Thursday, October 18, 2018

Leaf rubbings

We went outside to do some "leaf rubbings". The kids were pretty impressed with how the leaf showed up on the paper after rolling a crayon over it!!  
We also did a "bark rub". We found it quite bumpy. Did you know being around trees is supposed to be good for you?  And of course, we sang our song about raking the leaves... and had fun jumping in the piles that we made!!  What a great fall day to be outside. We LOVED the +19 Celsius weather this afternoon.  And we weren't surprised when the fire alarm went off -- to practice a fire drill!!  Twice!!  Good day to practice!

Library Day... please return all books by next Day 2. (If your child did not bring a library book home today, that means the last one was not returned yet.)
We went to do a little tile work with Dimitri.
Dimitri is starting to assemble all the tile pieces on the wall just outside the office.
Sharing Time..

Reminder... NO school tomorrow. Manitoba Teachers Professional Development Day!  Teachers turn to learn!!

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

5 Little Pumpkins

Here's how our pumpkin mosaics turned out. We have been learning the rhyme.... Five Little Pumpkins Sitting on a Gate....  and here they are...

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Halloween Words

We put on our thinking hats and did a little brainstorming about Halloween!  These are the words the class thought of.....

We looked in magazines for letters of the alphabet, then glued them beside the letter on the chart!
Sharing Time

Monday, October 15, 2018

Pumpkin Mosaic

Our Star of the Week did an excellent job telling us all about herself. Tomorrow we will do a shared writing activity and write a story about some things we learned about her today!
This young man used the connecting blocks to make the number "1".
Today we found the word /to/ on this song we did about the helper of the day!

We made a Halloween ABC pattern!
Today everyone got a chance to make their own pumpkin mosaic. We put those little muscles in our fingers to work again!
Today everyone got a chance to share their "weekend news". Everyone thought of something to say! We also had one person share something that is YELLOW today!

Friday, October 12, 2018

We love Kindergarten!

This morning all classes met in the gym for an assembly. Each class shared something to represent their class. Our room shared our "We love Kindergarten" mosaic poster. 
    *** One day we had worked in groups and did some team work. Each group had a piece of a puzzle, with some letter outlines on it. We had to use the little muscles in our fingers to rip up strips of construction paper into little pieces (good fine-motor work!) and then glue the little pieces within the letter outlines. When we were done, we had to put the pieces together, just like a puzzle! We noticed letters, words, and a sign!  We love Kindergarten!
 *** This mosaic work will be similar to a school wide project that we are working on with Dimitri, an artist who is visiting our school (see the blog post from yesterday for more info).
Representations from every class at Stevenson!

These builders were busy at work!

Today we had 2 fire drills!  We want to make sure we know what to do in case of an emergency! Everyone did a great job safely evacuating the building and waiting outside until we were cleared to go back in!
Sharing Time... (don't forget to check the calendar for next week!)

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Mosaic Art

Centre Time....

This month we have a special visitor in our school, as part of "The Integrated Arts" project. Dimitry is a Visual Artist, who will be working with all classes to do some mosaic tile art. The finished project will be put up in the front hallway - just outside the office. You can see some of his work on instagram:   studioonstrathcona


Each person had the opportunity to help Dimitry use the tile cutter to cut a tile.

Sharing Time... something green.