Week #3: Aug. 26th – 30th

Weekly Blog Posts
Hello, parents.
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 Save the date
EY3 will be hosting our Back-to-School Coffee Meeting for parents in the AudiBox (4th floor) on Wednesday 4th September, 2019 from 8:00 am – 9:00 am.
We’re looking forward to seeing you all here.

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New EY3 Student
We have a new classmate, Pengpeng, who joined EY3B this week.

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Please join us in welcoming him to Early Years 3.

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Our Essential Agreement
EY3 students had a busy week last week practicing daily routines and getting to know their new classmates.

We also worked together to develop our classroom agreement:

In EY3, we promise to:
– Share ideas and be caring
– Be principled
– Be risk takers and always try our best

We encourage parents to talk to your child about how they can and are demonstrating these behaviours at school and at home.

As teachers, we have also promised the EY3 students that we will keep to the agreements and model actions that make our community better. We thank you for your support in showing the children in such positive ways what a healthy, active and enthusiastic community can be.

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Unit of Inquiry #1 – Who We Are
Artifacts – At the beginning of each unit of inquiry, we will be asking students to bring in artifacts, which help them begin to make connections to what we are learning.

For the first theme, Who We Are, each student is asked to bring in an artifact that demonstrates any of his/her passions/interests (like an object or a photograph). For example, if your child loves baseball, they could bring in a baseball mitt or a photo of them in a baseball outfit.

Your child should be able to tell us a little bit about their artifact.

We will be showcasing students’ artifacts in our Provocation Area (see photo below).
It’s pretty bare at the moment, so we are looking forward to filling it up.

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Please start bringing/sending in artifacts right away.

We would like to have all artifacts in the classroom by this Friday 30th of August.
Thank you for supporting your child’s learning.

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Data Management in EY3
In EY3, we are making connections to mathematical concepts relating to data management through simple graphing (see slideshow).

Each week, students will add a sticker to our swim charts and library charts. These charts are a visual representation of students who went swimming (or who didn’t swim that day), students who returned their library books, or students who were absent on that day. Using these charts is one way of collecting and organizing data, and helps students begin to recognize patterns and interpret data.

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Personal Non-Essential Items
Items such as toys, jewelry (non-religious), stickers, Pokemon cards, Shopkins, etc. are best left at home. Please do not bring them to school. Please check your child’s backpack to make sure they are bringing only what they need during the school day.

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Student Cubbies
From time to time, students bring in items to distribute to their classmates. If you have something to hand out, please let us know ahead of time, and ensure that there is enough for every student in the classroom. On arrival, please give the items to one of the classroom teachers or EAs and we will distribute them at an appropriate time.

Please do not place any items in students’ cubbies.

Any gift-giving that is personal is best done outside of school.

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Library/Reading Resources
Students brought home their library folders yesterday.

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Please remember to return them on Friday morning.

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Important Dates
EY3 Coffee Meeting – Wed. 4th Sept.
EY House Activities – Fri. 13th Sept.
PD Day – Thurs. 19th Sept. (school closed for students)
NO SCHOOL –  Fri. 20th Sept.

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