Friday, May 19, 2017

colourful flowers

This is our "Star of the Week". He has been shining all week long!!
..painting colourful spring flowers today
Today in our TWAS writing activity, a couple kids included speech bubbles with their stories!!
( Let's go... OK)
.... (OK.....Let's play)

Enjoy the Long Weekend!!!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Another busy day!

These boys were counting, sorting, and measuring using these little manipulatives. One arranged his in order from tallest to shortest, and one arranged his like "sound waves", he said.
When you are not done playing with the cups, you make your own STOP sign.

A "Jack and Jill" dice game. Can you identify how many dots are on the die without actually counting the dots? (this is a goal for the end of Kindergarten!)
We went for a walk to a nearby park. Along the way we practiced counting how many steps from one starting point to a specific stop point (good practice for counting!!  Try that when you walk home from school, or go for a family walk in the evening, and see if you can count 100 steps). We looked both ways before we crossed the street, and we didn't "dilly-dally" when we were crossing the street! Once we were at the park, we did a numeracy activity there, by playing a game of "how many? number hunt" which had us running around the park counting different items listed on our paper and recording the number, too. And of course we had lots of fun using our big muscles at the park.
Thank you to Miss Janzen, for joining us on our walk to the park.


What a nice surprise!! After last recess, one of the little girls in our class wrote me such a nice note during centre time.  I  had to take a picture of it and share.

Sharing time....

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Cirque du Stevenson

Here's a sneak peek of just some of the activities planned for this evening. Hope you can make it!
SHARING TIME.... It has been so exciting this year to listen to all the students do their sharing time talks and see the growth in their confidence with public speaking skills!! Language skills and sentence length have improved, too! And the kids who are the audience have learned what a polite audience looks like and sounds like. They have learned to look at the speaker, be a polite (quiet) listener when someone else is speaking, and wait their turn to ask questions of the speaker. 
Thanks to all the parents who have helped your child find the right thing for sharing time each week!!


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Partner Reading

Everyone enjoyed reading to a partner today. We read the pictures, read the words, helped each other out, and enjoyed the partner reading!!

Patterns on the Learning Carpet...
SHARING TIME..... these girls shared something that had a primary colour on it!!!

Don't forget to check your child's red communication folders every day!!! 

Monday, May 15, 2017

My mom taught me.....

Last week, I asked each student (individually, not in a group) to tell me about one thing that his/her mom has taught him/her..... 

This is what they came up with......

"My mom taught me..."
  • Math and stuff - Ali
  • ABC 's - Chloe
  • About putting away the toys - Dahlia
  • Never go with strangers - Emily
  • about cleaning the floor and English words - Gabriel
  • different words - Gavin
  • about helping clean up the house - Jaskarn
  • To ask pet owners if I could pet their pets - Joey
  • About letters -Kiseri 
  • How to exercise and do work - Kristina
  • Drawing - Laura
  • how to walk - Leon
  • to clean up - Lucus     
  • to speak with the first letter when I speak - Micheala 
  • Don't touch an animal's mouth or you might get bit - Miguel
  • about making food - Oussama
  • Walking, when I was a baby - Parker
  • To stay downstairs when she went upstairs to get my sister - Ryden
  • How to throw the garbage out - Trayson
  • When I was four she taught me to make the "r" sound in Russian - Vera
  • Don't pick up the baby cats - Z.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Happy Mother's Day!!


... and the kids hoped you'd like the other little poem/handprint surprise they made, too!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Happy Thursday

We have been working on a special surprise this week. (so special we can't show it to you just yet!)  It will be going home tomorrow!

Patterns with bugs...

Sharing Time

Wednesday, May 10, 2017


We had library class today. Unfortunately we had a LOT of people who had not returned their library books, so they were unable to sign out a new book today. Please return overdue books tomorrow, so that other students in our school may enjoy and borrow those books, too. Thank you. Library books that went home today will be due on the next Day 1 of the school cycle. (May 18th)



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