Friday, May 17, 2019

Friday, May 17, 2019

Spirit Day – Thanks for sending them in national dress and country colors. We truly looked like an international school today.

Botanical Gardens Trip – As part of our plant unit, we are off to the botanical gardens in the next couple of weeks. Here are our travel days: 1DC – Wednesday; 1HM and 1AO – Thursday; 1DE and 1TM – Wednesday, May 29. Your child will need a snack and lunch from home for our trip. Please return permission slips and let us know if you can join us, if you have not done so already.

Sharing the Planet – Plants – If your child has not yet shared a plant product, please help and encourage him/her to do so next week. (Not sure how to help? Have a hunt around your house. Your kitchen alone is full of plant-based products – wooden spoons, olive oil, pasta, maple syrup, coffee, tea, spices etc.)

Old Tires? – Have you seen the courtyard garden? If not, please have a look when you are at school. The kindergarten have invited us to share some responsibility for the planting and care of the garden. They are requesting old tires to be converted to planters. If you have any old tires that you would like to contribute, please let us know.

Reading – How is that daily reading going? We encourage every family to continue to listen to your child read each day and check on his/her book choices. If the good weather is a distraction, change things a bit. Take your book outside to enjoy together.

Math –  We are working on creating and interpreting graphs. Help your child by creating some graphs at home. Grab a big two handed scoop of various legos. Decide how you want to sort them (color, shape) and create a bar graph. Help your child make some statements about the graph. “There are 6 more blue pieces that yellow pieces. There are more red legos than any other color. We had 28 Legos in all. We have 3 fewer white than red.”  (You will definitely have their attention if you make graphs with candies like M&Ms or Skittles.)

Important Dates:

Wednesday, May 22 – 1DC trip to Botanical Gardens

Thursday, May 23 – 1AO and 1HM trip to Botanical Gardens

Wednesday, May 29 – 1DE and 1TM trip to Botanical Gardens

Thursday, May 30 – Last day of activities

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