the statistics from the last Winter Olympics and then they predicted how many medals (gold, silver, & bronze) that Canada would win. Each time we win a medal, one child makes a paper medal and adds it to our tracking board. What a great way to teach math!
Can you believe that we have been in school for 100 days! Wow! It is so great to watch how your child has developed since September. We ended today with a mini-celebration (air popcorn with olive oil and salt, and a Kratz Brother mini-movie about whales and giant squids).
Have a great night!
We continue to fill each other's buckets and our classroom is much happier because this. The children have earned over 300 heart prints! This is amazing, as we were hoping to get to 100 by the 100th day of school! Bravo, les amis !
Our school has taken the initiate to fill some buckets for local charities within our community. It is important for our students to know that there are people in need, right here in Guelph and that we can all help out in a small way. We have a bucket in our class to be filled with toiletries/bathroom items (toothpaste, toothbrushes, combs, brushes, shampoo, conditioner, hair products, hair elastics/clips, cream, shaving items, cotton balls/swabs, soap, rubber duckies, bath toys, etc...). If you would like your child to help fill our bucket, please send any new toiletry item in before the end of February. MERCI !
Valentine's Day is this Friday. If your child wishes to bring Valentine's cards, please ensure that there is one for each student. We have 31 students in our class. There is no need to print each classmate's name, just your child's name. To make it even easier, have your child sign his/her name on a few cards each day.
We would like to continue our healthy eating with a yummy fruit salad to celebrate Valentine's Day. If you can, please contribute 1-2 pieces of fruit and we will cut them up for a treat. We will be searching the Internet for a dairy & egg-free dip. Please email us if you have a great one we can use.
We will have a Kindergarten 100th Day celebration on the last Friday of the month, February 28th. The children can dress up as 100 year olds and we will have various activities in the gym (like Beach Day), along with a parade around the school.
If you would like to help out with the celebrations, please let us know. Thank you again to our weekly parent volunteers. Whether you are making play dough, sending in craft supplies, asking your child about their day, or coming to school to help, we greatly appreciate your support!
Senior Kindergarten students received their report card last week. Please review this with your child and talk about their successes. We have included 2 copies (one for you to sign and return to school and the other for you to keep). If you would like to discuss your child's progress, please send us an email and we will set up a time to meet.
Junior Kindergarten students will receive a formal report card in June. At the beginning of March, we will have parent-teacher interviews (Monday, March 3rd & Wednesday, March 5th) between 3:30-5:15pm. If there is a time that suits you best please send us an email, otherwise we will sign you up for a time. If you are unavailable during these 2 days, please send us an email and we will find a time that suits your needs.
Have a great night!
Beach Day was a great success and a nice way to imagine that we flew away from all of this snow! We really did feel warmer as we wore our beach attire and picnicked on our towels. We split 152 kindergarten students into 2 groups and used a whole block of gym time to conduct our activities. As one group played in the snow the other group painted beach pictures, played beach volleyball, displayed their hula hoops and limbo skills, and made flower leis. The children truly did enjoy their day! Thank you for your help in making this a great day!
UGDSB Kindergarten Teacher