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December Newsletter


Events of the Month

  1. December 6th from 3:30pm - 6pm : Bake Sale

  2. December 7th from 8am - 6pm: NO SCHOOL | Parent / Teacher Interviews

  3.  December 14th from 9:30am - 1:45pm NO SCHOOL | Winter Concert (all children)

  4.  December 21st from 7:30am - 6pm Last Day of School 2018

  5. December 24th 2017 - January 4th 2018: NO SCHOOL | Winter Break  


CAMT Annual Conference, Canadian Association for Montessori Teachers

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Bag to School!

A Day with the First Responders!


Remembrance Day

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Elementary Students trip to Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology !


Children’s lives at school :)

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November Newsletter


November Newsletter


Events of the Month

  1. November 1st: NO SCHOOL | P.D Day

  2. November 11th: Picture Day

  3. November 11th at 11am: Remembrance Day

  4. November 18th - 22ndCasa and Elementary | Observation Week

  5. November 25th: Giving Tree Fundraiser begins

  6. November 27th from 4pm - 5pm: Infant Toddler Movie Night

  7. November 28th from 4pm - 5pm: Pine Movie Night



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Journey to

Discovery

January 17th - 18th / SAVE THE DATE /

More info coming soon!


Food Drive!

Thank You to all the families that donated food for the food drive, the children are very proud of the accomplishment!


Thanksgiving Lunch!

All classrooms cooked or baked a dish to be shared with the other classrooms and then all enjoyed their thanksgiving feast! 

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Dia de Los Muertos Celebration

Halloween Set up !


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Learning about the life cycles of food using our own gardens!

Learning the parts of a Sunflower!


Field Trip to Credit Valley Conservation!


Classroom Breakfast with the Parents


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Friends help Friends :)


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October Newsletter


October Newsletter


Events of the Month

  1. October 1st from 4pm - 5pm: Parent Association meeting (After school available for parents attending the meeting)

  2. October 11th: Thanksgiving School Lunch

  3. October 14th: NO SCHOOL | Thanksgiving Day

  4.  October 17th from 7:30am - 8:30am:  Cherry & Maple | Parenting Session

  5. October 18th from 7:30am - 8:30am: Pine | Parenting Session

  6. October 22nd from 7:30am - 8:30am: Oak | Parenting Session

  7. October 23rd from 7:30am - 8:30am: Cedar | Parenting Session

  8. October 24th from 7:30am - 8:30am: Olive | Parenting Session

  9. October 25th from 7:30am - 8:30am: Palm | Parenting Session

  10. October 30th from 4:30pm to 6pm: #01 of 03| Mindfulness Workshop for Elementary Parents / some availability for all school parents


International Peace Day

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Grandparents Day

Celebrating all of the wonderful grandparents that are a part of our Kaban Family :)


Andrews Scenic Farm


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Fun days filled with exploration and new discoveries!

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Elementary Monthly Journal


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Fieldtrips

Focus of the Month:

Andrew’s Scenic Acres Farm Market - September 17,2019

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Technology & Engineering

Focus of the Month:

Lower Elementary: Introduction to Sequential Instructions and Debugging

Upper Elementary: Introduction to Basic Algorithms and Inputs

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Grace & courtesy

Focus of the Month:

Rules and procedures in the classroom and school.

How to welcome someone in the classroom, How to introduce yourself, how to offer something, and how to ask for things.

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Art & Music

Focus of the Month:

Modified contour drawing (your own hand), Draw something by drawing nothing (chair), Draw negative space around an object.

Focus of the Month:

Review of individual skills (playing technique).

Introduction to The Major Scale Pattern and Intervals.

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Physical Education

Focus of the Month:

Rules: During the first month of school, rules are frequently reviewed.

Movements: Jumping, Running, Throwing and Catching different objects, Rolling, Stretching.

(Review of individual skills).

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French & Spanish

Focus of the Month:

Review of vocabulary from last years workbook

for example, La Poule Mouble and Colega I.

