Orange Shirt Day is a way to honour those that were part of the residential school system. All students and staff of the OCSB are asked to wear an orange shirt on September 30th if they are able. We will be asking each student to bring 25 cents on September 30th, all money collected will be sent to Wabano.
Our Schedule/Flow of the Day:
Monday/Wednesday/Alt Friday's - Mrs. Landry (English)
Tuesday/Thursday/Alt Friday's - Mme Morin (French)
Forest Schools - Thursday mornings
Gym - Wednesday mornings
Library - Monday afternoons
Outdoor play - We start our morning outside most days for approximately 25-30 minutes
- Book or lesson to guide the day's play or enhance previous learning
Exploration Through Play
- Many areas and very-open ended
- Educators extend, challenge and help to consolidate learning
- Whole curriculum addressed
- Inquiries vary from week to week, and are not always whole-group
Open Snack - Students receive reminders and guidance to choose their snacks
Clean-Up/Carpet Time - Shared learning through pictures and discussions often related to morning play
Outdoor play - minimum 30 minutes unstructured play outdoors, weather permitting
Lunch (Gr. 6's help ECE's in room, with opening of containers)
Quiet/Rest Time - Students rest with quiet music and low-lighting to rejuvenate their minds and bodies; a small hand/palm sized stuffy may be brought in for rest time. Blankets go home every other Friday to be washed. Rest mats will be sent home as needed, to be washed.
- Not all students sleep, but must remain quiet
- 30 minutes
Books - Initially whole-group tumble books and eventually independent/partner reading
- Students are learning how to hold books and how to read them, using a variety of skills and strategies
DPA - Movement using videos
Mini-Lesson similar to morning; based inquiries/learning
Afternoon is a repeat of exploratory play, snack and sharing. Our day ends with Good-bye songs, prayers and the distribution of mailbags. We then prepare for home.
Welcome to Kindergarten! Bienvenue a la maternelle!
We're very excited for a great year of full-day learning and inquiry! September will be busy with routines and getting into the swing of things so, in keeping with that, here are some housekeeping items for the start of the year:
Our Team in room 116:
Mrs. Landry - English Teacher
Mme Morin - French Teacher
Mrs. Masoumeh - RECE
*English/French days will alternate; students will remain in their classroom.
We will be using this website to communicate information to you throughout the school year. We will also have a twitter account where more specific learning inquiries, events, photos, news or creations will be posted. Please follow our class on twitter at @StjamesK2s
Below is a list of important information and requests:
The Kindergarten Team
This school year we kindly ask that all Junior and Senior Kindergarten students bring in their own yoga mat for quiet time. We ask that you label your child's yoga mat with your their name at both ends of the mat so that their name is easily visible when rolled up. This will make it easier for each child to identify their own mat for quiet time. We will send your child's yoga mat home to be washed as needed. Blankets will be sent home every second Friday to wash.
Thank you for all of your at home support with our Senior Kindergarten Snuggle Up and Read Program! It has been amazing to see so many little readers in our classroom! This will be our last week sending home our Snuggle Up and Read folders. Please kindly return your child's folder and book this Friday. Please take time to continue to read with your child and practise our word wall words in preparation for Grade 1! -Mrs. Landry :)
We invite you to join us on Thursday, May 9th, 2019 from 5:30-8:00pm to celebrate 25 years of Community and Education at St. James Catholic School. We look forward to celebrating with all current students and alumni.
Helping Paw Squad is on their last mission to collect a variety of items to help the Ottawa Humane Society fulfill their wish list. We are hoping from some help from our St. James community to help us on our mission. The wish list below includes suggested items that they are in need of. The kinders are working on creating and decorating boxes to organize the items donated. We are hoping to begin collecting items from April 15-May 3rd. A note will go home with your child to explain what items are needed from The Ottawa Humane Society Wish List.
Thank you so much for all of your support! We are so excited for the next step in our EA venture.
The Kindergarten Team
As part of our Entrepreneurial Adventure Program, the kinder students will be raising money for the Ottawa Humane Society. On Friday, Feb. 1st, we are asking all students to participate in our Animal Spirit Day with a $2 donation. Students can bring in an animal stuffy, dress up as an animal, bring in a photo of their pet or favourite animal.
Thursdays will be our class sledding day. Please remember to send in your child's helmet on Thursdays each week if you have selected that your child must wear a helmet to sled.
Our Year 2 students (SK) have begun our at home reading program. Thank you to all the parents for helping to support this wonderful reading program! The students are very excited to practise reading with you at home. Please make sure to return your child's reading folder and book on Friday each week. A new book will go home on Mondays.