Come and Play with Us- Jenkins/Morris

Welcome to 2016-2017!!!!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Welcome to Mrs.Jenkins/ Miss Morris class Remind. Today was an amazing day! 5 new JK's joined our class of 12 SK's. The children spent the day getting to know each other through songs and games. Ask your child what song they sing in the morning. Tomorrow we welcome 6 new JK's to our class community. Thank you for choosing Monsignor Lee Catholic School. If there are any questions/concerns, pls send us a note. G' night!

Thursday, September 8, 2016
Happy Thursday! Today was another fantastic day! Our SK's met 6 new JK's who fit in quite nicely. We went over rules, morning routines and how to be a good listener. Ask your child what are the 4 steps to being a good listener. Miss Robertson came in for Science and Mr. Soares our Phys. Ed teacher was also in. Tomorrow is Monsignor Lee Day. Please dress in Blue and Yellow. 6 more JK's join us tomorrow to bring our total to 29. Have a wonderful night!

Friday, September 9, 2016

Happy Friday! We made it! Another fabulous day! All JK students have had a successful first day of school. All students will be together onMonday! In your communication bag, we have sent some *Ready Confetti* in anticipation to meeting our whole class altogether. A class newsletter will be sent home next week as well. Today we had an assembly and read a funny story. Ask me what it was about. Have a super weekend!



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Thursday, June 23, 2016
Happy Thursday!! Today we enjoyed a lovely snack from our breakfast club. We played floor hockey. Also, we had your last spirit assembly For this year. All library books need to be returned tomorrow. Finally, there will be no hot dogs tomorrow. So please do not send money.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Thank to everyone who came to Donuts with Dad. We hope that everyone had an amazing time! Today in the morning we went to see Mrs. Canning and enjoyed 2 stories and 3 songs. Just a reminder that all library books are due back on Friday. Have a great night!!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Happy Tuesday! Today was a lovely day! We talked about our favourite things to do with dad's in preparation for tomorrow's Donuts With Dad.We talked about ending sounds and our trip to the library. Tomorrow is our Donuts for Dad at 2pm in the gym. Can't wait to see everyone all library books need to be returned back to the school by Friday June 24. Have a fabulous night!!

Friday, June 17, 2016
Happy Hot Friday! We had our Terrific Kids assembly this morning, then were given prizes from Mr.& Mrs. Canning for our reading program. Make sure I show you my prizes. We had an amazing afternoon with the Neema African Choir, ask me about it. Father's Day gifts home today.They are breakable. Just a reminder that pizza and milk are finished for the year. We are going on our trip to the Orillia Public Library onMonday morning. Donuts with Dad is this Wednesday afternoon 2-2:45. Please let us know who will be joining your child at school. G' night!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Happy Wednesday! Today we had a water safety presentation in the gym. Ask me 2 ways to be safe in the water. We wrote about our favourite Zoo animal. We also visited the library. No library book was checked out as we are collecting a all Monsignor Lee books. We also visited the library. No library book was checked out as we are collecting a all Monsignor Lee books. Tomorrow we are

Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Happy Tuesday! An amazing day at the zoo. Thank you to the parent volunteers for supervising the darlings. A wonderful time was had by all.Ask your child what their favourite animal was. Tomorrow we will have a Water Safety presentation and Library. Please start returning books.A note went home yesterday with important dates. Please check your child's communication bag for it. Have a super duper night! God bless!

Monday, June 13, 2016
Happy Monday! Today was a great day! We continue to look at zoo animals in anticipation for our trip tomorrow! Please check your child's communication bag for IMPORTANT dates/events. Please dress accordingly and bring a hat, and extra drinks. Have a wonderful evening!

Thursday, June 9, 2016
Happy Thursday! A lovely 2 days in Rm102. Today and yesterday,we had some very special guests visit our class. Ask your child who they were.We continue to look at zoo animals in preparation to our trip next Tuesday! We have received almost all of the trip forms. Thank you!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Happy Tuesday everyone. Today we read the book about Zoo Keepers. We went on a zoo scavenger hunt, graphed zoo animals and made elephants. We are asking for all permission forms to be in for tomorrow. Tomorrow is library day. Lastly, we are asking everyone to please bring in a picture of them with they father. We are asking for these photos by Wednesday june 15th. Have a fabulous night.

