Thursday, November 5, 2020

Math Carpet Time- Oliver was our helper today.

Notes/Mail- A note went home today about masks. It is included at the bottom of this email.

Talking Circle- It was Aubree’s Star of the Week circle today.

Ms. Hendry

Science- Today we talked about animals and their needs. We also talked about predators and prey, and the students drew a picture of a predator chasing its prey. If they wanted to take it home and add more detail, they were allowed to take it home for homework.



ELA Carpet Time

Daily 5- Listen to Reading- The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe chapter 4.

Read to Self- Just under 6 minutes of stamina.

Work on Writing- We worked on our second page of our books today. Today was all about setting.

Gym- We learned how to overhand throw today. I used the scarecrow/point/ throw analogy. We then played a little game where they tried to hit a target while overhand throwing.

Health- we continued to work on our words of respect Seesaw activity today.

*Parent Teacher Conference Sign up

*Here is a note from our director of education about masks being required for Pre-K-3 from now on.

November 5, 2020
On September 1, 2020. Regina Public Schools shared its Return to School Parent/Caregiver Handbook. At the time, non-medical mask use was required for all students in Grades 4 to 12 and recommended for all Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 3. Mask use was also required on all school buses and for staff and all other adults in schools, school division buildings, except outdoors, in private offices, or where physical distancing was possible.
The Government of Saskatchewan has now announced required mask use in all indoor public spaces in Regina. This does not apply to schools. However, Regina Public Schools puts the safety of students and staff first and mask use is one tool we can use to minimize the spread of COVID-19 in our schools.
Effective Monday, November 9, 2020, non-medical masks will be required to be worn by all students (now including Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 3), and all staff in our schools and school division buildings and school buses. The exception is in private staff offices (where physical distancing is possible) and when food or beverages are being consumed, such as at lunch time.
Please ensure that students are sent to school with several masks. This will allow students to change masks, as necessary. If possible, please also ensure that all non-medical masks are regularly washed. As the cold weather also is around the corner, parents and guardians know that face coverings in the winter tend to get wet very quickly. A wet mask is ineffective. Having a second or third mask available is another measure of safety for students.
Regina Public Schools appreciates that the requirement of mask use for all students may create some additional challenges for school families. We believe that taking this extra step, will help our schools minimize the transmission of COVID-19 and help keep students and staff safe as we head into winter and cold and flu season.
If you have any questions or your child has a medical or other reason that they cannot wear a mask, please contact your school principal who will work with you to find safe accommodations.
Thank you for your understanding.
Greg Enion
Director of Education