Sunday, 13 December 2015

Happy Holidays..... almost! Dec 14-18

We are 5 days away from Christmas Holidays. We will continue with our Gingerbread theme, and have tons of fun activities planned for our learning this week!

Week at a Glance
Monday, December 14, 2015
  • 1st Day of Christmas: 8:45am in the gym
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
  • Quiznos Hot Lunch eating day
  • Crazy Christmas Hair day
  • Mrs. Burdett's Retirement Farewell in the library from 4-6pm. Families welcome to pop in.
  • 2nd Day of Christmas: 12:45pm in the gym
Secret Blog Question: on the 2nd day of Christmas in the gym, who performed?

Wednesday, December 16, 2015
  • 3rd Day of Christmas: 8:45pm in the gym
  • After school skating for students that returned their forms and have parents attending with them. Helmets are required for students and adults. We are short on helmets at the school, so if you are able to borrow from friends that would be much appreciated!
Thursday, December 17, 2015
  • Student surprise - Christmas decorating from 9:45-11:45am (volunteers needed, please see the red note in the back of your child's agenda from last week)
  • 4th Day of Christmas: 2:30pm in the gym
  • Lock Down practice - please make sure you talk about this with your child. We will be practicing for the practice earlier in the week also.
Friday, December 18, 2015
  • Class Christmas party - an email went home on Friday to remind parents that volunteered to supply snacks. A huge thanks to those families! 
  • 5th Day of Christmas: 8:45am in the gym
We invite you to join us for any and all of the Days of Christmas in the gym. The time and activities change each day, so check the information above and come enjoy the festive celebrations.

Upcoming Events
Christmas Holidays! There is no school until Monday, January 4th. On Friday students are being sent home with a Christmas reading challenge. Try and keep up the good reading habits you've created over the holidays. Not to mention, there are SO many great holiday books and most of you have your free mini library card if you need a low key event over the break.

A Peek at Last Week
The highlight of last week was of course the amazing Twinkle and Shine concert! Students did so well transitioning between the change of schedules and routines, and pulling off 2 incredible performances! Here are a couple pictures of the behind the scenes happenings of concert preparation.
Students brought their Christmas fun books to the gym. Most of the time the concert practice was too interesting thought! 

We continue to use brain breaks to break up our learning time. Students love when they've been working hard and I pause them and ask them to stand behind their chairs. Last week I took a couple short video clips of our current favourite break "Crazy Santa Just Dance". I love the focus and participation, enjoy! :) 

Lastly, I ventured over to Sobey's to check out the Gingerbread House display. I have to admit it took me quite a while to find it as it was tucked in a little sitting nook, but once it was spotted I was amazed at how many great gingerbread houses were there! What a neat fundraiser for the food banks.
We are the house in the bottom left.
Thanks for reading!

Wishing you and yours a terrific Christmas and a very Happy New Year! See you in 2016.