Monday, June 6, 2016
Happy Monday! Today we focussed on Zoo animal activities to get ready for our upcoming trip. Please return all permission forms ASAP. This includes Zoo and library permission forms. Have a great night!

Thursday, June 2, 2016
Happy Thursday everyone. Today was our last day with Alexander ChooChoo. We are very sad to see her go, but it is time for her to go back to the farm. Tomorrow is a PA Day, so please do not send your children to school. Have a great long weekend!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Happy Wednesday! Today we talked about numbers that make up 10. We also used the 10 frames to build numbers to 20. We also visited the library and read 3 stories by Leo Lionni with Mrs. Canning. Today another permission form goes home regarding a trip to the Orillia Public Library. Please return the form by next Friday. Another note came home regarding the NEW Provincial Kindergarten report card that Monsignor Lee is piloting. The new Communication of Learning has the expectations divided into Four Learning Frames.  Another difference you will see is that no marks will be given.  All comments are a celebration of the wonderful successes your child has achieved. If there are any questions, please contact us at the school. Have a wonderful evening!

Friday, May 27th, 2016.
Happy Friday! Today was a hot one!!! Children went on a treasure hunt in the class. There was a special prize afterwards. Ask your child what it was. We also talked about the Human Body with Mrs. Stevens. Finally, we had a second special treat after last recess. Don't forget to return your permission form for our trip to the zoo. Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016.
What a fantastic day here in room 102. As the warm weather approaches we are asking parents to please send their child with a hat and extra water. Today we enjoyed 3 lovely stories from Mrs. Canning. Ask your child where a Chameleon lives. Just a reminder if parents can please send in a three ring binder, for your child's writing pieces. Today, we also sent home our permission form for our class trip to the Zoo. So please check your child mail bags. Have a good night!

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016.
Happy Wednesday! Today was a great day! We made some muffins and playdough for Friday. We are very excited to be spending time with our loved one. We also read the story, Do you want to be my Friend? Ask me what it is about. We also visited the library and exchanged books. New readers have gone home to everyone. Please enjoy them with your child. Have a great night!

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016
Happy Tuesday! We continued talking about Pentacost and the Gifts from the Holy Spirit. Children made a beautiful mobile and built gifts (cubes) from a net. Mr. Soares continues to review low and high sounds during music. Jump Rope for Heart Pledge Forms are due tomorrow. We still have not received RSVP's from some parents about Muffins With Mom this Friday. Library book exchange tomorrow. Finally, we are asking families to send in a 1" binder for their child's school work. Have a wonderful evening!

Monday, May 16, 2016
Happy Monday! A wonderful day in Rm102. Today we talked about Pentacost. Ask your child whose birthday it is. Ask your child what the good News the disciples were sharing. Finally, ask them how the disciples were able to tell everyone. Jump rope pledge forms due Wednesday. RSVP For Muffins with mom ASAP. Friday is the special day. From 2-3 in the gym we will celebrate with Muffins with mom. Have a great night!

Friday, May 13, 2016
TGIF! What a super day today! Myself and Mrs. Jenkins are so impress with the children at the poetry recital. They did amazing. We had Mrs. Stevens and we watched a little movie about insects. Ask your child what makes a insect an insect. Just a reminder to please RSVP for our Muffins with Mom by Wednesday May 18th. Also, the Jump Rope for Heart envelopes are due no later then Wednesday May 18th. Have a fantastic weekend!!!

