Monday, October 16, 2017

Star of the Week

Our newest "Star of the Week" did an awesome job sharing her poster and telling us all about herself.  Her confidence in public speaking has really blossomed since the first week of school!

Making a jack-o-lantern face on the light table

So proud of this young lady. She showed me a number book she had made all by herself at centre time!  1....2....3.....4....
Matching the spiders to their webs (matching spiders with lowercase letters to corresponding webs with uppercase letters)
Dress up time....
Do have a child born in 2013? Or know someone in our neighbourhood with a child who is four years old or will be turning 4 before the end of this year? If so... please read the invitation below...

Friday, October 13, 2017

Parachute play

Happy Birthday to the newest "5" year old in Kindergarten! We made a special birthday book for him that we read at school and that he got to take home! As we read each page, he said "Thank-you" to the person who made it for him, and that person responded with "You're welcome".  Manners are important! We want to learn to use them automatically without prompting.

Great job matching pictures to the letter sounds that they begin with!!

Parachute time in gym today!
A couple older kids stopped by our room today to talk about the "plastic bag recycling program" that our school is taking part in. Please send in any plastic bags that you do not need. We will be recycling them, to make other products such as this frisbee. We will be receiving a frisbee for our class, to play with at recess time!
Sharing time from yesterday (sorry, forgot to include this pic. in yesterday's post)

Sharing time today

DID YOU KNOW...... that the school lunch program has chocolate milk for sale? Your child can buy a small carton of chocolate milk for $1. If you'd like your child to have milk on any given day, put $1.00 in his or her lunch kit, and be sure to tell your child what the money is for so he/she can pass it on to the lunchroom supervisor at lunch time. This person will get the milk for them. 
(or...As an alternative, you can buy a good child size drinking thermos and put your own milk from home in there. It should be a thermos that keeps liquids cold. Not just a plastic bottle.) 

Your child is bringing home his/her green T.W.A.S book today. Please take a look at it with your child, and put it back in your child's backpack to return to school on Monday. Thanks!
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Write Around the Room

Lots of thinking going on during our "Write Around the Room" activity today. Has your child tried this at home yet? If not, give them a paper and something to write with, and tell them to  walk around and find words around your home and copy them onto the paper. Encourage them to use the proper grip on pencil/marker/pen (2 fingers). If your child does this at home this evening, have them bring in the paper tomorrow to show me, and he/she will be able to choose a prize from our treasure chest!!
We played Alphabet Bingo for the first time today! I would say the sound of the letter (without showing them what the letter was)...and many students made an association with an object to go with the sound - then we identified the letter that goes with the sound. Then we looked at the card!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Another busy day in Kindergarten

Concentrating hard while exploring this centre (developing his cutting, pasting, and drawing skills)

Sand table time
Working with Ms. Janz (EA) at the Learning Carpet.


We had library class today with Mrs. Wood.

Sharing Time. This young fellow was the only person who remembered to bring something that was green.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Star of the Week and around the room

Our "Star of the Week" was excited to share his poster and photos today!

Every morning we find a fun and challenging activity we can check out during centre time!! Today these kids met the challenge.... manipulating little blocks to copy the pattern on the card.
The class is getting pretty good at singing our songs!

He put the train track together and said "I made it into a zero".
He used the blocks to make a letter "I"

Friday, October 6, 2017

Turkey math & playground fun!

Today we continued to finish up our turkey math....

  • roll the die, identify how many dots, find the matching number, stamp the number with the bingo dabber

  • read the number on the turkey and paint the correct number of feathers 


  • Read the number and count the corresponding numbers of feathers to put on the bird!

This afternoon we went for a walk to a near by park. We stopped and looked both ways before crossing every street and back lane. We stopped at the red light and "Stopping hand" signal, and waited for the green light and the "walking person" signal. Everyone enjoyed the activities at the park, especially the zip line. One little girl tried the zip line for the first time. She said "I'm not scared. Just a little nervous". And after trying it once, she went back many more times to try it again!!  The kids used their gross motor skills to climb and move around, practice taking turns, helping each other, and using their manners. Lots of fun!!

Back at school.. this young man was sorting and matching letters!