Week of May 5th – 7th 2021

 Hello EY1 Friends!!

🚩 NOTE: We have a number of very IMPORTANT CHANGES for next week so please be sure you read about them below.

Thank you for another successful week of remote learning! Even though it was a shorter week, the children still got to explore and practice their investigative skills, this time about mixing colors. We also continued to practice our numbers and learned a little about “taking away” through the Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons story by Eric Litwin.

We have loved seeing the children in Art, Music, Library and in Special Class with Ms Cassie. It has also been a treat to have Ms. Cassie host our Circle Times this week too.

investigation 3 colours5.7 special class 5.7 circle show tell


Fun Friday was another day of wearing a themed shirt. This time — buttoned down shirts just like Pete the Cat and his groovy buttons. The children also showed us the origami cats they made in Art class and we played one of our favorites — a scavenger hunt!

Today, we also read a book called Rosie’s Glasses by Dave Whamond. The story is a good reminder how OUR MINDSET can help us “SEE” the beauty that’s all around us.

Rosie's Glasses book cover

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Beginning next week, the EY1 children will be divided into two groups — the Strawberries 🍓 and the Pineapples 🍍. Please see the groupings below in the attached image. These groupings were made from parent feedback so that we have a smaller number of children during each Circle Time. Our hope is that it will allow for the children to be more interactive.

EY1 New Groupings


With the new groupings, we have added another Circle Time each day’s schedule. The children will still only attend ONE Circle Time. The groups will alternate one day with Dinnhe and one day with Sian. Just follow the links for the group your child is in — Strawberries or Pineapples. See attached copy of the new schedule. 

new EY1 weekly schedule


Mr. Max is recovering well but he will still not be able to give live PE lessons yet. HOWEVER, seeing how much our EY1 students love to move, Ms. Lynn has kindly offered to lead students in some movement and dance classes on the days and times they normally have PE classes. Just click on the links next to their PE class times and then they can join Ms. Lynn for some fun!


Small Group Calls will continue next week, but we are back to one session a day from 11:10am – 11:30am. Don’t forget to sign up through the link below. Thank you for signing up for ONE time slot. Click here for link to Small Group Call Schedule.


If possible, please prepare the following resources for Art and some Playtime activities next week.

  •  Paper — White card stock (or colored card stock if you don’t feel like coloring it)
  • Scissors
  • Glue (stick is best)
  • Colors – crayons, pencils, markers or any type you like.
  • Transparency film (or cellophane or recycled plastic bag)
  • Toothpicks
  • This is the link to the template we will use for Art next week. Feel free to have a look ahead of time.

Thank you for another great week of learning!!

Have a safe and restful weekend!!

All the best,

EY1 Team


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