Thursday, May 12, 2016
Today we talked about insects. We read the story "The Hungry Caterpillar". We made caterpillar's and butterflies. We also did some sorting of insects and non insects. Please check your child's mailbags tonight, as we have sent two important things home. Tomorrow is hot dog day. As the days are getting warmer we are asking parents to please not send your child in really short dresses, shorts and spaggetti straps. If a child is wear a dress we are asking them to have shorts on underneath, since we do sit on the carpet a lot. Straps need to be atleast 3 fingers wide. We are asking this. because for ever grade we are enforcing the MLS dress code. If you have anymore questions, please feel free to ask. Have a good night.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Happy Wednesday!! Today we enjoyed being outside playing in this wonderful sunny weather. We have some fun play some parachute games We read the story "The Mommy Book" and we drew pictures okay what our moms were good at. We also enjoyed 3 lovely stories from Mrs. Canning. Some art work and the may newsletters were sent home tonight, so please check your child's mail bags. The invitations for Muffins with Mom
will be sent home tomorrow. Have a lovely night.
Monday, May 9th, 2016
Happy Monday! Today was a very busy day! We learned our new poem for the Poetry Recital on Friday morning. Save the Date for FRIDAY, MAY 20! Muffins with Mom will be on FRIDAY, MAY 20 from 2-3pm. Save the date to come play and learn with us! A formal invite to come this week! A short newsletter will be in your childs' bag tomorrow. Please look for it. We practiced making 10 and counting. Have a wonderful evening. 

Thursday, May 5th, 2016
Happy Thursday. Today was a busy day. This morning we enjoyed a jump rope presentation for Brechin Public School, to kick off the start of Jump Rope for Heart. We had another special presentation. We the Bob Hawkins Band, which is a Christian Rock Band. We were rocking out to God and Jesus. Tonight is our open house with BBQ, book fair and mothers days flower pick up. Finally tomorrow is a PA Day. Mothers Day gift were sent home tonight. Have a great long weekend and enjoy the weather!

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
Happy Wednesday. Today we travelled to the church for our Catholic Education Week Mass. All of the children were fabulous. We are super proud of them. We read the story "Gods Dream". Ask your child what were some of Gods dreams for us. Tomorrow we have a special presentation to kick off Jump Rope For Heart. Tomorrow night we are having a BBQ, open house and book fair. Please check your child's mail bags for their wish lists. Friday is a PA Day. Have a great night with your family. 

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
What a fabulous day here we had in room 102. Today we read the story "The Giving Tree". We thought of ways to show love to someone or something. We went to visit the book fair today, check your child's bag for their wish list. Mass tomorrow at 9:30 at the church. BBQ thursday at the school. Friday PA day. Have a great night!



Monday, May 2, 2016
It's Catholic Education week and we have so many things happening!! We started our week with a short liturgy in the gym. We watched a quick French play, ask me what it was about. We have mass at Guardian Angels church on Wednesday morning, we will take a bus there and back. Book Fair begins tomorrow and there is also a Open House and BBQ on Thursday. Have a great night!


Friday, April 29th, 2016
Happy Friday! The class was buzzing with excitement over our community helper outfits. During the assembly we showed off our outfits. Ask me about the different costumes worn. We also wrote about what we wanted to be when we grow up Nd shared some of our community helper tools. Next week is Catholic Education Week. Many wonderful events are happening such as a book fair, mass at the church and Open House. More info to follow next week. Don't forget Friday is a PA Day. Have an amazing weekend with your families enjoying this beautiful weather!



Thursday, April 28, 2016
Happy Thursday! Another busy day in the "Barnyard". Today we designed our own barnyard with a variety of animals and other farm activities. We are also very excited to see our growing chick! Ask me what is new that is growing on the chicken. Tomorrow is Hot Dog Day. $2.00 a dog. Also, tomorrow is dress up as a community helper. Looking forward to seeing them all dressed up! Have a super night!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Happy Wednesday. Today we enjoyed 4 stories from Mrs. Canning. One of the stories we read was about a giraffe names Abigail. Ask your child was a group of giraffes are called. We made our selfs into farmers today, talked more about what animals are found on the farm and we enjoyed watching our baby chick. Just a reminder that Friday is dress up like your favourite community helper. Have a fabulous night.


Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Happy Tuesday! Today was a fabulous day! We read a story, Officer Buckle and Gloria about Safety tips in our community. We decided to write safety rules for our classroom. Ask me what my rule was. We also talked how we are a farmer. Ask me how. Tomorrow is Library Day. Please remember to send in your library books. Don't forget this Friday is Dress Up as your Favourite Community Helper. Have a great night!


