This week in LE we had lessons and discussions about Remembrance Day and we wrote postcards to our Veterans. They will be hand delivered to Veteran’s at the Ottawa ceremony on Sunday by Jackie Craig (Becky’s Mom). Students practiced the poem “In Flanders Field” and presented it at the KMS Ceremony today. They did an amazing job!
Next week picture forms are due and Thursday is our big Cross-Country Meet where other Montessori schools will visit and participate.
Tip/Reminder: With the weather being unpredictable please ensure your child has warm clothing, a hat and mitts.
Please click on the link below to see information regarding a Field Trip on Nov.26th.
LE – Nov 26, 2018 (1)
This week LE students learned about different kinds of Poetry and then created their own Halloween Poems. On Halloween day we enjoyed sharing them with each other as well as, our Halloween stories. Students also loved listening to the mini-presentations at the Wax Museum put on by UE students.
Next week we will participate in lessons and discussions about Remembrance Day. We will also contribute to the KMS Remembrance Day Ceremony by reading poetry. Next week in Gym, we will continue working on our endurance and speed for our upcoming Cross Country Meet.
Tip/Reminder: Please limit sweets and treats from Halloween. Looking for one way to foster independence at home: Include your child in the preparing of lunches. Don’t forget clocks fall back on Sunday!
Have a Happy Weekend!
This week students have been working hard and playing hard. We have been talking a great deal about setting daily individual goals. Students are beginning to learn how to make sure they are challenging themselves but also ensure they make time for the activities they enjoy.
Also, thank you so much to everyone who attended the Chapter’s Fundraiser and donated books to our classroom!
Next week Picture Day is on Tuesday, Friday is a PA Day, and Wednesday is Take Me Outside Day. Upper Elementary will be organizing some activities for students to participate in.
Read below to learn more about Take Me Outside Day or visit the link;
Welcome To Take Me Outside
“Take Me Outside is a non profit organization committed to educating and creating awareness with Canadians about our connection with nature and our time spent outside.”
“A connection to nature and time spent outside is invaluable to building optimal mental, emotional, social and physical health for every child and youth. Research supports the links between a child’s connection with nature and their health. Increased outdoor time can be directly connected to improved physical activity levels, higher academic achievement, decreased child injury rates, increased attention spans, positive social interaction and increased engagement at school, home and in the community.”
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This week we had a visit from the Otonabee South Monaghan fire fighters! They showed us their equipment they use and spoke to students about fire safety. Students also had chance to ask them lots of questions about their jobs! The LE class has also been focusing on respect for their environment through their weekly jobs and daily organization and care of the classroom.
Next week is a regular week in the classroom. Don’t forget about the Chapters fundraiser happening on Wednesday night.
This week was a great week and students loved the Fun Fair. Children enjoyed participating in games, peeling apples, karaoke, crafts, face painting and glitter tattoos. Remember to look for the pictures. Thank you PEG for all your hard work!! Today LE enjoyed making cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving dinner!
Next week remember that Monday is a holiday and we will be having Fire Fighters visit us.
HAVE A HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!
It was a fast, yet busy week here in Lower Elementary! One of the focuses for our week has been keeping our classroom neat and tidy. Students in Lower Elementary are given a classroom job each week. For example; Pet Care, Washing Tables, Dusting Shelves etc. This helps everyone take responsibility and contribute to being a member in their classroom.
A couple of highlights for this week were planting bulbs and pizza day! Students enjoyed planting bulbs in our outside garden at the front of our classroom. Pizza Tuesdays started this week and it was a hit! Just a reminder if you want to order pizza or prepared lunches, you can find the order forms online.
Happy October! We are excited for Thanksgiving! We will be talking about what we are thankful for and making cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving.
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To help foster independence in all areas of your child’s life, encourage them to complete tasks on their own. For example; carry their own backpack to and from school or prepare their own lunch for school.
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Burnham Woods was the highlight of the week in Lower Elementary! Students enjoyed going for a hike and having some free time in the woods!
French class started this week. Students enjoyed getting to know Laura, their new french teacher!
Fall is fast approaching! We will begin talking about Fall, prepping our garden for Winter and planting spring bulbs. If you would like to donate any bulbs. It would be greatly appreciated.
Reminder: There is a PA DAY on Friday, Sept 28th.
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This week has been an awesome week of learning. Students are beginning to understand how to balance academic and social time, have begun new notebooks, and are working on developing good work habits. The LE’s have enjoyed their first week of Gym class and have focused on running. In Culture, students have been reviewing the Continents and Oceans of the World in small groups.
Next week, our new French teacher, Laura will begin lessons with students.
Reminder: Please label water bottles and persona items
Hello LE Families,
Please click on the link below to view our classroom schedule.
LOWER ELEMENTARY SCHEDULE
If you have any questions about the schedule please don’t hesitate to contact Becky or Cindy.