Sunday, 24 August 2008

Fay, Fay Go Away!

I don't think any of us were expecting to have a "holiday" after just two days of school, but Tropical Storm Fay had other ideas! On Wednesday and Thursday we wondered why we were out of school even though the sky looked dark and gray (we were out because some of the schools had to be opened as shelters), but on Friday we found out just what Fay had in store. Mrs. Timmons front yard looked like she had just moved to lakefront property as the road flooded over. However, the waters were soon back to normal and she didn't even lose electricity. How did Fay treat you? If your child is a little crazy from being inside for too many hours this past week, encourage them to draw a picture or write about of how their yard or house looked after Fay or what they did while the lights were out or any other interesting "adventures" of the past few days. Bring these to school so we can all share on Monday. Fay is just a reminder of how powerful Mother Nature can be... Stay safe. Stay dry!

Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Learning the Continents

This year, with our theme of "Around the World in 180 Days," the students will be learning the names of all seven continents. Our "come to the carpet" song, which you heard at Orientation, even teaches the names of the continents to the children. This morning the class named all the continents and found them on a flat map and on the globe and even identified the continent where they live (North America). Can you name the seven continents without looking?

1) North America, 2) South America, 3) Europe, 4) Asia, 5) Africa, 6) Australia and 7) Antarctica.

See if you and your child can learn the seven continents by singing the ditty below to the tune of "Old My Darling Clementine."

North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa

Australia, Antarctica - Those are the continents!

Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Introducing the TDs

Putting Mrs. Timmons and Mrs. Daniels' names together, we will call the class the TDs! Here are our stars!

Monday, 18 August 2008

First Day of School

Today was the first day of school. What a thrill! As always, we started the year with an assembly that relates to the theme. We watched a beautiful slide presentation and listened to fascinating stories by Bruce Junek who, with his wife, bicycled around the world for two years! Make sure you ask your child about the beautiful photographs that they saw.

Since you couldn't stay with us for the day, thought you might enjoy the pictures
below. We had a a really GREAT day! Can't wait until tomorrow.

Please remember to send a healthy snack each day. We will snack in the mornings around 10 because we have a much later lunch this year. Please pack the snack seperate from lunch so your child knows which is which. Thanks!

Friday, 15 August 2008

Orientation Day

Today we gathered together after the long summer break to see old friends and to meet new ones! What fun! Enjoy the pictures below of the TD's (Timmons-Daniels) Orientation.

School starts at 9:00 on Monday morning! See you then!

Monday, 4 August 2008


Can you believe it? The new school year is ready to start. New pencils... new crayons... new backpack! We can't wait to see you. We will be getting things ready all week! Mrs. Timmons has been thinking about you all summer and Ms. Daniels is so excited to meet her new class. Mrs. Timmons has told Mrs. Daniels about each and every one of you! Mrs. T will be in our room again this year in the mornings too. Don't forget to stop by at Orientation on Friday, August 8 from 11:00-12:00. We're in our new room - still on the first floor - but at the back of the building by the PE hall. It'll be fun to be in a new room but see so many of our old friends! We'll all be there ready to greet you! Can't wait! See you at Orientation!

And remember... School starts on Monday, August 11!

Friday, 1 August 2008

Vocabulary Review, Too

Here is another list of words that we studied last year. Remember to ask an adult to copy the list and put it on the refrigerator and then ask them to circle each word as they hear you use it. Or you can draw a picture to represent a wrod to get it circled! Try to use every word at least once before we go back to school. Next year we'll be reading new books and learning a new list of words! Can't wait!

patiently –– hesitating – dilemma –– tumbled – damp – sidetracked

fussing – rascal – jealous – arranged – cradle – cooperate

vacant - stumbled – stubborn - floppy - soaring - thrilled

abandon – gather – daydream – anxious – blush – comfort

eager – scampered – selfish – ripe – cozy – lazy

precious - nonsense - underhanded - cackle - tidy - panic

crumble – strutted – sly – sniff – proud - curious