Monday, April 25, 2016
Happy Monday. A lovely day in Rm102. Today is Hatching Day! We have been eagerly awaiting our new animals. Ask me what colour it is. We also looked
at the life cycle of a chicken. Mrs. Stevens is also teaching us about honey bees. We have realized that we are a community helper.
Ask me which one. Flower orders and milk orders are due tomorrow. It's still cold out. Please dress accordingly. Have a wonderful night!

Friday, April 22, 2016
Happy Friday! Today was an amazing day! We performed an Earth Day song at the assembly. A new community helper stopped by the library. We tried many types of tools. Ask me which was my favourite. Milk and Flower orders due Tuesday. Next Friday is "Dress up as your favourite 
Community Helper." Have an amazing weekend. Enjoy the beautiful weather outside with your loved ones.

Thursday, April 21, 2016
Today we became carpenters. We made tools belts and made buildings out of marsh mellows and tooth picks. We also talked about how we do not waste water. Ask your child how we save water. At the end of the day, we planted carrots and sunflower seeds. Milk orders were sent home tonight. It is due back Tuesday April 26. Tomorrow is hot dog day (2.00). Have s good night.

Wednesday, April 20th,2016
Today we enjoyed 4 stories from Mrs. Canning and they were all about animals. We started to talk about firefighters and what they do to keep us safe. We also had a visit from a firefighter as well. We made firefighters, earths and we constructed something out of egg cartons. Ask your child what they made. Tomorrow we ask everyone to wear white, blue or green for earth week. Have a fabulous night. Happy Wednesday! A very busy day in Rm 102. We eagerly await the arrival of baby chicks. Ask me how many more days until they hatch. We also had a special visitor in the morning teach us about Fire Safety. Ask me what I should do if I hear the smoke alarm. Mrs. Canning read us 4 stories. Ask me which was my favourite. Tomorrow is Dress up on Earth Colours- Blue, Green, or Brown. Finally, something new was delivered to our playground. Ask me what it was! Donations of sand toys or other outside yard toys are always appreciated. Have a wonderful night!


Tuesday, April 19th, 2016
Happy Tuesday. Today we enjoyed breakfast from our breakfast club, played soccer and duck duck goose in gym. In the afternoon, we went outside and clean up our school yard. We talked about different ways about keeping our community clean. Tomorrow is library day. Also, pizza orders are due on thursday. Have a fabulous night.

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

Happy Wednesday! A busy day in Rm 102. Today we retold the story The Umbrella. Ask your child what happened in the story. We also looked At different ways to show numbers. Ask me to show you how to tally numbers. We also read a story about Smiles with Mrs. Canning. Ask me what Makes me smile. Finally, it is Raise the Dough night at Dominos. Order the Monsignor Lee Special for $19.99. $5 bucks goes to MLE. G'Night!



Tuesday, April 7, 2016

Happy Thursday. Today we talked about different animals that come from eggs. We sorted which animals come from eggs and which do not. We played floor hockey in gym and we did some dancing. Today was the big reveal about the eggs. We are all pretty excited about having baby chicks in our room. Ask your child how many days are left for our eggs to hatch. Just a reminder tomorrow is a PA Day. Have a good night.



Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Happy Wednesday! A wonderful day in Rm102. Today we were extremely well behaved during mass. Miss Morris and I were very proud! Today we  went to the library to vote for our favourite Blue Spruce book that Mrs. Canning has read to us. Ask your child which book they picked.  Tomorrow is the last day of our Easter Food Drive. Friday is a PA Day. Please enjoy an extra long weekend with your loved one! Good night!






Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Happy Wednesday! Today was a great day in Rm 102. We looked at a new letter combination of "ch". Ask your child what words begin with the ch sound. Mrs. Canning read us 2 stories about a favourite fairy tale. Ask me which one it is. Food drive continues this week. Good night!


Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Happy Tuesday! Today was a wonderful and busy day back from a joyous Easter weekend! We began the day with "The Last Supper" celebration. 
Please ask your child what items we shared at this celebration. We also had an Easter Egg hunt in the school with our Grade 8 buddies. Ask your child how many eggs they had to find and what their special treat was. We also completed many Easter activities. Finally, we finished the day with "The Way of the Lord" Stations of the Cross. All children sat respectively in the gym. Please go over with your child the impt points of Easter. They had many questions for us, that we think you may find interesting. Have a wonderful evening!

