Recess: There are two 15 minute recess periods and a lunch recess in your child's day. Every other day, we have DPA (Daily Physical Activity) and unless it is colder than -20, we will be outside! Please ensure your child is dressed appropriately for ALL weather conditions.
Snacks and lunch: Healthy bodies make for healthy minds! Please ensure your child has at least 1 fruit or vegetable for their morning snack. For more ideas and information about healthy eating and snack ideas, see the link below. I also try to encourage children to cut down on the amount of trash we use, as we learn about how to be good to our environment. Please use reusable containers as much as possible. http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/food-guide-aliment/index-eng.php
Field trips: Education beyond the classroom walls - every month we try to plan a field trip in town. I will send home permission slips with information as the dates get closer. We are always looking for parent volunteers, so please let me know if you are keen on joining the expeditions! Scholastic Books: We are pleased to offer you the opportunity to buy books for your child. Research shows that the more time spent with books, the better reader a child will become. Having a variety of literature at home will help your child on the road to becoming a life-long reader in both English and French. In addition to the great reading opportunities Scholastic books provide, each purchase earns points in our class' bonus bank. With these points we can get more books for our class! YAY!