Welcome to Mrs. Ganert’s class! I am so excited to start another exciting year of school. I know that we are going to have a memorable year together learning and having fun.
Communication between home and school will be an important part of your child’s success. Please watch your child’s agenda for important newsletters regarding what’s happening in our classroom. As always, if you have any questions, please send a note in your child's agenda or send an email to Christina.Ganert@eips.ca
Here are some important dates to keep in mind for October.
October 1st - The students will be participating in a special dance presentation on this day. We are encouraging students to wear orange shirts on this day as well.
October 3rd - we will be having a dress like your favourite book character day. Students are encouraged to come to school dressed as a character of their choice.
October 3rd - Math family night – all families are invited to attend our math family night starting at 6:30pm
October 3rd - Early dismissal
October 5th – PD day (no school for students)
October 12 – Students need to have their collection of sticks for their art project
October 26rd - Family Dance
Thank you for your continued support
The Leader In Me
At school we have been busy learning about how the seven habits can help us become leaders in our school and at home. Read through the seven habits below and talk with your child about what they’ve been learning. Perhaps, together, you can develop a plan for how you and your child can incorporate the seven habits at home.
Habit 1 — Be Proactive
You're in Charge
I am a responsible person. I take initiative. I choose my actions, attitudes, and moods. I do not blame others for my wrong actions. I do the right thing without being asked, even when no one is looking.
Habit 2 — Begin with the End in Mind
Have a Plan
I plan ahead and set goals. I do things that have meaning and make a difference. I am an important part of my classroom and contribute to my school’s mission and vision. I look for ways to be a good citizen.
Habit 3 — Put First Things First
Work First, Then Play
I spend my time on things that are most important. This means I say no to things I know I should not do. I set priorities, make a schedule, and follow my plan. I am disciplined and organized.
Habit 4 — Think Win-Win
Everyone Can Win
I balance courage for getting what I want with consideration for what others want. I make deposits in others’ Emotional Bank Accounts. When conflicts arise, I look for third alternatives.
Habit 5 — Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood
Listen Before You Talk
I listen to other people’s ideas and feelings. I try to see things from their viewpoints. I listen to others without interrupting. I am confident in voicing my ideas. I look people in the eyes when talking.
Habit 6 — Synergize
Together Is Better
I value other people’s strengths and learn from them. I get along well with others, even people who are different than me. I work well in groups. I seek out other people’s ideas to solve problems because I know that by teaming with others we can create better solutions than anyone of us can alone. I am humble.
Habit 7 — Sharpen The Saw
Balance Feels Best
I take care of my body by eating right, exercising and getting sleep. I spend time with family and friends. I learn in lots of ways and lots of places, not just at school. I find meaningful ways to help others.