Friday, April 28, 2017

Learning Carpet patterning

Creating and continuing patterns on the Learning Carpet....

When finished this pattern, the young man made the observations that...."Our pattern has the same colour as the traffic lights . "Red for stop, green for go, and yellow for slow down."

Play-doh fun...
Sharing Time...

Thursday, April 27, 2017

We started working on a little project. We will tell you more when we are done!

   Puzzle fun
The answer was 5.... so this young man came up with this story today..... "The boy had 2 action figures, then he got 3 more for his birthday, and now he has 5 action figures. 2 + 3 makes 5"

Whole school...Practicing outside for Music Monday...
Sharing Time

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Math stories, Earth Day Bingo, and more!!

Well, for those of you who read our blog every day, I just wanted to mention that we had no internet service at school for Monday and Tuesday,  but everything has been fixed - so time for a blog post today. I am including photos that I took these past 3 days. 
Students in Room 7 are learning to create their own number stories -- when they only have the answer to go by. And they are doing an awesome job.
For example...Mrs. Grant said the answer is "5".... so this boy showed us and told us... 
"the boy had 3 teddy bears, and he got 2 more for his birthday, so now he has 5 teddy bears and 3+2=5"

For this story, the answer is "10".   So he told us his story was "The boy had 10 blocks, then he donated 6 of them, so he had 4 left, and 10 - 6 = 4"

The answer is "4". Story...."The boy had 1 star, then he got 3 more stars, now he has 4 stars and 1+3 = 4"
Answer = 4.....Story...."the girl had 3 teddies, then she got 1 more for her birthday, so now she has 4. and 3 + 1=4"
The answer is "10".... story... "The boy had 5 dogs, then he got 5 more, so now he has 10 dogs!!  and 5+5=10"
Music rehearsal... for Music Monday (please refer to the note sent home yesterday for more info.)
Yesterday we made our own version of Earth Day Bingo...... and Today we played BINGO!!
Dance Class with Mrs. Kaczmarz today...
We had Library class on Monday...
Sharing time.... for Tuesday and Wednesday.
You are invited to....

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Earth Day

Today is (almost) Earth Day! It is actually on April 22nd, but since we aren't at school on Saturday, we learned about it today!. Almost all the lights were turned out in the school and classrooms as we learned more about "Earth Day". We spent some of the day outside to take advantage of the natural light and clean up some of the area around the school, too! 

Here we are after getting on our gloves-- ready to go clean up around the school. The kids couldn't believe how much garbage was on the school property, and couldn't understand why people would not use the garbage cans/recycle bins. Also disappointing to see SO many cigarette butts on the grass!!
The street was getting cleaned in front of the school, so that provided a bit of a distraction for a couple minutes. We talked about the signs and the orange triangular shaped objects  on the trailer, and waved at the workmen, too. 
Then back to work!!
We threw our garbage in the big garbage bin, then stopped for a group photo along the fence.

Then we spent the next few minutes at the play structure!
We only have one little window in our room, so it is very dark in our class. We found a brighter space to read a few stories about Earth Day. The elevator area provided just the spot for that!  (we did turn on the one lamp we have to enjoy centre time in our room)

We talked about how great it is that everybody in our class has a lunch kit -- which is able to be reused every day!!  We noticed that many kids have reusable containers in their lunch kit, too, which is great!!  ... we love seeing those little reusable containers with yogurt, crackers, fruit, rice, etc..... and it is nice to see  the thermos bottles with milk or water, and the hot food thermos with your lunch!!   Let's see if we can cut back on how many plastic baggies we see in Room 7 lunch kits!
Sharing Time

REMINDER:  Teacher Inservice tomorrow. NO school for kids.... just for teachers!

have a great weekend!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017


Our happy Star of the Week!

We had fun playing a game of Kindergarten - yahtzee. We had to add the dots on 2 dice together and try and colour in all our squares with the numbers 2 - 12. 
Sharing time.....

Shortly before recess -- the power went out!!!  We have only one little window in our class, so it was kind of dark in here. We went out for recess. By the time recess was over - the power was back on!!!