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Monday, December 14, 2009

Gingerbread Men

With Christmas holidays fast approaching, we have been very busy in the Kindergarten classroom. We have been practicing our Christmas concert songs with the Grade 1 and 2s aw well as the whole school, we went on a field trip that was enjoyed by everyone (pictures to follow soon), and we have still managed to learn a few things. We now have a Christmas bakery play area, thank you to all parents that sent things in.
Today we started making gingerbread men. We started by reading the story "The Gingerbread Girl" and talking about what we know about the original Gingerbread Boy story. Then we made the dough together, we practiced measuring, mixing, counting, we learned the names of different baking tools and followed a recipe. We also did dishes when we were finished. On Wednesday, the Grade 7 and 8 students will come help us roll and cut our cookie dough so that we can decorate them on Friday.

Whisking the dry ingredients.


Adding the butter.





Doing the dishes.



Thursday, November 26, 2009

Willow Books

Yesterday we went up to the library with Mrs. Raine. She read the story "It's Moving Day" to our class and the Grade 1 class. Then the children did an activity on the story. Mrs. Raine will be coming to our school throughout the year to read more stories to our class. The stories are books that are nominated for Willow awards. They are books written by Canadian authors that children in Saskatchewan get to vote for. The children will later be able to vote for their favourite Willow Story. To see all the books that have been nominated for a Willow Award please go to this website: http://www.willowawards.ca/

Monday, November 23, 2009

A Tour of the classroom in November

At the back of the classroom you can see our patio door with curtains. Beside the door is the "office." Here there is a phone book and a phone so the children can practice their phone numbers, a directory with their pictures and names so they can make mail for each other. There are also many office things there: stapler, scissors, pens, pencils, markers, keyboard, paper clips, elastic bands, envelopes, note pads.
At the front of the classroom, there is a bulletin board with some bears in a cave. There is a river beside the cave because the children decided the bears needed water. Soon there will be fish in the river and some berries there for the bears to eat.


** Coming soon, there will be a SMART Board installed where the bear den bulletin board is.


This is the Bear Den dramatic play area. Here the children pretend to be bears and have got themselves some fish and berries to "eat."


This is our Circle Time area and our Story Corner.

Rememberance Day


A Poppy is for Peace. A Poppy is to Remember.
We made 2 large poppies covered in tissue paper to take to the Remembrance Day assembly where the class recited "a poppy is for peace, a poppy is to remember" for their contribution. We worked together in 2 groups to make the poppies. We also read the story "A Poppy is to Remember" and talked about the meaning of Remembrance Day in class.

What's Happening in November . . .

We have been very busy this month learning about different kinds of bears, where they live, and what they eat. On November 30, we will be having a Teddy Bear picnic. Don't forget to bring your bear and a picnic snack to share with everyone (remember no nuts).

On December 4, we will be going to the Western Development Museum. We will be going with the 1/2 and 3/4 classes. Please remember to dress warm and send in your permission slips and money.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Welcome!

Welcome to Ms Schultz's Kindergarten blog. This blog will have information about what is happening in Kindergarten.