Hi parents and loved ones,
This was our final week building stamina for silent reading. The students did incredible. They started with one minute and have been able to read to themselves silently without distraction for 16 minutes! As you can see from the photo below, they surpassed their 15 minute challenge. So proud! Next week we will begin building stamina for buddy reading. Kids will learn how to read with and to a partner.
To continue understanding our new unit of inquiry theme of structures, their design, materials and purpose, children were tasked with the ‘cup challenge’. Kids were put in teams, given sixty paper cups and asked to build the tallest structure together. Oh, what fun and learning.
Thank you all for decorating your K2A family collage square. As you see, when put together the squares become a beautiful art mural. It is a great symbol of the diversity of the different cultures of our class family.
Thank you Frenkel, Sophia’s dad, for sharing about your families German culture. We love to learn about each other.
I am excited to meet with you all on Monday for Parent Teacher Conferences. Together we will discuss your child’s transition to K2A, get to know each other a little bit more and discuss your child’s growth and development.
Below are some messages from our specialists.
Dear Parents of K2 Students,
Over the next few weeks our D-2 School Counselor, Kris Bezzerides, will begin a series of lessons about Being Body Smart. One of the main goals for these lessons is to provide our children with knowledge and teach protective behaviors in regards to their bodies and their right to be safe.
These lessons are age – appropriate and non-threatening. They are designed to empower students.
A typical series of lessons will include:
- “My Body Belongs to Me” – being aware of and taking care of my body
- “Safe Touch”/ “Comfortable and Uncomfortable feelings” – understanding personal boundaries and how to keep yourself safe
We will continue with lessons during the second semester as well.
Please see Ms. Bezzerides (email@example.com) if you have any questions about these lessons or how to talk with your children about this topic at home.
Additional resources for parents can be found at
Below is a note from our PE department.
Correction: Last week there was a mistake in the dates of the K2 and Grade 1 swimming. The unit will run one week longer than stated. Our first swimming unit dates are: September 24- October 26. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
Yours in health,
Here is the direct link to our blog:
– Parent Teacher Conferences: Monday, October 1st. Be sure to sign up.
– No school (October Break): October 6th-14th. Classes resume on Monday, October 15th
–Swimming: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday til October 26th. On Friday’s, please send your child wearing their swim suits.