Review numbers 1 to 10, days of the week and months, Introducing the written form in both languages.


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Elementary Newsletter - October


Elementary Newsletter - October


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Fieldtrips

Focus of the Month:

Credit Valley Conservation (Sensational Senses and Guardians of Terra Cotta)

- October 11th, 2019 from 9am - 2pm

Visit to King Gardens Retirerment Home

- October 21, 2019 from 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm.

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Technology & Engineering

Focus of the Month:

Lower Elementary - Introduction to Basic Algorithms

Upper Elementary - Basic Coding Concepts: Variables, Conditionals, Loops

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Grace & courtesy

Focus of the Month:

Rules and procedures in the classroom and school.

How to welcome someone in the classroom, How to introduce yourself, how to offer something, and how to ask for things.

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Art & Music

Focus of the Month:

History of Canada’s Group of 7 and painting a ‘Fall Scene’. (Each student will do a painting following the style of one of the group of 7 artists)

Focus of the Month:

Introduction to The Major Scale Intervals and

Introduction to Music Notation

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Physical Education

Focus of the Month:

Basketball

Explain the game, set the rules, run various exercises, play a game.

● Some of the different individual exercises include: Handling a basketball, bouncing the ball in place, walking and running.

Practicing throwing the ball through the hoop.

● Exercises in pairs include throwing the ball with one bounce and without bounce.

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French & Spanish

Focus of the Month:

Begin the new book program in French ‘AIM : Le petit chat cherche une famille’.

Continue the Spanish program book ‘Colega I’.

Continue to practice the written form of the numbers 0 to 10.

Continue to practice the proper writing form of the date in both languages.

Review the name of the season Fall and the Colors: red, yellow, green,orange and brown.

Learn how to introduce oneself (Oral presentation).

A Focus on Mindfulness

During September and October we will be exploring the meaning of “Peace” and how a peaceful state can benefit us and those around us. We will then transition to the importance of gratitude and what that means, and we will intentionally recreate feelings of gratitude. I have introduced peace as a state where we identify ourselves as connected to one another and all living things. When we understand that we are all connected we can understand the importance of how our actions, words, behaviours, not only impact us but have a ripple effect on everyone around us. A peaceful state is one where we can practice compassion and acceptance towards each other.

  • All the techniques used in our practices are scientifically validated to empower us to build social and emotional intelligence, to build attention and focus, and to strengthen our ability to communicate and think with clarity.

Suggested Reflection:

  • Ask your child to share their perspective on peace. Listen with kindness and share your own thoughts.

  • During the month of October, start a family tradition to practice gratitude together. End the day with 3 things you are each grateful for or make this a craft activity.

- Ummul Patrawala, Trained and Certified Yoga and Meditation Teacher, Licensed and

Certified HearthMath Resilience Mentor and Mindfulness educator.

Parent Workshops facilitated by Ummul Patrawala

Kaban is proud to support your learning by providing childminding and snacks for students during workshop.

Objective

  • To empower the family with a common language as they work together and reinforce the learnings that the children are gaining through the in-class mindfulness and resilience program.

Strategies

  • This is an educational and experiential workshop where you will be guided to create a toolbox of skills that will support you in navigating various emotions that you may experience through the journey of parenting, at work or in social situations. One member per family will receive a personal Biofeedback assessment using HeartMath Institute’s, Heart Rate variability (HRV) monitor.  This will give you the ability to understand how your nervous system is performing and also demonstrate how the tools you are learning impact your physiology. 

Investment: 

$100/family (2 adults), and you will receive 3, 90-min group sessions; please do your best to arrange your schedule so you can attend all 3 sessions and maximize your learning and in turn share these skills with your child(ren).

Session Dates:

1. October 30, 2019 (4:30 – 6pm)

2. January 30, 2020 (4:30 – 6pm)

3. March 26, 2020 (4:30 – 6pm)


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Fieldtrips

Focus of the Month:

Visit to King Gardens Retirerment Home

- November 21, 2019 from 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm.