ALMOST FORGOT!
Pizza and milk orders due tomorrow and Thursday respectively. Library Day tomorrow. Food drive continues for the next 2 weeks. 


Wednesday, March 23, 2016
 Today was a fabulous day in Rm 102! We visited the school chapel. We continue to talk about the Easter Story and have brought home our Easter Crosses to share and tell the story. We listened to 3 stories with Mrs. Canning. Ask me what they were about. Have a great night!


Welcome to Kindergarten in Room 105!


What’s on Tap?


We continue to review all letters of the alphabet with a focus on Ll, Vv, Bb.  Our new sight words are look, she, do, red.  We will also look at the consonant blend of sn and the diagraph ch.  During our book shares we continue to focus on taking a picture walk to ensure we are familiar with the happenings of the story BEFORE we start reading. We are also looking at main ideas of the story and relating texts to other stories we may have read and relating stories to personal experiences.   Thank you to all families who continue to read with their child nightly.  We have many students who have been acknowledged at our weekly Spirit Assemblies for their reading accomplishments.  Please continue to sign and return the reading folder daily.  

In our writing, we are focussing on beginning, middle and ending in our stories.  As we illustrate the story with extensive detail, we retell the story emphasizing characters, problem and solution to the problem.  We will begin labelling our illustrations which is one of the beginning stages of writing.  

Math- We will finish up our 2D shape and 3D solid unit. Our culminating activity will be on Wednesday, February 11 with our Spheres and Cylinder Day, which was missed on the Winter Play Day.  Our next focus will be Data Management- conducting surveys, interpreting data and graphing results.  

Science- we continue to experiment with snow and ice and various melting and freezing points. 

 

All You Need is LOVE!

Our Catholic Value for February is LOVE.  We will talk about who we love and who loves us and the different kinds of love.  Our love discussions will focus on God’s love for us.   

Our school mass will be the ASH WEDNESDAY mass to celebrate the beginning of Lent. Mass will begin @ 11am on Wednesday,  February 18th.  Families are always invited and welcome to attend.

How can I help my child at home?

Talk with your child!

Tell family stories about yourself, your child’s grandparents, and other relatives. Encourage your child to tell you about his/her day- about activities, sports and games.

Make Reading and Writing Fun!

Read all kinds of materials- stories, poems, non-fiction texts.  Read stories aloud with drama and excitement! Use different voices for different characters in a story. 

Reread your child’s favourite stories as many times as your child wants to hear them, and choose books and authors that your child enjoys!

Important Dates to remember! 

Friday, February 13th.  Spooky Valentine Day!  Our school theme day is Dress Up in Red, White, Pink, or Black.  Parents are welcome to send in treats but are NOT obliged to.  There are 27 friends.  Children are also welcome to send Valentine’s Day Cards.  A list is enclosed for you:

Mya, Josie, Camden, Alice, Draven, Madison C, Cameron, Gavin, Isabelle, Caden, Morgan, Soren, Laine, Ava, Oliver, Laurel, Brooklynn, Alex, Logan, Sam, Will, Jagger, Ethan, DJ, Madison, Selina, Preston, Emily.

Monday, February 16th- Family Day. Please enjoy your family and do not send your loved one to schoool.

Tuesday, February 17th- Monsignor Lee Pancake Supper.  To mark the beginning of Lent, Monsignor Lee Catholic School hosts a pancake supper at Guardian Angels Church Basement from 5-6:30pm.  

Wednesday, February 18th- Ash Wednesday Mass at Monsignor Lee. Time to be confirmed. 

Friday, February 27th -Pajama Day!  

Dress up in your jammies!

NIGHTLY READING

Familiar read books continue to be sent home.  Students will/have receive books that they are familiar with and have read in class.  Please take the time to read with your child nightly. Children are encouraged to read aloud as though they are talking. We are working on fluency and reading should sound like talking. They are quite excited to be learning to read and sharing their knowledge with you.   Please remember to return the books to school on Friday’s, as we will try and exchange them then.