Dear Parents, From the bottom of my heart I want to thank you for this group of kids. It has been an absolute pleasure to teach them and I consider myself very fortunate to be their teacher again next year. Have a wonderful summer, and thank you for your support over the past year! Sincerely, Christa
Giselle Wilson was here today to speak about the Summer Reading Program from the Palliser Library. Your child has received a Summer Reading "passport" to document their reading. Each book, or chapter of a book, counts as 1 entry in their passport. Please put 5 entries per page.
For every 5 entries your child documents, they receive a small prize from the library. Once their passport book is full, they receive a larger prize! Thank you for the continued support with your child's reading!
Once again we were treated to a great day of Bike Safety. With the guidance of the RCMP, Coronach EMS team and the Grade 7/8 class we had a wonderful afternoon! Our students should be ready to ride safely all summer long!
Tomorrow afternoon is the annual Bike Rodeo. Students are asked to bring a bike and helmet to school Tuesday morning and to also wear suitable clothing/footwear. We will walk our bikes to the Sportsplex as a group and begin the activities once we are down there.
Special thanks to the Coronach EMT for organizing the Bike Rodeo again this year!
This was sent out by Prairie South today and with the end of the school year approaching I felt compelled to share this with all of you. Your child has worked SO hard this year to learn new skills, become fluent readers and use their comprehension strategies. Continuing to read over the summer months is vital so that children don't lose those skills they have worked so hard at. I know the summer months usually mean very different routines for you and your family but I encourage you (actually I'm begging you) to continue reading each day with your child.
From Prairie South:
Between the end of one school year and the start of the next every student risks what is known as the summer slide. With the final bell right around the corner, this is a weighty topic on every parent and educator’s mind.
On average, students lose 2 months of reading skills over the summer.
Ways to incorporate reading into your summer plans
•Take a trip to your local library
•Bring a book with you to the park or the beach
•Read a chapter in the morning, when your child is used to learning and before other plans cause distraction
Studies show that reading four to five books over the summer has a positive impact comparable to summer school enrolment. Plus, this gives your child a chance to choose books that he or she is interested in, keeping the activity fun and interesting too!
Children are at risk of losing more than just academic knowledge during the summer – physical fitness levels also take a hit. Encouraging physical activity all summer long will help your child stay at peak mental form, as physical health is known to enhance academic performance.
Ways to incorporate physical activity into your summer plans
•Sign your child up for a team sport
•Encourage learning a new skill such as swimming
•Go on walks and explore your city
Be sure to take advantage of all the different opportunities to get outside and get active.
Regular physical activity can lead to increased concentration and improved mathematics and test scores.
The use of technology offers many opportunities to encourage summer learning. Through promoting vital skills like problem solving and critical thinking, educational games are a valuable way to allow technology to your summer learner.
Ways to incorporate educational technology into your summer plans
•Challenge your child to a new high score on an educational app
•Start a tech project together – like a toy robotics kit
•Teach kids through your own tasks – ie. baking a cake, or fixing a bicycle
Between 65,200 educational apps, various tech-based toys, and even just household activities, there are an endless supply of tech projects to use to encourage summer learning for your child.
A few things to keep in mind for track tomorrow. - it's in Bengough and should be starting at approximately 10am - we are taking a bus to Bengough and plan to leave at 9am from the school - pack for the appropriate weather (sunscreen, hats, bug spray, etc) - all items must fit into a backpack that your child will carry with them for the day - there is a canteen available (please check the previous post for prices) so we encourage you to discuss the menu choices with your child and send the necessary money - you can also send other snacks and drinks with your child for the day (water, granola bars etc) - we will leave track in time for students to go home on their regular bus route
Each student will be assigned to a group and each group will have a leader. To make the day run smoothly we ask that you please respect the leaders and volunteers during the day. Students should not be leaving their group during the day to find friends, parents, go for snacks etc and if at any time they have to leave the group, their leader MUST be made aware. Thanks in advance and see you tomorrow!