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Technology & Engineering

Focus of the Month:

Lower Elementary - Continue to explore logic and debugging

Upper Elementary - Continue to explore logic and debugging

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Grace & courtesy

Focus of the Month:

Rules and procedures in the classroom and school.

How to welcome someone in the classroom, How to introduce yourself, how to offer something, and how to ask for things.

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Art & Music

Focus of the Month:

Exploring Abstract art. Children working on creating their own works following the examples of Jackson Pollock Willen de Kooning, Wassily Kandinsky and Georgia O’Keeffe

Focus of the Month:

Applying theory to practice: scales and intervals with instruments and vocals. Continuing to explore music notation.

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Physical Education

Focus of the Month:

Working on jumping skills: high jump, long jump and Jump rope.

Working on Balance: Walking in a straight line with one foot in front of the other.

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French & Spanish

Focus of the Month:

Continue the new book program in French AIM : Le petit chat cherche une famille.

Continue with the Spanish program book Colega I.

Introduce the Canadian National Anthem in French.

Continue to work on the written form of the season Fall in both languages, as well as of the colors red, yellow, green, orange, brown

Learning how to answer the question what is the date yesterday? today? Tomorrow? (complete

sentence) verbal only

A Focus on Mindfulness

During September and October we will be exploring the meaning of “Peace” and how a peaceful state can benefit us and those around us. We will then transition to the importance of gratitude and what that means, and we will intentionally recreate feelings of gratitude. I have introduced peace as a state where we identify ourselves as connected to one another and all living things. When we understand that we are all connected we can understand the importance of how our actions, words, behaviours, not only impact us but have a ripple effect on everyone around us. A peaceful state is one where we can practice compassion and acceptance towards each other.

  • All the techniques used in our practices are scientifically validated to empower us to build social and emotional intelligence, to build attention and focus, and to strengthen our ability to communicate and think with clarity.

Suggested Reflection:

  • Ask your child to share their perspective on peace. Listen with kindness and share your own thoughts.

  • During the month of October, start a family tradition to practice gratitude together. End the day with 3 things you are each grateful for or make this a craft activity.

- Ummul Patrawala, Trained and Certified Yoga and Meditation Teacher, Licensed and

Certified HearthMath Resilience Mentor and Mindfulness educator.

Parent Workshops facilitated by Ummul Patrawala

Kaban is proud to support your learning by providing childminding and snacks for students during workshop.

Objective

  • To empower the family with a common language as they work together and reinforce the learnings that the children are gaining through the in-class mindfulness and resilience program.

Strategies

  • This is an educational and experiential workshop where you will be guided to create a toolbox of skills that will support you in navigating various emotions that you may experience through the journey of parenting, at work or in social situations. One member per family will receive a personal Biofeedback assessment using HeartMath Institute’s, Heart Rate variability (HRV) monitor.  This will give you the ability to understand how your nervous system is performing and also demonstrate how the tools you are learning impact your physiology. 

Investment: 

$100/family (2 adults), and you will receive 3, 90-min group sessions; please do your best to arrange your schedule so you can attend all 3 sessions and maximize your learning and in turn share these skills with your child(ren).

Session Dates:

1. October 30, 2019 (4:30 – 6pm)

2. January 30, 2020 (4:30 – 6pm)

3. March 26, 2020 (4:30 – 6pm)


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September Newsletter


September Newsletter


Events of the Month

  1. September 2nd - 6th: NO SCHOOL | Prep Week

  2. September 6th: Orientation Morning - Meet the Teachers (Drop in between 8-12pm)

  3. September 9th: First Day of School

  4. September 20th from 10am - 10:30am: Sing Peace Around the World

  5. September 23rd from 10am - 11am: Honouring grandparents day

  6. September 24th - 27th from 10am - 11am: Casa Grandparent’s Tea Party


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Greetings Kaban Community and welcome to a new school year!

