SK - September 29 / 2017


Highlights:

The children enjoyed completing a journal entry this week. They may draw pictures of anything they wish, as long as it is true, and they are enjoying describing their work to the class.

In small groups, we have begun working on the correct letter formation of corner starting capitals using a variety of hands on activities. In order to encourage fine motor skill development, we are doing activities such as searching for and removing small objects from playdough and from a water bucket containing materials to be sorted (see photo below), and matching letters using small stickers.

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We continued exploring the roles of more staff members, and discussed safety within the school. We talked about the purpose of fire drills, as well as how we walk through the halls and in the stairways.

In French, this week, the students reviewed numbers in French, in particular from one to twenty. The students practised a song, Le boogie woogie des chiffres, to review their numbers. 

In Art, the SKs created a large community mural. Students used their knowledge of patterns to decorate popsicle sticks which will be connected to create a large collaborative art piece.
 
Looking Ahead:

The children have been asking about show and share. We will begin show and share on Friday, October 13th. Each Friday, a different House will have the opportunity to bring a special item from home to talk about. Please see the schedule here: 

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New Circles: The Junior School continues their support of New Circles Community Services. New Circles is a not-for-profit, grass-roots agency that builds strong and caring communities by providing basic necessities to those living in poverty. We provide much needed clothing, social programs, and skill building opportunities to individuals living on a low-income, with a focus on residents of Thorncliffe Park, Flemingdon Park, Victoria Village, and Taylor-Massey (including Crescent Town), many of whom are newcomers to Canada. Each year New Circles collects gently used Halloween costumes for children. They already have appointments for 400 families and now have a waitlist because they are in need of more costumes. Here is their website for more information about the organization and this programme. The Junior School will be collecting gently used costumes from Monday, October 2 to Friday, October 13th. Bins will be in the Gathering Place for items. 

Co-Curricular Programme Dates:
December 18th - 21st       Last week of Fall 2017 Co-Curricular Programme
November 24th                 Winter 2018 Co-Curricular Programme Guide online
December 7th - 10th         Winter 2018 Co-Curricular Programme online registration
January 9th - March 9th    Winter 2018 Co-Curricular Programme

Reminders:

The SK children will be attending an assembly on Friday, October 13th from 8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. If you wish your child to attend, please have them here by 8:20 a.m. on that day.