Week before March Break in pictures.

I hope these bring you a smile today! I love looking back at all the fun we have at school.

Purposeful play usually involves some type of store happening!

 

   We used scales in math to explore the mass of our many toys in the room.

   The dress up bucket is a great way to transform ourselves.

  The mud was so much fun! The kids love to squish their boots as far into it as they can!

We had some of our friends from another class join us for some shape block fun.

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Students really enjoyed exploring surface area by covering bristol board with a variety materials and then counting how many bags or napkins it took. We learned that the smaller the object the more it took to cover the surface area.

       After we learned some interesting facts about peacocks we created our own by blowing paint to make the beautiful feathers. We will need to finish these after we return to school!

Is there any better way to learn about temperature than melting chocolate, dipping apple slices in it than letting it cool so the chocolate hardens again? As always, we use allergen friendly ingredients so we can all enjoy the delicious snacks we make in class.

This week in Kindergarten.

We explored our fruits and vegetables this week by painting with them! Lettuce, onions and celery make such beautiful prints! After the paint dried, some students worked on labelling our masterpiece with the specific fruit or vegetable name.

 

Math measuring fun! In the pictures you see students measuring their height using objects found in the room, measuring length down the hall and measuring distance using ramps and items brought from home. We also explored mass using the balance scales.

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Other fun included practicing our sight word up, colouring our favourite fruits and playing memory match using our new cards.

A recap of some of last week.

During science, students had fun colouring the snow. They even made snow volcanos!

We have begun to explore the importance of brushing our teeth. We used eggs and soaked them in a variety of drinks overnight. Students were interested to see how much the drinks stained the eggs. Then we tried to brush off the stain.

It is always so great to see what students choose during our purposeful play time. The room gets very busy during these times but it’s always a great time of building, creative play, dramatic play and crafting.

We had such a great time in the gym with balloons!

Every day is such a joy with our students. We are so proud of them all.

Fun pictures from our week.

Trying out a new sticker by numbers book.

We still try to get lots of time outside. Students love painting the snow, playing on the snow hills and making new piles with our shovels.

We all had a great time at the dance education sessions!

Here a few of our language centres from the week. If you get a chance, try out Raz Kids at home. It is so fun!

 

This and That

Check out the fun our students get to have in Science! Thanks, Mrs. Teeter!

We practice writing a couple times a week. We keep most of the writing at school because we glue it into their journals which will go home at the end of the year. It’s so fun to look back and see how much they have learned and developed in their Language skills!

Building is a big deal in our class. There are always a couple groups of students building cool structures during our play periods. Here are a couple from this week.

In the pictures below, students are playing “can you guess my shape”.

Math is extra fun when you get to paint shapes!!!

Nice to be back!

We hope you all had a wonderful holiday. It was so nice to see our students Monday morning! We have fallen back into routine very easily.

In Math this week, we are focusing on shapes. In the pictures below students created their own houses using various shapes. We also had a great lesson where students worked together to make shapes using their bodies. Key shapes we are learning are; square, circle, rectangle and hexagon.

The sun peeked out on Tuesday so we took the opportunity for some extra outside exploration.

In Science, Mrs. Teeter has created some amazing snow buckets for students to enjoy. I will post some pictures of the crystals the students are growing later in the week.

In Language, we will continue to practice our letter and sight word recognition daily. We have also been enjoying doing shared reading together and exploring word families. Please continue to read with your child at home. Also, consider using the Raz Kids program we offer through the school.

A busy week ahead!

This is our last week at school before the Christmas holidays. We have some special activities planned for this week.

Tuesday – Business Fair. The grade 6 students will be partnering with us when the fair opens on Tuesday morning. They will help students spend their money at the fair. Some of the items being sold include; treats, hamburgers, hot dogs, nachos, Christmas ornaments, handmade board games and cheese boards. Please feel free to join us as well on Tuesday morning to enjoy this great event. All money raised goes towards helping our grade 8’s pay for their special grade 8 trip. Due to the fair, chicken nuggets will be coming on Wednesday instead.

Wednesday – carol singing in the gym. Chicken nuggets will be coming today instead of yesterday.

Thursday – Empathy assembly at 9:15. Carol singing in the gym. Santa will be visiting from 1:30 – 2:30 today to accept items donated for My Friends House. Please refer to note we sent home last week regarding this.

Friday – PJ day!!! I’m pretty excited about this one. 🙂 Periods 1 and 2 we will watch a Christmas movie being put on by the Leadership team. We will also be enjoying a special treat that we will be making together in class! Just a quick reminder that we are asking for no treats to be sent in to the class for Christmas. We want to keep our classroom a safe place to be for all of our students. Below is a picture of what we will be making together.

Grinch Fruit Kabobs!

It will be a fun packed week!