Wednesday, December 29, 2010
More information will come home with your child when school resumes. This contest is for Springside Kindergarten children only.
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
We played games on this website:
There are many other things on this website, along with a count down until Christmas.
I plan to get all the pictures of the past months posted over the holidays, so keep checking back!
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Sunday, December 5, 2010
We will be making gingerbread men this week. Monday we will make the dough, Wednesday we will roll it out and bake it, and Friday we will decorate them. If you have a rolling pin or gingerbread boy/girl cookie cutters at home, could you please send them to school on Wednesday. Also, I need everyone to send in some items to decorate the cookies with. I will bring the icing. Any small candies or licorice would be great. Remember: Nut Free
Your child will be bringing home many notes on Monday. Please take a look at them.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Thank you for sending all the boxes and containers in. I think we have enough for our constructions, but cereal boxes can still be sent in. Also any containers in the shapes of cubes, cones, or pyramids would be useful as those are more difficult to find.
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
On Wednesday we will be going to the Senoirs Center with the Grade 1 and 2 class to visit with the seniors, have cookies and juice, and maybe play some games. Wednesday is also Hot Lunch day.
On Friday, we will be having our Terry Fox run in the afternoon. Following the Terry Fox run, there will be an assembly in the gym where the children will have an opportunity to learn more about Terry Fox. During the assbly, August and September birthdays will be recognized along with all the Stars of the Month.
Ms Schultz will be away at a meeting on Firday afternoon.
Our first Hot Lunch was on Tuesday. We have another one on Wednesday. Make sure to get your order forms in on Monday.
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Well, one of the uses of the containers was to hold our Dinosaur dioramas. Then, we took as many as possible and made towers with them.
The class was divided into partners. They were given a roll of masking tape and a challenge: who can build the highest tower?
The groups were left to do some problem solving: how to get the tape off the roll, how to get the tape to stick without getting all bunched up, how to get the towers to stand, how to get the towers taller after they were taller than they were, etc.
With very little help from myself, they figured out all the answers themselves. Scissors were used for the tape, one person held it while the other person cut it. Tape was stuck to the boxes before cutting it. One person held the boxes while the other person put the tape on.
The solutions for making the towers taller were very creative. One group thought of a chair, so I modified the challenge to exclude chairs for safety reasons. Another group thought of lifting their partners, that didn't work so well. The successful solutions included making two towers and putting them together, getting bigger boxes and sliding them under, and asking for help.
After the towers were completed, the children created representations of their towers using pre-cut shapes. They all did an awesome job of matching the shapes they saw in the boxes and having the same number of shapes as they did boxes.
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Saturday, March 27, 2010
We made some "mad" hats together with the Grade 1 and 2 class during an Arts Ed. class.
We used our best manners!
We enjoyed tea, juice, and sweets with some seniors from Springside that came out to the library.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
This month has just about zoomed right by us. We have had many fun things happening during the last 2 weeks of school. We have gone skating several times at the rink, we had Jump Rope For Heart at the rink as well. The children had a fantastic day doing a variety of jump rope activities. We have a hospital now in our classroom, so the children are giving out bandages, wrapping arms in casts, using a stethoscope, as well as a variety of other objects found in a hopital. We are learning a bit about the parts of our body (arms, legs, feet, etc.) and face (mouth, eyes, etc.) and about our feelings. Today we are making a book about our feelings.
Next month, we will be learning about Dinosaurs. We are finishing up our unit on numbers up to 5 and will be moving on to Geometry and Measurement in Math. So far we have learned the letters F, Q, D, G, S, A, O, T, C, E, L, J, I, and K. Please keep the letter stories at home to practice reading with your child.
Sunday, January 31, 2010
Sunday, January 10, 2010
We are back into the full swing of things again. We started learning about the letter 'e' this week and we are working on our numbers 0-5 right now. There have been many changes in our classroom. The children are sitting with different classmates at their tables. Things have moved around so that we can access the SMART board. We now do all of our circle time activities on the SMART board. The children have been learning to use it during play time also. They have taken to using the SMART board like fish to water and they all seem pretty excited to get their hands on it. I will be posting pictures soon of our classroom, but if you would like to pop in and see how the SMART board works, we do Circle Time from 8:30 to 9:15 approximately. Just let me know if you are coming, you are more than welcome to come in. Typically Play Time is right before lunch, if you want to come in and play with the SMART board with your child, just let me know in advance and you are more than welcome to come.
We will be learning about winter, the things you do in winter and snow this month. I also talked to the children about some of their interests and many of them will be covered at some point throughout the year. There was one area that I hadn't planned on covering this year, but since there seemed to be and interest in it, we will also be learning about SPACE this month instead of animals. So if you get a chance, take an opportunity to stop and look at the stars with you child.