June 5

Dear K1C Parents

I hope this blog finds you all well.

This is my final Friday blog for you all.  I will certainly send some pictures of the last few days at school but this will officially be the last blog this school year.

This week in K1C we have been talking about our year together, what we have learned, what we enjoyed, and the friends we made. We visited all of the K2 classrooms to get a feel of what next year might be like and recognized that there are many connections across K1 and K2. After visiting the K2C classroom today the feeling of excitement about next year is palpable, although we recognize that feeling nervous is ok too.

We will meet with Hannah, Jack, and Ms. Jacqui on zooms next week and despite the distance, we remain connected. We will be sending home memories next week and hope that in years to come it will raise a smile.

Here are some pictures of our visit to K2C today.

Highlights

  • Practicing crossing the midline by making horizontal figure 8s and new hand games.
  • Playing number games on zoom with Ms. Jacqui
  • Building, building, building – my engineers never tire of building.
  • Assembly on zoom and playing Kahoot with the entire elementary school.
  • Visiting K2 and finding out what life after K1 might be like.
  • Filling our positive pom-pom jar because we have shown so many acts of kindness – so on Monday, we get to celebrate with a water balloon toss, popcorn, and a movie!

Reminders

  • The last day of school is next Wednesday, June 10th.12:00pm is pick up for all students and lunch will not be provided.
  • If you have any overdue library books please return them.

May 29

Hi K1C Families,

The kids and I are finding it weird to be already counting down to the end of the year, but we are down to 8 days! Here are some highlights from the week:

  • We had all hands helping to create and bring our dragon, Fire Breather, and his story to life.
  • Outside play – we were so excited to get a turn on the small playground and get down and dirty in the mud kitchen.
  • Sebi shared his book, RescueBots, that he wrote at home.
  • Our shape investigation had us looking at the world around us to see shapes in “regular” items in our world.
  • Counting by tally marks – we went on a toad hunt to see how many toads were in the WHOLE school – we found so many other interesting creatures on the journey.
  • On Thursday, we had a birthday celebration for Sayuri. Happy 5th birthday Sayuri!
  • Number recognition – we are learning one parent’s phone number and how to dial it.
  • The Grand Walk – we cheered on the grade 12, 2020 graduates of UNIS

REMINDERS:

  • ALL Library books were due today Friday, May 29th, please bring in any that are still at home.
  • Friday, June 5th is Moving Up Day. All K1 students will go to see and spend some time in K2 classrooms with K2 teachers.
  • Show and Tell – If your child would like to bring something to show the class they can do it on any or all days next week.

Here are some pictures from the week:

Your partners in learning,

Ms. Lindsey & Ms. Hien

May 22

Dear Families in K1C,

It seems funny to write that we are settling in, but it’s true. The children in K1C have done a great job this week of solidifying the new routines that we’ve established for the remainder of the year. With a few short weeks left until summer break they have rallied to the challenge of change. They have also done well with needing to spend hours inside as the heat index has risen.

This week we returned to our ‘How We Express Ourselves’ unit of inquiry. The children have created a story about a dragon called Fire Breather. This story will come to life in different ways next week in music and art class. Be on the lookout for the original K1C story on Seesaw.

Highlights From The Week:

  • Discovering cicadas on the playground and building on our knowledge of their life cycle
  • Collaborating as a class on the creation of our dragon named, Fire Breather, and his epic story
  • Creating individual clay models of curious creatures
  • Playing games to help develop our self-regulation skills – see this article for more information
  • Moving every morning with the PE team for Wellness Week
  • Laughing, playing and enjoying each other’s company

 

Reminders:

ALL Library books must be returned by next Friday, May 29th.

If you have chosen the school lunch option for your child please look through the menu with them as most of the children only want to eat the dessert and not the other options. We encourage healthy choices in K1 and are trying to help them eat balanced meals.

Enjoy some photos here.

Enjoy a restful weekend.

Your partners in learning,
Ms. Lindsey and Ms. Hien

Friday May 15

Hi Families-

It’s been a busy week in K1C! Here are some of the highlights:

  • Linking to the unit ‘Who We Are’ by reconnecting with our friends, we talked about what we did during Distance Learning, and met with Ms. Jacqui on zoom!
  • Our new K1C friend, Sayuri told us all about where she came from in NY. She also likes to draw and play with beads. We are so happy she is here with us in K1C.
  • Book week – we read ALOT of books this week and kept track on the Read-O-Meter. How many books did we read? Elias estimated that we read 1 million kajillion, and Lukas estimated 44 – I think it was somewhere in the middle.
  • One of the books we read reminded us how to share, Llama llama Learns to Share
  • Drawing monsters on our own and with friends
  • Virtual Assembly was fun to see our friends near and far
  • We practiced staying safe and playing with our masks on when we are close to each other 
  • Lukas turned 5 on Thursday! Happy Birthday, Lukas!
  • Practiced deep breathing and calming our bodies through yoga

Here are some pictures of us in action this week.

Reminders:

  • Please ensure your child has sufficient snack for the entire day.
  • Please make sure your child has a SPARE FACE MASK and a HAT at all times.