Halloween is almost here! This year, our students will be allowed to wear costumes to school for the entire day. Students may also choose to participate in Halloween by dressing up in black and orange if they would prefer. Please remember that no weapons of any kind are permitted at school (even if they are plastic and seem harmless). Also, we advise that any small parts of the costume be left at home so they will not get lost or broken at school. (Some examples are plastic fingernails or false eyelashes.) If students choose not to dress up, that is perfectly fine too!
If anyone would like to send snacks for the class, that would be fine. Students will be able to share their treats with their classmates throughout the day. If anyone would like to contribute a healthy class snack (like cheese, meat, fruit or veggies) that would be great. Again, there is no obligation to send anything to school.
Last, we try to limit the sweet snacks sent to school for the school days following Halloween. We try to limit treats to 1-2 to be eaten after the healthy part of their lunches. Thank you for your help and support in this matter.
Have a safe and happy Halloween!
We had a fantastic bit of time this afternoon reading with grade one buddies. We can learn a whole lot from them!
This is how it works:
1. We (the grade fours) partner up a grade one student.
2. The grade one student brings their “GOOD FIT” books with them and reads a page to us.
3. We listen to and coach the new reader – offering strategies when needed.
4. The grade one student then listens to us read with fluency and expression.
5. Every time a page is completed – the listener summarizes the events and characters that they’ve learned about.
It was fantastic. We practice active listening, summarizing of main events, and fluent reading. The grade ones have a super cool friend to read to and get helpful tips from.