I am excited for a fresh start and feel happy to let you know I will be writing the Wellness Blog 'Your Wellness Corner' at Kaban. The Back-to-School mindset creates an ideal space and opportunity for implementing healthy habits and routines. ‘Your Wellness Corner’ is one of the ways to communicate some of these ideas, tips, and resources to help you take care of your own well-being.

 

So, what can you find in 'Your Wellness Corner'? You will see a post the 1st day of every month at Kaban's Blog, that will feature something different. The intention behind it is for you to take whatever works for you to develop your own well-being (wellness looks and feels different for everyone), and to share with your family, friends, and within your classroom.

 

From nutrition and fitness to spiritual and mental health, these posts are full of useful resources to help boost your well-being. Some examples of things you can expect at 'Your Wellness Corner' are:

  • Recipes - Healthy (or not so healthy), seasonal, and everything in between! I love sharing recipes we make at home or anything else that sounds delicious!

  • Workout and fitness ideas - I have some great tips here!

  • Mindfulness exercises, reflective questions and activities (for you and/or students)

  • Health related topics (meal planning, nutrition information, etc)

 

'Your Wellness Corner' is a great way to stay informed and be inspired when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle. I look forward to sharing ideas and best practices throughout the year with you!

- Luisa Mayhew


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Elementary Newsletter - August


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Elementary Monthly Journal

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Focus of the months is Grace and Courtesy (Preliminary)

Such as:

Rules and procedures in the classroom and school.

How to welcome someone in the classroom, How to introduce yourself, how to offer something, and how to ask for things.


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August Newsletter


August Newsletter


Events of the Month

  1. July 2-5:  Cooking Week

  2. July 8-12:  Dance Week

  3. July 15-19:  Water Week

  4. July 22-26:  Art Week

  5. July/August 29-2:  Water Week

  6. August 6-9:  Sports Week

  7. August 12-16:  Puppets Week

  8. August 19-23:  Art Week

  9. August 26-30:  Science Week

  10. September 9th:  School Re-opens


WATER WEEK - For those hot summer days!


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Cool for the Summer :)


Arts and Crafts


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July Newsletter


July Newsletter


Events of the Month

  1. July 1st : NO SCHOOL | Canada Day 

  2. July 2nd : Summer Program Begins


Kaban’s Garage Sale


Celebrating Father’s Day

Making presents for DAD


Zumbini - last session with parents


Bag 2 School Elementary event

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French and Spanish Play

Kaban Montessori Presents:

La Obra de Teatro “La Gallina Lina” - La Piece de theatre “La Poule Maboule”


Casa Graduation

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Casa & Elementary Sun awareness program


Summer Concert

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Parent Association Picnic


Kaban’s Community Garden

A special thanks to Ezra and Kendra’s Grandfather, Rob, for his generous contribution and who has helped our little garden grow year after year!

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Before & After


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June Newsletter


June Newsletter


Events of the Month

  1. June 1st: Kaban Montessori Garage SALE

  2. June 13th from 5pm - 6pm: Elementary Father’s day celebration

  3. June 14th from 2:30 - 3:30: Infant, Toddler, Intermediate and Casa Father's day celebration

  4. June 18th from 5pm - 6pm: French and Spanish play

  5. June 19th from 6pm - 7pm: Casa Graduation Day - the graduating children will participate in the graduation planting ceremony that has become a beloved tradition at Kaban. The newly potted plants will be placed in the children's former classrooms. 

  6. June 21 from 10am - 1pm: NO SCHOOL | Summer Concert / Graduation

  7. June 23: Parent Association - End of Year Picnic (time to be announced)

  8. June 24 - June 28 from 7:30am - 6pm: NO SCHOOL | Prep week


Celebrating Mother's Day 

Mother’s day gift preparation


Elementary Camping Trip

Rained out! = SLEEPOVER at Kaban


Raptors Fever at Kaban

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Life Lab

Planting Day