It has been a while since I last posted, and it seems like so much has happened over that time.  We have all met and discussed your child’s progress in a Parent/Teacher interview, and I trust that the discussion we had and the feedback I gave you was useful and explanatory.  I am very pleased over-all with the ways in which the children have adapted and adjusted to school life, and they are daily learning new things that contribute to their early literacy and numeracy understanding, as well as taking forays into the subjects of social studies and science.  On the topic of social studies, over the past few weeks, we have started a study of the students as unique individuals.  We have read a number of books that focus on the personal interests, characteristics and preferences that make each child unique and special, as laid out in the Kindergarten curriculum.  In a week or so, you will see a social studies project come home for you to complete with your child on the topic of why you chose their name.  Please use the project as an opportunity to speak with your child and encourage them to ask you questions.  As well, we have created a book on the subject of important things about ourselves which will also be sent home with each child for a night for them to share with you and read together.

Report cards will be sent home this week, and I feel confident that your child is learning a great deal.  Please do not be alarmed if there are areas that might need improvement, as it is only the first term, and they have only just begun.  I am confident that they are all well on their way to a successful school year!

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.  Have a great week-end!

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