Monday, December 24, 2018

Dear Morning and Afternoon class,

First of all, I want to say that you have made me so proud this Christmas season. Decorating our classroom, organizing our bookshelves, collecting food for the Kanata Food Cupboard, donating winter clothing, welcoming Wawa into our classroom, even winning marbles for showing responsibility around the school are examples of celebrating community spirit!

Moreover, you've all worked hard in class at the same time.

You're both great classes and I love teaching you!

Dear parents,

Thank you for all the heartfelt wishes and the thoughtful gifts. There will be NO HOMEWORK for the holidays. Enjoy your restful time with family and friends.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2019!

Mrs. Boulos

Monday, December 17, 2018

Tuesday, December 18th - Advent Liturgy @ 10:30 am (Thanks Kinders for planning our celebration). All parents are welcome to join us for our Liturgy. 

Wednesday, December 19th - Christmas Sweater Day/ Christmas Spirit Day. 

Thursday, December 20th - News Show @ 1:00 pm. (Wear your Santa or elf hat, or Christmas headband.) 

Friday, December 21st - PJ Day and Christmas Sing Along @ 2:15 pm.  

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Dear parents,

We will be welcoming a new student teacher in our class starting tomorrow. Her name is Ruei-Shin Tsai. 
We are happy to be offering to host her at St. Isabel for her 10-day first-year Concurrent Education practicum placement. I am really looking forward to introducing her to our Grade 4 students (both morning and afternoon classes).
I wanted to take the opportunity to tell you a little bit about her. She is Taiwanese, but born and raised in Thailand. She was enrolled in an international school kindergarten, therefore she is fluent in Thai, Chinese, and English. In high school, she used to tutor a second grade student three days a week for two years. She taught him his core academic courses in English and also improved his Chinese abilities.
As a first-year student at Queen’s, the purpose of the practicum is to increase her awareness of teaching and learning settings and to experience opportunities for diversity and inclusivity. She will be assisting the students and myself in one-on-one and small group situations, and to learning about classroom routines and individual student development. 
Her first day in our classroom will be tomorrow December 13-21 (7 days) and February 18-20 (3 days)
Thank you :)
Mrs. Boulos