Monday, February 29, 2016

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Read with a friend!

Today after last recess, everyone met in the gym. We could read by ourselves, or find a friend from any other class, or our own class, or even a sibling --- to read with. Lots of fun!


Sharing Time

REMINDER:  Inservice day tomorrow. No School for Kids. Teachers will be writing report cards.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Sharing Time

Everyone looks forward to "Sharing time" every day.  I have seen a lot of growth in both speaking and listening skills at this time. The speakers have come a long way since September --- with talking in a good speaking voice, appropriate volume, complete sentences, making eye contact with audience, making sense, answering questions, etc..... and the audience has developed some good skills at being polite listeners and showing respect to the person who is speaking. 

Sharing Time today
(thank you to my sub - Ms. Moniz - who sent me this picture today so I could post it on the blog)

Monday, February 22, 2016

100 Days of School!

Can you believe it??  Your little Kindergarten kids... have been in school for 100 days!! 

These kids got busy when they found 100 cups this morning and built this pyramid tower!
Everyone traced the numbers 1 -100 (we noticed the patterns in the 100 chart), then sorted 10 different kinds of treats, then ate them!! 
How can you make the number 100 with a pretzel and a mini-oreo cookie??  She knows!

hmmmm.... group work... how could each group work together to show Mrs. Grant a total of 100 fingers??

counting by tens to connect the dots
Making towers of ten.. then connecting them until there was 100.
Thanks to this Kinder-Grandma for coming to read some of her favourite stories to us, as part of "I Love to Read" month!

REMINDER... Book Swap day is on Wednesday.  If you are interested, have your child bring in any number of books that they don't want to read any more, and he/she can swap them for the same number of books from among all the other books that have been brought in.  Please send them in tomorrow, or Wednesday morning at the latest.

Friday, February 19, 2016


Room 7 LOVES listening to stories! Thanks so much to this Kinder-Grandma for coming to read to Room 7 this afternoon, in celebration of "I Love to Read" month!!

We are still taking volunteers.... so if you'd like to come to read to our class, please let Mrs. Grant know!! Thanks!

Thursday, February 18, 2016


Today Stevenson had a few student visitors from St. James Collegiate. These two students came to visit Room 7. This young lady did an instrument demonstration, and then read the class a story. Also of note....this young lady was in Mrs. Grant's Kindergarten class when she was 5 years old! 

Wednesday, February 17, 2016


Today we recorded some things we know about the number 8!

We had a guest reader!!  One of our Kinder-moms came in to read to our class this morning. One of the books she read was called "Popcorn"... and guess what?? She even had brought some popcorn to share with the class!  Thank you very much for reading to Room 7 and for the tasty treat!

As part of I Love to Read month, everyone gathered in the gym today to create a reading train. We took turns reading to the "passenger" beside us, until the train whistle blew and then we moved on to the next passenger!

Sharing time!!!

Friday, February 12, 2016

Happy Valentine's Day

Enjoying a funny story from our guest reader!!!  (Looking for more guest readers.... so please come on in!)
Sharing Time

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

All About 5

Today we recorded a lot of things that we know about the number "5"....
..putting 5 erasers in our Valentine 10 frame...
...finding 5 on the die....
... finding 5 on the dominoes...
....drawing the 5 dots on our 10 frame. There's so much to say about the number 5!!!
Valentine Activities.... tic tac toe
....making patterns and sorting with Valentine cards...
.. putting the abc's in order, and matching lowercase and UPPERCASE hearts...
...another Bingo photo.
This little girl decided to draw her own number line on the white board!  Check out all the numbers she wrote!